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Forest Service Expert Says Arizona Needs Its Own Tankers
A new report released Tuesday said a better plan is needed to deal with the U.S. Forest Service’s airtanker shortage. The Government Accountability Office said the Forest Service should work with the Department of the Interior to develop a more coordinated approach, but not everyone is sold on that strategy.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona Is Sixth Most Expensive State For Car Owners
Driving throughout the Valley is costly. A recent study by Bankrate.com said that Arizona is the sixth most expensive state for car owners, and car insurance, or lack thereof, can lead to high rates.
Sept. 20, 2013
Willcox Bike Ride Helps Students And State Economy
This Labor Day weekend the Willcox Chamber of Commerce and a local cycling club have organized a 66 mile bike ride to benefit high school students in Willcox. The Willcox Flyer bike ride is just one of the approximately 250 cycling events held in Arizona each year.
Sept. 20, 2013
Maricopa County Attorney
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.
Sept. 20, 2013
Canyon Lake Closed For Labor Day Weekend
Holiday travelers may have to look beyond Canyon Lake for the Labor Day weekend. The lake and part of the surrounding Boulder Recreation area will be closed. The Salt River Project said Canyon Lake, about 45 minutes northeast of Mesa, will be lowered through the weekend, but it is not due to drought.
Sept. 20, 2013
Despite Law, Few Escorts Register With City
Go to the escort section for Phoenix on backpage.com and you will find a very long list of adult ads. If the escorts advertising there are following the law, each one will be licensed and registered with the city.
Sept. 20, 2013
Wanted: Ferret Spotters
The black footed ferret has been endangered for decades and was twice considered extinct, but it now lives in pockets across the west, thanks to reintroduction efforts and monitoring, and every spring and fall, Arizona Game and Fish looks for volunteer ferret spotters near Seligman.
Sept. 20, 2013
Tucson Electric Looking To Diversify Power Sources
Tucson Electric Power says it is diversifying its energy portfolio, which will mean generating more power from renewable sources.The company says it is attempting to take advantage of low natural gas prices by entering into talks with Entegra Power Group to buy its gas-fired generating unit at the Gila River Generating Station in Gila Bend.
Sept. 20, 2013
Illegal Crossings Increasingly Deadly Along South Texas Border
A costly game of cat and mouse unfolds nightly along the banks of the Rio Grande in South Texas. The number of immigrants crossing illegally there has doubled in the last four years, making it the busiest section along the Southwest border.
Sept. 20, 2013
Forecasters: Valley Stuck Under A Deep Plume Of Tropical Moisture
More than two inches of rain have fallen in some parts of the North Valley, which have lead to power outages, traffic delays and flash-flood warnings. Rain falls at the campus of Grand Canyon University in West Phoenix Monday.
Sept. 20, 2013
Same Sex Marriage In Arizona Put On Hold
Same sex marriage in Arizona is going to be on hold at least for a few more years. Organizers have said national gay rights groups want to focus in 2014 on states that generally seemed more receptive to the concept than Arizona.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona Wildfires Less Destructive Than Average This Year
Arizona continues to grieve the loss of 19 hotshot firefighters, during the summer wildfire season. But, in terms of lost forests, this year was less destructive than average, according to Fire Prevention Officer Carrie Dennett, of the State Forestry Division.
Sept. 20, 2013
Authorities Stress Importance Of Child Car Seats
Authorities around the country are putting an emphasis on child safety seats this week. They're reminding you that you need a safety seat each and every time a child rides in a motor vehicle. AAA spokeswoman Michelle Donatti says there's a good reason for that.
Sept. 20, 2013
Three Students Sick From Cough Medicine
Three male students at Poston Butte High School in San Tan Valley are recovering after taking cough medicine that had been brought onto the campus. Rural Metro spokesman Colin Williams says the three teens were having some serious side effects but are expected to be okay.
Sept. 20, 2013

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