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Chandler company Privoro develops security product for iPhones

CHANDLER — Chandler-based Privoro has developed a product that may give people a little more privacy in a world where digital devices allow others to listen, watch and track their every move.


Phoenix attracts West Coast tech companies

In the 1980s and ‘90s, most of the tech jobs in Phoenix focused on back office and customer care centers for companies with headquarters elsewhere, city officials said.

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Sen. Jeff Flake: States should determine primary responses to drought

U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Arizona, said he believes there is a chance the U.S. Congress will move forward with legislation addressing drought in the West, but any federal response to water shortages must not overrule state policies or rely on federal funding.


Bill could keep cities from banning short-term rentals

JEROME – Glen Odegard spent more than a year repairing and renovating a historic home in Jerome after a mudslide left it vacant for more than a half century. For the past three years, tourists have rented out the house.

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State added 100,000 residents in 2015, lured by climate, cost of living

WASHINGTON - Arizona's population grew by nearly 100,000 in 2015, driven largely by growth in Maricopa County which saw the second-largest increase among counties in the nation, according to new Census Bureau estimates.


Despite risks, skydiving continues to gain popularity

ELOY – Experts said Arizona’s mild weather and clear skies make the state an ideal area for skydivers. Tourists, military personnel and national skydiving teams from around the world travel here to train.


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D-backs’ Hall on stadium battle with county: ‘We need to see what’s out there before it’s too late’

The Diamondbacks are unhappy with the condition of Chase Field and have asked Maricopa County for the freedom to explore other options. The county, citing the 1996 facility use agreement between the two parties, denied their request and the two sides have taken their feud public.


Diamondbacks spend big to keep pace with major-market foes

Four seasons have passed since a team other than the Los Angeles Dodgers or San Francisco Giants captured a National League West Division title, and entering the most-recent offseason, it appeared that trend would continue for a fifth year.


Arizona is 8th in nation for auto theft with stolen vehicles often being used for drug and human smuggling

Arizona ranks 8th in the nation for overall vehicle thefts, a crime that is fueling drug and human trafficking across the Mexican border as well as costing the state $86 million in economic losses, according to reports from the Arizona Automobile Theft Authority.


Arizona officials prepare desert tortoises for adoption

The Arizona Game and Fish Department has seen a 56 percent increase in the number of desert tortoises available in its Phoenix adoption center compared to last year.


Mesa eye-tracking software company helps empower those with disabilities

Phoenix resident Howard Bell can’t use his hands to type, navigate a mouse or use any technology on his own.

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