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State Parks Department Seeks New Revenues In Light Of Budget Cuts
The Arizona Parks Department is reaching out to a private hospitality consulting firm to help increase revenues.
Feb. 25, 2014
Arizona Game And Fish To Make Adjustments To Bighorn Sheep Reintroduction
The Department relocated 31 bighorns from the Yuma area to the mountains outside Tucson in November, but has now lost nearly half of them.
Feb. 25, 2014
Scottsdale To Vote On Pedal Bus Ordinance
It looks like a combination trolley and bicycle on steroids. The city of Scottsdale has been testing pedal buses on city streets, and it is now poised to legalize the human-powered vehicles.
Feb. 25, 2014
Muhammad Ali On Boasting Big And Boxing On Mars
"There were so many fellows ranked over me I couldn’t just whoop them all. I had to out-shadow them by talking." Interview by Michael Aisner, 1966.
Feb. 25, 2014
New Arizona Child Welfare Agency Director Vows
The new director of Arizona’s Child Protective Services said the troubled agency can perform better. Charles Flanagan met for the first time on Monday with a special legislative committee looking into problems at the child welfare department.
Feb. 24, 2014
After SB 1062 Backlash, Gay Rights Advocates Help Businesses
Protesters again gathered at the State Capitol on Monday evening in response to SB 1062, a bill that would protect businesses that refuse service to gays and others based on sincerely held religious beliefs. Since Saturday, gay rights advocates have been out distributing hundreds of free signs that let businesses declare they are open -- to everyone.
Feb. 24, 2014
Navajo President Would Support Tax On Junk Food
Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly, who recently vetoed legislation that would increase taxes on junk food sold on the reservation, said he will support a new, tweaked version.
Feb. 24, 2014
Sirven: Recognizing The Stigma Of Disease
Doctors know the stigma of disease is real problem, and if they’re doing their job right, they think about this when discussing a difficult prognosis with patients.
Feb. 24, 2014
SCOTUS Declines To Hear Arizona Abortion Law Appeal
The United States Supreme Court has refused to allow an Arizona law involving abortion providers to take effect.
Feb. 24, 2014
Business Councils, Lawmakers Concerned About SB1062 Impact
Gov. Jan Brewer will be making a decision this week on whether to sign SB 1062, the bill lawmakers approved last week that would allow businesses to refuse service to gays and others, based on sincerely held religious beliefs.
Feb. 24, 2014
Phoenix Medal Of Honor Recipient Remembered
Forty-five years ago a young Phoenix Marine gave his life in the Vietnam War, saving a fellow Marine. On Sunday, former classmates and veterans remembered Private First Class Oscar P. Austin for his bravery and his life.
Feb. 24, 2014
Study: Most Of Income Growth Goes To Top 1 Percent Of Wage Earners
A new report on income growth in Arizona shows a 17 percent increase from 1979 to the start of the recession. That’s not a particularly healthy rate of growth for a span of almost 30 years.
Feb. 24, 2014
McCain: Ukraine Still Faces A Long Road To Independence
Arizona Senator John McCain says he has talked to the opposition leaders in Ukraine in the wake of this weekend’s government change.
Feb. 24, 2014
Arizona Golf Courses Benefit From Early Warm Weather
The recent unseasonably warm weather is bringing more winter visitors to Arizona, and that means longer wait times to tee off at golf courses. Golf tourism in the state is showing signs of recovery in the aftermath of the recession.
Feb. 24, 2014
State Democrats Claim Spike In Donations
The Arizona Democratic Party has seen an uptick in political contributions since SB 1062 passed the state legislature last week, according to a party representative.
Feb. 24, 2014
Mexico
The head of Mexico's Sinaloa Cartel who was the world's most powerful drug lord was captured overnight by U.S. and Mexican authorities at a hotel in Mazatlan, Mexico, The Associated Press had learned, ending a bloody decades-long career that terrorized swaths of the country.
Feb. 22, 2014
On The Ledge: Arizona Business Community Reacts
Arizona is back in the national spotlight based on something going on at the Capitol, SB 1062.
Feb. 21, 2014
Navajo Nation Lawmakers Plead Guilty
Two former lawmakers from the Navajo Nation have pleaded guilty in a case involving a so-called slush fund scheme.
Feb. 21, 2014
Roosevelt Row Plans For Its Future
Ten years ago, Greg Esser said Roosevelt Row was a blighted, unsafe area. Today, it is a hub for artists, small businesses and downtown residents.
Feb. 21, 2014
FEMA Awards Grant To Yarnell
The fire department in the little town of Yarnell has been awarded a grant from FEMA. The department will receive $400,000 over four years.
Feb. 21, 2014

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