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Extra clean up crews will be on the streets of Ahwatukee Saturday. They will be out there for several more days cleaning up the mess left behind by a storm earlier this week. So far city crews have removed more than 100 tons of trees, branches, leaves and other green waste as well as another three tons of debris.
July 20, 2013
Allegiant Air is facing criticism for a two-hour delay Wednesday that left passengers stuck onboard with little air conditioning. The airline said the delay at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport was necessary for safety reasons.
July 19, 2013
Valley residents now have three times more choices, if they are in the mood for some outlet shopping. Directory for the Phoenix Premium Outlets. (Photo by Mark Brodie-KJZZ) We now have three outlet malls close by, two of which have opened in the last 12 months, and that raises some questions.
July 19, 2013
Flags around Arizona will go back up to full staff at sunset Friday evening. Governor Brewer had ordered them to be at half-staff for 19 days, in memory of the 19 members of the Granite Mountain Hotshot Crew who died fighting the Yarnell Hill Fire.
July 19, 2013
It’s July, and that means the summer monsoon season is upon us. Dust storms of Biblical proportions may assault Phoenix the same way they always have, but what’s new is the way we hear about them. For some of us, those automatic smartphone warnings are getting downright annoying.
July 19, 2013
A couple months ago, vandals sprayed nearly 50 tags at Saguaro National Park east of Tucson, including more than a dozen of the iconic cactuses that cover the landscape. An example of vandalism at the BLM site.
July 19, 2013
Battles were fought across the country during the U.S. Civil War more than 150 years ago. A few of those battles were fought right here in Arizona. Picacho Peak as it is today. (Photo courtesy of Arizona State Parks) As a matter of fact the farthest west civil war conflict was near Picacho Peak, the summit that sits 50 miles north of Tucson.
July 19, 2013
There is a piece of presidential history parked at an Arizona airport. It is one of the first airplanes to fly President Dwight D. Eisenhower around the world in the 1950s.  This is one of three Lockheed Constellation planes President Eisenhower used during the early years of his presidency in the 1950's.
July 19, 2013
Arizona's jobless rate was up two-tenths of a point last month, on some unexpected soft numbers in education. It's not unusual for education to drop off at this time of the year, as non-professional staffers are laid off over the summer.
July 19, 2013
A new report sketches out where the job openings will be in Arizona over the next two years. And, even though the state is turning out some 24,000 college graduates a year, the report says three-quarters of the available jobs will go to people with a high school diploma or less.
July 19, 2013
The opportunity to buy a home at a discount, fix it up and flip it for a profit is on the decline in Arizona. The latest RealtyTrac study of the market shows there were 33 percent fewer single family homes flipped in the state during the first six months of this year, and 35 percent fewer in metro Phoenix.
July 19, 2013
The Arizona Diamondbacks have introduced the Luchador as an official mascot of the team.  The luchador has been introduced as the new Diamondbacks mascot. (Photo courtesy of Arizona Diamondbacks)  Last year the team introduced the Lucha Libre mask.
July 18, 2013
Arizonans are living longer, according to a new study from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. The state ranked third in the nation for the highest life expectancy of 85 years. Kara Christ, spokeswoman for the Arizona Department of Health Services, said the climate is a factor in how long people live.
July 18, 2013
Monday’s monsoon didn’t last long, but its effects are still being felt. South of Phoenix, the Wild West attraction known as Rawhide has closed temporarily to deal with the storm’s damage.Rawhide Western Town and Steakhouse always shuts down in August, but the recent microburst moved the schedule up a few weeks.
July 18, 2013
Arizona Senator John McCain said he will block Army General Martin Dempsey's nomination for a second term as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. McCain said he is not satisfied with Dempsey’s responses to questions about the potential use of U.
July 18, 2013
The family of man killed in a Maricopa County jail is being offered a $300,000 settlement. That is far less than the family was asking for. Weitse Ten Boden was a Dutch citizen and permanent resident in the U.
July 17, 2013
The arrival of the monsoons is good news for hikers and campers across southern Arizona. Starting Friday, fire restrictions will be lifted in the southeastern part of the state including the Coronado National Forest, Saguaro National Park and many other federal and state lands.
July 17, 2013
When it is 115 degrees outside or 105 degrees with rising humidity, you may not want to heat up your kitchen by cooking in the oven, and firing up the barbecue is not a refreshing way to spend the afternoon, either.
July 17, 2013
State police in Phoenix have seized a load of heroin worth about $1.5 million.  It is the agency’s biggest heroin bust in memory, said Department of Public Safety spokesman Bart Graves. The largest heroin bust in Arizona DPS memory occured when 60 pounds of the drug were found in three West Phoenix homes.
July 17, 2013
The merits, legality and logistics of Arizona’s Medical Marijuana Program have spent a lot of time in traditional courtrooms, even after a majority in the court of public opinion approved it at the ballot box in 2010.
July 17, 2013

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