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Customs and Border Protection officers at the San Luis port of entry had to hit another gear this week when a pregnant woman trying to cross into the United States went into labor.  Spokeswoman Teresa Small says an officer with paramedic training was called to help the 20-year-old U.
June 12, 2013
There's an excessive heat warning in effect, from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday.Dan Leins of the National Weather Service says we could see record tying heat in metro Phoenix."Right in the urban corridor [and] right in downtown Phoenix, that's typically the hottest locations.
June 12, 2013
A federal jury convicted former U.S. Representative Rick Renzi on Tuesday of corruption charges. Renzi was charged with 32 felony counts of wire fraud, conspiracy and extortion. Renzi, a Republican, represented Arizona's 1st Congressional District from 2003 until 2009.
June 12, 2013
Our politics is stuck in a crossfire of proverbs that have increasingly little to do with solving the real problems of real people. •    A penny saved is a penny earned! •    You must spend money to make money! •    Be the change that you wish to see in the world! •    Don’t tread on me! Each adage reflects a world view that has weaved its way into the mind sets of our policy makers and polarized them but done little to create practical solutions that are advancing Arizona.
June 12, 2013
Members of the Arizona House of Representatives expected to be off work until Thursday—until Governor Jan Brewer decided to call them into special session last night.The legislature had adjourned for the day, but the Governor called a special session on the state budget and a proposal to expand Medicaid coverage to three hundred thousand additional low income residents in Arizona.
June 11, 2013
The federal government has granted an Arizona tribe the right to build a road to the Grand Canyon Skywalk. It is the latest in an ongoing scuffle over access to the tourist destination. The Hualapai Tribe operates the glass bridge over the canyon.
June 11, 2013
Arizona's monsoon season gets underway Saturday. State transportation officials are urging drivers to be cautious during the summer storms, by reintroducing their dust storm awareness campaign. The public awareness program reminds motorists of what to do when trapped in a dust storm.
June 11, 2013
Maricopa County Sheriff's deputies have rescued two domesticated dogs that had been abandoned in the desert, east of Phoenix. Sheriff Joe Arpaio says a woman spotted the dogs while she was on horseback and led deputies to them.
June 11, 2013
More Arizona kids are getting free summer meals to help their families stretch food dollars, according to a new report from the Food Research and Action Center. It says more than 462,000 kids got free or reduced-price lunches in Arizona schools, but only about 60,000 get the free summer meals.
June 11, 2013
A bomb threat forced a Southwest Airlines flight to be diverted to Phoenix on Tuesday afternoon. The FBI and a police bomb squad were among the agencies that responded to the threat.    Sky Harbor International Aiport remained open after a plane was diverted to the aiport due to a bomb threat.
June 10, 2013
The Arizona House has passed legislation that would allow school boards to increase local property taxes.The House voted thirty one to twenty six to advance House Bill 2399. It would allow school districts to set bond limits of up to twenty percent of the tax base, up from the current limit of up to ten percent.
June 10, 2013
A new report from Arizona State University’s business school found the Valley is not likely to see another housing bubble in the near future. During the recent recession, Arizona was among the hardest-hit states in the nation, in large part due to massive investments in real estate.
June 10, 2013
One of the most controversial issues in the state legislature continues to mystify lawmakers. Governor Jan Brewer’s Medicaid expansion bill did not receive enough support from members of her own party to advance in the House for a final vote.
June 10, 2013
Arizona Game and Fish is prepared to kill mountain lions in the Catalina Mountains – if the animals kill bighorn sheep first. The department is trying to protect its reintroduction of bighorns outside Tucson.
June 10, 2013
One man has died and five hikers had to be rescued amid dangerously hot temperatures Saturday.  It all happened in White Rock Canyon, along the Arizona-Nevada border about eight miles from Boulder City.
June 09, 2013
Road construction begins this weekend on a new detour for U.S. 89 in northern Arizona. Navajo Route 20 will redirect drivers around US 89, and paving of the dirt road is expected to finish in August. In February, a landslide ripped apart 500 feet of the road on U.
June 09, 2013
A rare and dangerous illness has claimed the life of a Northern Arizonan.  Coconino County health officials say a woman from the Flagstaff area has died from complications of hantavirus, which is spread by infected urine, droppings, and/or saliva of wild rodents.
June 07, 2013
Next week will bring drama to the waning days of the state’s legislative session. Lawmakers will consider a last-minute abortion measure and whether to expand federal Medicaid benefits. The showdown on both issues will happen Monday.
June 07, 2013
Just seven days into June, and Phoenix is already experiencing temperatures 10 degrees above normal. Highs for Friday are expected to jump to 112 degrees, and most of that warm weather will transfer over to the weekend.
June 07, 2013
The Navy is naming its latest vessel after the city of Yuma. The USNS Yuma will be a Joint High-Speed Vessel. The Navy says Joint High-Speed Vessels are transport vehicles that serve in support of overseas operations, humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, and special operations.
June 07, 2013

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