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Phoenix Youth Jobs Program
Three years ago, Phoenix topped a national list for the highest percentage of disconnected youth. That term encompasses 16-24 year olds who are neither working nor attending school.
Apr. 21, 2016
City of Phoenix logo
A recent analysis of how much it costs to live “comfortably” in different American cities used Phoenix as the baseline.
Apr. 21, 2016
space photo
NASA has awarded Arizona State University $10 million over five years to develop new ways for to learn about space.
Apr. 21, 2016
wildfire
Arizona fire officials are predicting an active fire season this year. They say conditions are reminiscent of 2002 and 2011.
Apr. 21, 2016
Downtown Phoenix
The demolition of an historical building in Phoenix has led to increased scrutiny of the Government Property Lease Excise Tax.
Apr. 21, 2016
United Healthcare
United Healthcare, the country’s biggest insurer, announced plans this week to leave the health care exchanges in many states, including Arizona, by 2017.
Apr. 21, 2016
lineout lift
Listen to the sounds of Davaughn Lorenzini-Foster practicing with the Arizona State University men’s rugby team.
Apr. 21, 2016
nicola
Elementary and middle-school students will take over D.C. next month to compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee. And getting there isn’t easy as A-B-C.
Apr. 21, 2016
EPA mine
Committee members want to know why more hasn’t been done to address last summer’s massive Gold King Mine spill that contaminated a river that Navajo farmers rely on.
Apr. 21, 2016
Scottsdale Mayor
Scottsdale Mayor Jim Lane has proposed changing how members of the City Council are selected.
Apr. 21, 2016
Under Desert Skies book
The University of Arizona’s Lunar and Planetary Laboratory has been part of every NASA planetary exploration mission. A new book chronicles that history and the scientists who made it.
Apr. 21, 2016
voters lined up
The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors approved 116 vote centers to be used in the upcoming May 17 special election, up from 60 in last month’s presidential preference election.
Apr. 21, 2016
Arizona Game and Fish Department
The Arizona Game and Fish department is set to receive nearly $26 million in federal dollars. The money will go towards funding conservation projects like relocating wildlife and restoring aquatic habitats.
Apr. 21, 2016
railroad tracks
There are more than 200,000 railroad crossings across the country. But, five of the top 15 most dangerous are located in Phoenix and Glendale.
Apr. 21, 2016
arizona quake map
Here's a look at the seismic activity — 2.5 magnitude or larger — recorded in Arizona in the past 30 days.
Apr. 21, 2016
Camelback Family Planning
One action would rescind a law allowing medication abortions following outdated FDA labeling. The other would repeal a 2015 law requiring doctors to tell patients that a medication abortion could be reversible.
Apr. 21, 2016
 Suns game
Councilman Jim Waring says Mayor Greg Stanton’s call for a public-private partnership to build a new facility for the Phoenix Suns, Phoenix Mercury and Arizona Coyotes will be a tough sell in this political climate.
Apr. 21, 2016
Federal funding for child welfare programs is something that all 50 states receive. It’s a roughly $7 billion pot of money that’s been available since the early 1990’s through a federal program known as Title 4-E. But for the most part, tribes have been left out. Now, one Arizona tribe is closer to securing funds.
Apr. 21, 2016
Sheriff Joe Arpaio's badge
The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office is still not in compliance with major parts of a federal court order that came down after a judge found the sheriff’s office had racially profiled Latino motorists.
Apr. 21, 2016
Medical marijuana
New zoning regulations aimed at the marijuana industry are expected to take effect later this week. The changes come after council members unanimously approved tougher rules using an emergency clause during Wednesday's meeting.
Apr. 20, 2016

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