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Arizona's top education official on Friday backed off from a brewing battle with Gov. Doug Ducey, saying she wanted to avoid a lawsuit to enforce her firings of two Board of Education executives that had been overturned by the governor.
February 13, 2015
The Flagstaff community will honor Kayla Mueller at a candlelight vigil Feb. 14 at Northern Arizona University, her alma mater. Mueller died while being held hostage by the self-declared Islamic State in Syria. The vigil will be held at the Campus Ministry Center, where Mueller was actively involved.
February 13, 2015
The deadline for enrollment in the federal health care exchange is Sunday, and the White House is making one final push to encourage people to sign up.
February 13, 2015
This anecdotal feeling that Arizona, and the Valley in particular, is becoming a restaurant haven is gaining concrete momentum.
February 13, 2015
Last December, President Obama signed an Executive Order creating the Task Force on Community Policing in the effort to strengthen public trust in the wake of incidents in Ferguson, Mo. and New York City.
February 13, 2015
A visiting rabbi came to the University of Arizona this week in order to restore a 200-year-old Torah, the scroll containing the first five books of the Bible.
February 13, 2015
Americans like living in the West. And they’re big fans of public lands, too. That’s the conclusion of the “Conservation of the West” poll, a bipartisan questionnaire that surveyed residents of six states, including Arizona.
February 13, 2015
The deadline for enrollment in the federal health care exchange is this Sunday and the White House is making a big push to get as many people as possible enrolled before then.
February 13, 2015
Arizona’s public universities have proposed a plan, under which new employees would not be guaranteed a pension, but would instead have 401K-style plans. The universities also want to create their own health benefit plans.
February 13, 2015
Maricopa County transportation officials want residents’ input on the projects they’d like to see over the next 20 years. It’s part of the agency’s Transportation System Plan 2035, which is now underway.
February 13, 2015
Arizona's top health official says he's stepping down next month.
February 13, 2015
Shortly after the news broke earlier this week that Prescott’s Kayla Mueller had, in fact, died while being held by ISIS in Syria, reports started to come out about failed rescue attempts.
February 13, 2015
Ever wondered how we are able to tell you where there are freeway back-ups at any given time of the day? Well, there’s a system dedicated to this science.
February 13, 2015
Temperatures are expected to remain above average for the next few days and, if the National Weather Service is correct, we can forget about a significant cool down anytime soon. But when it comes to forest fires, these warmer-than-average temperatures could be a problem.
February 13, 2015
Last month, Arizona Game and Fish rescued a 45 pound beaver from Tempe Town Lake. The beaver was nursed back to health and on Thursday, finally released into the wild.
February 13, 2015
Over the next few days, temperatures are expected to be warmer than average.
February 13, 2015
A critically endangered Southwest species once down to 22 individuals is bouncing back due to a multi-agency partnership. And now the public can see them up close, and maybe in the wild.
February 13, 2015
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and four top leaders will face a civil contempt of court hearing in April for repeatedly violating a federal judge’s orders.
February 12, 2015
National media crowded into Prescott this week after news that one of its native daughters died while in captivity of ISIS. The small town’s healing over Kayla Mueller’s death is just starting.
February 12, 2015
The Fourth Annual Arizona SciTech Festival officially kicked off Wednesday, launching more than 800 science, technology, engineering and math events taking place statewide over the next few months.
February 12, 2015

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