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All U.S. states have a nickname. Arizona also has one, sort of. Arizona has been known as The Grand Canyon State — but it took decades to make it official.
February 27, 2015
The Coolidge School Board has voted unanimously to go to a four-day school schedule this fall. But the reasons behind the change are a bit different than when the district started discussing the idea.
February 27, 2015
The Arizona Department of Administration predicts a 2.2 percent job growth this year. That’s up slightly from the 2.1 percent growth the state has seen for the last three years.
February 27, 2015
A four-day hearing is set in April to determine if the sheriff and other officers should be held in contempt of court for violating a judge's orders in a racial profiling lawsuit. But Arpaio's lawyers are hoping they can negotiate a settlement.
February 27, 2015
Salt River Project approved a 3.9 percent rate hike, which included an average $50 monthly charge to solar customers, during a marathon meeting on Thursday.
February 26, 2015
The Department of Veterans Affairs released numbers on how many vets are taking advantage of private healthcare options.
February 26, 2015
Astronomers in Southern Arizona have helped discover the most intense object in the early parts of the universe. But with the new discovery, there are more questions than answers.
February 26, 2015
Arizona Opera’s newest production is Mozart’s "The Magic Flute," which was first performed in Austria in 1791. Since the beginning, it has had a fairy tale feel, but Arizona Opera’s take brings steampunk into the mix — sort of like dropping in the influence of H.G. Wells or Jules Verne.
February 26, 2015
The fight for survival among the Valley and state’s more traditional arts is a long-running one. When will a game-changer come along to get more people in the community to recognize that the Phoenix area is producing world-class performances?
February 26, 2015
The Valley is putting the spotlight on its entrepreneurs this week during Phoenix Startup Week.
February 26, 2015
We’re always looking for the next big thing, especially in tech. Scott Snibbe thinks he may have found it.
February 26, 2015
Last year, we told you about how some Valley communities were dealing with sober-living homes, places for people to live once they come out of treatment centers.
February 26, 2015
Around this time last year, we took a trip to one of the Valley’s most endangered historic places, the Mesa Citrus Growers Association Building at Broadway and Country Club. The building closed in 2010, but Wednesday Mesa announced it had found a new tenant: Autoline Industries.
February 26, 2015
Authorities say a 12-year-old girl who committed suicide at a Mexican migrant shelter near the border last year was sexually abused.
February 26, 2015
Two llamas that were on the loose in Sun City have been captured – after tying up traffic and Twitter for hours.
February 26, 2015
The nation’s National Parks could get some much-needed maintenance, if Interior Secretary Sally Jewell’s request to Congress is approved.
February 26, 2015
The Bureau of Indian Affairs released revised implementation guidelines this week for the Indian Child Welfare Act. The federal policy is aimed at keeping Native American children with Native American families in child custody cases.
February 26, 2015
A piece of the Super Bowl will be sticking around. Fans of Super Bowl Central are familiar with the Grand Canyon Experience, a 30-foot tall and 100-foot high rock-climbing wall.
February 26, 2015
A long-time monopoly in ambulance service in the Valley is coming to an end. The Arizona Department of Health Services issued a “certificate of necessity” to a second ambulance company, allowing them to operate.
February 26, 2015
Imagine an ice cream stand where you can have the flavor of your choice at no cost! No mess, no stress, no weight gain!
February 26, 2015

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