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West Valley officials are continuing their efforts to recruit businesses to the area. But it’s not just an economic development issue — they say it’s also a quality-of-life one. With me to talk about this is Sintra Hoffman, WESTMARC’s president and CEO.
May. 22, 2017
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Climate scientist Ben Horton came from England to work in the United States because of the strength of the science here. Now, he's leaving.
May. 22, 2017
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Itamar Rabinovich, former Israeli ambassador to the U.S., explains the big issues on the table during President Trump's visit to Israel, and how he's expected to be received.
May. 22, 2017
BBC Look Ahead
President Trump is on his first foreign trip as president. That’s just one of the big international stories playing out this week. With me to walk through some of the biggest is the BBC’s Rob Hugh-Jones.
May. 22, 2017
John McCain
Arizona’s senior senator is so far praising Donald Trump’s first foreign trip as president.
May. 22, 2017
CFC cycle
It’s been said that no single organism has affected the Earth’s atmosphere more than Thomas Midgley Jr., who invented the first of the CFC refrigerants known by the trade name Freon. These stable, nontoxic refrigerants changed the world, transforming food storage, expanding Sun Belt populations, even helping early movie theaters succeed. But they also wrecked the ozone layer — Earth’s shield against harmful ultraviolet radiation.
May. 22, 2017
Bears Ears
Time is running out for comment on the Bears Ears National Monument.
May. 22, 2017
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has until close of business Monday to take action on 33 remaining bills.
May. 22, 2017
The man overseeing Arizona's embroiled Child Protective Services in 2015 is now overseeing the nation's welfare assistance program.
May. 22, 2017
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For decades, colleges in Arizona have received a steady stream of Mexican students seeking to complete doctoral degrees in science and math. Initially, the Mexican government sent them as an effort to boost the number of scientists in that country. But now, Arizona colleges recruit them as one way to keep up their graduate enrollment.
May. 22, 2017
F-35
More jets and more jobs are expected over the next few years at Luke Air Force Base. Since being named the F-35 training site in 2013, Luke has welcomed 51 new fighter jets to its base west of Glendale.
May. 22, 2017
Many shoppers embrace buying in bulk at big box stores and through warehouse clubs. Now, the city of Phoenix is using the concept to create a car-buying program.
May. 22, 2017
Tonto National Forest
Fire restrictions are coming to the Tonto National Forest, due to hot temperatures and increased fire danger.
May. 22, 2017
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The Mesa city council will vote Monday on a contract to privatize its jail services.
May. 22, 2017
The El Mirage Police Employees Association has accused city leaders of breaking Arizona’s open-meeting law, an allegation the city manager called “absurd.”
May. 22, 2017
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Amid political wrangling over a state budget, education funding and gun rights, one thing Arizona legislators readily agreed on this year was a hunk of rock.
May. 21, 2017
Fiesta Mall will no longer be called Fiesta Mall. The former Mesa shopping center will get getting a new look and a new name. Construction at Campus at U.S. 60 is set to begin early 2018.
May. 20, 2017
A federal appeals court has declared Arizona’s policy of letting state prison officials read inmates' outgoing mail to their lawyers unconstitutional.
May. 20, 2017
While speaking in Phoenix on Friday night, the governor of Sonora, Mexico, touted the economic ties between her state and Arizona.
May. 19, 2017
Medical marijuana
Medical-marijuana users say the Arizona Department of Health Services is collecting more than it needs in fees. But a judge says the agency can continue to do so.
May. 19, 2017

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