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Tempe Launches New Storefront Improvement Program
Businesses along Apache Boulevard in Tempe could be getting a facelift. The City of Tempe recently launched a new Storefront Improvement Program. Tempe spokeswoman Nikki Ripley said the city will match a business owner up to $100,000 through federal funds for exterior improvements like windows, lighting and paint jobs.
Sept. 20, 2013
Maricopa County Property Tax Rate Remains The Same
Maricopa County homeowners will see a bit of a break on their property taxes. The Board of Supervisors voted unanimously yesterday to keep the tax rate the same, despite increasing property values.
Sept. 20, 2013
Opening Arguments Underway In Retrial Of Man Accused In Buddhist Temple Murders
A man accused of killing nine people at a Phoenix-area Buddhist temple is back in court 22 years after the crime.  Johnthan Doody was granted a new trial after an appeals court ruled investigators did not fully advise him of his rights during questioning.
Sept. 20, 2013
Phoenix Residents Can Cast Ballot Starting Monday
Tuesday is election day in Phoenix, and voters will decide on four council seats. Voters do not have to wait until Tuesday. On Monday and Tuesday the city will have 18 voting centers open in Districts 2, 4, 6 and 8 where city council seats are up for election.
Sept. 20, 2013
Napolitano Says Farewell To Homeland Security
Former Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano, gave her farewell speech as Homeland Security Secretary today, praising the department's response to critical issues during her tenure. But, she ended her address by giving advice to her successor, saying that security problems will continue, “Many things still need tending and my successor will most certainly have a full plate on his or her hands,” Napolitano said.
Sept. 20, 2013
Affordable Care Act Keeps Young Adults Insured, May Affect Privacy
Millions of Americans are getting health insurance because of the Affordable Care Act. One of the big groups to benefit from the law is adults under the age of 26 who can stay on their parents' policy, but just because you are covered does not mean you want mom and dad to know about that nagging rash.
Sept. 20, 2013
Recruiting Enough Doctors To Treat New Patients In Arizona
One of those challenges in Arizona is finding enough doctors to treat all of the new patients. The Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association said to fill in the gap for just primary care, the state would need more than 300 new docs.
Sept. 20, 2013
Inmates Execution Set For October
An execution date of Oct. 9 has been set for convicted murderer Edward Schad. The date was set by the Arizona Supreme Court after an appeal earlier this year delayed the 71-year-old inmate's death. He was scheduled to die in March.
Sept. 20, 2013
Marana Says Medical Pot Can Only Be Grown At Dispensaries
The town of Marana has said no to medical marijuana farms, unless they are located in a legal dispensary. The town council voted unanimously to ban off-site pot growing. The council echoed what the planning commission and police chief had already said, off-site pot growing could be bad for Marana’s future.
Sept. 20, 2013
Nationwide Immigration Mass Hopes to Sway Congress
In response to a call from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, dioceses across the country will hold Mass with an immigration theme this coming Sunday.
Sept. 20, 2013
Obama Needs To Make A Strong Case For US Military Action, According To McCain
Sen. John McCain said President Obama needs to make a strong case for U.S. military action against Syria when he addresses America Tuesday night.  The senator believes there is a U.S. interest in the conflict.
Sept. 20, 2013
Tucson Padres Could Stay Next Season If El Paso Stadium Isnt Ready
There’s a chance the Tucson Padres minor league baseball team could play another season in the city.  The Padres signed an agreement that allows them to stay in Tucson next year if the franchise's new stadium in El Paso isn’t ready to open on time.
Sept. 20, 2013
Gas Prices Up, But Likely To Fall Again
It'll cost you a little more to fill up your gas tank this weekend. AAA Arizona says gas prices have gone up about a penny on average to $3.40 a gallon statewide. But, spokeswoman Michelle Donatti says prices will likely go down some in the weeks ahead as demand drops off.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona Senate Holds Hearing To Discuss Capital Punishment
The Arizona state Senate hosted a mock hearing Friday to discuss the death penalty. Arizona state Senate's mock hearing on Friday. (Photo by Alexandra Olgin-KJZZ) Religious, legal and academic experts debated the pros and cons of capital punishment.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona Supreme Court Upholds Aubuchon Disbarment
The Arizona Supreme Court has upheld the disbarment of a former Maricopa County prosecutor. Last year, a disciplinary panel of the Arizona Bar took Lisa Aubuchon’s law license away – the complaints against the former Deputy County Attorney stemmed mainly from lawsuits filed against public officials and judges.
Sept. 20, 2013
Tierney Sutton talks about her new trio [Interview Archives]
(Tempe, AZ) Tierney Sutton talks with Blaise Lantana about the formation of her new trio featuring jazz flutist Hubert Laws, and guitarist Larry Koonse. This interview is from 2011.
Sept. 20, 2013
AHCCCS Enrollment Freeze Begins Friday
Due to a postponement the AHCCCS enrollment freeze will begin Friday. Here and Now host Steve Goldstein talks to two experts about which residents will be effected and what they can expect.Golstein talks to Ellen Katz of the William E.
Sept. 20, 2013
Wallow Fire Aftermath
Here and Now's Steve Goldstein talks to two experts about flooding concerns and the aftermath of the largest wildfire in Arizona's history, as well as the volatile relationship between humans and fire.
Sept. 20, 2013
AZ StoryCorps: Raising Robert
Jacqueline LaPat talks to her daughter Lori LaPat Polasko and granddaughter Alexandrea Polasko about raising her son Robert, the challenges they faced with his Asperger's syndrome and a special moment that still fills her heart with joy.
Sept. 20, 2013
Thoughts on Overalls
April 29, 2005 -- Most of us give a lot of thought to what our kids wear. Commentator Amy Silverman considers a special set of circumstances with regards to her daughter Sophie's clothes.
Sept. 20, 2013

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