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Isolated shops near Nevada hot spots for Az Lottery sales

The two highest-grossing Arizona Lottery outlets were isolated businesses close to Nevada, which has no lottery. When the Powerball jackpot spikes, people flood to Rosie's at the Boulder Inn Cafe over Hoover Dam, 35 miles to the north.... Read more»0

Bill would make jobless full-time students eligible for unemployment

With so many people working and going to school full-time, it's difficult to see why anyone in this position would be disqualified from receiving unemployment benefits, a state lawmaker says.... Read more»0

Census estimates show sharp drop in Arizona’s population growth

Population growth in Arizona has slowed dramatically since the housing downturn and recession hit, according to U.S. Census Bureau estimates released Tuesday.... Read more»0

Film tax incentives

Extension of movie tax credits pushed

With a state program offering movie productions tax credits set to expire at year's end, a lawmaker wants to not only renew the program but offer incentives similar to those in New Mexico.... Read more»0

Bill would slice local knife ordinances

Saying Arizonans deserve one set of rules, a state lawmaker is shepherding legislation that would bar cities from enacting ordinances on knives and repeal those already in place.... Read more»0

Border crime

Rocky Point tries to improve image in wake of border violence

PUERTO PEÑASCO, Mexico - Reports of border violence and a State Department travel alert didn't deter Jamison Haponenko from a Mexican vacation with his family. “We’ve brought our daughters down here a couple of times already, and there have never been any problems.”... Read more»0

Arizona government

Legal ad print requirement facing questions

In a digital age, should Arizona taxpayers have to continue covering the cost of publishing public notices in newspapers?... Read more»0