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Valley Metro Bus Operators Strike Leaves Thousands Of Passengers Stranded
Thousands of people in the southeast valley are looking for ways to get around town Thursday as a bus strike continues.  About 400 bus operators with the Valley Metro system stopped work after midnight Thursday.
Sept. 20, 2013
Speeding Down The Freeway
Paradise Valley’s police department was the first in the country to use cameras to determine whether you were driving too fast and deserved official punishment. You will see photo enforcement vans in a number of Valley communities, but the 101 Freeway in Scottsdale turned its cameras off after a pilot program.
Sept. 20, 2013
Etiquette Expert Discusses How Jan Brewer Should Greet President Obama
Arizona Governor Jan Brewer will welcome President Barack Obama at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport Tuesday. President Obama will be in town to speak at a Valley high school about home ownership.
Sept. 20, 2013
Corporate Bankruptcy Law And Rural/Metro Filing For Chapter 11
Scottsdale-based Rural/Metro announced this week that it was filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The company provides ambulance and firefighting services to nearly 700 communities in 21 states.
Sept. 20, 2013
Summer Nights: Hiking A Phoenix Landmark
This time of year the desert heat can be deadly, so hikers wait until dark before turning on their LED headlamps at the foot of Phoenix’s Piestewa Peak. Blair Cook and his sons, Dalton and Keegan, set out to hike Piestewa Peak in Central Phoenix.
Sept. 20, 2013
Perseid Meteor Shower Will Light Up Arizona Sky
Arizonans can look upon a shooting star this weekend. The Perseid meteor shower happens every August, and at its peak it is quite radiant. Brian Skiff is a research scientist with the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona Officially Recognizes Miniature Horses As Service Animals
It will not be long before people in Arizona can officially use miniature horses as service animals. Starting next month, a new state law goes into effect that allows the small horses to help the blind and people in wheelchairs the same way a dog would.
Sept. 20, 2013
U.S. Requests Rearrest Of Mexican Drug Lord
The United States has formally requested the rearrest of Mexican drug lord Raphael Caro Quintero.  He was unexpectedly freed from a Mexican prison last week. He had served 28 years for the 1985 kidnapping, torture and murder of Drug Enforcement Administration agent Enrique Camarena.
Sept. 20, 2013
The Future For Agricultural Water Use And Water Delivery In Arizona
Live in the Southwest for any amount of time, and you get used to very dry conditions, but the past dozen years have approached historic levels of drought. That has led the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation to reduce the water released from Colorado River system reservoirs.
Sept. 20, 2013
Gosar And Kirkpatrick Discuss The Future Of Superiors Copper Industry
Two members of Arizona’s Congressional delegation will be in Superior Tuesday night to discuss the future of the region’s copper industry. Republican Paul Gosar and Democrat Ann Kirkpatrick are pushing legislation to revive the Superior Mine project.
Sept. 20, 2013
Summer Nights: Golfing In The Dark
Our "Summer Nights" series continues on a golf course. Most golfers get up early this time of year to get a head start on the summer heat, but for some, golfing is most fun at night. Glowing golf balls help golfers see at night and make it a colorful experience.
Sept. 20, 2013
Yuma Charter High School Continues To Seek Community Support
Most of the Valley’s schools are now in session, but the planned opening of a charter high school in Yuma is on hold. The Yuma Sun said the Arizona Foundation for Social Justice is trying to secure the level of backing it believes is necessary to commit itself to the $8 million loan the group would use to build the school.
Sept. 20, 2013
Waring, DiCiccio Re-Elected, Other Races Go To Run-Off
Four Phoenix City Council seats were up for a vote in Tuesday's election, and there will be a runoff election for two of the seats. Incumbents Jim Waring and Sal DiCiccio secured re-election in Districts 2 and 6.
Sept. 20, 2013
Legal Same-Sex Marriages Now Recognized Under Tax Code
Legal same-sex marriages are now recognized under the federal tax code. The U.S. Department of the Treasury and Internal Revenue Service announced Thursday that tax returns for same-sex marriages will be classified as married.
Sept. 20, 2013
Tablets Could Replace Signature Books At Polling Places
One of those old voting day traditions could be disappearing in Maricopa County. Tablets will soon be replacing those clunky old signature books at your local polling place. By November 2014, the Maricopa County elections office plans to replace thousands of those rosters with electronic tablets.
Sept. 20, 2013
Flake Still Deciding On Whether To Support Syria Attack
Arizona's congressional delegation is split on supporting the president's call to authorize the use of force in Syria, though some say they're undecided. An Associated Press canvass shows five of the nine representatives are uncommitted, with three either against or leaning against military action.
Sept. 20, 2013
Heat Wave In September
This afternoon temperatures are going to peak at a sizzling 110 degrees for the second day in September.  National Weather Service Meteorologist Gary Woodall says the high pressure system over Colorado is driving up temperatures.
Sept. 20, 2013
Hollywood Provokes With New Drug War Shows
The War on Drugs makes for good drama. It has inspired Hollywood for years and lately a recent surge of TV shows like "Breaking Bad," "Weeds" and "The Bridge." These shows are trying to do something new however — showing the complexity of the conflict, with bad guys on both sides of the border.
Sept. 20, 2013
Echo Canyon Recreation Area On Schedule For Fall Opening
After months of renovation, two prime hiking trails in Phoenix will open in time for the hiking season. The city closed Echo Canyon at Camelback Mountain in January. The area was in need of modernization and of a new entrance.
Sept. 20, 2013
Update On Opposing Medicaid Expansion And Other Capitol Issues
A same sex marriage referendum is not going to be on the 2014 ballot, but what about other proposed measures including one that opposes Medicaid expansion in Arizona? Jim Small, editor of the Arizona Capitol Times, gives an update on that and other Capitol issues.
Sept. 20, 2013

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