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State lawmakers want to force Arizona drivers to buy more insurance. A new bill would boost the personal injury liability minimum to pay for deaths or injuries caused by an auto accident.
Jan. 19, 2017
Sheriff Joe Arpaio
Campaign finance numbers from the Maricopa County Sheriff race show Republican Joe Arpaio spent $12.6 million in his unsuccessful bid for a seventh term.
Jan. 19, 2017
Kickstarter has opened up development in areas and populations across the country that have not had access to capital before, according to a new a study.
Jan. 19, 2017
El Mirage celebrates the grand opening of its new City Hall on Thursday, and the sleek and modern design is a big change from the strip mall that served as city headquarters for more than a decade.
Jan. 19, 2017
Cumbre Sonora
Some border state companies and governments want to keep business as usual after the presidential inauguration. And a few weeks after Donald Trump takes office, Sonora will host a summit to strengthen the commercial region.
Jan. 19, 2017
Sheriff Paul Penzone appeared before the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors to discuss the funding for his department. He said the Sheriff’s Office patrol staff is down 12 percent from staffing goals, and detention officer staff levels are 13 percent below target.
Jan. 19, 2017
Arizona has had one of the highest rates of uninsured children in the country. But the Affordable Care Act has begun to change that, bringing coverage to thousands of kids. Now, some worry a repeal of that law could undo this progress.
Jan. 19, 2017
Upcoming storms bringing rain, winds and cold air are shutting down a popular hot air event this weekend. Those are not good conditions for hot-air balloons. As a result the Arizona Balloon Classic is being postponed.
Jan. 18, 2017
Adrian Fontes
Adrian Fontes says he hopes to redraw voting-precinct boundary lines during his tenure at the Maricopa County Recorder’s Office. He was one of several newly elected county officials to present and defend their budget requests to the Board of Supervisors on Wednesday.
Jan. 18, 2017
heat hiking sign
Two thousand sixteen was a very hot year for Earth. In fact, it was the hottest year on record for the third year in a row. That’s according to scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Arizona also experienced hot temperatures.
Jan. 18, 2017
Dean Coonrod
When the Affordable Care Act — also known as the ACA or Obamacare — went into effect in 2010, health care changed dramatically for many women in this country.
Jan. 18, 2017
Texas border
The Homeland Security Department is beginning to build a modern section of wall along the Arizona border near New Mexico.
Jan. 18, 2017
The lead-up to Friday’s events when Donald Trump is inaugurated as the 45th president of United States has been full of controversy. A lot of entertainers have been hesitant to commit to performing or have simply refused.
Jan. 18, 2017
Phoenix Sunset
Our climate is affected by many factors, and some of them are microscopically tiny.
Jan. 18, 2017
Most people don’t choose to go into solitary confinement. Especially if they’ve already been in. But, that’s exactly what James Burns did.
Jan. 18, 2017
Work has started on the new South Mountain Freeway Loop 202 expansion. Late last week, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected a motion for an injunction.
Jan. 18, 2017
College and professional coaches, and even those in high school, are legendary for unique motivational techniques.
Jan. 18, 2017
school education classroom
There’s been a lot of emphasis on STEM education — science, technology, engineering and math — across the Valley and the country. But increasingly, educators are urging going from STEM to STEAM — that is, to add in the arts.
Jan. 18, 2017
Bottle of prescription medication
Arizona is trying to get a handle on the opioid epidemic facing the state. On Tuesday, several state agencies talked about ways to do that.
Jan. 18, 2017
The U.S. Supreme Court has delayed a decision on whether it’ll take up a challenge from a handful of states, including Arizona, to a federal ban on legal sports betting.
Jan. 18, 2017

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