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About 4 million people live in Maricopa County. Local officials say the 911 system gets overwhelmed if roughly 400 of them call at the same time.
Aug. 11, 2016
Supporters the 'Yes on 205' campaign
Supporters of legalizing recreational marijuana in Arizona kicked off their “Yes on Prop 205” campaign Thursday, the same day the Arizona Secretary of State Michele Reagan affirmed they had officially gathered enough signatures to put the issue on the November ballot.
Aug. 11, 2016
Perseid meteor shower
You might want to set your alarm a bit early tomorrow morning, like maybe between midnight and dawn and find a nice dark spot to look up at the sky to get a glimpse of the peak of the Perseid Meteor Shower.
Aug. 11, 2016
Mayo Clinic Cancer Center
Arizona is doing well in four policy areas in the fight against cancer. That’s according to a new report from the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network.
Aug. 11, 2016
The issue of legalizing marijuana is the subject of a two-day conference being put on Thursday and Friday by ASU’s Morrison Institute, and includes pro and con arguments, as well as presentations by independent experts.
Aug. 11, 2016
Arizona State Parks is kicking off a new project called the Arizona Premier Trail System. This comes in time for the 60th anniversary of the State Parks, which is next year.
Aug. 11, 2016
Chandler and Tempe each put up about $60,000 this year for the Sunny Arizona campaign, which consists of a website and advertising in AAA publications, among other efforts.
Aug. 11, 2016
To get a sense of where this new addition will fit in the Spanish-language news universe, The Show talks to Rick Edmonds, the media musiness analyst at the Poynter Institute, a non-profit journalism school.
Aug. 11, 2016
A partnership between Google and the Environmental Defense Fund found three natural gas leaks in Mesa, Arizona. Americans are using a lot more natural gas than we used to, and that could pose a climate problem, according to the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF).
Aug. 11, 2016
School lunch
The Flagstaff Unified School District is hoping to make lunchtime a little more environmentally friendly this year by using biodegradable trays in their high school cafeterias.
Aug. 11, 2016
The head of the county's Development Services department says misinformation about sober living homes in the unincorporated areas of Yavapai County is causing concern among residents who live there.
Aug. 11, 2016
Part 4: In the dog days of summer in Arizona, many people escape the heat for a float down the river. Most return home with a good story. In Flagstaff, river guides often take great pride in the craft of weaving a good yarn.
Aug. 11, 2016
Families separated by their immigration status sloshed through a muddy trickle of the Rio Grande on Wednesday to embrace at the border between the United States and Mexico. Their reunion was a momentary truce organized by immigrant advocates and supervised by the Border Patrol.
Aug. 11, 2016
Meritus Health Partners logo
Meritus ceased operations at the end of last year after the insurance department suspended its right to sell new policies or renew current ones because of fears it would become financially insolvent.
Aug. 11, 2016
The lawsuit filed by the Arizona Restaurant Association against the minimum wage initiative says many or all of the signatures are invalid because of problems with the signature-gatherers or the petition sheets themselves.
Aug. 11, 2016
sweet tea in the desert
Thirty-three percent of Southwest respondents to a new retail food industry survey say they drink sweet tea daily.
Aug. 11, 2016
A remote campground in southwest New Mexico has recently become a sanctuary for star gazers seeking a pristine night sky at a time when the rapid spread of light pollution prevents more than half of the world's population from seeing the Milky Way.
Aug. 11, 2016
minimum wage
The fate of whether voters get to decide two ballot measures dealing with wages could depend on who shows up in court and that starts Thursday.
Aug. 10, 2016
The industrial park, located just north of Phoenix Goodyear Airport, includes a Foreign Trade Zone designation. It's an important feature for Frank Kunz who oversees Phoenix area operations for the Michael Lewis Company.
Aug. 10, 2016
DCS removed the kids from P.O.W.E.R. House Youth Facility, which provides care for males ages 12-21.
Aug. 10, 2016

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