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A task force has arrested 26 people in connection with a drug distribution ring based in Williams. The Department of Public Safety says its Gang and Immigration Intelligence Team made the arrests after a seven-month investigation into illegal drug sales by street gangs.
May 02, 2013
Arizona consumers are apparently feeling more confident about the economy.  New figures from the Behavior Research Center show 29 percent think current business conditions are good. That's the best number in years, with the percentage who think jobs are hard to get now at just 43 percent.
May 02, 2013
A young bear found roaming near an East Mesa neighborhood Tuesday night has been moved.  Tom Cadden of the Arizona Game and Fish Department says the bear likely roamed into the residential area after being chased off by older and larger male bears.
May 02, 2013
The Tucson Unified School District has rolled out a nearly $85 million plan to desegregate its schools. The district must spend the money under an order by the U.S. Justice Department to racially diversify its staff and classrooms.
May 02, 2013
One of Arizona's fastest growing industries is not something economists and tourism officials like to talk about, even though it generates millions of dollars each year.  The girls live in cottages that are especially decorated with light cheerful decor.
May 02, 2013
Senator Jeff Flake said he is not surprised a poll out this week called him one of the most unpopular senators in the United States. A Public Policy Polling survey shows a big drop in support because of Flake’s recent vote against universal background checks for gun purchases.
May 01, 2013
A new study by the federal General Accounting Office said Arizona’s workplace safety inspectors are underpaid and overworked.  That puts a lot of employees in danger of  job site accidents that could injure or kill them.
May 01, 2013
Nine percent of the people born in Mexico live in the United States. This is one of the findings in a report released Wednesday from the Pew Hispanic Center. 65 percent of those of Mexican-origin living in the U.
May 01, 2013
Governor Brewer vetoed a bill Tuesday that would have created a new state certification for music therapists. The governor said the bill did not go far enough to  protect patients. Under Senate Bill 1437 the state health department would certify music therapists.
May 01, 2013
Arizona has cracked the top ten bicycle-friendly states, according to new rankings from the League of American Bicyclists.Washington State tops the list, for the sixth straight year, followed by Colorado, Oregon and Minnesota.
May 01, 2013
The number of unmarried women having children continues to increase. The U.S. Census Bureau released numbers today showing the Flagstaff area has the highest birth rate in the nation for unmarried women in their early twenties.
May 01, 2013
Senator Jeff Flake has been criticized by many on the left for his vote against expanded background checks for gun sales. He's also been hit hard by conservatives for being part of the Gang of Eight's efforts on comprehensive immigration reform.
May 01, 2013
Humorist and former Phoenix resident Laurie Notaro is back with her latest book of essays. This one, "The Potty Mouth at the Table," focuses on tales of rudeness. Author and humorist Laurie Notaro with Steve Goldstein.
May 01, 2013
Arizona's 9th Congressional District Representative Kyrsten Sinema is working to get her fellow congressional members to focus on the importance of college affordability. In two months, student loan interest rates will rise unless Congress acts.
May 01, 2013
The Herberger Theatre Center will host a one-night production of "8" by Dustin Lance Black. The play's focus is the federal trial of California's Proposition 8, which restricted recognized marriage to opposite sex couples.
May 01, 2013
President Barack Obama will make his first trip to Mexico since the election of Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto. Erik Lee of Arizona State University's North American Center for Transborder Studies says the two presidents will discuss trade and security issues.
May 01, 2013
The Phoenix Police Department will launch what it is calling the largest gun buyback program in Arizona history this Saturday – and the department is doing it with a looming deadline. On Monday, Governor Jan Brewer signed a law that prevents cities from melting down guns collected during buyback events.
May 01, 2013
Former Arizona Diamondbacks first baseman and broadcaster Mark Grace is about a month away from completing his four-month stay in the Tent City Jail. Grace is jailed by night and working as a hitting instructor at Salt River Fields by day, after a DUI conviction in Scottsdale last year.
May 01, 2013
The Scottsdale City Council wants voters to decide if the city should fund a $212 million bond program to pay for parks, libraries, roads, and other infrastructure projects. Voters will decide the four bond questions during the Nov.
May 01, 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 01, 2013

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