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Invasive buffelgrass no longer just southern Arizona’s problem

Invasive buffelgrass has colonized landscapes across southern Arizona over the decades, increasing wildfire intensity and threatening native vegetation.


Downtown Phoenix businesses move ‘forward’ as more mega events loom

Businesses in downtown Phoenix saw explosive numbers during Super Bowl week. It was just the beginning for the newly crowned sports hub that will host the College Football Playoff National Championship Game in January and the Men’s Final Four in 2017.


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Senators look at ‘perverse incentive’ of asset forfeitures for police

WASHINGTON - A Senate panel said Wednesday that while civil asset forfeitures can be a valuable tool for compensating victims and funding police work, there are too many loopholes that can allow abuses.


International leagues struggle with pace of play

So you think Major League Baseball’s pace of play is slow? Head for a game in Latin America or Japan.


Relief pitchers culprits of longer MLB games

Closer Addison Reed was the slowest relief pitcher on the Arizona Diamondbacks last season, but even he is in favor of speeding up the game.


Lawmakers balk at White House reuniting Central American families

WASHINGTON - An Obama administration program that reunites Central American children with parents who have immigrated to the U.S. faced sharp questioning Thursday from senators, who worried that it would further dilute immigration standards.


Cactus League reflects on this season’s record success

Word of the Cactus League is getting out. Spring training in Arizona posted its highest attendance in history at 1.89 million, topping the previous record of 1.73 million set in 2013. Spring training across Major League Baseball topped 4 million, setting a record by more than 200,000 fans.


Wildfire season outlook uncertain, but firefighters preparing for the worst

ORACLE - The baseball field at Mountain Vista School is dotted with yellow and green uniforms. But today the players are dozens of wildland firefighters preparing to save landscapes, property and perhaps their own lives.


Arizona exports topped $21 billion in 2014; nation set fifth record

[caption id="attachment_592" align="aligncenter" width="800"]Arizona businesses exported $21.1 billion worth of goods in 2014, and the vast majority came from small business like JWB Manufacturing, a machine shop in Tempe. Photo by Jamie Killian. Arizona businesses exported $21.1 billion worth of goods in 2014, and the vast majority came from small business like JWB Manufacturing, a machine shop in Tempe. Photo by Jamie Killian.[/caption] Arizona businesses raked in $21.1 billion from exports last year – money that supported 93,354 jobs in the state, according to a report released Thursday by the Obama administration.