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Most people don’t choose to go into solitary confinement. Especially if they’ve already been in. But, that’s exactly what James Burns did.
Jan. 18, 2017
Work has started on the new South Mountain Freeway Loop 202 expansion. Late last week, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected a motion for an injunction.
Jan. 18, 2017
College and professional coaches, and even those in high school, are legendary for unique motivational techniques.
Jan. 18, 2017
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There’s been a lot of emphasis on STEM education — science, technology, engineering and math — across the Valley and the country. But increasingly, educators are urging going from STEM to STEAM — that is, to add in the arts.
Jan. 18, 2017
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Arizona is trying to get a handle on the opioid epidemic facing the state. On Tuesday, several state agencies talked about ways to do that.
Jan. 18, 2017
The U.S. Supreme Court has delayed a decision on whether it’ll take up a challenge from a handful of states, including Arizona, to a federal ban on legal sports betting.
Jan. 18, 2017
Bob Thorpe
A northern Arizona lawmaker wants to change who can vote in future state elections and amend two statewide voter initiatives. The plan involves amending two statewide initiatives, including the minimum-wage increase.
Jan. 18, 2017
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The United Health Foundation released its annual America’s Health Rankings last month. Arizona now ranks as 29th healthiest state in the United States — a one-spot improvement from 2015.
Jan. 18, 2017
The Baseball Writers’ Association of America is mulling over who is next to enter the coveted Hall of Fame.
Jan. 18, 2017
Bob Thorpe
A push by a Flagstaff lawmaker to financially punish colleges and universities that teach “ethnic studies” classes may be going nowhere.
Jan. 18, 2017
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Mare Schumacher shares a story about her first time participating in a civil rights protest.
Jan. 18, 2017
A battle over endangered wolves in the Southwest is moving to a federal appeals court as judges hear arguments on whether states can block the federal government from reintroducing wildlife within their borders.
Jan. 18, 2017
The federal government has reached another settlement for cleanup work at abandoned uranium mines across the Navajo Nation.
Jan. 18, 2017
The very first installation of Vello, which allows a volunteer to remotely share screens with a child reading an electronic book, launched in Arizona Tuesday.
Jan. 18, 2017
Tempe awarded Habitat for Humanity of Central Arizona almost $830,000 to construct affordable housing in the city.
Jan. 18, 2017
José Jiménez was killed in the Vietnam War, and awarded the Medal of Honor posthumously for his actions.
Jan. 18, 2017
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A careful observer on the Valley Metro Light Rail might have noticed new purple stickers indicating that wi-fi is available inside a few trains.
Jan. 18, 2017
A new report said technology is making personal electronics smaller and lighter, and Tempe-based Amkor Technology Inc. is one of the companies leading the change.
Jan. 18, 2017
A pharmaceutical distribution company with Arizona ties has agreed to the largest fine in the history of the Drug Enforcement Administration. The McKesson Corporation will pay $150 million in penalties and suspend sales at distribution centers in four states.
Jan. 17, 2017
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The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals denied an injunction that would have stopped construction on the Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway project.
Jan. 17, 2017

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