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  • Town of Florence ‘startled’ by Ducey’s plan to close down prison

    The town of Florence says it had no idea Gov. Doug Ducey was planning to shut down its state prison until his office made the announcement Monday.
  • Scottsdale-based Goldwater Brewing to open Mesa location Friday

    Scottsdale-based Goldwater Brewing is holding a grand opening Friday morning for its second location in the Valley, the Longbow Taproom.
  • Matchbox Twenty to bring 2020 tour to Ak-Chin Pavilion in Phoenix

    Pop rock band Matchbox Twenty is bringing its long list of hits to Ak-Chin Pavilion in Phoenix later this year as part of its 2020 tour.
  • Arizona Senate postpones hearing on sex ed ban before 7th grade

    An Arizona Senate committee has delayed consideration of a contentious proposal that would bar sex education instruction for students before seventh grade.
  • Chandler set to host 25th annual multicultural festival

    The 25th annual Chandler Multicultural Festival will take place in the city's downtown from noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday.
  • Arizona public schools chief pleased with Ducey’s pledges for education

    Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey’s pledge to add more dollars into education is welcome news for the state’s head of public schools, Kathy Hoffman.
  • Arizona health department says uptick in flu cases reported in past week

    The Arizona Department of Health Services said Monday there was a large uptick in the number of reported flu cases in the past week.
  • Popular Tempe bar reopens on Mill Avenue month after forced closure

    A popular Tempe bar is back open for business in a new location on Mill Avenue a month after it was forced to close.
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    Southbound I-17 toward Phoenix to be closed 2 nights this week

    Motorists heading into the Phoenix area from the north should be aware of planned closures on Interstate 17 for two nights this week.
  • Scottsdale-based developer to build 4 affordable rental projects in Valley

    Scottsdale-based apartment developer Greenlight Communities is working to bring more affordable rent to the Valley with four new complexes.
  • Iran announces arrests over downing of plane that killed 176

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran said Tuesday that authorities have made arrests for the accidental shootdown of a Ukrainian passenger plane, which killed all 176 people on board and set off protests in the country demanding accountability after officials initially concealed the cause of the crash. Iran’s Judiciary spokesman Gholamhossein Esmaili said “some individuals” were […]
  • Pelosi sets Wednesday votes to send impeachment to Senate

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. House is set to vote Wednesday to send the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump to the Senate for a landmark trial on whether the charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress are grounds for removal. Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced the next steps after meeting privately with […]
  • 6 big questions ahead of final debate before start of voting

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Tuesday marks the last time the leading Democratic presidential contenders will face a national audience on the debate stage before primary voting begins, making it the most significant moment of the 2020 primary season to date. The prime-time faceoff comes just 20 days before Iowa’s caucuses as polls suggest the nomination is […]
  • Reports detail Valley man’s death months before son went missing

    A man whose son is missing was confronted by his baseball bat-wielding stepdaughter before he was fatally shot last summer in Chandler, according to police records.
  • Trial opens in suit over Border Patrol detention conditions

    Advocates who filed the suit in 2015 say the Border Patrol routinely holds migrants in squalid, freezing and overcrowded facilities.
  • Chandler police safely find boy, 10, who didn’t board school bus

    The Chandler Police Department has found a 10-year-old Chandler boy who didn’t get on his bus after school Monday.
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    New Arizona ballot initiative proposes wealth tax for education funding

    Arizona's largest teachers union and other groups said they will ask voters to raise taxes on the wealthy to pay for educator raises.
  • Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey announces closure of Florence state prison

    Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey announced plans to close the Florence state prison, touting taxpayer savings of around a quarter of a billion dollars.
  • Arizona store gives ‘Star Wars’ record back to Mark Hamill

    Actor Mark Hamill is praising workers at Bookmans Entertainment Exchange in Flagstaff for returning the “Star Wars: A New Hope” soundtrack that had been a gift from film composer John Williams.
  • Here are the highlights of Gov. Ducey’s 2020 State of the State address

    Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey ushered in a new legislative session on Monday with his annual State of the State address. Here are the highlights of the speech.