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Some new faces joined the ranks of Maricopa County’s public servants Wednesday. Among them were County Recorder Adrian Fontes and District 3 County Supervisor Bill Gates.
Jan. 4, 2017
Healthcare advocates in Arizona are cautioning that a repeal of the Affordable Care Act could leave hundreds of thousands in the state without insurance.
Jan. 4, 2017
border fence
Over the past month, Border Patrol agents in southern Arizona have been attacked at levels of violence that were far greater than the agency had previously acknowledged. In one attack, an agent was nearly maimed.
Jan. 4, 2017
Navajo Generating Station
A giant coal power plant in northeast Arizona could close within the next few years. Costs of new regulations, coupled with the falling price of fuels like natural gas, are some of the reasons the Navajo Generating Station could eventually shut down.
Jan. 4, 2017
Rachel Egboro
So as 2017 gets under way, we wanted to take a minute to celebrate a few things we loved from last year, in a series called “My Favorite Things.” We spoke with local storyteller Rachel Egboro who runs a storytelling show called The Storyline.
Jan. 4, 2017
As state lawmakers get ready to return to the Capitol for their 2017 session, which starts Monday, let’s take a few minutes to look back at what they did last year. To help us do that, we’re joined by Rachel Leingang of the Arizona Capitol Times.
Jan. 4, 2017
When we hear about veterans, we usually hear stories of war, about issues at the VA, or their struggles with PTSD or homelessness. But, there’s another side to that story that veteran Phillip Potter wants you to hear.
Jan. 4, 2017
Chase Field in downtown Phoenix
A lawsuit by the Arizona Diamondbacks traces Maricopa County’s lack of available money to invest in maintaining Chase Field to an alleged failure to draw non-baseball events.
Jan. 4, 2017
What’s better for a student’s financial future — going to a one-year technical school or a four-year college or university? Doug Young, managing director of the strategy consulting firm Wilcap LLC, wrote the paper called “Preparing Our Students for Career Success."
Jan. 4, 2017
Chase Field
Maricopa County officials are responding to the lawsuit filed Tuesday by the Arizona Diamondbacks asking to be let out of their contract at Chase Field.
Jan. 4, 2017
Blood is in short supply in Arizona and nationwide, and on Wednesday, the American Red Cross issued a statement calling for blood and platelet donations. Other blood centers are also concerned about shortages.
Jan. 4, 2017
Lucid Motors
The Pinal County Board of Supervisors today is discussing a proposal to buy about 500 acres of land and lease it to Lucid Motors. Officials have talked about a tax hike to pay for that land, and reports suggest it could be a sales-tax increase.
Jan. 4, 2017
Paul Penzone
Penzone was officially sworn in at midnight on New Year's Eve at a private ceremony. On Wednesday, Penzone joined other recently elected county leaders at the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors meeting to publicly take his new role.
Jan. 4, 2017
Phoenix VA hospital
President-elect Donald Trump has made a number of Cabinet appointments — from secretary of State to Defense to U.S. Trade representative. But one that remains full of speculation over a variety of names is secretary of Veterans Affairs.
Jan. 4, 2017
Border Fence
Immigration enforcement legislation is no stranger to Arizona — SB 1070 being the most well-known. Wednesday morning in a New Orleans federal courtroom, a 5th U.S. Circuit panel considered the case of Cruz et al v. Abbott out of Texas.
Jan. 4, 2017
Paul Penzone
Maricopa County Board of Supervisors Auditorium will be busy with several swearing in ceremonies Wednesday morning.
Jan. 4, 2017
In North Dakota, a ruling by the Army Corps of Engineers has temporarily halted construction of the Dakota Access pipeline. That decision has energized opposition to a pipeline under construction by the same company in west Texas. Mexico is paying for the Texas pipeline and has a lot at stake in this and other U.S. pipelines.
Jan. 4, 2017
mars Home Plate
What do Mars exploration and baseball history have in common? More than either seamheads or scientists may think.
Jan. 4, 2017
Arizona Corporation Commission
The Arizona Corporation Commission chose their new chairman Wednesday. Tom Forese will head the agency, taking over for Doug Little.
Jan. 4, 2017
ford logo
Ford Motor Co. executives said Tuesday that they were scrapping a project to build a $1.6 billion facility in Mexico, instead choosing to move those planned operations to an existing factory in Mexico, and investing $700 million in a Michigan plant that will build electric vehicles.
Jan. 4, 2017

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