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Tucson mail to be directed through Phoenix sooner
Mail heading for Tucson will be processed in Phoenix starting this year.  The U.S. Postal Service originally planned on the change next year, but moved up the date, as part of a its plan to save money.
Sept. 20, 2013
Scientists to temporarily lose contact with Mars rover Curiosity
NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity will be on its own for a little while starting next week. Jim Bell, a professor for Arizona State University's School of Earth and Space Exploration, told us why and what it will be doing in the interim.
Sept. 20, 2013
Longer, hotter days means ozone season is here
April marks the start of Ozone Season in the Valley, which runs through September -- a longer-than-average season for higher levels of ozone pollution. Ozone is produced when heat and sunlight interact with vehicle emissions and other chemicals in the air, so the long, hot days of summer are prime conditions for producing elevated ozone levels.
Sept. 20, 2013
Louis Taylor looks ahead
One day after his release, Louis Taylor says he’s trying to adjust to his freedom. Taylor was released from prison on Tuesday, after serving 40 years behind bars. Louis Taylor breaks down as he talks about when he was convicted in 1973 of setting the Pioneer Hotel fire and responsible for the deaths of 29 people who died in the blaze.
Sept. 20, 2013
Defense Department to give $250 million to Tucson?s Raytheon for new missiles
Tucson-based defense contractor Raytheon Missile Systems was awarded more than $250 million in two Defense Department contracts Friday, which fulfill commitments from the Army and the US Missile Defense Agency.
Sept. 20, 2013
Whole Foods to require GMO labels on foods
A grocery chain with outlets in Arizona says it will start requiring the labeling of genetically modified foods in its stores. Whole Foods is the first major retailer in the country to announce the change, but it won’t take effect until 2018.
Sept. 20, 2013
Attorney General opposes polygamists in northern Arizona, civil unions in southern Arizona
Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne is planning to file a lawsuit challenging the city of Bisbee's new civil union ordinance. He's also continuing efforts to challenge marshals in the polygamous community of Colorado City.
Sept. 20, 2013
StoryCorps Phoenix: Amy Donohue and James Pietragallo
We are pleased to share the voices and conversations of our community from StoryCorps Phoenix. StoryCorps Phoenix is the project that records the stories of everyday people and archives them at the Library of Congress.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona runners use social media to communicate in Boston
Reports indicate all of the more than 250 Arizonans who ran Monday's Boston Marathon survived the finish line explosions without injury. Barry Anderson of the Runner's Den in Phoenix, says many in the Arizona group didn't know what to think, at first.
Sept. 20, 2013
Fresh & Easys uncertain future
In the United Kingdom, Tesco is the number one grocery chain. But in Arizona, California and Nevada – not so much. So when grocery giant Tesco announced Wednesday it was selling all its 200 U.S. stores, it didn’t come out of the blue.
Sept. 20, 2013
StoryCorps Phoenix: Cat Hammad, Chandra Hammad and Tamara Heins
We are pleased to share the voices and conversations of our community from StoryCorps Phoenix. StoryCorps Phoenix is the project that records the stories of everyday people and archives them at the Library of Congress.
Sept. 20, 2013
Pinal County Attorney advises against county workers processing medical marijuana dispensary applications
Pinal County’s top prosecutor wants his county to stop processing permits for medical marijuana dispensaries.  Pinal County Attorney Lando Voyles has told the Pinal County Board of Supervisors he is recommending against county workers accepting, processing or issuing permits for marijuana sales or cultivation.
Sept. 20, 2013
McCain: Boston suspect shouldnt have been Mirandized so soon
Senator John McCain wants to clarify his position on how the Boston Marathon bombing suspect should be treated while in custody.  He says he does not think Dzhokhar Tsarnaev should be tried as an enemy combatant, but he thinks it was a mistake to read him his Miranda rights so soon.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona Islamic leader urges Muslims to report radical jihadist behavior
A Muslim leader is trying to improve public perceptions about members of Arizona’s Islamic community in the wake of the Boston bombing. The faith leader also said local Muslims need to do more to report radical Islamists.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona utilities say they are ready for summer demand
Arizona utilities this week gave regulators a sense of how their supply of energy is looking for this summer. They told members of the Arizona Corporation Commission that they are ready to handle the increased demand that higher temperatures will bring.
Sept. 20, 2013
Hopi tribe free to gather eaglets for religious ceremonies
The federal government has decided against limiting the number of nesting golden eagles that Hopis can collect for religious ceremonies. The Hopi tribe had been authorized to collect 40 eaglets this year for religious use.
Sept. 20, 2013
Scottsdale wants residents to decide $212M bond program
The Scottsdale City Council wants voters to decide if the city should fund a $212 million bond program to pay for parks, libraries, roads, and other infrastructure projects. Voters will decide the four bond questions during the Nov.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona consumers feeling more confident about economy
Arizona consumers are apparently feeling more confident about the economy.  New figures from the Behavior Research Center show 29 percent think current business conditions are good. That's the best number in years, with the percentage who think jobs are hard to get now at just 43 percent.
Sept. 20, 2013
Jeff Flakes difficult week at home
Congress returns to D.C. Monday after a week-long recess. For Republican Senator Jeff Flake going back to Washington may come as a relief. Caren Teves, whose son died at the Aurora, Colo., movie theater shootings last year, outside Sen.
Sept. 20, 2013
Waste-to-energy plant top open in Glendale
A power plant that converts garbage into renewable energy will soon be operating in Glendale. The project will cost $110 million. City of Glendale officials say the waste-to-energy plant will be built on the Glendale Municipal Landfill near the Glendale airport.
Sept. 20, 2013

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