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Phoenix-area small businesses optimistic despite minimum-wage hikes

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 09:04:18 -0400

The hike to a minimum $10 an hour from $8.05 previously, which voters approved in November, was implemented at the start of this year.


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Where are the 'darkest' places in Arizona?

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 14:11:28 -0400

Only in Arizona: You haven't seen heavenly bodies until you've experienced remote parks and regions for stargazers


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1 Phoenix-area restaurant on this week's list

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 10:03:17 -0400

Get details on restaurants cited by Maricopa County inspectors for four or more priority violations the week of April 10.A priority violation is a major violation that directly contributes to increasing the risk of food-borne illness or injury.


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Brush fire rages in Buckeye Valley

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 01:32:16 -0400

Fire crews were battling a brush fire in Buckeye Valley that had scorched at least 40 acres Monday night.


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5 of the nation's top 10 high schools are Arizona charter schools

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 00:08:26 -0400

Five of the top 10 high schools in the country are in Arizona, according to U.S. News and World Report. And they're all branches of the same charter school.


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Can't afford the rent, can't afford to move: The new housing crisis

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 21:17:20 -0400

A decade after the Great Recession, Arizonan Katrina Taylor has hard choices and little help


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Arizona inmate dead after suspected 'act of self-harm'

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 17:07:00 -0400

Jesse J. Arvizo, 27, was serving 4½ years in prison for a robbery conviction.


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Phoenix flirts with 100, but no triple digits just yet

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 22:44:11 -0400

Phoenix flirted with 100 degree temperatures Sunday, but didn't break the triple-digit barrier, even as some outlying areas broke 100.


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March for Science draws thousands in Phoenix

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 23:45:26 -0400

Saturday's Phoenix March for Science was not just about science and politics.


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5 reasons this all-girl skateboarding group in Phoenix rocks

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 15:36:21 -0400

A new, all-girl skateboarding group teaches empowerment through challenge, community giving


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Value of Associate of Arts degree not keeping pace

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 09:00:10 -0400

A recent study shows that jobs with high levels of education and training requirements are growing at the fastest rate.


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Winds prompt wildfire concerns, Sawmill Fire ignites in southern Arizona

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 00:11:55 -0400

Northern Arizona was under a red-flag warning over the weekend brought on by high winds, according to the National Weather Service. 


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Lawmakers approve Arizona's first texting while driving ban

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 02:39:48 -0400

Arizona lawmakers on Thursday approved the state's first ban on texting while driving, limiting it to beginning drivers for six months.


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Goodyear fire crews revive toddler who fell in pool

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 00:17:21 -0400

Goodyear fire crews successfully revived a toddler who fell into his family pool, according to officials.


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Why 'smart credit cards' aren't so smart

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 10:04:25 -0400

There are no viable "smart credit cards" that let you to consolidate all your credit and debit cards on a single device.


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Pilot OK after small plane crash-lands in Goodyear field

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 14:17:02 -0400

The pilot of a small plane was said to be OK after crash-landing in a field in Goodyear on Thursday morning, officials said.


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Sawmill Fire doubles overnight to 40K acres

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 01:12:51 -0400

On Tuesday, erratic winds blew up to 35 mph, hastening the fire's spread.


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Arizona junior high school wins national Samsung STEM contest

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 22:25:07 -0400

Snowflake Junior High School was one of three national winners, earning $170,000 in technology for the school.


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Purchase tickets to 2017 azcentral.com Sports Awards

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 18:44:35 -0400

The azcentral.com Sports Awards honors the most elite athletes in Arizona High School Sports. This event is hosted by azcentral.com and will take place April 30, 2017 at ASU Gammage.


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Basis Scottsdale ranked best high school in the nation

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 00:01:58 -0400

According to U.S. News and World Report, Basis Scottsdale is the nation's top-performing high school. Mark Henle/azcentral.com


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Aces: List of golf holes in one in Arizona 2017

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 20:10:56 -0400

This is a list of golf holes in one reported to The Arizona Republic and azcentral.com.


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Jury finds Preston Strong guilty of 2005 slayings of Yuma family

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 10:55:27 -0400

After less than two days of deliberation, a Yuma jury has found Preston Strong guilty of killing six people nearly 12 years ago in what was the largest mass murder in the border city’s history.


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Some Buckeye residents angry over spikes in water bills, as city rate decrease coming soon

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 10:47:58 -0500

Buckeye residents who have seen spikes in their water bills are demanding answers for a problem they say the city isn't taking seriously.


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$178 million makeover headed for Phoenix International Raceway

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 21:42:56 -0500

Phoenix International Raceway in Avondale will receive a major overhaul worth $178 million.


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Tolleson Mayor-elect Anna Tovar shows she's a survivor

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 18:42:18 -0500

Former state lawmaker Anna Tovar is the first woman elected as Tolleson Mayor and the city's first new mayor in 22 years.


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What we know about missing Buckeye boy Jesse Wilson

Wed, 17 Aug 2016 21:18:18 -0400

As searches took place in vacant fields in Buckeye, Police Chief Larry Hall said for the first time that they may not find 10-year-old Jesse Wilson alive.


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Can man-made wetlands clean Goodyear's polluted water?

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 14:23:09 -0400

A six-year project to treat a harmful byproduct from Goodyear's drinking water through a first-of-its-kind wetlands project will soon expand, or go down the drain. 


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6 new features at Avondale's Friendship Park

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 16:26:54 -0400

Big changes have arrived at Avondale's Friendship Park with about $3.5 million in renovations for several new features.


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Downtown Southwest Valley: 10 don't-miss spots

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 18:39:52 -0500

Downtown Avondale and Tolleson have some amazing, little-known places and great art. Here are our favorite spots:


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Long-vacant Phoenix Trotting Park in Goodyear is in escrow, could be demolished

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 12:40:20 -0400

The Phoenix Trotting Park, one of the Valley's most unique buildings, is closer to being sold — and maybe demolished.


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Readers' picks: Worst West Valley eyesores

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 18:45:31 -0500

The list is dominated by empty buildings and vacant lots. A few are headed for improvement, while others languish.


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