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Susan Levy and Tom Waldeck
Not too long ago, 15 acres of land on the corner of Central Avenue and Indian School Road sat empty. But, in 2011, Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton struck a deal between the land’s owner and a local nonprofit called Keep Phoenix Beautiful to transform the space. But, now, the garden is being shut down — without much notice.
Feb. 6, 2017
Textbooks, school, education
On Tuesday, the full U.S. Senate is expected to vote on the nomination of Betsy Devos to be the next U.S. secretary of Education. To learn more about the Devos confirmation and the likelihood of her approval, we spoke with Elizabeth Mann of the Brookings Institution.
Feb. 6, 2017
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A little more than a year ago it all started with Peas-in-Guac. Now those safety slogans on signs above Arizona highways will be written by one clever Arizonan, if only for a short time.
Feb. 6, 2017
A mysterious object found off I-10 in Casa Grande was not from outer space. But, it had many curious about why an apparent space capsule had fallen in the Arizona desert.
Feb. 6, 2017
Hideki Matsuyama won the Waste Management Phoenix Open on the fourth hole of a playoff for the second straight year, outlasting Webb Simpson Sunday at TPC Scottsdale.
Feb. 6, 2017
Calling it an insurance scam, a Prescott lawmaker wants to make it illegal for sober living homes and similar day-treatment centers to pay people for referrals.
Feb. 6, 2017
cell phone
For the first time, Arizona lawmakers are weighing rules on when police can use technology to track your cell phone.
Feb. 6, 2017
construction
A bill at state legislature could strip homeowners’ ability to hold contractors accountable.
Feb. 6, 2017
water faucet
People living on opposite ends of the Valley have been dealing with the same problem - spiking water bills.
Feb. 6, 2017
A 15-acre urban community garden in Central Phoenix will be closing abruptly and the land returned to the U.S. Department of the Interior.
Feb. 6, 2017
The city of Phoenix has partnered with a company called Recyclebank to give residents more incentives to recycle.
Feb. 6, 2017
arizona license plates
The Arizona Senate has voted for a law that would ban license plate covers typically used to prevent photo enforcement cameras from capturing an image of the plate.
Feb. 6, 2017
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Last year hundreds of thousands of people from around the world united with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to protest the Dakota Access Pipeline. That protest continues as President Trump advances development. The movement has brought a megaphone to the battle between what tribes believe to be sacred and what westerners consider fair game all across the U.S.
Feb. 6, 2017
 female peregrine falcon
If any peregrine falcons decide to take up residence in the nesting box above downtown Phoenix this season, they’re in for a cool surprise.
Feb. 6, 2017
Cottonseed
Experts say if Monsanto and Bayer merge, as well as DuPont and Dow, cotton farmers will pay 20 percent more for seeds.
Feb. 6, 2017
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Minerals and mining giant Freeport-McMoRan said Friday that it will cut operations and staff in Indonesia in the near-term, if the government there continues to delay approval to export copper concentrate.
Feb. 6, 2017
The bill, which passed a Senate panel, says student editors, not administrators, are the ones who can give final approval on school-sponsored media.
Feb. 6, 2017
An Arizona defense contractor has won government approval for a large contract with the government of Kuwait. Apache helicopters refurbished in Mesa will end up in the Middle East.
Feb. 5, 2017
cigarette
California and Hawaii have raised the age for legal tobacco use from 18 to 21 — and Arizona could be the next state to take the step. A bill to do just that passed the Arizona House Health Committee this week.
Feb. 4, 2017
It seems like every year the Waste Management Phoenix Open breaks its previous attendance record. And organizers say the tournament is poised to do it again this year.
Feb. 4, 2017

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