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An order of nuns that has been in Tucson for more than 80 years has decided to close their monastery and leave the state. The order isn’t lacking money, but members.
Sep. 28, 2016
For the first time in its 126-year history, The Arizona Republic has endorsed a Democratic presidential nominee. The paper chose to go with Hillary Clinton instead of Donald Trump.
Sep. 28, 2016
Homeless Count
The simple answer is no, agrees Maricopa County Human Services Director Bruce Liggett and Amy Schwabenlender, but a housing first model is helping cities make progress.
Sep. 28, 2016
Fronteras Podcast
The governor of New Mexico is pushing to reinstate the death penalty after a series of high-profile crimes this year.
Sep. 28, 2016
So long as bridges and roads have been built in the Valley, drivers haven’t had to stop for tolls on their journey. SR-30 would be an I-10 alternate route in the southern West Valley.
Sep. 28, 2016
Hear why Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton thinks the relationship between Arizona cities and the state legislature has gotten worse in recent years. One problem, he said is state leaders stepping on policies that cities have tried to implement from plastic bag bans to policy modifications based on climate change.
Sep. 28, 2016
Roosevelt Row planters
More than a year after the City of Phoenix placed several five foot terracotta-colored planters along a stretch of Roosevelt Row they’re moving them.
Sep. 28, 2016
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey says he’s preparing a shopping list of state regulations and state agencies he wants to kill in the next legislative session.
Sep. 28, 2016
As the Mexican peso soared to its highest rate in weeks following Monday night’s presidential debate, many investors appeared to approve of Hillary Clinton’s performance and send a signal: the Mexican economy would be better off without a Donald Trump presidency.
Sep. 28, 2016
Kidenga app
The Zika virus has not been transmitted by mosquitoes in Arizona. Despite that, the University of Arizona’s college of public health has developed a smartphone application to help track insect-borne diseases.
Sep. 28, 2016
Bats in a mine
A lab at Northern Arizona University has developed a new way to identify rare and endangered bats — by extracting DNA from their droppings.
Sep. 28, 2016
cigarette butt
Smoking in Arizona is continuing to decline. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say smoking in the state has dropped to a historic low of 14 percent.
Sep. 27, 2016
This week Ballet Arizona continues its tradition of presenting outdoor free performances around The Valley— what they call Ballet Under The Stars.
Sep. 27, 2016
When you think about photos you’ve seen of the national parks, a few names come to mind. But one of those names is probably not George Grant.
Sep. 27, 2016
silent reading
Silent reading parties gather people together in a public space to read silently together, and they're gaining popularity in Phoenix.
Sep. 27, 2016
As students are settling into their routines this school year, there’s a new effort in Tucson to help students who aren’t doing their learning in the classroom, but in a hospital room.
Sep. 27, 2016
A controversial advocacy group responsible for more than a thousand lawsuits against Arizona businesses has run into some trouble.
Sep. 27, 2016
phoenix fire department
Phoenix is hiring first responders, both the police and fire departments are looking to add new recruits, and Tuesday morning, some city councilmembers got an update on those efforts.
Sep. 27, 2016
In the past 20 years, Arizona’s Latino population has doubled and represents about 30 percent of the state. Recognizing the group’s economic power is an ongoing goal of the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. On Tuesday, the Chamber released DATOS 2016, its annual report on the state’s Hispanic market.
Sep. 27, 2016
ground breaking ceremony
The vacant lots in south Phoenix will soon become new single-family homes. It’s part of the city’s larger South Phoenix Village infill project.
Sep. 27, 2016

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