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Former State Lawmaker Dies
Manuel ‘Lito’ Peña, was known as the ‘Godfather of Senate Dems,’
Oct. 15, 2013
New Contract Allows For Advertisement At Rest Stops
The next time you stop for a potty break on an Arizona highway, you could find parts of the rest area sponsored.
Oct. 15, 2013
Arizona Businesses See Gold
Arizona business leaders see opportunity as Mexico explores reforms to its energy and education infrastructure. Boosting international trade is the focus of a meeting Tuesday hosted by the Phoenix Committee on Foreign Relations.
Oct. 14, 2013
Crowd Gathers In Phoenix To Protest Deportations
About 250 people are gathered at the U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement office in Phoenix with a goal of stopping future deportations.
Oct. 14, 2013
Tucson Shopping Cart Ordinance
The president of Tucson’s Chamber of Commerce expects positive changes from a new city ordinance that fines companies for failing to pick up abandoned shopping carts within three days.
Oct. 14, 2013
Jack-O-Lanterns Attract Animals
Halloween is just around the corner, and Jack-o'-lanterns are appearing on porches, but they could bring an unwanted scare, especially if you live in Tucson.
Oct. 14, 2013
Violent Crime In Flagstaff Down
Violent crime is down in Flagstaff by 11 percent. That includes assault, robbery, rape and homicide.
Oct. 14, 2013
Bobcat Attacks Two
Yavapai County Health Officials want people to be cautious after a bobcat that attacked two people north of Prescott Valley tested positive for rabies.
Oct. 14, 2013
Grand Canyon Reopens
Grand Canyon National Park reopened this weekend after a deal to reverse one of many effects of the federal government’s partial shutdown.
Oct. 14, 2013
McCain Addresses Shutdown
The United States federal government remains partially shutdown as the country fast approaches the debt limit that allows the country to pay for its financial obligations. Arizona Senator John McCain spoke to CBS’s "Face the Nation" Sunday.
Oct. 14, 2013
Exemption To ACA Could Leave Many Native Americans Uninsured
Beginning Jan. 1, most Americans will be required to have health insurance or pay penalties under the Affordable Care Act. But Native Americans are one of just a few groups that won’t be fined if they don’t buy insurance. That exemption could mean status quo for a big part of Indian Country: high health disparities, and no access to care.
Oct. 14, 2013
East Valley Debris Fire Put Out
A debris fire that ignited on a county island in the East Valley last Wednesday has been put out.
Oct. 14, 2013
State Parks Crowded With Campers
Grand Canyon National Park reopened Saturday morning after being closed since Oct. 1. Many campers have turned to state parks instead.
Oct. 14, 2013
Arizona Medical Board Executive Director Fired
The executive director of the Arizona Medical Board was fired Saturday afternoon. The firing came after a report accused the director of not following state laws in licensing of doctors.
Oct. 14, 2013
Bill Bryson And The Summer Of 1927
You probably know a lot about the summer of 1927 without even knowing it. Some of the 20th Century’s most noteworthy people did their most noteworthy things that year: Charles Lindbergh made his Atlantic flight; Babe Ruth made his assault on the home run record; and the first true "talking picture" was filmed, among other things.
Oct. 12, 2013
Two Executions Move Ahead, Despite ACLUs Attempt To Stop Them
Two planned executions will proceed despite the efforts of the American Civil Liberties Union to prove the drug being used in their execution does not meet standards. Pentobarbital is among the three drugs used in an execution.
Oct. 12, 2013
Local Journalist Tries Her Hand At Childrens Books
Journalist Jana Bommersbach was an award-winning investigative reporter for the Phoenix New Times, a regular columnist for Phoenix Magazine and she wrote the authoritative story of one of Arizona’s crime legends in the book "The Trunk Murderess: Winnie Ruth Judd.
Oct. 12, 2013
Parts Of Arizona Hit Hard By Parks Shutdown, But Others Not So Much
The U.S. Interior Department says it will consider requests from states to use their own money to reopen some national parks that have been closed as part of the federal government shutdown.The Grand Canyon has gotten a lot of love since the federal government closed its doors -- and the gates to national parks.
Oct. 12, 2013
U of A To Renovate One Of Arizonas Oldest Public Buildings
The University of Arizona is renovating a landmark that the school calls its "front porch." "Old Main" is one of the Arizona's oldest public buildings. Old Main, the oldest building on the University of Arizona campus in Tucson, was originally built in 1891.
Oct. 12, 2013

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