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There are only a handful of bands that truly stand the test of time and resonate with fans spanning across the globe and the generations. Bands like The Beatles, The Ronettes and the Ramones. Longtime drummer for the group and one of its only surviving members, Marky Ramone, wrote a book titled “Punk Rock Blitzkrieg: My Life as a Ramone” that came out this week.
Jan. 16, 2015
The Pistoleros have been a fixture of the Valley music scene for over 20 years and is probably best known for its role in Tempe's jangle pop scene of the 1990s. Now the band is releasing its first album in 10 years, "Shine."
Jan. 16, 2015
Football helmets for professional, collegiate and high school athletes will now have to be tested by a third party in order to certify they meet safety standards.
Jan. 16, 2015
It’s been an up-and-down week for one of Arizona’s five C’s. Copper fell to a five-year low on Wednesday and then rebounded the next day — posting its biggest one-day percentage gain in four months.
Jan. 16, 2015
President Obama is pushing Congress to require employers to offer their workers up to seven days of paid sick leave per year.
Jan. 16, 2015
A pair of new reports released this morning detail the impacts families have felt from the loss of the KidsCare health care program for low-income families.
Jan. 16, 2015
There may be no medals at the finish line of the P.F. Chang’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon on Sunday. For now, medals are in shipping limbo and they and may not arrive in time.
Jan. 16, 2015
Governor Doug Ducey is unveiling his budget and it’s expected to detail how he plans to fill in an approximately half-billion-dollar gap in the current year’s budget, and around a $1 billion deficit in the fiscal year starting in July.
Jan. 16, 2015
The federal government doesn't have the budget to upgrade all of the nation's outdated border crossings. But a new program allows it to accept donations from entities willing to do the work and raise the funds.
Jan. 16, 2015
In two separate letters signed by six of Arizona’s congressional delegation in Washington, D.C., lawmakers are urging a federal inquiry into third-party solar leasing companies for deceptive marketing practices and encouraging risky leases for consumers. But at least one of those letters was originally drafted by an employee of Arizona Public Service, the state’s largest utility.
Jan. 16, 2015
It’s among several buildings in downtown Phoenix that date to the early 20th Century and it has been the home to several of Arizona’s most famous leaders.
Jan. 16, 2015
The Department of Health Services says dispensaries made more than 1.4 million transactions for a total of ten tons of pot in 2014, more than three times the amount sold in 2013.
Jan. 16, 2015
A new report ranks Arizona among the worst in the nation for per-pupil spending. Only Idaho and Utah spent less per student in 2012.
Jan. 16, 2015
Late Thursday, Gov. Doug Ducey signed a bill requiring high school students to pass the United States citizenship test before graduation.
Jan. 16, 2015
The judge who found the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office racially profiled Latinos has revealed more details about potential contempt of court proceedings against Sheriff Joe Arpaio for violating his orders.
Jan. 16, 2015
Lee Moon-Griffo talks about the double trauma she and her family experienced — once when her sister was murdered, and again when a reality TV show aired its version of the story.
Jan. 15, 2015
Technology has penetrated nearly every aspect of our lives. If it weren’t for work or a special circumstance, some wonder whether we even need to leave our homes at all.
Jan. 15, 2015
A solar-thermal power generating station near Gila Bend is back online today after a fire started at the plant on Wednesday night. The blaze is under investigation.
Jan. 15, 2015
The two-day Rock-n-Roll Arizona marathon kicks off with clinics and events on Friday. The 5K race is on Saturday in Tempe. The tri-city marathon is on Sunday. This means a lot of road closures, from Phoenix to Tempe.
Jan. 15, 2015
The number of Arizonans enrolled in the Affordable Care Act has exceeded last year’s total by more than 40,000 and there’s still another month to go in the open enrollment period.
Jan. 15, 2015

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