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Clean Air-Blue Skies plates becoming the domain of electric cars

Starting in May, the Arizona Department of Transportation's rules for Clean Air-Blue Skies plates changed to cover those who buy full-electric vehicles rather than hybrids. That's in response to new standards from the Environmental Protection Agency.

Russell Pearce’s resignation isn’t enough for protestors

Russell Pearce resigned from his position as vice chairman of the Republican Party after receiving criticism for his remarks on Medicaid during a recent episode of his radio show. Protesters were still not satisfied and call for Pearce to be removed from his job at the Maricopa County Treasurer's Office as well. Watch video

Phoenicians weigh in on the Scottish independence vote

Business owners and experts in Phoenix discuss the economic implications if Scotland secedes from the UK. Watch video

Young maestro makes his debut with the Phoenix symphony

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Advocates, export: NFL cases bringing attention to domestic violence

From the Baltimore Ravens' Ray Rice to the Arizona Cardinals' Jonathan Dwyer, cases involving NFL players are putting a national focus on domestic violence. To Jessye Johnson, chief operating officer for the Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence, incidents aren’t on the rise. Rather, they’re finally being noticed.

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.

Correction to Aug. 25 story on the dispute over Pluto

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.

Age-old age myth: Alzheimer’s not inevitable with age, expert says

Alzheimer's disease is expected to continue growing at an alarming pace as the population ages, but University of Arizona researcher Carol Barnes has some reassuring news: It's not an inevitable part of getting older. Barnes spoke recently to a congressional caucus on the topic.

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

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.

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