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The Republic azcentral.com Arizona's streets and highways grew deadlier last year, a reversal of historic declines in roadway fatalities. New state data show that 825 people died in traffic crashes in 2011 -- one every 11 hours.
Inside a stainless-steel freezer at Northern Arizona University's research greenhouse, clear plastic bags bulge with ponderosa-pine seeds, each bag marked with the location where students and workers collect the pinecones each autumn. The freezer
The Republic azcentral.com Mike Espinoza's life has become a stereotype. Like divorced fathers across the country, the Apache Junction flooring installer crams a life with his sons into every other weekend and a few weeks in the summer.
The Republic azcentral.com At least seven Arizona inmates have been murdered over the past two years, a prison-homicide rate more than double the national average, an Arizona Republic investigation shows...Between fiscal 2009 and 2011, as the state's
The Republic azcentral.com Orion Wilkins was a drug addict, hooked on painkillers he'd begun taking to fight the pain of an old high-school football injury. In 2008, he used a wrapped block of Velveeta cheese, claiming it was a bomb, to rob several
The Republic azcentral.com When the state of Arizona takes custody of a child because of suspected abuse or neglect, authorities ultimately have one goal: finding a safe, permanent home for the child. It's up to the courts to decide whether to
The Republic azcentral.com A new Arizona law that will significantly expand a school-voucher-type program allowing students to attend private schools with public money has been signed by the governor. Supporters of the program, who favor more school
The Republic azcentral.com An air of success surrounds Phoenix Union Bioscience High School. Although more than two-thirds of its nearly 300 students are low-income, the school excels...The state labeled the 6-year-old school as excelling last year.
The Republic azcentral.com After years of failed attempts, the Arizona Legislature on Wednesday gave final approval to a bill that would require older children to ride in booster seats. If Gov. Jan Brewer signs the measure, Arizona would join 47
The Republic azcentral.com A solar tower nearly twice the height of the Empire State building...A 500-mile high-voltage power line from central New Mexico to southern Arizona. Those are among the projects the renewable-energy industry sees in Arizona'