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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
A DPS officer and his wife face multiple years in prison after being convicted by a Santa Cruz County jury on conspiracy, money laundering and theft charges. Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne says Horacio and Carmen Lomelil were found guilty of taking checks from her employer, Nogales-based Sierra Seed, and depositing the money in their personal checking account, over a five year period.
July 31, 2013
A new ruling from the Arizona Court of Appeals could help some people avoid forced arbitration of disputes. The agreement to use arbitration is many times part of the small type on your cell phone plan or banking statement.
July 31, 2013
The Mohave County Sheriff's Office says it'll take several more days to decide whether a tour bus driver will be charged for trying to cross a flooded wash, Sunday, near Dolan Springs. Spokeswoman Trish Carter says the driver may be responsible for rescue efforts if it's found he ignored barriers or warning signs to cross the flooded area, but that it'll be up to the county attorney's office in the end.
July 31, 2013
The City of Mesa has landed its sixth university in the last two years. Grand Canyon University announced Tuesday that its new East Valley campus would be built in Mesa. The new East Valley campus of GCU will be built in Mesa.
July 31, 2013
Wednesday morning, business and community leaders are set to kick off a major development along the Tempe Town Lake. The 2 million square foot project’s being hailed as the largest office deal in state history.
July 31, 2013
A teenager has been arrested for vandalizing 16 saguaros and spraying dozens of other tags at Saguaro National Park east of Tucson. The black spray paint was discovered along a 3-mile stretch of the Douglas Spring Trail in May.
July 30, 2013
Recent monsoon rain showers have cut off the water supply on the Havasupai reservation. In response, St. Mary’s Food Bank will start shipping water to the Grand Canyon Wednesday morning. St. Mary’s said it is sending 30,000 bottles of water to the Havasupai Nation because torrential rain and flooding have damaged the area’s electrical supply.
July 30, 2013
Valley bus drivers and the Valley Metro System management team continue labor negotiations through Wednesday.The two groups have been in talks this entire month. The temporary contract bus drivers have been working with expires Wednesday.
July 30, 2013
U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell has signed the last of four American Indian water rights settlements approved by President Obama in 2010. The deal signed Tuesday will fund a water delivery system for the White Mountain Apache Tribe in eastern Arizona.
July 30, 2013
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is holding a meeting in Sierra Vista Tuesday to listen to comments from the public on a proposal to set aside more than 1,300 square miles in Arizona and New Mexico for the endangered jaguar, but the Arizona Game and Fish Department does not agree.
July 30, 2013
Flagstaff is closing in on a record rainfall for July. It is just 0.02 inches of rain away from tying the wettest July on record. The current mark for precipitation was set in 1919, with 7.58 inches of rainfall.
July 30, 2013
It is common knowledge that eating health and exercising can help you maintain a good weight, but many are unaware that chemicals in the products we buy and use can be a factor. Kathleen Schuler of the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy said an emerging body of science links increased risk of obesity to chemicals that disrupt hormones, especially during prenatal life and in childhood.
July 30, 2013
First responders from several agencies in northern Arizona said they were amazed nobody was injured when a tour bus entered a flooded wash near Dolan Springs and was swept about 300 yards downstream where it flipped onto its side.
July 30, 2013
A man who died after striking his head as he jumped off a cliff near Tanque Verde Falls near Tucson has been identified as 29-year-old Richard Baker. Witnesses said the man never surfaced after the jump and was pulled from the water by his friends.
July 30, 2013
Toll road opponents launched a petition drive Monday to prevent what they say would be motorists paying twice to drive on the same highway. Al Tracy said building new toll roads is one thing, but converting high occupancy vehicle lanes into toll lanes on Valley highways is another.
July 30, 2013
Arizona's top health official says a remote community long dominated by a polygamist sect is responsible for much of a recent increase in whooping cough in the state.  Department of Health Services Director Will Humble says Arizona has seen an increase of more than 300 percent in the past several years.
July 30, 2013
Members of the Gila River Indian community will hand deliver a civil rights complaint to the state transportation department Tuesday. The South Mountain freeway project has been 30 years in the making.
July 30, 2013
A tour bus driver may be charged under Arizona’s “Stupid Motorist Law” after he and 33 passengers were caught in a flooded wash Sunday. The group was headed from the Grand Canyon to Las Vegas when the driver entered the wash.
July 29, 2013

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