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Surprise’s vice mayor will step down Friday with a few months left on his term. “I’m not sure that there is a lot I could get accomplished over the next three or four months in a lame duck situation,” Biundo said.
Sep. 8, 2016
marching-band
Listen to the sounds of Zoe Clevinger conducting the Desert Vista High School Marching Band.
Sep. 8, 2016
OSIRIS-REx Atlas V rocket at the launch pad
The stage, a launch pad, is set with a 191-foot rocket standing tall, loaded with the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft ready to aim for an asteroid. The rocket was rolled to center stage Wednesday morning, covering a quarter of a mile in 40 minutes.
Sep. 8, 2016
Freeport-McMoran headquarters
Investment research company Standard and Poor’s released its ranking of largest metals companies worldwide with Arizona-based Southern Copper ranked third and Freeport McMoRan fourth.
Sep. 8, 2016
Traffic backed up on Arizona State Route 51
Phoenix police said Dinya Farmer, 49, was shot and killed while driving on State Route 51 on Wednesday night. But police don’t think this was an act of road rage or related to last year’s freeway shootings.
Sep. 8, 2016
Heritage Academy logo
A Valley charter school with ties to a member of the Arizona Board of Education is being accused of illegally teaching religion.
Sep. 8, 2016
Arizona Sens. John McCain and Jeff Flake
U.S. Sens. John McCain and Jeff Flake have asked the Interior Department to support the establishment of a permanent memorial for the victims of the 2011 shootings in Tucson.
Sep. 8, 2016
Klebsiella bacteria
Tens of thousands of patients die every year from infections they pick up while they’re in the hospital. An Arizona-based institute has developed a screening test to find these infections early, before symptoms appear.
Sep. 8, 2016
medical insurance
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona decided Wednesday to maintain its presence in Pinal County in offering marketplace insurance plans, sparing it the prospect of being the only place in the nation without an exchange under President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.
Sep. 8, 2016
Laura Gómez is from Bogotá, Colombia and moved to Puerto Rico when she was 12. Laura enjoyed the beaches at first, it was an adventure. But soon, this new adventure turned bitter.
Sep. 7, 2016
As Tropical Storm Newton makes its way across parts of southeastern Arizona, Phoenix won’t likely see much more rain.
Sep. 7, 2016
An Arizona Congresswoman stepped in to change the rules after it was announced World War II’s Women Air Force Service Pilots, or WASPs, could no longer be buried at Arlington National Cemetery.
Sep. 7, 2016
Business owners from Phoenix to Prescott and Tempe to Flagstaff signed a letter to President Barack Obama asking that he designate 1.7 million acres as a national monument.
Sep. 7, 2016
Scottsdale Arts District
Recently, the Scottsdale Cultural Council changed its name to Scottsdale Arts. We found out the reasons why from Scottsdale Arts President and CEO Neale Perl.
Sep. 7, 2016
We spoke with Origins Project founder Lawrence Krauss and two of the panelists: Phyllis Randolph Frye, who is known as the “grandmother" of the national transgender legal and political movement, and professor, author and LGBT advocate Jennifer Finney Boylan.
Sep. 7, 2016
Turnout in Arizona’s primary elections rarely meets the highest expectations of anyone in the community—whether they’re candidates, consultants or organizers.
Sep. 7, 2016
Arizona’s primary election was held on August 30 and there’s one major race which hasn’t been settled yet. It’s the GOP battle in the 5th Congressional District between the two candidates who finished at the top—Andy Biggs and Christine Jones.
Sep. 7, 2016
Wild horses
Federal land management officials are rounding up wild burros and horses from desert areas near Yuma to address overpopulation problems. Rapid breeding allows the herds to grow by 15 to 18 percent each year.
Sep. 7, 2016
Arizona Board of Regents
Arizona's public university system had tens of millions of dollars reduced in its budget during the depths of the Great Recession. That in itself wasn't unique, but some other states have embraced the concept of pumping more of that money back into the schools post-Recession.
Sep. 7, 2016
Mexico’s top financial official, who urged President Enrique Peña Nieto to invite Donald Trump for a meeting that has been largely seen as a disaster, has stepped down.
Sep. 7, 2016

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