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Oops or Shine On? Phoenix program helps residents recycle better

PHOENIX – A recycling program launched this month gives residents individualized feedback on what they can and cannot recycle.


Potential buyer for Navajo Generating Station out, plant closure likely

WASHINGTON - The investment firm that was interested in buying the Navajo Generating Station broke off its pursuit this week, making the closure of the plant next year and the loss of hundreds of jobs appear more likely.


Helium producer leases land near Petrified Forest; environmentalists worry about harm to animals, water

A Canadian energy company plans to use newly acquired leases to expand its exploration for helium in northeastern Arizona. Environmentalists fear that could harm water supplies and endangered species, such as the yellow-billed cuckoo, that live nearby.


Poverty rate falls in Arizona, but still exceeds national average

WASHINGTON - An estimated 88,529 Arizonans rose out of the ranks of poverty last year, but that still left about 1 million - or one state resident in seven - living below the poverty level, according to new Census data that show the state's poverty level fell faster, but remained higher, than the nation in 2017.


Sen. McCain to lie in state at Arizona Capitol on Wednesday; mourners continue to pay respects

As Arizonans continued to mourn Sunday, Gov. Doug Ducey said Sen. John McCain will lie in state at the state Capitol on Wednesday, which is McCain's birthday.


Rising hate drives Latinos and immigrants into silence

More than one in five suspected hate crimes victimized Latinos, according to a News21 analysis of responses to the National Crime Victimization Survey data from 2012 to 2016.


As elections near, interest in schools fades for some campaigns

WASHINGTON - When Arizona teachers walked out of their classrooms in April to demand more funding for schools, it forced the issue of education into the headlines. Three months later, those headlines appear to be a distant memory to some campaigns.


Phoenix Council to proceed with light-rail extension to South Phoenix, but requests design evaluation

The Phoenix City Council on Wednesday voted to proceed with the development of the South Central light-rail extension after a contentious meeting with residents earlier this week.


Monsoon rescues are free, despite ‘stupid-motorist law,’ Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office says

Monsoon season sparks rumors about the enforcement a ‘stupid motorist law’ where drivers can be charged the cost of being rescued from storm floods. MCSO deputies want residents to know that they won’t make people pay.

Phoenix monsoon photo

More than 4,000 acres of land in northern Arizona to be auctioned for gas and oil exploration

A Trump administration plan calls for auctioning off about 4,200 acres of public land for oil and gas development in northern Arizona.


San Carlos Apache activist joins D.C. rally for ‘fundamental rights’

WASHINGTON - Native Americans face a slew of challenges, said Wendsler Nosie Sr., one of a number of speakers at a wide-ranging rally by dozens of activists as part of the Poor People's Campaign that touched on everything from voting rights to fights over the minimum wage.


Phoenix trains apprentices to become sanitation workers

Phoenix offers the Solid Waste Equipment Operator Apprenticeship – an intensive, yearlong paid program to give prospective sanitation workers intensive training.