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Textbooks, school, education
Not willing to put it off until the last minute, Arizona’s Legislative Democrats proposed asking voters as soon as possible to extend and expand a special sales tax that funds education.
Jan. 10, 2017
Earth
A University of Arizona camera circling Mars turned its eye toward its home planet in November and got a stunning image of Earth and the moon.
Jan. 10, 2017
Handgun
The Arizona Supreme Court is set to consider a case marking the first use of a new state law that withholds state funds from cities if they enact laws conflicting with state laws.
Jan. 10, 2017
food bank
Mexico’s winter vegetable season is in full swing, and buyers from around the world are poised to shop for the produce in warehouses on the U.S. side. But not all of that produce will make it to stores.
Jan. 10, 2017
monsanto
Representatives from agricultural giant Monsanto came out to Pima County Monday night to hear from residents about a plan to build a greenhouse in the area. Locals spoke out against the proposed agreement that would support efforts to lower the company’s property taxes.
Jan. 10, 2017
The Phoenix City Council will decide whether to expand bus-service hours for the second time in less than a year when it meets on Wednesday.
Jan. 10, 2017
inmates
In his State of the State on Monday, Gov. Ducey announced a new executive order that will give inmates with a history of drug abuse access to medication-assisted treatment, such as the opioid-blocker Vivitrol.
Jan. 9, 2017
Tech-giant Apple announced it is looking for federal approval to produce certain product components in Mesa.
Jan. 9, 2017
The Arizona Court of Appeals will hear arguments Tuesday on whether DREAMers should be eligible to pay in-state college tuition.
Jan. 9, 2017
There are, as it turns out, a series of asteroids that fly relatively close, astronomically speaking, to the Earth. And researchers in Arizona recently observed one of the smallest near-earth asteroids — they found it reflects more than half the sunlight that falls on it, making it one of the brightest in history.
Jan. 9, 2017
Phoenix is hosting the American Farm Bureau’s annual convention — it continues today downtown. Something that’ll be on the minds of many attendees is water, specifically how to use it effectively and efficiently, and how technology may play a role in doing that.
Jan. 9, 2017
There’s a burgeoning scene right now, with different experimental producers, collectives and labels putting on shows and new venues providing spaces for people to perform.
Jan. 9, 2017
Gov. Ducey will be working with two new Republican leaders in the state Legislature: House Speaker JD Mesnard and my next guest, Senate President Steve Yarbrough.
Jan. 9, 2017
Gov. Doug Ducey will give his annual State of the State address this afternoon, on the opening day of the 2017 legislative session.
Jan. 9, 2017
Legislative Democrats haven’t agreed with Gov. Ducey on much, and many have been concerned that their voices and ideas haven’t been receiving a lot of consideration.
Jan. 9, 2017
border fence
As a border state, we hear a lot about immigrants who illegally cross the U.S.-Mexico border. But, this year, it was Central Americans who officials say helped drive an increase in immigration arrests.
Jan. 9, 2017
Monday Morning Dumpster Dive
The director of National Intelligence released a report on Russia's attempts to influence the presidential election on Friday. The Intercept's Micah Lee discusses the legitimacy of blaming the Russians and talks about what isn't in the report — evidence.
Jan. 9, 2017
Adrian Fontes
Russian attempts to disrupt November’s election have brought cyber-hacking into the spotlight. And now the Maricopa County Recorder’s Office is using a White Hat hacker team to test its own systems.
Jan. 9, 2017
The story about newspapers struggling isn’t a new one. But for many big city papers, the sports section has been a high priority — both in the hard copy and online. The Arizona Republic and azcentral.com, though, are in the midst of dramatic shifts, as two of its higher-profile writers — columnist Paola Boivin and Phoenix Suns beat writer Paul Coro — are on the way out.
Jan. 9, 2017
Sal DiCiccio
On Tuesday, the Phoenix City Council will receive what’s called an Early Budget Status update for the 2017-18 fiscal year.
Jan. 9, 2017

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