Stories tagged: "local news"


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Arizona Lawmakers Approve State Budget. Here’s What’s In It.

The $18 billion budget includes funding for a border wall, public safety, highway construction, and increased investment in Arizona's public schools.

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Baby Bump: Births in Arizona Increase for the First Time in Seven Years

More than 77,000 “pandemic babies” were born in Arizona last year, reversing six years of steady declines.

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Arizonans Built This 15,000-Member Gardening Community

Valley residents are placing clippings, seeds, produce, decorations, and more outside their homes to connect with other plant lovers.  

FILE - An iPhone displays the Facebook app in New Orleans. As voters get ready for hundreds of elections of local and national importance this year, officials and voting rights advocates are bracing for a repeat of the misinformation that overwhelmed the 2020 presidential election. This year, the voting advocacy group Common Cause hopes to rely on thousands of volunteers to identify misinformation floating around online and push for social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter to take down the most egregious falsehoods. (AP Photo/Jenny Kane, File)
In Election Misinformation Fight ‘2020 Changed Everything’

As voters ready for elections of local and national importance this year, officials are bracing for a repeat of the misinformation that overwhelmed the 2020 elections.

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Chandler Library Reopens 6 Months After Nearby Explosion Shut It Down

The Sunset Library, at Ray and Rural roads, was forced to close again Aug. 26 because of damages caused by an explosion.

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First Lady Touts Biden Cancer Initiative in Tucson Visit

Biden met with tribal health officials and leaders of the University of Arizona Cancer Center, who discussed their joint efforts to improve cancer screening and treatment for Native Americans.

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High Profits: Arizona Colleges Get Windfall From Marijuana Sales

The state’s 10 community college districts got over $31 million from big spending during the first year of sales for recreational marijuana.