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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 than 34 years.


Arizona law enforcement agencies stress need to hire officers, announce job fair

PHOENIX – Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone and other Arizona local leaders came together earlier this week to highlight their need to hire more law enforcement officers and shore up their “depleted” departments.


Arizona students combine forces to gain speed on SpaceX’s Hyperloop competition

MESA – How can you get from Phoenix to San Diego in less than 45 minutes safely? By jumping into a pod that levitates and travels through a tube at 750 miles per hour, of course.


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Gilbert apartment complex joins ‘smart home’ movement, but will the trend take off?

GILBERT – The apartments at Vistara at San Tan Village look like many other “luxury” units available in the Valley with its granite countertops and walk-in closets.

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Experts: Call for Electoral College revolt unlikely to be heeded in state

WASHINGTON - Death and taxes may be the only things certain in life, but the outcome of the Electoral College vote can't be far behind.

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LDS meets DIY: How faith builds crafts businesses for Arizona Mormons

SCOTTSDALE – When Kim Christiansen began regularly attending local craft shows this year as part of her new job, she was surprised by a trend she noticed among the many vendors of handmade goods.


Ducey blasts marijuana reform in ‘values voter’ speech in Washington

WASHINGTON - Gov. Doug Ducey told a Washington audience this weekend that the movement to legalize recreational marijuana is "a battle for the minds and future of our children's lives."


Open House seats draw hopefuls – and millions in funds – before primary

WASHINGTON - Republican congressional hopefuls in Arizona's 1st District have raised more than $3.3 million ahead of Tuesday's primary, already surpassing the $2.4 million that GOP candidates in the district raised for all of 2014.


TSA redeploys 27 officers from Sky Harbor to other airports

WASHINGTON - The Transportation Security Administration has pulled 27 officers from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport and reassigned them to airports around the country to help handle peak travel as their summer travel seasons are heating up.


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.


Conservation conversation gets heated at hearing to renew park fund

WASHINGTON - Both sides agree that the Land and Water Conservation Fund should be restored, but they could not agree Wednesday on what the new fund should look like or how to spend the $900 million it receives in a typical year.