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Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas attempted to fire the executive director of the Arizona Board of Education last week. About one day later, Governor Doug Ducey overturned that decision. That, in turn, led to one of the most surprising and intense press releases in recent history.
February 18, 2015
Journalists have been attracting a lot of headlines lately. And the one who has drawn opinions across the board is the anchor of NBC’s Nightly News, Brian Williams.
February 18, 2015
The Grammy award voters were very good to a few artists earlier this month, including singer/songwriter Rosanne Cash. She collected three for the pieces she created on the album “The River and the Thread.”
February 18, 2015
The Valley's explosive housing recovery in recent years officially slowed down in 2014, ending the year with a modest 5.4 percent increase in home prices. With investor interest waning, the rebound now lies in the hands of traditional buyers, who experts say could start returning to homeownership this coming year.
February 18, 2015
In the weeks following the latest measles outbreak, there have been no new confirmed cases – yet.
February 18, 2015
If you have relatives back east you probably already know about the polar vortex that has been freezing them out the last few weeks. But that same phenomenon is causing our temps to spike.
February 18, 2015
Episcopal leaders in Arizona are heading to the streets and sidewalks on Ash Wednesday to conduct the "Ashes To-Go" program.
February 18, 2015
Opponents of embattled state schools Superintendent Diane Douglas started making plans for a recall as soon as she was elected. However, they needed to wait until she has been in office six months.
February 18, 2015
Arizona drivers who have a lead foot could be helped by a measure approved in a House Committee. Under it, police would be barred from issuing a regular traffic citation to people driving 10 mph over the speed limit, no matter what the limit is.
February 18, 2015
A federal judge will be deciding whether to approve the terms of a settlement in a class action lawsuit filed on behalf of Arizona’s more than 34,000 prisoners.
February 18, 2015
Seven years after Arizona voters killed the payday loan industry in the state, a state House Committee will debate a bill to offer yet another form of high-interest loans.
February 18, 2015
Prescott's courthouse plaza will light up Wednesday with candles in memory of a hometown woman taken hostage by Islamic State militants.
February 18, 2015
An Arizona lawmaker says talks she's leading among taxi firms, rideshare companies such as Uber and insurers on an updated law regulating the new and growing rideshare industry are progressing.
February 18, 2015
Demand for avocados in the United States has quadrupled in the last 20 years. America's growing love for the fruit may be harming the fragile habitat of the monarch butterfly, whose winter home is in the forests of central Mexico.
February 18, 2015
Officers are leaving the Scottsdale Police Department at a rate more than double that of other Valley police agencies. Officers have asked the Scottsdale City Council for a boost in pay to help address the retention issue.
February 18, 2015
After months of controversy, Pima County decided Tuesday not to ban hiring smokers.
February 17, 2015
Engineers are playing a greater role in the field of medicine. A workshop at ASU, now drawing hundreds of professionals, aims to improve interaction between medical practitioners and technology.
February 17, 2015
In 2006, an E. coli outbreak in California Spinach rocked the fresh produce industry. Nearly 200 people across the country got sick. Three died. Farmers in Arizona were paying close attention. Arizona, along with California, produces almost all of the nation’s leafy greens and so they both got to work developing a more stringent approach to food safety.
February 17, 2015
This is the time of year when millions of monarch butterflies migrate south to the forests of central Mexico. They gather in high altitudes outside the city of Zitacuaro in the state of Michoacan.
February 17, 2015
A senate committee approved a bill Monday that would bar a registered sex offender working at a hotel or motel from having key access to a guest’s room. This comes after two women claimed the same man raped them when he was an employee at two separate hotels in Mesa.
February 17, 2015

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