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Gov. Jan Brewer has opted to stop issuing driver's licenses to people in all deferred action programs. The decision comes after a federal judge told the state it’s action to refuse to issue licenses for people in the president’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals was probably unconstitutional discrimination, because the state allowed those in other programs to drive.
September 18, 2013
Three male students at Poston Butte High School in San Tan Valley are recovering after taking cough medicine that had been brought onto the campus. Rural Metro spokesman Colin Williams says the three teens were having some serious side effects but are expected to be okay.
September 18, 2013
An Arizona House committee got its first look Tuesday at proposals that would grant full state death benefits to some families of the firefighters killed in the Yarnell Hill Wildfire.  Arizona House Speaker Andy Tobin testifies about death benefits for families of fallen firefighters before members of the House Public Safety, Military and Regulatory Affairs Committee.
September 17, 2013
A former Phoenix police officer has been convicted of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, but a jury could not agree on charge of second-degree murder. Richard Chrisman was on trial for killing a man in 2010.
September 17, 2013
The Arizona Supreme Court has upheld the disbarment of a former Maricopa County prosecutor. Last year, a disciplinary panel of the Arizona Bar took Lisa Aubuchon’s law license away – the complaints against the former Deputy County Attorney stemmed mainly from lawsuits filed against public officials and judges.
September 17, 2013
A coalition of national and local advocates have started a campaign advocating for same-sex marriage in Arizona. It is one part of a state-by-state strategy to legalize gay marriage through lawsuits, ballot measures and by winning public opinion.
September 17, 2013
The Navajo Nation is asking FEMA to declare a major disaster for the area, after heavy rains and floods damaged homes, roads and infrastructure in many Native American communities.  Navajo nation spokesman Ernie Zah says the Tribe has already spent more than a million dollars to cope with the damage from several different storms.
September 17, 2013
A public campaign to get a majority of Arizonans to support gay marriage made its debut Tuesday morning. Supporters hope to win the public opinion battle, with an eye toward the 2016 election. At the podium, Nelda Majors and Karen Bailey are a lesbian couple who have been together for more than 50 years.
September 17, 2013
Arizona residents are being warned about the dangers of rattlesnakes after two people were bitten north of Tucson. Adam Goldberg of the Northwest Fire District says a 23-year-old man riding a mountain bike was bitten on the calf, and three hours later, a 68-year-old man was bitten while he worked in his yard.
September 17, 2013
Arizona is borrowing $200 million this week in a bid to save business owners money. The state’s jobless fund is supposed to support itself with a tax on employers, but during the recession it went broke.
September 17, 2013
A Kingman man is recovering after falling off a cliff while he was trying to run from police. Mohave County Sheriff’s deputy Rusty Cooper says 30-year-old Michael Caughlin faces a number of charges after driving off when he was stopped, and running away on foot when his car got stuck.
September 17, 2013
Tuesday afternoon an Arizona House Committee will hold the first of an expected series of hearings into the issue of benefits for seasonal firefighters. Some of the Granite Mountain Hotshots who died fighting the Yarnell Hill Fire were seasonal employees, meaning their survivors are not entitled to the same benefits as full-time employees.
September 17, 2013
US Airways and its prospective partner American Airlines set out Tuesday morning on a two-day summit to Washington, DC. The companies are sending 300 employees to argue in favor of an imperiled merger.
September 17, 2013
The Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport brought in more $1.3 billion in total economic benefits last fiscal year. That is according to a new study from the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University.
September 16, 2013
Gov. Jan Brewer's office said the state has more revenues than expected, and that means Arizona is on pace to emerge from its deficit next year. But, a Democratic legislative leader said the governor cannot take all of the credit.
September 16, 2013
The small, southeast Arizona town of Clifton was a town divided, literally, Sunday morning. The rivers surrounding the community were overflowing and Town Clerk Esperanza Castaneda says they had to close the floodgates, dividing the town.
September 16, 2013
According to a new report by an environmental advocacy group, the Navajo Generating Station, the Four Corners Power Plant, and the Springerville Generating Station were ranked 10th, 15th and 34th dirtiest in the country for 2011.
September 16, 2013
The Tucson Unified School District has been under court supervision for decades as part of a mandate to desegregate its schools. Now the district is proposing an addition to the admissions process for the selective University High School.
September 16, 2013
Authorities around the country are putting an emphasis on child safety seats this week. They're reminding you that you need a safety seat each and every time a child rides in a motor vehicle. AAA spokeswoman Michelle Donatti says there's a good reason for that.
September 16, 2013
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has rejected Arizona's request for a major disaster declaration for victims of the Yarnell Hill fire, for a second time. But the administration is offering small business loans to help homeowners and businesses that were impacted.
September 16, 2013

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