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Two medical marijuana patients are hoping a voter-approved
attack on the Affordable Care Act gives them the right to grow their own drugs.
ballot measure put a provision in the state Constitution overriding any law,
rule or regulation that requires individuals or employers to participate in any
particular health-care system.
Police in Prescott Valley have arrested a Cottonwood
man for threatening workers in a grocery store with a meat tenderizing mallet. Sergeant
Brandon Bonney said 34-year-old Jason Thrift was taken into custody after he
could not locate his wife and 18-month-old child.
The rate of suicide among military veterans in Arizona is more than double the civilian rate. Advocates say veterans need more than benefits when returning from war.The average veteran suicide rate in Arizona from 2005 through 2011 is almost 43 deaths per 100,000 people.
In the wake of President Obama's decision to ask Congress to
endorse a military strike against Syria,
protesters took to the streets of Tempe
to voice their opposition. Tempe
police Sgt. Mike Pooley said about half the crowd became unruly, and three
people were taken into custody.
A new report warns Arizona
taxpayers could be on the hook for cleaning up leaking underground storage
tanks because of shortcomings by a state agency. An Auditor General's report
found the Department of Environmental Quality has no way to prove many people
with the tanks have the required insurance to cover leaks.
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.
A first of its kind private fundraiser to buy water rights to the Colorado River launches in Phoenix this weekend. Environmental groups want to purchase enough water to keep the river flowing south of the border during the severe drought.
In the coming months, hundreds of millions of dollars worth of contracts
will be finalized for new surveillance technology along the Southwest
border. The federal government is taking a new approach to awarding
these contracts in an effort to avoid past mistakes.
The Phoenix Suns will start training camp later this month in Flagstaff, fresh from the second-worst season in franchise history. Last week, the team cut ties with forward Michael Beasley, an underachieving forward who had been in contact with law enforcement multiple times in his one season with the Suns.
A 99-year-old Arizona music icon will have his work celebrated and performed at the Musical Instrument Museum this weekend. A look at the career and impact of the man known as “Chapito.” This is Pachanga, a song performed by Chapito Chavarria and his band at clubs, weddings, quincenieras and dances throughout Arizona during the '50s, '60s and '70s.
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.
Immigration reform activists are planning a mass
demonstration next month here in Phoenix. Maricopa County Supervisor Mary Rose Wilcox
says the 11 million de-facto citizens living in America need to be recognized
through passage of comprehensive immigration reform legislation.
It's now legal to buy and distribute fireworks in Arizona...but it's not legal to use them in various cities due to concerns about brush fires and safety.Here and Now host Steve Goldstein takes a look at talks to Kingman city manager Jack Kramer about the need for a controlled environment to keep the community safe from brush fires.
In this AZ-Edition of StoryCorps, German Audies Cadenas talks with his friend Pedro Lopez about his determination to graduate from ASU in spite of numerous obstacles. StoryCorps is an independent nonprofit whose mission is to provide Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share and preserve the stories of our lives.
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KJZZ's Bri Valdivia sits down with Notaro for a brief interview about starting her writing career in Phoenix. Notaro will be at Changing Hands Bokstore for a book signing and reading Thursday, July 28th at 7pm.
Washington’s inability to solve our nation’s debt problem is getting the attention of more than just politicians and economists. Now, average citizens are wondering what it will take to do something about it.
Guatemala is one of the poorest countries in the hemisphere. And the people who live there face a constant question. Should I risk leaving? Many already have...About a million Guatemalans live in the United States.
Many events are scheduled around the valley to commorate the 10th Anniverary of the 9/11 attacks. A listing of those events can be found here. Never Forget 9/11 Memorial Walk -- 7am at the Chase Bank Tower (201 N.