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Jim Belfiore
There’s been an increased interest in the Valley over the past few years to live closer into the city. That’s a bit of a change for a region which, at least stereotypically, has been more known for urban sprawl than dense, urban living.
Apr. 26, 2017
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GOP senators, over the objections of Democrats, approved SB 1042 on Tuesday. The bill aims to address Arizona’s chronic teacher shortage by easing qualifications — and make it easier for people with expertise in a specific subject area but who do not necessarily have teaching certification, to go into the classroom.
Apr. 26, 2017
Miroslava Breach
A new ranking from Reporters Without Borders ranking says Mexico is one of the most dangerous countries for press freedom, as the country is the deadliest for journalists in the Western Hemisphere.
Apr. 26, 2017
Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton delivered his sixth State of the City address on Tuesday, at a time when speculation about his political future is flying.
Apr. 26, 2017
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You might think that cell phones make everything worse. We can't remember phone numbers anymore, we are addicted to checking texts and emails and we end up taking thousands of pictures. So, can any good ever come of obsessive phone use?
Apr. 26, 2017
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After the White House announced that it would impose a 20 percent tariff on lumber imported from Canada, the president took to Twitter to criticize America's neighbor to the north.
Apr. 26, 2017
Charlie Walker
Oro Valley resident Charlie Walker is a self-described child of the space age. He grew up watching the first satellites being launched and set his sights on working in the space program.
Apr. 26, 2017
The Arizona House has a new Republican lawmaker. Maricopa county officials made their choice Wednesday to replace a legislator who went to work for the Trump Administration.
Apr. 26, 2017
Cactus Fire
The Bush Highway has been closed from Power Road to Usery Park Road due to the Cactus Wildfire burning north of Mesa. The fire was estimated at 25 acres Wednesday morning.
Apr. 26, 2017
Before Arizona’s Corporation Commissioners vote to raise Arizona Public Service rates, one member wants to know if they’re impartial and legally allowed to do so.
Apr. 26, 2017
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The Arizona Senate gave final approval Tuesday on a bill that would allow electronic billboards near the Nevada border in Mohave County.
Apr. 26, 2017
The Maricopa County Community College district adopted a preliminary budget for the 2017-2018 fiscal year Tuesday night. The $1.4 billion proposal is $59.4 million less than last year.
Apr. 26, 2017
Scottsdale City Council voted Tuesday night to end a legal dispute that stood in the way of building a new fire station.
Apr. 26, 2017
The Border's New Boundaries
The Trump Administration is moving forward with its plans for building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico line even as the plan faces Democratic opposition in Congress. But to do so, it’ll have to manage not only natural obstacles through the rough and rugged terrain of the Southwest, but legal ones as well. Part II of the The Border’s New Boundaries series goes to the Texas border, where the legal battles over the border wall a decade ago are still being fought today.
Apr. 26, 2017
The 27-acre space came out of a challenge by the mayor to get Phoenix to divert almost half of the city’s waste out of the landfill by 2020. The goal is to compost up 55,000 tons of material, like landscape and food waste, in a year.
Apr. 26, 2017
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The first group of school principals to get training from a state based school leadership program will be graduating today.
Apr. 26, 2017
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On any night in this country, almost 550,00 people are homeless. Those numbers might seem incredibly high, but they have gone down in the last decade. In 2014, Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton announced that Phoenix had ended chronic homelessness among veterans in the city. Mary Cunningham is a researcher at the Urban Institute. And she says this is a solvable problem.
Apr. 25, 2017
A jab at the state Legislature and business community came out during Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton’s State of the City address Tuesday.
Apr. 25, 2017
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What is the relationship between a company treating animals kindly and that firm’s bottom line? In his new book, Wayne Pacelle, president and CEO of the Humane Society of The United States, argues they’re closely tied.
Apr. 25, 2017
Our Latest Longest War: Losing Hearts and Minds in Afghanistan
The United States has fought multiple wars for nearly 15 years, with ground soldiers in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Apr. 25, 2017

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