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Westgate Visitors Weigh In
Congress has thrown back open the doors of government, but after the 16 day shutdown and the 11th hour deal to raise the debt ceiling, there has been a lot of talk about how Washington has been handling its business. A lot of that talk has not been suitable for the airwaves.
Oct. 18, 2013
Arizona Fall League
The Arizona Fall League is currently running at five stadiums across the Valley, but even the league's director acknowledged most fans have never actually been to a game.
Oct. 18, 2013
Horne Campaign Violations
Yavapai County Attorney Sheila Polk said she found evidence Horne helped to create a $500,000 TV commercial, paid for by Business Leaders for Arizona, to help defeat Democrat Felicia Rotellini.
Oct. 18, 2013
Guantanamo Bay Exhibit Opens
A small replica of Guantanamo Bay is coming to Phoenix. It is part of an exhibit at the Burton Barr Library that explores the history of the U.S. Naval Base in Cuba.
Oct. 18, 2013
Former Phoenix Police Officer To Be Retried
Prosecutors are planning to retry a former Phoenix police officer after the jury in his first trial was unable to reach verdicts on second-degree murder and animal cruelty charges.
Oct. 18, 2013
Hopi Foundation Gives Anti-Torture Award
On the Hopi lands in Northern Arizona, an international group of health care workers gathered recently to honor the latest recipient of the Barbara Chester Award, given by the Hopi Foundation to those who work with torture victims.
Oct. 18, 2013
MCSO Announces Crime Suppression Operation
Sheriff Joe Arpaio's deputies and volunteer posse are carrying out a crime suppression operation in southwest Phoenix on Friday. It is the first of its kind in two years, and it comes just weeks after a federal judge ordered major changes at the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office, in light of his finding that the agency discriminated against Latinos.
Oct. 18, 2013
Did You Know: George Washington Carver Museum
There is a high school that played an important part in Phoenix history. It was the only legally segregated high school in Phoenix.
Oct. 18, 2013
 New Population Estimates For Nevada Rely Less On Immigration
Nevada has released new population projections for how the state will grow over the next few decades. The factors driving growth in the coming years will be different than those from the previous decade.
Oct. 18, 2013
Arizona
With the federal shutdown now history, national parks reopened across the country. That included 22 parks in Arizona.
Oct. 18, 2013
17 Days Later, Health Insurance Delays Still Mounting
Arizona residents are still enduring delays and technical glitches 17 days after enrollment began in the federal online health care exchange.
Oct. 17, 2013
Gosar: Immigration Reform Not A Priority
With the government shutdown now settled, at least temporarily, President Barack Obama says he would like Congress to tackle immigration reform. The Senate passed an immigration bill in July but it has languished in the House of Representatives.
Oct. 17, 2013
Rural New Mexico Faces Water Supply Crisis
For years now the southwestern United States has been crippled by drought. At the beginning of summer in New Mexico that meant dry, brittle landscapes. Several communities ran out of water, and now hundreds of vulnerable towns are trying to keep that from ever happening again.
Oct. 17, 2013
Poor Students Make Up Majority In The West
Poor students now make up the majority of kids in public schools in the western United States. New Mexico has the second highest rate of low income students after Mississippi.
Oct. 17, 2013
Use Of Stun Guns Can Trigger Tougher Sentences
A new Arizona court ruling says use of stun guns while committing crimes can trigger tougher sentences.
Oct. 17, 2013
Prescription Drug Overdoses Have Become An Epidemic
Arizona isn’t doing enough to stop prescription drug abuse. That’s the conclusion of a new national survey that ranks states based on fatal overdoses and misuse of legal, prescribed drugs. But now a statewide campaign is underway to get doctors do more to prevent the deaths. It may be as easy as checking a computer database.
Oct. 17, 2013
U of A Law School Hacked
Thousands of people may have had their personal information stolen after a security breach at one of the University of Arizona’s colleges.
Oct. 16, 2013
City Council Votes To End Food Tax
The food tax in the city of Phoenix is going away, although not right away. The city council has approved a plan to reduce the current 2 percent food tax to 1 percent on Jan. 1 of next year and then phased out completely April 1, 2015.
Oct. 16, 2013
Arizona Recycling Company Accused
An Arizona recycling company is accused of running an organized crime ring. An investigation known as operation “Tin Man” has been in progress for over a year.
Oct. 16, 2013
Phoenix
The debate over what Phoenix should be and whether it is welcoming enough to the creative class seems to be heating up lately.
Oct. 16, 2013

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