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Summers in Arizona not only mean an increase in the temperature, but also in the number of tire blowouts. A new study by the Arizona Department of Transportation says tire shreds are the most dangerous road debris in the state.
July 09, 2013
The state of Arizona has retained a former immigration official as an expert in a bid to deny driver’s licenses to ‘dreamers’ eligible for the deferred action program. That program allows children who came to the country illegally to stay in the United States and to work here.
July 09, 2013
The Mesa City Council is scheduled to vote on a  $130 million bond issue Monday night. If approved, the proposal would go to voters in a November special election for public safety and road improvements.
July 08, 2013
Arizona police departments were busy over the Fourth of July holiday weekend enforcing DUI and traffic laws. Last summer at this time, more than 650 DUI arrests were made, while nearly half that amount was reported this year.
July 08, 2013
Phoenix’s foreclosure crisis may finally be over. Arizona State University said the Valley’s foreclosure rate has now hit normal historical levels. Foreclosures in the Phoenix area are down 53 percent from last year, and Mike Orr with Arizona State University’s W.
July 08, 2013
Mike Varney, head of the Tucson Metro Chamber, wants to make one thing clear. He is not launching a campaign against the nickname “Old Pueblo.” But Varney and chamber chairman Kurt Wadlington did write that Tucson's moniker is “great for history buffs, but a mindset and attitude toward prosperity is long overdue.
July 08, 2013
Hundreds of people who were forced out of Yarnell are returning home Monday after a wildfire forced them to flee for safety more than a week ago. Vehicles lined up along the highway into Yarnell well before the evacuation order was lifted at 9 a.
July 08, 2013
Monsoon rains in Tucson are leading to swift water rescues, according to fire officials.They had a pair of them Friday within hours of one another. Tucson fire Captain Chris Jurvig said a family was rescued first.
July 08, 2013
The United States House of Representatives will begin taking up immigration reform legislation in the days ahead. Some say the measure approved in the Senate is dead on arrival in the lower chamber, but Congressman Trent Franks (R-Ariz.
July 08, 2013
A new report puts Arizona’s state highway system in the middle of the pack nationally, when it comes to overall performance and efficiency. The Reason Foundation ranks Arizona 23rd in the country in its latest study.
July 08, 2013
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.
July 08, 2013
The Arizona Department of Transportation has released a new map that identifies three possible routes for its dream project, a proposed commuter rail service linking Phoenix and Tucson. ADOT plans to narrow it down to a final train route by early next year.
July 08, 2013
Residents evacuated from more than 300 homes and businesses in communities near Kingman have been allowed to return to their property Sunday. They were forced to flee last week because of the “Dean Peak” wildfire that sparked during a lightning storm in the Hualapai Mountains.
July 07, 2013
The federal government is continuing to develop a group of so-called "solar energy zones" in Arizona and several other western states. The United States Department of the Interior announced Friday it's taking about 300,000 acres of public land off the table for new mining claims.
July 06, 2013
Spectators in the city of Phoenix saw 355 shells per minute explode in the night sky this Fourth of July. More than 75,000 residents watched the show at Steele Indian School Park, with thousands more lining nearby streets.
July 05, 2013
Residents of about 350 homes in northwestern Arizona remain evacuated this morning, as firefighters battle the Dean Peak wildfire, in the Hualapai Mountains. Spokeswoman Jan Bardwell said the blaze has grown to about 5400 acres, but that some progress has been made.
July 05, 2013
Two Mesa helicopter pilots are being credited with helping the pilot of a small plane, after his landing gear failed. Officer Darren Rigsby said he and his partner, both of whom are flight instructors, were in the area when they found out about the mechanical problems with the 1970 Cessna.
July 05, 2013
Every Independence Day, thousands of people crowd into Prescott's Pioneer Park for a huge, city-sponsored blowout. They bring their folding chairs, shade tents and coolers on wheels. But this time they've brought something else, too.
July 04, 2013
A volcano in Mexico has forced several U.S. airlines to cancel dozens of flights, including out of Phoenix. Earlier this week, authorities recorded several tremors at the 18,000 foot Popocatepetl volcano.
July 04, 2013
The medical examiners office in Phoenix has released autopsy results for the 19 hotshots who died Sunday in the Yarnell Hill Fire. The Maricopa County Medical Examiner’s office performed all 19 autopsies Tuesday and called in extra staff to handle the workload.
July 04, 2013

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