March 2013

A new study by the Census Bureau shows that nearly 80 percent of people who drive to work in this country drive alone. The survey also shows that more than 10 million people spend two hours a day getting to and from work.
March 05, 2013
Sandra Day O’Connor became the first woman on the U.S. Supreme Court in 1981. Since resigning from the bench, Justice O’Connor has focused on getting kids to know more about how federal, state and local governments work.
March 05, 2013
Oakland A’s fans will be going to a different ballpark for spring training in two years. The City of Mesa approved an agreement last night that will have the A’s training at Mesa’s Hohokam Park. The Chicago Cubs train their now, but they will be moving to a new park in Mesa next year.
March 05, 2013
Home prices in the Phoenix area increased by 22.7 percent in January making it the largest increase in the nation. CoreLogic’s report released today says the change represents the 11th consecutive month of national price increases.
March 05, 2013
Governor Jan Brewer says she does not believe the Department of Homeland Security needed to release illegal immigrants from federal detention centers.  Federal officials say the release of approximately 2,000 people, reportedly 300 of them in Arizona, was necessary because of automatic spending cuts forced by sequestration.
March 05, 2013
A House bill to outlaw the latest dangerous drug compounds continues to sail through the Arizona Legislature, earning unanimous approval Monday from the Senate Judiciary Committee.  The bill aimed at putting a dent into synthetic drug compounds by banning the 'backbone' chemicals, even if they're changed a little later.
March 05, 2013
The Arizona Senate has given its approval to a resolution allowing the state to challenge federal government orders.  It would allow the state to reject orders from Washington it believes are unconstitutional.
March 05, 2013
A report by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that weekly wages in Yuma and La Paz counties are well below both the state and national average of $903.La Paz County averageis $604 while Yuma County's is $668.
March 05, 2013
A group of eight Arizona nonprofits will compete Tuesday in Tempe for up to $100,000 in venture capital.STEVE GOLDSTEIN: This is the third year that Social Venture Partners Arizona has held its Fast Pitch event, which gives nonprofit organizations, many of which focus on children, three minutes to explain why their mission is most deserving of investment money.
March 04, 2013
The Peoria Unified School District is making plans to add another elementary school. The district says it’s needed because of what it says is explosive growth in the northwest Valley. KJZZ’s Al Macias reports.
March 04, 2013

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