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Looking Back To Phoenixs History And The Rosson House
The current edition of Phoenix Magazine includes a look back to the city’s history when President Richard Nixon helped make it possible for Mayor John Driggs and Phoenix to buy the Rosson House, a legendary mansion built in 1895.
Oct. 3, 2013
Fire Crews Cut Down Trees In West Valley To Fight Brush Fire
Fire crews are battling a brush fire in the West Valley. Rural Metro Fire’s Colin Williams says firefighters are stamping out the blaze by cutting down salt cedar trees in the area. “Salt cedar has a high oil content so it burns very hot and very smoky,” Williams said.
Oct. 3, 2013
Government Shutdown Could Put Snag In Travel Plans
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.
Oct. 3, 2013
How Cultural Writers And Figures Have Shaped Phoenixs History
Some of us who have spent most of our lives in Phoenix can be a little sensitive, prickly even, when we are told the city’s history is, well, lacking. When a place grows so rapidly in a short period of a few decades, what does history even mean? Arizona State University professor of Spanish and women and gender studies David William Foster has written about how cultural figures and writers have shaped Phoenix.
Oct. 3, 2013
Some Arizona Cities Can Hire New Police Officers Under Federal Grant
Police departments around Arizona can hire new officers thanks to a grant from the U.S. Justice Department. It is the first time some cities are able to expand their police departments since the recession.
Sept. 26, 2013
Gov. Brewer Orders Common Core Get A New Name
It will no longer be called Common Core academic standards. Gov. Jan Brewer issued an executive order renaming the national uniform academic standard which measures students’ learning. It will now be called the "Arizona’s College and Career Ready Standards.
Sept. 26, 2013
Arizona Home Prices Growth Slows
The Standard &Poor's/Case-Shiller 20-city home price index reported Tuesday that Phoenix has posted 22 consecutive months of positive return. But the growth is slowing down. Phoenix was one of the seven metropolitan areas in the study with a lower annual growth rate.
Sept. 26, 2013
Arizona Home Sales Volume Decreases, Home Prices Increase
Arizona home prices were up again in August, according to the home data provider RealtyTrac.  It says median home prices were up 20-percent from a year ago, putting the state in the top five in the country for increasing prices.
Sept. 26, 2013
U.S. House Passes Bill To Sharply Increase National Forest Logging
The U.S. House of Representatives has given a green light to a bill that would sharply increase logging in the national forests. Supporters of the measure, like Republican co-sponsor Paul Gosar of Arizona, say it will create jobs in rural communities, especially in the West.
Sept. 26, 2013
Opening New Parks Like Peorias Pioneer Community Park
Opening new parks, especially ones the size of Pioneer Community Park, is a big deal according to Dave Richins. Richins is a member of the Mesa City Council and is the Sun Corridor Legacy program director at the Sonoran Institute.
Sept. 26, 2013
Court: State Cannot Prosecute Tribal Members For Failure to Register As Sex Offenders
The Arizona Court of Appeals ruled Monday that tribal members living on tribal land cannot be prosecuted by the state for failing to register as sex offenders. The judges said state law registration requirements cannot supersede what is required by federal law.
Sept. 26, 2013
Flagstaff Will Stop Arresting Panhandlers
Police officers in Flagstaff will no longer arrest transients who ask for handouts. The City Council agreed this week to settle a suit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona, who said the arrests were an unconstitutional infringement of free speech.
Sept. 26, 2013
ADOT Aims To Hire Veterans
The Arizona Department of Transportation is the second state agency to become involved with the United States Army in a program aimed at hiring veterans as they leave the military. It’s called the PAYS program.
Sept. 26, 2013
Closing Arguments Set For Co-Defendant in Buddhist Temple Murder Retrial
Closing arguments begin Monday in the retrial of a man accused of murdering nine people at Buddhist temple more than two decades ago. Johnathan Doody’s defense team rested its case last week without calling any witnesses.
Sept. 26, 2013
EPA Fines BIA For Drinking Water Violations
The Environmental Protection Agency and the Bureau of Indian Affairs have settled a civil action over violations of the Safe Drinking Water Act. The settlement includes a major fine for the BIA.The EPA’s Regional Administrator Jared Blumenfeld says access to clean, potable drinking water remains a critical issue for many tribal communities.
Sept. 26, 2013
Lawmakers Acted Illegally When Refusing To Adjust Public School Aid, Says Arizona Supreme Court
The Arizona Supreme Court has reaffirmed the right of state voters to make their own laws, and they are telling state lawmakers they acted illegally in refusing to adjust state aid to public schools for inflation.
Sept. 26, 2013

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