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food, waste, compost
Phoenix has a goal to divert 40 percent of its waste from landfills by 2020. The city recently announced it’s now at 30 percent.
Nov. 29, 2017
Arizona Opera implemented a creative plan a few years ago under its former general director to have the state and the Southwest seem more connected to the company. As part of that, the Arizona Bold initiative presented productions like "Arizona Lady" and "Riders of the Purple Sage."
Nov. 29, 2017
pencils
State funding for Arizona’s K-12 public schools remains below pre-recession levels. That’s according to a report by the left-leaning Center on Budget and Policy Priorities released today.
Nov. 29, 2017
The U.S. Energy Department is looking for a new manager for Los Alamos National Lab in New Mexico. After bids are accepted, the new manager is expected to take over next October.
Nov. 29, 2017
Aaron Saucedo
The former city bus driver is charged with nine counts of murder in the last few years that were dubbed "Serial Street Shootings" as several others were shot and injured.
Nov. 29, 2017
North Korea flag
Concerns about the North Korean nuclear threat continue to grow. Earlier this week, that nation fired off another intercontinental ballistic missile test that landed in Japanese territory.
Nov. 29, 2017
Phoenix City Hall
The battle in government between cities and states is a common one around the country. In Arizona, Phoenix, Tempe and Bisbee — among others — have called on lawmakers to stop trying to micromanage some of their community decisions.
Nov. 29, 2017
Ill child
Funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program, or CHIP, ran out at the end of September, and Congress has not yet acted to re-authorize it.
Nov. 29, 2017
For anyone, questioning faith is a really difficult process. But imagine being told that the act of questioning or leaving your religion could cost you not only your salvation in the next life, but also your family and community in this one. That is the reality for those who have left or were kicked out of the FLDS. In FLDS terminology, these individuals are called “apostates.”
Nov. 29, 2017
two guys on your head logo
Have you ever told someone, "Hey, I read that book!" then continued with a guilty, "Well, I listened to the audio version."
Nov. 29, 2017
the takeaway logo
On Wednesday, the Supreme Court takes up the question of whether cellphone location history is searchable without a warrant.
Nov. 29, 2017
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The GOP tax bill would get rid of a rule that bars churches, and nonprofit charities from engaging in politics, which could create a new avenue for political spending.
Nov. 29, 2017
Colorado River Basin
A threatened snake that hasn't been seen along the lower Colorado River in a century has apparently repopulated an area south of Lake Havasu City.
Nov. 29, 2017
Textbooks, school, education
A new report shows state funding for Arizona's K-12 school system remains nearly 14 percent below what it was before the Great Recession hit in 2007.
Nov. 29, 2017
child at the doctor
With no immediate congressional action in sight, Arizona Medicaid officials are preparing to implement a contingency plan to make sure that nearly 24,000 Arizona children do not lose their health care.
Nov. 29, 2017
LGBTQ
Grass-roots efforts have brought about a culture shift on LGBTQ issues in their community. This year, Phoenix, Tucson and Tempe received a perfect score for inclusivity in the Human Rights Campaign's Municipal Equality Index.
Nov. 29, 2017
New Tempe Arizona logo
“The whole point of a rate study and an evaluation process is to make sure that every customer class is paying their fair and proportional share of the cost that they place on our water system and sewer system for that matter,” said Tempe Public Works Planning and Research Analyst Steve White.
Nov. 29, 2017
Arizona DPS
An early Tuesday morning shootout between Arizona Department of Public Safety troopers and a Phoenix murder suspect closed Interstate 10. It’s the third time that state troopers were caught in a gunfight in the area this year.
Nov. 29, 2017
Steve Richter
“We consider this a proactive response in that we would much rather get our team out there to evaluate and prevent further incidents,” Scottsdale Captain Paramedic Steve Richter said.
Nov. 29, 2017
woman and child
Earlier in November, the Federal Communications Commission updated some rules for broadcast. Among them was approval for a new Next-Gen TV standard. Phoenix will serve as the test market for the technology, called 3.0.
Nov. 29, 2017

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