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Christmas Tree
The tradition of families heading into the woods to chop down Christmas trees is alive and well in Arizona.
Nov. 25, 2016
phoenix municipal court building
Since launching a program last January to help people with past due traffic fines, the city of Phoenix has collected more than $4 million.
Nov. 25, 2016
While most Phoenix households have curbside collection, more than 20 percent toss their trash in big bins located in alleys behind their homes. Several years ago the Public Works Department wanted to move collection from alleys to streets saying it would be more efficient, but reportedly not enough residents bought into the idea. Now, that may be changing.
Nov. 25, 2016
Outdoor gear and sporting goods retailer REI is closing its stores on Black Friday for the second year in a row, encouraging its employees and customers to spend the day outdoors.
Nov. 25, 2016
Act of God play
Just in time for the holidays, God has returned to Earth for only the second time in recorded history.
Nov. 25, 2016
For those suffering from a mental-health issue, finding care can be a lengthy process. Behavioral-health providers are in short supply nationwide and here in the Valley. Many patients end up turning to the emergency room in the hopes of finding a quick diagnosis and treatment. But most ERs aren’t equipped to handle psychiatric patients. The issue is forcing health-care providers to look for alternatives.
Nov. 25, 2016
More than 500 cars, trucks and SUVs are on display at the Phoenix Convention Center this holiday weekend, and you can’t buy a single one — at least not there. The Arizona International Auto Show is considered a “no sales zone."
Nov. 25, 2016
Travelers headed to northern Arizona this holiday weekend should be on the lookout for a potential storm around Flagstaff.
Nov. 24, 2016
Mole turkey
It’s the season for cooking turkey all over the United States. And in Mexico, the appetite for this bird has been growing during the holidays, too.
Nov. 24, 2016
minimum wage
More than 1 million taxpayers in Arizona could be affected by a new law that kicks in Jan. 1. It requires the Internal Revenue Service to hold refunds for people claiming the Earned Income Tax Credit or the Additional Child Tax Credit until at least mid-February.
Nov. 24, 2016
Chicken wings
Starting Monday, large poultry companies will be subject to new regulations when it comes to setting the price of chicken at the store.
Nov. 24, 2016
Agustín Carstens
This year has not been a good one for global finances. Stock markets outside of the U.S. have been continuously fluctuating, and currencies from emerging economies have been losing its value against the dollar.
Nov. 24, 2016
The research from ATTOM Data examines property ownership across the state. It finds more than 162,069 single family homes in Arizona are owned by out-of-state investors. Of those investors, about one in three calls California home.
Nov. 24, 2016
Sonoran pronghorn
Sonoran pronghorn were one of the first species listed as endangered in the United States. The distribution of the species has made efforts to protect and recover pronghorn populations challenging — until now.
Nov. 24, 2016
Eating a traditional Thanksgiving dinner in Arizona is a little bit cheaper this year for the average table of 10. The Arizona Farm Bureau estimates the average feast and all of the fixing scosts about $46.27.
Nov. 24, 2016
A federal judge has upheld two Arizona identity theft laws that were the basis for Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s worksite raids that resulted in the arrests of hundreds of unauthorized immigrant workers.
Nov. 24, 2016
Students from Homeless Youth Connection
The state Education Department estimates that there are at least 9,000 homeless high-school students in the Valley. Homeless Youth Connection is an organization that has helped more than 900 of these students in the past six years.
Nov. 24, 2016
Chandler logo
The city of Chandler has put together proposed revisions to its sign code. The city is amending its sign ordinance because the Supreme Court ruled against the town of Gilbert that it’s unconstitutional for cities to regulate signs based on what the sign says.
Nov. 23, 2016
Sheriff Joe Arpaio
Even with Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio as a lame duck, his office is still on the hook to reach compliance with a judge’s orders in a long-standing racial-profiling case.
Nov. 23, 2016
student in classroom
Education Secretary John B. King Jr. released a letter Tuesday asking governors and school leaders across the country to end corporal punishment. The practice is legal in more than a dozen states including Arizona.
Nov. 23, 2016

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