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State Parks Crowded With Campers
Grand Canyon National Park reopened Saturday morning after being closed since Oct. 1. Many campers have turned to state parks instead.
Oct. 14, 2013
Arizona Medical Board Executive Director Fired
The executive director of the Arizona Medical Board was fired Saturday afternoon. The firing came after a report accused the director of not following state laws in licensing of doctors.
Oct. 14, 2013
Despite Shutdown, Lake Pleasant Stays Open
While other Arizona lakes with federal connections are closing, one big one, close to home remains open. Lake Pleasant Park Supervisor David Jordan says the lake is open and expects a large influx of visitors who are unable to enjoy other parks.
Oct. 12, 2013
The Affordable Care Act Will Help Women With Breast Cancer
The Affordable Care Act could have a significant impact on reducing breast cancer across the country. Matt Schafer of the American Cancer Society says more women will be able to access affordable health care because insurers will not be able to reject those with pre-existing conditions, like breast cancer.
Oct. 12, 2013
Maricopa Among Counties Responsible For Most Of Country’s Death Penalty Sentences
A new report shows most of the country’s death penalty sentences come from just 2-percent of the nation’s counties, including Maricopa County. The Death Penalty Information Center report says Maricopa County is the fourth highest in the country in death row inmates and 10th highest in executions over the last 45 years.
Oct. 12, 2013
Herb Paine: Light Rail Adventure
Hopping on a train is not only about getting from one place to another. It’s about the passengers and artifacts along the way that define the city you’re in and give you a sense of place and pulse.
Oct. 12, 2013
Paolo Soleri
To Arizonans, Paolo Soleri is best known for Arcosanti in Cordes Junction about 70 miles north of Phoenix, and perhaps the sound of Soleri bells. Soleri envisioned Arcosanti as a place that would combine architecture and ecology.
Oct. 12, 2013
Phoenix Parking Lots May See Fewer Charity Boxes
There may be fewer of those charity drop boxes you see in commercial parking lots around Phoenix. A new fee on the boxes goes into effect Jan. 1. Until the city council approved the new permitting fee this week there was no regulation on who could place those large collection boxes or where.
Oct. 12, 2013
ASU Report Shows Housing Market Has Improved Quickly
A new report from ASU shows the Valley housing market is continuing to improve, with supply finally starting to increase to meet demand. Mike Orr of the W.P. Carey School of business says he’s surprised the area housing market has improved to this point as quickly as it has.
Oct. 12, 2013
Food Prices Up, Chicken Shows Greatest Cost Increase
The cost of food is on the rise, and chicken is leading the way. The Arizona Farm Bureau Federation says the cost of a typical market-basket of items is up 6 percent from last quarter. Marketing manager Peggy Jo Goodfellow says their shoppers found the average price of a pound of boneless chicken breasts was up $4.
Oct. 12, 2013
Feds Could Allow Arizona To Re-Open Grand Canyon
The Obama administration says it may allow states to use their own money to re-open some national parks that have been closed because of the government shutdown. Governor Jan Brewer is one of a handful of governors who have been asking for that.
Oct. 12, 2013
Arizona Ranks In The Bottom Five In The US For Child Well-Being
To expand or not to expand Medicaid. That was the core question in Arizona’s 2013 legislative session, whether more low-income Arizonans would be eligible for state-supported health care coverage, and that coverage can have a huge impact on poor kids in Arizona.
Oct. 12, 2013
Illegal Immigration Numbers Shift To Texas
Border Patrol Statistics show that illegal immigration along the Southwest border has shifted to the east in recent years. The number of people caught crossing the border illegally in Texas rose from 125,000 in fiscal 2009 to more than 225,000 this past fiscal year.
Oct. 12, 2013
Arizona Chamber Of Commerce Calls On Officials To End Shutdown
As the federal government shutdown continues, the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry is condemning members of Congress and the president. CEO Glen Hammer is calling on officials in Washington to do what’s right for the country by ending the impasse.
Oct. 12, 2013
Brewer Continues To Push For Re-Opening Of The Grand Canyon
Governor Jan Brewer says federal officials are continuing to refuse her request to re-open the Grand Canyon with state funds. She says she is continuing to speak with officials in Washington in an effort to re-open the park.
Oct. 12, 2013
Former Fiesta Bowl Lobbyist Indicted For Campaign Contributions
A former lobbyist for the Fiesta Bowl has been indicted by a state grand jury. The indictments cover campaign contributions made to several current and former Arizona politicians.Gary Husk was a lobbyist for the Fiesta Bowl.
Oct. 12, 2013
Grand Canyon National Park Will Open Saturday
Grand Canyon National Park will open Saturday. That announcement came this afternoon after Gov. Jan Brewer and the federal government reached an agreement. The Grand Canyon is scheduled to reopen Saturday.
Oct. 12, 2013

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