July 2013

Arizona’s Attorney General is asking a federal commission to let state election officials verify the citizenship status of all prospective voters. In June, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Arizona cannot ask voters who register using a federal form to provide proof of citizenship.
July 31, 2013
Early voting starts Thursday for the Phoenix City Council. In some districts, the field could be wide open. In Districts 2 and 6, incumbents are battling one challenger apiece, but with Districts 4 and 8 in central and south Phoenix things are little more complex.
July 31, 2013
The Arizona State Parks want to know what you think about new fees at two parks, Kartchner Caverns and Red Rock State Park. The system has had its share of financial problems as the state went through the economic downturn, and had its budget cut by several million dollars.
July 31, 2013
If you have driven on Grand Avenue through the West Valley recently, you probably understand why planners are working on ideas to improve the roadway.  A group of West Valley cities and other entities formed a group to look into changes along the corridor from Loop 303 in Surprise to Willetta Street between McDowell and Interstate 10 in Phoenix.
July 31, 2013
The Arizona Cardinals’ training camp continues at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, and right across the street the tenants of Jobbing.com Arena will in fact be back for their next season. The Phoenix Coyotes ownership situation is all but settled which means Head Coach Dave Tippett can talk more about X’s and O’s and less about geography and finance.
July 31, 2013
School starts back up in most Valley districts over the next few weeks, and when students get back in the classroom, they will be facing new standards in English and math, if they have not already started with them.
July 31, 2013
Another university is headed to Mesa, but this time it is a home-grown school. Grand Canyon University is partnering with a developer to locate the school in a new development near Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport.
July 31, 2013
An elderly woman with underlying health issues is the first person in Maricopa County to have died this year from the West Nile virus. Maricopa County Health Director Bob England said the woman's death is a sad reminder of the seriousness of West Nile virus.
July 31, 2013
Supporters of public campaign finance are asking a Maricopa County Superior Court judge to block the higher contribution limits in a new state law from taking effect, while their legality is argued in court.
July 31, 2013
Backyard desert tortoise breeding has lead to overpopulation in captivity. So much so that, Cristina Jones, the turtle program coordinator for the Arizona Game and Fish Department, said  there are not enough homes for all of them.
July 31, 2013

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