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image of Jupiter taken by OSIRIS-REx
In a search for as-yet unseen asteroids, NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft has taken a photo of the solar system’s largest planet and several of its satellites.
Feb. 14, 2017
Voter-approved Proposition 206 has led to a lawsuit, and concerns about how the state’s new higher minimum wage would impact Arizona — and its budget. But a new analysis from the Grand Canyon Institute suggests concerns about effects on the general fund may be overblown.
Feb. 14, 2017
health
The Arizona Court of Appeals heard arguments today about whether the state’s Medicaid expansion was approved legally or not. To talk about this is Mary Jo Pitzl, who covers state government for The Arizona Republic and azcentral.com.
Feb. 14, 2017
rose plant
Arizona Department of Agriculture officials say last year 18 million rose plants were shipped, with almost half of that in the first two months.
Feb. 14, 2017
Lake Powell
An abundance of snow and rain in the western United States this fall and winter means reservoirs in Arizona could have more water than in the past seven years.
Feb. 14, 2017
Copper
The world’s largest copper mine stopped production last week over wage disputes. The news from across the globe is reverberating to producers in Arizona.
Feb. 14, 2017
body-worn camera
Arizona lawmakers are considering a proposal protecting police officers’ rights when they’re involved in a violent confrontation.
Feb. 14, 2017
texting and driving
Arizona lawmakers may finally be ready to impose limits on driving and cell phone use, even if just slightly.
Feb. 14, 2017
Arizona rural lawmakers argue growing hemp is safe at low THC levels and could be an economic boon to the state economy.
Feb. 14, 2017
Pinal County seal
Speculators are buying vacant property near proposed freeways in Pinal County in anticipation of a building boom.
Feb. 14, 2017
Attorney Ray Ybarra Maldonado
Tension throbbed inside a packed conference room where local undocumented immigrants sat across the table from Mexican lawmakers. The immigrants were supposed to share their experiences. But at least one person felt like Mexican diplomats weren’t paying attention.
Feb. 14, 2017
Hopi Chairman Herman Honanie
A developer claims a tourist attraction on the Navajo side of the Grand Canyon would create 3,000 jobs. But four tribes consider the location holy ground. It's called the confluence - the place where the Colorado and Little Colorado Rivers meet.
Feb. 14, 2017
medical insurance
A state Appeals Court will hear oral argument this morning in a long-running challenge to Arizona’s Medicaid expansion. It’s been four years since former-Gov. Jan Brewer pushed the plan through the state Legislature and was then sued by Republican lawmakers.
Feb. 14, 2017
Greater Phoenix Economic Council
Detroit is known for cars, and Phoenix could be known for sensors. Tomorrow, the Greater Phoenix Economic Council will unveil the Metro Phoenix Global Investment Plan. It’s part of an initiative through the Brookings Institution to help regions create strategies to support sustainable economic growth.
Feb. 14, 2017
A security officer for the American Consulate in Nogales, Mexico, faces drug-trafficking charges here in Arizona.
Feb. 13, 2017
A bill being proposed for consumer protection in the Arizona Legislature could also have implications for those who don’t understand English.
Feb. 13, 2017
singing valentine quartet
Every Valentine’s Day, a local chorus group divides its members into sets of barbershop quartets and ships them out across the Valley, to the surprise and sometimes confusion of that special someone.
Feb. 13, 2017
Navajo Generating Station
Owners of the Navajo Generating Station, a massive coal-fired plant in northeast Arizona, will not keep it running past 2019.
Feb. 13, 2017
In most workplaces, it would seem a little odd to hear a baby giggling in a daily meeting. But at the Arizona Department of Health Services, it’s nothing to bat an eye at. ADHS has been allowing new moms to bring their newborns to work with them since 2001 as part of the "Infant at Work" program.
Feb. 13, 2017
Last night, Adele made history sweeping the Grammys, winning album, record and song of the year. Joining me now to talk about some of the memorable moments from last night and what they mean is Amanda Petrusich, a music journalist and contributing writer for the "New Yorker."
Feb. 13, 2017

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