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The bill Rep. J.D. Mesnard, R-Chandler, crafted seeks to get around that by declaring things like sick leave, maternity leave and even severance pay to be "nonwage compensation."
May. 12, 2016
Fossil Creek
A decade ago a dam was decommissioned at Fossil Creek, a tiny desert river tucked into the wilderness between Strawberry and Camp Verde. The move restored water to the creek’s rare travertine pools, but it also created a new problem: a flood of visitors.
May. 12, 2016
Dr. Joseph Sirven
Sometimes the cure for your health problems may be in your head. Our medical commentator Dr. Joseph Sirven explains.
May. 12, 2016
Earlier this month, the Department of Housing and Urban Development defunded seven transitional housing programs in the state. Organizations like these serve Arizona’s homeless families. And the loss of this funding could result in evictions.
May. 12, 2016
Bus Strike
Transportation officials in Phoenix are asking transit company Transdev to pay the city $20,000 in liquidated damages following the nearly eight day bus drivers’ strike in January. It’s part of a larger $50,000 payout negotiated from the deal that ended the strike.
May. 12, 2016
Mexico's justice system has long been a pawn of the politically powerful. The problem persists even as the country transitions to a new judicial system that promises greater transparency.
May. 12, 2016
school education classroom
Access to state-funded pre-kindergarten programs in Arizona remains relatively low.
May. 12, 2016
A coalition of interest groups spent Wednesday in federal court where their attorneys tried to convince a judge to halt efforts to build the South Mountain Freeway.
May. 12, 2016
Beginning in 2004, overseas Arizona voters could request that ballots be sent to them electronically, but they still had to return ballots by mail or fax. That changed in 2014, when Arizona allowed military and overseas voters to return their ballot via the Internet or by fax up to 7 p.m. on Election Day.
May. 11, 2016
Arizona Treasurer Jeff DeWit
There seems to be a growing political divide between Gov. Doug Ducey and Arizona Treasurer Jeff Dewit.
May. 11, 2016
Arizona flag
It’s been a slow climb, but many economists think Arizona’s economic and fiscal state are in a pretty good place.
May. 11, 2016
Ballot
What’s the broader impact of ballot measures on Arizona and how common or uncommon is it for proposed policy shifts to go to voters across the country?
May. 11, 2016
Future Right book cover
During this election year, there are broad discussions about whether trends are favorable to either Democrats or Republicans generally and whether either party stands to dominate future elections.
May. 11, 2016
Brittney Griner
The Phoenix Mercury tip off their WNBA season on Saturday with a road contest against the Minnesota Lynx.
May. 11, 2016
piano
Cuban-born pianist Alfredo Rodriguez made the dramatic decision in 2009 to claim political asylum in the U.S.
May. 11, 2016
A forest fire that started in Mexico has moved across the border into Arizona. The Triple Two Fire has burned about 600 acres of the Coronado National Forest near Nogales.
May. 11, 2016
earthquake events map
On Tuesday, the Arizona Geological Survey reported more than 60 earthquake events have occurred in northwestern Arizona since March 28.
May. 11, 2016
The city's public safety subcommittee unanimously approved a proposed tethering ban during its Wednesday meeting.
May. 11, 2016
Arizona Special Election Guide
Attorney Tom Ryan filed a formal complaint this week asking Attorney General Mark Brnovich to void the May 17 vote because election pamphlets weren't sent early enough to thousands of voters.
May. 11, 2016
Handgun
Existing law prohibits cities from enacting any regulations on firearms not specifically permitted by the legislature. But there's no enforcement mechanism. This new law says anyone who is affected can file suit and collect up to $100,000 in damages.
May. 11, 2016

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