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The director of the Governor's Office of Highway Safety is discounting the National Transportation Safety Board's recommendation that states lower the blood-alcohol content for drunk drivers from the current 0.
May 15, 2013
House Speaker Andy Tobin is proposing an alternative to the governor's plan to add 300,000 people to the state's Medicaid rolls.  The state's $250 million share of the cost, under the governor's plan, would come from an assessment on hospitals.
May 15, 2013
Presidential and aviation buffs can bid on a piece of history today. An airplane that once carried vice presidents is going up for auction this morning, and it has had many famous fliers. Its primary mission was to carry the vice president, but presidents Ford, Carter, Reagan, Clinton and both Bushes also flew aboard the DC-9.
May 15, 2013
Former Arizona Congressman Jim Kolbe will marry his partner of eight years in Washington, D.C. this weekend.Kolbe, who served southern Arizona in Congress for 22 years, says it’s unfortunate the state doesn’t recognize same sex marriage.
May 14, 2013
The Phoenix Police Department will host its third and final planned gun buyback this weekend after an anonymous donor gave $100,000 for the effort. Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton announced a $100,000 anonymous donation to pay for this weekend's planned gun buyback program alongside Arizonans for Gun Safety President Hildy Saizow and Phoenix Police Commander Mike Kurtenbach.
May 14, 2013
Arizona voters appear likely to get another chance to weigh in on a proposal dealing with state sovereignty. The Arizona House on Tuesday approved a measure that would ask voters to allow the state to restrict its personnel and use of financial resources to purposes that are consistent with the Constitution, by passing an initiative or referendum or a new law, or by some other legal remedy.
May 14, 2013
Arizona welfare recipients may soon see a crackdown on their benefits, at least when it comes to certain industries. The House of Representatives unanimously passed a bill Tuesday that prohibits the use of benefits at liquor, gambling and adult entertainment businesses.
May 14, 2013
New research indicates that Arizona drivers are spending less time on the road. The study found that spikes in gas prices and increased use of mass transit are behind the trend.The report was released by the nonpartisan Arizona Public Interest Research Group.
May 14, 2013
A new report from the Arizona PIRG Education Fund says the state's driving boom is over. It says total vehicle travel miles peaked in 2007, and PIRG's Serena Unrein says driving is likely to decline further because of demographic changes involving the Millennial generation: those people born between 1983 and 2000.
May 14, 2013
Four people are in custody, after a series of metal thefts at one Peoria location. Police spokeswoman Amanda Jacinto says police noticed air conditioning units at a vacant business were increasingly being stripped, and staked out the area, arresting two husband and wife teams.
May 14, 2013
Phoenix wants to improve the financial scorecard for the municipal golf courses it owns and operates. Five of the courses lost a combined $2 million in the last fiscal year, and the city council will consider a plan Wednesday to have outside vendors run some of the operations.
May 14, 2013
The Senate Judiciary Committee will resume voting on amendments to a comprehensive immigration reform bill on Tuesday. Many of those amendments deal with border security, but a new report sheds light on the data missing from the current debate.
May 14, 2013
The north rim of the Grand Canyon officially opens to tourists this week.  The canyon’s south rim gets far more visitors, but tourists on the north rim may still notice federal budget cuts this summer.
May 13, 2013
With a Senate committee scheduled to continue work on immigration legislation that Arizona’s John McCain helped spearhead, the state’s senior Senator will be pushing another pet project Tuesday morning.
May 13, 2013
Construction is coming back to the Southwest, and with it, competition for construction workers. Construction season in Phoenix is starting, and building sites such as these need more and more workers.
May 13, 2013
Arizona Senator John McCain is calling the administration's response to the attack on the American embassy in Benghazi, Libya a cover-up. McCain said the revision of the 'talking points' to be used by Ambassador Susan Rice after the attack was a willful removal of information.
May 13, 2013
A new report said many renters in Arizona are being forced to choose between necessities, like food and paying the rent. The Center for Housing Policy report shows an increasing number of renters are spending more than half their household incomes on housing.
May 13, 2013
The state legislative session has been stalled the last several weeks as talks continue over Medicaid expansion. Governor Jan Brewer has asked lawmakers not to send her any more bills until there is agreement on Medicaid, and while lawmakers remain at the capitol, the cost of keeping them there is about to go down.
May 13, 2013
Help is on the way for drivers — and vendors — displaced by the closure of a section of Highway 89 in northern Arizona. Monday, work crews will begin improving an unpaved road that will serve temporarily as the new 89.
May 13, 2013
We are pleased to share the voices and conversations of our community from StoryCorps Phoenix. StoryCorps Phoenix is the project that records the stories of everyday people and archives them at the Library of Congress.
May 13, 2013

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