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Phoenix is home to dozens of hiking trails. Some are easy, some are difficult. And then there’s Camelback Mountain. Home to two extremely difficult trails-- Cholla and Echo Canyon-- Camelback saw more than 200 rescues performed by Phoenix Fire in 2015 alone.
May. 30, 2016
Textbooks, school, education
The number of high schools students attending summer school in the state is on the rise.
May. 30, 2016
Phoenician Lizbeth Congiusti recalls watching the draft in 1969 to learn whether her boyfriend would be called to serve in Vietnam.
May. 30, 2016
Phoenix VA hospital.
Controversy is brewing around the Phoenix VA Health Care System, cannabis research and veterans.
May. 30, 2016
mosquito
Maricopa County will soon be able to test local mosquitoes for Dengue Fever. The Maricopa County Environmental Services department already tests area mosquitoes for diseases like West Nile and St. Louis Encephalitis, but officials hope to bring this test and a test for the Zika virus online within the next few days.
May. 30, 2016
bored teen
Phoenix has one of the highest rates of disconnected youth in the country. It’s a term you might have heard recently because it’s become a problem nationwide. It describes 16- to 24-year-olds who are not in school and not working.
May. 27, 2016
voting sign
Propositions 123 and 124 have been officially approved in Arizona.
May. 27, 2016
Arizona Job Creation Progress Meter
As competition grows stiffer to create jobs in Arizona and with big data becoming increasingly more important, the Center for the Future of Arizona and the Arizona Commerce Authority have responded by launching the Arizona Job Creation Progress Meter.
May. 27, 2016
helped wanted sign
The cover story of the latest edition of the Phoenix Business Journal takes a closer look at how many job openings in Arizona are being filled by residents and which hires are from out of state.
May. 27, 2016
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio has agreed to a list of proposed remedies after a federal judge found him and three of his aides in contempt of court. Meanwhile, lawyers for the plaintiffs in the case are asking the judge to refer the case to a prosecutor to pursue criminal charges.
May. 27, 2016
Football field
This month, the Washington Post published the results of a survey it conducted, finding nine out of 10 Native Americans are not offended by the Washington Redskins name.
May. 27, 2016
minimum wage
Arizona residents have to earn more than $17 an hour to afford to rent a two-bedroom apartment. The state’s minimum wage is $8.05 an hour. According to a new report, that means there are a lot of Arizonans struggling to find affordable housing.
May. 27, 2016
Pima County Logo
Pima County has won a lawsuit against the state over Arizona shifting a tax burden onto the county.
May. 27, 2016
classroom
Arizona schools will see a change in how they get their letter grades in the next couple of school years.
May. 27, 2016
Gov. Jan Brewer and  John Halikowski
We’re at the beginning of a public comment period for a proposed freeway that would span from Nogales to Wickenburg.
May. 27, 2016
report it poster
New apps aim to help parents and school tackle bullying, but their success relies on school culture.
May. 27, 2016
Arizona health officials have confirmed two cases of measles in the state. Both individuals were associated with the private Eloy Detention Center, which houses detainees from the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency.
May. 27, 2016
Christopher Simcox
A former border vigilante on trial for sex crimes is expected to testify in his own defense next week.
May. 27, 2016
Fossil Creek
Fossil Creek is a popular destination. So much so that the Coconino and Tonto National Forests require visitors to make a reservation to visit the creek. But if you’re planning to purchase a permit for this weekend, you’re out of luck.
May. 27, 2016
ground breaking ceremony
Banner Health marked the start of a half-billion dollars’ worth of construction projects in Tucson Thursday when earth was turned for a new tower adjacent to University Medical Center.
May. 27, 2016

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