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The boards of directors of two Valley health care companies have signed off on a deal to form a system-wide affiliation. Scottsdale Healthcare and John C. Lincoln Health Network earlier this year announced plans to form Scottsdale Lincoln Health Network.
August 29, 2013
Despite years of using private aircraft to fight forest fires, the Forest Service and Interior Department do not know how effective the aircraft are against wildfires. That is one of the findings from a study by the Government Accountability Office.
August 29, 2013
Wednesday was the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s iconic March on Washington. George Dean was 23 when Martin Luther King Jr. led his historic civil rights march in Washington, D.C.
August 28, 2013
Gov. Jan Brewer has selected a new leader of the Arizona National Guard.  He will replace a general who ran the agency for five years. Brewer appointed Col. Michael McGuire as the next adjutant general of the Arizona National Guard.
August 28, 2013
A year-long investigation into the illegal sale of prescription drugs by the Mesa Police Department has resulted in 12 arrests so far. The department’s Street Crimes Unit has spent the last 12 months looking into people who either own or operate Yerberia shops in the Valley.
August 28, 2013
In 2010, Fronteras Desk contributor Lorne Matalon rode on a train known as La Bestia (The Beast) ferrying Central Americans through Mexico. That train derailed last weekend, killing at least six Hondurans and critically injuring at least 16 others.
August 28, 2013
A Republican state lawmaker is now officially exploring a possible candidacy for secretary of state. Scottsdale state Sen. Michele Reagan had formed an exploratory committee for her candidacy in December then left the paperwork blank on which office she planned to pursue.
August 28, 2013
The United States State Department has lifted travel warnings for Rocky Point, a Mexican beach town southwest of Tucson, but travelers should still exercise caution. The Arizona Daily Star said the government recommends using the Lukeville boarder crossing in order to limit driving through Mexico, and the State Department urges U.
August 28, 2013
A new Rocky Mountain poll indicates Arizona voters are divided on the job being done by Republican Gov.Jan Brewer. Jim Haynes is with the Behavior Research Center in Phoenix.  “Thirty-one percent rates the governor highly—that is doing an excellent or good job,” said Jim Haynes with the Behavior Research Center in Phoenix.
August 28, 2013
There's a warning this morning that a new appellate court ruling could make police officers think twice about performing rescues. The case involves Department of Public Safety officer Ross Read who permanently injured his knee while rescuing a woman who had flipped her truck.
August 28, 2013
Police in Prescott Valley have arrested a Cottonwood man for threatening workers in a grocery store with a meat tenderizing mallet. Sergeant Brandon Bonney said 34-year-old Jason Thrift was taken into custody after he could not locate his wife and 18-month-old child.
August 28, 2013
Four Phoenix City Council seats were up for a vote in Tuesday's election, and there will be a runoff election for two of the seats. Incumbents Jim Waring and Sal DiCiccio secured re-election in Districts 2 and 6.
August 28, 2013
A judge has ruled the Maricopa County Attorney's Office can move forward with plans to retry a high-profile murder case. :Debra Milke’s lawyers had argued the county attorney’s office was pursuing the case for political reasons.
August 27, 2013
Much of Phoenix was blanketed by a dust cloud Monday night as a storm blew through the central and western parts of the metro area. Between a quarter and three quarters of an inch of rain fell. Tempe saw downed trees and power lines.
August 27, 2013
Some New Mexico officials are urging the Arizona Corporation Commission not to deregulate electricity sales. They contend the decision in Arizona could decimate the New Mexico economy.The Arizona Corporation Commission is considering deregulating the state's electric market.
August 27, 2013
Former Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano, gave her farewell speech as Homeland Security Secretary today, praising the department's response to critical issues during her tenure. But, she ended her address by giving advice to her successor, saying that security problems will continue, “Many things still need tending and my successor will most certainly have a full plate on his or her hands,” Napolitano said.
August 27, 2013
Federal officials have agreed not to try to capture and relocate wolves that enter Arizona, from Mexico. The United States Fish and Wildlife Service has been involved in a reintroduction program for the wolves for nearly two decades, but the announcement that Mexico was launching its own reintroduction program, just south of the border, caused complications.
August 27, 2013
The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office says it has erected its first cross marking the death of an illegal border crosser, since announcing an effort to put the GPS markers along I-8 just over a week ago.
August 27, 2013
Another dust storm and thunderstorm blew through the Phoenix metropolitan area last night, after heavy rain fell on many parts of western Arizona. Winds from the approaching storm system around sundown pushed a hazy brown cloud over most of the Valley.
August 27, 2013
PHOENIX (AP) — Three federal judges have been appointed to hear a constitutional challenge to the state's redistricting commission process.The Republican-controlled Legislature led by Senate President Andy Biggs and House Speaker Andy Tobin filed suit in federal court in June 2012.
August 27, 2013

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