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Trump’s first budget draws praise, pans from Arizona lawmakers

WASHINGTON – The White House said its proposed $4.09 trillion budget shows “respect for the people who pay the bills,” but Arizona Democrats said deep domestic cuts make it a “dangerous plan” that will hurt the most vulnerable Americans.

Supreme Court sends second divorce settlement case back to Arizona

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ordered the Arizona Supreme Court to reconsider its ruling in a divorce settlement between a retired member of the military and his ex-wife, the second time in a week it has done so.

Arizona universities push for gender equality when hiring faculty

PHOENIX — Usha Jagannathan applied for a full-time community college teaching position year after year for more than a decade. Within 13 years of graduating from her doctoral program in Technology and E-learning from Northcentral University, she worked as many as three jobs at a time.

Parker saloon owner turns to solar for power, but keeps other technology at bay

PARKER – The moment you take a sharp right turn off State Route 95 and onto Cienega Springs Road near Parker, there’s no such thing as a pit stop along the 5-mile journey. The bumpy, winding road leads to The Desert Bar, a secluded, booze-friendly landmark that’s been a staple in the area for more.

Cities deprived of venture capital look for ways to share the wealth

WASHINGTON – Jonathan Cottrell understands that when it comes to available venture capital, the Valley is no Silicon Valley. But he and other entrepreneurs don’t know why that can’t change, and they have started various networking and mentoring efforts in hopes of turning things around.