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Despite three championships, Mercury still fight for attention

The last eight years have been remarkable for the Phoenix Mercury.

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Report: About 40 percent of workers in state, U.S. have no paid sick leave

WASHINGTON - Close to half of Arizona's private-sector workers, more than 934,000 people, do not have access to paid sick leave, according to a report Wednesday by a group pushing for such laws.


Officials: Slip among state-funded pension ranks no cause for concern

WASHINGTON - Funding for Arizona's state-run pension funds fell by more than 20 percent from 2003 to 2013, but the almost 600,000 state workers covered have no reason to worry about their retirement, officials said.


McSally raises $1.6 million so far in 2015, among most in the House

Editors note: The headline on a previous version of this story cited the wrong year. Rep. Martha McSally, R-Tucson, raised $1.69 million in the first half of 2015, according to Federal Election Commission filings, as the story correctly reported. The headline above has been corrected. Clients who ran the story with the previous headline are asked to run the correction found here.


Dodging an Army bullet: State gets only a fraction of service’s 40,000 job cuts

WASHINGTON - Arizona may have averted disaster in the Army's plan to trim 40,000 jobs, but the announcement that Fort Huachuca will lose 114 positions over the next two years still is "not welcomed news," officials said this week.


New downtown Phoenix arena could bring end to Coyotes’ bumpy desert road

When the Winnipeg Jets moved to the desert and became the Phoenix Coyotes in 1996, it was a bold statement, part of the NHL’s efforts in the 1990s to place hockey in markets previously believed untenable.


Change sparked by 2011 ArenaBowl loss set Rattlers up for sustained success

MESA – For 21 seconds, the Arizona Rattlers’ performance in ArenaBowl XXIV held a record.

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Export-Import Bank authorization lapses, leaving firms in ‘uncharted territory’

WASHINGTON - Authorization for the government bank that has helped more than 100 Arizona businesses do international business expired early Wednesday, leaving the Export-Import Bank in "uncharted territory" for the first time in its 81 years.

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