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Traffic stop: Commuting times, costs fell sharply during pandemic year

Phoenix area commuters got 36 hours of their lives back last year. That’s the amount of time Valley residents did not have to spend sitting in traffic, as the COVID-19 pandemic led to sharp drops in commuting and subsequent declines in traffic congestion, according to a new national report. Cities across Arizona, and across the

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Fireworks still on tap despite ‘crazy hot, potentially dry’ July 4th

With the pandemic winding down, cities and towns across the state are looking toward a more typical Fourth of July this year – and typical in Arizona means balancing fireworks against the potential for wildfire. This Independence Day comes as “exceptional drought” conditions continue across much of the state, where thousands of acres of wildfires were burning Thursday. But

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Governor Ducey Signs Historic Budget

Budget Plan Reduces Taxes For Every Arizona Taxpayer No Matter Their Income Governor Doug Ducey signed Arizona’s fiscally conservative budget for Fiscal Year 2022, which cuts taxes for all taxpayers while investing in education, transportation, public safety, public health, water security and more key areas that matter to Arizonans. “Today I’m proud to sign a

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Governor Ducey Commends Legislature On Passing Fiscally Conservative, Forward-Looking FY22 Budget

The Arizona House of Representatives has passed a landmark fiscally conservative, forward-looking budget that invests in K-12 education, public safety, public health, infrastructure and natural resources, while securing the single largest tax cut in state history. The House vote follows the state Senate’s approval of the budget on Wednesday. Governor Ducey will receive the budget bills once

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Closures to be Implemented on State Trust Land Friday

Due to extremely high fire danger, exceptional drought conditions, resource availability, and increased fire activity, the Department of Forestry and Fire Management and the Arizona State Land Department will implement closures to State Trust Land throughout Arizona. These closures are also in conjunction with our USFS partners. As of 8am on June 25, 2021, closures

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Arizona’s aerospace and defense industry has close financial ties to Israeli security

Photo: Each Iron Dome battery can defend up to nearly 60 square miles. (Photo courtesy of Raytheon) Amid recent violence in the Middle East, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey tweeted “Arizona stands with Israel,” joining Republican leaders across the country in a show of political support. It also provoked outrage among those who support Palestinians, with one activist calling Ducey’s

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