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Workplace Safety Agency Investigating Arizona Prison Sex Assault
Arizona's workplace safety agency has launched an investigation into the sexual assault of a female corrections officer by an inmate at the state prison in Yuma.
May 19, 2015
Air Force OKs Higher Cap On Visiting Aircrafts Use Of Davis-Monthan
The Air Force says it's going to implement a plan increasing a cap on the number of flights by aircraft visiting Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson.
May 19, 2015
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area Increasing Recreation Fees
Hikers, campers and boaters making their way to Glen Canyon can expect to pay a little more this summer.
May 19, 2015
Phoenix Mercurys Brittney Griner Accepts WNBA Suspension
Brittney Griner says she accepts the WNBA's seven-game suspension as a consequence of her actions.
May 19, 2015
UA Professor: Grief At End Of
Fans of the long-running AMC TV program Mad Men are mourning the end of the series after its Sunday finale. Research by a University of Arizona professor has found that the way a show ends can affect an audience’s loyalty for the series.
May 18, 2015
Transgender Guatemalan Woman Granted Asylum In US
Nicoll Hernandez-Polanco is in the process of receiving immigration permits and she “can’t wait to get a job” in Tucson after having received asylum from the U.S. government.
May 18, 2015
Arizona Cities Call For Overhaul Of Pension System
Arizona’s cities and towns are calling for a major overhaul of how the state funds its pension system for firefighters and policemen.
May 18, 2015
Hopi Ask For Help To Stop Paris Auction Of Sacred Items
A Paris auction house is planning another sale of Hopi sacred items on June 1. The Arizona tribe is demanding their return.
May 18, 2015
Increase In Wild Burros In Arizona Threaten Native Habitats
The Arizona Game and Fish says the increasing number of wild burros in the state is damaging native habitats. The agency wants the federal government to control them before the problems gets worse.
May 18, 2015
Gosar Opposes Merger Of Arizona, New Mexico BLM Offices
The Bureau of Land Management has proposed merging Arizona and New Mexico’s offices. It’s a move Arizona Congressman Paul Gosar and others are trying to stop.
May 18, 2015
New Mexicos First Mexican Gray Wolf Release Planned
Officials with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are planning to release a set of captive Mexican gray wolves in New Mexico this summer. This will be the agency’s first initial release to that state.
May 18, 2015
Plane That Crashed In Laughlin Was Headed For Goodyear
Firefighters doused a wildfire off a southern Nevada desert highway after a fiery fatal crash of a single-engine airplane bound from Laughlin-Bullhead International Airport to Phoenix Goodyear Airport.
May 18, 2015
Maricopa County Budget Will Go Up About 1 Percent In Fiscal 2016
The Maricopa County budget will be going up a little more than 1 percent for the 2016 Fiscal year. The County Board of Supervisors is scheduled to tentatively approve the new budget today.
May 18, 2015
Dr. Sirven: The Path To Medical School Has Changed
“Hey, Dr. Sirven, what was your major in college?” asked my young patient with her parents eagerly awaiting my reply.
May 18, 2015
Program Supports Young Farmers
There is a growing demand for locally grown food in New Mexico, but farmers here are getting older. The average age is 65. However, there are programs that aim to inspire and train up-and-coming young farmers.
May 18, 2015
Ducey: Arizona Agency Director Fired Over Planned Super Bowl Sting
Gov. Doug Ducey said the head of the state Department of Weights and Measures was fired for planning a Super Bowl sting operation to get ridesharing companies off the road.
May 18, 2015
Prescott Firefighters Rescue Man Stranded While Rappelling
A man rappelling off boulder formations in the Prescott area was rescued by firefighters after he ran out of rope on his way down.
May 18, 2015
Mohave County Questions Benefits Of Blind Vendor Program
Mohave County is questioning whether to keep using state-contracted vending businesses owned by blind people.
May 18, 2015
Town Of Jerome Wants To Ban Short-Term Vacation Rentals
The town of Jerome is known for a lot of things: a raucous past, ghosts, wine and historic homes. Many of those homes have been available as short term vacation rentals – until now. Officials recently told homeowners they’re in violation of Jerome’s planning and zoning regulations.
May 18, 2015
 Arizona Marine Killed In Nepal Crash Was Excited About Move
A U.S. Marine from Phoenix who died in a helicopter crash in earthquake-ravaged Nepal was looking forward to starting a new chapter in California, his mother said Sunday.
May 18, 2015

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