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This morning marked the start of Maricopa County’s 14th annual StandDown, a two-day event aimed at helping homeless and at-risk veterans get help with services, like medical care, social security and housing.
February 12, 2015
Forty years ago, one of the most significant discoveries in the study of human evolution was made in Ethiopia. It was the fossilized remains of a human ancestor more than 3 million years old. But you probably know her as Lucy.
February 12, 2015
Glendale’s city manager announced her intention to resign during Thursdays’ city council meeting.
February 12, 2015
The Indian Legal Program within Arizona State University’s O’Connor College of Law is hosting a conference Thursday and Friday, dealing with tribal governments and e-commerce.
February 12, 2015
New research from the University of Arizona suggests lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender adolescents who come out in high school have higher self esteem and lower levels of depression later on than kids who did not.
February 12, 2015
In his budget plan released last month, Governor Doug Ducey proposed cutting the reimbursement rate for the state’s Medicaid program, known as AHCCCS, by 3 percent.
February 12, 2015
Thursday, Governor Doug Ducey reversed a move made Wednesday by Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas. Douglas fired the executive director of the Arizona Board of Education, along with her deputy. But Ducey said as far as he’s concerned, they’re still on the job.
February 12, 2015
Phoenix Chinese Week is going on now through Sunday. And if you’re looking for ways to celebrate, we’ve got a few ideas to serve up — like table tennis. China has dominated the sport for decades, taking home 24 of the 28 Olympic gold medals given for table tennis.
February 12, 2015
Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery joined members of the Scottsdale police department on Thursday to announce the bust of a recent retail crime ring. Seventeen defendants are now facing felony counts for trafficking stolen baby formula.
February 12, 2015
Life is getting a little easier for drivers looking to park in downtown Phoenix. The city is launching a pay-by-phone parking app.
February 12, 2015
A new study for The Solar Foundation documents the number of solar jobs in each of the 50 states. Arizona has the third-largest number of solar jobs in the country.
February 12, 2015
Former Arizona Congressman Rick Renzi is waiting to hear if he can put off serving a prison sentence in a corruption case.
February 12, 2015
A federal judge has ruled in a civil lawsuit that a former U.S. Border Patrol agent’s shooting of a Mexican man was unjustified. The judge ordered the federal government to pay the man almost half a million dollars in damages.
February 11, 2015
On Wednesday, Arizona’s Senate Finance Committee heard arguments on a bill that would phase out desegregation funding in schools. The funding was put in place in the 1980s to ensure equal education opportunities for minority students.
February 11, 2015
Phoenix’s oldest Catholic Church, St. Mary’s Basilica, celebrated its 100th anniversary Wednesday. The basilica is steeped in history and that history is carrying the church into the future.
February 11, 2015
On Tuesday in Prescott, the city's residents, including family and close friends, were forced to face the tragic reality that 26-year-old Kayla Mueller was, in fact, dead, as the Islamic State Terrorist group had claimed last Friday.
February 11, 2015
The Marana Police Department has cracked a cold case dating back nearly 30 years. DNA evidence helped investigators identify a teenage murder victim and her killer.
February 11, 2015
Governor Doug Ducey has been in office for less than a month and he hasn't been shy about making personnel changes. That in itself isn't a surprise, but yesterday's move to replace Department of Child Safety Director Charles Flanagan with Greg McKay was not widely anticipated.
February 11, 2015
Arizona’s two senators are asking for a senate hearing to examine access to banking services on the border. Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake are worried some regulatory efforts may be hindering legitimate border business.
February 11, 2015
Arizona has been a leader in the development of charter schools but, as currently constituted, is that a good thing?
February 11, 2015

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