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Arizona could make a lot more money if lawmakers legalized growing hemp for textile sales.
Jan. 12, 2017
Take a trip to your local supermarket and you might notice you’re saving money. New figures from the Arizona Farm Bureau Federation shows the price of some foods are dropping.
Jan. 12, 2017
Traffic backed up on Interstate 17
There are changes coming for valley commuters and residents living along the Interstate 10 and 17 corridor. The Maricopa Association of Governments needs the publics' final input on improvements.
Jan. 12, 2017
texting and driving
A new proposal that would ban texting while driving has emerged in the Arizona Senate, and this time the yearly effort may have a chance with the departure of former Senate President Andy Biggs and a new Republican champion.
Jan. 12, 2017
The Phoenix City Council approved extending the weekend hours of local bus and dial-a-ride services. This latest step is part of the city’s voter approved transportation plan.
Jan. 12, 2017
F-35
The U.S. is sending an F-35B squadron from Yuma to a Marine Corps Air Station in Japan.
Jan. 12, 2017
Chase Field in downtown Phoenix
Maricopa County officials have approved spending up to $5 million on two law firms to defend the lawsuit brought by the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Jan. 12, 2017
Last year, a new drug began killing people on the East Coast. Officials now realize it’s led to overdoses in the Valley, as well.
Jan. 12, 2017
peso
During his campaign, and in his press conference on Wednesday, President-elect Donald Trump promised tougher trade regulations with Mexico. His words have already affected the value of the Mexican peso, according to experts.
Jan. 12, 2017
A "do over" vote leads to a new deal between the city of Phoenix and a law firm. During Wednesday’s council meeting, leaders approved a lobbying contract worth more than $100,000 after two council members who originally voted no changed their minds.
Jan. 11, 2017
It’s been nearly a year since an unarmed Texas man was shot by a Mesa police officer, and now his parents have filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the city and the former officer involved.
Jan. 11, 2017
Civil-rights groups are asking a federal judge in Tucson to hold the Border Patrol in contempt of court in an ongoing court battle to disclose how detained migrants are treated while in custody.
Jan. 11, 2017
diabetes chart
The CDC reports that rates of diabetes-related kidney failure among Native Americans dropped more than 54 percent between 1996 and 2013. Experts attribute these successes, in part, to improved access, care coordination and community support.
Jan. 11, 2017
house for sale
A new housing analysis says 11 percent of Phoenix homeowners are upside-down on their mortgage. But, when the data is broken down by community, it looks a little different.
Jan. 11, 2017
playground swing
Gov. Doug Ducey promised to make education a top priority in his third State of the State address. He asked Arizona legislators to work together to expand all-day kindergarten, pay teachers more and streamline teacher certification.
Jan. 11, 2017
The shootout at the O.K. Corral took place more than a century ago in Tombstone. Now, the town known for its Wild West past and recreations has named itself "America’s Second Amendment City."
Jan. 11, 2017
police
Two towns in Arizona and Utah are rejecting a proposed disbandment of their shared police department as a remedy to a jury verdict that concluded they discriminated against people who weren't members of a polygamous sect.
Jan. 11, 2017
A Tucson lawmaker wants to make it illegal to ride a motorcycle without a helmet. But there’s a twist.
Jan. 11, 2017
The National Park Service says Flagstaff is seeing the benefit of the city's decadeslong commitment to dark-sky friendly practices in the form of satellite images showing far less light pollution than a comparable-sized city.
Jan. 11, 2017
Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport Control Tower
The U.S. Court of Appeals to hear oral arguments after residents and the City of Phoenix sued the FAA for changing the flight paths in and out of Sky Harbor.
Jan. 11, 2017

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