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Veterans Affairs officials to visit Arizona

Sun, 11 Dec 2016 07:29:34 GMT

Officials from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will be hosting meetings and open houses in Phoenix and Tucson this upcoming week. In Tucson on Monday, VA Deputy Secretary Sloan Gibson is scheduled to meet with employees, veterans groups and congressional delegates to discuss care access.




Two motorcyclists critical after wreck on U.S. 60

Sun, 11 Dec 2016 03:49:20 GMT

Two motorcyclists were transported to a local hospital in critical condition after a collision on the US 60 near Mill Avenue. Two motorcyclists critical after wreck on U.S. 60 Two motorcyclists were transported to a local hospital in critical condition after a collision on the US 60 near Mill Avenue.




20-week abortion ban passes Ohio House

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 14:39:52 GMT

Abortions would be banned after 20 weeks under a bill Republican lawmakers passed Thursday, adding to legislation already on its way to Republican Gov. John Kasich that would prohibit abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected.




Read along with children's book 'Buckaroo Buckeye': Part 3

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 10:49:54 GMT

Read along with children's book 'Buckaroo Buckeye': Part 3 Scottsdale author Kristin Anderson Cetone shares her children's story about a little nut with big dreams. Check out this story on azcentral.com: http://azc.cc/2h5kHux Editor's note: Kristin Anderson Cetone's "Buckaroo Buckeye" is a great read-along story for your children or grandchildren.




Ariz. universities ask Trump to protect immigrant students

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 06:57:04 GMT

Arizona regents voted Friday to tell President-elect Trump how he can legally allow "dreamers" to keep their in-state tuition - and even remain in this country - without actually granting them politically unacceptable amnesty. The letter they are sending makes the argument that those who were brought to this country illegally as children "lacked meaningful capacity to have violated our immigration laws."




Arizona Air Guard base at Sky Harbor renamed to honor Barry Goldwater

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 03:07:56 GMT

Officials on Friday renamed the Arizona Air National Guard base at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport in honor of the late Barry Goldwater, a five-term U.S. senator and Arizona Air National Guard founder. Arizona Air Guard base at Sky Harbor renamed to honor Barry Goldwater Officials on Friday renamed the Arizona Air National Guard base at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport in honor of the late Barry Goldwater, a five-term U.S. senator and Arizona Air National Guard founder.




Tucson wraps up strong year for economic growth

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 23:08:16 GMT

The Tucson-area economy is wrapping up one of its best years for economic growth since the recession and 2017 may be even better, economists said Friday. Tucson wraps up strong year for economic growth The Tucson-area economy is wrapping up one of its best years for economic growth since the recession and 2017 may be even better, economists said Friday.




Federal government faces deadline for Arizona, Utah polygamous-town overhaul plans

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 18:56:02 GMT

The federal government faces a Friday deadline for handing in written closing arguments over how to overhaul two polygamous towns in Arizona and Utah. Federal government faces deadline for Arizona, Utah polygamous-town overhaul plans The federal government faces a Friday deadline for handing in written closing arguments over how to overhaul two polygamous towns in Arizona and Utah.




Arizona tax credits down despite new wrinkles

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 16:53:43 GMT

Contributions to four popular Arizona tax credits slipped 9 percent last year from 2014, even as the scope of some of these tax breaks expanded. Arizona tax credits down despite new wrinkles Contributions to four popular Arizona tax credits slipped 9 percent last year from 2014, even as the scope of some of these tax breaks expanded.




5 things to do in AZ with out-of-town guests

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 14:49:44 GMT

AAA Travel experts reveal the top five places to take your out-of-town guests to give them the full Arizona experience: Tinsel Town Lights Up Tlaquepaque, Sedona: The Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village transforms into a winter wonderland full of holiday lights with "Tinsel Town," where local businesses have created stunning holiday displays. You can tour anytime for free in December between dusk and 9 p.m. Desert Botanical Gardens - Las Noches De Las Luminarias, Phoenix: Treat your guests to native desert plants illuminated by 8,000 hand-lit luminaria bags and thousands of twinkle lights.




Embattled Univeristy of Arizona med-school chief quits VP post

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 10:55:58 GMT

Embattled University of Arizona med-school chief quits VP post Dr. Joe G.N. "Skip" Garcia, the embattled top administrator overseeing Phoenix and Tucson medical schools, abruptly quits. Check out this story on azcentral.com: http://azc.cc/2hq2eFT Dr. "Skip" Garcia has informed U of A President Ann Weaver Hart that he would resign his administrative duties to devote his full attention as a professor at the UA College of Medicine - Tucson.




The 75th Anniversary of the Sneak Attack by Japan on Pearl Harbor

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 07:15:57 GMT

The surprise attack on Pearl Harbor by the Imperial Forces of Japan, executed by Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto's strike plan "Z", commenced at 7:48 AM Hawaiian Time.




Arizona pushes for dismissal of 1,700-plus ADA-compliance lawsuits

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 03:19:57 GMT

The Arizona Attorney General's Office has filed a motion to dismiss more than 1,700 Americans With Disabilities Act-compliance cases against metro Phoenix businesses, calling the lawsuits "shakedowns." Arizona pushes for dismissal of 1,700-plus ADA-compliance lawsuits The Arizona Attorney General's Office has filed a motion to dismiss more than 1,700 Americans With Disabilities Act-compliance cases against metro Phoenix businesses, calling the lawsuits "shakedowns."




PHX PD staffing crisis could hit vice unit

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 03:19:56 GMT

As the Phoenix Police Department faces a major staffing crisis, community groups worry about how all of this will impact their mission. Earlier this week, police announced they were in the midst of a big reshuffling to get more officers out on the streets patrolling.




Report: White Arizonans dying faster than they are being born

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 01:04:05 GMT

Report: White Arizonans dying faster than they are being born Some population experts say Arizona could become a minority-majority state nearly 15 years before the nation overall. Check out this story on azcentral.com: http://azc.cc/2hqhYIW Arizona's white residents are dying faster than they are being born, a shift researchers say will further shake up the rapidly changing face of the state's population.




Throwback Thursday: Arizona Highways, December 1934

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 20:28:49 GMT

From the issue: "The cover picture on this month's Arizona Highways is a photograph by Norman G. Wallace, author of the article starting on Page 3, of the Tuseral Mountains along the Arizona-Sonora border.




Records Show Arizona 'Faith' Agency Boss Did Work for Anti-Prop-205 Campaign on Office Time

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 15:48:00 GMT

Debbie Moak, director of the Arizona Governor's Office of Youth, Faith and Family , worked closely with the group that helped defeat Proposition 205 in November. That much is not in dispute.