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Arizon Gov. Doug Ducey
Gov. Doug Ducey late last week signed HB 2404 into law, shortly after lawmakers gave the measure their final approval. The bill outlaws the practice of paying initiative petition signature gatherers by the signature — rather, they’ll have to be paid by the hour.
Mar. 27, 2017
Lawmakers head back to the Capitol today, with work generally done in all committees, except appropriations, and many eyes turning to budget talks.
Mar. 27, 2017
Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams
The FBI says there are currently no credible threats to the NCAA Men’s College Basketball Final Four in Glendale, but the championship weekend presents a unique security challenge compared to past mega-events.
Mar. 27, 2017
raiders logo
The Oakland Raiders are moving about 570 miles west to Las Vegas. The decision was made Monday morning at the at the National Football League’s annual meeting, held in this year in Phoenix.
Mar. 27, 2017
rhizobacteria illustration
A particular kind of soil bacteria could help farmers produce food during droughts, according to Arizona ecologists.
Mar. 27, 2017
Bombardier beetle
The bombardier beetle is one of five fauna vying for top prize in a genome sequencing competition. It’s up against a dancing dingo, pink pigeon, sea slug and pit viper.
Mar. 27, 2017
Computer lab
Hundreds of thousands' identities potentially hacked through Arizona Job Connection web site.
Mar. 27, 2017
Basketball
The college basketball championship round gets under way Saturday in Glendale at the University of Phoenix Stadium.
Mar. 27, 2017
pencils
The state board of education is reviewing public feedback on their proposed A through F school grading system Mondau morning. The meeting comes after a month of public hearings on the program.
Mar. 27, 2017
Grand Canyon University
The school has a business model that takes online tuition and re-invests that money into physical classrooms and dorms. That explosive growth has upset some neighbors, and the university is trying to manage those growing pains.
Mar. 27, 2017
main street in jerome
The town of Jerome is known for a lot of things, like being the wickedest town in the West, or, at least, it was. Now it’s a popular tourist destination. Much of that has to do with its historical sites, which the Jerome Historical Society has helped preserve over the years, but not every building can be saved.
Mar. 27, 2017
House under construction
A six-figure prize will be up for grabs in a design competition to create an ultra-low energy use home. The city of Phoenix is using leftover federal stimulus funding to launch a contest with the potential to help communities across the Valley.
Mar. 27, 2017
peoria
The Peoria City Council has signed off on spending millions of dollars to expand the Sunrise Mountain Preserve. The roughly 124-acre addition near 91st Avenue and Happy Valley Road comes with a price tag of about $7 million.
Mar. 25, 2017
A judge has sentenced the former manager of a high-school bookstore to a year-and-a-half in prison after the 56-year-old woman pleaded guilty to theft and fraud.
Mar. 25, 2017
genetic, sequencing, TGEN
The city of Phoenix plans to sell the signature building on its downtown biomedical campus. The biggest tenant now wants to own all the space.
Mar. 25, 2017
A Mexican reporter was fatally shot in the northern state of Chihuahua this week. She's the third journalist killed in Mexico this month.
Mar. 24, 2017
Sheriff Joe Arpaio
Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio wants to bar Latinos who were illegally detained during patrols under his watch from testifying at his trial next month on a criminal contempt of court charge.
Mar. 24, 2017
A breach in a state database has put job seekers at risk of identity theft. Arizona is among ten states with potentially compromised records.
Mar. 24, 2017
Food Stamps
Another suspect has accepted a plea deal in a food-stamp fraud case brought against polygamists on the Arizona-Utah border.
Mar. 24, 2017
On Thursday, Phoenix-based Inventure Foods Inc. announced the sale of of Fresh Frozen Foods to The Pictsweet Company, a family-owned grower and processor of frozen vegetables. The deal is for $23.7 million in cash.
Mar. 24, 2017

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