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The Phoenix Symphony is officially back on its feet. The nonprofit organization faced a $1.5 million budget deficit less than two years ago. CEO Jim Ward attributed an improved business model has helped the symphony erase its debt.
June 02, 2013
Northern Arizona University’s College of Education is hosting a conference starting today that aims to improve the education, and lives of American Indian children.Language activists, and educators from community and K-12 schools, colleges and universities will gather in Flagstaff, for a series of panels and workshops.
June 02, 2013
Phoenix families spend nearly two thirds of their income on transportation and housing. Now, a new housing trend is looking to shake that up. Urban Living 2 is scheduled to complete construction in spring 2014.
May 31, 2013
First- and second-generation immigrants in the Phoenix area will learn about civic leadership this weekend. The New American Leaders Project (NALP) and Promise Arizona are sponsoring the two-day training session for the second year in a row.
May 31, 2013
Arizona’s temporary sales tax increase expires Friday. Voters in 2010 approved Proposition 100, which upped the state sales tax by a penny on the dollar for three years.  The tax has impacted Arizona and its economy.
May 31, 2013
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development says the Navajo Nation has failed to spend nearly $150 million in housing grant money for fiscal year 2012. Since 2000, the Navajo Nation have almost consistently failed to spend HUD grant money.
May 30, 2013
Opponents of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio have failed in their bid to recall him. The deadline to collect the necessary signatures passed Thursday afternoon. Organizers behind the recall effort aren’t saying how many signatures they did collect, but they told elections officials it fell short of the more than 335,000 needed.
May 30, 2013
The top prosecutor in Maricopa County claims the recent finding by a federal judge that the county sheriff's office engaged in racial profiling against Latinos won't impact his office's activities. Maricopa County attorney Bill Montgomery held a press conference Thursday and responded to questions about the recent racial profiling ruling.
May 30, 2013
Tucson’s Davis-Monthan Air Force Base is acting as a storm shelter to some military jets from Oklahoma. The planes were moved to Arizona because more violent weather is expected in Oklahoma’s “tornado alley.
May 30, 2013
The deadline to turn in the signatures needed to recall Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is still a few hours away. But the Board of Elections already has a plan in place in case the recall goes ahead, and it would require hundreds of man hours.
May 30, 2013
The Arizona Supreme Court has reversed a lower court decision, in a case involving the rules about drawing blood from juveniles. Last year, a school monitor in Pima County smelled marijuana on a student, and saw drug paraphernalia in his car.
May 30, 2013
The Arizona Supreme Court says it will give lawmakers another chance to argue they do not have to obey a voter mandate to increase funding for public schools. The 2000 voter-approved law hiked the state sales tax by six-tenths of a cent.
May 30, 2013
American Airlines parent company, AMR Corp. reported a net loss of $105 million for April. The company’s top executives said it is a favorable sign for the future. The figures are an improvement over last April’s $142 million loss.
May 30, 2013
Thousands of Americans are spending their Golden Years in Costa Rica. One Phoenix man risks his entire life savings to retire in paradise.
May 30, 2013
As would-be expats search for beauty, adventure, and cheap living in their golden years, they need to know about the harsh realities that lie ahead should they retire to a place like Costa Rica.
May 30, 2013
A large mulch fire is still smoking in Laveen, nearly 24 hours after the blaze broke out. When the fire began yesterday afternoon south of Phoenix, dozens of firefighters responded. No homes or structures are considered in danger, but Ben Davis of the Maricopa County Air Quality Department said local air quality has been affected by a large, dark cloud.
May 29, 2013
City officials report progress combating violent crime, vandalism and prostitution in West Phoenix.That part of town has struggled with those issues for years. In fact, if you look at a police map from this March, pockets of violent crime still glow bright red in West Phoenix, but an annual city report from the region does show some good news, including a 14 percent reduction in violent crime since 2005.
May 29, 2013
Tucson City Council passed two gun control ordinances Wednesday. The ordinances are opposed by gun rights advocates who say they violate an individual’s constitutional rights.One measure would fine anyone in Tucson $100 if they fail to report to police the loss or theft of a gun within 48 hours from the time it went missing.
May 29, 2013
The WNBA's Phoenix Mercury has added top draft pick Brittney Griner to the lineup this season. The 6-foot-8-inch Griner is nationally known for her dunking and defense. Griner's presence is expected to help the organization on and off the court.
May 29, 2013
The 1 cent sales tax increase approved by voters in 2010 as Proposition 100 expires on Saturday. The vote occurred while Arizona's economy was in the middle of the recession and the state's budget was deep in a deficit.
May 29, 2013

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