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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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Playworks program, Phoenix Suns volunteers battle school bullying

Children laughed and kicked the soccer ball around the playground at Loma Linda Elementary. They congratulated each other and gave high-fives. Volunteers played with them and helped to facilitate the games. One of those volunteers was Suns General Manager Ryan McDonough.


An Arizona family’s cross-country pilgrimage to see Pope Francis

This trip was not off to a smooth start for the Hanning family.


Arizona Catholics make pilgrimage to see Pope Francis

Arizona Catholics are among the faithful making a pilgrimage to see Pope Francis during his visit to the United States.

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Arizona Weights and Measures Department folding, duties moving

The state agency that investigates rogue moving companies, makes sure you get the gas you paid for at the pump and offers other consumer protections is set to shutter its doors next year.

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New Arizona special license plates feature Coyotes, firefighters, more

Arizona drivers looking to sport some personality on their rides have more options thanks to four new special license plates.

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Despite three championships, Mercury still fight for attention

The last eight years have been remarkable for the Phoenix Mercury.

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Economic needs collide with preservation in Grand Canyon

Cronkite News reporter Ryan Hill's story on development plans for Navajo Nation land in a remote corner of the Grand Canyon aired on PBS NewsHour's June 3 show. What could the development mean to the Navajo community? Watch the full report:

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Grand Canyon at confluence of popularity and conservation

When Renae Yellowhorse comes to the area of the Grand Canyon where the Colorado and Little Colorado rivers meet, she feels the presence of her late father.

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Arizona enjoying three-year run as country’s sports mecca

It’s impossible to watch a nationally televised sporting event played in Arizona without scenic shots of a sunset behind a saguaro or the Grand Canyon in the middle of the day. The shots, ready-made for television, almost become cliché, but every big game has them.

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Phone call rates squeeze inmate families, boost state prison revenues

GLENDALE – Shayna Palles says phone calls are one of the few ways she can keep her 2-year-old daughter connected to her father, David Colbert, who is serving a 7.5-year prison term in Tucson for second-degree burglary.

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Ballot initiative filed to legalize recreational use of marijuana

The Washington, D.C.-based Marijuana Policy Project filed a ballot initiative Friday that would legalize recreational use of marijuana and regulate and tax the drug like alcohol.

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