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Arizona’s three public universities could see a nearly 8 percent increase in their operations budgets in 2016. The Arizona Board of Regents outlined its proposal for university funding at a meeting in Flagstaff Thursday.
September 26, 2014
Candidates for Superintendent of Public Instruction had their first televised debate Thursday night. The two candidates disagree on Common Core and school funding.
September 26, 2014
The Navajo Supreme court will hear arguments Friday about whether a candidate for the office of tribal president should be disqualified.
September 25, 2014
Earlier this week, Phoenix firefighters rescued several hikers on Camelback Mountain. The rescue took place at night after the mountain had closed. It was just one of a handful of nighttime mountain rescues that have taken place this year.
September 25, 2014
Governor Jan Brewer’s appointed team has finished investigating all of the child abuse cases that were ignored by the former Child Protective Services Agency.
September 25, 2014
Getting rid of old medications usually means waiting for temporary collection sites set up by local law enforcement. But new grant funding from the Department of Justice aims to create permanent drop sites in Maricopa County.
September 25, 2014
Dozens of veterans are urging the Arizona Board of Regents to reinstate a University of Arizona medical marijuana researcher who was fired this summer. They said she was conducting valuable studies about the effects of pot on combat vets with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
September 25, 2014
Coconino County officials say fleas have tested positive for the plague. Residents living near the affected area should stay vigilant and keep an eye on outdoor pets. But how worried should the rest of us be?
September 25, 2014
Authorities say four high school soccer players from the Grand Canyon area were treated at a Scottsdale hospital after complaining of heat exhaustion.
September 25, 2014
Republican challenger Andy Tobin sought to gain votes during a 1st congressional district debate last night against incumbent Democrat Ann Kirkpatrick by arguing if voters oppose President Obama, they should oust her.
September 25, 2014
The Final Four selection committee visited various sites around the Valley the past couple days to see if the metro area is a good fit to host the NCAA’s premier winter event.
September 25, 2014
The Grand Canyon is imposing millions of dollars in cuts to make a concessions contract more attractive to bidders.
September 25, 2014
Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne is asking the state Supreme Court to overturn a judge's order that the state campaign finance commission has authority to investigate whether Horne illegally used his staff to work on his re-election campaign.
September 25, 2014
Coconino County officials say fleas collected in the Doney Park area northeast of Flagstaff have tested positive for plague.
September 25, 2014
State budget analysts say Arizona’s current fiscal year is getting off to a slow start.
September 25, 2014
Officials with the Department of the Interior will be in Window Rock, Ariz. on Friday to sign a $554 million settlement. The agreement will end a decades-old lawsuit the Navajo Nation filed against the United States for resource mismanagement.
September 25, 2014
Syphilis is on the rise in Maricopa and Pima counties. And the demographic most at risk for contracting this potentially deadly sexually transmitted disease are young men and women.
September 24, 2014
The Arizona Game and Fish Commission voted unanimously this week to begin negotiation efforts with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. They’d like to resolve three concerns they have with the Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the Mexican Wolf Recovery Proposal.
September 24, 2014
Attorneys General from Arizona and Utah have nominated a former politician to manage a $100-million trust in a polygamist community. The trust was developed by fundamentalist religious leader Warren Jeffs who’s in prison for sexually assaulting young girls.
September 24, 2014
The Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community recently wrapped up one of its last voter registration drives before the general election. It’s one of several efforts being held around the state to increase Native American voter participation.
September 24, 2014

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