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Many High School Students Are Not Prepared For Their Next Year Of Studies
SAT scores came out Thursday, and the results were pretty bleak. The College Board, which sponsors the SAT, said that about 60 percent of college-bound high school kids who have taken the test this year are not ready for the next level of studies.
Oct. 3, 2013
Arizonans Reduced Driving By 9 Percent Per Person
Arizonans are driving fewer miles these days, and technology and ride-sharing programs are making it easier to get around without relying on a car.  A report released Tuesday by the Arizona Public Interest Research Group Education Fund said Arizonans have reduced their driving by more than 9 percent per person since 2006.
Oct. 3, 2013
Board To Oversee The Distribution Of Property In Warren Jeffs Sect
A Utah judge will have two dozen candidates to pick from as she names a board to redistribute property in a polygamous Arizona town. The judge is preparing to name five to seven people for a board that will oversee the redistribution of homes and property in Warren Jeffs' polygamous sect on the Utah-Arizona border.
Oct. 3, 2013
Globes Last Picture Show
GLOBE, Ariz. — Carloads of moviegoers rolled into the Apache Drive In – just as they have been for generations. The theater opened in 1954, and in this location 20 years later. But the crowd didn’t come for some recent Hollywood release.
Oct. 3, 2013
State Parks Prepare For Influx Of Visitors
With the national parks shutting down Tuesday, Arizona’s state parks are preparing to pick up the slack. Spokeswoman Ellen Bilbrey said they are getting ready for an influx of people who have had their camping plans upset.
Oct. 3, 2013
Looking Back To Phoenixs History And The Rosson House
The current edition of Phoenix Magazine includes a look back to the city’s history when President Richard Nixon helped make it possible for Mayor John Driggs and Phoenix to buy the Rosson House, a legendary mansion built in 1895.
Oct. 3, 2013
Fire Crews Cut Down Trees In West Valley To Fight Brush Fire
Fire crews are battling a brush fire in the West Valley. Rural Metro Fire’s Colin Williams says firefighters are stamping out the blaze by cutting down salt cedar trees in the area. “Salt cedar has a high oil content so it burns very hot and very smoky,” Williams said.
Oct. 3, 2013
Government Shutdown Could Put Snag In Travel Plans
While the federal government is shutdown, AAA warns travelers will have to wait longer for a passport or change their plans entirely. AAA’s Stephanie Dembowski said the shutdown will definitely snag travel in and out of the country.
Oct. 3, 2013
How Cultural Writers And Figures Have Shaped Phoenixs History
Some of us who have spent most of our lives in Phoenix can be a little sensitive, prickly even, when we are told the city’s history is, well, lacking. When a place grows so rapidly in a short period of a few decades, what does history even mean? Arizona State University professor of Spanish and women and gender studies David William Foster has written about how cultural figures and writers have shaped Phoenix.
Oct. 3, 2013
Some Arizona Cities Can Hire New Police Officers Under Federal Grant
Police departments around Arizona can hire new officers thanks to a grant from the U.S. Justice Department. It is the first time some cities are able to expand their police departments since the recession.
Sept. 26, 2013
Gov. Brewer Orders Common Core Get A New Name
It will no longer be called Common Core academic standards. Gov. Jan Brewer issued an executive order renaming the national uniform academic standard which measures students’ learning. It will now be called the "Arizona’s College and Career Ready Standards.
Sept. 26, 2013
Arizona Home Prices Growth Slows
The Standard &Poor's/Case-Shiller 20-city home price index reported Tuesday that Phoenix has posted 22 consecutive months of positive return. But the growth is slowing down. Phoenix was one of the seven metropolitan areas in the study with a lower annual growth rate.
Sept. 26, 2013
Arizona Home Sales Volume Decreases, Home Prices Increase
Arizona home prices were up again in August, according to the home data provider RealtyTrac.  It says median home prices were up 20-percent from a year ago, putting the state in the top five in the country for increasing prices.
Sept. 26, 2013
U.S. House Passes Bill To Sharply Increase National Forest Logging
The U.S. House of Representatives has given a green light to a bill that would sharply increase logging in the national forests. Supporters of the measure, like Republican co-sponsor Paul Gosar of Arizona, say it will create jobs in rural communities, especially in the West.
Sept. 26, 2013
Opening New Parks Like Peorias Pioneer Community Park
Opening new parks, especially ones the size of Pioneer Community Park, is a big deal according to Dave Richins. Richins is a member of the Mesa City Council and is the Sun Corridor Legacy program director at the Sonoran Institute.
Sept. 26, 2013

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