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Judge sides with Flagstaff in minimum wage fight
A judge has blocked Arizona from collecting $1.1 million from the city of Flagstaff to compensate for its minimum wage that is higher than the state's rate.
Oct. 11, 2021
Yuma Crossing Heritage Area funds to expire at end of year
Sen. Mark Kelly testified last week on the importance of extending federal funding for the Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area.
Oct. 11, 2021
10,000 new homes coming to Apache Junction
The Apache Junction City Council approved plans for a master-planned community on land that was auctioned by Arizona State Land Department. It could increase the city’s population by 25,000 within 10 years
More Arizona business news
Oct. 11, 2021
UA program for Indigenous teachers gets $2.4M in grants
The Indigenous Teacher Education Program at the University of Arizona has received $2.4 million in state and federal grants to support its mission of increasing the number of Native American teachers.
Oct. 11, 2021
AAA: Southwest passengers are entitled to fare refunds
AAA Arizona is reminding Southwest Airlines passengers of their rights following nationwide delays and cancellations by the airline that began over the weekend.
Oct. 11, 2021
Art and tech space Cahokia PHX opens on Indigenous Peoples Day
Eunique Yazzie and Melody Lewis chose Indigenous Peoples Day as the grand opening of Cahokia PHX on Roosevelt Row in downtown Phoenix. It's the nation’s first Indigenous women-led art and social tech space.
Oct. 11, 2021
A court annulled a Trump era water policy. It matters across AZ
The Navigable Waters Protection Rule was a boon to some farmers and ranchers, but worried environmental groups as it significantly cut back the scope of bodies of water that were subject to federal oversight. But now, an Arizona district court is turning back the clock on the Trump administration’s new rule.
More Arizona water news
Oct. 11, 2021
BBC Look-Ahead: Situation in Afghanistan a top concern at G-20
The group known as the Islamic State has claimed responsibility for a bomb blast at a mosque in Afghanistan that occurred Oct. 8, which killed more than 40 people and wounded dozens more.
Oct. 11, 2021
Boas: New irrigation tech could halve farmers water use
Even with one wet monsoon season, the extended drought affecting Arizona and the rest of the Southwest continues. That means the need to be more efficient with water use is becoming even more important.
Oct. 11, 2021
Pandemic stressors increasing cases of domestic violence
There have been three instances since September where a parent was accused of killing their children. Tasha Menaker with the Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence says cases like these are increasing, partially due to the pandemic.
Oct. 11, 2021
Metro Phoenix deputy on life support; suspect led manhunt
Authorities say a man suspected of gravely injuring metro Phoenix sheriff’s deputy Juan Miguel Ruiz has been shot and wounded by a homeowner with whom he had a history of conflicts. Sheriff’s officials said the suspect was hospitalized, while the deputy was on life support, but is not expected to survive.
Oct. 11, 2021
Extreme drought putting strain on hydropower production
Extreme drought, heat, and lower precipitation is causing a strain on hydropower production. This could lead to an increase in greenhouse gas emissions.
Oct. 11, 2021
Southwest Airlines flight cancellations continue into Monday
Southwest Airlines canceled hundreds more flights Monday following a weekend of major service disruptions. The Dallas-based airline canceled hundreds of flights over the weekend, blaming the woes on air traffic control issues and weather.
Oct. 11, 2021
Short bench, little rest doom Mercury in Game 1 of Finals
The Mercury played without guards Kia Nurse and Sophie Cunningham. They also had a short turnaround after clinching the semifinals Friday in Las Vegas while the Sky had three days off. Veteran Candace Parker and the Chicago Sky took over, beating Phoenix 91-77.
Oct. 11, 2021
Racing markings are coming to a downtown Phoenix crosswalk
A taste of NASCAR is coming to downtown Phoenix intersection as the stock racing giant revs up for a major event in the Valley.
Oct. 11, 2021
Q&AZ: Which cultural institutions require vaccinations?
Through our Q&AZ Project, a listener asked: What are the mask and vaccination requirements for Phoenix cultural institutions like the Phoenix Symphony, Arizona Opera, Ballet Arizona and the Phoenix Art Museum?
Oct. 11, 2021
Glendale launches veteran’s court, hopes to become hub
Glendale has launched the first municipal court in the West Valley to serve all active duty military and veterans, regardless of military discharge or length of service.
Oct. 11, 2021
These shell beads may tell us what it means to be human
Ever ponder the question: what makes us human? Is it the opposable thumbs? Our brains? The necessity for pumpkin spice? Well, the answer may lie with 150,000-year-old beads.
Oct. 11, 2021
AZDHS releases residential ZIP codes for Social Equity Marijuana Licenses
As part of last year’s ballot measure legalizing recreational marijuana, the Department of Health Services is required to issue 26 retail licenses to people in communities affected by Arizona’s biased enforcement of previous marijuana laws.
Oct. 10, 2021
Manhunt for suspect who escaped MCSO custody ends
Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone said a manhunt for a suspect who escaped custody and critically injured a deputy in the process came to end in the Tonopah area Saturday evening.
Oct. 10, 2021

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