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Study: Arizonans are driving less, using more mass transit
New research indicates that Arizona drivers are spending less time on the road. The study found that spikes in gas prices and increased use of mass transit are behind the trend.The report was released by the nonpartisan Arizona Public Interest Research Group.
Sept. 20, 2013
Phoenix City Council approves outsourcing for municipal golf courses
The Phoenix City Council has approved a plan to outsource food and beverage operations and maintenance at five of the city owned municipal golf courses. The city lost  $2 million in the last fiscal year operating the courses.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona gas price declines ended this week
Arizona's run of price declines at the gas pump came to an end in the last week.  The statewide average price Friday morning was $3.44 a gallon, up almost two cents from a week ago, but still 16 cents below the national average price.
Sept. 20, 2013
Appeals court issues ruling on proposed Tohono O
The Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals says there’s still an unresolved question about whether a southern Arizona tribe was rightfully awarded reservation status…for its planned casino site in Glendale.
Sept. 20, 2013
Mesa Mayor on innovation and improving Arizona
Mesa Mayor Scott Smith said Arizona needs to prepare to deepen its fiscal strength when the economy fully recovers. He said the state has relied too much on growth to take it out of economic struggles.
Sept. 20, 2013
Penalty phase in Jodi Arias trial ends in deadlock
A mistrial has been declared in the penalty phase of the Jodi Arias trial. The now-dismissed jury says it was hopelessly deadlocked on the issue of whether Arias should spend the rest of her life in prison, or be put to death.
Sept. 20, 2013
Lawmakers say no to entry fee along Canadian-U.S. border
Lawmakers from northern states are saying “no” to a proposed study of a fee to enter the United States by land. They say it will hurt cities along the U.S. - Canadian border. Last month the Department of Homeland Security requested permission to study an entry fee at the nation's land border crossings.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arpaio opponents protest as recall deadline nears
Thursday, 5 p.m.– that is the deadline to collect the 335,000 signatures needed to recall the self-proclaimed “toughest sheriff in America.” The push to oust Arpaio from office got a boost Friday when a federal judge ruled his office had racially profiled Latinos.
Sept. 20, 2013
Lawmakers to again argue against voter mandate
The Arizona Supreme Court says it will give lawmakers another chance to argue they do not have to obey a voter mandate to increase funding for public schools. The 2000 voter-approved law hiked the state sales tax by six-tenths of a cent.
Sept. 20, 2013
Latin American grocer Pro
Pro's Ranch Markets chief financial officer says the Latin American grocer will emerge from Chapter 11 bankruptcy within nine months. Executives blame the economy and immigration policy for their problems.
Sept. 20, 2013
The intersection of energy and national security
Is the United States relying too much on importing fossil fuels at the expense of national security? Retired Army Captain Brett Hunt and retired National Guard Lieutenant Colonel Joe Knott talked about ongoing efforts at the U.
Sept. 20, 2013
Navajo Route 20 becomes new detour for US 89
Road construction begins this weekend on a new detour for U.S. 89 in northern Arizona. Navajo Route 20 will redirect drivers around US 89, and paving of the dirt road is expected to finish in August. In February, a landslide ripped apart 500 feet of the road on U.
Sept. 20, 2013
Phoenix under excessive heat warning
There's an excessive heat warning in effect, from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday.Dan Leins of the National Weather Service says we could see record tying heat in metro Phoenix."Right in the urban corridor [and] right in downtown Phoenix, that's typically the hottest locations.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona ranked ninth in foreclosure filings last month
Arizona continues to put the housing crisis in its rearview mirror. The foreclosure monitoring firm RealtyTrac said there were 3,800 foreclosure filings in the state during May. Vice President Darren Blomquist said that is closer to normal than to the peak of the housing crisis.
Sept. 20, 2013
Bear concerns in Sierra Vista
The Arizona Game and Fish Department said there could be problems with nuisance bears in southern Arizona once again this year.  Spokesman Mark Hart said they have had their first sighting of a bear in the Sierra Vista area, a place where bears became a problem last year.
Sept. 20, 2013
Local leaders want Arizona to reinstate denied federal voter forms
Voting rights advocates praised the Supreme Court’s decision that struck down an Arizona law requiring proof of citizenship when registering to vote. The high court ruled that the state cannot require additional documents beyond what a federal form calls for.
Sept. 20, 2013
Hispanic population in last 10 years accounts for half of U.S. growth
There are 33.5 million Hispanics in the United States. That is according to a Pew Hispanic Center study released Wednesday. Six Hispanic origin groups have populations greater than 1 million. People of Mexican origin make up 65 percent of the U.
Sept. 20, 2013
Opponents of Medicaid expansion to start collecting signatures to refer to voters
Less than a week after Gov. Jan Brewer signed the Medicaid expansion plan into law, opponents are starting to collect signatures to put it on the ballot.They will start canvasing Saturday afternoon, and if they can collect 86,405 valid signatuers by September 11, the law will be put on hold, pending the November, 2014 election.
Sept. 20, 2013
Goods stolen from train in eastern Arizona recovered in an abandoned U-Haul
Coconino County Sheriff's deputies have recovered a number of items that had been stolen from a Burlington Northern-Santa Fe freight train in eastern Arizona. Lieutenant Jim Coffey said the loot was recovered in an abandoned U-Haul truck at a motel parking lot in Williams.
Sept. 20, 2013
Longtime activist and former state lawmaker reflects on life, career
Alfredo Gutierrez started out as an activist and became one of the most powerful political leaders in Arizona. He has returned to his roots as battles over immigration policy have become more intense.Gutierrez talks about his life, career and immigration reform.
Sept. 20, 2013

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