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Mohave County Considers Hike In Property Tax
Mohave is the latest county to consider raising taxes this yea, and some county officials are blaming the state budget for the increase.
July 2, 2015
Scottsdale Fire Department Collects Old American Flags For Proper Disposal
Proudly flying the American flag on the fourth of July has been a common sight. But when those flags wear out and tear, they are supposed to be disposed of.
July 2, 2015
Williams Search For Groundwater Complicated By Geology
The unique hydrology beneath the city of Williams makes their search for groundwater difficult. But other towns on the Colorado Plateau may have to learn from their experience.
July 2, 2015
Phoenix Creates Shade On Roosevelt Row With Giant Planters
Roosevelt Row is experiencing a Renaissance. Restaurants, art galleries and condos dot this stretch of downtown Phoenix. Part of the City of Phoenix’s effort to further improve this hipster-friendly corridor involves creating shade, a very precious commodity.
July 2, 2015
Mirrors For World’s Biggest Space Telescope Being Built In Tucson
Astronomers expect the Giant Magellan Telescope will see 10 times better than the Hubble Space Telescope, which is marking its 25th year in Earth orbit.
July 2, 2015
Arizona Department Of Child Safety To Begin Releasing More Information On Child Deaths
The Arizona Department of Child Safety will be making more information public on cases of child abuse that result in fatality. The agency’s expanded disclosure requirements go into effect Friday.
July 2, 2015
Desert Animals Get Out — And Get Busy — During Arizona Monsoon Season
Arizona’s tropical-like weather promotes a flurry of mating activity for birds, centipedes, plants, tarantulas, toads and other animals.
July 2, 2015
Arizona Attorney General Appeals In-State Tuition For DREAMers
Attorney General Mark Brnovich is appealing a court decision that allows young immigrants who qualify for an Obama administration program to pay the in-state tuition rate at the Maricopa Community Colleges.
July 1, 2015
Be Nice On Phoenix-Area Hiking Trails This Holiday Weekend
Hiking at one of Phoenix’s many mountain preserves can often be an exercise in the art of patience. But the city of Phoenix is making an effort to get hikers to play nice.
July 1, 2015
Journalist Paul Rubin To Feature Prosecuter Juan Martinez In Latest Issue Of Phoenix Magazine
The recent Jodi Arias murder trial received a lot of national attention, which also led to the case’s prosecutor Juan Martinez being in the spotlight.
July 1, 2015
After Same-Sex Marriage Ruling, Discrimination Still Prominent For LGBT Community
LGBT activists say same-sex marriage doesn’t even come close to erasing other discrimination that exists — including employment and housing.
July 1, 2015
How Will The Supreme Courts Redistricting Decision Affect Congressional Races?
We talked with Colleen Coyle Mathis, chair of the commission, and NAU political scientist Fred Solop.
July 1, 2015
How Will Recent Supreme Court Decisions And Presidential Race Affect Civil Discourse?
We talked with Dr. Carolyn Lukensmeyer, executive director of the National Institute for Civil Discourse.
July 1, 2015
Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik Talks About Retiring After Decades In Law Enforcement
Clarence Dupnik has been sheriff of Pima County since 1980, but he’ll be retiring at the end of this month.
July 1, 2015
Tonto National Forest Will Lift Its Fire Restrctions
Tonto National Forest will lift its fire restrictions Thursday morning. This comes than a month after the restrictions were first implemented.
July 1, 2015
County Denied New Hearing Over Decision In Sheriff Arpaio Profiling Case
A federal appeals court has denied Maricopa County's request for another hearing over its decision to make the county a party in Sheriff Joe Arpaio's racial profiling case.
July 1, 2015
Homeland Security Advises Public To Remain Vigilant For Fourth Of July
Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said his department is encouraging law enforcement "to be vigilant and prepared" ahead of the July 4th holiday in the U.S. following attacks in France, Tunisia and Kuwait.
July 1, 2015
Matt Salmon Stands With Sheriff Joe Arpaio To Announce Immigration Enforcement Bill
Arizona Congressman Matt Salmon is proposing stricter rules that would prevent unauthorized immigrants accused of crimes to be released from custody while awaiting deportation proceedings.
June 30, 2015
Arizona Parks Department Secures Land For Granite Mountain Hotshots Memorial
Two years ago, the Yarnell Hill Fire killed 19 firefighters, making it the deadliest blaze in state history.
June 30, 2015
Independent Audit Highlights Problems At Arizona Department Of Child Safety
A new report released Tuesday shows Arizona’s child welfare agency still needs to develop processes to get a handle on a growing number of cases. The Department of Child Safety was created last year after the previous agency failed to investigate more than 6500 cases of child abuse and neglect.
June 30, 2015

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