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After years of record-breaking wildfires across the southwest, fire managers are finally catching their breath this season. A wetter-than-average spring is allowing them to focus on preventing mega-fires in the future.
June 26, 2015
Attorney General Loretta Lynch said federal officials are looking for cities to participate in the next phase of a program aimed at streamlining trafficking investigations and prosecutions.
June 26, 2015
The body of an Iraqi pilot whose military plane crashed during a training mission in the United States has been found at the crash site, Iraq's Defense Ministry said on Friday, as violence continues to strike around the capital, Baghdad.
June 26, 2015
Friday’s high temperature is expected to be 110 degrees. Twenty-five-years ago on this date, Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport recorded a historic temperature of 122.
June 26, 2015
June 27 marks the beginning of Independents Week, an annual national celebration of local businesses. Local First Arizona spokesperson Erika Pederson says the “buy local” movement has experienced increased visibility since it became mainstream in 2014.
June 26, 2015
The Supreme Court declared Friday that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the United States, a historic culmination of decades of litigation over gay marriage and gay rights generally.
June 26, 2015
The Arizona State Land Department is auctioning the site where 19 firefighters died two years ago in the Yarnell Hill Fire. The State Parks Department is hoping to be the winning bidders, so a planned memorial can be constructed.
June 26, 2015
Lawyers for a nonprofit watchdog group are demanding the Arizona Corporation Commission hand over certain cellphone records by the end of day Friday. If the commission fails to do so, the group has threatened to file suit.
June 25, 2015
ASU has announced plans to develop 330 acres at the northeast end of its Tempe campus into an Athletic Facilities District.
June 25, 2015
Authorities said a brush fire that forced hundreds of residents to evacuate a rural Arizona community last week was not accidental.
June 25, 2015
Eliphante. Melodic to say — and hard to explain. The hand-built collection of buildings and sculptures began more than 30 years ago as a painter’s vision, tucked away on a residential street in the tiny town of Cornville.
June 25, 2015
The Maricopa County Superior Court is scheduled to hear a case Friday morning to decide if the chief of Arizona schools has the right to hire and fire Board of Education employees.
June 25, 2015
Summers in the Valley are always extremely hot, but the past week or so has seen record and near-record high temperatures.
June 25, 2015
An analysis by Consumer Reports shows that many nonprofit health insurers across the country have stockpiled enormous amounts of money in case of unexpected events.
June 25, 2015
The Coyotes have the third overall pick and will be hosting a party at Gila River Arena. Team Co-Owner Anthony LeBlanc said this year’s draft party will also serve as a rally.
June 25, 2015
Medical decisions are inherently personal and can be based on any number of factors.
June 25, 2015
To get a sense of tourism’s impact on the state and its economy, we turn to Christine Vogt, director of the Center for Sustainable Tourism at ASU.
June 25, 2015
This morning, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld a provision of the Affordable Care Act.
June 25, 2015
Listen to Alison Richardson in her kids’ preschool class at Maria Reed Montessori School in Phoenix.
June 25, 2015
On the western edge of the Navajo Nation in Tuba City, there’s a popular scenic spot called Castle Rock. As you approach a large hand painted sign reads, “Please no dumping!” Drive a quarter mile towards the butte, and alongside the dirt road, you’ll see a soggy gray couch and a scattered half-burned pile of trash.
June 25, 2015

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