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Concern about water in the desert doesn’t ebb and flow like an ocean. It’s around us pretty much all of the time. And our lengthy drought has made that even more dramatic.
Jan. 3, 2017
There are reports that President-elect Donald Trump has decided on a new U.S. Agriculture secretary, and it’s former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue.
Jan. 3, 2017
sky harbor airport sign
Sky Harbor officials announced last week that British Airways would be adding a second flight from Phoenix to London three days a week in May and June.
Jan. 3, 2017
In Charleston, S.C., a federal judge has ruled that 22-year old Dylann Roof is competent to stand trial. We spoke with Alexandra Olgin of South Carolina Public Radio, who has been covering the Roof trial.
Jan. 3, 2017
Milk prices are expected to rise in 2017, helping farmers recover some costs from low 2016 prices. But that may not happen for Arizona’s farmers.
Jan. 3, 2017
Members of the 115th Congress took their places Tuesday in the nation’s Capitol. A couple of those were new Arizona representatives, including Democrat Tom O’Halleran.
Jan. 3, 2017
Grand Canyon National Park
One of the, probably unfair, stereotypes of bloggers is that they do their writing in their basements. For George Jacobi, the setting could not have been more different.
Jan. 3, 2017
Sky Harbor Airport
Want a snack while you wait in the cell-phone lot? Or grab a coffee at the Sky Train station? Food and beverage trucks could soon be coming to Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport. The Aviation Department is looking to test drive the concept on its 3,000-acre campus.
Jan. 3, 2017
1040 form
There aren’t a lot of people using paper tax forms anymore. They make up roughly 10 percent of filers. Bill Brunson with the Phoenix IRS office says paper filers make more mistakes. They have an error rate of 13 percent, while the error rate for electronic filers is one-half of 1 percent.
Jan. 3, 2017
One of Arizona’s top regulatory agencies has a new head. On Tuesday, the Arizona Corporation Commission swore in its three newly elected members and tapped Tom Forese to take over as chairman.
Jan. 3, 2017
Banner-University Medical Center tower
Three Arizona hospitals are being penalized for the third straight year for the high rate of patient injuries and infections.
Jan. 3, 2017
images of top science stories of 2016
The Arizona Science Desk team has spent the past year reporting on science, technology, health and innovation around the state.
Jan. 3, 2017
Arizona public schools will be starting the spring semester with more than 8,300 open teaching positions, according to new survey results from the Arizona School Personnel Administrators Association.
Jan. 3, 2017
inaturalist.org
The U.S. Forest Service wants visitors to the Kaibab to snap photos of plants and animals and submit them to an online database. The project will run throughout 2017.
Jan. 3, 2017
Red traffic light
Your next weekend excursion to Las Vegas may feature easier driving. That’s because of a new traffic system announced Monday.
Jan. 3, 2017
Textbooks, school, education
Family TV viewing habits have changed in the last 50 years. Gone are the days when kids’ prime time was late morning and early afternoon. Arizona PBS is hoping a new channel dedicated solely to children’s programming will help them keep up with these shifts, so shows available whenever kids are watching. But how much can better access to educational TV really impact them?
Jan. 3, 2017
Interior Secretary Sally Jewell has called for more collaborative action to protect communities from wildfire and better prepare firefighters.
Jan. 3, 2017
minimum wage
All part-time and full-time employees are also mandated to have paid sick leave starting in July.
Jan. 3, 2017
An Arizona agency is considering new boating rules to improve safety on the state’s lakes and rivers.
Jan. 2, 2017
homeless man
The national program awarded Flagstaff and Cochise County Housing Authorities vouchers to help rural veterans get permanent housing.
Jan. 2, 2017

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