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Sheriff Paul Penzone appeared before the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors to discuss the funding for his department. He said the Sheriff’s Office patrol staff is down 12 percent from staffing goals, and detention officer staff levels are 13 percent below target.
Jan. 19, 2017
Upcoming storms bringing rain, winds and cold air are shutting down a popular hot air event this weekend. Those are not good conditions for hot-air balloons. As a result the Arizona Balloon Classic is being postponed.
Jan. 18, 2017
Adrian Fontes
Adrian Fontes says he hopes to redraw voting-precinct boundary lines during his tenure at the Maricopa County Recorder’s Office. He was one of several newly elected county officials to present and defend their budget requests to the Board of Supervisors on Wednesday.
Jan. 18, 2017
heat hiking sign
Two thousand sixteen was a very hot year for Earth. In fact, it was the hottest year on record for the third year in a row. That’s according to scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Arizona also experienced hot temperatures.
Jan. 18, 2017
Dean Coonrod
When the Affordable Care Act — also known as the ACA or Obamacare — went into effect in 2010, health care changed dramatically for many women in this country.
Jan. 18, 2017
Texas border
The Homeland Security Department is beginning to build a modern section of wall along the Arizona border near New Mexico.
Jan. 18, 2017
The lead-up to Friday’s events when Donald Trump is inaugurated as the 45th president of United States has been full of controversy. A lot of entertainers have been hesitant to commit to performing or have simply refused.
Jan. 18, 2017
Phoenix Sunset
Our climate is affected by many factors, and some of them are microscopically tiny.
Jan. 18, 2017
Most people don’t choose to go into solitary confinement. Especially if they’ve already been in. But, that’s exactly what James Burns did.
Jan. 18, 2017
Work has started on the new South Mountain Freeway Loop 202 expansion. Late last week, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected a motion for an injunction.
Jan. 18, 2017
College and professional coaches, and even those in high school, are legendary for unique motivational techniques.
Jan. 18, 2017
school education classroom
There’s been a lot of emphasis on STEM education — science, technology, engineering and math — across the Valley and the country. But increasingly, educators are urging going from STEM to STEAM — that is, to add in the arts.
Jan. 18, 2017
Bottle of prescription medication
Arizona is trying to get a handle on the opioid epidemic facing the state. On Tuesday, several state agencies talked about ways to do that.
Jan. 18, 2017
The U.S. Supreme Court has delayed a decision on whether it’ll take up a challenge from a handful of states, including Arizona, to a federal ban on legal sports betting.
Jan. 18, 2017
Bob Thorpe
A northern Arizona lawmaker wants to change who can vote in future state elections and amend two statewide voter initiatives. The plan involves amending two statewide initiatives, including the minimum-wage increase.
Jan. 18, 2017
vegetables
The United Health Foundation released its annual America’s Health Rankings last month. Arizona now ranks as 29th healthiest state in the United States — a one-spot improvement from 2015.
Jan. 18, 2017
The Baseball Writers’ Association of America is mulling over who is next to enter the coveted Hall of Fame.
Jan. 18, 2017
Bob Thorpe
A push by a Flagstaff lawmaker to financially punish colleges and universities that teach “ethnic studies” classes may be going nowhere.
Jan. 18, 2017
az storytellers
Mare Schumacher shares a story about her first time participating in a civil rights protest.
Jan. 18, 2017
The very first installation of Vello, which allows a volunteer to remotely share screens with a child reading an electronic book, launched in Arizona Tuesday.
Jan. 18, 2017

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