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Gas Prices Likely To Continue Dropping Through The End Of The Year
The cost of gas continues to drop in Arizona, with the statewide average down four cents from a week ago, at $3.31. And AAA spokeswoman Michelle Donatti says the declines could be even more dramatic in the next couple months.
Oct. 12, 2013
Study: Tucson Has Some Of Nations Worst Streets
A study by the National Transportation Research Group says Tucson has some of the worst streets in the country.The study says 53 percent of major roads in the Tucson urban area are in poor condition. Those roads cost drivers $723 each year in additional vehicle operating costs.
Oct. 12, 2013
Furloughed National Park Workers Need Food
A food bank in Phoenix has shipped 600 emergency food boxes to the Grand Canyon. The supplies are intended for furloughed employees at the national park. Unloading of supplies at a fire station in Tusayan.
Oct. 12, 2013
Arizona Medical Board Broke The Law, Under Investigation
An investigation by an independent legislative agency found that the board that licenses doctors in Arizona broke state law by not following proper licensing procedures and violated other regulations. The board has reprimanded its executive director and is making changes to the way it reviews license applications, The Arizona Ombudsman’s Office launched the investigation after a complaint from a staffer on the Arizona Medical Board.
Oct. 12, 2013
Sound Art in Unexpected Places
Friday is the fall opening celebration at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art. Most art stories you hear on the radio, you will be settling for artfully written descriptions of visual pieces, but not this time.
Oct. 12, 2013
Challenge To Law Banning Abortions Based On Race Or Sex Of The Child Thrown Out
A Federal judge Thursday threw out a challenge to a 2011 state law that bans abortion, based on the race or sex of the child. The NAACP and the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum had challenged the law, claiming its premise that Asian women abort girls because they prefer boys, and black women are more likely to be talked into terminating a pregnancy, was based on racial stereotypes.
Oct. 12, 2013
Only 61 Percent Of Recycling Centers Are Paying Customers Properly
Some Arizona recycling centers may not be giving you your money’s worth. The Department of Weights and Measures says only 61 percent of the scales they checked during a recent audit were accurate.
Oct. 12, 2013
ASU In-State Undergraduate Students Will Not Pay More Next Year
In-state undergrads at Arizona State University can breathe a sigh of relief. President Michael Crow said he will not ask them to pay more next year. The university president said he will not ask the Board of Regents to hike tuition for Arizona undergraduate students in the 2014-2015 school year.
Oct. 12, 2013
Election Law Referendum One Step Closer To Ballot
Arizona election officials have completed an initial step in determining whether a referendum submitted by opponents of a recently approved election law will be on the ballot next year.Opponents of the law, which would trim the state’s permanent voting list and limit who can return mail-in ballots for a voter, have filed what they say are more than 146,000 petition signatures in an effort to force a statewide vote.
Oct. 12, 2013
Proposed Dual Voting System Gets Mixed Reviews
In recent terms, Arizona’s been making itself quite at home at the U.S. Supreme Court. In June, a 7-2 majority ruled that Arizona cannot demand proof of citizenship from people who register to vote using a federal form, even though Arizona has a state form that requires just that, and the high court upheld the requirements of that form which voters approved in 2004.
Oct. 12, 2013
Tourists Find Ways Around National Parks Shutdown
Many people who traveled thousands of miles to hike, camp or paddle in a national park aren’t letting a government shutdown spoil their vacation. They’re finding there are ways around the park closures.
Oct. 5, 2013
New Website Helps Arizonans Understand Health Care Options
A website is now available to help Arizonans navigate the new federally-subsidized health insurance marketplace. Tara Plese says coveraz.org is getting a lot of response and she suggests not trying to sign up on the first day, tomorrow, because of the number of people expected to use the system.
Oct. 3, 2013
Insurance Shoppers Find Delays Online
Millions of Americans tried to sign-up for healthcare on the federal government’s website Tuesday, but many of them were stymied by technical glitches.Tuesday was the first day the uninsured could shop for health coverage on the new online marketplaces, but many experienced delays from a website overloaded by traffic.
Oct. 3, 2013
Salt River Project Partners With ASU School Of Sustainability To Reduce Waste
Nearly 20 people sorted trash to separate recyclables for over two hours Wednesday morning. Arizona State University School of Sustainability and Salt River Project employees sort through SRP's trash Wednesday morning at 27th Avenue Phoenix Transfer Station to pick out recyclable materials.
Oct. 3, 2013
Commercial Real Estate Market Improving Slower Than Residential Housing Market
Despite the steady improvement in the Valley’s real estate market, the commercial real estate market has a long way to go. Mark Stapp, of ASU’s W.P. Carey School of Business, says it’s not for a lack of investors.
Oct. 3, 2013
Frontier Airlines To Be Sold
The former head of America West Airlines is leading a group that’s buying a Denver-based airline. William Franke’s group, Indigo Partners, will buy Frontier Airlines for about $145 million. The purchase is contingent on reaching agreements with the Association of Flight Attendants and others by the end of the month.
Oct. 3, 2013

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