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Doug Ducey talks with reporters after serving meals to the homeless Monday to promote a campaign calling for Arizonans to volunteer.

Doug Ducey said Monday the budget will quickly become his top priority when he takes office as governor, including what to do about a lawsuit that’s left the state owing more than $300 million to schools. That includes being open to reaching a settlement in the suit, he said. Read more» 1

Secretary of State candidates Terry Goddard and Michele Reagan.

Democrat Terry Goddard and Republican Michele Reagan say they want Arizona to have laws taking a harder line with so-called dark money groups, shadowy nonprofits that for now can spend money on behalf of campaigns without disclosing sources of their funding. Read more»

One of six red squirrels sits inside a cage at the Phoenix Zoo as part of a 10-year pilot breeding program launched in September.

Each fall, groups including the Arizona Game and Fish Department scan the slopes of a southeastern Arizona mountain for signs of the endangered Mount Graham red squirrel. Read more»

Betzy Solis knocks on doors in a Mesa neighborhood on behalf of Mi Familia Vota, part of the One Arizona coalition seeking to get more Hispanics to vote and sign up for the early voting list.

With the general election approaching, Mi Familia Vota and 11 other organizations that are part of the coalition One Arizona are trying to get Hispanics to commit to voting and get them on the permanent early ballot list. Their goal: turning this demographic’s numbers – an estimated 30.3 percent of all Arizonans – into voting power. Read more» 1

A vehicle crosses the construction site during a media tour of repairs to U.S. 89. The original road, buried by the landslide, can be seen at left.

More than a year after a landslide closed the route, the Arizona Department of Transportation has begun work to reopen a key highway linking Page to the rest of Arizona. The goal is to have U.S. 89 ready for traffic before the summer tourist season. Read more»