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The Phoenix Goodyear, Glendale Municipal and Sky Harbor International airports are getting millions in federal funds to help fix pavement and pay for repairs.
Aug. 2, 2017
Frye Fire Cleanup
State Route 366 in southeastern Arizona is closed indefinitely in the aftermath of the Frye Fire.
Aug. 2, 2017
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The U.S. military often performs routine tests for missiles. Yet, even something routine can become precarious during an extraordinary period of tension, like the one between the U.S. and North Korea.
Aug. 2, 2017
For the first time in the U.S., scientists have genetically modified human embryos. The technique could help screen out heritable diseases, but many worry where it might ultimately lead.
Aug. 2, 2017
Chase Field in downtown Phoenix
A lawyer for the Arizona Diamondbacks said the club is willing to use arbitration to resolve its legal dispute with the Maricopa County Stadium District but only if it happens quickly.
Aug. 2, 2017
Goodwin Fire
Yavapai County may get some help paying for wildfire damage, if the Small Business Administration responds positively to a letter sent by Governor Doug Ducey.
Aug. 2, 2017
The rescue of 26 stranded hikers in one weekend has public land officials warning of the risks posed by flash flooding at popular sites east of Tucson.
Aug. 2, 2017
Eight years after the Great Recession ended, we’re seeing low unemployment, but many workers aren’t seeing their paychecks increase much. We continue our series “Phoenix at Work” with a look at one group hit especially hard.
Aug. 2, 2017
Agritopia Epicenter rendering
Developers of Agritopia, a suburban community in Gilbert, plan to invest $70.3 million in the project’s next phase called Agritopia Epicenter. The Gilbert Town Council is set to vote on a development that includes $1.3 million in reimbursements for nearby infrastructure improvements and other fees.
Aug. 2, 2017
Pima County seal
The Pima County Board of Supervisors has formed a special advisory committee to explore the possibility of implementing a new sales tax.
Aug. 2, 2017
Yuma myotis bat
White-nose syndrome has spread west across the states in the last decade, and was most recently found in Texas. The fungus kills bats as they hibernate.
Aug. 2, 2017
cigarette
Anti-smoking efforts seem to be working, at least in Arizona. In the last five years, the percentage of smokers in Arizona has gone from 20 percent to 14 percent.
Aug. 2, 2017
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The company says the expansion, encompassing 2.3 million square feet, will bring an estimated 300 jobs to the city. The jobs include data entry, shipping, warehouse work and online customer service representatives.
Aug. 1, 2017
Students enrolled in two-year colleges are more likely to experience food insecurity than four-year students and the general population. The gap was highest just after the recession.
Aug. 1, 2017
GoDaddy's Gilbert offices
“I think it was an important factor. I think just having the support from the town of Gilbert really meant a lot for GoDaddy,” said Calvin Crowder, vice president of Global Real Estate, on the company’s decision to remain in Gilbert.
Aug. 1, 2017
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Vice President Mike Pence is visiting the Baltic States this week. He’s there in the midst of increasing Russian encroachment on Georgian territory.
Aug. 1, 2017
Emma Seppala
Every parents wants their kids to succeed, and we try to give them all of the best advice to try to get them there. Do you try to keep them busy? Well, one leading happiness researcher — yes, that’s really what she does — says that’s not always the best approach.
Aug. 1, 2017
Bored man yawning
What do you do when you’re bored? You probably fidget, doodle, let out a big yawn. Being bored can be both a good and a bad thing, depending on when it happens and what we’re prepared to do about it.
Aug. 1, 2017
Desert Discovery Center
Architects behind the proposed Desert Discovery Center in Scottsdale’s McDowell Sonoran Preserve have unveiled their plans for the project. They include a new name, Desert EDGE, and call for a smaller footprint — and smaller budget — than originally envisioned.
Aug. 1, 2017
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio
Many Latino civil-rights activists are in a celebratory mood after Monday’s conviction of former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio of criminal contempt. We’re joined by Victor Viramontes. He’s the national senior counsel for the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund. That organization helped sue the former sheriff in 2008.
Aug. 1, 2017

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