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Fees May Go Up
Fees may soon be going up at regional parks across Maricopa County, the first increases in four years.
Nov. 12, 2013
Consumer Confidence Down In Arizona
A new poll shows consumer confidence in Arizona dropped last month, after two straight quarters of increases.
Nov. 12, 2013
 Hidden In The Suburbs: America
Poverty in the United States is no longer relegated to the ghettos and barrios of the inner cities. Today, more poor people can be found living in the suburbs than the cities.
Nov. 12, 2013
Deal Reached In Airline Merger
Tempe-based US Airways appears headed to a merger with bankrupt American Airlines. In a preliminary deal with the feds and several states, the new airline will give up space at seven major airports, and it will keep hubs in Phoenix, Dallas-Fort Worth and other cities.
Nov. 12, 2013
Arizona High School Football Player Dies From Brain Injury
An Arizona high school football player has died from injuries suffered in a Saturday playoff game.
Nov. 12, 2013
Car and Truck Sales Up 16 Percent, General Merchandise Sales Down
New figures from the Arizona Department of Revenue show monthly retail sales continue to increase but only in targeted economic sectors.
Nov. 12, 2013
DPS To Utilize Speed Laws To Crackdown On Texting While Driving
The Department of Public Safety said it is planning a crackdown on texting while driving, beginning after the first of the year.
Nov. 12, 2013
Giffords, Barber Lobby Congress To Pass Legislation Addressing Gun Crimes
Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords has sent every member of congress a letter, urging passage of laws to deal with gun crimes.
Nov. 12, 2013
Arizona On Track To End Chronic Homelessness Among Vets
The city of Phoenix is on the brink of earmarking a home for every chronically homeless veteran.
Nov. 12, 2013
Tesla Can
If you want to test drive a Tesla you will either have to go out of state, find a friend who will let you drive their high-end electric vehicle, or wait until the next manufacturer test drive in Arizona.
Nov. 12, 2013
Reservation Junk Food Tax
Junk food might soon be more expensive on the Navajo Nation. A proposed sales tax on certain snacks is headed to the Navajo Nation Council for consideration.
Nov. 11, 2013
Arizona Group Helps Veterans Year-Round
America is honoring its veterans with parades and services across the country on Monday, but an Arizona group is working to keep the honors going year-round.
Nov. 11, 2013
College Town Struggles To Keep Low Income Housing
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — In a growing college town like Flagstaff it’s often a struggle to find both low income housing and student housing.
Nov. 11, 2013
First Mandatory Maricopa County Sheriff
PHOENIX – Earlier this year, a federal judge determined the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office discriminated against Latino drivers during traffic stops. As a result of that finding, the sheriff's office now must comply with a sweeping court order mandating changes.
Nov. 11, 2013
Arpaio
PHOENIX – The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office will be hosting a community meeting on Saturday to discuss its crime sweep in the West Valley last month. This meeting is required by a federal judge as a result of a racial profiling lawsuit against Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
Nov. 11, 2013
New Report Argues Nation
The demands of the recession and historically high unemployment rates have pushed the nation’s unemployment systems to the limit, revealing an array of problems. A new report highlights a nationwide crisis, arguing the federal government bears much of the blame.
Nov. 11, 2013
School Districts Cope
There were 30 Maricopa County school districts with funding measures on election night. Nearly half the districts had their bonds and overrides approved. The rest are coping with the reality that new funding will not ease their financial troubles.
Nov. 8, 2013
Army Corps Of Engineers Finds Unexploded Bombs
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is removing some unexploded bombs and other weapons found at public wildlife area near Tucson. The site was once used as a practice range by army soldiers at Fort Huachuca.
Nov. 8, 2013
Government And Corporate Support Continues To Drop
Recent U.S. economic history has taught us that business bounces back to energetic levels and unemployment levels sink within about two years of a recession ending. If it seems like individuals are still waiting for that bounce, that inspiration at the end of a rough stretch, well so are nonprofits.
Nov. 8, 2013
Team Awesome Helps Phoenix Politicians
For years, politicians have wondered how to get young people engaged with the electoral process. Well, 23-year-old Antonio Valdovinos could help point the way.
Nov. 8, 2013

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