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Blood is in short supply in Arizona and nationwide, and on Wednesday, the American Red Cross issued a statement calling for blood and platelet donations. Other blood centers are also concerned about shortages.
Jan. 4, 2017
Lucid Motors
The Pinal County Board of Supervisors today is discussing a proposal to buy about 500 acres of land and lease it to Lucid Motors. Officials have talked about a tax hike to pay for that land, and reports suggest it could be a sales-tax increase.
Jan. 4, 2017
Paul Penzone
Penzone was officially sworn in at midnight on New Year's Eve at a private ceremony. On Wednesday, Penzone joined other recently elected county leaders at the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors meeting to publicly take his new role.
Jan. 4, 2017
President-elect Donald Trump has made a number of Cabinet appointments — from secretary of State to Defense to U.S. Trade representative. But one that remains full of speculation over a variety of names is secretary of Veterans Affairs.
Jan. 4, 2017
Border Fence
Immigration enforcement legislation is no stranger to Arizona — SB 1070 being the most well-known. Wednesday morning in a New Orleans federal courtroom, a 5th U.S. Circuit panel considered the case of Cruz et al v. Abbott out of Texas.
Jan. 4, 2017
Paul Penzone
Maricopa County Board of Supervisors Auditorium will be busy with several swearing in ceremonies Wednesday morning.
Jan. 4, 2017
In North Dakota, a ruling by the Army Corps of Engineers has temporarily halted construction of the Dakota Access pipeline. That decision has energized opposition to a pipeline under construction by the same company in west Texas. Mexico is paying for the Texas pipeline and has a lot at stake in this and other U.S. pipelines.
Jan. 4, 2017
mars Home Plate
What do Mars exploration and baseball history have in common? More than either seamheads or scientists may think.
Jan. 4, 2017
Arizona Corporation Commission
The Arizona Corporation Commission chose their new chairman Wednesday. Tom Forese will head the agency, taking over for Doug Little.
Jan. 4, 2017
ford logo
Ford Motor Co. executives said Tuesday that they were scrapping a project to build a $1.6 billion facility in Mexico, instead choosing to move those planned operations to an existing factory in Mexico, and investing $700 million in a Michigan plant that will build electric vehicles.
Jan. 4, 2017
Alta Fillmore Apartment Complex
The short-term outlook for the Valley’s apartment market may be more attractive to renters than investors. According to data from Axiometrics, an apartment market-research firm, rents are still rising but not as fast.
Jan. 4, 2017
Cotton Farm
Congress recently passed an unusual budget provision to give the U.S. Farm Service Agency no limit to how much money can be loaned to farmers through April. At the end of last fiscal year, government farm-loan money ran out as growers borrowed more to get through a bad agricultural downturn.
Jan. 4, 2017
Chase Field in downtown Phoenix
The Arizona Diamondbacks have announced they are suing their stadium landlord for the right to probe the possibility of leaving downtown Phoenix.
Jan. 3, 2017
pile of durum wheat
Most Arizona growers use flood irrigation, but a new study shows by controlling water using a more efficient sprinkler system, farmers can minimize fertilizer and water waste.
Jan. 3, 2017
Seed banking can involve more than just the seeds themselves. A program initiated by the Tucson-based Native Seeds/SEARCH aims to preserve not just crops, but the culture behind them.
Jan. 3, 2017
As the state’s public schools continue to grapple with a funding crisis, more teachers continue to leave the classroom.
Jan. 3, 2017
Sunset Crater Volcano
Some state leaders have talked about making Arizona the solar-energy capitol of the world, and parts of the state have been embracing wind energy, as well. But Mike Conway’s excited about the potential for another kind of renewable energy – geothermal.
Jan. 3, 2017
Concern about water in the desert doesn’t ebb and flow like an ocean. It’s around us pretty much all of the time. And our lengthy drought has made that even more dramatic.
Jan. 3, 2017
There are reports that President-elect Donald Trump has decided on a new U.S. Agriculture secretary, and it’s former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue.
Jan. 3, 2017
sky harbor airport sign
Sky Harbor officials announced last week that British Airways would be adding a second flight from Phoenix to London three days a week in May and June.
Jan. 3, 2017

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