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Feb. 16, 2017
pencils
Legislation aimed at expanding Arizona’s Empowerment Scholarship Account system, less formally known as private-school vouchers, has been making its way through the Legislature. Supporters of the bills say they'll save taxpayers money but a new report from the Joint Legislative Budget Committee says they'd actually cost the state more.
Feb. 16, 2017
tempe town lake dam
The water flowing over Tempe Town Lake dam is how the lake deals with the extra water released upstream by Salt River Project.
Feb. 16, 2017
wind turbines
Despite all the national conversation about investment in oil and gas resources, states across the West are dedicating more resources to wind energy and the electric transmission lines needed to move power.
Feb. 16, 2017
The National Park Service is planning to repair the pump houses at Indian Garden and the Black Bridge near Phantom Ranch at Grand Canyon National Park.
Feb. 16, 2017
DUI
The state Senate is set to vote on SB 1054, making DUI tests mandatory for drivers involved in a fatal crashes.
Feb. 16, 2017
1040 form
State employees who don't file their income tax returns on time could be out of work if Department of Revenue bill passes.
Feb. 16, 2017
kids in a classroom
A new report suggests the bill seeking to expand the voucher system in Arizona would actually increase state costs. The analysis from the Joint Legislative Budget Committee contradicts the argument the bill’s sponsor, Debbie Lesko, has been using to defend the legislation.
Feb. 16, 2017
Ribbon Falls in the Grand Canyon
Researchers say Americans are willing to pay more on their taxes to restore springs in Grand Canyon National Park — even when they’ve never visited the famous landmark.
Feb. 16, 2017
Camelback Family Planning
Arizona lawmakers voted Wednesday to force doctors to try and resuscitate any fetus born alive, even if it’s not viable.
Feb. 16, 2017
There's a new stage production in town, and it's a good hombre. Theater critic Robrt Pela has more.
Feb. 16, 2017
Phoenix City Council
The Phoenix City Council rejected a citizen petition to declare Phoenix a sanctuary city. But the council did vote to study legal options relating to SB 1070, Arizona’s controversial immigration enforcement law.
Feb. 16, 2017
Federal Courthouse
In federal court on Wednesday, the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office defended its treatment of detainees. The case was first filed in federal court 40 years ago.
Feb. 16, 2017
Grand Canyon University has invested hundreds of millions of dollars into its campus in west Phoenix. The school and local officials celebrated a new office center and hotel Wednesday. While GCU continues to buy and develop more land in west Phoenix, some local businesses are feeling left behind and unsupported.
Feb. 16, 2017
Monsanto
The seed and chemical giant Monsanto bought land in Pima County last year to build a greenhouse for new corn-variety testing. KJZZ reported on the development plans last month, and now reports Wednesday the company dropped a plan seeking lower property taxes.
Feb. 16, 2017
Marlene Fowler
On Feb. 13, the Salt River Project, a Phoenix-based power company, announced that it would shut down a coal-fired power plant in three years. That’s 25 years earlier than the Navajo Nation anticipated. While environmentalists celebrate the closure, hundreds of Navajo people who rely on those jobs are devastated.
Feb. 16, 2017
Maricopa County hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony Wednesday for its brand new Southwest Regional Court Center in Avondale, which officially opens Feb. 21.
Feb. 15, 2017
 Arizona Dream Act Coalition
An immigrant rights group has concerns following the arrest of a so-called Dreamer in Seattle. Korina Iribe with the Arizona Dream Act Coalition says federal agents should respect the protection given to immigrants brought to the U.S. as children.
Feb. 15, 2017
School assemblies don’t typically come with a $25,000 cash prize. In the West Valley, however, that’s exactly what happened Wednesday when Rogers Ranch Elementary School Principal Timothy Thomas was presented with the Milken Educator Award.
Feb. 15, 2017
ADOTmessageboard
When the Arizona Department of Transportation decided to let the public submit a clever slogan for one of its many electronic signs, the agency had no idea the ideas would pour in. ADOT has already received more than 7,000 submissions since the contest launched earlier this month, and there are still a few more days to go before the contest ends.
Feb. 15, 2017

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