Higher Education

HONOLULU - A letter from the president of the University of Hawaii declaring that labor negotiations are at an "impasse" prompted the union that represents faculty to declare it is ready to go to court.

MONTGOMERY, Ala. - A state commission headed by the governor took action Tuesday that could clear the way for the state to sell the almost 150-year-old Bryce Hospital in Tuscaloosa to the University of Alabama.

OKLAHOMA CITY - The Oklahoma Board of Equalization certified a revenue estimate for next year that is $1.3 billion less than the current one, the result of a sluggish economy and low oil and natural gas prices that have reduced tax revenue during the past year.

PITTSBURGH - Pittsburgh officials shelved an idea for a first-of-its-kind tax on college tuition after two universities and a nonprofit health insurer agreed on Monday to make large contributions to the city.

PITTSBURGH - Pittsburgh officials tell The Associated Press that Mayor Luke Ravenstahl has reached a deal with university leaders that averts the need to impose a first-of-its-kind tax on college tuition.
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