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LifeLock
Shares of LifeLock are surging before the opening bell after the identity and fraud protection services company agreed to be acquired for $2.3 billion by the security software maker Symantec.
Nov. 21, 2016
Many public school systems around the state will have more funding to work with next year. Local overrides and bonds were approved by voters at a higher rate than years past.
Nov. 21, 2016
Personal income tax form
The Arizona state income tax will likely be sticking around for the foreseeable future despite calls from the Governor to reduce the tax rate to zero. That’s because legislative leaders have vastly different hopes for the system.
Nov. 21, 2016
The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office has agreed to pay $200,000, as part of a court settlement, to a former inmate who was shackled while she was pregnant.
Nov. 21, 2016
Medical marijuana at Giving Tree
Less than a month after voters rejected allowing marijuana for recreational use, there's a new and scaled back proposal emerging for the 2018 ballot.
Nov. 21, 2016
Homeless panhandler poverty
Homelessness in the United States is on the decline, according to a new report by the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Arizona was one of several states that saw a drop.
Nov. 21, 2016
monarch butterfly
Within the past two decades, the North American monarch butterfly population has plummeted. To aid in its recovery, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation recently awarded $3 million in grants to various programs, including one in Arizona.
Nov. 21, 2016
shopping bags
Black Friday is a very well-known date for American shoppers. But a week before, Mexico celebrates its own version of it.
Nov. 21, 2016
ASU sign
The Arizona Board of Regents green-lighted a project last week that would create housing for more than 900 ASU fraternity and sorority members.
Nov. 21, 2016
Westgate Entertainment District
Officials say they’re working hard to increase the public’s benefit for having professional sports. But past leaders have saddled the City Council and staff with the costs of being Arizona’s only place to host Major League Baseball, the National Football League and the National Hockey League.
Nov. 21, 2016
Bell Road
After seven months of overpass construction, Bell Road is reopening near Grand Avenue.
Nov. 21, 2016
still photo from the play "Nogales"
Blending humor and drama, the play "Nogales: Storytellers in Cartel Country" offers a complex version of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and others who helped give perspectives on the shooting of a Mexican boy by the U.S. Border Patrol.
Nov. 18, 2016
Phoenix Afrobeat Orchestra
Phoenix Afrobeat Orchestra is a Valley band featuring 16 musicians who all play different genres of music. On Saturday night they’ll release their debut album called "PAO!"
Nov. 18, 2016
tempe police logo
Todd Kohlhepp, who was arrested this month after a missing woman was found locked in a container as well as multiple bodies on his property, used to live in Tempe.
Nov. 18, 2016
A Phoenix abortion services provider is pushing back against the state’s efforts to investigate its practices. Camelback Family Planning learned it was under investigation by the Arizona Attorney General’s Office in late 2015.
Nov. 18, 2016
hip hop festival logo
Saturday is the third annual Arizona Hip Hop Festival in downtown Phoenix. It’s a large all-day event that brings together the four elements of old school hip hop culture: rappers, DJs, visual artists, and dancers.
Nov. 18, 2016
desert bighorn sheep
State wildlife officials will no longer kill mountain lions that prey on the population of reintroduced bighorn sheep in the Catalina Mountains north of Tucson.
Nov. 18, 2016
Guerrilla Girls
The Guerilla Girls have been using humor and facts to challenge museum directors and gallery owners around the world about the lack of diversity in their art collections for 30 years.
Nov. 18, 2016
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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