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Older women increasingly choose work over retirement

PHOENIX – Older women are increasingly staying in the workforce, with a 35 percent increase in the number of Arizona women ages 65 and older working past retirement age, according to the U.S.Bureau of Labor Statistics.


Former Homeland Security secretary addresses cybersecurity concerns

PHOENIX – Michael Chertoff, who served as U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security from 2005 to 2009, said there’s a new story about hacking that “catches your attention” every day.


Tucson voting system will stand, after Supreme Court rejects appeal

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a challenge to Tucson's hybrid system of elections for city council members, ending a two-year court battle by critics who said it unconstitutionally violates the one-person, one-vote principle.

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Tempe startup designs fashion hub to nurture AZ designers

TEMPE – A chrome mannequin greets visitors entering a plain, red-brick building. The click of a sewing machine echoes in the warehouse as one worker hunches over a strip of cloth. Workers glide a steam iron over fabric.


How are President Donald Trump’s policies affecting your career?

Are you a professional adult working in Arizona? Tell us how President Donald Trump's policies are affecting your industry and which economic developments you anticipate having the greatest impact on your career.


Advocates: Relatively small fund cuts have big impact on Arizona arts

WASHINGTON - The Trump administration's call to eliminate the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities in next year's budget would mean the loss of just over $1.5 million in federal funds for Arizona.


Obamacare in Arizona: Was it the right prescription?

PHOENIX - More than half a million Arizonans rely on the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, for their health insurance. But as the debate for replacing the law rages on in Washington, some of these Arizonans are left feeling uncertain about the future of their care.


Seven steps to ‘harvesting’ rainwater to turn your yard into a lush landscape

SCOTTSDALE — Harvest the rain. Think of it like changing the path of rain. Instead of directing water into puddles, send it toward desert shrubs, flowers and rocks you place in your yard.


Judges say plan to split 9th Circuit could backfire, spark court delays

WASHINGTON - Judges from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals criticized plans to split the massive Western circuit in two, telling a House committee Thursday that doing so would cost taxpayers money while slowing down the judicial process.


Trump budget targets grant benefiting 35,000 Arizona college students

WASHINGTON - The Trump administration's budget blueprint calls for eliminating a need-based grant that benefits more than 35,000 Arizona college students, a cut that one expert said could be "a real setback for students."


Advocates leery of plan to hire more immigration judges, prosecutors

WASHINGTON - Advocates say a backlog in immigration courts denies justice to the accused, but they are not ready to endorse President Donald Trump's plan to speed up the process by hiring more judges and prosecutors.


Trump budget would hire team of lawyers to secure land on border

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump's proposed fiscal 2018 budget calls for the hiring of 20 attorneys to help the federal government "obtain the land and holdings necessary to secure the Southwest border."