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Experts: Arizona tourism hasn’t fully recovered, but ‘moderate’ improvement

Experts: Arizona tourism hasn’t fully recovered, but ‘moderate’ improvement

By Meryl Fishler

Arizona tourism is starting to see moderate improvements after a steep decline from the 2008 recession. The industry generated $19.8 billion in total direct spending for the state in 2013.

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Audit says ICE could save millions by filling seats on detainee flights

Audit says ICE could save millions by filling seats on detainee flights

The report said Immigration and Customs Enforcement "met its mission" by transporting 930,435 detainees under the flights operation known as ICE Air, but that it done so more efficiently. Simply filling every seat on those flights could have saved up to $41.1 million, it said.

Centers: Cronkite heroin documentary spurred addicts to seek help

Centers: Cronkite heroin documentary spurred addicts to seek help

Rehabilitation centers in Arizona said they’ve seen new patients as a result of a Cronkite News documentary on heroin addiction. All broadcast television stations in the state aired the documentary in January, which highlighted heroin's effects throughout the state.

MLB off to fast start thanks to pace-of-play rules

MLB off to fast start thanks to pace-of-play rules

The new pace of play initiatives have helped MLB lower average game times by nine minutes in 2015. Commissioner Rob Manfred’s goal was to get games under the three-hour mark, which baseball achieved in the first three weeks of the season.

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