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Lawmakers Begin Special Session Tuesday
Arizona lawmakers will be back at the Capitol on Tuesday afternoon to work on creating and funding a new Department of Child Safety.
May. 27, 2014
Paradise Valley Schools Increase Revenue Through Summer Programs
School districts often find themselves applying for grants, appealing to government, even having bake-sales to generate revenue. Usually that tapers off this time of year, but one Arizona school district has found a different way to make money, summer programs.
May. 27, 2014
MCSO Deputy
The criminal investigation into the bizarre activities of a dead Maricopa County sheriff’s deputy may have an impact on other criminal cases.
May. 27, 2014
Study Finds Trafficking Victims In Juvenile Court System
Researchers are releasing a study Tuesday, outlining evidence of 161 sex trafficking victims in Arizona’s juvenile justice system.
May. 27, 2014
Conservation Group Tests Forest Thinning Computer Program
A conservation group in Arizona is developing a computer program to make forest-thinning efforts more efficient and cost effective. It’s being tested on private land near Flagstaff.
May. 26, 2014
West Phoenix Neighborhood Raises 95 American Flags For Memorial Day
In honor of Memorial Day, a neighborhood association near Peoria has placed 95 full-size American flags in front of their member’s homes. This is the first time the organization has done so.
May. 26, 2014
Slide Fire Continues To Grow, 25 Percent Contained
The Slide Fire in Northern Arizona is continuing to grow.
May. 26, 2014
Handshakes More Dangerous Than Smoking? Not So Fast
The Arizona Department of Health Services is not so sure a recent article in the Journal of the American Medical Association is correct.
May. 26, 2014
U of A Cuts Nonresident Law School Tuition By 30 Percent
The University of Arizona is taking steps to become more competitive for students in the face of lagging demand for traditional law degrees.
May. 26, 2014
Arizona Hospitals Cope With Drug Shortages
Drugs commonly used in the emergency room and intensive care unit are in short supply. This is causing problems for doctors and pharmacists trying to treat patients in Arizona.
May. 26, 2014
Helping Kids Avoid Summer Brain Drain
It's known in education circles as the Summer Brain Drain, or the Summer Slide.
May. 26, 2014
Arizona BLM Receives Funding For Employment, Mentoring Programs
The Bureau of Land Management in Arizona received more than half a million dollars in federal grant money to support employment and mentoring programs for inner-city youth.
May. 26, 2014
Red Cross: More Than Half Of All Americans Can
Arizona drowning deaths are on the rise. A new water safety survey from the American Red Cross shows more than half of all Americans cannot swim and only 56% of self-described swimmers can perform five basic swim safety skills.
May. 25, 2014
Benefits Decision Could Help Other Survivors Of Granite Mountain Hotshots
An attorney for the widow of the one of the men who died fighting the Yarnell Hill fire says a decision granting her family death benefits could affect other survivors.
May. 24, 2014
Prepared Lodge Owner Saved Historic Property From Slide Fire
Fire crews and a few volunteers from the community have kept flames from the Slide Fire from reaching 300 structures in Northern Arizona’s Oak Creek Canyon. But residents and businesses are still reeling from the impact of the blaze.
May. 23, 2014
Grand Canyon Officials: Bison Herd Too Big For The Park
Since the late 1990s bison have made the Grand Canyon home. That herd has grown too big and is now overgrazing park land, draining already low water resources and trampling through archaeological sites.
May. 23, 2014
US Secretary of Interior Visits New National Monument
U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell kicked off her Memorial Day weekend in southern New Mexico with a visit to the country's newest national monument.
May. 23, 2014
Lawmaker Says New Child Welfare Agency Will Be Different
State lawmakers will be back at the capitol next week for a special session to create the new Department of Child Safety.
May. 23, 2014
Casa Grande Students Make Big Discovery At Utah Dig
A few weeks ago, we heard from Rob Gay — he’s a paleontologist and teacher at Mission Heights Preparatory High School in Casa Grande.
May. 23, 2014
Mountain Preserve Rescues Have Doubled This Year
The Phoenix Fire Department is on track to respond to more than 200 rescues in the city’s mountain preserves this year.
May. 23, 2014

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