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Arizona’s newest senator, Republican Jeff Flake, gave his first speech to the Senate Tuesday. Among the items he addressed, bipartisanship was the focus. Republican Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona (Photo courtesy of the Office of Senator Jeff Flake) “There is a time and a place for using super-majority rules to block legislation and/or nominees from coming to the Senate floor, “said Flake.
June 04, 2013
A mistake in the 2010 U.S. Census is forcing Yuma officials to alter their proposed budget for the next fiscal year. The Yuma Sun reports the Census mistakenly counted the population of a 2,400-inmate state prison as being in Yuma.
June 04, 2013
Federal prosecutors want some of the files on the 2011 Tucson shooting to stay sealed. About 2,700 pages of documents relating to Jared Loughner’s rampage were released in late March.Two hundred pages remain sealed.
June 04, 2013
The Pac-12 conference, which includes Arizona State and the University of Arizona, says it will be implementing new rules for football practices in an effort to cut down on injuries.The effort is primarily focused on limiting concussions and head trauma.
June 03, 2013
The number of people dying in motorcycle crashes continues to go up in Arizona, according to the state’s annual statistics on roadway fatalities that came out Monday. Last year, 139 people in Arizona were killed on motorcycles.
June 03, 2013
Latino voter turnout is still lagging behind other ethnic groups, according to a new study from the PEW Research Center. Despite rapid growth of eligible voters since the last election, only 48 percent of Latinos went to the polls in 2012.
June 03, 2013
Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett will be in Washington, D.C. Tuesday morning to testify before a Congressional committee. Bennett will address members of the Committee on House Administration, during a hearing on a bill known as the “Voter Registration Efficiency Act.
June 03, 2013
A new large-scale renewable energy project is coming to Arizona. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell announced Monday details of the Quartzsite Solar Project, and two other solar plants in Nevada. When built, Jewell said they are expected to generate enough electricity to power nearly 200,000 homes.
June 03, 2013
Pro's Ranch Markets chief financial officer says the Latin American grocer will emerge from Chapter 11 bankruptcy within nine months. Executives blame the economy and immigration policy for their problems.
June 03, 2013
The state health department wants to make it easier to compare health care at hospitals around Arizona.  AZ Hospital Compare is an online tool that’s set to go live Monday. The website is managed by the Arizona Department of Health Services and uses federal and state information.
June 03, 2013
Arizona midwives searching for middle ground over changes to their profession will attend a public meeting at the Department of Health Services in Phoenix Monday afternoon. This continues what one midwife calls an ongoing conversation over midwifery in the state.
June 03, 2013
We are pleased to share the voices and conversations of our community from StoryCorps Phoenix. StoryCorps Phoenix is the project that records the stories of everyday people and archives them at the Library of Congress.
June 03, 2013
The Arizona House continues to work behind closed doors to reach an agreement on Governor Jan Brewer’s proposal to expand Medicaid. The measure has passed in the Senate, but a Republican stalemate over the issue has forced the session into overtime.
June 03, 2013
The Phoenix Symphony is officially back on its feet. The nonprofit organization faced a $1.5 million budget deficit less than two years ago. CEO Jim Ward attributed an improved business model has helped the symphony erase its debt.
June 02, 2013
Northern Arizona University’s College of Education is hosting a conference starting today that aims to improve the education, and lives of American Indian children.Language activists, and educators from community and K-12 schools, colleges and universities will gather in Flagstaff, for a series of panels and workshops.
June 02, 2013
Phoenix families spend nearly two thirds of their income on transportation and housing. Now, a new housing trend is looking to shake that up. Urban Living 2 is scheduled to complete construction in spring 2014.
May 31, 2013
First- and second-generation immigrants in the Phoenix area will learn about civic leadership this weekend. The New American Leaders Project (NALP) and Promise Arizona are sponsoring the two-day training session for the second year in a row.
May 31, 2013
Arizona’s temporary sales tax increase expires Friday. Voters in 2010 approved Proposition 100, which upped the state sales tax by a penny on the dollar for three years.  The tax has impacted Arizona and its economy.
May 31, 2013
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development says the Navajo Nation has failed to spend nearly $150 million in housing grant money for fiscal year 2012. Since 2000, the Navajo Nation have almost consistently failed to spend HUD grant money.
May 30, 2013
Opponents of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio have failed in their bid to recall him. The deadline to collect the necessary signatures passed Thursday afternoon. Organizers behind the recall effort aren’t saying how many signatures they did collect, but they told elections officials it fell short of the more than 335,000 needed.
May 30, 2013

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