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The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality is issuing an ozone high pollution advisory today for just the third time this year. National Weather Service Meteorologist Austin Jamison says the pollution can be a problem for people with repertory problems and even healthy people who exercise outside.
August 21, 2013
Firefighters in the Mogollon Rim continue to watch the lightning-started Egypt Fire. Coconino National Forest Spokesman Dean Jones says the target burn area for the fire is about 6,000 acres, and that people in the area have nothing to worry about.
August 21, 2013
A new report released Tuesday said a better plan is needed to deal with the U.S. Forest Service’s airtanker shortage. The Government Accountability Office said the Forest Service should work with the Department of the Interior to develop a more coordinated approach, but not everyone is sold on that strategy.
August 21, 2013
Two members of Arizona’s Congressional delegation will be in Superior Tuesday night to discuss the future of the region’s copper industry. Republican Paul Gosar and Democrat Ann Kirkpatrick are pushing legislation to revive the Superior Mine project.
August 20, 2013
Wildlife officials said a Mexican gray wolf has died in the Apache Sitgreaves National Forest. Arizona Game and Fish officials said a field team was trying to fit radio-telemetry collars on some wolves last weekend.
August 20, 2013
Maricopa County will begin helping inmates sign up for health care insurance when they leave the jail system. It is part of the campaign to get 1 million uninsured people in Arizona coverage next year.
August 20, 2013
PHOENIX (AP) — Attorneys for a self-help author convicted of negligent homicide soon will argue to have those convictions overturned.James Arthur Ray was released from prison last month after serving nearly two years for the deaths of three people following a 2009 sweat lodge ceremony he led near Sedona.
August 20, 2013
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona has either a shortfall of approximately 4,000 prison beds or a surplus of about 1,000 beds, with the difference based on whether more than 5,100 temporary beds are counted as part of the overall picture.
August 20, 2013
PHOENIX (AP) — A member of the Arizona Minuteman border-watch movement is accused of pointing an assault rifle at a Maricopa County sheriff's deputy whom he mistook for a drug smuggler.Authorities said 49-year-old Richard Malley was being held Monday on $10,000 bond on suspicion of aggravated assault.
August 20, 2013
PHOENIX (AP) — Researchers at Arizona State University say rising interest rates don't appear to be affecting the Phoenix-area housing market, which is making a comeback.A report from the university's W.
August 20, 2013
PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities say a body has been found in a canal north of Mesa.Maricopa County Sheriff's officials say the body was found about 3:40 p.m. Monday in the Central Arizona Project canal near Bush Highway and Granite Reef Dam Road.
August 20, 2013
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer is scheduled to lead a delegation to India this week.Brewer's office says the trip is to promote Arizona's competitive business climate, expand investment opportunities and foster a long-term relationship with an emerging and valued trading partners.
August 20, 2013
Maricopa County homeowners will see a bit of a break on their property taxes. The Board of Supervisors voted unanimously yesterday to keep the tax rate the same, despite increasing property values.
August 20, 2013
With the Valley under an excessive heat warning from 10 a.m. Tuesday until 8 p.m. Wednesday, the National Weather Service is predicting more unseasonably hot temperatures. Meteorologist Matthew Hersch says there’s a ridge of high pressure sitting over Arizona, but that relief is in sight.
August 20, 2013
Trying to educate Arizonans about their health care options as Medicaid and health insurance exchanges get underway can be particularly challenging in rural areas, according to Dr. Dan Derksen. Dr.
August 20, 2013
Several fires continue to burn across Arizona. Two of those in the Tonto National Forest were caused by lightning last week. The White and Cain fires have burned more than 1200 acres.  Lightning can be seen over the mountains in the Prescott National Forest on Saturday.
August 20, 2013
About 1 million people in Arizona could get health insurance next year.  The long awaited Affordable Health Care Act will not start providing benefits until January, but you can start signing up for a plan this fall.
August 20, 2013
Radar blimps that patrol the U.S.-Mexico border are now run by the Department of Homeland Security. The Tethered Areostat Radar System, known as TARS, uses giant balloons across Texas, New Mexico and Arizona.
August 19, 2013
Arizona has selected its first-ever poet laureate. The title goes to English professor and Nogales native Alberto Rios. Alberto Rios has taught at Arizona State University for three decades and was just selected as Arizona's first-ever poet laureate.
August 19, 2013
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Federal Education Secretary Arne Duncan kicks off a September four-state back-to-school bus tour with stops in New Mexico. The Education Department said Duncan and other officials begin their "Strong Start, Bright Future" tour in New Mexico on Sept.
August 19, 2013

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