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Phoenix police believe a 36-year-old man killed his two children Sunday and then committed suicide.
Oct. 17, 2016
Paloma Rivera Uribe
Mexico is proposing a small change to the rules governing mezcal — not over how it’s made or who drinks it, but simply over the word itself. That might sound insignificant, but a small tweak could have a big impact on the types of mezcals people drink in Arizona and elsewhere.
Oct. 17, 2016
arizona ballot
Samantha Pstross, with the Arizona Commission For Election Accountability, said she’s more worried about issues that could prevent voters from casting a ballot in the first place.
Oct. 17, 2016
Bill Mundell and Tom Chabin
The two Democrats running for Arizona corporation commission say the CEO of the state’s largest utility has created a “culture of corruption” and could be connected to dark money spending this election.
Oct. 17, 2016
warm fire
Human-induced climate change has doubled forest fire damage in the West over the past 30 years, says a study published online early by the journal PNAS. But human effects on fire extend far beyond climate.
Oct. 17, 2016
Stephan’s riffle beetle
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has declared an insect once found in Madera Canyon south of Tucson extinct — one of about 200 species of animals, plants, and insects that disappear every day.
Oct. 17, 2016
record high in Phoenix for Oct. 17
Valley temperatures have soared above 90 degrees for 13 consecutive days so far this month. It’s far from the hottest October on record, though.
Oct. 17, 2016
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio
About 26 percent of Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office employees are Latino, and Sheriff Joe Arpaio visited a church in Surprise Saturday to honor them on the final day of National Hispanic Heritage Month.
Oct. 16, 2016
downtown phoenix light rail
The city of Phoenix has a diverse population and a lot of different choices for restaurants, music and museums. But it doesn’t seem to embrace other cultures in quite the same way that Tucson or parts of Texas are seen to.
Oct. 14, 2016
Glendale Elementary School District logo
District officials say two Glendale Elementary School District campuses will reopen today Monday after weeks of emergency repairs.
Oct. 14, 2016
The fire ban went into effect last May and included Camelback Mountain, Papago Park, South Mountain Park and Preserve and North Mountain and surrounding areas.
Oct. 14, 2016
Last year, the Centers for Disease Control added Mexico to its list of countries that have active Zika virus transmission. Most of the cases were in southern Mexico, but as of last month that changed.
Oct. 14, 2016
Orme School sign
Drive about an hour north of Phoenix, turn left off of the I-17 at Orme Road, and the pavement turns to dirt pretty quickly. And, a few miles farther, you’ll see a wooden post with four sticks hanging from it in the shape of a cattle brand.
Oct. 14, 2016
High-fives, fist bumps and handshakes can all be ways to acknowledge a friend or colleague’s ‘job well done’ or can simply be used as a friendly greeting.
Oct. 14, 2016
Phoenix has been touted recently as recovering from the housing crisis faster than other metropolitan areas. But not everyone has equal access to the recovery.
Oct. 14, 2016
Three of Arizona’s congressional districts rank in the top 50 nationally for the potential of younger voters to significantly influence the outcomes.
Oct. 14, 2016
Voting sign
FBI Director James Comey has said that voter-registration sites in at least a dozen states — including Arizona — were targeted by hackers.
Oct. 14, 2016
Michelle Bastian
On Wednesday, an Arizona woman named Michelle Bastian was booked on suspicion of terrorism after police say she mailed bomb-making instructions from Al-Qaida and the Islamic State to the prison where her husband is currently incarcerated. Mia Garcia, spokeswoman for Attorney General Mark Brnovich, says this will be the second time Brnovich will prosecute a state level terror charge.
Oct. 14, 2016
cigar
For the first time in 50 years, the United States government has lifted restrictions on the famed Cuban cigars and rum.
Oct. 14, 2016
Mexican gray wolf
Congressman Raúl M. Grijalva, an Arizona Democrat, has protested what he calls a Republican mythology about management of endangered wolves. He said he wants to change the focus of the conversation.
Oct. 14, 2016

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