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Stephan’s riffle beetle
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has declared an insect once found in Madera Canyon south of Tucson extinct — one of about 200 species of animals, plants, and insects that disappear every day.
Oct. 17, 2016
record high in Phoenix for Oct. 17
Valley temperatures have soared above 90 degrees for 13 consecutive days so far this month. It’s far from the hottest October on record, though.
Oct. 17, 2016
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio
About 26 percent of Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office employees are Latino, and Sheriff Joe Arpaio visited a church in Surprise Saturday to honor them on the final day of National Hispanic Heritage Month.
Oct. 16, 2016
downtown phoenix light rail
The city of Phoenix has a diverse population and a lot of different choices for restaurants, music and museums. But it doesn’t seem to embrace other cultures in quite the same way that Tucson or parts of Texas are seen to.
Oct. 14, 2016
Glendale Elementary School District logo
District officials say two Glendale Elementary School District campuses will reopen today Monday after weeks of emergency repairs.
Oct. 14, 2016
The fire ban went into effect last May and included Camelback Mountain, Papago Park, South Mountain Park and Preserve and North Mountain and surrounding areas.
Oct. 14, 2016
Last year, the Centers for Disease Control added Mexico to its list of countries that have active Zika virus transmission. Most of the cases were in southern Mexico, but as of last month that changed.
Oct. 14, 2016
Orme School sign
Drive about an hour north of Phoenix, turn left off of the I-17 at Orme Road, and the pavement turns to dirt pretty quickly. And, a few miles farther, you’ll see a wooden post with four sticks hanging from it in the shape of a cattle brand.
Oct. 14, 2016
High-fives, fist bumps and handshakes can all be ways to acknowledge a friend or colleague’s ‘job well done’ or can simply be used as a friendly greeting.
Oct. 14, 2016
Phoenix has been touted recently as recovering from the housing crisis faster than other metropolitan areas. But not everyone has equal access to the recovery.
Oct. 14, 2016
Three of Arizona’s congressional districts rank in the top 50 nationally for the potential of younger voters to significantly influence the outcomes.
Oct. 14, 2016
Voting sign
FBI Director James Comey has said that voter-registration sites in at least a dozen states — including Arizona — were targeted by hackers.
Oct. 14, 2016
Michelle Bastian
On Wednesday, an Arizona woman named Michelle Bastian was booked on suspicion of terrorism after police say she mailed bomb-making instructions from Al-Qaida and the Islamic State to the prison where her husband is currently incarcerated. Mia Garcia, spokeswoman for Attorney General Mark Brnovich, says this will be the second time Brnovich will prosecute a state level terror charge.
Oct. 14, 2016
cigar
For the first time in 50 years, the United States government has lifted restrictions on the famed Cuban cigars and rum.
Oct. 14, 2016
Mexican gray wolf
Congressman Raúl M. Grijalva, an Arizona Democrat, has protested what he calls a Republican mythology about management of endangered wolves. He said he wants to change the focus of the conversation.
Oct. 14, 2016
Marilyn Omifunke Torres
Marilyn Omifunke Torres is a faculty member at the South Mountain Community College Storytelling Institute.
Oct. 14, 2016
handful of cash
The report released this week calls for the federal government to help with the solution.
Oct. 14, 2016
A district judge says a nonprofit that has sued hundreds of Valley businesses cannot file its lawsuits in federal court.
Oct. 14, 2016
Tribal leaders from across the country got a chance to air their concerns about how federal decisions are made at a first of its kind meeting this week. It was scheduled in response to issues raised by the Dakota Access Pipeline project and a proposed copper mine near the Oak Flat Campground.
Oct. 14, 2016
cookies with monster faces
Four enthusiastic generations of Kathryn’s Krause’s family were gathered in her warm, cinnamon-scented kitchen in Mesa, for a process they all admit sounds pretty gross.
Oct. 14, 2016

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