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Agreement with state giving vast desert plant collection new home at park

Agreement with state giving vast desert plant collection new home at park

By Helen Tracey-Noren

Aloe, boojum trees and crested saguaros are only a few of the more than 9,000 desert plants that Wallace Desert Gardens will move from the 18.5-acre Scottsdale backyard of late agriculture magnate Henry B. Wallace. The collection is heading to a state park in Superior.

Among nearly 800 M-16s to Arizona agencies, 13 to agriculture officers

Among nearly 800 M-16s to Arizona agencies, 13 to agriculture officers

A review of state-level data on the 1033 program found the Arizona Department of Agriculture also received nine 12-gauge shotguns described as "riot type," a description generally applying to shotguns with shorter barrels and larger magazines than those used by hunters.

For some women, starting a business is a way around gender gap

For some women, starting a business is a way around gender gap

A recent report gives Arizona a grade of C for women's employment and earnings. As income inequality persists, more women in Arizona and elsewhere in the country are gaining leadership skills and taking on managerial roles by starting their own businesses.

House panel asked to approve water-rights deal for Hualapai, Freeport

House panel asked to approve water-rights deal for Hualapai, Freeport

The Bill Williams River Water Rights Settlement Act of 2014 would guarantee some water rights for the Hualapai Tribe, allow Freeport Minerals Corp. to continue operating its Bagdad copper mine and provide the state with lands for wildlife protection, supporters said.

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