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DPS To Utilize Speed Laws To Crackdown On Texting While Driving
The Department of Public Safety said it is planning a crackdown on texting while driving, beginning after the first of the year.
Nov. 12, 2013
Giffords, Barber Lobby Congress To Pass Legislation Addressing Gun Crimes
Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords has sent every member of congress a letter, urging passage of laws to deal with gun crimes.
Nov. 12, 2013
Arizona On Track To End Chronic Homelessness Among Vets
The city of Phoenix is on the brink of earmarking a home for every chronically homeless veteran.
Nov. 12, 2013
Reservation Junk Food Tax
Junk food might soon be more expensive on the Navajo Nation. A proposed sales tax on certain snacks is headed to the Navajo Nation Council for consideration.
Nov. 11, 2013
Arizona Group Helps Veterans Year-Round
America is honoring its veterans with parades and services across the country on Monday, but an Arizona group is working to keep the honors going year-round.
Nov. 11, 2013
College Town Struggles To Keep Low Income Housing
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — In a growing college town like Flagstaff it’s often a struggle to find both low income housing and student housing.
Nov. 11, 2013
First Mandatory Maricopa County Sheriff
PHOENIX – Earlier this year, a federal judge determined the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office discriminated against Latino drivers during traffic stops. As a result of that finding, the sheriff's office now must comply with a sweeping court order mandating changes.
Nov. 11, 2013
Arpaio
PHOENIX – The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office will be hosting a community meeting on Saturday to discuss its crime sweep in the West Valley last month. This meeting is required by a federal judge as a result of a racial profiling lawsuit against Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
Nov. 11, 2013
New Report Argues Nation
The demands of the recession and historically high unemployment rates have pushed the nation’s unemployment systems to the limit, revealing an array of problems. A new report highlights a nationwide crisis, arguing the federal government bears much of the blame.
Nov. 11, 2013
Army Corps Of Engineers Finds Unexploded Bombs
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is removing some unexploded bombs and other weapons found at public wildlife area near Tucson. The site was once used as a practice range by army soldiers at Fort Huachuca.
Nov. 11, 2013
School Districts Cope
There were 30 Maricopa County school districts with funding measures on election night. Nearly half the districts had their bonds and overrides approved. The rest are coping with the reality that new funding will not ease their financial troubles.
Nov. 8, 2013
Statue Of Family Circus Creator Unveiled
A statue is being unveiled to remember the creator of the Family Circus comic strip on Friday. Bil Keane’s family is erecting his memorial exactly two years after his death.
Nov. 8, 2013
Government And Corporate Support Continues To Drop
Recent U.S. economic history has taught us that business bounces back to energetic levels and unemployment levels sink within about two years of a recession ending. If it seems like individuals are still waiting for that bounce, that inspiration at the end of a rough stretch, well so are nonprofits.
Nov. 8, 2013
Team Awesome Helps Phoenix Politicians
For years, politicians have wondered how to get young people engaged with the electoral process. Well, 23-year-old Antonio Valdovinos could help point the way.
Nov. 8, 2013
How Phoenix City Council Newcomers May Fare
Now that the campaigning is over, it is time to start thinking about governing for the two newcomers to the Phoenix City Council, Laura Pastor and Kate Gallego.
Nov. 8, 2013
Solana Plant Sparks Questions
If you ever wanted to see one of the world's largest solar plants, take a trip out to the Arizona desert. Solana has been up and running for about a month now, and there has been a lot of discussion recently about net metering.
Nov. 8, 2013
Did You Know: Japanese Friendship Garden
In the middle of a busy downtown Phoenix is a quiet place created for meditating. It is a garden filled with trees, fish and waterfalls. Sounds impossible, but it is true.
Nov. 8, 2013
New Standards Could Make Roadways Usable
If you have driven on Grand Avenue through the West Valley recently, you probably understand why planners are working on ideas to improve the roadway. A group of West Valley cities and other entities formed a group to look into changes around the corridor from Loop 303 in Surprise to Aletta Street between McDowell and Interstate-10 in Phoenix.
Nov. 8, 2013
Migrant Education Program Gives Farmworkers
For nearly a half-century, the federal migrant education program has been helping farmworkers' children catch up and keep up with their peers. We look at one program in the Imperial Valley.
Nov. 8, 2013
New Mexico Man Sues Over Forced Colonoscopy During Drug Search
A man in southern New Mexico has filed a federal lawsuit alleging that he was forced to undergo multiple body cavity searches because police thought he was hiding drugs.
Nov. 8, 2013

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