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Swimming pool
Nearly 80 percent of public pools and hot tub in five states, including Arizona, had at least one health or safety violation. That’s according to a report by the Centers for Disease Control.
May. 20, 2016
jail
A federal judge has found that Arizona prisoners continue to receive substandard healthcare.
May. 20, 2016
peoria
A citizen’s committee in Peoria has recommended several projects to the City Council to improve quality of life in the city, including a new recreation center, open space acquisition and public safety.
May. 20, 2016
Doug Ducey
With apologies to Marketplace, let’s do the numbers on the recently-ended legislative session: 117 days, 374 new laws, 14 vetoes.
May. 20, 2016
farrah bode outfit
One man’s trash is another man’s treasure. And one Chandler resident’s trash is another’s fashion statement.
May. 20, 2016
voting sign
It was an easily decided win for the firefighters and police pension plan, Proposition 124. However, it was a close victory for the education funding bill, Proposition 123, which received just less than 52 percent of the vote.
May. 20, 2016
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio
Judge Murray Snow found Maricopa County Sheriff Arpaio in civil contempt of court, and concluded that Arpaio and others deliberately violated court orders, opening the possibility of a referral to a prosecutor to pursue criminal contempt charges. Here are 10 of Snow’s many findings from the 162-page ruling.
May. 20, 2016
Estrella Mountains
The two West Valley towns ranked 14 and 15, respectively, in a new Census survey.
May. 20, 2016
Prop 123
Proposition 123, the measure that would boost education funding by tapping the state’s land trust, is looking more likely to pass. Governor Ducey announced a victory Thursday night, though votes are still being counted.
May. 20, 2016
Ponderosa pine seedlings
Ponderosa pine seedlings are more likely to sprout and thrive in mechanically thinned forests, a new study out of Flagstaff finds.
May. 20, 2016
Educators, groups and supporters rallied Thursday as the ballots for Proposition 123, the school-funding measure, were still being tallied.
May. 20, 2016
Thatcher sign
Rural school districts are finding it hard to retain good teachers. In eastern Arizona, some school officials say part of the problem is that many of their new teachers are new to the area too. A few state university systems are hoping to improve those retention rates by helping Arizona's small towns grow their own teachers.
May. 20, 2016
President Harry Truman reportedly said that, “If you want a friend in Washington, get a dog.”
May. 19, 2016
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey
A Phoenix man has filed a lawsuit to stop Proposition 123.
May. 19, 2016
The federal judge who found Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio in civil contempt of court has denied the sheriff's request for an extension to respond to the findings.
May. 19, 2016
helicopter
Sedona is trying to find a way to turn the volume down. Some residents are complaining about the noise from sightseeing helicopters — and the problem is not a new one.
May. 19, 2016
Phoenix City Council
The Phoenix City Council this week started taking votes to approve a new city budget, but the fate of a proposed secondary property tax increase is less certain.
May. 19, 2016
doctor
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has signed into law four new interstate licensing compacts for medical professionals — doctors, nurses, psychologists and physical therapists.
May. 19, 2016
Arizona Commission On The Arts logo
The recently-approved Arizona budget for the next fiscal year allocated $1.5 million for the Arizona Commission on the Arts.
May. 19, 2016
Arizona Supreme Court building
The Arizona Supreme Court will soon expand from five to seven justices now that Gov. Doug Ducey has signed House Bill 2537.
May. 19, 2016

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