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Sen. Ernest McFarland is the only Arizona public service member who served several branches of Arizona government. And among some historians he’s also known as one of the most important figures to have helped divert an economic shortfall after World War II.
January 02, 2015
The earth will reach the closest point to the sun for the year Saturday night.
January 02, 2015
The practicalities and science of weather will be a big part of the American Meteorological Society’s annual meeting, which opens over the weekend at the Phoenix Convention Center.
January 02, 2015
The Valley lost a musical icon just before the new year, when Rafael “Chapito” Chavarria passed away. He was 100 years old.
January 02, 2015
You probably just finished reading all of the 2014 year-end lists of the best movies, books and music of the year. But if you're anything like us, you're already champing at the bit in anticipation for what's to come in 2015.
January 02, 2015
Mexico’s president wants to change his country’s constitution to replace local police with state police. He also wants legal authority to take over municipal governments infiltrated by organized crime. But ongoing protests and recent polls suggest Mexicans aren’t convinced the change will make a difference.
January 02, 2015
The Arizona Supreme Court this week ruled a group of state lawmakers does have standing to sue over the funding mechanism for Arizona’s Medicaid expansion. The legislators argue it’s a tax, which under the state constitution requires a two-thirds vote in both chambers to pass.
January 02, 2015
When state lawmakers come back into session a week from Monday, many will probably do so with a sense of deja vu. Arizona is again facing a budget deficit, about $1.5 billion between the rest of this fiscal year and the new one that starts in July.
January 02, 2015
It’s time to head to another of the Valley’s hot corners – spots with a lot going on. Our tour guide was Gwen Ashley Walters, a food writer for Phoenix Magazine. We met on the corner of Scottsdale Road and Lincoln Drive in Scottsdale.
January 02, 2015
A couple of guys rent a U-Haul, pack it with about 1,800 potted cacti and drive cross-country. That’s not the opening line to a joke, or an upcoming movie trailer – but actually a true story.
January 02, 2015
The average temperature last year was 77.1 degrees. Mark O’Malley, a meteorologist with the agency, says warmer conditions in Arizona will impact snow pack and reservoir levels, worsening the effects of a nearly 10 year drought.
January 02, 2015
Some of the Republicans in Arizona’s congressional delegation say they can’t wait to begin the new legislative year with their party in control of both the House and the Senate.
January 02, 2015
The cost of groceries could continue to go up in 2015, according to the Arizona Farm Bureau but spokeswoman Julie Murphree says Arizona-grown commodities will help you cut food costs.
January 02, 2015
A renewable energy power plant has started generating electricity in northwest New Mexico. It uses wind to create power for PNM one of New Mexico’s largest utilities.
January 02, 2015
Some U.S. banks are closing the accounts of certain customers to stay in line with anti-money laundering regulations. But it’s taking a toll on legitimate border business.
January 02, 2015
The Arizona Cardinals go into Saturday's NFC playoff game against Carolina without quarterback Drew Stanton. Coach Bruce Ariens said Stanton isn’t ready to play after suffering a knee injury.
January 02, 2015
Not everyone is complaining about the cold weather covering Arizona, and you may be surprised to hear it’s not just ski resorts. Lower temperatures may be helping Yuma produce growers.
January 01, 2015
We had what was easily the toughest assignment of either of our careers, touring and tasting our way through the heart of Cold Stone Creamery. But, never fear, they did not just let us loose among the pints.
January 01, 2015
If it weren’t for air conditioning, most of us probably wouldn’t live in the Valley. However, climate control is one of the main contributors to electric bills. And as winter approaches, heating costs can add to that burden.
January 01, 2015
A new exhibit at the Heard Museum looks at the evolution of games and sports among American Indians and their participation in professional sports.
January 01, 2015

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