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AZED Reports Modest Progress In School Performance Grades
The Arizona Department of Education is reporting modest progress in math and reading proficiency among state public school students. That translated to a slight improvement in school performance grades across the state.
Aug. 4, 2014
P.F. Changs Security Breach Hits Two Valley Restaurants
The Scottsdale-based restaurant chain P.F. Chang’s is giving more information about a security breach first noticed in June.
Aug. 4, 2014
Downed Communications Cable Halts Traffic On Loop 101
A microburst hit the Loop 101 last night near the Red Mountain 202. The high winds and rain downed a fiber optic cable shutting off traffic in both directions and leaving many commuters stranded.
Aug. 4, 2014
Arizoan Pecan Sales Grow in Asia
Arizona pecan farmers are enjoying strong sales overseas. The state’s world market share for pecans has been increasing for nearly a decade.
Aug. 4, 2014
 Abortion Clinic Closures Impact Women Along The Texas Border
The fight against stricter regulations on Texas abortion clinics goes to court again Monday. This time lawyers will argue on behalf of two clinics located near the United States-Mexico border.
Aug. 4, 2014
 Elusive Flagstaff Artist Awarded National Medal Of Arts
President Barack Obama awarded 22 people National Medals of Arts and Humanities earlier this week. One of the honorees was Flagstaff visual artist James Turrell.
Aug. 4, 2014
Experts: Political Endorsements Do Matter To Voters
As Arizona’s candidates tout their endorsements ahead of next month’s primary, Phoenix-based Behavior Research Center Director Earl DeBerge says these “seals of approval” are more important to voters than many might think.
Aug. 4, 2014
U of A Leads International Team In Sequencing African Rice Genome
An international research team led by the University of Arizona successfully mapped the genome sequence of African rice, known for hardiness and drought resistance.
Aug. 4, 2014
People Who Moved May Still Get Health Insurance Through Federal Marketplace
March 31 was the last day to sign up for health insurance through the marketplace unless you went through a major life event. Marriage, divorce, child birth and moving are some of those exceptions.
Aug. 4, 2014
ASU Professor Designs Eyes For The Mars Rover
NASA recently announced the selected technology to be mounted on the Mars Rover planned for 2020. From 58 proposals, seven were selected, including an advanced camera system developed by ASU professor Jim Bell.
Aug. 1, 2014
 Suspect In Murder Of Border Patrol Agent Arraigned In Tucson
Another one of the five men accused of the murdering a Border Patrol agent has been extradited from Mexico to appear in federal court in Tucson.
Aug. 1, 2014
Pima County Proposes Not Hiring Smokers
Pima County is saying it will no longer hire smokers for county jobs. It has proposed a new regulation that would prohibit hiring anyone who smokes.
Aug. 1, 2014
Voters Attracted To Ease Of Early Voting
Early ballots for August’s primary election are on the way to about a million Arizona voters.
Aug. 1, 2014
Two Arizona Congressional Districts Could Be Decided By Young Voters
With early voting underway, candidates are looking for every vote they can get.
Aug. 1, 2014
Yes, There Really Is Flooding In The Valley
But monsoons also bring rain, and in some cases, lots of it. This can cause flooding.
Aug. 1, 2014
Are Universities Really Selling Their Souls For Cash?
When states cut back on funding for public universities, as many have done, where do those schools turn for money?
Aug. 1, 2014
How Medical Professionals Protect Themselves From Infectious Disease
A couple of health workers who contracted the Ebola virus have returned to the U.S. for treatment.
Aug. 1, 2014
McCain Has Been Influential On VA, Immigration Bills
One of the leading forces behind the VA legislation — both behind the scenes and in front of the cameras — has been Arizona Sen. John McCain.
Aug. 1, 2014
More Freeway Exit Signs Going Up Around The Valley
You may have noticed some new signs along Valley freeways, and maybe they’re making you hungry.
Aug. 1, 2014
Did You Know: MCC Rose Garden Is A National Test Site
There are a dozen rose test gardens throughout the United States. One of them is located right here in the Valley. What is a rose test garden? We went to find out.
Aug. 1, 2014

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