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NAU May Ban Tobacco Products On Campus
Northern Arizona University wants to ban tobacco products on campus. A survey showed students were concerned about second-hand smoke.
Oct. 10, 2014
Arizona Gas Prices Continue To Decline
Gas prices continue to decline in Arizona. They’re down more than four cents a gallon over the last week, according to AAA Arizona.
Oct. 10, 2014
State Prison In Tucson Locked Down After Fight
The Winchester Unit of the state prison in Tucson was locked down Thursday morning after a fight Wednesday night that left two inmates and an officer injured.
Oct. 10, 2014
Obama: Opposition To Immigration Overhaul Could Destroy GOP
Speaking to a group of young entrepreneurs in Santa Monica, California, the president said the party risks losing support from an entire generation of immigrants.
Oct. 10, 2014
Mexican Gray Wolves Proposal Draws Fierce Opposition
A new federal proposal over the handling of Mexican gray wolves is drawing fierce opposition from Arizona’s Game and Fish Commission. The commission recently sent a letter to ranchers and sportsmen in Arizona and New Mexico.
Oct. 10, 2014
Methane Gas Hot Spot Found Over Four Corners Area
A surprising hot spot of methane gas has been spotted over part of the Four Corners area of New Mexico, Colorado, Arizona and Utah. The concentration was spotted from satellites.
Oct. 9, 2014
SolarCity Enters Lending Business As New Tax On Leased Solar Looms
SolarCity's new loan program allows more customers to own solar and take advantage of an Arizona tax break that's expected to go away for leased solar next year.
Oct. 9, 2014
Record Number Of Children In Foster Care
Record numbers of children are under court supervision. More and more kids are in shelters and foster care since 2010.
Oct. 9, 2014
Early Voting Ballots Mailed For November Election
Early ballots started going in the mail Thursday ahead of the Nov. 4 election. Voters on the permanent early voting list and those who requested early ballots will be able to cast their votes in the next month.
Oct. 9, 2014
Navajo Presidential Candidate To Appeal Language Decision Against Him
A Navajo presidential candidate said he will appeal a case challenging his ability to speak Navajo fluently. A tribal hearing officer ruled against him Thursday.
Oct. 9, 2014
Heavy Rain Creates Flooding In Apache Junction
Up to two inches of rain fell in Apache Junction Thursday morning. The heavy rains led to flooding and road closures in some parts.
Oct. 9, 2014
Feds Grant Arizona Waiver From No Child Left Behind
The U.S. Education Department has given Arizona a waiver from some provisions of the federal No Child Left Behind Act.
Oct. 9, 2014
Convictions Upheld For Former Arizona Congressman
A federal appeals court has upheld the public corruption and money laundering convictions of former Republican Arizona Congressman Rick Renzi.
Oct. 9, 2014
Juárez Begins Shuttle Service Hoping to Attract Tourists
Tourists abandoned the Mexican border city of Juárez in droves when a vicious drug war erupted in its streets beginning five years ago. Now the city wants to win them back with the help of a new shuttle service that will chauffeur visitors from the American side of the border into Mexico.
Oct. 9, 2014
Arizona Medical Board Reverses Decision To Stop Issuing Physician Licenses
The board stopped issuing new licenses for doctors last month after running into issues with a new state law, but reversed its decision on Wednesday.
Oct. 8, 2014
US Airports Try To Stop Spread Of Ebola
Five U.S. airports are adding new layers of screenings for passengers to try to keep Ebola from entering this country, but national and state health officials caution this only a part of combating the deadly disease.
Oct. 8, 2014
 Lawyer Arrested At SB1070 Protest Looks To Continue Lawsuit Against Maricopa County
An attorney who came to Phoenix to protect the civil rights of protesters says she herself was unfairly arrested by Maricopa County Sheriff’s deputies during SB 1070 protests in 2010.
Oct. 8, 2014
U.S. Army Awards $80M In Helicopter Contracts To Mesa Company
The U.S. Army has awarded $80 million in helicopter contracts to the owner of a Mesa company, even as the Justice Department investigates whether she played by the rules to win earlier military contracts.
Oct. 8, 2014
Arizona High Schools Garner Top Ranks In PSAT Participation Rates
A new report released by the College Board shows that about 35 percent of Hispanic sophomore high school students took the preliminary SAT in Arizona during the 2013-14 school year. That’s the highest rate of Hispanic student participation nationwide from that grade level.
Oct. 8, 2014
Mohave County Bans E-Cigarettes In Public Buildings
Tempe did it. The town of Gilbert was considering it. Now, in northwestern Arizona, Mohave County has done it. The Board of Supervisors there voted to ban the use of e-cigarettes in public buildings. But not everyone thinks it’s a good idea.
Oct. 8, 2014

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