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The Scottsdale City Council last night did not take action on a citizens’ petition that would require a public vote before anything is built in the McDowell Sonoran Preserve.
Sep. 20, 2016
The city of Phoenix is spreading a message that might sound harsh, but those behind it say it’s necessary to protect vulnerable people, neighborhoods and businesses. That message is “Don’t feed people living on the streets.”
Sep. 20, 2016
school education classroom
New numbers from the Learning Policy Institute looking at how attractive states are for teachers have some tough news for Arizona. It is among the least attractive states in the country, and is struggling in criteria including salary, the percentages of inexperienced and uncertified teachers and turnover.
Sep. 20, 2016
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Arizona Democratic Party officials say state election officials improperly set Columbus Day as the last day to register to vote in the November election. They are asking county election officials to accept voter registration applications through the following business day, which they say is consistent with state law.
Sep. 20, 2016
A local advocacy group has asked a court of appeals to reconsider the Arizona Attorney General’s intervention in the 1,700 lawsuits that have been filed against Valley businesses for allegedly violating the Americans With Disabilities Act.
Sep. 20, 2016
The conventional wisdom is often that when something bad happens to us, we’re able to bounce back because of our nature, but research from ASU shows that may not actually be the case.
Sep. 20, 2016
Travelers flying from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport can expect delays in the next month after it closes runway.
Sep. 20, 2016
Fifteen years after the first recorded post 9/11 backlash murder in Phoenix, victim's brother spreads message of education and acceptance.
Sep. 20, 2016
drinking water fountain
Chromium-6 is found in groundwater well sources in Phoenix, and could be a carcinogen when ingested. City officials say the report is misleading.
Sep. 20, 2016
Flooded streets in Tucson
A normal to above-normal monsoon season in 2016 has reduced drought conditions in much of Arizona. Climate forecasters are waiting to see if a La Niña phenomenon develops, which would bring drier conditions.
Sep. 20, 2016
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The effort to kill a ballot measure that would raise Arizona’s minimum wage is now in full swing. Opponents are preparing a million-dollar ad blitz against the initiative which would raise the state’s lowest wages by nearly 50 percent.
Sep. 20, 2016
mexican peso
The value of the Mexican peso is continuing to slide against the American dollar, which be good news for American tourists, importers and investors.
Sep. 20, 2016
Arizona's minimum wage
Arizona's minimum wage workers are going to get at least a dime-an-hour raise in January, no matter what voters decide at the ballot.
Sep. 20, 2016
wallet
Overall prices of consumer goods in the West are going up — and that’s because the cost of rent and clothing are going up more than other costs of living are going down.
Sep. 20, 2016
Ronald Lewis
The Hopi Tribe has been split on whether tourism is a good idea. With half the tribe unemployed many have said it’s their best chance at economic development. But some worry inviting tourists to their villages has left them vulnerable to thieves.
Sep. 20, 2016
Kevin Phelps
Glendale has clawed its way out of potential bankruptcy and built up a reserve fund of about $35 million. Now the city manager wants to develop a long-term plan to help end the cycle of crisis governing.
Sep. 20, 2016
ASU sign
The pardon is a powerful tool for presidents and can greatly affect the lives of those who are pardoned and for the legacy of the Chief Executives themselves.
Sep. 19, 2016
Maybe when you’re driving along Camelback Road with a hot cup of coffee in your hands, you silently hope you don’t hit a bump in the road. Well, some Phoenix Street Transportation Department workers are motivated to do their jobs well by that same scenario.
Sep. 19, 2016
 Goodyear facility
Increased demand for certain paper products could pay off for the West Valley. The Finland-based company behind Chinet disposable tableware plans to open a manufacturing and distribution center in Goodyear.
Sep. 19, 2016
We continued our occasional series by finding out what the New York Times’ Phoenix Bureau Chief Fernanda Santos thinks. Hint: she doesn’t mind Mondays.
Sep. 19, 2016

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