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The fire ban went into effect last May and included Camelback Mountain, Papago Park, South Mountain Park and Preserve and North Mountain and surrounding areas.
Oct. 14, 2016
Last year, the Centers for Disease Control added Mexico to its list of countries that have active Zika virus transmission. Most of the cases were in southern Mexico, but as of last month that changed.
Oct. 14, 2016
Orme School sign
Drive about an hour north of Phoenix, turn left off of the I-17 at Orme Road, and the pavement turns to dirt pretty quickly. And, a few miles farther, you’ll see a wooden post with four sticks hanging from it in the shape of a cattle brand.
Oct. 14, 2016
High-fives, fist bumps and handshakes can all be ways to acknowledge a friend or colleague’s ‘job well done’ or can simply be used as a friendly greeting.
Oct. 14, 2016
Phoenix has been touted recently as recovering from the housing crisis faster than other metropolitan areas. But not everyone has equal access to the recovery.
Oct. 14, 2016
Three of Arizona’s congressional districts rank in the top 50 nationally for the potential of younger voters to significantly influence the outcomes.
Oct. 14, 2016
Voting sign
FBI Director James Comey has said that voter-registration sites in at least a dozen states — including Arizona — were targeted by hackers.
Oct. 14, 2016
Michelle Bastian
On Wednesday, an Arizona woman named Michelle Bastian was booked on suspicion of terrorism after police say she mailed bomb-making instructions from Al-Qaida and the Islamic State to the prison where her husband is currently incarcerated. Mia Garcia, spokeswoman for Attorney General Mark Brnovich, says this will be the second time Brnovich will prosecute a state level terror charge.
Oct. 14, 2016
cigar
For the first time in 50 years, the United States government has lifted restrictions on the famed Cuban cigars and rum.
Oct. 14, 2016
Mexican gray wolf
Congressman Raúl M. Grijalva, an Arizona Democrat, has protested what he calls a Republican mythology about management of endangered wolves. He said he wants to change the focus of the conversation.
Oct. 14, 2016
Marilyn Omifunke Torres
Marilyn Omifunke Torres is a faculty member at the South Mountain Community College Storytelling Institute.
Oct. 14, 2016
handful of cash
The report released this week calls for the federal government to help with the solution.
Oct. 14, 2016
A district judge says a nonprofit that has sued hundreds of Valley businesses cannot file its lawsuits in federal court.
Oct. 14, 2016
Tribal leaders from across the country got a chance to air their concerns about how federal decisions are made at a first of its kind meeting this week. It was scheduled in response to issues raised by the Dakota Access Pipeline project and a proposed copper mine near the Oak Flat Campground.
Oct. 14, 2016
cookies with monster faces
Four enthusiastic generations of Kathryn’s Krause’s family were gathered in her warm, cinnamon-scented kitchen in Mesa, for a process they all admit sounds pretty gross.
Oct. 14, 2016
arizona seal
The Arizona State Board for Charter Schools is being sued by two charter schools. The schools claim the board’s lack of written rules has made its actions illegal.
Oct. 13, 2016
A judge has quashed a bid by a Tempe councilwoman to challenge a state law that bars cities from regulating plastic bags and mandating recycling.
Oct. 13, 2016
Grand Canyon National Park
Late last month a coalition of Latino conservation organizations went to Washington in support of the Greater Grand Canyon National Heritage Monument.
Oct. 13, 2016
University of Arizona
Members of a committee set up by the Arizona Board of Regents to help find the next president for the University of Arizona had its first meeting Thursday.
Oct. 13, 2016
University of Arizona logo
There’s a new world’s biggest radio telescope, and it was designed by and built in China.
Oct. 13, 2016

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