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This week marks 50 years since Arizona won the U.S. Supreme Court case, Arizona v. California, that helped federal legislation in creating the Central Arizona Project.Historian Jack August, author of "Dividing Western Waters," discussed the case and the effect it had on dramatically increasing Arizona's population.
June 05, 2013
Phoenix Suns President Lon Babby talked about the franchise's efforts to rebuild following its second-worst season. He also discussed his pre-sports career as a Washington, D.C. attorney who was on the defense team for John Hinckley Jr.
June 05, 2013
Former Arizona Attorney General Gary Nelson passed away last month. He argued the state's side in the U.S. Supreme Court's Miranda v. Arizona.
June 05, 2013
Is the United States relying too much on importing fossil fuels at the expense of national security? Retired Army Captain Brett Hunt and retired National Guard Lieutenant Colonel Joe Knott talked about ongoing efforts at the U.
June 05, 2013
The U.S. Forest Service has moved a large water tanker to the Valley to prepare for wildfire season.  A DC-10 that is usually based north of San Bernardino, Calif. is now at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport.
June 05, 2013
The Arizona House passed an expansion of a small school voucher program that could greatly increase the number of children allowed to use public funds to attend a private school. The program was established by the Legislature in 2011.
June 05, 2013
Republican House Speaker Andy Tobin is taking up the $8.8 billion state budget passed by the Arizona Senate, but says his effort to reach a deal with the governor on Medicaid have failed. Tobin assigned the package of 10 Senate budget bills to the Appropriations Committee yesterday.
June 05, 2013
A U.S. Bankruptcy Judge has cleared the way for American Airlines’ creditors to vote on a merger with Tempe-based U.S. Airways.Judge Sean Lane has approved American Airlines’ parent AMR Corporation’s description of its restructuring plan, including the merger with U.
June 04, 2013
 Violent crimes have been falling nationally year after year, but preliminary data released by the FBI show that trend reversed in 2012. Crime increases were most apparent in the Western United States.
June 04, 2013
Arizona Sen. John McCain said Tuesday he cannot fully endorse women joining the military until the problem of sexual assault among its personnel is solved. Arizona Sen. John McCain shared a story of a woman asking his opinion on her daughter joining the military at the Senate Armed Services hearing.
June 04, 2013
Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett said he supports a bill in the U.S. House that aims to make sure people are not registered to vote in more than one state. He testified before a House committee Tuesday.
June 04, 2013
Arizona’s newest senator, Republican Jeff Flake, gave his first speech to the Senate Tuesday. Among the items he addressed, bipartisanship was the focus. Republican Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona (Photo courtesy of the Office of Senator Jeff Flake) “There is a time and a place for using super-majority rules to block legislation and/or nominees from coming to the Senate floor, “said Flake.
June 04, 2013
A mistake in the 2010 U.S. Census is forcing Yuma officials to alter their proposed budget for the next fiscal year. The Yuma Sun reports the Census mistakenly counted the population of a 2,400-inmate state prison as being in Yuma.
June 04, 2013
Federal prosecutors want some of the files on the 2011 Tucson shooting to stay sealed. About 2,700 pages of documents relating to Jared Loughner’s rampage were released in late March.Two hundred pages remain sealed.
June 04, 2013
The Pac-12 conference, which includes Arizona State and the University of Arizona, says it will be implementing new rules for football practices in an effort to cut down on injuries.The effort is primarily focused on limiting concussions and head trauma.
June 03, 2013
The number of people dying in motorcycle crashes continues to go up in Arizona, according to the state’s annual statistics on roadway fatalities that came out Monday. Last year, 139 people in Arizona were killed on motorcycles.
June 03, 2013
Latino voter turnout is still lagging behind other ethnic groups, according to a new study from the PEW Research Center. Despite rapid growth of eligible voters since the last election, only 48 percent of Latinos went to the polls in 2012.
June 03, 2013
Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett will be in Washington, D.C. Tuesday morning to testify before a Congressional committee. Bennett will address members of the Committee on House Administration, during a hearing on a bill known as the “Voter Registration Efficiency Act.
June 03, 2013
A new large-scale renewable energy project is coming to Arizona. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell announced Monday details of the Quartzsite Solar Project, and two other solar plants in Nevada. When built, Jewell said they are expected to generate enough electricity to power nearly 200,000 homes.
June 03, 2013
Pro's Ranch Markets chief financial officer says the Latin American grocer will emerge from Chapter 11 bankruptcy within nine months. Executives blame the economy and immigration policy for their problems.
June 03, 2013

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