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ACLU calls for monitoring MCSO after racial profiling decision
Last Friday a federal judge ruled the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office engaged in racial profiling against Latinos. The court ordered the sheriff’s department stop those practices. Attorneys for the plaintiffs indicate they will ask the court to appoint a monitor to make sure the sheriff’s office complies.
Sept. 20, 2013
Phoenix Mercurys popularity is on the rise
The WNBA's Phoenix Mercury has added top draft pick Brittney Griner to the lineup this season. The 6-foot-8-inch Griner is nationally known for her dunking and defense. Griner's presence is expected to help the organization on and off the court.
Sept. 20, 2013
Governor Brewers Medicaid expansion proposal remains stalled in the Arizona House
The Arizona House continues to work behind closed doors to reach an agreement on Governor Jan Brewer’s proposal to expand Medicaid. The measure has passed in the Senate, but a Republican stalemate over the issue has forced the session into overtime.
Sept. 20, 2013
FBI data show increases of crime in the West in 2012
 Violent crimes have been falling nationally year after year, but preliminary data released by the FBI show that trend reversed in 2012. Crime increases were most apparent in the Western United States.
Sept. 20, 2013
Graduation rate increases, but Southwest is below national average
A new study shows the nation’s high school graduation rate continues to improve. Arizona, California and New Mexico are among 46 states reporting better numbers, but despite the boost, the Southwest still lags behind the national average.
Sept. 20, 2013
ADOT gives driving tips for monsoon season
Arizona's monsoon season gets underway Saturday. State transportation officials are urging drivers to be cautious during the summer storms, by reintroducing their dust storm awareness campaign. The public awareness program reminds motorists of what to do when trapped in a dust storm.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona Congressman makes controversial comments about rape
Arizona Congressman Trent Franks is being attacked for a comment during the latest skirmish over abortion in the U.S. House. A Republican from Arizona’s Eighth District, Franks is sponsoring a bill banning abortions after the 20th week of pregnancy.
Sept. 20, 2013
DPS rescues hikers
Two Arizona Department of Public Safety helicopters were used to help a Cochise County Sheriff's search and rescue team find a family of three who became lost on a horseback ride in the Chiricahua Mountains.
Sept. 20, 2013
Poll: 65 percent of Arizona residents favor immigration reform
A new poll shows there is strong support from across the political spectrum in Arizona, for the so-called 'Gang of Eight' immigration reform plan, in the US Senate. The poll from the conservative-leaning Harper Polling, shows 65 percent of state residents of all political parties, favor the measure, which includes a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants already in the US.
Sept. 20, 2013
Diamondbacks will travel to Australia next spring
The Arizona Diamondbacks will be spending part of their 2014 Spring Training in Australia. Team President Derrick Hall said the trip will help the organization's international branding.Cactus League President Mark Coronado said the league will still do well even without the popular Diamondbacks for a couple of weeks.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona gas prices stable at 10 cents below national average
Arizona drivers are seeing some relief at the gas pump, ahead of the Independence Day weekend, as prices stabilized somewhat this week. The statewide average this morning is $3.50 a gallon, up a little more than a penny from a week ago, but still 10 cents below the national average of $3.
Sept. 20, 2013
New Program Schedule Begins July 2013
Here is a preview of the July 2013 program schedule-- with all of your new and old favorites.DATEMON-THU, BEGINS 7/1FRIDAYS, BEGIN 7/12SATURDAYS, BEGIN 7/13SUNDAYS BEGIN 7/143 a.m.Morning EditionMorning EditionBBC World ServiceBBC World Service4 a.
Sept. 20, 2013
Tonto National Forest issues a warning for July Fourth visitors
The Tonto National Forest is reminding people who may be out in the woods over the Fourth of July holiday that fire conditions are now extreme.  Forest spokesman David Albo said that means no fires, incendiary devices, fireworks or shooting.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona in top 15 for housing inventory
New numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau show Arizona is among the states with the most housing units in the country. As of July first of last year, Arizona had almost 2.9 million housing units. That was an increase of almost 13,000 from the year before.
Sept. 20, 2013
Memorial service planned for Yarnell Hill Fire victims; 100 Club helps out
Arizona's four Republican congressmen have postponed a field hearing they were going to hold Monday in Prescott on what they call IRS abuse and EPA overreach. Instead, Rep. Paul Gosar will host a memorial service for the victims of the Yarnell fire.
Sept. 20, 2013
Glendale arena lease agreement approved, paves the way to keeping the Coyotes in Ariz.
The Glendale City Council has voted 4-3 to approve an arena lease agreement with Renaissance Sports and Entertainment, the group that is purchasing the Phoenix Coyotes. The $225 million, 15-year deal, represents a big step in keeping the Coyotes in Arizona.
Sept. 20, 2013
Dean Peak Fire grows to 5400 acres but sees progress
Residents of about 350 homes in northwestern Arizona remain evacuated this morning, as firefighters battle the Dean Peak wildfire, in the Hualapai Mountains. Spokeswoman Jan Bardwell said the blaze has grown to about 5400 acres, but that some progress has been made.
Sept. 20, 2013
Case Examines Redistricting In Arizona: In Favor Of Democrats Or Inclusive Of Minorities?
The decision last month by the United States Supreme Court on the Voting Rights Act could impact a bid by Republicans here in Arizona to throw out the map of legislative districts adopted by the Independent Redistricting Commission.
Sept. 20, 2013
Pros and Cons Of Light Rail In Scottsdale
Since starting in 2008, the Valley’s Metro Light Rail has served Phoenix, Tempe and Mesa. The system has been more popular among riders than many had anticipated. An Interstate-10 West extension is on the way, and a central Mesa extension is expected to be operating by mid 2015, but the idea of light rail in Scottsdale has never gained traction.
Sept. 20, 2013
Loop 303 Open Monday After Weekend Closures
Drivers in the West Valley will have some new freeway miles to explore starting Monday. It is part of making the Loop 303, a freeway. The Arizona Department of Transportation closed the Loop 303, southbound, for most of the weekend to prep three new freeway lanes.
Sept. 20, 2013

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