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An Arizona Congressman is asking the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services department to fire its regional director over Lake Havasu wake rules.
Jun. 5, 2017
Cruise Ship
Governors north and south of the Arizona-Mexico border signed a deal to invest in a cruise ship port of entry at Rocky Point.
Jun. 5, 2017
wildfire
Crews plan to ignite forest debris to help completely contain a 2-week-old wildfire in the next several days, a move that is expected to send smoke toward downwind communities in eastern Arizona and produce a plume visible across north-central Arizona.
Jun. 5, 2017
University of Arizona
A University of Arizona scientist will be one of the first to analyze asteroid samples brought to Earth as part of a university-led space mission.
Jun. 5, 2017
Park Ranger Cody Huggins at Camelback Mountain
Phoenix council members are scheduled to give tentative approval to a new budget this week. Between general, enterprise and special revenue funds, the city’s proposed budget for 2017-18 tops $4 billion.
Jun. 5, 2017
Despite big name retailers closing hundreds of stores, one local expert says the big box era is not dead – at least not in the Valley.
Jun. 5, 2017
A crumbling concrete dome near Casa Grande
Built in 1982, they were meant to be the headquarters for an electronics manufacturer, but have since become a magnet for photographers, artists and hooligans. The domes might not be an icon much longer.
Jun. 5, 2017
Flagstaff Airport
The Federal Aviation Administration awarded Flagstaff airport a $7.8 million grant to restore the small hub’s more than 8,000-foot runway.
Jun. 5, 2017
UPS logo
Atlanta-based United Parcel Service has announced plans for a new processing hub along Loop 303 in Goodyear, and the City Council is scheduled to vote Monday on a job creation agreement with the company.
Jun. 5, 2017
Mesa recently held a groundbreaking to celebrate a new project downtown. It’s designed to provide housing to struggling artists and space for the growing arts community.
Jun. 3, 2017
An Arizona regulator would like a rate case for the state’s largest utility to be put on hold. Corporation Commissioner Bob Burns made that emergency request on Friday. Writing that the commission faces unprecedented problems and cascading legal violations, Burns urged the administrative judge overseeing Arizona Public Service’s rate case to halt all proceedings.
Jun. 3, 2017
cell phone
Google trends says online dating peaks every six months during the holiday season and right about now early summer. But, according to one writer, overall enthusiasm with the whole thing just isn’t what it used to be.
Jun. 2, 2017
street
When you buy gas at the pump, there’s a little sticker there that you might not ever have noticed. It says how much you’ll be charged for our state’s gas tax. The money, for the most part, goes back into our roads.
Jun. 2, 2017
Demetri Martin
Lots of comedians have made the jump into movies. And lots of comedians have dealt with death in their comedy. But fewer have made their first movie about grief. With his new film “Dean,” comedian Demetri Martin is doing just that. He calls it a comedy about a tragedy with autobiographical roots.
Jun. 2, 2017
Route 66 sign
Route 66 is an important part of the history of Arizona — and the other states the so-called “Mother Road” swung through beginning in 1926. There’s legislation being considered in Congress now that, if successful, would designate Route 66 as a National Historic Trail.
Jun. 2, 2017
Immigration Visa application
The long-running debate over what to do about undocumented immigrants currently in the U.S. — and those who may be trying to illegally enter the country now and in the future — has been taken up at least a notch or two by the Trump administration’s proposed enforcement changes.
Jun. 2, 2017
Border wall
As the bidding process for contractors to build the President’s controversial border wall continues, environmentalists are speaking out. The Center for Biological Diversity filed a notice of intent to sue the Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Customs and Border Protection over its plans to allow the construction of up to 20 “prototype” border wall designs in Southern California.
Jun. 2, 2017
Friday newscap
We wrapped up the week’s news in Arizona with our Friday Newscap. Joining us are Lawrence Robinson, executive director of the MCCCD’s Center for Civic Participation, John MacDonald, owner and partner with the firm Policy AZ, and Kristin Gilger, associate dean of the Walter Cronkite School at ASU.
Jun. 2, 2017
Buckeye City logo
Buckeye, the seventh fastest growing city in the country, wants to raise property taxes. The City Council has scheduled a public hearing on the proposal for June 20.
Jun. 2, 2017
Michelle Bastian
An Arizona woman has pleaded guilty in a terrorism case in which her inmate husband is also charged.
Jun. 2, 2017

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