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New figures from the Office of Economic Opportunity put Arizona’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for October at 5.2 percent. That's as low as it's been since spring of 2008.
Nov. 18, 2016
rancher
For more than a year, one of President-elect Donald Trump’s most prominent campaign promises was to build a wall along the Mexican border. Some ranchers along the Arizona border took Trump up on his promise and want him to keep his word.
Nov. 18, 2016
New figures from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis show Arizona’s per capita personal income is below the national figure.
Nov. 18, 2016
worker puts vials of mosquitoes
Whether or not the public is focused on a dangerous mosquito-borne illness, people still fan out across the country every day, collecting thousands of mosquitoes and testing them, to keep the public safe.
Nov. 17, 2016
police line do not cross
Newly released FBI statistics show Phoenix saw a significant rise in hate crimes in 2015. The figures also show the city has far more reported incidents than other comparable areas. But those numbers are a bit misleading.
Nov. 17, 2016
Santa Cruz River
Scientists last week conducted a survey, but it had nothing to do with public opinion — it had to do with fish. They were trying to figure out how many fish, and how many species are in the flowing stretch of the Santa Cruz River in the Tucson area.
Nov. 17, 2016
Flagstaff is dealing with a number of challenges that come from growth — and are also related to being a community that is dominated by a state university.
Nov. 17, 2016
A new look at the financial state of the 20 most populated American cities finds Phoenix right in the middle of the pack.
Nov. 17, 2016
By the early 1960s, the Beatles were a worldwide music and pop culture phenomenon and they penetrated the imaginations of nearly every age group. For kids who were into Beatlemania, there was the Beatles cartoon show that ran from 1965-1969 in the United States.
Nov. 17, 2016
J.D. Mesnard
House and Senate members selected their new leaders last week. Steve Yarbrough will take over as Senate leader, while his East Valley neighbor, J.D. Mesnard, is the speaker-elect.
Nov. 17, 2016
stained glass lights
Listen to the sounds of Mary Blankestyn creating a stained glass lamp at Bell Center in Sun City.
Nov. 17, 2016
Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton said he will not allow Phoenix police to become immigration enforcement officers if that winds up being part of President-Elect Donald Trump’s plan. Stanton said he will stick to that position “even if the new government in Washington, D.C., threatens to revoke federal dollars.”
Nov. 17, 2016
Ahwatukee Lakes Golf Club
Developer True Life Companies bought the property last year and has pitched a plan for what it calls “Ahwatukee Farms.” The project proposes 300 single-family homes, a community farm, a Montessori school, cafe and walking paths.
Nov. 17, 2016
conceptual rendering
The shopping landscape in central Phoenix is changing. A local grocer expects to close its oldest store in the Valley and a big chain will fill the space left vacant by another.
Nov. 17, 2016
Workers install solar panels
Donald Trump’s victory and the impending Republican majority in Congress means the Obama administration’s initiative to cut greenhouse gas emissions, the Clean Power Plan, is almost certainly in jeopardy.
Nov. 17, 2016
After a contentious election, a bipartisan group of national leaders has issued a joint statement calling on the restoration of civility.
Nov. 17, 2016
proposition 206
A judge has thrown out part of the challenge to a new state law that bars cities and towns from telling private employers what fringe benefits and paid time off they have to provide for workers.
Nov. 17, 2016
asu site
Arizona State University plans to transform a neglected corner of Mill Avenue and University Drive, but needs permission from the Arizona Board of Regents before it can proceed.
Nov. 17, 2016
telescope
The term “Project Blue Book” is the phrase from the 1950s and 60s used by the government to describe unidentified flying objects. But, a new space mission called “Project Blue” is focused on identifying life on other planets.
Nov. 17, 2016
young client at Roy's Barbershop
The sound of buzzing clippers and snipping scissors couldn’t drown out the sounds of schoolchildren crowded into the waiting area of Roy’s Barbershop near 19th Avenue and Osborn Road. They were invited to participate in the launch of a Little Free Library.
Nov. 16, 2016

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