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Tech students hope to steer car toward Baja win
They've only been at it for two years, but a team of Polytechnic students expects to be competitive with universities with more than 25 years of experience when it enters two Baja cars in a race this spring.

Sun Devils push for cheaper texts
West campus has its way, students at the West campus won't have to empty their wallets for textbooks next fall.

Rainstorms drench campus

The National Weather Service issued flood warnings for parts of Arizona, including Maricopa County, but on campus students dealt only with an occasional puddle and downpours that seemed to turn on and off like a faucet.

With gas prices on the rise, Napolitano pens a letter
Lee Kauftheil / THE STATE PRESS
DEATH, TAXES AND GAS PRICES: Film and media production freshman Sean Newberg fills up at the Shell gas station near campus. Gov. Napolitano recently wrote a letter to congress concerning the high prices Arizonans are paying at the pump.  Gas prices have risen in Arizona more than 40 cents in the past month, prompting Gov. Janet Napolitano to send a letter to the U.S. Department of Energy for an explanation - but is it enough?

New developer pledges to preserve historic building
Bettina Hansen / THE STATE PRESS
PRIME STEAK, PRIME REAL ESTATE: The historical land and building that houses Montiís La Casa Vieja on the corner of Mill Avenue and Rio Salado Parkway has been sold.  The restaurant will remain, but itís exact future is still undecided. Owners are selling one of Tempe's oldest buildings in a deal that officials say will fill a critical cap in Tempe's downtown experience.

Higher prices, lower demand
Increased birth control prices at the ASU Campus Health Service have led to decreased student demand for contraceptives since the price change went into effect in January, according to the ASU Pharmacy.

Police Beat
A 19-year-old male ASU student was arrested at Manzanita Hall Sunday morning on charges of false information to a police officer and being under 21 with alcohol in the body.

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