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Westgate Entertainment District
Officials say they’re working hard to increase the public’s benefit for having professional sports. But past leaders have saddled the City Council and staff with the costs of being Arizona’s only place to host Major League Baseball, the National Football League and the National Hockey League.
Nov. 21, 2016
Bell Road
After seven months of overpass construction, Bell Road is reopening near Grand Avenue.
Nov. 21, 2016
still photo from the play "Nogales"
Blending humor and drama, the play "Nogales: Storytellers in Cartel Country" offers a complex version of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and others who helped give perspectives on the shooting of a Mexican boy by the U.S. Border Patrol.
Nov. 18, 2016
Phoenix Afrobeat Orchestra
Phoenix Afrobeat Orchestra is a Valley band featuring 16 musicians who all play different genres of music. On Saturday night they’ll release their debut album called "PAO!"
Nov. 18, 2016
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Todd Kohlhepp, who was arrested this month after a missing woman was found locked in a container as well as multiple bodies on his property, used to live in Tempe.
Nov. 18, 2016
A Phoenix abortion services provider is pushing back against the state’s efforts to investigate its practices. Camelback Family Planning learned it was under investigation by the Arizona Attorney General’s Office in late 2015.
Nov. 18, 2016
hip hop festival logo
Saturday is the third annual Arizona Hip Hop Festival in downtown Phoenix. It’s a large all-day event that brings together the four elements of old school hip hop culture: rappers, DJs, visual artists, and dancers.
Nov. 18, 2016
desert bighorn sheep
State wildlife officials will no longer kill mountain lions that prey on the population of reintroduced bighorn sheep in the Catalina Mountains north of Tucson.
Nov. 18, 2016
Guerrilla Girls
The Guerilla Girls have been using humor and facts to challenge museum directors and gallery owners around the world about the lack of diversity in their art collections for 30 years.
Nov. 18, 2016
Both the Republican and Democratic national committees are looking for new chairmen. Reince Priebus will leave the RNC to become President-elect Donald Trump’s new chief of staff, and the DNC has had an interim chair since Debbie Wasserman Schultz resigned over the summer.
Nov. 18, 2016
minimum wage
Arizona voters approved Proposition 206 earlier this month, with more than 58 percent of the vote. The measure will increase the state’s minimum wage, phasing it in to $12 an hour by 2020; it also mandates paid sick time for workers.
Nov. 18, 2016
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The scandal involving Wells Fargo opening accounts without their customers’ permission has cost the bank $185 million in fines. New reporting from the Wall Street Journal finds some of the practices that got Wells Fargo in hot water started in Arizona.
Nov. 18, 2016
U.S. Census Bureau logo
The director of the U.S. Census Bureau was in the Valley this week meeting with the Maricopa Association of Governments and tribal leaders in the Valley.
Nov. 18, 2016
computer
University of Arizona is giving students the chance to take science lab classes without ever setting foot in a lab. Classes being offered at UA Online Science Academy will include biology, chemistry, physiology, space, atmospheric and environmental sciences.
Nov. 18, 2016
Rick St. Johns
Glendale has announced its new police chief and they are already familiar with the force.
Nov. 18, 2016
zika map
So far, 47 cases have been reported in Arizona between Jan, 1, 2015, and Nov. 16, 2016. All are travel-associated. Only Florida has seen locally acquired transmissions of the virus.
Nov. 18, 2016
Raytheon Missile Systems announced Friday a big expansion that the company said will add nearly 2,000 jobs to its operations over the next five years.
Nov. 18, 2016
Cattle graze
Arizona ranchers who lose cattle to the endangered Mexican grey wolf now have a way to be compensated.
Nov. 18, 2016
New figures from the Office of Economic Opportunity put Arizona’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for October at 5.2 percent. That's as low as it's been since spring of 2008.
Nov. 18, 2016
rancher
For more than a year, one of President-elect Donald Trump’s most prominent campaign promises was to build a wall along the Mexican border. Some ranchers along the Arizona border took Trump up on his promise and want him to keep his word.
Nov. 18, 2016

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