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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 DES unveils workforce development rebrand

In order to unify workforce development efforts across the state, the Arizona Department of Economic security announced its latest initiative, [email protected], on Wednesday.

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How well do you know Arizona’s wacky bills being proposed?

Arizona's state senators and representatives have been introduced hundreds of new bills and dropped them in the hopper. Most won't become law, or even make it past committees. We couldn't help but notice a few eyebrow-raising submissions. Test your knowledge of some these young and wacky bills before they disappear (or end up on your calendar).

The Arizona legislature has dropped hundreds of bills into the hopper already--testy our knowledge of some of the weirder ones. (Cronkite News file photo)

Palo Verde nuclear power plant continues to defy desert

TONOPAH – Many scientists and engineers consider the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station to be a feat of engineering because it’s not near a large body of water – unlike other nuclear power plants around the world.

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Arizona sees decrease in new solar installations

Arizona dropped from first in the country to eighth in solar capacity additions, according to Environment America’s latest solar report, which also notes the drop comes “following the imposition of new fees on solar customers and near-constant attacks on distributed solar generation from the state’s biggest utilities.”

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Officials, Phoenix Mercury out to engage voters of tomorrow

The 2014 primary election in Arizona saw the lowest voter turnout since the state began keeping track, with only 27 percent of registered voters participating. Turnout for the general election was 48 percent.


Super Bowl climbing wall headed to Hance Park as part of massive renovation plan

The most iconic feature of Super Bowl Central is returning downtown as part of a plan by city officials to create a “Central Park” for the city.

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Purse and sword: Seized assets mean big money for law enforcement

Arizona law enforcement agencies have spent more than $57 million since 2008 through a federal program granting money and other property seized from those suspected of crimes, a Cronkite News review found.

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