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The Ducey administration is moving to hire 25 tax collectors to the Arizona Department of Revenue. The Governor’s Office is projecting those new employees could generate more than $30 million for the state’s general fund.
Feb. 5, 2018
Tonto National Forest
The forests in northern Arizona and across the region are not healthy. After a century of fighting forest fires, the forests here are overgrown and now prone to fast-spreading wildfires.
Feb. 5, 2018
Arizona State Capitol
When state lawmakers reconvene at the Capitol today, the House will be one member short. That's after last week’s vote to expel Rep. Don Shooter. With me to preview the upcoming week at 1700 W. Washington are Paulina Pineda and Ben Giles of The Arizona Capitol Times.
Feb. 5, 2018
DACA application
Sens. John McCain and Christopher Coons plan to introduce a new immigration bill later today. This bipartisan bill would give recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program a pathway to citizenship and would order a study to look at possible border security measures. Joining us now is Ted Hesson. He’s an employment and immigration reporter with POLITICO Pro.
Feb. 5, 2018
classroom teacher
Arizona is not one of 16 states actively tracking teacher supply and demand.
Feb. 5, 2018
the takeaway logo
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen served her final day on Friday, an unusual departure, as new administrations typically hold over Fed chair appointments.
Feb. 5, 2018
the pulse logo
Are humans the only species that can create music? What about birds? Biologists and musicians have been debating these questions for over a century.
Feb. 5, 2018
taking blood pressure
Community health workers in Arizona are the people who are on the frontlines of public health, especially in rural areas and tribal communities.
Feb. 5, 2018
cigarette
Some lawmakers want to make it illegal to sell tobacco products to anyone under the age of 21. House Bill 2109 came to be, in part, because a group of students in Cottonwood.
Feb. 5, 2018
Untold Arizona
Almost two centuries ago, the United States fought a gruesome war against Mexico and annexed a vast territory that includes Arizona. What does Arizona mean to Mexico nowadays, considering the past, but also the present and future?
Feb. 5, 2018
Bears Ears
The window opened Friday for oil, gas, uranium and coal companies to make requests or stake claims to lands that were cut from two sprawling Utah national monuments by President Trump in December —but there doesn't appear to be a rush to seize the opportunities.
Feb. 5, 2018
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
The U.S. Department of Justice is reviewing a criminal investigation of a wind-energy farm in southeastern Arizona to determine whether prosecution is warranted in the deaths of a federally protected golden eagle and an endangered bat, according to federal wildlife officials.
Feb. 5, 2018
police line do not cross
A Tempe fire captain was shot to death in Scottsdale on Sunday. Kyle Brayer, 34, was off duty when the incident occurred.
Feb. 5, 2018
Mexican peso
Last year was the year with the largest amount ever registered of remittances in Mexico. And this may come as a result of the American economy’s growth and the Trump administration’s policies.
Feb. 5, 2018
Sold Home sign
During the last three months of last year, ATTOM Data Solutions found the average home price was $54,000 more than what the seller had paid.
Feb. 5, 2018
A bill working its way through the New Mexico legislature would require high school students apply for college, join the military or commit to a specific job or internship in order to graduate
Feb. 5, 2018
U.S. Census Bureau logo
The country is two years away from the official start of the 2020 Census, but some cities, like Phoenix, are concerned about changes that could potentially impact the count and how much federal funding it gets.
Feb. 5, 2018
AAA is again offering their free “Tipsy Tow” program for those who have had one too many adult beverages during the Super Bowl.
Feb. 4, 2018
Rafting down the Colorado River
It’s an important time of year for adventurous folks who’d like to raft the Grand Canyon. A highly competitive lottery for self-guided river trips has opened.
Feb. 3, 2018
Don Shooter
Former Yuma Rep. Don Shooter worked a total of seven years as a state lawmaker, both in the House and Senate, before being expelled after allegations of sexual harassment.
Feb. 3, 2018

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