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The Director of the Department of Economic Security has resigned.
January 05, 2015
A federal fingerprinting program aimed at deporting unauthorized immigrants ended Jan. 5.
January 05, 2015
Three companies have issued voluntary recalls of prepackaged caramel apples after a listeria outbreak has been linked to infections in 14 states. The CDC and the FDA are still working to identify the original source.
January 05, 2015
Republican Doug Ducey was sworn in as Arizona governor Monday amid a looming budget crisis he said will not crimp his reform agenda.
January 05, 2015
There’s no interruption to bus services in central Phoenix and the west Valley this week — not yet anyway.
January 05, 2015
The Arizona Department of Administration predicts the state will continue to see 2 percent job growth in 2015, but that won’t restore the state to prerecession job levels.
January 05, 2015
The Arizona Corporation Commission officially has two new members.
January 05, 2015
If you’re driving on Phoenix roadways in the next few months you’ll likely begin seeing billboards addressing human trafficking. The first few will be unveiled on Wednesday.
January 05, 2015
In New Mexico, state inspectors are short staffed and use a rulebook that dates back to 1935.
January 05, 2015
Sen. Ernest McFarland is the only Arizona public service member who served several branches of Arizona government. And among some historians he’s also known as one of the most important figures to have helped divert an economic shortfall after World War II.
January 02, 2015
The earth will reach the closest point to the sun for the year Saturday night.
January 02, 2015
The practicalities and science of weather will be a big part of the American Meteorological Society’s annual meeting, which opens over the weekend at the Phoenix Convention Center.
January 02, 2015
The Valley lost a musical icon just before the new year, when Rafael “Chapito” Chavarria passed away. He was 100 years old.
January 02, 2015
You probably just finished reading all of the 2014 year-end lists of the best movies, books and music of the year. But if you're anything like us, you're already champing at the bit in anticipation for what's to come in 2015.
January 02, 2015
Mexico’s president wants to change his country’s constitution to replace local police with state police. He also wants legal authority to take over municipal governments infiltrated by organized crime. But ongoing protests and recent polls suggest Mexicans aren’t convinced the change will make a difference.
January 02, 2015
The Arizona Supreme Court this week ruled a group of state lawmakers does have standing to sue over the funding mechanism for Arizona’s Medicaid expansion. The legislators argue it’s a tax, which under the state constitution requires a two-thirds vote in both chambers to pass.
January 02, 2015
When state lawmakers come back into session a week from Monday, many will probably do so with a sense of deja vu. Arizona is again facing a budget deficit, about $1.5 billion between the rest of this fiscal year and the new one that starts in July.
January 02, 2015
It’s time to head to another of the Valley’s hot corners – spots with a lot going on. Our tour guide was Gwen Ashley Walters, a food writer for Phoenix Magazine. We met on the corner of Scottsdale Road and Lincoln Drive in Scottsdale.
January 02, 2015
A couple of guys rent a U-Haul, pack it with about 1,800 potted cacti and drive cross-country. That’s not the opening line to a joke, or an upcoming movie trailer – but actually a true story.
January 02, 2015
The average temperature last year was 77.1 degrees. Mark O’Malley, a meteorologist with the agency, says warmer conditions in Arizona will impact snow pack and reservoir levels, worsening the effects of a nearly 10 year drought.
January 02, 2015

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