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What changes to Arizona’s 529 education savings plan mean
The state has enhanced its college savings plan, which allows parents to set aside money for their kids' education without federal and state taxes. Learn how students can benefit from this plan.
Cindy McCain, Charles Barkley, others celebrate ‘extraordinary life’ of Grant Woods
PHOENIX – Cindy McCain, Charles Barkley and others spoke at a memorial service celebrating the life of former Arizona Attorney General Grant Woods, who died Oct. 23 at age 67.
Homebuyers ‘love letters’ risk breaking fair housing laws to get an edge
It’s a tough time for home buyers in the Phoenix area, where prices are high and competition is fierce. Some people are seeking an edge by writing letters to sellers, but that could violate fair housing laws.
Maricopa election probe is complete, but fight may just be starting
WASHINGTON - After months of work and millions of dollars, the contractors investigating Maricopa County's elections were able to answer one question Friday - President Joe Biden did win. Otherwise, they spent hours raising questions and calling for more investigation.
Homebuyer ‘love letters’ risk fair housing violations, but some feel risk is worth it
Arizona homebuyers are sending "love letters" to the sellers of their dream homes. But such communications may run afoul of fair housing laws.
Ice cream and puppets: Arts grant funds mobile family theater
PHOENIX – “Sesame Street” puppeteer Stacey Gordon received a grant from the Arizona Commission on the Arts to bring a mobile puppet show to metro Phoenix children of all ages.
Arizona’s status as a toss-up gives voters clout, draws Trump, Harris
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump and Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris were back stumping in Arizona Wednesday, evidence of what one report calls the high "voter power" of residents of the swing state.
Shuttered by COVID-19, concert venues band together for a virtual show
WASHINGTON - A Phoenix concert promoter is one of the organizers of an online concert of top acts this weekend that aims to raise money for, and awareness of, the dire straits concert venues around the country face because of COVID-19 restrictions.
Nationwide airline layoffs hit hundreds of workers in Arizona
WASHINGTON - Hundreds of Phoenix-based flight attendants were among 19,000 American Airlines workers furloughed or laid off nationwide Thursday, one day the end of a federal stimulus package that had been preserving airline jobs for the past six months.
Arizona poverty rate continued fall in 2019, still topped national rate
WASHINGTON - The poverty rate in Arizona fell for the eighth straight year in 2019, to 13.5%, but while advocates welcomed that as "great news" they also cautioned that the state's economic gains were not shared equally by all Arizonans.
‘Crazy, crazy’ real estate market puts Gilbert near top of rankings
WASHINGTON - A tight housing market was one of the factors that made Gilbert the fifth-best real estate market in the country in a recent report that ranked four other Valley cities - Peoria, Surprise, Tempe and Chandler - in the top 25 in the country.
American Airlines says Arizona to lose fewer jobs than first threatened
WASHINGTON - American Airlines told more than 1,300 Phoenix employees in July they were at risk of furlough or layoff this fall, but the company insisted this week that the actual impact on Arizona workers will be smaller.
Threatened American Airlines layoffs leave Arizona employees anxious
WASHINGTON - American Airlines' announcement that it could furlough up to 19,000 workers on Oct. 1 has left the airline's roughly 10,000 employees in Arizona worried, but hopeful the state can avoid the worst of the cuts.