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Seven years after Arizona voters killed the payday loan industry in the state, a state House Committee will debate a bill to offer yet another form of high-interest loans.
Feb. 18, 2015
Demand for avocados in the United States has quadrupled in the last 20 years. America's growing love for the fruit may be harming the fragile habitat of the monarch butterfly, whose winter home is in the forests of central Mexico.
Feb. 18, 2015
Officers are leaving the Scottsdale Police Department at a rate more than double that of other Valley police agencies. Officers have asked the Scottsdale City Council for a boost in pay to help address the retention issue.
Feb. 18, 2015
After months of controversy, Pima County decided Tuesday not to ban hiring smokers.
Feb. 17, 2015
Engineers are playing a greater role in the field of medicine. A workshop at ASU, now drawing hundreds of professionals, aims to improve interaction between medical practitioners and technology.
Feb. 17, 2015
In 2006, an E. coli outbreak in California Spinach rocked the fresh produce industry. Nearly 200 people across the country got sick. Three died. Farmers in Arizona were paying close attention. Arizona, along with California, produces almost all of the nation’s leafy greens and so they both got to work developing a more stringent approach to food safety.
Feb. 17, 2015
This is the time of year when millions of monarch butterflies migrate south to the forests of central Mexico. They gather in high altitudes outside the city of Zitacuaro in the state of Michoacan.
Feb. 17, 2015
A senate committee approved a bill Monday that would bar a registered sex offender working at a hotel or motel from having key access to a guest’s room. This comes after two women claimed the same man raped them when he was an employee at two separate hotels in Mesa.
Feb. 17, 2015
The executive director and assistant executive director of the Arizona Board of Education returned to work just after 8:30 this morning. The two were fired by state Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas last week.
Feb. 17, 2015
A report released last week predicts the worst drought in history in on the way for the central and southwest United States. And some of the data for the report came from an unlikely source.
Feb. 17, 2015
The demographics of Arizona are changing with a growing divide between age and race. This gap could potentially cause strife between generations over topics like education and politics.
Feb. 16, 2015
Senator John McCain recently sent a letter to the Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary about whistle blower retaliation.
Feb. 16, 2015
The National Park Service is asking a major concessionaire to stop trying to trademark names of the best-known properties at the Grand Canyon.
Feb. 16, 2015
Arizona is lining up more than $28 million in tax breaks for Apple's global command center in Mesa, which will employ hundreds of fewer jobs than initially planned. Experts weigh in on the pros and cons.
Feb. 16, 2015
Senator John McCain said the self-proclaimed Islamic State is a direct threat to the United States.
Feb. 15, 2015
The Flagstaff community will honor Kayla Mueller at a candlelight vigil Feb. 14 at Northern Arizona University, her alma mater. Mueller died while being held hostage by the self-declared Islamic State in Syria. The vigil will be held at the Campus Ministry Center, where Mueller was actively involved.
Feb. 13, 2015
The deadline for enrollment in the federal health care exchange is Sunday, and the White House is making one final push to encourage people to sign up.
Feb. 13, 2015
This anecdotal feeling that Arizona, and the Valley in particular, is becoming a restaurant haven is gaining concrete momentum.
Feb. 13, 2015
Last December, President Obama signed an Executive Order creating the Task Force on Community Policing in the effort to strengthen public trust in the wake of incidents in Ferguson, Mo. and New York City.
Feb. 13, 2015
A visiting rabbi came to the University of Arizona this week in order to restore a 200-year-old Torah, the scroll containing the first five books of the Bible.
Feb. 13, 2015

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