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A town hall on Thursday with Arizona Sen. John McCain became contentious, as many in attendance made it clear where they stand on a military strike against Syria.“You don’t respect our view,” one attendee said.
September 06, 2013
A coalition of environmental groups is launching a fundraising drive for Saturday.  They will be trying to restore part of the overtaxed Colorado River that has become more desert than delta. Conservationists from Mexico and the U.
September 06, 2013
This fall, the state’s utility regulators will decide whether to take up an issue that could change how you get your electricity. The Arizona Corporation Commission has asked for comment on what it is calling retail competition.
September 06, 2013
The city of Prescott announced they will remove the temporary memorial for the firefighters killed in the Yarnell Hill Fire. The memorial at Prescott's Station 7 stretches entirely around the building.
September 05, 2013
A state legislative committee will meet this month to review proposals to help the families of the 19 firefighters killed in the Yarnell Hill wildfire.  Arizona House Speaker Andy Tobin of Prescott Valley plans to introduce bills that would provide retroactive state benefits to the families.
September 05, 2013
An Arizona woman convicted in connection with the murder of her 4-year-old son in 1989, has been granted bail. Debra Milke is awaiting retrial on the charges. The retrial and bail are the result of a now questionable confession.
September 05, 2013
Northern Arizona University president John Haeger is stepping down, but not right away. The NAU leader will continue in his post for another two years. NAU President John Haeger (Courtesy nau.edu) John Haeger notified the Board of Regents on Thursday he would be leaving when his contract is up June 30, 2015.
September 05, 2013
This afternoon temperatures are going to peak at a sizzling 110 degrees for the second day in September.  National Weather Service Meteorologist Gary Woodall says the high pressure system over Colorado is driving up temperatures.
September 05, 2013
Tucson Electric Power says it is diversifying its energy portfolio, which will mean generating more power from renewable sources.The company says it is attempting to take advantage of low natural gas prices by entering into talks with Entegra Power Group to buy its gas-fired generating unit at the Gila River Generating Station in Gila Bend.
September 05, 2013
Seven javelinas were euthanized in Tucson after the group attacked a woman. The attack was not an isolated incident. The woman received puncture wounds from unprovoked javelinas while walking her dog.
September 05, 2013
Some of Arizona’s most powerful politicians have filed an appeal challenging the federal government’s decision not to grant aid to victims of the Yarnell Hill wildfire.  The governor is sending a letter to President Obama asking for help.
September 04, 2013
The town of Marana has said no to medical marijuana farms, unless they are located in a legal dispensary. The town council voted unanimously to ban off-site pot growing. The council echoed what the planning commission and police chief had already said, off-site pot growing could be bad for Marana’s future.
September 04, 2013
Arizona’s senior senator is planning a series of events to help veterans get the services they need more quickly.  Arizona Sen. John McCain. (Photo courtesy of Office of Sen. John McCain) According to a Center for Investigative Reporting analysis, the average wait time for Phoenix veterans filing new disability claims with the U.
September 04, 2013
"First Friday" has become a major event in Phoenix, when thousands head to galleries mostly in and around downtown to discover new artists and works or just have a good time. For some, First Friday has modified the perception of the Valley as being less than welcoming to non-traditional perspectives on art, but a disagreement between the Herberger Theatre Center and guest curator Robrt Pela, a longtime contributor to KJZZ, occured.
September 04, 2013
Sunday’s Arizona Republic included in its collection of obituaries the name of William French. He had been a respected attorney and judge in Arizona for nearly 40 years and even played football at Notre Dame as a college kid, but in the annals of this state’s political history, French is known as the lead prosecutor in the impeachment trial of then-Gov.
September 04, 2013
The Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture got its formal start in 1932 when Wright had 23 apprentices living at Taliesin in Wisconsin. The school now operates in Spring Green, Wis. and about 20 miles away from us in Scottsdale.
September 04, 2013
It’s almost impossible to overstate the impact, positive and negative, that real estate and construction have on Arizona’s economy. When the Great Recession hit, the Valley’s housing market was pummeled.
September 04, 2013
We wonder where the jobs are in Arizona. We are nowhere close to the deep hole of the Great Recession when the state’s unemployment rate was 10.8 percent. The latest figures from July put the rate at 8 percent, but that still seems pretty high.
September 04, 2013
Law enforcement agencies conducted a series of pre-dawn raids Wednesday morning at an apartment complex in northwest Phoenix. The raids capped a year-long undercover investigation.Police said they were looking into gang-related drug and weapons crimes at the apartments located just south of Glendale at 2500 West Ocotillo.
September 04, 2013
 An Arizona man is lucky to be alive after falling 100 feet in a rugged area of Zion National Park. A U.S. Air Force rescue team was called in to get him out.Park rangers say they were notified about 5 p.
September 04, 2013

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