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1995 Arizona Amtrak Derailment Still Unsolved; FBI Offers $310K Reward
On Oct. 9, 1995, the Los Angeles-bound Sunset Limited passenger train derailed in a remote area of the Arizona desert near the town of Hyder. The incident injured more than 70 people and killed one.
April 10, 2015
HER Lesbian Dating App Debuts In Phoenix
HER launches one city at a time, and Phoenix is the latest. The creator said Phoenix moved up the list thanks to thousands of requests on social media.
April 10, 2015
In His Own Words: The Life And Legacy Of Former Arizona Gov. Raul Castro
KJZZ's Nadine Arroyo Rodriguez interviewed former Gov. Raul H. Castro about his life and career in 2008. Castro, Arizona's only Hispanic governor and an American ambassador to three countries, died Friday.
April 10, 2015
Bobby Hurley Promises New Chapter For Sun Devil Mens Basketball
Bobby Hurley is promising a new chapter in Sun Devil men's basketball history
April 10, 2015
Did You Know: John Greenway Was A Prominent Arizona Figure
Name something or someone connected to Arizona. The Grand Canyon or maybe Barry Goldwater. A statue of an important person who once stood in our nation’s capitol now stands at the state library.
April 10, 2015
Whistleblower Doctor Disappointed By Continued Phoenix VA Wait Times
A year after exposing major delays in health care at the Phoenix VA Hospital, the person who brought the original complaint about wait times says there has been little progress toward improvement.
April 10, 2015
Dan Hull
By the time they met, Dan Hull and his partner had had their share of love, marriage, and divorce. So when they entered into their relationship, they knew they weren’t going to get married again.
April 10, 2015
Peoria Schools Scrap Four-Day Idea, But Teachers Still Get Raises Despite Cuts
Peoria students will still have school five days a week. After eight weeks of debate, the Peoria Unified School District governing board decided Thursday to cut the $1.7 million in other ways.
April 9, 2015
New ASU Study Shows Taser Use Temporarily Impairs Brain Function
With the spotlight on police shootings around the country, many departments are relying more heavily on so-called “less than lethal” force to subdue arrestees. New research shows the effects of tasers may last longer than previously thought.
April 9, 2015
Central, PHX: Bethany Home Road To Northern Avenue
It’s the road that separates the streets from the avenues. And it runs through some of Phoenix’s most well-known neighborhoods. We’ve been traveling up Central Avenue from South Mountain to North Mountain in our series “Central, PHX.”
April 9, 2015
Grid Bike Share Program Uses Van To Keep Bike Stations Balanced
Grid Bike Share launched in November of last year, enabling Phoenicians to rent the apple-green bikes with that signature smiley face on the basket. Program officials say they’ve seen a steady increase in membership since the Super Bowl, with about 200 new members signing up each week.
April 9, 2015
Scottsdale City Council To Search For Operator For Desert Discovery Center Concept
The Scottsdale City Council recently moved to issue a request for qualifications to gauge interest in the concept of the Desert Discovery Center.
April 9, 2015
Small Arizona Towns Turn To The Arts To Boost Their Economies
The town of Ajo in southwestern Arizona has been working to transform itself into an arts community. Tracy Taft, executive director of the International Sonoran Desert Alliance said the town center screams arts and culture, with a plaza on two acres dating to the early 1900s.
April 9, 2015
Sounds Of The City: Square Dancing At Lost Leaf Bar In Phoenix
Listen to the sounds of Seth Levine calling a square dance at Lost Leaf bar and gallery in downtown Phoenix.
April 9, 2015
Reporter Craig Harris Discusses Controvery Over Celebrity Fight Night Founders Paycheck
This year’s Celebrity Fight Night that was held a few weeks ago raised about $7 million for charities, including the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center at Barrow Neurological Institute. But the charity also paid out a lot of money to its founder.
April 9, 2015
PR Professional Chip Scutari Talks About Phoenix Mayors State Of The City
Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton delivered his annual State of the City address Wednesday, but he did not mention the city’s projected fiscal troubles.
April 9, 2015
AP Editor Josh Hoffner Discusses Latest Sheriffs Office Lawsuit Settlement
John Hoffner is Southwest News Editor for the Associated Press in Arizona and said in 2011 the sheriff’s office reopened several cases to try to get a handle on them.
April 9, 2015
Yuma Council Takes First Steps To Ban Texting While Driving
According to the Yuma Police Department, more than one third of accidents last year were the result of distracted drivers.
April 9, 2015
More Trash Collected Along Metro Phoenix Highways In 2014
A new report is showing an increase in the amount of roadside trash found along Valley highways.
April 9, 2015
Arizona Headed To Court Again Over Revenge Porn Bill
Arizona is headed to federal court again to defend what could be an unconstitutional law aimed at protecting people from former lovers.
April 9, 2015

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