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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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Flash flood watch issued for Phoenix; schools closed in Flagstaff

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 22:18:32 -0500

Problems resulting from Friday night's rain and snow continued throughout the state.


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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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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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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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Sheriff Paul Penzone to disband Cold Case Posse that investigated Obama birth certificate

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 19:13:28 -0500

Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone will shutter the Cold Case Posse that spent five years investigating President Barack Obama.


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Bit by bit, rising interest rates are making an impact

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 08:00:21 -0500

Interest rates are on the march, or at least the crawl. Rates generally have been rising for the past half year, though not yet in a big way.


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Arizona high school football commitments class of 2017

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 15:36:24 -0500

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


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ASU creates endowed professorship to honor Sue Clark-Johnson, former Republic publisher

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 07:32:18 -0500

Clark-Johnson was professor of practice at Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication from 2010 to 2015


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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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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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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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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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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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Goodyear woman pleads guilty to 1st-degree murder in drowning her toddler

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 17:48:09 -0500

A Goodyear woman pled guilty to a first-degree murder charge in the 2014 drowning of her 21-month-year-old daughter.


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DPS: Good Samaritan who killed trooper's attacker wrestles with taking a life

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 15:06:15 -0500

The agency director also identified the suspect and the woman who died and said they were known methamphetamine users


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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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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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