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Arizonans who want to buy health coverage for next year on the Affordable Care Act’s exchange have four more days to do so. The deadline has been extended to Dec. 19.
Dec. 16, 2016
minimum wage
A lawsuit challenging the new voter approved law raising the state minimum wage is set for its first hearing Friday. Opponents of the law say Proposition 206 saddles the state with new costs without identifying a funding source.
Dec. 16, 2016
It takes 270 Electoral College votes to elect a president. Eleven of those votes come from Arizona. And for more than a month, members of the Electorate have been hounded to cast their ballot for anyone but President-elect Donald Trump.
Dec. 16, 2016
police
The department is reorganizing manpower to make up for a shortage of first responders.
Dec. 16, 2016
Sheriff Joe Arpaio
Sheriff Joe Arpaio has closed what was perhaps his most infamous investigation. Citing two separate forensic examiners, Arpaio and his chief investigator Mike Zullo allege President Obama's birth certificate is fake.
Dec. 16, 2016
school education classroom
About 8 percent of low income children in Arizona are enrolled in federal Head Start early childhood education programs. That’s below the national average of 10 percent.
Dec. 16, 2016
Solar panels
Elected officials from Arizona’s cities and towns are encouraging the state’s energy regulators to keep rooftop solar viable.
Dec. 16, 2016
President-elect Donald Trump appears to have fossil fuels on his mind as he makes his Cabinet picks. But in red, sunny states, conservatives say renewables like rooftop solar also fit into the conservative agenda.
Dec. 16, 2016
Mark Brnovich
Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich is asking President elect Donald Trump to dismantle President Barack Obama’s Clean Power Plan.
Dec. 15, 2016
Secretary of Education John King visited the Valley on Thursday to chat with college students about inequity in higher education.
Dec. 15, 2016
bull rider about to be released
Listen to the sounds of John and Helen Macfarlane watching bull riders in Cave Creek.
Dec. 15, 2016
Crista Johnson-Agbakwu
Arizona is one of the top ten states in the country for new arrivals of refugees from all over the world. And, most of them are women and children.
Dec. 15, 2016
The Federal Reserve on Wednesday announced an increase in interest rates — and that more hikes could be coming in the new year.
Dec. 15, 2016
classroom
Gov. Doug Ducey’s Classrooms First Initiative Council closed up shop this week by calling for teachers in Arizona to make more money and a school-funding system that is more “predictable and equitable.”
Dec. 15, 2016
Freeport McMoRan logo
Phoenix-based copper and metals giant Freeport-McMoRan is responding to news out of Indonesia, where its Grasberg mine is located.
Dec. 15, 2016
A Bullhead city man says he’s going to build 50 airports around the world, starting in Kingman.
Dec. 15, 2016
The National Retail Federation's annual consumer survey finds debit and credit cards are the most popular payment forms – with only one in five holiday shoppers planning to use cash. But, in some places dollars remain dominant.
Dec. 15, 2016
Arizona has one of the highest rates of poverty in the nation, with almost a fifth of the state living poor.
Dec. 15, 2016
Doug Clough
Doctors are a few steps closer to finding treatment targets for Lou Gehrig’s disease, also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, thanks to the first collaboration between Barrow Neurological Institute and IBM’s Jeopardy-winning supercomputer, Watson.
Dec. 15, 2016
orangutan
When Hilda Tresz was 17, she walked into the office of the director of the Budapest Zoo and demanded a job. Twenty seven years later, Hilda Tresz has expanded the lives of animals around the world, from Egypt to India, and back here at home at the Phoenix Zoo.
Dec. 15, 2016

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