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Both the Republican and Democratic national committees are looking for new chairmen. Reince Priebus will leave the RNC to become President-elect Donald Trump’s new chief of staff, and the DNC has had an interim chair since Debbie Wasserman Schultz resigned over the summer.
Nov. 18, 2016
minimum wage
Arizona voters approved Proposition 206 earlier this month, with more than 58 percent of the vote. The measure will increase the state’s minimum wage, phasing it in to $12 an hour by 2020; it also mandates paid sick time for workers.
Nov. 18, 2016
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The scandal involving Wells Fargo opening accounts without their customers’ permission has cost the bank $185 million in fines. New reporting from the Wall Street Journal finds some of the practices that got Wells Fargo in hot water started in Arizona.
Nov. 18, 2016
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The director of the U.S. Census Bureau was in the Valley this week meeting with the Maricopa Association of Governments and tribal leaders in the Valley.
Nov. 18, 2016
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University of Arizona is giving students the chance to take science lab classes without ever setting foot in a lab. Classes being offered at UA Online Science Academy will include biology, chemistry, physiology, space, atmospheric and environmental sciences.
Nov. 18, 2016
Rick St. Johns
Glendale has announced its new police chief and they are already familiar with the force.
Nov. 18, 2016
zika map
So far, 47 cases have been reported in Arizona between Jan, 1, 2015, and Nov. 16, 2016. All are travel-associated. Only Florida has seen locally acquired transmissions of the virus.
Nov. 18, 2016
Raytheon Missile Systems announced Friday a big expansion that the company said will add nearly 2,000 jobs to its operations over the next five years.
Nov. 18, 2016
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Arizona ranchers who lose cattle to the endangered Mexican grey wolf now have a way to be compensated.
Nov. 18, 2016
New figures from the Office of Economic Opportunity put Arizona’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for October at 5.2 percent. That's as low as it's been since spring of 2008.
Nov. 18, 2016
rancher
For more than a year, one of President-elect Donald Trump’s most prominent campaign promises was to build a wall along the Mexican border. Some ranchers along the Arizona border took Trump up on his promise and want him to keep his word.
Nov. 18, 2016
New figures from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis show Arizona’s per capita personal income is below the national figure.
Nov. 18, 2016
Florence State Prison
Authorities say three corrections officers needed hospital treatment after being attacked by an inmate at the state prison in Florence.
Nov. 18, 2016
worker puts vials of mosquitoes
Whether or not the public is focused on a dangerous mosquito-borne illness, people still fan out across the country every day, collecting thousands of mosquitoes and testing them, to keep the public safe.
Nov. 17, 2016
police line do not cross
Newly released FBI statistics show Phoenix saw a significant rise in hate crimes in 2015. The figures also show the city has far more reported incidents than other comparable areas. But those numbers are a bit misleading.
Nov. 17, 2016
Santa Cruz River
Scientists last week conducted a survey, but it had nothing to do with public opinion — it had to do with fish. They were trying to figure out how many fish, and how many species are in the flowing stretch of the Santa Cruz River in the Tucson area.
Nov. 17, 2016
Flagstaff is dealing with a number of challenges that come from growth — and are also related to being a community that is dominated by a state university.
Nov. 17, 2016
A new look at the financial state of the 20 most populated American cities finds Phoenix right in the middle of the pack.
Nov. 17, 2016
By the early 1960s, the Beatles were a worldwide music and pop culture phenomenon and they penetrated the imaginations of nearly every age group. For kids who were into Beatlemania, there was the Beatles cartoon show that ran from 1965-1969 in the United States.
Nov. 17, 2016
J.D. Mesnard
House and Senate members selected their new leaders last week. Steve Yarbrough will take over as Senate leader, while his East Valley neighbor, J.D. Mesnard, is the speaker-elect.
Nov. 17, 2016

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