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Javelina: Halloween Pumpkin Thieves
Trick-or-Treaters won’t be alone in the search for sweet snacks this Halloween. Here’s a warning: Anyone who decorates the outside of their home with real pumpkins might be visited by wild animals in search of food.
Oct. 31, 2014
Health Plan Eligibility Not Automatic After Same-Sex Marriage Ruling
The historic ruling making marriage between same-sex couples legal in Arizona has started to have wider effects. State health officials are looking into changes to vital records, and some people may now be able to carry a spouse of the same sex on a health plan offered by their company.
Oct. 31, 2014
Corporation Commission Candidate Being Sued For $200K IRS Bill
Democrat Sandra Kennedy and her husband are being sued by the federal government for nearly $200,000 in taxes their former business owes the IRS.
Oct. 31, 2014
Monitors Report Criticizes Sheriff’s Investigation
The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office made a series of mistakes in its investigation of its own former deputy, according to a court-appointed monitor.
Oct. 31, 2014
Arizona Ranks High In Energy Efficiency
How energy efficient is Arizona? According to a new scorecard, not bad.
Oct. 30, 2014
Exhibit Looks Back At Arizonas Political Firsts
As voters are set to return politicians to office or elect new ones next week, an exhibit at ASU looks at some of Arizona’s political firsts.
Oct. 30, 2014
Program Treats Traumatic Brian Injuries In Domestic Violence Cases
More than 230 domestic violence victims have gotten treatment for traumatic brain injuries, through a program at the Barrow Concussion and Brain Injury Center at Barrow Neurological Institute.
Oct. 30, 2014
A Look At The Ethics Of Quarantines
Nurse Kaci Hickox of Maine went out for a bike ride Thursday, defying the state’s voluntary quarantine of medical workers who have treated patients with Ebola.
Oct. 30, 2014
Grand Canyon University Faces Long Road Back To Non-Profit
Grand Canyon University, which received a lot of attention when an investment group took it over a decade ago, is ready to start an unprecedented process of moving from for-profit back to non-profit.
Oct. 30, 2014
Report Shows Arizona Lacks Diversity Among Elected Officials
But according to a new report, the state is not doing better than many other states in electing non-white men.
Oct. 30, 2014
Arizona Prepperfest Focuses On Self-Reliance, Not Doomsday
Being prepared for a large-scale disaster is not a new notion. In the days of the Cold War, many Americans built bomb shelters. While the threat of nuclear war may have diminished, the “prepper” culture remains.
Oct. 30, 2014
Glendale Considers LGBT Discrimination Protection Ordinance
The Glendale City Council is in the considering an ordinance that would protect LGBT community members from discrimination.
Oct. 30, 2014
Three Ballot Measures In Mesa Could Increases Taxes, Utility Bills
If all three of these measures are approved, the owner of a median-priced home in Mesa would pay more than $150 in additional utility bills and taxes next year.
Oct. 30, 2014
 Man Shot By Border Patrol Agent In Tucson Identified
A man killed by a Border Patrol agent in Tucson last Friday has been identified as Jose Amaro Francisco Lopez, 23.
Oct. 30, 2014
Mesa Updates Sign Ordinance
Mesa is updating its sign rules 25 years after they were written.
Oct. 30, 2014
Voter Registration Group Projects Increase In Latino Voters This Year
A Latino voter registration group is projecting that more than 280,000 ballots will be cast by Arizona’s Latino voters in next week’s mid-term elections. That estimate was released Thursday as part of the “State of Arizona’s Latino Voters” report.
Oct. 30, 2014
Mosquito That Can Carry Dengue Disease Found in Arizona
Health officials in Yuma say they’ve found mosquito eggs that belong to the Aedes Aegypti... an insect that can carry Dengue.
Oct. 30, 2014
Report Claims Abuse Against Migrant Families Detained In Arizona
A Tucson-based organization claims U.S. Customs and Border Protection committed human rights abuses against migrant families detained in Southern Arizona.
Oct. 30, 2014
Herb Paine: Arizona Votes, Arizona Hopes
All eyes are on the Nov. 4 election, but it’s really Jan. 12, 2015, that matters the most.
Oct. 30, 2014
Thousands Of Early Votes Cast In Navajo Election That May Be Canceled
More than 9,000 early ballots have been cast in an election that may be canceled. The Navajo Nation still doesn’t know what will happen with those ballots.
Oct. 30, 2014

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