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Up to 90 percent of new Arizona school letter grades could depend on AzMERIT scores

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 22:23:18 -0500

For the state's elementary schools, 90 percent of their letter grades could be decided by how well their kids test on AzMERIT, a rigorous annual assessment 38 percent of Arizona students passed last year.

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'Let's go shoot guns,' he said, and then it got real

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 10:50:10 -0500

We were headed into the desert to shoot guns all Charlie's Angels style, but as the bullets thudded into the dirt, it suddenly wasn't anything like TV.

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Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office reverses course, will allow ICE agents to pick up migrants inside jails

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 00:50:35 -0500

Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone said Friday evening that his agency would begin transferring inmates potentially in violation of federal immigration law to ICE officers within the confines of the county jail.

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Spring training kicks off with pitch-perfect spring weather

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 23:27:17 -0500

The weekend was expected to pitch us perfect spring weather for the kickoff of spring-training games. 

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9 Phoenix-area road projects to avoid this weekend

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 20:49:48 -0500

Avoid Phoenix-area traffic slowdowns this weekend by steering clear of these roadways.

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Penzone to Homeland Security: Give me a 'responsible, ethical and legal solution' on holding migrants

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:23:57 -0500

Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone is asking for guidance from the director of the Department of Homeland Security about "courtesy detainers" for suspected immigration-law violators and other areas of immigration enforcement.

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Final Four Arizona: What you need to know

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 19:39:03 -0500

The 2017 Final Four will be at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, home of the Arizona Cardinals and the Fiesta Bowl, on Saturday, April 1, and Monday, April 3.

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Officials: 33 people on 'immigration holds' freed from Maricopa County jails since Friday

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 00:56:38 -0500

As of Wednesday, 33 individuals who would have otherwise been held on ICE detainers have been released from MCSO jails.

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USA Today Network launches site for whistleblowers to securely send documents

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 10:54:00 -0500

The USA Today Network launched a new digital site for whistleblowers to securely send documents to journalists.

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College students, beware: Scammers prey on those in debt

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:04:37 -0500

A non-profit student loan counseling agency warns against scams that have become commonplace

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Will schools be graded fairly using AzMERIT?

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 22:09:30 -0500

For the state's elementary schools, 90 percent of their letter grades could be decided by how well their kids test on AzMERIT, a rigorous annual assessment 38 percent of Arizona students passed last year.

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ADOT having a blast on state highway between Globe, Winkelman

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 22:07:13 -0500

ADOT has started a controlled-blasting project along State Route 77 between Globe and Winkelman.

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ADOT's controlled-blasting project along State Route 77

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 21:54:48 -0500

ADOT is performing controlled blasts along State Route 77, east of Phoenix, to reduce the risk of rocks falling onto the highway. Arizona Department of Transportation

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Ken Colburn: Going paperless at home

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 07:10:06 -0500

Going completely paperless isn’t realistic, but going less-paper is entirely feasible with today’s various options

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19 best events, shows and concerts this weekend in Phoenix

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 16:27:14 -0500

This week and weekend's events range from Tempe Empty Bowls for charity to Canal Convergence in Scottsdale.

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Rosie on the House: Let March turn your thumb green

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 07:05:11 -0500

Here are some great things to plant now while much of the rest of the world is still thawing

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Veterans Voice: Hamilton High invites vets to graduate with Class of 2017

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 07:04:52 -0500

The graduation takes place at the Wells Fargo Arena at Arizona State University in May

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School-voucher expansion could cost Arizona $24M a year or more

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 16:57:35 -0500

Two new reports and research by The Republic cast doubt on claims that expanding vouchers will save state tax dollars.

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Ask Linda: Grandma must step up when kids are taught to use slurs

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 13:44:21 -0500

I am a grandmother who is having a big dilemma right now, and I need some help in a sensitive area.

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Arizona in 2017: More people, more jobs

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 10:44:13 -0500

A new report sees Arizona shifting into higher gear this year, with the pace of economic growth nearly doubling and the state's population passing 7 million.

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Glendale aquaponic farmer's eco-friendly systems combine fish with produce

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 09:04:50 -0500

The Southwest Aquaponics and Fish Hatchery uses aquaponics, which is a self-contained, eco-friendly farming system.

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Surveillance video of shooting outside Peoria City Hall

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 20:14:42 -0500

Police are looking for five people in connection with the shooting and attempted carjacking of a woman who was playing Pokemon Go outside Peoria City Hall early Feb. 18, 2017.

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Why Arizona State doesn't play Grand Canyon University

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 19:12:46 -0500

GCU will be eligible for NCAA Tournament play next season in men's basketball.

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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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'Everybody Loves Somebody' star José María Yazpik talks bilingual rom-com

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 04:10:01 -0500

The actor, a star in his native Mexico, talks about making his first romantic comedy.

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