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As the shutdown of the federal government enters its second day, Gov. Jan Brewer says she and her staff are keeping the pressure on Washington to break the logjam. The governor says both sides are to blame and that there are several places where the shutdown is impacting Arizona.
October 02, 2013
Phoenix International Raceway has been part of the Valley sports scene since January 1964. Next year, the track will celebrate its 50th anniversary. Track President Bryan Sperber promises it will be a year to remember.
October 02, 2013
Much to the chagrin of some congressional Republicans who have tried tying the continued funding of the federal government to the elimination of the Affordable Care Act, the ACA’s implementation continues moving forward.
October 01, 2013
Arizonans are beginning to sign up for health insurance on the new federal and state websites. Tuesday was the first day people could purchase plans on the exchange created by the Obama administration and others applied for state Medicaid coverage.
October 01, 2013
One thing that won’t be delayed because of the government shutdown is the trial over the merger of American Airlines and Tempe-based US Airways.A federal judge in Washington denied a Department of Justice request to put the case on hold on Tuesday.
October 01, 2013
With the government officially closed, 438 Grand Canyon employees are being furloughed today. Visitors are being turned away at the park’s gate, and those already inside have 48 hours to clear out.
October 01, 2013
The former head of America West Airlines is leading a group that’s buying a Denver-based airline. William Franke’s group, Indigo Partners, will buy Frontier Airlines for about $145 million. The purchase is contingent on reaching agreements with the Association of Flight Attendants and others by the end of the month.
October 01, 2013
Millions of Americans tried to sign-up for healthcare on the federal government’s website Tuesday, but many of them were stymied by technical glitches.Tuesday was the first day the uninsured could shop for health coverage on the new online marketplaces, but many experienced delays from a website overloaded by traffic.
October 01, 2013
There could be another delay in merger of American Airlines and Tempe-based US Airways.  The Justice Department is asking for a delay in the trial over the merger, because of the shutdown of the federal government.
October 01, 2013
While the federal government is shutdown, AAA warns travelers will have to wait longer for a passport or change their plans entirely. AAA’s Stephanie Dembowski said the shutdown will definitely snag travel in and out of the country.
October 01, 2013
With the national parks shutting down Tuesday, Arizona’s state parks are preparing to pick up the slack. Spokeswoman Ellen Bilbrey said they are getting ready for an influx of people who have had their camping plans upset.
October 01, 2013
Arizonans are driving fewer miles these days, and technology and ride-sharing programs are making it easier to get around without relying on a car.  A report released Tuesday by the Arizona Public Interest Research Group Education Fund said Arizonans have reduced their driving by more than 9 percent per person since 2006.
October 01, 2013
Arizona Game and Fish is offering up to $1,000 in reward money for information leading to an arrest in a javelina poaching incident over the weekend in the mountains west of Tucson. Spokesman Mark Hart said the animal was killed with a bow and arrow.
October 01, 2013
The Arizona Department of Transportation says recent improvements to the design of the servicearizona.com website should make it easier to skip a visit to the MVD for many common transactions. ADOT spokesman Harold Saunders said you will be able to get the answers you need without paying any more.
October 01, 2013
Maricopa County Sheriff’s deputies have arrested 20 more workers at a Phoenix janitorial business for identity theft. Sheriff Joe Arpaio said deputies conducted the raid at Proserve, the same company it raided in August, arresting four suspects for stealing IDs.
October 01, 2013
The federal government shutdown has furloughed employees, forced some agency websites to go dark, and delayed funding for social services. The standoff is likely to hurt needy Arizonans. Many of Arizona’s 42,000 federal employees are considered essential and will still be showing up to work -- people like members of the military and border agents.
October 01, 2013
The federal government is just hours away from potentially shutting down, and that means national parks could be closing too. Visitors to the Grand Canyon could be affected if the federal government shutdown occurs.
September 30, 2013
By Aaron GlantzThe Center for Investigative ReportingBefore dawn, a government van picked up paratrooper Jeffrey Waggoner for the five-hour drive to a Department of Veterans Affairs hospital in southern Oregon.
September 30, 2013
Maricopa County launched a new project that will change the cookie-cutter look of restaurants. It is aimed at getting new restaurants into unusual and old commercial spaces. Maricopa County will grant six month trial permits to new restaurants opening in buildings not designed for eateries.
September 30, 2013
An infestation of bed bugs forced the closure of parts of the Main Library at the University of Arizona for a time late last week. The first dead bug was noticed by a library employee, in the downstairs computer lab area last Wednesday, according to UA Facilities Management.
September 30, 2013

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