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A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday the Food and Drug Administration should never have approved the importation of an anesthetic drug used in executions by lethal injections. Arizona was among three states that brought the case to the appeals court.
July 23, 2013
Arizona Senator John McCain is changing course and said he is dropping his threat to block the nomination of President Obama’s pick for chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. After a hearing last week, McCain said he would block Gen.
July 23, 2013
There is a frenzy erupting in the birding world over a colorful, chicken-sized bird not usually seen in the Southwest.  The Rufous-Necked Wood-Rail is typically found along the coasts and in the tropical forests of Central and South America, but for the first time, it has been spotted in the United States.
July 23, 2013
Border patrol agents have rescued eight illegal immigrants who became distressed crossing the southern Arizona desert. Spokesman Brent Cagen says a ninth member of the group died from heat-related issues after they were abandoned by human smugglers.
July 23, 2013
The Arizona Department of Transportation is bringing those large blue signs advertising services ahead for travelers on rural highways to urban areas this fall. Spokeswoman Laura Douglas says there are 300 exits in four metro areas where the signs will go up.
July 23, 2013
Maricopa County Sheriff's deputies have arrested a New York man for allegedly stalking and threatening two national television commentators and an Arizona woman. 48-year-old David Simpson was arrested in Bath, NY after Sheriff Joe Arpaio says he became attached to convicted murderer Jodi Arias during her trial, and sent tweets to the victims.
July 23, 2013
Residents of Eloy, Ariz. are cleaning up this morning after a heavy thunderstorm dumped a lot of rain on the town in a short period of time Monday afternoon. David Lader of the National Weather Service in Tucson, says the storm hit with very little warning.
July 23, 2013
Park rangers at the Grand Canyon are warning visitors to be on the alert for thunderstorms after a river guide was struck by lightning. Spokeswoman Kirby-Lynn Shedlowski, says the guide had to be airlifted out of the canyon Sunday night.
July 23, 2013
Fire officials in the state say, despite the loss of lives in the Yarnell Hill wildfire, the number of acres burned this fire season was the smallest in years. Carrie Dennett of the state Forestry Division says about 91,000 acres of state and federal land were charred this year, but that compares to over 200,000, a year ago.
July 23, 2013
Some state lawmakers say they're willing to take another look at Arizona's 'stand your ground law' in the wake of the Trayvon Martin shooting and trial in Florida, but there's deep division over whether any changes are needed.
July 23, 2013
People who live in Safford and Graham County could see their water rates increase this week. The area is dealing with a 10 year drought that forced the eastern Arizona community to start mandatory water rationing, but the demand still exceeds water supplies.
July 23, 2013
Scottsdale-based Rural/Metro fire and ambulance company said it recently missed an important payment on a bond. Rural/Metro Corporation said it is working to address the outstanding debt and is developing a new business model.
July 22, 2013
If you drive the Loop 101 Pima Freeway north of the Red Mountain part of the Loop 202 very often, you know traffic many times becomes bogged down there. There is relief on the way. But, just like a freeway back-up, it is going to take a while.
July 22, 2013
Eighty students symbolically entered the medical profession on Friday with the annual White Coat ceremony for the newest class at the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Phoenix.  Among them was Katy Coyne who says this rite-of-passage ceremony takes place two weeks into the first year of medical school.
July 22, 2013
As prosecutors and defense attorneys prepare for a new trial for death row inmate Debra Milke, a German man who created a website proclaiming her innocence is watching closely. Frank Aue says he met Milke in prison in 2000 and does not believe she's a murderer.
July 22, 2013
Senator John McCain is calling for a study of 'stand your ground' laws across the country. On CNN's State of the Union, Sunday, McCain was asked if he thought that included the Arizona law. “Yes, I do,” McCain said.
July 22, 2013
Damaging storms are causing some to question how much climate change is costing Arizona. A look at insurance data suggests it could be more than a billion dollars a year and rising. Critics say it's impossible to prove climate change has caused any specific natural disaster, but Laurie Johnson of the Natural Resources Defense Council says a pattern is emerging.
July 22, 2013
A monsoon storm that rolled through metro Phoenix on Sunday morning brought about a half inch of rain and sent water rushing through washes while flooding streets and homes. Overall, the Valley officially got 0.
July 22, 2013
The Tucson Unified School District may revise its anti-tobacco policy to include a ban on electronic cigarettes on school grounds. The district’s governing board is set to vote on the proposal this week.
July 22, 2013
Many states have rainy-day funds to help them get through tough economic times.
July 21, 2013

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