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Phoenix has a child poverty rate higher than the national average, according to numbers released Thursday in the U.S. Census Bureau's 2014 American Community Survey.
Sep. 17, 2015
El Nino, Diagram, Storms
Although recent monsoon storms have taken their toll on the valley and the region, there were no storms to be found in the Atlantic Ocean during hurricane season — at least for what seemed like a moment. But this may mean even more storms for the Southwest.
Sep. 17, 2015
Martin Quezada
As the future of Arizona’s K-12 education system remains blurred by questions of funding and ongoing political feuds, a group of elected officials wants to become a voice for the state’s growing demographic of Latino students.
Sep. 17, 2015
The U.S. military manages millions of acres across the West, much of which is home to critical habitat for rare species. Now environmentalists see this as an opportunity.
Sep. 17, 2015
EPA mine
Navajo President Russell Begaye called on Congress on Wednesday to hold the Environmental Protection Agency responsible for last month’s mine spill and provide compensation for the hundreds of Navajo farmers and ranchers affected.
Sep. 16, 2015
Michael Heller Arizona Storytellers
Michael Heller is the co-founder of Plus2 Technologies.
Sep. 16, 2015
Arizona Theatre Company logo
The number of professional theatre companies in Arizona is decreasing, and the state’s largest one, Arizona Theatre Company, is on the verge of some major leadership changes.
Sep. 16, 2015
Dance of the Bones
Best-selling novelist J.A. Jance's latest book, Dance of the Bones, features two of her recurring leads, J.P. Beaumont and Brandon Walker.
Sep. 16, 2015
David Fitzsimmons is a cartoonist, humor columnist and blogger at the Arizona Daily Star. Learn about Fitzsimmons’ favorite targets for satire.
Sep. 16, 2015
Yoshua Okon takes real-life incidents and creates video installations from them.
Sep. 16, 2015
lettuce workers
One major part of immigration reform in the United States that hasn’t received as much attention lately is the economic impact of agricultural workers.
Sep. 16, 2015
School bus
Increasing K-12 funding in Arizona is being pushed by Governor Doug Ducey, Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas and State Treasurer Jeff Dewit.
Sep. 16, 2015
At the Puerta Este border crossing, U.S. citizens and other foreigners walking into Mexico must now show their passports.
Sep. 16, 2015
Soldiers breastfeed their babies
A group photo showing women soldiers breastfeeding their babies at a military base in El Paso went viral this week. In the picture, 10 mothers in camouflage uniforms hold 10 hungry babies to their chests.
Sep. 16, 2015
Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station
Emergency officials are holding a preparedness exercise for a mock incident at Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station west of Phoenix.
Sep. 16, 2015
A Mexican man died while in custody at the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention center in Florence.
Sep. 15, 2015
Sonoroan Deset National Monument
A lawsuit over the environmental impacts of target shooting on public land has prompted the federal government to shut down a portion of the Sonoran Desert National Monument.
Sep. 15, 2015
The debate over wresting control of land away from the federal government is nothing new in Arizona, but state lawmakers are taking a renewed look at the idea.
Sep. 15, 2015
weather testing facility
Arizona days of hundred-plus temperature can feel like a test of endurance. But that’s exactly why so many manufacturers choose Phoenix to test their materials from plastic to paint to vinyl.
Sep. 15, 2015
Teen Lifeline Hotline
September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, and one Phoenix-based non-profit trains teenagers to help their peers.
Sep. 15, 2015

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