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Did You Know: How Dreamy Draw In Phoenix Got Its Name
One of the most scenic spots in the city is the Phoenix Mountain Preserve that runs up along State Route 51.The area is also known as the Dreamy Draw. You might think the name comes from its majestic views, but you’d be wrong.
Oct. 12, 2013
Experts Discuss How To Preserve Arizonas Forests
Too little water and too many trees is a combination leading to mega-fires. Arizona's forest experts gathered to discuss solutions to the state's forest and watershed problems. The two-day Finding Solutions Conference, hosted by Salt River Project in Scottsdale focused on investment strategies to fund forest preservation.
Oct. 12, 2013
Furloughed Civilian Workers Ordered Back To The Job At Arizona Military Bases
Hundreds of civilian employees at Arizona’s military bases returned to work Monday after they were furloughed last week in the federal shutdown. They were called back by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel over the weekend.
Oct. 12, 2013
2 Arrested In Connection To Sale Of Knockoff Merchandise
A Phoenix man has been arrested for selling counterfeit high-end brand name items at swap meets and other places. Phoenix police Detective James Holmes says 40-year-old Rafael Castro and a woman identified as a person of interest were taken into custody after 921 knockoff items were seized following a five-month-long investigation.
Oct. 12, 2013
Light Rail Line Could Come To South Phoenix
South Phoenix is getting some transportation attention: Valley Metro has plans for a light rail line in the area. It’s holding two public hearings next week on the proposal. Spokeswoman Susan Tierney said the line would connect to the existing one at Jefferson, and then head south on Central, to about Baseline.
Oct. 12, 2013
Old Tucson Marks 75th Anniversary
An iconic Southern Arizona landmark is celebrating a big anniversary this year — and it’s opening for the season Friday. I’ll spare you a really dreadful John Wayne impression and just say Old Tucson turns 75 years old.
Oct. 12, 2013
ASU To Demolish Part Of North End Zone Seating At Sun Devil Stadium
Arizona State University football fans will find fewer seats at Sun Devil Stadium next fall. After years of planning, the university has announced plans to demolish part of the north end of the stadium.
Oct. 12, 2013
Coconino National Forest Campsites, Recreation Areas Closed
If you’re planning to go camping this weekend, you might have a difficult time finding a place to do so. Now, due to a lack of federal government funding, the U.S. Forest Service has closed all campgrounds and recreation areas in the Coconino National Forest.
Oct. 12, 2013
Interior Department Considers Offers To Re-Open Park But Releases Few Details
Arizona officials are still waiting for details of any possible plan to reopen Grand Canyon National Park. And, Governor Brewer’s press aide, Andrew Wilder says even though the Interior Department has announced it would consider offers from the states to use local dollars to fund park operations, a conversation with Secretary Sally Jewell provided few details.
Oct. 12, 2013
Gilbert Now A Hotbed Of Locally Owned Shops, Restaurants
As the temperatures cool down a little we head to another of the Valley’s hot corners — spots that have something going on. Today's tour guide is Kimber Lanning, Executive Director of Local First Arizona.
Oct. 12, 2013
States Rainy Day Fund Could Help Families Affected By Shutdown
On Monday Gov. Jan Brewer ordered the Arizona Department of Economic Security to redirect $650,000 from its budget to cover the cost of issuing welfare checks to needy families. More than 5,000 low income Arizona families are entering their second week without assistance due to the federal government shutdown.
Oct. 12, 2013
Arizona Carries Out First Of Two October Executions
On Wednesday, Arizona carried out the first of two executions scheduled for this month. Edward Schad, the oldest person on its death row was put to death this morning.The 71-year-old Schad was given a lethal dose of pentobarbital at the state prison in Florence, and was pronounced dead at 10:12 a.
Oct. 12, 2013
Three Overdue Hikers Are Okay
A Coconino County Sheriff’s search and rescue team has located three people who were overdue on a hiking trip in the rugged West Fork area of Oak Creek Canyon. Spokesman Gerry Blair says the 73-year-old Flagstaff man, who was with a 31-year-old man and woman from Michigan, went out Sunday and were due back Tuesday night.
Oct. 12, 2013
Bill Bryson And The Summer Of 1927
You probably know a lot about the summer of 1927 without even knowing it. Some of the 20th Century’s most noteworthy people did their most noteworthy things that year: Charles Lindbergh made his Atlantic flight; Babe Ruth made his assault on the home run record; and the first true "talking picture" was filmed, among other things.
Oct. 12, 2013
Two Executions Move Ahead, Despite ACLUs Attempt To Stop Them
Two planned executions will proceed despite the efforts of the American Civil Liberties Union to prove the drug being used in their execution does not meet standards. Pentobarbital is among the three drugs used in an execution.
Oct. 12, 2013
Local Journalist Tries Her Hand At Childrens Books
Journalist Jana Bommersbach was an award-winning investigative reporter for the Phoenix New Times, a regular columnist for Phoenix Magazine and she wrote the authoritative story of one of Arizona’s crime legends in the book "The Trunk Murderess: Winnie Ruth Judd.
Oct. 12, 2013

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