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September jobless rate rose, as more workers got back in labor force

WASHINGTON - Arizona's unemployment rate bounced back up to 6.7% in September, but economists say there may actually be some positives behind what look like negative numbers at first glance.


Suns’ Ty Jerome helps raise awareness for Hoops 4 Humanity initiatives through fantasy football

PHOENIX – Phoenix Suns guard Ty Jerome teamed up with the Brogdon Family Foundation to raise awareness and money for Hoops 4 Humanity by playing fantasy football.


Arizona poverty rate continued fall in 2019, still topped national rate

WASHINGTON - The poverty rate in Arizona fell for the eighth straight year in 2019, to 13.5%, but while advocates welcomed that as "great news" they also cautioned that the state's economic gains were not shared equally by all Arizonans.


COVID-19 in Arizona: Case numbers break daily record set four days earlier

PHOENIX – As Arizona faces thousands of new cases over the past week, experts blame an increase in public outings and raise fears of more hospitalizations.


No pressing the flesh, but candidates learn to campaign under COVID-19

TEMPE - Faced with the stay-home orders and social distancing of COVID-19, candidates have suspended rallies and in-person campaigning, have staffers working from home and are scrambling to find ways to reach voters while competing for donations and media attention in the face of a pandemic.


Why Palo Verde, the country’s largest nuclear plant, is cutting its wastewater use

PHOENIX – Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station west of Phoenix is trying to reduce its use of wastewater in the nuclear cooling process by using even dirtier water.


Here comes the boom: Arizona girls high school wrestling participation nearly doubles

PRESCOTT VALLEY – Arizona High School girls wrestling just finished a second season as a sanctioned sport, and it is already experiencing rapid growth.


Arizona middle school students compete to plan the cities of the future

WASHINGTON - They have four-, 10- and 20-year plans for their own lives, but the three Maricopa Wells Middle School students in Washington this week for an engineering competition were also looking farther down the road - to what a sustainable Salt Lake City might look like in 100 years.


Endangered species throw roadblock in path of Rosemont Copper mine

WASHINGTON - A federal judge has overturned environmental permits for the proposed Rosemont Copper Mine, saying the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service failed to consider the mine's impact on several endangered species in the Santa Rita Mountains.


Gallego discusses challenge of affordable housing in booming Phoenix

WASHINGTON - Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego told an audience of elected officials in Washington Thursday that while cities across the country are forced to be creative in the fight to provide affordable housing, it's a particular challenge in her city.


Communities along Rio Sonora may finally get relief from 2014 toxic mine spill

HERMOSILLO, Sonora, Mexico – A recent ruling by Mexico’s Supreme Court has residents of the Rio Sonora Valley hopeful they’ll finally get relief from a toxic mine spill that occurred more than five years ago.


Water-well metering to prevent groundwater depletion proposed in Legislature

PHOENIX – The lack of groundwater regulations in most of Arizona, along with reports of industrial farms extracting huge amounts of water from threatened aquifers, has gotten the attention of legislators.

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