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New Strategy Unveiled For Fighting Wildfires In Western US
United States Interior Secretary Sally Jewell is calling for a new strategy to battle wildfires across the sagebrush country of the Intermountain West.
March 10, 2015
EPA Takes On Arizona In Court Over Air-Pollution Plan
The state of Arizona is challenging an EPA plan to reduce air pollution in national parks and wilderness areas. The EPA has stepped in after determining the state’s plan to cut pollution wasn't strong enough.
March 10, 2015
Opt-Out Testing Bill Gets Arizona House Approval
A bill that would allow parents to opt-out of statewide assessment tests, for their kids, won approval in the Arizona House. It will allow a parent to submit a written request to let their child meet alternate graduation standards.
March 10, 2015
Interview With Transgender Woman In Immigrant Detention
After almost six months in an all-male immigration detention center a transgender woman from Guatemala is "hopeful" she will be released and wait for her asylum court case outside of detention.
March 10, 2015
Arizona Universities Cope With Reduction In State Funding
The state budget that was approved over the weekend and will go into effect in July, includes nearly 100 million dollars in cuts to public universities.
March 9, 2015
ICE Arrests 33 Arizona Immigrants With Criminal Records
Immigration agents around the country rounded up more than 2,000 immigrants with criminal records in recent days and placed them in deportation proceedings. The operation netted 33 arrests in Arizona.
March 9, 2015
Solar Impulse Plane Takes Off With Phoenix Stop Planned
With a successful cross-country flight under its belt, a solar powered airplane is now attempting to fly around the world. The Solar Impulse has a dozen stops scheduled over the next few months, one here in the Valley.
March 9, 2015
Upper Lake Mary Doubled In Size After March Storms
Upper Lake Mary doubled in size last weekend. Two Flagstaff-area snow storms in March have filled the lake with more than 1.6 billion gallons of water.
March 9, 2015
Loop 101 Closures Affect East Valley Traffic
Two major ramps on the Loop 101 freeway in Scottsdale are closed for the next two months.
March 9, 2015
 Juárez Activists March To Denounce Disappearance Of Women
Mothers of disappeared and murdered women in the Mexican border city of Juárez took to the streets Sunday for International Women's Day.
March 9, 2015
This Years Flu Strain To Be Added To Next Years Vaccine
The flu season is not over but may be starting to wind down. Health officials report this year’s flu vaccine was not as effective as hoped.
March 9, 2015
Big Numbers Emerge In Phoenix-Tucson Rail Project
The idea of rail service between Phoenix and Tucson has been under study for years but now there are some numbers to put to the project.
March 9, 2015
Daylight Savings May Be Bad For Workers
Monday is the first workday after the annual switch to daylight saving time in most of the country. Arizona is one of the few spots in the U.S. that does not “spring forward" and some studies say that’s a good thing.
March 9, 2015
Ducey Signs Law Limiting AHCCCS
Doug Ducey has signed a bill that would put limits on the state’s Medicaid program if the federal government gives approval.
March 7, 2015
Education And Social Service Officials Protest New State Budget
Leaders from several education and social service organizations gathered in front of the state capitol today to protest the new state budget proposal. The $9 billion spending plan was announced Wednesday and is currently making its way through the legislature.
March 6, 2015
Construction Begins For Arizona Fallen Firefighter Memorial
Construction began on the Arizona Fallen Firefighter Memorial Friday near the state capitol. The Arizona Firefighters and Emergency Memorial Commission worked to create the monument.
March 6, 2015
PetSmart Shareholders Approve $8.7 Billion Buyout
The $8.7 billion-buyout of Phoenix-based PetSmart is almost a done deal now that shareholders cast their votes of approval on Friday. As a result, PetSmart will go private under new ownership once the deal closes next week and experts say it could be a good thing for shoppers.
March 6, 2015
Baseball Essays: Hosts Steve Goldstein And Mark Brodie Share Their Memories Of The Sport
Hosts Steve Goldstein and Mark Brodie are big baseball fans, you might even say they're fanatics. So, when pitchers and catchers report and spring training gets underway, it’s a time of year they like to think about.
March 6, 2015
Arizona Office Of Tourism Encourages Spring Training Visitors To Explore The Rest Of The State
Spring training baseball has started and the Arizona Office of Tourism wants visitors in town for games to explore more of the state.
March 6, 2015
Numb Bats
Numb Bats are an Arizona three-piece band and its members describe their music as a 1990s revival.
March 6, 2015

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