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Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said his department is encouraging law enforcement "to be vigilant and prepared" ahead of the July 4th holiday in the U.S. following attacks in France, Tunisia and Kuwait.
July 01, 2015
State regulators mounted a sting operation to nab unlicensed individuals performing contracting work.
July 01, 2015
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service plans to review a toad that lives in Arizona for inclusion on the federal endangered species list.
July 01, 2015
The city of Tucson is launching a free GED testing program at Pima Community College.
July 01, 2015
The acting inspector general of the Department of Veterans Affairs is retiring, a year after he issued a scathing report on problems at the Phoenix VA hospital.
July 01, 2015
Arizona Congressman Matt Salmon is proposing stricter rules that would prevent unauthorized immigrants accused of crimes to be released from custody while awaiting deportation proceedings.
June 30, 2015
Two years ago, the Yarnell Hill Fire killed 19 firefighters, making it the deadliest blaze in state history.
June 30, 2015
A new report released Tuesday shows Arizona’s child welfare agency still needs to develop processes to get a handle on a growing number of cases. The Department of Child Safety was created last year after the previous agency failed to investigate more than 6500 cases of child abuse and neglect.
June 30, 2015
Social media has made connecting with faraway friends and relatives so easy, many of us take it for granted. But imagine if it was the only way to interact with the ones you love. For millions of immigrant families separated by a border and a lack of legal documents, social media has become a critical lifeline.
June 30, 2015
The juvenile justice system is failing Native American youth. That’s what a series of recent reports have shown. In June the Tribal Law and Policy Institute reported that state courts are twice as likely to incarcerate Native teens for minor crimes like truancy and alcohol use, than any other racial and ethnic group.
June 30, 2015
The Gila River Indian Community has filed a lawsuit over the proposed path of the South Mountain Freeway being planned in the Phoenix metropolitan area.
June 30, 2015
In the six months since Christmas, 11 young people have committed suicide and another 379 have tried to do so on the Pine Ridge reservation, said Oglala Sioux Council member Collins Clifford.
June 30, 2015
A state appellate court has ruled that Scottsdale can't prohibit sign walkers from holding, carrying and waving advertising signs on public streets and sidewalks
June 30, 2015
Arizona State Parks were the only bidder in the auction for the site where 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots died in the 2013 Yarnell Hill Fire.
June 30, 2015
Tourism is surging at Grand Canyon National Park and officials said that’s creating delays at entrance stations and for shuttle bus service.
June 30, 2015
A Flagstaff group has the green light to ask city voters to approve a minimum wage higher than the state’s $8.05 per hour.
June 30, 2015
The state of Arizona settled a lawsuit Monday brought by a dozen families who lost loved ones when a Hotshot firefighting crew was overcome by a wildfire near the small community of Yarnell.
June 30, 2015
A transformer fire that was quickly put out left 4,000 Salt River Project customers without power for about two hours amid triple-digit temperatures on Monday.
June 30, 2015
Two years ago today, 19 members of the Granite Mountain Hotshots died in the Yarnell Hill Fire. Back in 2013, many people wondered if the little community would ever recover.
June 30, 2015
Arizona has joined a dozen other states in suing the federal government over new rules to protect rivers and streams in the United States.
June 30, 2015

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