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A black bear that roamed a rural area of east Mesa for the past few days has been captured. It's the same bear that eluded authorities in other parts of the East Valley earlier this week.
December 25, 2014
The way midwives are regulated has been changing in Arizona in recent years, and now the state health department has created a new way for midwives to report outcomes from their care.
December 25, 2014
Tamales are a tradition for a lot of us in Arizona, whether we can make them ourselves or have to lean on the experts.
December 25, 2014
Today is Christmas - but this has been a time of celebration for thousands of years pre-dating Christianity.
December 25, 2014
Arizona’s musical tradition is long and storied, from the cowboy and cowgirl ballads of the territorial days all the way to rock artists like Jimmy Eat World. But Tempe in particular has had a reputation for incubating musical talent, especially in the 90s.
December 25, 2014
The 114th Congress will convene early next month, and Arizona Rep. Paul Gosar is hoping when it does, it will change the way it produces its annual spending plan.
December 25, 2014
Prosecutors are seeking to dismiss drug charges against three former Maricopa County Sheriff’s officers, who are accused of being part of a cartel-connected drug smuggling ring.
December 25, 2014
The holiday season is about celebrations and gift giving surprises. Well, there is a surprise Arizonans receive every holiday season. You may have noticed it on the way to northern Arizona.
December 25, 2014
Thirteen years ago on March 26, 2001, Phoenix police officer Jason Schechterle's Ford Crown Victoria patrol car was rear-ended by a taxi and burst into flames.
December 24, 2014
Jennifer Dokes worked for the Phoenix Gazette and the Arizona Republic for the past 30 years. But with dramatic changes going on at the newspaper, Dokes chose to leave earlier this month.
December 24, 2014
Starting next year, the Arizona Department of Transportation will use a $1 million federal grant to modernize the Queen Creek Tunnel on U.S. 60. The tunnel, which was built in 1952, is part of ongoing effort to update the state’s highway system.
December 24, 2014
Matthew Wiener has been producing artistic director of Actors Theatre of Phoenix for nearly 20 years. Wiener spoke about how rough the years have been since 2008 and how lucky he was to work with creative people every day.
December 24, 2014
State House Minority Leader Chad Campbell is leaving the legislature after eight years. We asked Campbell about the biggest accomplishments and disappoints of those years and whether he’ll ever get back into politics.
December 24, 2014
Jim Ballinger is retiring from his longtime director position at the Phoenix Art Museum. He spoke about the serious changes the Valley and the museum have undergone.
December 24, 2014
Legislative bodies across the nation will be watching an upcoming U.S. Supreme Court decision on the constitutionality of Arizona’s method of redrawing congressional districts. An attorney who specializes in the issue says Arizona will set a national precedent.
December 24, 2014
Store owners in Nogales and Douglas blame the weak peso and long border crossing lines from Mexico to the U.S. for the lull in spending this holiday spending.
December 24, 2014
Officials will temporarily close a natural sandstone arch near the Arizona-Utah border that draws 90,000 visitors a year.
December 24, 2014
A judge has ruled that the Department of Veterans Affairs was justified in firing the former director of its Phoenix office.
December 24, 2014
A federal judge has rejected an Arizona sheriff's lawsuit seeking to halt President Barack Obama's plan to spare nearly 5 million people from deportation.
December 24, 2014
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear an appeal involving how Arizona redraws its political boundaries. The justices will hear arguments in the appeal on March 2.
December 23, 2014

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