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Grand Canyon University Move to Mesa Could Impact East Valley
Another university is headed to Mesa, but this time it is a home-grown school. Grand Canyon University is partnering with a developer to locate the school in a new development near Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport.
Jul. 31, 2013
Maricopa County Woman First To Die From West Nile This Year
An elderly woman with underlying health issues is the first person in Maricopa County to have died this year from the West Nile virus. Maricopa County Health Director Bob England said the woman's death is a sad reminder of the seriousness of West Nile virus.
Jul. 31, 2013
Law Increasing Private Contribution Limits Argued In Court
Supporters of public campaign finance are asking a Maricopa County Superior Court judge to block the higher contribution limits in a new state law from taking effect, while their legality is argued in court.
Jul. 31, 2013
Arizona Game and Fish Fights Tortoise Overpopulation By Adopting Them Out
Backyard desert tortoise breeding has lead to overpopulation in captivity. So much so that, Cristina Jones, the turtle program coordinator for the Arizona Game and Fish Department, said  there are not enough homes for all of them.
Jul. 31, 2013
DPS Officer, Wife Face Up To 23 Years In Prison
A DPS officer and his wife face multiple years in prison after being convicted by a Santa Cruz County jury on conspiracy, money laundering and theft charges. Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne says Horacio and Carmen Lomelil were found guilty of taking checks from her employer, Nogales-based Sierra Seed, and depositing the money in their personal checking account, over a five year period.
Jul. 31, 2013
Appellate Panel Decides Man Should Not Have to Arbitrate His Claims Against A Nursing Home
A new ruling from the Arizona Court of Appeals could help some people avoid forced arbitration of disputes. The agreement to use arbitration is many times part of the small type on your cell phone plan or banking statement.
Jul. 31, 2013
Investigation Continues In Bus Driver?s Responsibility For Rescue Efforts
The Mohave County Sheriff's Office says it'll take several more days to decide whether a tour bus driver will be charged for trying to cross a flooded wash, Sunday, near Dolan Springs. Spokeswoman Trish Carter says the driver may be responsible for rescue efforts if it's found he ignored barriers or warning signs to cross the flooded area, but that it'll be up to the county attorney's office in the end.
Jul. 31, 2013
Large Construction Project In Tempe To Get Underway
Wednesday morning, business and community leaders are set to kick off a major development along the Tempe Town Lake. The 2 million square foot project’s being hailed as the largest office deal in state history.
Jul. 31, 2013
Grand Canyon University Announces New Mesa Campus
The City of Mesa has landed its sixth university in the last two years. Grand Canyon University announced Tuesday that its new East Valley campus would be built in Mesa. The new East Valley campus of GCU will be built in Mesa.
Jul. 31, 2013
Police Arrest Vandal For Tagging Saguaros
A teenager has been arrested for vandalizing 16 saguaros and spraying dozens of other tags at Saguaro National Park east of Tucson. The black spray paint was discovered along a 3-mile stretch of the Douglas Spring Trail in May.
Jul. 30, 2013
Havasupai Reservation To Receive Emergency Water After Monsoon Showers
Recent monsoon rain showers have cut off the water supply on the Havasupai reservation. In response, St. Mary’s Food Bank will start shipping water to the Grand Canyon Wednesday morning. St. Mary’s said it is sending 30,000 bottles of water to the Havasupai Nation because torrential rain and flooding have damaged the area’s electrical supply.
Jul. 30, 2013
Valley Metro Bus Drivers Could Strike
Valley bus drivers and the Valley Metro System management team continue labor negotiations through Wednesday.The two groups have been in talks this entire month. The temporary contract bus drivers have been working with expires Wednesday.
Jul. 30, 2013
Interior Secretary Signs Water Rights Deal
U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell has signed the last of four American Indian water rights settlements approved by President Obama in 2010. The deal signed Tuesday will fund a water delivery system for the White Mountain Apache Tribe in eastern Arizona.
Jul. 30, 2013
Land In Arizona And New Mexico May Be Given To Endangered Jaguars
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is holding a meeting in Sierra Vista Tuesday to listen to comments from the public on a proposal to set aside more than 1,300 square miles in Arizona and New Mexico for the endangered jaguar, but the Arizona Game and Fish Department does not agree.
Jul. 30, 2013
Flagstaff Setting Records For Rainfall In July
Flagstaff is closing in on a record rainfall for July. It is just 0.02 inches of rain away from tying the wettest July on record. The current mark for precipitation was set in 1919, with 7.58 inches of rainfall.
Jul. 30, 2013
Chemicals That Disrupt Hormones May Cause Obesity
It is common knowledge that eating health and exercising can help you maintain a good weight, but many are unaware that chemicals in the products we buy and use can be a factor. Kathleen Schuler of the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy said an emerging body of science links increased risk of obesity to chemicals that disrupt hormones, especially during prenatal life and in childhood.
Jul. 30, 2013
First Responders Amazed With Tour Bus Accident
First responders from several agencies in northern Arizona said they were amazed nobody was injured when a tour bus entered a flooded wash near Dolan Springs and was swept about 300 yards downstream where it flipped onto its side.
Jul. 30, 2013
Tanque Verde Falls Cliff Jumper Dies
A man who died after striking his head as he jumped off a cliff near Tanque Verde Falls near Tucson has been identified as 29-year-old Richard Baker. Witnesses said the man never surfaced after the jump and was pulled from the water by his friends.
Jul. 30, 2013
Toll Road Opponents Launch Petition Drive
Toll road opponents launched a petition drive Monday to prevent what they say would be motorists paying twice to drive on the same highway. Al Tracy said building new toll roads is one thing, but converting high occupancy vehicle lanes into toll lanes on Valley highways is another.
Jul. 30, 2013

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