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Federal Judge Hears Arguments Challenging Arpaio
Immigrant rights activists are hoping Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s worksite raids will be the next Arizona policy to fail in court.
Oct. 17, 2014
Apple Supplier Delisted From Nasdaq, To Begin Mesa Layoffs Next Week
GT Advanced Technologies Inc. was delisted from the stock exchange on Thursday, the same day it notified Mesa City Council that layoffs of its 727 employees in the city would begin Tuesday.
Oct. 17, 2014
FAA Officials Meet With Community Members About Recent Flight Pattern Changes
Hundreds of people crowded into the Phoenix city council chambers Thursday night to vent to city and federal officials about recent changes in arrival and departure routes from Sky Harbor Airport.
Oct. 17, 2014
Health Director: More Time Needed To Confirm Peoria Students Cause Of Death
Arizona health director Will Humble says while there are concerns 6-year-old Luke Smith may have died from Enterovirus D-68, there is as yet no evidence of it.
Oct. 17, 2014
Judge Strikes Down Arizonas Ban; First Same-Sex Marriages Took Place Friday
A federal judge has struck down Arizona's ban on gay marriage. Attorney General Tom Horne said he will not appeal the decision and county clerks of court began issuing marriage licenses immediately to same-sex couples.
Oct. 17, 2014
GOP Corporation Commission Candidates Admit To Breaking Campaign Finance Laws
Tom Forese and Doug Little admitting to breaking campaign finance laws and reached a $2,000 settlement with the Clean Elections Commission on Thursday.
Oct. 17, 2014
Two Suspects Arrested In DPS Officer Shooting
Two suspects were arrested last night in last week’s shooting of an Arizona Department of Public Safety Officer last Wednesday. Officials think the suspects were involved in other crimes.
Oct. 16, 2014
Robrt Pela: Review Of Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
Two women are weeping. A man dressed as a Disney dwarf arrives with a tea tray. References to Chekhov are made. It’s plain: We are watching a Christopher Durang play.
Oct. 16, 2014
Gas Prices Hit 10-Month Low In Arizona
A handful of states have even reported the statewide average price is under $3 a gallon. In Arizona, it’s not there yet. AAA says the average across the state is about $3.15 per gallon.
Oct. 16, 2014
Rights Group: Screening For Asylum Seekers Is Flawed
Human Rights Watch alleges that Central Americans arriving at the United States border are routinely denied the chance to ask for asylum.
Oct. 16, 2014
Dark Money Clouds Contentious Arizona Corporation Commission Race
Two seats on the Arizona Corporation Commission are up for election in November, and with solar at the forefront special interest groups are spending big money in hopes of swaying the outcome.
Oct. 16, 2014
Federal Judge Could Rule Soon On Arizonas Same-Sex Marriage Ban
Supporters of Arizona’s ban on same-sex marriage face an important deadline Thursday.
Oct. 16, 2014
Feds Help Tribes Clean Up Water, Dumpsites
The federal government is giving Arizona tribes $19.5 million to improve water quality, waste management and establish better environmental practices.
Oct. 15, 2014
Printing Error Affects A Thousand Early Ballots
A printing error is being blamed for hundreds of mismarked early ballots. The Maricopa County Recorder’s Office said some ballots had the wrong names on the return envelopes.
Oct. 15, 2014
Photographer Steve Winter On The Trail Of Big Cats
When you live in Arizona, seeing big cats can be cause for excitement or alarm. For photographer Steve Winter, trailing big cats takes on a completely different meaning.
Oct. 15, 2014
The State Of Homelessness In The Valley
Last year, the city of Phoenix decided to work to become the first city in the U.S. to end chronic homelessness among veterans.
Oct. 15, 2014
The Concerns Of Enterovirus And Ebola
A first grader at Vistancia Elementary School in Peoria has died from a severe respiratory illness. Tests are being done to determine the cause.
Oct. 15, 2014
Bruce Hallin, Rob Davis On Importance Of Healthy Forests
The 2014 wildfire season was calm in Arizona, relatively speaking. 200,000 acres of grassland and forest burned, but prescribed burns also may help limit the outburst of catastrophic fires.
Oct. 15, 2014
Immigration Law Shot Down By 9th Circuit
A federal appeals court struck down Prop 100 today on a 9-2 vote. The law denied bond to undocumented immigrants who were charged with "serious" crimes.
Oct. 15, 2014
Jana Bommersbach On Her New Novel Cattle Kate
Award-winning investigative reporter Jana Bommersbach has written her first novel, though it treads on some familiar ground for Bommersbach.
Oct. 15, 2014

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