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The House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs will hold a hearing Wednesday to examine appointment wait times and patient deaths at the Phoenix VA Health Care System.
September 17, 2014
Medical marijuana has been legal in Arizona since 2010. But Arizona veterans who get opiate medicine for pain relief can’t use medical marijuana along with their other medications if they're being treated at the VA.
September 17, 2014
Tempe is using a new Smart911 phone system that allows people to customize personal information first responders receive when notified about an emergency. Tempe is the first Arizona city to try out the free program.
September 16, 2014
Cities and state agencies continue to prepare for the incoming storm expected to bring heavy rain. The Arizona Department of Transportation has been working for the past couple of days to make sure storm drains work effectively this time.
September 16, 2014
Arizona State University is joining with 10 other schools to boost the number of low-income students who attend college and get a degree. The group has raised nearly $6 million to fund its efforts.
September 16, 2014
The Maricopa County Air Quality Department has a new director.
September 16, 2014
Union Pacific officials say they’ve partially reopened a major rail line between Phoenix and Tucson after a train derailed Tuesday. A few dozen cargo train cars toppled over during a possible microburst wind storm.
September 16, 2014
Federal science and research funding cuts are having an impact here in Arizona. Institutions are seeing fewer federal dollars, leading to the possibility of increased competition among institutions.
September 16, 2014
A 62-year-old man who has served more than 44 years in prison for killing a man when he was 17 has been released.
September 16, 2014
Protestors flooded the office of Maricopa County Treasurer Charles Hoskins yesterday, bringing with them the chant "fire Pearce."
September 16, 2014
Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy said Monday she's not backing down on her agency's efforts to implement a new rule that would assert regulatory authority over many of the nation's streams and wetlands despite criticisms that it amounts to a federal water grab.
September 16, 2014
A federal expert will be sent to Nogales to investigate if x-ray security equipment used by the U.S. Border Patrol is leaking radiation. It’s a response to concerns about the safety of a new scanning system installed at the Nogales Port of Entry.
September 15, 2014
Fewer endangered California Condors required lead poisoning treatment in Arizona last year. Some scientists believe the decrease could be attributed to stronger anti-lead ammunition programs in Utah.
September 15, 2014
The cities of Phoenix, Mesa and Scottsdale are preparing for another round of heavy rainfall expected as soon as Tuesday.
September 15, 2014
The resignation of Russell Pearce came after backlash to his advocacy of mandatory contraception or sterilization for people on Medicaid.
September 15, 2014
The storm is expected to bring rains starting Tuesday afternoon with the primary storm hitting metro Phoenix on Wednesday and Thursday.
September 15, 2014
Data from the Arizona Secretary of State's Office indicates 70 percent of voters with no party affiliation opted to vote in Republican races.
September 15, 2014
A tax incentive program created in 2004 to boost Arizona forest health has gotten more support with additional tax credits and exemptions in recent years.
September 15, 2014
Flames from welding equipment touched off a grain-dust explosion at a Nestlé Purina plant in Flagstaff Sunday, burning two workers severely and leaving two others with less serious burns.
September 15, 2014
The flooding that took place in metro Phoenix last week came during the month officials have set aside for people to make a plan to keep their families safe in an emergency.
September 15, 2014

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