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Leaders from tribe, Glendale break ground on $400 million casino resort

Leaders from tribe, Glendale break ground on $400 million casino resort

By Linxiao Li

While opponents have objected to the West Valley Resort and Casino being within a city, the Tohono O’odham Nation contends the development is reparation for flooding caused by a dam built on the Gila River.

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Some schools take a pass on program to give free meals to students

Some schools take a pass on program to give free meals to students

It sounds like a good deal - free meals to all students in certain low-income schools - but some Arizona districts are finding there really is no such thing as a free lunch. The poorest schools would be fully reimbursed, but those that have to pay some costs face hard choices.

Experts: Shrinking workforce, not job growth, driving jobless rate drop

Experts: Shrinking workforce, not job growth, driving jobless rate drop

The unemployment rate in Arizona stands at around 7 percent this Labor Day, down from a high of almost 11 percent three years ago. That's good news, but experts said part of the improvement is due to the fact that relatively fewer workers are competing for jobs now.

Arizona group pushing feds to protect monarch butterflies

Arizona group pushing feds to protect monarch butterflies

The Tucson-based Center for Biological Diversity and other groups are petitioning the federal government to make the monarch butterfly an endangered species. Calling the need urgent, they cite a population drop of more than 90 percent over the past two decades.

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