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minimum wage
Gov. Doug Ducey denies using the power of state agencies to help undermine the measure voters approved last month raising Arizona's minimum wage.
Dec. 20, 2016
Arizona Supreme Court
The state's two newest justices of the Arizona Supreme Court were sworn in Monday. Gov. Doug Ducey said at the ceremony that Court of Appeals Judge Andrew Gould and Solicitor General John Lopez understand that “a judge’s role is to interpret the laws, not make them.”
Dec. 20, 2016
wetern union
Western Union Co. continued its expansion of services in Mexico, with deals that allows the company to offer money transfers in more than 700 new locations.
Dec. 20, 2016
VirTra Simulator screens
Tempe-based Virtra Systems will construct virtual police training programs at seven locations around the state.
Dec. 20, 2016
citizen science
A kind of ecological treasure hunt is underway in northern Arizona for thousands of springs scattered across the landscape. It’s such a vast area it’s hard to find them and monitor their health. So scientists are training ordinary citizens to help them in the search.
Dec. 20, 2016
house chamber desks turned over
A hearing loop will wirelessly transmit sound from microphones directly into hearing-assistance devices, like aids and cochlear implants.
Dec. 20, 2016
The Arizona State Board of Education on Monday approved English Language Arts and mathematics classroom standards to replace 2010’s Common Core. The new standards include teaching reading and writing cursive from kindergarten through fifth grade.
Dec. 19, 2016
University of Phoenix Stadium
International soccer will return to Glendale this summer. University of Phoenix Stadium will host a match in a knockout round of the 2017 Gold Cup that kicks off in July.
Dec. 19, 2016
The Peoria City Council recently voted to give itself a raise, but just barely. The 5 percent raise translates into about a $1,000 more per year for City Council members, and about $1,500 a year more for the mayor.
Dec. 19, 2016
Blanca Deloarte
On a recent Tuesday night, 36 small-business owners were working their second shift of the day at the Fuerza Local business accelerator. But, there’s one thing you’ll notice when you look around this classroom tonight: Most of the business owners in this room are women.
Dec. 19, 2016
Storyline Collective
Storytelling is a unique skill that is becoming more popular across Phoenix. This art can be powerful, healing and comedic to many.
Dec. 19, 2016
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President-elect Donald Trump wasn’t shy during the campaign season about criticizing members of Congress and others for having poor ideas or negotiating bad deals.
Dec. 19, 2016
Robert Shelton
Robert Shelton, the founder of the Old West theme park and movie studio Old Tucson, died late last week at the age of 95.
Dec. 19, 2016
In Arizona, there is long-standing tension between Arizona’s cities, several of which have liberal leadership, and the state Legislature, which is conservative. And the battle between them is heating up heading into 2017.
Dec. 19, 2016
Dark money is credited with influencing the outcome of a number of Arizona races in the past couple of election cycles — from governor to the Corporation Commission.
Dec. 19, 2016
A 29-year-old Phoenix man accused of hacking into more than a thousand university email accounts may be headed for a plea bargain.
Dec. 19, 2016
Textbooks, school, education
The number of enrollments into two and four year colleges is declining across the United States. But, some states are avoiding the trend.
Dec. 19, 2016
An invasive snake has been found in Yuma waters. Officials are concerned because the snakes could pose a threat to local species and alter the Colorado River ecosystem.
Dec. 19, 2016
It's that time of year again, when kids are lining up to meet one special man. But for some children with special needs, seeing Santa in a noisy, crowded mall is more of an emotional nightmare.
Dec. 19, 2016
john mccain
Arizona’s John McCain, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, joined Democrats over the weekend in calling for a special select committee to investigate Russian cyberattacks and their effect on the election.
Dec. 19, 2016

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