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Governor Jan Brewer has sent a letter to President Barack Obama, asking him to declare a major disaster for the state, as a result of the Yarnell Hill Fire.  In her letter, the governor notes state and federal agencies recently assessed damage in the area, and that both she and Yavapai County have issued disaster declarations.
July 09, 2013
State health officials say about nine of every 10 Arizonans now lives in an area with a medical marijuana dispensary. The state Department of Health Services says 47 dispensaries have been inspected and approved to operate and that so far 35 of those are open and operating.
July 09, 2013
A new poll shows a majority of the country’s rural residents feel they’re being ignored by the federal government.  The study comes in the wake of the second defeat in two years, of a Farm Bill, by the U.
July 09, 2013
The decision last month by the United States Supreme Court on the Voting Rights Act could impact a bid by Republicans here in Arizona to throw out the map of legislative districts adopted by the Independent Redistricting Commission.
July 09, 2013
The Pinal County Sheriff's Office said eight suspected undocumented immigrants have been hospitalized after being found in the back of a U-Haul truck at a gas station northwest of Tucson. Chief Deputy Steve Henry said each of them had paid $5,000 to be transported from Douglas to Phoenix, but that it was just too hot inside the truck.
July 09, 2013
Summers in Arizona not only mean an increase in the temperature, but also in the number of tire blowouts. A new study by the Arizona Department of Transportation says tire shreds are the most dangerous road debris in the state.
July 09, 2013
The state of Arizona has retained a former immigration official as an expert in a bid to deny driver’s licenses to ‘dreamers’ eligible for the deferred action program. That program allows children who came to the country illegally to stay in the United States and to work here.
July 09, 2013
The Mesa City Council is scheduled to vote on a  $130 million bond issue Monday night. If approved, the proposal would go to voters in a November special election for public safety and road improvements.
July 08, 2013
Arizona police departments were busy over the Fourth of July holiday weekend enforcing DUI and traffic laws. Last summer at this time, more than 650 DUI arrests were made, while nearly half that amount was reported this year.
July 08, 2013
Phoenix’s foreclosure crisis may finally be over. Arizona State University said the Valley’s foreclosure rate has now hit normal historical levels. Foreclosures in the Phoenix area are down 53 percent from last year, and Mike Orr with Arizona State University’s W.
July 08, 2013
Mike Varney, head of the Tucson Metro Chamber, wants to make one thing clear. He is not launching a campaign against the nickname “Old Pueblo.” But Varney and chamber chairman Kurt Wadlington did write that Tucson's moniker is “great for history buffs, but a mindset and attitude toward prosperity is long overdue.
July 08, 2013
Hundreds of people who were forced out of Yarnell are returning home Monday after a wildfire forced them to flee for safety more than a week ago. Vehicles lined up along the highway into Yarnell well before the evacuation order was lifted at 9 a.
July 08, 2013
Monsoon rains in Tucson are leading to swift water rescues, according to fire officials.They had a pair of them Friday within hours of one another. Tucson fire Captain Chris Jurvig said a family was rescued first.
July 08, 2013
The United States House of Representatives will begin taking up immigration reform legislation in the days ahead. Some say the measure approved in the Senate is dead on arrival in the lower chamber, but Congressman Trent Franks (R-Ariz.
July 08, 2013
A new report puts Arizona’s state highway system in the middle of the pack nationally, when it comes to overall performance and efficiency. The Reason Foundation ranks Arizona 23rd in the country in its latest study.
July 08, 2013
We are pleased to share the voices and conversations of our community from StoryCorps Phoenix. StoryCorps Phoenix is the project that records the stories of everyday people and archives them at the Library of Congress.
July 08, 2013
The Arizona Department of Transportation has released a new map that identifies three possible routes for its dream project, a proposed commuter rail service linking Phoenix and Tucson. ADOT plans to narrow it down to a final train route by early next year.
July 08, 2013
Residents evacuated from more than 300 homes and businesses in communities near Kingman have been allowed to return to their property Sunday. They were forced to flee last week because of the “Dean Peak” wildfire that sparked during a lightning storm in the Hualapai Mountains.
July 07, 2013
The federal government is continuing to develop a group of so-called "solar energy zones" in Arizona and several other western states. The United States Department of the Interior announced Friday it's taking about 300,000 acres of public land off the table for new mining claims.
July 06, 2013

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