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Governor Brewer and Republican lawmakers continue to spar over Medicaid expansion proposal
Republicans at the state capitol are continuing their fight against Governor Brewer’s proposal to expand Medicaid coverage under the Obama Administration’s health care law. They staged a small rally at the state capitol Thursday.
Sept. 20, 2013
New technology extends visiting options for prisoners and their families
Some new technology is allowing the Pinal County Sheriff's Office to offer inmates visits with their family around the world. For a small fee, the inmates can use the Internet to see and talk to family members, according to Sheriff's Office IT spokesman Matt Dimuzio.
Sept. 20, 2013
Phoenix home prices up 23 percent from last year
U.S. home prices increased in February, by the largest margin in nearly seven years.              The Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller home price index climbed 9.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona among top ten bike-friendly states
Arizona has cracked the top ten bicycle-friendly states, according to new rankings from the League of American Bicyclists.Washington State tops the list, for the sixth straight year, followed by Colorado, Oregon and Minnesota.
Sept. 20, 2013
Governor signs foster home non-vaccination bill
Placing foster children in homes where other children are not immunized just got easier. Governor Jan Brewer has signed a bill saying the Department of Economic Security cannot force foster parents to immunize their own children in order to be licensed.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arrest made in decades-old murder
After more than 35 years, police have arrested a man suspected of killing a woman in Tucson. Tucson police have charged 66-year-old Bruce McCullough with first-degree murder. He is accused in the March 1976 death of 20-year-old Donna Smith.
Sept. 20, 2013
Governor Brewer remembers Department of Public Safety Officer killed Monday
 Governor Jan Brewer is remembering a Department of Public Safety officer, killed Monday night in the line of duty. Tim Huffman, a 14-year veteran of the force was killed in a chain reaction crash, while tending to a vehicle rollover accident on Interstate 8, east of Yuma.
Sept. 20, 2013
Bill requiring landlords to disclose foreclosures advances
Arizona landlords may soon have to tell tenants when their property enters foreclosure. The state Senate gave approval Thursday to a bill requiring the notifications. The bill amends the Arizona Residential Landlord and Tenant Act to mandate the owner provide written notification to tenants within five business days of receiving a notice of foreclosure.
Sept. 20, 2013
Report sheds light on missing data in border security debate
The Senate Judiciary Committee will resume voting on amendments to a comprehensive immigration reform bill on Tuesday. Many of those amendments deal with border security, but a new report sheds light on the data missing from the current debate.
Sept. 20, 2013
The Phoenix Coyotes ownership unrest continues
The latest proposed owner of the Phoenix Coyotes was quickly rejected by the National Hockey League, leaving the organization with another uncertain offseason. Paul Giblin of The Arizona Republic gave an update on the city of Glendale's involvement in the ownership of the Coyotes and the management of Jobing.
Sept. 20, 2013
Bipartisan group in the U.S. House agrees on immigration reform proposal
A bipartisan immigration reform proposal is making its way through the U.S. Senate, and now a House group is on the verge of unveiling its own package.The group of four Democratic and four Republican representatives say it has reached a deal.
Sept. 20, 2013
Maricopa Community College District Governing Board to vote on property tax levy
The governing board of the Maricopa County Community College District will vote Tuesday evening on whether to raise the property tax levy by 2 percent.For property owners, on average, this would mean a tax increase of $2.
Sept. 20, 2013
Tobin wants to know if legislators support Brewers Medicaid plan
Closed-door budget talks are continuing at the state capitol, but House Speaker Andy Tobin says progress is slow. Tobin thinks it's time to find out if members support a Medicaid expansion plan Governor Jan Brewer is demanding be part of the budget.
Sept. 20, 2013
Low gas prices expected for Memorial Day
Memorial Day is traditionally seen as the start of summer – and of higher gas prices for the season. But not this year. Arizona is experiencing its lowest gas prices for the holiday weekend in three years.
Sept. 20, 2013
Campaign seeks to require labeling of foods containing GMOs
A Tucson activist is launching an initiative campaign this week aimed at requiring the labeling of foods containing genetically modified ingredients. Jon McLane says he's concerned about the safety of plants that may have been altered to perhaps create their own pesticides.
Sept. 20, 2013
Glendale city officials discuss the future for Phoenix Coyotes
Glendale city officials met Tuesday with National Hockey League representatives as well as with prospective team owners. Thee groups continue to discuss future plans for the Phoenix Coyotes.A Glendale spokeswoman said the city council will not make a decision regarding the ownership of the Coyotes until all information has been collected and all available options have been considered.
Sept. 20, 2013
Report: West Phoenix blight improving
City officials report progress combating violent crime, vandalism and prostitution in West Phoenix.That part of town has struggled with those issues for years. In fact, if you look at a police map from this March, pockets of violent crime still glow bright red in West Phoenix, but an annual city report from the region does show some good news, including a 14 percent reduction in violent crime since 2005.
Sept. 20, 2013
Midwives talk change
Arizona midwives searching for middle ground over changes to their profession will attend a public meeting at the Department of Health Services in Phoenix Monday afternoon. This continues what one midwife calls an ongoing conversation over midwifery in the state.
Sept. 20, 2013
Governors Medicaid expansion plan moving forward
Republican House Speaker Andy Tobin is taking up the $8.8 billion state budget passed by the Arizona Senate, but says his effort to reach a deal with the governor on Medicaid have failed. Tobin assigned the package of 10 Senate budget bills to the Appropriations Committee yesterday.
Sept. 20, 2013
Lawmakers champion dollar coins
The Susan B. Anthony coin never caught on. Neither did the Sacagawea nor the newer Presidential one-dollar coins. But a group of lawmakers say switching entirely to dollar coins now could save at least five billion dollars over the next 30 years.
Sept. 20, 2013

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