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Parts of the Valley have gotten a real soaking this week. When it rains, it is Tim Phillips’ job to make sure all that water passes safely through the Valley. He is the chief engineer and general manager of the Flood Control District of Maricopa County and said the water goes where it is has always gone, through county’s river systems, before draining out towards the Colorado River.
July 26, 2013
So all that rain this week might be good for our plants, and the clouds help keep the temperatures from reaching those of the surface of the sun, but man, have you been outside in the evening recently? You get eaten alive out there.
July 26, 2013
This week, Sprouts Farmers Market announced it is going public. Sprouts is one of many, many grocery options in the Valley. Tim James, professor of economics at the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University said the Phoenix market city, not grocery, is in some ways unique.
July 26, 2013
Friday, attorneys for the Goldwater Institute and the Phoenix Law Enforcement Association were in Maricopa County Superior Court  to argue a case that centers on how some police officers spend their time on the job.
July 26, 2013
Do you remember what kinds of activities you did in high school? We would be willing to bet they were not anything like what Alexandra Melikian has been doing. An example of some of the historic playing cards Alexandra created.
July 26, 2013
This week, Sprouts Farmers Market announced it is going public. The Phoenix-based grocery chain has grown very quickly, and some industry observers think it is on track for continued success, but not everyone sees the kale and quinoa seller as a healthy investment.
July 26, 2013
Despite an active monsoon season in parts of the state, some communities in southeastern Arizona are coping with a severe drought.  Ground water going into an irrigation ditch for cotton crops in Solomon on a sunny day.
July 26, 2013
There are two wetlands in Arizona. These are homes to wildlife and unique species of birds and mammals. Tres Rios is a filtration system. (Photo by Nadine Arroyo Rodriguez-KJZZ) Did You Know, some wetlands are man-made? At a place 15 minutes from downtown Phoenix, a wetland restoration effort has been in the works for more than a decade.
July 26, 2013
Gas prices are up slightly in Arizona from a week ago. The statewide average jumped 2 cents from last Friday to $3.58 a gallon. But, Stephanie Dembowski of AAA Arizona says that's a lot less than last week's dime increase.
July 26, 2013
The deaths of a man and woman, who were struck by lightning at an overlook north of the Grand Canyon this week, was not surprising to meteorologists. The National Weather Service says 14 people have been killed by lightning strikes so far this year with Arizona and Florida leading the country, with three fatalities each.
July 26, 2013
A state corrections officer is continuing her recovery after being beaten by two inmates at the state prison complex in Winslow, a week ago. Department of Corrections spokesman Bill Lamoreaux says the incident took place in the Kaibab unit of the prison.
July 26, 2013
The New York man who has been indicted for threatening to kill two CNN anchors has allegedly confessed to tweeting about the plots to kill Jane Valez-Mitchell and Nancy Grace. Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio says David Simpson's car had been packed with guns, zip ties and a knife, and he was ready to leave New York for Georgia.
July 26, 2013
Phoenix is one of several cities that are committing to increase water conservation measures.  Mayor Greg Stanton signed a statement on Colorado River Day yesterday, aimed at efficient, cost-effective conservation.
July 26, 2013
Monsoon storms are expected around the state again today. The National Weather Service says we really got hit Thursday morning. Meteorologist Austin Jamieson says one of the worst storms was in Pinal County.
July 26, 2013
The American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona is trying to stop the arrests of panhandlers in Flagstaff. The organization has asked a court to block the arrests as a legal battle moves through the system.
July 25, 2013
New numbers from the federal government show Arizona had basically the same number of prisoners last year as in 2011.That bucks the national trend. According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the country’s prison population dropped last year for the third straight year.
July 25, 2013
Helicopters are flying over the nearly 250 acres scorched by the Doce Wildfire about seven miles northwest Prescott, just like they were last month. But the choppers are not there to make water drops to quell the blaze, they are spreading seed and mulch in an effort to restore the area that was charred.
July 25, 2013
An office building in Tempe has sold for more than $27 million. This beautiful Tempe office building at the Loop 101 and Broadway Road just sold for more than $27 million. (Photo courtesy of Jones Lang LaSalle) The building at the Loop 101 and Broadway Road is considered Class-A.
July 24, 2013
Arizona students entering third grade this year are the first group of kids that may be held back because of their reading level. More than 18,000 children are at risk of repeating third grade. For the past three years, the Arizona State Board of Education prepared schools across the state to make sure that children can read at an acceptable level at third grade.
July 24, 2013
Grand Canyon University decided it wanted to move its athletic program into Division I, which means it would soon be competing on the same stage in sports like basketball with Arizona State University.
July 24, 2013

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