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Supreme Court To Hear Arizona Redistricting Appeal
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear an appeal involving how Arizona redraws its political boundaries. The justices will hear arguments in the appeal on March 2.
Dec. 23, 2014
Majority Of Immigrants Held At Artesia Detention Center Released
Authorities say the majority of Central American immigrants held at a rural New Mexico detention center over the past six months have been released. The facility in Artesia closed last week.
Dec. 23, 2014
Navajo Community To Get Water Needs Met
The average person in the United States uses 100 gallons of water a day. On much of the Navajo Nation, a person uses seven.
Dec. 23, 2014
Valley Theater To Show The Interview
A Valley movie theater will be showing “The Interview” starting on Christmas Day.
Dec. 23, 2014
ADOT Updates Clean Air Blue Skies Plate Eligibility
The Arizona Department of Transportation has updated its list of vehicles eligible for the “Clean Air Blue Skies” license plates. While some vehicles have been added, many common ones have been removed.
Dec. 23, 2014
Arizona Integrates Mental And Physical Health Treatment
Mental and physical health go hand in hand, so the Arizona Department of Health Services had decided to change the way it treats both.
Dec. 23, 2014
Animal Cruelty Charges Dropped Against Gilbert Kennel Owners
The Maricopa County Attorney’s Office is dropping animal cruelty charges against all four defendants charged with the deaths of more than 20 dogs at the Green Acre Dog Boarding facility.
Dec. 23, 2014
$400,000 Of Snow Fencing Stolen From Arizona Department Of Transportation
The Arizona Department of Transportation is reporting nearly $400,000 of stolen snow fencing.
Dec. 23, 2014
Arizona Continues To Deny Some Immigrants Licenses
Some young immigrants in Arizona who qualify for the Obama administration’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival program are celebrating the fact that they can now apply for driver’s licenses. But other groups of immigrants who used to qualify for licenses are being left out.
Dec. 23, 2014
Lockheed Martin Ready To Close Goodyear Plant
The aerospace company Lockheed Martin has almost completely closed its facility in Goodyear. About 600 workers are affected but Goodyear city officials see the shutdown as an opportunity to grow the local economy.
Dec. 23, 2014
Arizona Department of Corrections To Change Drugs Used In Lethal Injection
The Arizona Department of Corrections has decided to change the drugs used in lethal injections following a controversial execution earlier this year.
Dec. 22, 2014
Bear Spotted In The East Valley
A wild black bear is still on the loose in the East Valley after evading wildlife officials and police early Monday morning.
Dec. 22, 2014
Phoenix First Transit Negotiating New Contract With Bus Driver Union
Phoenix First Transit is ready to offer a new contract proposal to union members and a bus company that services 14 routes in the city.
Dec. 22, 2014
DREAMers Line Up For Licenses
Arizona’s Motor Vehicle Division offices began processing driver’s licenses for some young immigrants for the first time Monday. The change is the result of a two-year legal battle that may not be over yet.
Dec. 22, 2014
Investigation Into La Tolteca Fire Continues Monday
Officials with the Phoenix Fire Department are investigating the cause of a fire at La Tolteca Restaurant. The building and restaurant had been part of the downtown landscape for almost 70 years.
Dec. 22, 2014
Judge Seems Skeptical Of Arpaios Challenge To Presidents Immigration Plan
U.S. District Judge Beryl Howell heard arguments on the sheriff’s claims that President Obama’s executive action will let more illegal immigrants enter the country and commit crimes, thereby burdening law enforcement.
Dec. 22, 2014
Arizona Storytellers: Michael Barnard
Michael Barnard's grandfather, Harry Bonsall Sr., came to the Valley in 1902. He used to be a farmer, but when he moved to Glendale to start his own business, he became so much more than just that.
Dec. 22, 2014
APS To Move Ahead With Free Rootftop Solar For 1,500 Homeowners
Arizona Public Service will move forward with its plans for free rooftop solar on 1,500 homes next year, a program that opponents say the utility doesn't need yet will ultimately raise costs for all ratepayers.
Dec. 22, 2014
Measure To Block Tribal Casino Near Glendale Fails
A bid in Congress to block tribal gaming on the edge of Glendale has failed. The U.S. Senate wrapped up for the year without voting on Sen. John McCain’s bill.
Dec. 22, 2014
Group Seeks To Put Hemp Farming On Arizona Ballot In 2016
Arizona voters may get a chance to decide if farmers here can grow an industrial version of marijuana, something several other states now allow.
Dec. 22, 2014

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