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Law enforcement officials in Arizona are reporting an increase in the number of sober designated drivers in traffic stops this year. Citations for driving under the influence are also down.
Dec. 26, 2014
It’s the peak of holiday travel season at Phoenix Sky Harbor. This time of year brings an additional 15,000 to 25,000 travelers to the airport.
Dec. 26, 2014
A black bear that roamed a rural area of east Mesa for the past few days has been captured. It's the same bear that eluded authorities in other parts of the East Valley earlier this week.
Dec. 25, 2014
The way midwives are regulated has been changing in Arizona in recent years, and now the state health department has created a new way for midwives to report outcomes from their care.
Dec. 25, 2014
Another undocumented immigrant in Arizona left sanctuary Wednesday. The man had been seeking protection from deportation at St. Francis in the Foothills Church in Tucson for several months.
Dec. 25, 2014
Tamales are a tradition for a lot of us in Arizona, whether we can make them ourselves or have to lean on the experts.
Dec. 25, 2014
Today is Christmas - but this has been a time of celebration for thousands of years pre-dating Christianity.
Dec. 25, 2014
Arizona’s musical tradition is long and storied, from the cowboy and cowgirl ballads of the territorial days all the way to rock artists like Jimmy Eat World. But Tempe in particular has had a reputation for incubating musical talent, especially in the 90s.
Dec. 25, 2014
Despite high incidence of sexual assault on the Navajo Nation, many women in Indian Country have been denied access to Plan B.
Dec. 25, 2014
The 114th Congress will convene early next month, and Arizona Rep. Paul Gosar is hoping when it does, it will change the way it produces its annual spending plan.
Dec. 25, 2014
Prosecutors are seeking to dismiss drug charges against three former Maricopa County Sheriff’s officers, who are accused of being part of a cartel-connected drug smuggling ring.
Dec. 25, 2014
The holiday season is about celebrations and gift giving surprises. Well, there is a surprise Arizonans receive every holiday season. You may have noticed it on the way to northern Arizona.
Dec. 25, 2014
Thirteen years ago on March 26, 2001, Phoenix police officer Jason Schechterle's Ford Crown Victoria patrol car was rear-ended by a taxi and burst into flames.
Dec. 24, 2014
Jennifer Dokes worked for the Phoenix Gazette and the Arizona Republic for the past 30 years. But with dramatic changes going on at the newspaper, Dokes chose to leave earlier this month.
Dec. 24, 2014
Starting next year, the Arizona Department of Transportation will use a $1 million federal grant to modernize the Queen Creek Tunnel on U.S. 60. The tunnel, which was built in 1952, is part of ongoing effort to update the state’s highway system.
Dec. 24, 2014
Matthew Wiener has been producing artistic director of Actors Theatre of Phoenix for nearly 20 years. Wiener spoke about how rough the years have been since 2008 and how lucky he was to work with creative people every day.
Dec. 24, 2014
State House Minority Leader Chad Campbell is leaving the legislature after eight years. We asked Campbell about the biggest accomplishments and disappoints of those years and whether he’ll ever get back into politics.
Dec. 24, 2014
Jim Ballinger is retiring from his longtime director position at the Phoenix Art Museum. He spoke about the serious changes the Valley and the museum have undergone.
Dec. 24, 2014
Legislative bodies across the nation will be watching an upcoming U.S. Supreme Court decision on the constitutionality of Arizona’s method of redrawing congressional districts. An attorney who specializes in the issue says Arizona will set a national precedent.
Dec. 24, 2014
Store owners in Nogales and Douglas blame the weak peso and long border crossing lines from Mexico to the U.S. for the lull in spending this holiday spending.
Dec. 24, 2014

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