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Phoenix’s City Manager is stepping down to take a job in Orange County.  Santa Ana, Calif. is a fraction of Phoenix’s size and has about one-fifth its population. And that’s where David Cavazos is taking a job, pending the approval of the Phoenix City Council.
August 01, 2013
More than a dozen quagga mussels have been discovered in two Valley canals after a routine inspection by Salt River Project officials last month. Quagga mussels attach to hard surfaces like boats and water pipes.
August 01, 2013
Shares of Phoenix-based Sprouts Farmers Markets more than doubled in value on their first day of public trading. The company’s ticker symbol SFM opened trading on the NASDAQ stock exchange at $18 a share.
August 01, 2013
The number of firearm homicides in the Phoenix area dropped between 2006 and 2007 and 2009 to 2010, according to new numbers from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Between 2006 and 2007, there were nearly seven gun-related homicides per 100,000 residents in Phoenix, Mesa and Scottsdale.
August 01, 2013
Some of the first medical marijuana dispensaries the state licensed will get more time to open their doors.  The Department of Health Services had given dispensaries a year to open saying their authorizations would expire unless they met the deadline, but attorney Paul Conant filed suit to stop that saying some of his clients could not comply, in part because some communities failed to provide the needed zoning.
August 01, 2013
Thousands of people in the southeast valley are looking for ways to get around town Thursday as a bus strike continues.  About 400 bus operators with the Valley Metro system stopped work after midnight Thursday.
August 01, 2013
The Red Cross has opened a shelter in Peach Springs to help dozens of Havasupai men, women and children who had to be evacuated from Supai Village at the bottom of the Grand Canyon.  Flooding there knocked out their fresh drinking water and ruptured a sewage leak.
August 01, 2013
Arizona Republican Congressman Paul Gosar took to the floor of the U.S. House Wednesday to question President Obama's use of the phrase 'phony scandals' to refer to issues like the 'Fast & Furious' gun-walking program and the recent IRS scandal that has plagued his administration.
August 01, 2013
President Obama will be in Phoenix Tuesday. The president is scheduled to present his plans to help homeowners and people who want to buy homes. This is part of a series of speeches the president is making across the country outlining ideas to boost the economy.
August 01, 2013
Arizona’s Attorney General is asking a federal commission to let state election officials verify the citizenship status of all prospective voters. In June, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Arizona cannot ask voters who register using a federal form to provide proof of citizenship.
July 31, 2013
Early voting starts Thursday for the Phoenix City Council. In some districts, the field could be wide open. In Districts 2 and 6, incumbents are battling one challenger apiece, but with Districts 4 and 8 in central and south Phoenix things are little more complex.
July 31, 2013
The Arizona State Parks want to know what you think about new fees at two parks, Kartchner Caverns and Red Rock State Park. The system has had its share of financial problems as the state went through the economic downturn, and had its budget cut by several million dollars.
July 31, 2013
If you have driven on Grand Avenue through the West Valley recently, you probably understand why planners are working on ideas to improve the roadway.  A group of West Valley cities and other entities formed a group to look into changes along the corridor from Loop 303 in Surprise to Willetta Street between McDowell and Interstate 10 in Phoenix.
July 31, 2013
The Arizona Cardinals’ training camp continues at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, and right across the street the tenants of Jobbing.com Arena will in fact be back for their next season. The Phoenix Coyotes ownership situation is all but settled which means Head Coach Dave Tippett can talk more about X’s and O’s and less about geography and finance.
July 31, 2013
School starts back up in most Valley districts over the next few weeks, and when students get back in the classroom, they will be facing new standards in English and math, if they have not already started with them.
July 31, 2013
Another university is headed to Mesa, but this time it is a home-grown school. Grand Canyon University is partnering with a developer to locate the school in a new development near Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport.
July 31, 2013
An elderly woman with underlying health issues is the first person in Maricopa County to have died this year from the West Nile virus. Maricopa County Health Director Bob England said the woman's death is a sad reminder of the seriousness of West Nile virus.
July 31, 2013
Supporters of public campaign finance are asking a Maricopa County Superior Court judge to block the higher contribution limits in a new state law from taking effect, while their legality is argued in court.
July 31, 2013
Backyard desert tortoise breeding has lead to overpopulation in captivity. So much so that, Cristina Jones, the turtle program coordinator for the Arizona Game and Fish Department, said  there are not enough homes for all of them.
July 31, 2013
A DPS officer and his wife face multiple years in prison after being convicted by a Santa Cruz County jury on conspiracy, money laundering and theft charges. Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne says Horacio and Carmen Lomelil were found guilty of taking checks from her employer, Nogales-based Sierra Seed, and depositing the money in their personal checking account, over a five year period.
July 31, 2013

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