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Report: Driving Drops in Arizona as Public Transit Ridership Grows

By MATTHEW SEEMAN  Cronkite News WASHINGTON – Public transit use rose across Arizona as the number of miles driven dwindled, according to a new report that called for shifting funds from “unnecessary” highway projects to mass transit. The report from the Arizona

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Socially Responsible Agents Donate Commission to Charities

As a family support specialist for the Southwest Human Development, Sonya Becerra would counsel families in stress so they could stay together and learn their way through their problems. She would supervise visits and help them work on parenting skills

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ASU has Ranked Among the Top 'Best Buy' Public Colleges

PHOENIX — Arizona State University has been named a “best buy” among public colleges and universities for 2015, according to Fiske Guide to Colleges. ASU is among 22 public colleges in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom selected

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Come Fly With Me: Lawmakers Took 21 Privately Funded Trips this Congress

  By AUBREE ABRIL Cronkite News WASHINGTON – Arizona’s House and Senate members took an average of just under two privately sponsored trips since the start of this Congress, ninth most in the nation. An analysis of data on such travel, from the

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Phoenix Ranked Among Top 5 Cities for Creating Small Businesses

PHOENIX — Phoenix has been chosen among the top five cities in the nation for small business opportunities, according to the National Federation of Independent Business. According to ABC15, the organization said that Phoenix is characterized by its size in population,

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Cox Doubling Speeds in Arizona for Most Popular Internet Packages

PHOENIX — Cox Communications has announced that it will double the speeds on two of its most popular packages of Internet service for all customers this year.   These speed increases will make multiple devices running simultaneously in the home

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Arizona Ranked in Top 5 for Alcohol-Related Deaths

By MIRANDA RIVERSCronkite News Service WASHINGTON – Arizona was tied for the fourth-highest rate of alcohol-related deaths among its working-age population from 2006 to 2010, according to a recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study. The June report said

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Lawmakers Split on Obama's Request of $3.7 billion for Border Crisis

By AUBREE ABRILCronkite News Service WASHINGTON – Two days after President Barack Obama asked for $3.7 billion in emergency funding to help stem a rising tide of immigrant children on the Southwest border, lawmakers on Capitol Hill were split over

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Latina Entrepreneurs of Influence Recognized by Cox Business

PHOENIX — Cox Business, a branch of Cox Communications, in partnership with the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Prensa Hispana newspaper,, and Azteca América Phoenix, is proud to honor successful Latina entrepreneurs in Phoenix for the second year. These women have made outstanding

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UCP of Central AZ "Fashion Without Limits"

PHOENIX — UCP cordially invites you to the 2014 Champions in Life Night“Fashion Without Limits” Gala taking place on Saturday, November 15, 2014 at the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown. This year our program will feature “Fashion Without Limits”, allowing an opportunity for the UCP

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