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Arizona’s latest unemployment figures suggest the hospitality industry is leading the way when it comes to adding jobs.
Apr. 21, 2017
Arizona is a signature away from imposing its first-ever limits on the use of cell phones by teens. The state House has given its final approval to legislation that says teens with learner's permits can neither text nor make calls from their cell phones while driving.
Apr. 21, 2017
students stand in line
A measure that would protect student journalists from censorship hit a roadblock in the state legislature.
Apr. 21, 2017
Bernie Sanders
Former Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is set to headline a Democratic Party rally in Mesa.
Apr. 21, 2017
Wildlife officials have confirmed that two endangered Mexican gray wolf pups died last month.
Apr. 21, 2017
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
A federal judge has granted Southwest Airlines’ request to transfer a lawsuit it faces over negotiations with the union representing its mechanics.
Apr. 21, 2017
Mark Brnovich
Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich joined 10 Republican state attorneys general who are protesting an investigation into Exxon Mobil.
Apr. 21, 2017
The National Park Service says 85 acres within the Rainbow Bridge National Monument have been designated a "traditional cultural property."
Apr. 21, 2017
Mexico corn
Legislation has been proposed in Mexico City to boycott U.S. corn in response to a suite of economic threats against Mexico voiced by President Donald Trump. A boycott would also hurt U.S. corn growers from the Dakotas to the Midwest to Arizona, California and Texas.
Apr. 21, 2017
Planning experts say Valley cities are hitting a point where relatively young buildings are aging, especially after the housing crisis left many abandoned. Now some West Valley cities, like Peoria, are moving past recession-era problems and zapping blights off the map to bring potential development downtown.
Apr. 21, 2017
Employees at Intel’s Ocotillo campus in Chandler now have it made in the shade. It is a big parking lot. We’re talking 10 acres of concrete. The carport is made up of 30,000 solar modules covering 3,200 spaces.
Apr. 21, 2017
A Republican state lawmaker is bucking her own party by standing in opposition to the Arizona’s newly-passed school voucher expansion law. Kate Brophy-McGee is questioning the plan’s logic and its funding methods.
Apr. 20, 2017
snow sledding
Record-breaking snowfall this winter means those who want to hit the slopes at Arizona Snowbowl now have until May 7. Winter storms brought 328 inches to the area. That was a similar scene at many ski resorts across the West.
Apr. 20, 2017
mesa police logo
Both Mesa PD and the Fire and Medical Departments are hiring more civilians to reduce costs.
Apr. 20, 2017
Woman with cold
If you haven’t been hit with the flu, you just might be out of the woods. The number of lab-confirmed flu cases is down compared to last year at this time.
Apr. 20, 2017
We’re still a couple of months away from our first haboob of the year, and most of us try to avoid being in the middle of the huge dust storms.
Apr. 20, 2017
Who Killed Bob Crane?: The Final Close-Up
Bob Crane was the star of the popular 60s TV show "Hogan’s Heroes," which borrowed from the premise of the film "Stalag 17" and put a group of allied prisoners of war in a German camp.
Apr. 20, 2017
Bottle of prescription medication
President Trump recently signed into law a measure that’ll allow states to require drug tests for more residents who apply for unemployment benefits. But ASU's Adam Chodorow says that testing should be expanded — to anyone who gets any government benefit of any kind.
Apr. 20, 2017
Athena Salman
Does a prayer have to invoke God, or some kind of higher power? According to the Arizona state Legislature, the answer is yes. Earlier this week, Rep. Athena Salman, a Democrat from Tempe, read a humanist prayer to open the House’s floor session.
Apr. 20, 2017
If a public health emergency hit Arizona, would we be ready? That’s the question posed in the new National Health Security Preparedness Index released today by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Apr. 20, 2017

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