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ASU Date Palm Farm Unique In The US
Fall is date harvest season. In Arizona, harvesting the sweet fruit is in full swing at one Arizona State University campus. That’s where one of the country’s largest diverse date palm farms is located.
Oct. 11, 2013
Did You Know: How Dreamy Draw In Phoenix Got Its Name
One of the most scenic spots in the city is the Phoenix Mountain Preserve that runs up along State Route 51.The area is also known as the Dreamy Draw. You might think the name comes from its majestic views, but you’d be wrong.
Oct. 11, 2013
Light Rail Line Could Come To South Phoenix
South Phoenix is getting some transportation attention: Valley Metro has plans for a light rail line in the area. It’s holding two public hearings next week on the proposal. Spokeswoman Susan Tierney said the line would connect to the existing one at Jefferson, and then head south on Central, to about Baseline.
Oct. 11, 2013
Parts Of Arizona Hit Hard By Parks Shutdown, But Others Not So Much
The U.S. Interior Department says it will consider requests from states to use their own money to reopen some national parks that have been closed as part of the federal government shutdown.The Grand Canyon has gotten a lot of love since the federal government closed its doors -- and the gates to national parks.
Oct. 11, 2013
Teen Pregnancy Rates Reach Historic Low
Teen pregnancy rates have reached an all-time low, according to the Centers For Disease Control. Arizona has the sixth highest teen pregnancy rate in the country according to a national study.
Oct. 11, 2013
Threatened Places: Glendale Area
It is time to hit the road and visit another of the Valley’s threatened places as determined by the Arizona Preservation Foundation’s Most Endangered Historic Places list. The Glendale Tract Community Center.
Oct. 11, 2013
Report Finds Arizona Medical Board Cut Corners In Licensing Doctors
An agency that found problems with the way the Arizona Medical Board was licensing doctors says the board has begun to clean up its act. The Arizona Ombudsman-Citizen Aide report says the board was more interested in speeding up the licensing process than ensuring a doctor needed a license.
Oct. 11, 2013
Treating, Providing Services For Mental Illness Poses Challenge In Low-Income Areas
One of four Americans suffers with some form of mental illness, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Media Relations director Bob Carolla says one of the biggest challenges is that treatment and services are more limited in lower-income areas.
Oct. 11, 2013
Three Overdue Hikers Are Okay
A Coconino County Sheriff’s search and rescue team has located three people who were overdue on a hiking trip in the rugged West Fork area of Oak Creek Canyon. Spokesman Gerry Blair says the 73-year-old Flagstaff man, who was with a 31-year-old man and woman from Michigan, went out Sunday and were due back Tuesday night.
Oct. 11, 2013
Interior Department Considers Offers To Re-Open Park But Releases Few Details
Arizona officials are still waiting for details of any possible plan to reopen Grand Canyon National Park. And, Governor Brewer’s press aide, Andrew Wilder says even though the Interior Department has announced it would consider offers from the states to use local dollars to fund park operations, a conversation with Secretary Sally Jewell provided few details.
Oct. 11, 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. 10, 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. 10, 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. 10, 2013
Election Law Referendum One Step Closer To Ballot
Arizona election officials have completed an initial step in determining whether a referendum submitted by opponents of a recently approved election law will be on the ballot next year.Opponents of the law, which would trim the state’s permanent voting list and limit who can return mail-in ballots for a voter, have filed what they say are more than 146,000 petition signatures in an effort to force a statewide vote.
Oct. 10, 2013
Early Winter Storm Will Bring Snow And Low Temperatures To Flagstaff
The storm front kicking up winds and dust here in the Valley is also bringing lower temperatures, and up north the thermometer is really going to drop. Flagstaff residents better have their ice scrapers and snow shovels ready when they get up Thursday morning.
Oct. 10, 2013
Arizona Medical Board Broke The Law, Under Investigation
An investigation by an independent legislative agency found that the board that licenses doctors in Arizona broke state law by not following proper licensing procedures and violated other regulations. The board has reprimanded its executive director and is making changes to the way it reviews license applications, The Arizona Ombudsman’s Office launched the investigation after a complaint from a staffer on the Arizona Medical Board.
Oct. 10, 2013
Veterans
Arizona veterans could have their benefits cut off if the government shutdown is not over by Nov. 1. That was the message the Veterans Affairs Secretary delivered Wednesday to a congressional committee.
Oct. 9, 2013

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