May 2013

The California Supreme Court has ruled that cities and counties in that state can ban medical marijuana dispensaries.In a unanimous opinion, the court determined that California’s medical marijuana laws—the nation’s first—don’t prevent local governments from using their land-use powers to zone dispensaries out of existence.
May 06, 2013
The Arizona U.S. Attorney’s office said a man suspected of starting a series of wildfires in northern Arizona over the weekend has been arrested.  All of the fires were located near Marshall Lake south of Flagstaff.
May 06, 2013
Forest officials are expanding their fleet of tankers to help fight wildfires. The U.S. Forest Service announced Monday it will add seven planes that can fly faster and drop more fire retardant than its current fleet.
May 06, 2013
The 400-pound marathoner has done it again. Kelly Gneiting completed his third marathon on Saturday. (Photo by Stina Sieg - KJZZ) Kelly Gneiting, a heavyweight sumo wrestling champion, ran the Shiprock Marathon on Saturday.
May 06, 2013
While spectacular wildfires devastate sections of forest land in Arizona every year, Forest Service officials say many wildfires are small, and stay that way because of the inter-agency fire team. Bill Van Brugen of the Forest Service in Albuquerque says proactive efforts are paying off.
May 06, 2013
The sequester cuts are having a direct impact on medical research, and that could affect your health. The National Institutes of Health lost 5 percent of its budget in the sequester. That's about $1.
May 06, 2013
We are pleased to share the voices and conversations of our community from StoryCorps Phoenix. StoryCorps Phoenix is the project that records the stories of everyday people and archives them at the Library of Congress.
May 06, 2013
Congress returns to D.C. Monday after a week-long recess. For Republican Senator Jeff Flake going back to Washington may come as a relief. Caren Teves, whose son died at the Aurora, Colo., movie theater shootings last year, outside Sen.
May 06, 2013
Some people in Arizona who cross the state line to work in Nevada may be required to pay a “commuter tax.” Supporters of the proposed fees say they would create revenues for Nevada road maintenance and construction.
May 06, 2013
After more than four months, the Jodi Arias Trial has finally gone to the jury. It’s been a long haul – and not just for the lawyers and media. Since Jan. 2, spectators have been lining up inside the Maricopa County Superior Court to watch the drama unfold.
May 05, 2013

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