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Proposed Phoenix-Tucson high-speed rail routes up for public input

A jeweler based in Tucson, Erik Stewart makes regular drives two hours up Interstate 10 to do business in Phoenix. If a high-speed rail line connected the cities, he said he’d use it. Through May 31, Arizonans have the chance to provide feedback about three proposed routes for high-speed rail between Phoenix and Tucson.... Read more»3

Report: Az slipping behind other states on spending transparency

Despite increasing online access to government spending information in recent years, Arizona is letting other states move ahead of it in transparency, an advocacy group reported Tuesday.... Read more»

One year after Japan disaster, APS says Palo Verde nuke plant is safe

A year after the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster, operators of Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station said Friday that events in Japan prompted new initiatives to prepare for emergencies.... Read more»

Feds to review Az health insurance rate hikes

The federal government will start reviewing proposed health-insurance rate increases in Arizona next month, after determining that the state has an “ineffective” rate-review plan.... Read more»

Approval of Tucson-Phoenix passenger rail celebrated

A statewide rail plan that would start by linking Tucson and Phoenix is a step toward giving Arizona residents a transportation option that would relieve traffic congestion and improve air quality, an interest group contends.... Read more»1

Backers want to engineer Tucson-Phoenix high-speed rail

A high-speed rail line between Phoenix and Tucson would create jobs and relieve traffic congestion, an interest group contends. The push comes as Arizona is considering a statewide rail plan that includes six possible high-speed routes between the two cities.... Read more»

Transparency in gov't spending pushed

Arizona gets an "F" when it comes to helping taxpayers see where and how their money is being spent, according to a report released Tuesday by an advocacy group.... Read more»