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Arizona State University W.P. Carey School Economics Professor Robert Mittelstaedt is criticizing Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne’s decision to join the United States Department of Justice in stopping the merger of Tempe-based US Airways and American Airlines.
August 14, 2013
While most of the nation experiences a cool down this week, it’s unusually hot and dry for central Arizona and will remain that way through the weekend. But, Mark O’Malley with the National Weather Service says the hot weather does not signal an end to the monsoon season.
August 14, 2013
The stock prices for American Airlines and US Airways did not take kindly to yesterday’s news that the justice department would try to block the companies’ merger. Tempe-based US Airways watched shares sink 13 percent.
August 14, 2013
Students will move into Arizona’s State University’s Manzanita Hall on Saturday for the first time in more than two years. The dorm will reopen after a $50 million renovation.  Manzy Hall, as it's known, has been an ASU fixture for more than four decades.
August 13, 2013
The home furnishing industry is starting to pick up again as the nation’s housing market continues to improve. According to Furniture Today, an industry newspaper, sales are expected to increase more than 4 percent this year.
August 13, 2013
A Southwestern shrub is now protected under the federal Endangered Species Act. The Gierish mallow, found only in Arizona and Utah, is now protected under the federal Endangered Species Act. It's estimated that only 18 groups of mallows remain in the Southwest.
August 13, 2013
Federal prosecutors want a judge to reject a former Arizona congressman's appeal on corruption charges. Rick Renzi represented what was then Arizona's first congressional district from 2003 until 2009.
August 13, 2013
Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne is suing the Justice Department to allow Arizona to participate in a program that brings quicker action on appeals by death row inmates. Horne says Arizona followed Bush-era rules that shaved about 10 years off the average delay, but that President Barack Obama scrapped them and has yet to draft new ones.
August 13, 2013
Senator John McCain told business leaders in downtown Phoenix Monday that he disagrees with the federal government’s decision to reject disaster relief aid for the Yarnell Hill Fire. Senator John McCain shakes hands with Debbie Johnson, president of the Arizona Lodging & Tourism Association.
August 12, 2013
Senator John McCain used the Congressional recess to lobby for immigration reform in front of business leaders in downtown Phoenix. Senator John McCain shakes hands with Debbie Johnson, president of the Arizona Lodging & Tourism Association.
August 12, 2013
A man convicted of murdering nine people in a West Valley Buddhist temple in 1991 is being tried again for those murders. A federal appeals court ruled that Johnathan Doody’s confession before his first trial was not voluntary.
August 12, 2013
 Wildlife is becoming a problem for residents in Flagstaff. The Arizona Game and Fish Department said people are purposely leaving food out for animals like deer and elk, attracting the animals.
August 12, 2013
A popular tourist attraction in Southeastern Arizona may be closing down.  Bisbee’s underground mine tour may be a safety hazard. City officials say the mining company that owns the property has notified them it’s terminating the lease for the Queen Mine Tour out of safety concerns.
August 12, 2013
There's now a customized online website to provide specific information about various options under the Affordable Care Act. AARP Arizona's Cynthia Fagyas says in order to use it, you need to answer seven simple questions, like where you live, your gender and your income bracket.
August 12, 2013
President Obama has announced he wants to reform the government surveillance program. It's a program congressman Pete King has called "a monumental failure of wartime leadership." On Fox News, Sunday, Arizona Senator John McCain said the case of NSA leaker Eric Snowden is an indicator of the relationship between the United States and Russia.
August 12, 2013
Arizona's Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal is warning about the possible mass retention of third graders at the end of this year. Huppenthal says based on the most recent AIMS scores, school districts need to act now to help kids meet the minimum reading standards that will allow them to move on.
August 12, 2013
The number of mothers choosing to breastfeed their babies is on the rise, according to the latest report from the Centers for Disease Control. Katherine Wilson-Thompson, an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, says that is not an anomaly but that too many of those mothers are giving up too quickly.
August 12, 2013
The Federal Communications Commission has voted to make long distance phone calls from prison inmates more affordable. It is an issue that prison reform advocates have pressed for a decade. According to a statement released by the FCC, an estimated 2.
August 12, 2013
The Tucson City Council is fed up with abandoned shopping carts, and it is reviewing a proposal to fine retailers who are repeat offenders.  Store owners would see the fines added to their city water bills each month.
August 12, 2013
Arizonans can look upon a shooting star this weekend. The Perseid meteor shower happens every August, and at its peak it is quite radiant. Brian Skiff is a research scientist with the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff.
August 12, 2013

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