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We are pleased to share the voices and conversations of our community from StoryCorps Phoenix. StoryCorps Phoenix is the project that records the stories of everyday people and archives them at the Library of Congress.
April 22, 2013
Arizona Game and Fish officials said 15 Quagga mussels have been found by scuba divers at Lake Powell’s popular Wahweap boat marina.  The invasive species look similar to a clam. They multiply very quickly and clog waterways, plus they eat all of the food that fish and other aquatic life need to survive.
April 22, 2013
Grand Canyon Railway is celebrating Earth Day today by reducing its carbon footprint.  The 90-year-old locomotive will take tourists on a trip from Williams to the canyon using vegetable oil to fire the steam engine.
April 22, 2013
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is facing lawsuits, because it missed its own deadline to issue final rules to reduce pollution from coal-fired power plants in Arizona and other states. The goal is to clean up particulates that contribute to haze over Grand Canyon and other national parks.
April 22, 2013
The former chairman of the Tohono O'odham Nation has died. The death of Augustine B. Lopez Sr. was announced Friday by his southern Arizona Tribe. Neither Lopez’s age nor cause of death was released, but a short bio was made public by tribal officials.
April 21, 2013
A Casa Grande woman has been sentenced to two and a half years in federal prison for tax fraud. In addition to the prison time, a federal judge sentenced 30-year old Shaneika Earline Sims to three years of supervised release.
April 21, 2013
“Help me, Obi Wan Kenobi …” Chances are, you’ve heard those iconic words before. But you’ve never heard them in Dine, the official language of the Navajo. At least not yet. Manuelito Wheeler is the director of the Navajo Nation Museum in Window Rock.
April 21, 2013
Less than a week after the bombing at the Boston Marathon, runners and spectators took to the streets of Tempe Saturday morning, for Pat’s Run – honoring former ASU and Cardinals star Pat Tillman.
April 20, 2013
The John C. Lincoln Health Network and Scottsdale Healthcare have announced plans to work together . Officials stress the new arrangement is not a merger, and that each system will still be legally separate.
April 20, 2013
For the second weekend in a row, a section of freeway in the valley will be closed. The Arizona Department of Transportation says part of the Piestewa Freeway will be shut down for maintenance work.
April 19, 2013
The state of Arizona has two of the top ten American electric utilities for production of solar power.The latest ratings from the Solar Electric Power Association show Arizona Public Service producing the fourth-most solar power and Tucson Electric the seventh-most in the country.
April 19, 2013
Arizona immigrant rights advocates say there is a lot to like about the Gang of Eight immigration reform proposal, but also several areas for concern.  Tucson immigration attorney Mo Goldman calls the measure a breath of fresh air after years of frustration.
April 19, 2013
New data from the Arizona Department of Administration show the state's unemployment rate stayed flat at 7.9 percent in March, with more than 16,000 non-farm jobs gained from February. That compares to a drop in the national jobless rate to 7.
April 19, 2013
Police in Glendale have raided what they say was a large 'spice lab,' where they discovered a massive amount of the illegal designer drug.  Police Sergeant Brent Coombs says the lab's manager is behind bars, for his involvement in developing 'spice' and 'bath salts,'"Abraham Sayegn is having charges submitted on him for both the manufacturing process and the possession to sell," Coombs said.
April 19, 2013
WATERTOWN, Mass. (AP) — Police say the 19-year-old suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings exchanged gunfire with law enforcement for an hour while holed up in a boat before being captured.Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis says the suspect, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, was hospitalized late Friday in serious condition.
April 19, 2013
A State Senator may face charges for entering his teenage grandson's classroom without permission...and confronting the teacher.Yuma police have asked city prosecutors to file four misdemeanor charges against state Senator Don Shooter.
April 18, 2013
Scottsdale Healthcare and John C. Lincoln Health Network announced Thursday an affiliation deal is in the works that keeps the two systems separate but allows them to share some resources and increase their market share.
April 18, 2013
Arizona’s two U.S. Senators joined with six of their colleagues Thursday to make a pitch for their comprehensive immigration reform bill. The new federal plan would not outlaw state immigration measures.
April 18, 2013
The Arizona Senate has rejected a proposal to expand recall elections to include both primaries and general elections. The Senate had given the bill its preliminary approval on Tuesday. At that time, members also added a provision to include the incumbent’s name on both the primary and general election ballots, even if that incumbent lost in the primary.
April 18, 2013

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