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Report: Arizona taxes, regulations rank it high for economic outlook

WASHINGTON - Lower taxes, fewer regulations and right-to-work laws helped push Arizona toward the top of a report this week ranking states on their economic outlook.


Author of Brookings study claiming Phoenix suffers worst ‘brain drain’ revises numbers

A study analyzing which metropolitan areas retain their university graduates the most has come under fire after the Phoenix metro area landed in the basement of the rankings. Officials with the Maricopa Association of Governments and the Arizona Commerce Authority fought back, and the study’s author has revised the numbers.


Visitors from Mexico spend Easter vacations and money in Arizona

NOGALES, SONORA -- A two week Easter break in Mexico translated into long lines at the Nogales border crossing for Isauro Perez and his family who were headed for shopping in Tucson.


180 parking meters replace free parking near downtown Phoenix’s Roosevelt Row

Finding free parking in downtown Phoenix is “pretty much impossible,” said Alexander Mendez, who works in the area.


Voters protest in the wake of clogged Maricopa County polling places

Elected officials and members of the public on Wednesday called for action after Maricopa County voters faced a night of long lines and overwhelmed polling stations during Tuesday’s presidential preference election.

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A Donald Trump impersonator, cheers, chants and dismay mark Arizona election night watch parties

Arizona election parties had the look and feel of an after-work happy hour, with supporters of Republican and Democratic candidates wearing their allegiance on slogan-laced shirts and campaign pins at downtown Phoenix restaurants. Supporters later erupted into cheers and fistbumps when Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton were predicted as winners, and Bernie Sanders fans wore expressions of quiet disbelief.


Study indicates 3-D printing could release dangerous toxins

Schools have used 3-D printers to build everything from robot parts to iPod cases. A local surgeon utilized the technology to help rebuild a patient’s face. And Local Motors, an Arizona based manufacturing company, even built a 3-D printed car.


Hip-hop rooted in African culture

Hip-hop, crowned as a top musical genre, is rooted in the centuries-old cadence and storytelling of African dance.


Maricopa County Attorney’s Office stops issuing iPhones to employees

The Maricopa County Attorney’s Office announced Wednesday it will stop distributing iPhones to employees in the wake of a national legal battle between Apple and the FBI.

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Phoenix area police, schools weigh how to handle bomb threats

CHANDLER – Police and school officials approach school bomb threats with caution, working together to determine if a threat is credible enough to evacuate a school and bring in bomb-sniffing dogs.

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Federal appeals court voids death sentence in 1980 Tucson rape-murder

WASHINGTON - A sharply divided court Thursday overturned Robert Douglas Smith's death sentence in a brutal 1980 rape and murder near Tucson, saying lower courts wrongly ignored evidence that Smith was intellectually disabled at the time of the crime.

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Commercial truck drivers focus on Arizona road safety

Manny Franco, a UPS freight driver, is proud of his driving record. “I got almost two million miles accident free, having been in the industry for 27 years. Hopefully I retire doing this,” Franco said.

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