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Monday, the United States Supreme Court announced it wouldn’t hear arguments about same-sex marriage bans in five states. That means gay couples will be allowed to marry in at least those states and likely several more, and it could also have implications in Arizona.
October 06, 2014
Phoenix City Council voted last week to delay the approval of a $103 million construction contract needed to revamp Sky Harbor’s terminal three. That deferral could result in an additional $1.9 million in costs.
October 06, 2014
The U.S. Census Bureau will be testing several updates in their surveys in 2015. They held a public information forum on Monday to outline their research plans addressing changes to things like instruction wording, racial and marital status questions, and the introduction of a web based collection design.
October 06, 2014
Today is the last day to register to vote for the General Election in November.
October 06, 2014
GT Advanced Technologies filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Monday, but it's unclear how this might impact sapphire glass manufacturing at Apple's new plant in east Mesa.
October 06, 2014
Arizona Sens. John McCain and Jeff Flake say the Obama Administration is backing off from Operation Streamline, an enforcement program on the border that reduces illegal immigration by prosecuting all illegal immigrants.
October 06, 2014
Gov. Jan Brewer is headed to Europe this week in hopes of boosting trade with Arizona. Her first stop will be Norway, a country that is about 35th as a trading partner with Arizona, far behind places like Russia and Saudi Arabia.
October 06, 2014
The state is headed back to court on the issue of gay rights. At issue is whether Arizona can refuse to provide benefits to the partners of its gay employees that are given to those who are married.
October 06, 2014
Last week, the state health department instituted a streamlined process for those Native Americans who were never issued birth certificate to obtain one. tThe changes are expected to improve the lives of many tribal members.
October 06, 2014
The once-staggering number of Central American child migrants crossing the border has slowed dramatically in recent months. But to discourage future migration flows, many say the violence and poverty that helped trigger the exodus must be addressed.
October 06, 2014
Phoenix Children’s Hospital is establishing a pediatric genomic research institute and will host a supercomputer for biological data processing.
October 06, 2014
Black-footed ferrets are making a comeback in Arizona. Long on the endangered species list, the animals are now breeding well in captivity. So now, scientists say, it's time to see if they can continue their success in the wild.
October 06, 2014
It may be more than six years away but planning is already underway for the 2020 census.
October 06, 2014
Pluto, the icy, rocky body formerly known as a planet, is back in the news.
October 06, 2014
Water samples taken from Arizona’s San Pedro River don’t show any signs of contamination following a potential spill at a copper mine in Mexico.
October 06, 2014
A candidate for Navajo president will have to take a test or be called to testify to prove he’s fluent enough in Navajo to be eligible for the seat, the tribe’s Office of Hearings and Appeals decided Friday.
October 03, 2014
On Thursday the city of Tempe approved a measure that would encourage businesses to adapt and reuse older buildings.
October 03, 2014
An independent Phoenix-based literary journal released its second edition this week. "Four Chambers" got 1,000 submissions and published 75 of them. About half of the writers are local.
October 03, 2014
When you sit down to a meal, how much do you think about where your veggies came from? Some Valley farmers and chefs think a lot about it - and on Monday they’ll have the chance to get together, along with food suppliers and distributors, in an effort to build relationships and get more local produce on your table.
October 03, 2014
Willow Canyon High School in Surprise plays its homecoming game Friday. But the festivities, including Saturday night’s homecoming dance, have garnered attention for a reason unrelated to football.
October 03, 2014

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