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Study Says Arizonas Asian Population Growing Fast
Arizona’s Asian population is growing faster than any other ethnic group in the state. A new study based on Census Bureau data shows the state’s Asian population more than doubled in a decade.
April 24, 2014
Five CPS Employees Fired Following Abuse Cases Probe
Five senior-level managers from Arizona’s Child Protective Services were fired Wednesday morning. The terminations were the result of a probe into the agency’s mishandling of about 6,500 child abuse and neglect cases.
April 23, 2014
State Votes Down Super Bowl Security Funding
The Arizona State Senate voted down a bill that would have given Glendale money to cover public safety costs during next year’s Super Bowl.
April 23, 2014
Michael Phelps Announces Comeback
The most decorated Olympic swimmer is coming back from retirement. Michael Phelps made the announcement Wednesday in Mesa at the Arena Grand Prix.
April 23, 2014
Vetoes And More From The State Capitol
The 2014 legislative session is rapidly drawing to a close, and Gov. Jan Brewer is busy signing and vetoing bills.
April 23, 2014
The Economist Declares Arizona Politics Saner Than It Looks
The Economist magazine has declared that politics in Arizona is saner than it looks. Is the publication on to something or misguided?
April 23, 2014
Arpaios Fondness For Media Attention The Subject Of New Documentary
Sheriff Joe Arpaio is featured in the documentary "The Joe Show." The film focuses on the sheriff's attraction to media attention.
April 23, 2014
Phoenix Art Museum Director Retires
Phoenix Art Museum Director Jim Ballinger has announced his retirement after 40 years with the museum, the last 33 as director.
April 23, 2014
How Are Ridesharing Companies Faring In Arizona?
Action at the legislature on Tuesday included the Senate approving a bill that would exempt ridesharing companies like Uber and Lyft from a commercial insurance requirement that impacts traditional taxi services.
April 23, 2014
 Navajo Family Fights To Stay At National Monument
In the 1800s the Navajo moved among various camps across vast areas to herd sheep and farm. A few families settled on what is today a national monument. And one family would like to remain, but the National Park Service won’t allow it.
April 23, 2014
Senate Vetoes Super Bowl Security Repayment Bill
The Arizona Senate has killed a bill that would have reimbursed the city of Glendale for stepped-up security at next year’s Super Bowl.
April 23, 2014
Brewer Plans To Keep Fighting Medicaid Expansion Challenge
Gov. Jan Brewer says she plans to appeal a Court of Appeals ruling allowing a challenge to this year’s expansion of the state’s Medicaid system.
April 23, 2014
Cement Plant Pollution Loophole Shut
Cement plants in Arizona and around the country can no longer get off the hook after releasing toxic chemicals from their plants or kilns, by claiming a malfunction or upset.
April 23, 2014
Phoenix Wraps Up Budget Hearings, But Work To Close Deficit Remains
The City of Phoenix was set to wrap up a series of hearings on its proposed budget Tuesday night. It faces a $38 million deficit, and city leaders will spend the next month deciding how best to close the gap.
April 23, 2014
ASU Hosts Education Innovation Summit
Digital technology and social media are shaping the future of education. That’s the theme of a global summit in Phoenix this week. The conference allows start-up companies to pitch their cyber-based teaching tools to potential investors.
April 23, 2014
Diamondbacks Help Celebrate Wrigley Fields 100th Birthday
The Arizona Diamondbacks are set to help make some history Wednesday. They'll take the field against the Chicago Cubs on the 100th anniversary of Wrigley Field.
April 23, 2014
Fire Engulfs Oil Tanker, Injures Two
Two employees were severely injured early Tuesday morning after an oil tanker caught fire.
April 22, 2014
Westminster College Pulls Out Of Mesa
A small Missouri college shutters its Mesa campus before finishing its first school year.
April 22, 2014
Bisbees Bag Ban Begins
Bisbee's ban on plastic bag goes into effect on Earth Day. It was the first city in the state to approve a ban.
April 22, 2014
 Future Of New Mexico
New Mexico has until December to decide the fate of what nature lovers call the state's last wild river. The state is eligible for millions of federal dollars if it comes up with a viable plan to divert it into reservoirs.
April 22, 2014

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