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Phoenix City Council recently approved a $2.5 million contract with a construction company to help restore the library's first four floors, expected to take eight months.
Sep. 8, 2017
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Another massive data breach, this time with one of the credit reporting agencies designed to protect consumers from fraud.
Sep. 8, 2017
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As Hurricane Irma enters the mainland United States, Floridians are preparing for one of the biggest hurricanes in years.
Sep. 8, 2017
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The Arizona Cardinals’ 2017 season kicks off on Sunday morning when the team plays the Lions in Detroit. The Cardinals face plenty of challenges — trying to overcome a disappointing 2016 season and the reality that its star players are aging, among other things.
Sep. 8, 2017
Earthquake damage in Tabasco, Mexico
A powerful earthquake struck just off the coast of Mexico late Thursday night. Mexico’s president Enrique Peña Nieto called the magnitude 8.2 earthquake the strongest in a century.
Sep. 8, 2017
restaurant servers and cooks
Food and beverage workers earning tips are not also eligible for the federal minimum wage rate when they occasionally do work that is not directly serving customers.
Sep. 8, 2017
Extra Long Girder
The Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway project is adding bridge girders to haul traffic over the western end of the Salt River bridge.
Sep. 8, 2017
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A Kickstarter campaign launched this week will spend the next month raising money to print 3D sunglasses out of recycled plastic. The start-up is based in Belgium, but its name is inspired by Yuma, Arizona.
Sep. 8, 2017
Arizona could soon have less money to help people sign up for the Affordable Care Act.
Sep. 8, 2017
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Mexico is investing in a major energy deal that could represent billions of dollars in trade with the U.S. It’s a massive construction project from Texas to Central Mexico. But the project is leaving one group of Mexican workers on the sideline of the economic boom.
Sep. 8, 2017
Sky Harbor
Airlines have begun canceling flights to Florida as Hurricane Irma looms. American Airlines has cancelled a Friday Phoenix flight to Miami. The hurricane is expected slam into the state and derail more flights operations in the coming days.
Sep. 7, 2017
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The city of Phoenix is considering rezoning land that would allow the Phoenician to build more condos near Camelback Mountain.
Sep. 7, 2017
 Kate Shindle
Author and generally creative person Alison Bechdel is known for impacting culture in deep ways. She also wrote a critically-acclaimed graphic memoir called "Fun Home." "Fun Home" has been turned into a musical, and it’s being performed through this weekend at Gammage in Tempe. Its star is former Miss America Kate Shindle, who’s with me.
Sep. 7, 2017
Dignity Health
Last year, there were more than 6,300 births at East Valley hospitals Dignity Health Chandler and Mercy Gilbert. So they’re expanding. Dignity Health is partnering with Phoenix Children’s Hospital to jointly develop a new facility in the East Valley to bring together experts to target care for both mothers and babies.
Sep. 7, 2017
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Listen to the sounds of Thomas playing a game of pickup kickball with the event group, Phoenix Fray.
Sep. 7, 2017
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The Arizona Diamondbacks got off to a strong start this season, then hit a fairly lengthy skid. But for the past two weeks, the Diamondbacks have become the hottest team in the National League. For a quick update on what’s going on, I’m joined by Greg Moore, sports columnist for The Arizona Republic and azcentral.com.
Sep. 7, 2017
The Valley has been known for its home affordability. That reputation changed a little during the heights of the market before the Great Recession’s dramatic downturn.
Sep. 7, 2017
Nogales-Mariposa Port of Entry
It’s slow going for NAFTA negotiations. Not just for the big ideas that Mexico, Canada and the U.S. want to include, but also for the line-by-line edits.
Sep. 7, 2017
In Arizona, it’s very likely you know about one famous architect. Born at the turn of the 20th century and celebrated worldwide — even without any formal architecture training — his style celebrated a social rebelliousness years ahead of his time. But it’s not Frank Lloyd Wright we’re talking about.
Sep. 7, 2017
Angelica Hernandez Juan Amaya
Angelica Hernandez and Juan Amaya are living the American Dream. They worked hard in school, paid their way through college and now both work as engineers in the Valley. Along the way, they fell in love, got married, bought a house and had two little girls, one who is 2 and a newborn who’s just 3 months old. But neither of them could have done it without DACA.
Sep. 7, 2017

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