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TUCSON, Ariz. — Rev. Robin Hoover has long been involved with safety initiatives for migrants making the dangerous trek through the desert to try and enter the United States illegally. This Fourth of July he will be going to Altar, Mexico, to distribute what he hopes will become a new tool for survival.
July 04, 2014
The forest in Oak Creek Canyon is closed until the threat of monsoon rains and potential mudslides blows over. But businesses in the canyon are still open.
July 04, 2014
A pending merger could dramatically change public higher education in Arizona.
July 04, 2014
Fireworks were set to go off at Maryvale Baseball Park last night to celebrate the Fourth of July. The rain and dust storm stopped the fireworks show, but Maryvale didn't need them to come together as a community.
July 04, 2014
The statewide average price is $3.59-a-gallon, down about a penny from last week.
July 04, 2014
The Tohono O'odham Nation is one step closer to building a casino on the edge of Glendale.
July 04, 2014
Major changes may be underway for Phoenix-based PetSmart, which is the largest brick-and-mortar pet products company in the country. The retailer has fallen way behind in the online world and now could be up for sale.
July 03, 2014
Even though northern Arizona forests are in extreme fire danger, Flagstaff and Prescott plan to have fireworks shows on the Fourth of July. The cities take many precautions.
July 03, 2014
The number of high ozone alerts vary from year to year, but are most common during the Valley’s hot summer months. And rising temperatures could create complications for people with respiratory problems.
July 03, 2014
A Yarnell Elementary School is in danger of closing because of lack of funding. In just one year, the school’s enrollment dropped by 12 students.
July 03, 2014
The man accused of beating a Phoenix priest with a metal rod and fatally shooting another has had his arraignment delayed.
July 03, 2014
Since 1985, more than 63,000 refugees have resettled to Arizona. Nearly 1,000 of those refugees are from the African country of Burundi.
July 03, 2014
A city review board has concluded the Tucson police response to a large crowd following the U of A basketball loss in the NCAA tournament last March was generally proper.
July 03, 2014
For the first time in more than 30 years, it appears Arizonans will face no voter-proposed laws on the November ballot.
July 03, 2014
Gov. Jan Brewer is building funds to help determine who controls the state Legislature, and possibly who succeeds her as governor.
July 03, 2014
The Arizona Department of Transportation is coping with computer problems that are causing real trouble for motorists needing to do business the Motor Vehicle Division.
July 03, 2014
A lawsuit between a local home builder association and the city of Surprise could get uglier this summer when it goes before the Arizona Court of Appeals. The conflict is over the issue of impact fees.
July 02, 2014
The Arizona Heritage Fund is ready to dole out more than $400,000 for wildlife protection programs. Lawmakers tried to raid the fund’s coffers during the recession, but they ended up taking money away from other state programs that preserve wilderness areas.
July 02, 2014
The First Lady of Guatemala is in Southern Arizona to see how the region is handling the surge of unaccompanied child migrants, many of them from her home country. One of her stops today was a Border Patrol facility for kids in Nogales.
July 02, 2014
The officer who arrested Arizona State University professor Ersula Ore for jaywalking has been placed on administrative leave.
July 02, 2014

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