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orangutan
When Hilda Tresz was 17, she walked into the office of the director of the Budapest Zoo and demanded a job. Twenty seven years later, Hilda Tresz has expanded the lives of animals around the world, from Egypt to India, and back here at home at the Phoenix Zoo.
Dec. 15, 2016
coal plant
Forests in northern Arizona have a problem: massive piles of wood chips left behind from thinning projects. They can’t stay in the forest because of the fire danger and there’s no local market for them. But they have to go somewhere.
Dec. 15, 2016
The process to replace Common Core English language arts and math standards has been going on since March 2015.
Dec. 15, 2016
The city of Phoenix Housing Department will receive a $452,000 grant to give low-income youth the chance to go to college. The money will come from the U.S. Housing and Urban Development.
Dec. 15, 2016
Sheriff Joe Arpaio
Sheriff Joe Arpaio has been spared prosecution on a contempt-of-court charge for refusing to hand over 50 hard drives from a secret investigation. He still faces contempt charges on a separate count.
Dec. 14, 2016
Raytheon logo
U.S. defense contractor Raytheon Company announced it’s won a contract from the Naval Supply System Command Weapons Systems Support to repair weapons equipment for F-A 18 Aircraft.
Dec. 14, 2016
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Arizona Humanities has announced its 2017 award winners — they include an English professor at ASU, the founder of a program that brings veterans into classrooms, and the archivist and librarian of the Chicano Research Collection at ASU.
Dec. 14, 2016
Alta Fillmore apartment
There’s a good amount of housing construction going on around the Valley, but a lot of those projects are apartment buildings — rental housing, as opposed to single family housing.
Dec. 14, 2016
business people
An effort to create so-called Prosperity States across the country comes to Arizona today.
Dec. 14, 2016
Lawmakers will convene their 2017 session in about a month, but they’re already introducing bills.
Dec. 14, 2016
vaccine
The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report as of early last month only two out of five Americans had gotten a flu vaccine. That’s similar to last year’s levels.
Dec. 14, 2016
The National Defense Authorization Act will direct more than $1 billion in defense spending to Boeing’s Mesa plant.
Dec. 14, 2016
Commuting is a lot more than a daily hassle. It is a way to measure economic growth and needs of a growing population.
Dec. 14, 2016
Colorado River Chubs
Three types of chub in the Colorado River watershed may actually be the same species of fish. The finding raises questions about their protections under the federal Endangered Species Act.
Dec. 14, 2016
A group convened by Gov. Doug Ducey on Wednesday released a dozen proposals to revamp Arizona’s K-12 school funding system. Ducey called the ideas a “road map.”
Dec. 14, 2016
On Tuesday, Baltimore-based Acton Mobile announced the acquisition of Tempe-based Mobile Mini's mobile office fleet in Tennessee.
Dec. 14, 2016
wild horses
Following eight years of federal environmental review, the Bureau of Land Management announced approval Tuesday of a Southwest energy project designed to increase power and make it more efficient.
Dec. 14, 2016
Tom Horne
The Arizona Supreme Court Tuesday agreed to review a finding that former Attorney General Tom Horne violated campaign finance laws during his 2010 campaign.
Dec. 14, 2016
Today, Phoenix City Council members are scheduled to vote on a five-year contract with a non-profit group to sell food and provide job-training opportunities.
Dec. 14, 2016
Improving commutes is one goal behind a pilot project that Phoenix council members will be asked to approve Wednesday. The nearly $1.4 million plan focuses on two of Phoenix’s most traveled corridors.
Dec. 14, 2016

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