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Tech company Intel is investing $7 billion in Chandler. Intel CEO Brian Krzanich announced the plans Wednesday from the White House saying the factory will employ about 3,000 people directly and create 7,000 more supporting jobs.
Feb. 8, 2017
When the city of Phoenix and Laborers’ International Union of North America, Local 777, reached a deal last year, the contract called for something new: apprenticeship programs. The city’s public works department will begin a pilot program for solid waste equipment operators next month.
Feb. 8, 2017
Arizona National Guard soldiers
National guard members could soon see a sizable tuition break if a bill at the capitol passes.
Feb. 8, 2017
Handgun
Strong opposition to a bill that would have changed a landmark Arizona law making random or celebratory gunfire a felony, has prompted its sponsor to substantially dial back his proposal.
Feb. 8, 2017
U.S. Supreme Court
Lawyers for the city of Tucson are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to reject a bid by a conservative nonprofit group to kill the city’s unique system of electing council members.
Feb. 8, 2017
HOV carpool lane on Arizona freeway.
The nation’s largest non-emergency medical transportation manager, LogistiCare, is partnering with the ride-share company Lyft to give people rides to health-care appointments.
Feb. 8, 2017
Sen. Jeff Flake
Senator Jeff Flake will have a pivotal role in the vetting of U.S. Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch.
Feb. 8, 2017
Pinal County seal
The Arizona House has approved legislation that would bypass concerns from nearby towns to the incorporation of a growing Pinal County area known as San Tan Valley.
Feb. 8, 2017
Maricopa residents are fed up with their water company, and they sounded off Tuesday night about bill spikes, infrastructure failures and bad customer service.
Feb. 8, 2017
Bear Ears
On one of former President Barack Obama’s last days in office he used his authority under the Antiquities Act to protect 1.35 million acres surrounding a pair of buttes in southern Utah called Bear’s Ears. Some lawmakers are lobbying for President Trump to reverse the designation under the rallying cry of “Trump the monument.”
Feb. 8, 2017
Sonoqui Wash south of Ocotillo Road
As Gilbert has expanded, it’s pushed neighborhoods up against longstanding washes where water flows after storms. Recent Town Council meetings brought out members of the neighborhood who complain about the mosquitoes' persistence.
Feb. 8, 2017
Hundreds of southern Arizona voters claim their U.S. congressmember is not responding to their questions about the Affordable Care Act and the recent travel ban.
Feb. 8, 2017
EC-120B helicopter
Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly opened the meeting with a statement that included the news he will visit the border between Arizona and Mexico later this week.
Feb. 7, 2017
Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich
In Arkansas this week, the state attorney general filed a brief in support of a state university that is battling a Title IX lawsuit in federal court filed by a former student who reported a rape. Arizona’s attorney general joined the filing.
Feb. 7, 2017
Arizona Sens. John McCain and Jeff Flake
The U.S. Senate has confirmed Betsy DeVos to become the next U.S. Secretary of Education. U.S. Sen. John McCain and Jeff Flake of Arizona both voted in favor of her appointment.
Feb. 7, 2017
PeopleForBikes
The proverbial path to smoother transportation in the Tucson area just got a bit of a boost. The city was awarded a $200,000 grant from the PeopleForBikes nonprofit and its Big Jump Project.
Feb. 7, 2017
downtown mesa
Mesa is trying to position itself to become a hub for medical device companies. To find out why, and what those efforts entail, I met with Bill Jabjiniak, Mesa’s Economic Development director.
Feb. 7, 2017
DJ adjusting music
The electronic drum machine has helped support some great music over the years, but it’s not often perceived to be part of a pure, organic creation of tunes.
Feb. 7, 2017
Trees
In his new film, "Rooted in Peace," documentarian Greg Reitman has an idea that he can save the world — by planting trees. Reitman is hosting a special showing of the film tonight at Harkins Valley Art Theater in Tempe.
Feb. 7, 2017
ASU Campus
More than half of the incoming students in public colleges and universities across the country are not prepared to take college-level classes.
Feb. 7, 2017

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