Phoenix may be the first U.S. city to build a mill to remanufacture plastic containers. It’s an effort to clean up one part of a global trash problem that’s been mounting for decades — and is only getting worse.
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Lawyers arguing a civil lawsuit claiming local egg company Hickmans Family Farms is a nuisance in Tonopah. The confusing thing about this case is that it’s an amalgamation of several claims.
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July 26 is the deadline for the federal government to finish reuniting migrant children with their parents, and court documents filed Thursday afternoon say there have been 364 reunifications of families with children age 5 and up.
A new study is finding that ozone concentrations in national parks are similar to those of our country's major metropolitan areas. Researchers found that on days with higher ozone levels, visitor numbers dropped.
Last January, 700 volunteers participated in the “Point in Time Homeless Street Count,” which is coordinated by the Maricopa Association of Governments. This year, they tracked people over age 62 — and the results are in.
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Arizona's Office of Economic Opportunity released the seasonally adjusted June unemployment rate at 4.7 percent. Spokesman Doug Walls said construction employment has recovered 37 percent since the recession hit and housing bubble burst.
Coconino County officials have completed most of a damage assessment following Wednesday’s rains and should have a complete cost estimate later today.

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A federal judge says Seifullah Chapman should be released rather than serve out the rest of his 65-year prison term, citing a shift in how the law defines violent crime.
In a wide-ranging interview with CNBC, President Trump threatened to accelerate and expand tariffs on all goods that come from China.
The rights of refugees were enshrined in international law in the wake of World War II. But those rules aren't always respected.
The United Nations says nearly one-fourth of food purchases in hotels and restaurants are thrown away. Luxury properties in Mexico, India, and elsewhere are trying programs to bring that figure down.
President Trump boasts that he's tougher on Russia than any other president. His administration has adopted some tough policies, even though Trump's rhetoric is almost always friendly toward Moscow.