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  • Lost Lake Music Festival in Phoenix announces 2018 lineup

    The Lost Lake Music Festival announced its 2018 lineup on Wednesday. Headliners included Imagine Dragons, Future, the Chainsmokers and SZA.
  • State senator: Arizona teacher leaders are playing politics

    State Sen. John Kavanagh called demands "outrageous" and said teachers are "abandoning kids" despite being promised a 20 percent pay raise.
  • Phoenix area closing in on 100 degrees, but heat won’t last

    The Phoenix area reached 98 degrees on Tuesday, just one degree off the daily record. According to the National Weather Service, the hot weather looks to continue through the week.
  • KTAR News wins three Edward R. Murrow Awards, including back-to-back years for overall excellence

    The KTAR newsroom won three regional Edward R. Murrow Awards, it was announced Wednesday. KTAR News 92.3 won awards for overall excellence, breaking news coverage and sports reporting.
  • Red for Ed expects tens of thousands of protesters for Thursday rally

    The first rally of the statewide teacher walkout will start with a march from Chase Field to the Capitol. Organizers told protesters to be prepared for high temperatures.
  • Jackknifed truck slows drivers on Interstate 17 in Phoenix

    Three lanes of blocked traffic on Interstate 17 North in Phoenix slowed down drivers Wednesday morning after a truck towing a back hoe jackknifed.
  • GOP’s tight win in Arizona CD8 is departure from Trump’s rout in 2016

    The narrow margin between Republican winner Debbie Lesko and rival Dr. Hiral Tipirneni in Arizona Congressional District 8 on Tuesday was a marked difference from the area voters' numbers for the 2016 presidential election.
  • Arizona lawmaker proposes temporary sales tax for education funding

    An Arizona lawmaker said he has an idea to generate more money for Arizona public schools and teacher salaries: A temporary one-cent sales tax.
  • Arizona woman gets prison along with ex ‘Property Wars’ star

    An Arizona woman has been sentenced to 20 months in federal prison in connection with a bank fraud scheme that involved a former star on the "Property Wars" reality TV show.
  • Arizona lawmakers haggle over funding before teacher strike

    Arizona policymakers have yet to agree how to increase teacher pay or education funding ahead of a first-ever statewide walkout this week.
  • Republican Debbie Lesko wins special general election to replace Franks

    Voters elected Republican Debbie Lesko to Arizona's Congressional District 8 seat on Tuesday, filling a U.S. House of Representatives seat that had been left vacant since former Rep. Trent Franks resigned in December.
  • World War II Navajo Code Talker dies at 92

    A Navajo Code Talker who used his native language to confound the Japanese in World War II has died. The Navajo Nation says Roy Hawthorne Sr. died Saturday. He was 92.
  • Here are the live results for Arizona special election with Lesko, Tipirneni

    Thousands of voters have made their way to the polls on Tuesday to elect a representative in an Phoenix-area congressional district after former U.S. Rep. Trent Franks resigned late last year.
  • Eastern Arizona wildfire continues to grow, now burned 19,000-plus acres

    Firefighters continued to work Tuesday to contain a wildfire that had burned through more than 19,000 acres in eastern Arizona in two weeks. 
  • Q&A: How walkout by Arizona teachers is expected to play out

    PHOENIX (AP) — Tens of thousands of Arizona teachers are poised to walk off the job this week to demand more funding for public education, an unprecedented action in this conservative state without many union protections. Educators who are among the lowest-paid in the U.S. have organized weeks of protests seeking raises and a boost […]