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Groups to feds: Tighten mining rules in light of river spill

Citing the release of millions of gallons of toxic wastewater into a southwestern Colorado river earlier this month, a coalition of conservation groups, two Arizona Native American tribes and two county governments petitioned federal agencies Tuesday to tighten mining regulation on public lands.


Report: DACA applications, renewals still growing after three years

WASHINGTON - The number of people applying for deferred deportation protection, and the number reapplying, have both risen as the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program nears its third anniversary, new data shows.

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Officials: Slip among state-funded pension ranks no cause for concern

WASHINGTON - Funding for Arizona's state-run pension funds fell by more than 20 percent from 2003 to 2013, but the almost 600,000 state workers covered have no reason to worry about their retirement, officials said.


Glendale legal battle with Coyotes leaves Westgate businesses in limbo

GLENDALE – For Westgate Entertainment District business owners, the opportunity of making a living right outside Gila River Arena was too good to pass up.

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Theft and larceny chief source of crime at Valley community colleges

Tyler Puglisi leaves her Marc Jacobs watch at home when she leaves for classes at Glendale Community College. A freshman, Puglisi said friends have had their cellphones and watches stolen, and she doesn't want to lose something that cost her more than $150.

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DPS data show texting leads to tickets, but lawmaker wants ban

When state Sen. Steve Farley, D-Tucson, offered the latest bill this year attempting to ban texting while driving in Arizona, he faced strong opposition from Senate President Andy Biggs that helped derail the measure.


Sports leaders say commission, state fund could help Arizona with mega events

Leaders in the Valley’s sports community say Arizona could benefit from a central sports commission and state fund to recruit and produce mega events like the Super Bowl and the Final Four.

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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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Proposals to raise student costs meet little opposition at hearing

Issac Ortega, president of Associated Student of the University of Arizona, says students don’t relish the idea of having to spend more on a college education after deep state funding cuts to universities.

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