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The $8.7 billion buyout of Phoenix-based PetSmart Inc. became a done deal Wednesday, along with some immediate changes to top leadership.
March 11, 2015
Kevin Pollak began establishing his Hollywood acting career in the early 1990s, thanks to pivotal roles in films like "A Few Good Men" and "The Usual Suspects." But Pollak's earliest breaks came thanks to late night talk show impersonations of celebrities.
March 11, 2015
The director of the Veterans Affairs medical center in Phoenix testified before a state senate committee Wednesday. Glen Grippen updated Arizona lawmakers on the progress being made at the embattled facility.
March 11, 2015
The Arizona House has passed up a vote on legislation to dump the state’s Common Core education standards for the second straight day.
March 11, 2015
A former Department of Environmental Quality employee and her husband have been indicted by a grand jury for embezzling from the state.
March 11, 2015
Arizona Board of Regents Chairman Mark Killeen may be ready to lead an effort to sue the Arizona Legislature over its funding cuts to higher education.
March 11, 2015
The price of copper is down more than 40 percent from its peak just four years ago. Some of that is due to a drop off in construction activity. The trend has some small mining towns in Arizona worried as shrinking revenues are starting to translate into layoffs.
March 10, 2015
Lawyers filed briefs for the United States Supreme Court case about a drug used in what some are calling botched executions. Midazolam is still used in Arizona’s executions.
March 10, 2015
A federal judge said the city of Tucson is free to remove dozens of wooden sleeping pods that protesters have set up at a homeless camp in the middle of downtown.
March 10, 2015
One of the Valley’s premier performing venues is getting a long-awaited face lift. Gammage Auditorium will be getting elevators, an improved sound system and much more.
March 10, 2015
Phoenix Veterans Administration Director Glen Grippen will brief members of the Arizona Senate Committee on public safety, military and technology on Tuesday.
March 10, 2015
Sometimes it’s just dumb luck that plays a role in your health.
March 10, 2015
United States Interior Secretary Sally Jewell is calling for a new strategy to battle wildfires across the sagebrush country of the Intermountain West.
March 10, 2015
A bill that would allow parents to opt-out of statewide assessment tests, for their kids, won approval in the Arizona House. It will allow a parent to submit a written request to let their child meet alternate graduation standards.
March 10, 2015
The state House took steps Monday to create an interstate compact that would limit Arizona's ability to regulate firearms transfers.
March 10, 2015
The state of Arizona is challenging an EPA plan to reduce air pollution in national parks and wilderness areas. The EPA has stepped in after determining the state’s plan to cut pollution wasn't strong enough.
March 10, 2015
German automaker Volkswagen says it will invest $1 billion to expand its plant in central Mexico, where it plans to produce a version of the Tiguan sport utility vehicle that will hit the market in 2017.
March 10, 2015
After almost six months in an all-male immigration detention center a transgender woman from Guatemala is "hopeful" she will be released and wait for her asylum court case outside of detention.
March 10, 2015
Immigration agents around the country rounded up more than 2,000 immigrants with criminal records in recent days and placed them in deportation proceedings. The operation netted 33 arrests in Arizona.
March 09, 2015
The state budget that was approved over the weekend and will go into effect in July, includes nearly 100 million dollars in cuts to public universities.
March 09, 2015

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