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Navajo Nation To Hold Special Election Next Summer
The Navajo Nation will hold a special election for the tribal presidency next summer. The move comes after the Nov. 4 general election was postponed.
Jan. 1, 2015
NYE Shots-Fired Calls Down
Shannon’s Law, named for 14-year-old Shannon Smith who was killed by a stray bullet, makes it a felony to shoot a gun in the air. Despite the stiff penalty, celebratory gunfire is still a problem. But the number of incidents over New Year’s Eve was down.
Jan. 1, 2015
Heavy Snow Falls In Cottonwood And Sedona
A major winter storm swept through much of the state Wednesday, dumping plenty of snow across Arizona. While it wasn’t unusual for places like Flagstaff to get as much snow as it did, snow fell in places that typically don’t see that much white stuff.
Jan. 1, 2015
Annual Rainfall Totals In Phoenix Area Normal
2014 started out pretty dry across the state. That is, until the monsoon season kicked in. But several rain events, including September’s rainstorm which flooded one Valley freeway and several neighborhoods, helped make up for some of the shortfalls.
Jan. 1, 2015
Arizona Minimum Wage Increases With New Year
The minimum wage increases slightly in Arizona to $8.05 an hour starting in the New Year. Some workers will be receiving an additional 15 cents an hour.
Jan. 1, 2015
AAA Anticipates Low Gas Prices Through 2015
2014 has been a great year as far as gas prices are concerned. So as we roll into 2015, will the low prices continue on?
Jan. 1, 2015
With Low Fuel Prices, Airlines May Pass On Savings To Passengers in 2015
Gas prices are expected to continue to fall in 2015, which could mean airlines might start lowering fares.
Jan. 1, 2015
People With PTSD Eligible For Medical Marijuana Card In 2015
People with post-traumatic stress disorder are eligible for a medical marijuana card in Arizona starting Jan. 1, but the Arizona Department of Health isn’t expecting a big increase in applicants.
Jan. 1, 2015
Arizona Looks Ahead To News Stories Of 2015
Arizona says goodbye to 2014 with some sentimentality, but we can look forward to a few evolving news stories in the New Year. 2015 will bring some significant changes to the state.
Dec. 31, 2014
Brooklyn Nine-Nine
If you've watched the award-winning Fox sitcom Brooklyn Nine-Nine, then you know comedian and actress Chelsea Peretti. Along with her acting, Peretti has been a writer for Parks and Recreation.
Dec. 31, 2014
Year In Review And A Look Ahead With Karina Bland, Chip Scutari
Arizona Republic columnist Karina Bland and Chip Scutari of Scutari and Cieslak Public Relations review 2014 in Arizona and look ahead to 2015.
Dec. 31, 2014
Jenny Mollen Wants You To Follow Her On Twitter
Mollen is the author of “I Like You Just The Way I Am.” It’s a very open - some might say graphic — account of her life, her marriage to actor Jason Biggs and growing up in Phoenix.
Dec. 31, 2014
New DHS Enforcement Priorities Lead To Release Of 200 From Immigration Custody In Arizona
Nationwide, 618 people had been released as of Dec. 27 after their cases were reviewed, according to Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Among those who remain a priority for deportation are serious criminal offenders and others who pose a significant threat to public safety.
Dec. 31, 2014
Arizona Artist Celebrated In
One of the most famous artists in Arizona history is highly regarded, naturally, for his art. But he is widely known more because of his talent for and commitment to marketing his work.
Dec. 31, 2014
ADOT Says Winter Storm Impacting Many Arizona Roads
Snow and ice on roadways is keeping the Arizona Department of Transportation busy today. The agency says it has more than 200 plows clearing the roads.
Dec. 31, 2014
Parts Of Valley May See Snow
Snow is falling in northern Arizona and there’s the possibility that parts of the Valley might see a smattering of snow. Ken Waters is with the National Weather Service.
Dec. 31, 2014
State Lawmaker Seeks To Legalize Recreational Marijuana
He admits it's a political longshot, but state Rep. Mark Cardenas, D-Phoenix hopes to convince colleagues this coming session to legalize marijuana for recreational use.
Dec. 31, 2014
Disqualified Candidate In Navajo Presidential Race Appeals
Attorneys for Chris Deschene argue the disqualification is void because it was issued by former Chief Hearing Officer Richie Nez, who was removed from the post after it was discovered he did not meet qualifications.
Dec. 31, 2014
Phoenix Transit Union Rejects Contract, Negotiations To Resume Next Week
Members of a Phoenix transit union voted against a new contract proposed by bus service provider First Transit Tuesday night. Negotiations involve the drivers of 14 Phoenix bus routes.
Dec. 31, 2014
Regulations Change For Arizona Counseling Facilities
When it comes to regulating behavioral health, Arizona is moving away from a one-size-fits-all approach.
Dec. 31, 2014

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