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Senate to vote on new special license plate for educators
Arizona already has 53 special license plates, but it may be getting another. Lawmakers are looking to create a so-called “extraordinary educators” special license plate to raise money for public school teachers.
Sept. 20, 2013
Signs (including the ones that say For Sale) are everywhere that the Valleys housing market is recovering
Housing prices in the Valley are up and foreclosures are down. How long will it be until the area sees a stable housing market?The Arizona Republic's Catherine Reagor, realtor John Wake and attorney Robert Nagle discuss what they're looking for in the recovering market and what buyers and sellers should be wary of.
Sept. 20, 2013
Surfwear company markets organic wetsuits made of rubber from Arizona shrub
Environmentally minded surfers who catch cold ocean waves are excited about a new wetsuit made from a plant that thrives in Arizona.   Guayule is grown at the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix.
Sept. 20, 2013
Civil rights advisory board hears testimony on SB 1070
At a forum Tuesday evening, the Arizona Civil Rights Advisory Board heard testimony from members of the public about the impact of Arizona's immigration law SB 1070. The advisory board is gathering information about the implementation law in order to make future recommendations.
Sept. 20, 2013
Peeps candy celebrates 60th anniversary this year
The popular candy Peeps is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year. The fluffy, yellow confection was originally an Easter candy but has become a cultural icon, evolving into different shapes and colors.
Sept. 20, 2013
Diving Lady returns to Mesa
 She took her first plunge sometime in the early 1960s. A storm in 2010 ended her career, but now Mesa’s "Diving Lady" is about to return. The "Diving Lady" lit up again Tuesday night in Mesa.
Sept. 20, 2013
Phoenix Urban Design Week kicks off Thursday
There has been no shortage of discussions about how Phoenix has grown and evolved, and how it’ll grow and evolve in the future. An event starting Thursday will continue those talks and look to present some new ideas, at the second annual Phoenix Urban Design Week.
Sept. 20, 2013
Defense Department to give $250 million to Tucson?s Raytheon for new missiles
Tucson-based defense contractor Raytheon Missile Systems was awarded more than $250 million in two Defense Department contracts Friday, which fulfill commitments from the Army and the US Missile Defense Agency.
Sept. 20, 2013
Whole Foods to require GMO labels on foods
A grocery chain with outlets in Arizona says it will start requiring the labeling of genetically modified foods in its stores. Whole Foods is the first major retailer in the country to announce the change, but it won’t take effect until 2018.
Sept. 20, 2013
Attorney General opposes polygamists in northern Arizona, civil unions in southern Arizona
Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne is planning to file a lawsuit challenging the city of Bisbee's new civil union ordinance. He's also continuing efforts to challenge marshals in the polygamous community of Colorado City.
Sept. 20, 2013
StoryCorps Phoenix: Amy Donohue and James Pietragallo
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.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona runners use social media to communicate in Boston
Reports indicate all of the more than 250 Arizonans who ran Monday's Boston Marathon survived the finish line explosions without injury. Barry Anderson of the Runner's Den in Phoenix, says many in the Arizona group didn't know what to think, at first.
Sept. 20, 2013
Fresh & Easys uncertain future
In the United Kingdom, Tesco is the number one grocery chain. But in Arizona, California and Nevada – not so much. So when grocery giant Tesco announced Wednesday it was selling all its 200 U.S. stores, it didn’t come out of the blue.
Sept. 20, 2013
StoryCorps Phoenix: Cat Hammad, Chandra Hammad and Tamara Heins
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.
Sept. 20, 2013
Pinal County Attorney advises against county workers processing medical marijuana dispensary applications
Pinal County’s top prosecutor wants his county to stop processing permits for medical marijuana dispensaries.  Pinal County Attorney Lando Voyles has told the Pinal County Board of Supervisors he is recommending against county workers accepting, processing or issuing permits for marijuana sales or cultivation.
Sept. 20, 2013
McCain: Boston suspect shouldnt have been Mirandized so soon
Senator John McCain wants to clarify his position on how the Boston Marathon bombing suspect should be treated while in custody.  He says he does not think Dzhokhar Tsarnaev should be tried as an enemy combatant, but he thinks it was a mistake to read him his Miranda rights so soon.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona Islamic leader urges Muslims to report radical jihadist behavior
A Muslim leader is trying to improve public perceptions about members of Arizona’s Islamic community in the wake of the Boston bombing. The faith leader also said local Muslims need to do more to report radical Islamists.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona utilities say they are ready for summer demand
Arizona utilities this week gave regulators a sense of how their supply of energy is looking for this summer. They told members of the Arizona Corporation Commission that they are ready to handle the increased demand that higher temperatures will bring.
Sept. 20, 2013
Hopi tribe free to gather eaglets for religious ceremonies
The federal government has decided against limiting the number of nesting golden eagles that Hopis can collect for religious ceremonies. The Hopi tribe had been authorized to collect 40 eaglets this year for religious use.
Sept. 20, 2013
Scottsdale wants residents to decide $212M bond program
The Scottsdale City Council wants voters to decide if the city should fund a $212 million bond program to pay for parks, libraries, roads, and other infrastructure projects. Voters will decide the four bond questions during the Nov.
Sept. 20, 2013

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