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Mesa Mayor To Run For Governor
The Republican field for governor has grown. Mesa Mayor Scott Smith filed paperwork on Thursday to run for the state’s highest office.
Jan. 9, 2014
Federal Court Ruling Approved
Maricopa County will spend tens of millions of dollars over the next several years to meet a federal court ruling against county Sheriff Joe Arpaio. County supervisors approved more than $7.5 million dollars on Wednesday.
Jan. 9, 2014
Plan For Tonopah Egg Farm Causes Stink
Hickman's Family Farms is building a new ranch, and that means at least two million chickens are moving to Tonopah. Neighbors in the small town west of Phoenix are not pleased.
Jan. 9, 2014
Brewer Announces Landmark Mental Health Settlement
After more than 30 years of legal battles over the state’s treatment of seriously mentally ill people, a historic settlement was announced on Wednesday by Gov. Jan Brewer. The state and attorneys for the mentally ill reached an agreement that promises more services and opportunities.
Jan. 8, 2014
Five Coyotes To Play In Olympics
Five members of the Phoenix Coyotes will be playing in the Olympics next month in Sochi, Russia.
Jan. 8, 2014
New Documentary Highlights 1964
Whether from a political or cultural standpoint, 1964 was an impactful year in the U.S.
Jan. 8, 2014
Phoenix Symphony Celebrates
Not too many years ago, the Phoenix Symphony was in dire financial straits.
Jan. 8, 2014
Cave Creek City Council Could Be Recalled
The town of Cave Creek can be noisy, usually because of the sound of motorcycles, but the volume has been high for other reasons lately.
Jan. 8, 2014
Selling Luxury Homes In The Valley
Every Saturday in The Arizona Republic’s economy section, the paper includes a list of the five-highest priced Valley homes that were sold in the past week. Except in rare cases, the homes cost at least $2 million, and often the new owners paid cash. What, if anything, does that indicate about the broader real estate market?
Jan. 8, 2014
Settlement Reached In State Mental Health Care Case
There has been a settlement in a decades-long Arizona case on funding mental health care in the state, Arnold v. Sarn.
Jan. 8, 2014
 Giffords Skydives To Mark Anniversary Of Shooting
Exactly three years after being shot in the head by a would-be assassin, former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords will spend the anniversary skydiving over her beloved borderland.
Jan. 8, 2014
Phoenix City Council Considers New Recycling Program
The city of Phoenix is hoping to encourage residents to recycle more by offering them a smaller curbside trash container, starting this summer.
Jan. 8, 2014
Attack Ads Signal Start Of Election Year
Opponents of the Affordable Care Act are starting an ad campaign that targets Arizona Democratic Representatives Ron Barber and Ann Kirkpatrick for their support of the new healthcare law, in one of the first signals that 2014 is an election year.
Jan. 8, 2014
Illegal Peoria Pot Dispensary Shut Down
Police in Peoria have arrested five people after an undercover investigation of what they say was an illegal marijuana dispensary.
Jan. 8, 2014
Tesla Charging Station Could Make Economic Spark
Arizona’s tourism economy could get a boost next year from the electric-vehicle manufacturer Tesla Motors. The company is opening a supercharging station in Quartzsite with six more coming soon around the state.
Jan. 8, 2014
Cost Of Eggs, Bacon Rising
The cost of a traditional bacon and eggs breakfast went up in the last quarter of 2013, with eggs selling at more than $2 per dozen. Bacon was flirting with $5 per pound.
Jan. 8, 2014
Law Enforcement Agencies Vary On Tracking Race In Traffic Stops
After a hiatus, San Diego police are set to resume tracking whether minorities are targeted in traffic stops. Meanwhile Maricopa County Sheriff's Office is just starting to collect such data due to a court order.
Jan. 8, 2014
Maricopa County Supervisors To Elect New Chair
The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors will elect a new chairman for the five member board Wednesday.
Jan. 8, 2014
Violence Delays South Sudan Education Effort
A planned education mission from Arizona to South Sudan has been tabled until the violence in that country stops.
Jan. 8, 2014
Permanent Memorial Will Honor Tucson Shooting Victims
Nearly three years after a gunman opened fire at a Tucson grocery store, killing six people and wounding 13 more, the city is preparing to build a memorial marking that day.
Jan. 7, 2014

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