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The Arizona House has a new Republican lawmaker. Maricopa county officials made their choice Wednesday to replace a legislator who went to work for the Trump Administration.
Apr. 26, 2017
Cactus Fire
The Bush Highway has been closed from Power Road to Usery Park Road due to the Cactus Wildfire burning north of Mesa. The fire was estimated at 25 acres Wednesday morning.
Apr. 26, 2017
Before Arizona’s Corporation Commissioners vote to raise Arizona Public Service rates, one member wants to know if they’re impartial and legally allowed to do so.
Apr. 26, 2017
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The Arizona Senate gave final approval Tuesday on a bill that would allow electronic billboards near the Nevada border in Mohave County.
Apr. 26, 2017
The Maricopa County Community College district adopted a preliminary budget for the 2017-2018 fiscal year Tuesday night. The $1.4 billion proposal is $59.4 million less than last year.
Apr. 26, 2017
Scottsdale City Council voted Tuesday night to end a legal dispute that stood in the way of building a new fire station.
Apr. 26, 2017
The Border's New Boundaries
The Trump Administration is moving forward with its plans for building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico line even as the plan faces Democratic opposition in Congress. But to do so, it’ll have to manage not only natural obstacles through the rough and rugged terrain of the Southwest, but legal ones as well. Part II of the The Border’s New Boundaries series goes to the Texas border, where the legal battles over the border wall a decade ago are still being fought today.
Apr. 26, 2017
Phoenix Union High School District logo
The first group of school principals to get training from a state based school leadership program will be graduating today.
Apr. 26, 2017
The 27-acre space came out of a challenge by the mayor to get Phoenix to divert almost half of the city’s waste out of the landfill by 2020. The goal is to compost up 55,000 tons of material, like landscape and food waste, in a year.
Apr. 26, 2017
Homeless panhandler poverty
On any night in this country, almost 550,00 people are homeless. Those numbers might seem incredibly high, but they have gone down in the last decade. In 2014, Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton announced that Phoenix had ended chronic homelessness among veterans in the city. Mary Cunningham is a researcher at the Urban Institute. And she says this is a solvable problem.
Apr. 25, 2017
A jab at the state Legislature and business community came out during Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton’s State of the City address Tuesday.
Apr. 25, 2017
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What is the relationship between a company treating animals kindly and that firm’s bottom line? In his new book, Wayne Pacelle, president and CEO of the Humane Society of The United States, argues they’re closely tied.
Apr. 25, 2017
Our Latest Longest War: Losing Hearts and Minds in Afghanistan
The United States has fought multiple wars for nearly 15 years, with ground soldiers in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Apr. 25, 2017
On the campaign trail, then-candidate Donald Trump rarely missed an opportunity to talk about toughening United States immigration policy and building a new wall at the nation’s border with Mexico.
Apr. 25, 2017
school classroom
Arizona’s teacher shortage has been well-documented. But new numbers released yesterday give a glimpse into just how many vacancies there are in the state’s classrooms.
Apr. 25, 2017
Regina Revazova
How does that Sesame Street song go? Who are the people in your neighborhood? Or from Jules Dassin, who said: "There are eight million stories in the naked city." Here’s another version of that sentiment — one producer drives a cab around the Valley and records some of the backseat confessions she hears.
Apr. 25, 2017
Steven Jones
Jurors have begun deliberating at the trial of a former Northern Arizona University student charged with murder and aggravated assault for fatally shooting one student and wounding three others during a 2015 confrontation near campus.
Apr. 25, 2017
Sawmill Fire
The Sawmill Fire in southern Arizona has more than doubled in size since Monday. About 120 people have been evacuated after the blaze began Sunday morning.
Apr. 25, 2017
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Lake Havasu City has won $2 million, as part of a competition called “America’s Best Communities.” The city will use the money to work on a downtown plaza, as well as some other projects that aim to attract younger workers to the western Arizona city.
Apr. 25, 2017
Bears Ears
President Donald Trump is expected to order a review of national monument designations Wednesday. This includes Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante in southern Utah.
Apr. 25, 2017

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