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A Senate panel agreed Monday to allow electronic billboards in northwest Arizona after its chief proponent agreed to extensive limits.
Feb. 7, 2017
Arizona State Senate building
Arizona State Senate President Steve Yarbrough is proposing a measure asking voters to approve expanding state senate seats from two to four years.
Feb. 7, 2017
kids in class at Shumway Elementary
The state has invested $38 million into a new database, AzEDS, to make keeping track of those students easier and more accurate. That progress is at risk of coming to a grinding halt.
Feb. 7, 2017
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A rare genetic mutation that causes developmental delays in children has been identified by researchers at the Translational Genomics Research Institute in Phoenix.
Feb. 7, 2017
Red Tie
The saying goes “clothes maketh the man” and high on that list is a power tie, often in red. But, one researcher says not so fast.
Feb. 7, 2017
Tohono O'odham
President Donald Trump has signed an executive order to build a wall along the 2,000-mile-long U.S.-Mexico border. He remains resolute, despite the obstacles that stand in his way. One is the Tohono O’odham, the American Indian tribe that straddles the two countries. Tribal leaders say a wall would desecrate land they believe to be sacred.
Feb. 7, 2017
Maybe you’ve undergone a pre-employment background check. You give a company permission to check your criminal record, traffic violations and maybe your credit history. You pass and get the job. Now, the founder of a Scottsdale-based company hopes its post-employment background checks will become the norm.
Feb. 7, 2017
Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission began a special inspection at the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station near Buckeye on Monday. They’re looking for the reason an emergency diesel generator failed during a recent monthly inspection.
Feb. 7, 2017
Computer lab
State education officials will submit a roughly $21 million budget request to a Arizona House and Senate committees this week, and about 84 percent of the money would go toward information technology.
Feb. 7, 2017
The Waste Management Phoenix Open golf tournament broke more than just attendance records last week. AT&T says data usage on their cellular network surpassed record levels, too.
Feb. 6, 2017
University of Phoenix Stadium
In the aftermath of the Super Bowl’s first ever overtime, Arizona tourism officials are hoping to rally their teams to get the big game back to the Valley in the future.
Feb. 6, 2017
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Homeless and at-risk veterans will have access to a one-stop shop of services this week. The Maricopa County StandDown event is designed to help former members of the military and to increase community awareness about the problems they sometimes face.
Feb. 6, 2017
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We use our smartphones all … the … time. But, at what cost? Nancy Colier has been studying this. She’s a psychotherapist based in New York City and author of "The Power of Off: The Mindful Way to Stay Sane in a Virtual World."
Feb. 6, 2017
Petrified Forest National Park
Picture this. You’re in Petrified Forest National Park, digging, and you come upon a fossil that makes paleontologists re-think what they know about a particular species. That did not happen to Annette McGivney, but it could have. The park hosts “regular people” for digs three times a year through the Petrified Forest Field Institute.
Feb. 6, 2017
Football field
Yesterday’s Super Bowl featured one of the greatest comebacks in sports history. But if you don’t care about football, there were always the television ads … And with us for a few minutes to talk about Super Bowl ads and the bigger picture is Louie Moses, president and creative director of the Phoenix-based Moses Agency.
Feb. 6, 2017
The effects of climate change are anticipated to be wide-ranging, with concerns related to whether higher temperatures and drier conditions could hurt what we grow, especially food.
Feb. 6, 2017
Arizona Capitol building
The initiative process has been part of Arizona since its earliest days as a state. But the current legislative session includes multiple bills that attempt to defang the initiative process.
Feb. 6, 2017
Susan Levy and Tom Waldeck
Not too long ago, 15 acres of land on the corner of Central Avenue and Indian School Road sat empty. But, in 2011, Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton struck a deal between the land’s owner and a local nonprofit called Keep Phoenix Beautiful to transform the space. But, now, the garden is being shut down — without much notice.
Feb. 6, 2017
Textbooks, school, education
On Tuesday, the full U.S. Senate is expected to vote on the nomination of Betsy Devos to be the next U.S. secretary of Education. To learn more about the Devos confirmation and the likelihood of her approval, we spoke with Elizabeth Mann of the Brookings Institution.
Feb. 6, 2017
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A little more than a year ago it all started with Peas-in-Guac. Now those safety slogans on signs above Arizona highways will be written by one clever Arizonan, if only for a short time.
Feb. 6, 2017

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