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Arizona wants to clear the way for a controversial casino near Glendale to offer Las-Vegas-style gambling, but the tribe that owns the casino says it has so far not been a part of the process to amend the state gaming compact.
Nov. 21, 2016
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A bear that led to trail closures in Madera Canyon in the Santa Rita Mountains near Tucson since September was been shot and killed.
Nov. 21, 2016
The U.S. Border Patrol must improve conditions in its holding cells throughout Arizona, a federal judge ruled late Friday.
Nov. 21, 2016
Last year 20,000 children in Arizona were in out-of-home placement, including foster care. A new study has insights on how to improve their care by giving foster families more of a say.
Nov. 21, 2016
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Environmental advocates in Arizona are concerned about the future of a key Obama administration climate change policy, the Clean Power Plan, which could change under a new Administration.
Nov. 21, 2016
Grand Canyon National Park
Six hunting and fishing groups are pushing for a compromise in the event the Obama administration designates a national monument around Grand Canyon National Park, a heated issue in the Southwest.
Nov. 21, 2016
Cross country runners from Northern Arizona University became national champions this weekend.
Nov. 21, 2016
Mitochondria
Researchers at Arizona State University’s Biodesign Institute and the Banner Sun Health Research Institute have isolated genetic changes that could help detect Alzheimer’s disease early — and offer potential treatment targets.
Nov. 21, 2016
St. Mary's Food Bank volunteers
An event to distribute Thanksgiving meals at a major Phoenix food bank is drawing long lines. Gov. Doug Ducey is scheduled to be at the location later in the day.
Nov. 21, 2016
LifeLock
Shares of LifeLock are surging before the opening bell after the identity and fraud protection services company agreed to be acquired for $2.3 billion by the security software maker Symantec.
Nov. 21, 2016
Many public school systems around the state will have more funding to work with next year. Local overrides and bonds were approved by voters at a higher rate than years past.
Nov. 21, 2016
Personal income tax form
The Arizona state income tax will likely be sticking around for the foreseeable future despite calls from the Governor to reduce the tax rate to zero. That’s because legislative leaders have vastly different hopes for the system.
Nov. 21, 2016
The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office has agreed to pay $200,000, as part of a court settlement, to a former inmate who was shackled while she was pregnant.
Nov. 21, 2016
Medical marijuana at Giving Tree
Less than a month after voters rejected allowing marijuana for recreational use, there's a new and scaled back proposal emerging for the 2018 ballot.
Nov. 21, 2016
Homeless panhandler poverty
Homelessness in the United States is on the decline, according to a new report by the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Arizona was one of several states that saw a drop.
Nov. 21, 2016
monarch butterfly
Within the past two decades, the North American monarch butterfly population has plummeted. To aid in its recovery, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation recently awarded $3 million in grants to various programs, including one in Arizona.
Nov. 21, 2016
shopping bags
Black Friday is a very well-known date for American shoppers. But a week before, Mexico celebrates its own version of it.
Nov. 21, 2016
ASU sign
The Arizona Board of Regents green-lighted a project last week that would create housing for more than 900 ASU fraternity and sorority members.
Nov. 21, 2016
Westgate Entertainment District
Officials say they’re working hard to increase the public’s benefit for having professional sports. But past leaders have saddled the City Council and staff with the costs of being Arizona’s only place to host Major League Baseball, the National Football League and the National Hockey League.
Nov. 21, 2016
Bell Road
After seven months of overpass construction, Bell Road is reopening near Grand Avenue.
Nov. 21, 2016

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