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Peoria firefighter, who rescued man from house fire, awarded Medal of Valor

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 21:32:53 -0500

A firefighter with the Peoria Fire- Medical Department received the National Medal of Valor award from President Trump Tuesday.


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Digital billboards put ads in front of students. Are they harvesting personal info, too?

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 12:34:01 -0500

One Arizona school finds itself at the center of controversy after objectionable words appeared on the digital screens.


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Maricopa Community Colleges faculty in uproar over possible changes to bargaining policy

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 20:23:52 -0500

The governing board for the largest community college system in Arizona proposes changes to the faculty negotiation process for salaries, benefits.


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Are you witty enough to get your safe-driving message on an ADOT freeway sign?

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 19:59:24 -0500

The Arizona Department of Transportation's safety-message contest has returned for its second straight year.


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Counting on conversations with people who are homeless to reveal respect, gain resources

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 08:00:05 -0500

The Point-in-Time count is required by U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to guide policy and funding.


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Glendale's Westgate snags 2 more restaurants, a dance floor and a cigar bar

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 08:00:01 -0500

Westgate is the 'Mill Avenue of the West Valley' says the owner of Fat Tuesday's, which is opening there in April. Manna Korean BBQ also opening.


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Beached gray whale returned to ocean after 3 days on Mexico coast

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 15:11:02 -0500

The whale swam into a shallow canal near Puerto Adolfo Lopez Mateos last Thursday and was then stranded by the ebbing tide.


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Lawmaker: Lack of regulation for Arizona tattoo industry is ‘shocking’

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 16:30:31 -0500

A bill would require all body-art businesses to take annual training and would allow inspection of premises and investigate complaints.


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Police identify Phoenix man fatally shot in his driveway after checking noise

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 20:31:55 -0500

Allen Saka was fatally shot in his driveway after hearing a noise outside his residence and going to investigate, Phoenix police said.


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Newcomer’s guide to spring in Phoenix

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 16:32:55 -0500

What is “spring” in a place where reaching 120 degrees isn’t a record high on a number of days in June?


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Phoenix ranks 9th most unaffordable city for renters, according to study

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 13:26:32 -0500

The average metro Phoenix renter must use more than a week-and-a-half of their pay to afford a typical one-bedroom apartment, according to SmartAsset.


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Restaurant inspections: 6 Phoenix-area eateries on this week's list

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 08:00:05 -0500

Get details on restaurants cited by Maricopa County inspectors for four or more priority violations the week of Feb. 5.


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Expect delays as Interstate 17 temporarily closes near Arizona's Black Canyon City

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 12:27:22 -0500

The Arizona Department of Transportation says motorists on Interstate 17 will face short delays as workers remove rocks deemed as a potential hazard.


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Arizona Talks hosts forum Tuesday for state schools superintendent candidates

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 11:46:47 -0500

Six candidates vying to be elected as the state's top education official are participating in a forum Tuesday night.


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Digital billboards in Arizona schools

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 20:26:01 -0500

Critics have expressed concerns about digital billboards in Arizona's schools.


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I-17 outside Flagstaff reopens after serious crash

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 20:25:04 -0500

There has been several accidents, with a major crash reported on I-17 northbound near SR 179.


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Blowing dust makes for hazardous driving conditions on I-10

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 19:03:02 -0500

Blowing dust makes for hazardous driving conditions on I-10, southeast of Riggs Road on the Gila River Indian Community on Monday afternoon, February 19, 2018. David Wallace/azcentral.com


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Should you need a license to work from home? Lawmakers say no, cities say yes

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 14:28:02 -0500

House Bill 2333 would prevent municipalities from prohibiting home-based businesses that otherwise conform to laws on parking, traffic and noise.


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Travel advisories issued as snowstorm approaches northern Arizona

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 23:04:56 -0500

Some parts of northern Arizona could see wind gusts of up to 60 miles per hour, snowfall and severe weather.


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Phoenix police shoot man, arrest second suspect in domestic-violence case

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 19:25:07 -0500

Police said the officer shot the armed 39-year-old man "multiple times." He was treated and transported to an area hospital, police said.


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Police: Glendale stabbing suspect turns himself in after picture released

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 18:46:22 -0500

William Bradfield, 39, turned himself in after fatally stabbing his girlfriend, Rose Watford, 44, Glendale police said.


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Thousands of APS customers could have bills analyzed in rate hike case

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 11:50:07 -0500

The judge will eventually make a recommendation to the five Corporation Commissioners who regulate utilities.


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People don't talk about periods. A Phoenix woman says girls deserve better

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 08:00:01 -0500

We got our first periods, and our mothers shushed us, handing us menstrual products like they were contraband. One woman is trying to change that.


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Why is Arizona State so large, and why does it keep growing?

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 08:00:00 -0500

Enrollment figures show ASU has 103,567 students, a 5-percent increase over last school year and 40 percent more than five years ago.


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Phoenix-area courts provide alternate path for mentally ill

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 08:04:04 -0500

Mental-health courts are spreading throughout the Phoenix area and country as a way to simplify the judicial process for people with mental illnesses.


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Live or die on Phoenix-area freeways: It's your choice

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 19:28:27 -0500

Arizona ranks above the national average for fatal crashes on freeways, and many are caused by a poor human choice.


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Peoria Old Town redevelopment stirs hopes, fears

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 17:59:19 -0500

Peoria officials say a redevelopment project in the Old Town district is separate from a citywide code-enforcement push.


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Peoria Police Department, union clash over staffing, response times

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 12:20:40 -0400

The Peoria police union, Police Department and city are engaged in a public feud over turnover rates and response times.


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The birds next door: Glendale backyard-chicken proposal sparks heated debate

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 10:00:47 -0400

A plan to allow chickens in Glendale backyards has sparked a heated debate and left residents with ruffled feathers.


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Goldwater sues Peoria over subsidies to Huntington University

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 14:40:45 -0400

The Goldwater Institute filed a lawsuit against Peoria alleging the city gave illegal subsidies to a satellite university campus.


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Downtown Glendale: 10 don't-miss spots

Mon, 30 May 2016 10:50:54 -0400

Downtown Glendale has many fun places to visit, from Catlin Court to Haus Murphy's, antique shops and Cerreta Candy Company. Here are don't-miss spots.


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