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Arizona education 'at a crossroads,' schools chief Diane Douglas says

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 18:33:04 -0500

Arizona schools superintendent Diane Douglas told state lawmakers Thursday that education was "at a crossroads."


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Arizona storm causes flooding, road closures

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 02:24:59 -0500

Another round of winter storms is expected to hit much of Arizona on Friday. Experts predict heavy snow and rain to continue into Saturday.


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Arizona's job growth falls below national rate

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 12:09:12 -0500

Arizona gained only 6,300 net jobs in December, closing 2016 with half the growth seen in 2015 and falling below the nation's overall pace.


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West Valley honored for Luke Air Force Base support

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 13:33:18 -0500

The West Valley's support of Luke AFB personnel who train in F-35s flying across the region was honored this week


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Feds keep closer eye on legal explosives with potential for misuse

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 18:05:48 -0500

Federal agencies are trying to raise awareness about safe use of binary explosives, often known as exploding targets.


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Peoria reaches $297,000 settlement in police excessive-force lawsuit

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 15:56:39 -0500

A man claimed police used excessive force during an arrest after a K-9 bite left him with permanent damage to his arm.


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Peoria Fire-Medical offers free citizen academy

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 16:10:31 -0500

Peoria Fire-Medical is holding a free, five-week citizen's academy for Peoria residents 18 years of age and older.


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Plenty of rain, snow headed for Arizona

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 20:52:31 -0500

Winter storms will bring heavy rain and snow into Arizona starting Thursday evening and continuing into the weekend, the National Weather Service said.


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Rain falls in downtown Phoenix

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 21:04:10 -0500

Rain falls in downtown Phoenix on Jan. 20, 2017. Winter storms are expected to continue this weekend with rain in the Valley and snow in the high country. Cheryl Evans/azcentral.com


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After Trump is sworn in, people will march. Here’s how to attend 11 rallies planned in Arizona

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 18:48:28 -0500

Thousands of people are expected to attend the marches inspired by the Women's March on Washington the same day.


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My Turn: Standardized tests are valuable tools

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 18:48:21 -0500

I use test results to help me gauge whether my fifth-grade students are performing at fifth-grade level.


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Who's Kori, and why is he ruining Arizona's weekend weather?

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 18:00:47 -0500

In 2012, the Weather Channel started naming winter storms. Some meteorologists think that doesn't make any sense.


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Glendale police shooting

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 13:48:01 -0500

Glendale police Sgt. Scott Waite and a man who heard the incident describe the scene of a police shooting at 61st Avenue and Glendale Avenue in Glendale. David Wallace/azcentral.com


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My Turn: Auto dealer bonds protect car buyers

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 13:08:37 -0500

If you're shopping for a car in Arizona, you should know that auto dealer bonds can help protect your investment.


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11 best events, shows and concerts this weekend in Phoenix

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 12:08:57 -0500

This week and weekend's events range from Barrett-Jackson to more car auctions and Disney on Ice.


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Ask a Doc: Should I be tested for gestational diabetes during my pregnancy?

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 07:05:52 -0500

Women diagnosed with gestational diabetes have an elevated risk during pregnancy and a higher rate of cesarean delivery


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University of Arizona has at least 40 prospects for president's job, regent says

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 22:07:06 -0500

The University of Arizona has received 'serious interest' from 40 to 50 people in the school's top job as part of a national search.


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Diane Douglas' "State of Education" speech

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 18:14:57 -0500

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas gives her "State of Education" speech to the Senate Education Committee Jan. 19, 2017, at the Arizona state Senate in Phoenix. Mark Henle/azcentral.com


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3 AZ Special Olympics athletes headed to Austria

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 17:15:26 -0500

Special Olympics Arizona will be sending three athletes to represent the United States in the 2017 World Games in Austria this March.


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January 2017 weather in Arizona

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 15:23:37 -0500

Winter storms and heavy rain will move into Arizona starting Jan. 29, 2017. Share your weather photos at facebook.com/azcentral.


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Arizona high school football commitments class of 2017

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 11:24:24 -0500

These are the high school football players in Arizona who will be members of the 2017 recruiting class.


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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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Thu, 16 Jul 2015 23:22:09 -0400

Subscribers: Don't miss exclusive deals, events and extras.


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Ultimate Arizona bucket list: 50 things to do in Phoenix

Sat, 3 Dec 2016 09:27:29 -0500

The Valley is full of cool things to see and do. Here are 50 must-do items, grouped by things to do, sites to see or places to eat.


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