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Last November, Arizona elected a new Governor and Attorney General, among other offices, and the Navajo Nation was scheduled to hold its presidential election. But a series of issues, including the disqualification of one finalist on questions about his ability to speak Navajo, ended up moving election day on the reservation to next Tuesday, April 21.
April 17, 2015
All charges have been dropped against a former Navajo Nation lawmaker accused of funneling thousands of dollars to her family.
April 17, 2015
It’s envisioned as a kind of Works Progress Administration, version 2.0 — sending students into Phoenix to try to organize an arts and design core.
April 17, 2015
The Musical Instrument Museum is celebrating its fifth anniversary. The north Phoenix museum has more than 6,000 instruments from around 200 countries and includes a theater.
April 17, 2015
A few decades ago, if you wanted to play a video game, you went to an arcade. It was a shared experience that the creators of the ZapCon Arcade and Pinball Convention hope to recreate.
April 17, 2015
The Office of the Arizona Auditor General has issued a damning performance report about the state’s Department of Revenue IT operations.The beleaguered agency is responsible for handling over $13 billion per year to fund state and local government services.
April 17, 2015
The Arizona Department of Health Services has launched a pilot program to increase the rate of children getting blood lead screenings.
April 17, 2015
Driving around the Valley, you may have seen billboards looking to recruit officers to the Riverside, Calif., Sheriff’s Department. For more on law enforcement recruiting, we turn to Sgt. Dan Robertson.
April 17, 2015
As the drought continues in the Western United States, federal lawmakers have been looking for ways to deal with the water shortage in Arizona and other states.
April 17, 2015
Arizona has many unique places. It has one of the largest canyons, largest solar telescope –- and the only military boneyard in the United States.
April 17, 2015
Thousands of mostly poor Hispanic people live in border communities called colonias with no access to running water or electricity. Now the Obama administration wants the four border states that receive federal funds for colonias to increase spending there by 50 percent.
April 17, 2015
National Parks across the state will waive their entrance fees Saturday and Sunday in honor of National Park Week.
April 17, 2015
A judge has thrown out evidence against a Phoenix restaurant owner targeted in one of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's immigration crackdowns, ruling that investigators made erroneous statements in documents used to get search warrants.
April 17, 2015
Just months after a renovation, the Arizona House was headed for another — but Speaker David Gowan's plans may have hit a roadblock.
April 17, 2015
Investigators said officials could have prevented the poor management and lapses in safety that led to radiation contamination inside the federal government's only underground nuclear waste repository.
April 17, 2015
Arizona's top education official plans a statewide tour to meet with parents, students, teachers and other residents who have opinions or concerns about the state's K-12 school system.
April 17, 2015
A federal appeals court has denied a request to keep a review on the effects of burning coal from a Navajo Nation mine from moving forward.
April 17, 2015
About 1,500 commercial trucks cross into the U.S. in Nogales each day, loaded with fresh produce. Those trucks are bound for the produce warehouses that dot Santa Cruz County.
April 17, 2015
Arizona's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for March was 6.2 percent, down three-tenths of a percentage point from February.
April 17, 2015
Five people were found dead at a home in north Phoenix on Thursday evening.
April 16, 2015

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