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Phoenix’s oldest Catholic Church, St. Mary’s Basilica, celebrated its 100th anniversary Wednesday. The basilica is steeped in history and that history is carrying the church into the future.
February 11, 2015
On Tuesday in Prescott, the city's residents, including family and close friends, were forced to face the tragic reality that 26-year-old Kayla Mueller was, in fact, dead, as the Islamic State Terrorist group had claimed last Friday.
February 11, 2015
The Marana Police Department has cracked a cold case dating back nearly 30 years. DNA evidence helped investigators identify a teenage murder victim and her killer.
February 11, 2015
Governor Doug Ducey has been in office for less than a month and he hasn't been shy about making personnel changes. That in itself isn't a surprise, but yesterday's move to replace Department of Child Safety Director Charles Flanagan with Greg McKay was not widely anticipated.
February 11, 2015
Arizona’s two senators are asking for a senate hearing to examine access to banking services on the border. Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake are worried some regulatory efforts may be hindering legitimate border business.
February 11, 2015
Arizona has been a leader in the development of charter schools but, as currently constituted, is that a good thing?
February 11, 2015
With a powerful drought in full effect and the reality of living in a desert, the huge question of what to do about water in Arizona hangs over multiple elements of policy and our everyday lives.
February 11, 2015
We talked with Andrew Sharp, a staff writer for Grantland, who wrote a piece about the Suns recently.
February 11, 2015
Phoenix City Manager Ed Zuercher appointed Joe Yahner as the city’s permanent police chief Wednesday. Yahner is a Phoenix native who has been with the city’s police department for 30 years.
February 11, 2015
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has completed a DNA test on the gray wolf killed in Utah in December. The results conclude it was the same wolf spotted in the Grand Canyon last year.
February 11, 2015
Poet Logan Phillips has authored a book on this region’s unique landscape and contradictions. The Phoenix release of the book, Sonoran Strange, is Wednesday at The Icehouse downtown.
February 11, 2015
The Scottsdale City Council is considering how to address issues with pay and turnover at the police department. Scottsdale police officers worked with the City Manager’s office to put together a report and present it to the council Tuesday night.
February 10, 2015
Friends and family spoke publicly about Mueller for the first time Tuesday in Prescott. The press conference did not focus on the 26-year-old aid worker’s death – instead it was about how she lived.
February 10, 2015
Governor Doug Ducey has appointed a new director to the Department of Child Safety. The man who discovered that more than 6,500 reports of child abuse were not investigated will now head the department.
February 10, 2015
Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell kicked off the Obama administration’s Native Youth Listening Tour on Tuesday with a visit to the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community and the Gila River Reservation. The tour is part of a growing federal effort to gain a better understanding of some of the challenges facing Native American children.
February 10, 2015
Add relationship guru to the growing list of roles that modern doctors play.
February 10, 2015
The town of Boquillas, Coahuila, Mexico receives solar power this week, a significant step toward economic self-sufficiency in a place where the economy was destroyed after the U.S.- Mexico border was effectively sealed after 9/11.
February 10, 2015
A state House committee has voted to clarify gubernatorial secession in Arizona.
February 10, 2015
The Arizona Senate has approved a bill temporarily keeping the identities of lottery winners secret.
February 10, 2015
A state House panel has unanimously approved legislation to bring a state law up to date. The measure makes it a crime to reveal the contents of anyone’s election ballot, said Rep. Paul Boyer.
February 10, 2015

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