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Loop 101 Bridge Freeway Closures Are Gone
The weekend is over, and that means some freeway closures are also gone. That includes the construction work over the Loop 101 in the East Valley. The Department of Transportation is closer to completing the Galveston Street Bicycle and Pedestrian Bridge over the 101 Price Freeway.
Oct. 3, 2013
New Website Design Spares Some Users Trips To MVD
The Arizona Department of Transportation says recent improvements to the design of the servicearizona.com website should make it easier to skip a visit to the MVD for many common transactions. ADOT spokesman Harold Saunders said you will be able to get the answers you need without paying any more.
Oct. 3, 2013
AARP Wants Method For Calculating Cost-Of-Living To Remain The Same
Volunteers and staff of Arizona AARP are lobbying members of Congress this week to not change the way cost-of-living adjustments are calculated for Social Security recipients. A new report form the AARP Public Policy Institute calculates that every benefit dollar generates two dollars in spending by Arizona individuals and businesses, adding almost $30 billion a year to the state’s economy.
Oct. 3, 2013
Former Arizona Gaming Director To Challenge Horne For Attorney General
Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne will have competition for the GOP nomination in next year’s Republican primary. Former Arizona Gaming Director Mark Brnovich has filed paperwork to run against Horne, less than a week after stepping down from his post.
Oct. 3, 2013
Reward For Information On Javelina Poaching
Arizona Game and Fish is offering up to $1,000 in reward money for information leading to an arrest in a javelina poaching incident over the weekend in the mountains west of Tucson. Spokesman Mark Hart said the animal was killed with a bow and arrow.
Oct. 3, 2013
Martha McSally Announces She Will Run Again For 2nd Congressional District
Retired United States Air Force combat pilot Martha McSally is again running for Congress. The unsuccessful 2012 Republican nominee in Arizona's 2nd Congressional District announced Tuesday that she will seek her party's nomination in 2014.
Oct. 3, 2013
Many High School Students Are Not Prepared For Their Next Year Of Studies
SAT scores came out Thursday, and the results were pretty bleak. The College Board, which sponsors the SAT, said that about 60 percent of college-bound high school kids who have taken the test this year are not ready for the next level of studies.
Oct. 3, 2013
Arizonans Reduced Driving By 9 Percent Per Person
Arizonans are driving fewer miles these days, and technology and ride-sharing programs are making it easier to get around without relying on a car.  A report released Tuesday by the Arizona Public Interest Research Group Education Fund said Arizonans have reduced their driving by more than 9 percent per person since 2006.
Oct. 3, 2013
Board To Oversee The Distribution Of Property In Warren Jeffs Sect
A Utah judge will have two dozen candidates to pick from as she names a board to redistribute property in a polygamous Arizona town. The judge is preparing to name five to seven people for a board that will oversee the redistribution of homes and property in Warren Jeffs' polygamous sect on the Utah-Arizona border.
Oct. 3, 2013
Globes Last Picture Show
GLOBE, Ariz. — Carloads of moviegoers rolled into the Apache Drive In – just as they have been for generations. The theater opened in 1954, and in this location 20 years later. But the crowd didn’t come for some recent Hollywood release.
Oct. 3, 2013
State Parks Prepare For Influx Of Visitors
With the national parks shutting down Tuesday, Arizona’s state parks are preparing to pick up the slack. Spokeswoman Ellen Bilbrey said they are getting ready for an influx of people who have had their camping plans upset.
Oct. 3, 2013
Looking Back To Phoenixs History And The Rosson House
The current edition of Phoenix Magazine includes a look back to the city’s history when President Richard Nixon helped make it possible for Mayor John Driggs and Phoenix to buy the Rosson House, a legendary mansion built in 1895.
Oct. 3, 2013
Fire Crews Cut Down Trees In West Valley To Fight Brush Fire
Fire crews are battling a brush fire in the West Valley. Rural Metro Fire’s Colin Williams says firefighters are stamping out the blaze by cutting down salt cedar trees in the area. “Salt cedar has a high oil content so it burns very hot and very smoky,” Williams said.
Oct. 3, 2013
Government Shutdown Could Put Snag In Travel Plans
While the federal government is shutdown, AAA warns travelers will have to wait longer for a passport or change their plans entirely. AAA’s Stephanie Dembowski said the shutdown will definitely snag travel in and out of the country.
Oct. 3, 2013
How Cultural Writers And Figures Have Shaped Phoenixs History
Some of us who have spent most of our lives in Phoenix can be a little sensitive, prickly even, when we are told the city’s history is, well, lacking. When a place grows so rapidly in a short period of a few decades, what does history even mean? Arizona State University professor of Spanish and women and gender studies David William Foster has written about how cultural figures and writers have shaped Phoenix.
Oct. 3, 2013

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