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Sky Harbor Airport
Want a snack while you wait in the cell-phone lot? Or grab a coffee at the Sky Train station? Food and beverage trucks could soon be coming to Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport. The Aviation Department is looking to test drive the concept on its 3,000-acre campus.
Jan. 3, 2017
1040 form
There aren’t a lot of people using paper tax forms anymore. They make up roughly 10 percent of filers. Bill Brunson with the Phoenix IRS office says paper filers make more mistakes. They have an error rate of 13 percent, while the error rate for electronic filers is one-half of 1 percent.
Jan. 3, 2017
One of Arizona’s top regulatory agencies has a new head. On Tuesday, the Arizona Corporation Commission swore in its three newly elected members and tapped Tom Forese to take over as chairman.
Jan. 3, 2017
Banner-University Medical Center tower
Three Arizona hospitals are being penalized for the third straight year for the high rate of patient injuries and infections.
Jan. 3, 2017
images of top science stories of 2016
The Arizona Science Desk team has spent the past year reporting on science, technology, health and innovation around the state.
Jan. 3, 2017
Arizona public schools will be starting the spring semester with more than 8,300 open teaching positions, according to new survey results from the Arizona School Personnel Administrators Association.
Jan. 3, 2017
inaturalist.org
The U.S. Forest Service wants visitors to the Kaibab to snap photos of plants and animals and submit them to an online database. The project will run throughout 2017.
Jan. 3, 2017
Underground pockets of boiling water and steam in a northern New Mexico national preserve, that represent the heart of an ancient collapsed volcano, could get extra federal protection under a proposal by the National Park Service to limit or prevent any negative effects from tapping geothermal energy on neighboring land.
Jan. 3, 2017
Red traffic light
Your next weekend excursion to Las Vegas may feature easier driving. That’s because of a new traffic system announced Monday.
Jan. 3, 2017
Textbooks, school, education
Family TV viewing habits have changed in the last 50 years. Gone are the days when kids’ prime time was late morning and early afternoon. Arizona PBS is hoping a new channel dedicated solely to children’s programming will help them keep up with these shifts, so shows available whenever kids are watching. But how much can better access to educational TV really impact them?
Jan. 3, 2017
minimum wage
All part-time and full-time employees are also mandated to have paid sick leave starting in July.
Jan. 3, 2017
Interior Secretary Sally Jewell has called for more collaborative action to protect communities from wildfire and better prepare firefighters.
Jan. 3, 2017
An Arizona agency is considering new boating rules to improve safety on the state’s lakes and rivers.
Jan. 2, 2017
homeless man
The national program awarded Flagstaff and Cochise County Housing Authorities vouchers to help rural veterans get permanent housing.
Jan. 2, 2017
Phoenix Sunset
Two thousand sixteen will go down as one of the warmest years ever — and that was especially so here in the Grand Canyon State.
Jan. 2, 2017
Monday Morning Dumpster Dive
The multinational corporation settled a major lawsuit but didn't let investors know about it until Christmas Eve — eve. Jeremy Owens discusses one of the best-timed Friday night news dumps of 2016.
Jan. 2, 2017
Teen girls laughing
Advertisers often try to get us to buy stuff by first making us laugh. Humor is a common component of ads — but new research looks at what kind of humor is most effective, and what kind might hurt the product being advertised.
Jan. 2, 2017
Mesa is looking for ideas of ways to “activate” its downtown — and it wants artists, architects, planners, designers and people who’ve never done this sort of thing before to submit prototypes.
Jan. 2, 2017
Boy playing video games
Since video games became a regular part of everyday life in the 1970s, there’s a lingering connection that a lot of us still feel.
Jan. 2, 2017
Sitting in a filing cabinet in the Navajo Library in Window Rock, there are 300 reels of tape filled with thousands of hours of Navajo oral history.
Jan. 2, 2017

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