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The Arizona Department of Education released official AzMERIT test scores on Nov. 30, 2015. Search an individual school and/or select a school district to see the percentage of students who passed each section.
Sep. 29, 2015
Distracted Driving
Phoenix is among a few Arizona cities to ban texting while driving, but there is no statewide prohibition. That’s led to what critics are calling a “patchwork” of local laws, which can vary from city to city, as with Tempe and Phoenix.
Sep. 29, 2015
Dark streaks on Mars
A huge discovery on the surface of Mars can be directly linked back to Arizona.
Sep. 29, 2015
Paul Gosar
During Gosar's questioning on why there is a need for Planned Parenthood clinics while other small privately owned health centers provide similar services, the conversation became heated.
Sep. 29, 2015
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A new report says Arizona will collect less than a third of the money it needs in transportation taxes to meet the anticipated needs by 2035, including keeping the state's roads and bridges repaired.
Sep. 29, 2015
TAP Royal terminal
Seeking to increase cross-border commerce, Phoenix, Tucson and the state of Arizona have stepped up collaborative efforts with Mexico.
Sep. 28, 2015
Abandoned mines
Opening a mine in Arizona today is no easy feat. It requires hundreds of pages of paperwork and several rounds of environmental studies. But, that wasn’t always the case.
Sep. 28, 2015
Summer Ends Music Festival
Tempe city officials are discussing possible changes to safety regulations at special events following a number of incidents at the Summer Ends Music Festival over the weekend at Tempe Beach Park.
Sep. 28, 2015
Just 300 feet separate a meticulously manicured resort and golf course from the tiny town of Guadalupe, where 31 percent of its mostly Latino and Yaqui Indian population live in poverty.
Sep. 28, 2015
Dark streaks on Mars
The "strongest evidence yet" that Mars has water was revealed Monday by NASA and other scientists, including a former University of Arizona researcher.
Sep. 28, 2015
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The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality is reassuring Volkswagen diesel owners they will not be held accountable for the bogus emissions software the automaker said it put on some vehicles.
Sep. 28, 2015
prescribed burn
The authors of a new commentary in Science magazine say forest managers should allow more naturally-ignited wildfires to burn. That’s already part of forest management in northern Arizona.
Sep. 28, 2015
APS
The move comes after intense scrutiny over the net-metering case in front of the Arizona Corporation Commission and possible ties between APS and several commissioners.
Sep. 28, 2015
Pletnick
The Dysart Unified School District is asking voters to approve a funding override on Nov. 3. The request comes after voters rejected an override in 2014. That forced Dysart to phase out $6 million in spending this year.
Sep. 28, 2015
Wade Noble
More than 100 members of the Yuma community will collectively write a report about water use in southwestern Arizona.
Sep. 27, 2015
The search for new water sources is never-ending for growing cities in the desert Southwest. Traditional sources like rivers and underground aquifers are proving insufficient, so cities are turning to options that were once unthinkable — like "toilet to tap" recycling.
Sep. 27, 2015
September is a popular month for exploring northern Arizona’s forests and canyons. Turns out it’s also a popular time to get lost.
Sep. 27, 2015
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio
When the contempt of court proceedings against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio resume Tuesday, the sheriff's former lawyer Tim Casey is expected to be called as a witness.
Sep. 27, 2015
A United States Border Patrol agent has been charged by a federal grand jury with second degree murder in the cross-border shooting death of a Mexican teenager. The indictment could set a precedent for how similar cases are handled in the future.
Sep. 25, 2015
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The City of Mesa launched a free-to-use online tool to help businesses find commercial properties for sale and lease. Mesa SiteSearch allows businesses to search nearly 300 properties through a database.
Sep. 25, 2015

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