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The roller-coasters at the Arizona State Fair are getting the ‘green light’ from safety inspectors.
October 28, 2013
Riders on the Valley’s light rail system were stuck for about an hour Thursday as a power failure stopped all trains. This was the first time something like this had happened.
October 25, 2013
Mexicans and Arizonans are joining together to fight crime in Phoenix. The Mexican Consulate and Phoenix Police Department are starting a program to improve lines of communication with the Latino community.
October 25, 2013
Sen. Ted Cruz aside, the government shutdown frustrated just about everyone, from tourists who wanted to visit national parks to people with chronic conditions who were worried about getting their medicine.
October 25, 2013
The concept of public art has been around for many decades, and for some it is controversial, and not because the art itself is designed to shock or offend. Some people simply wonder whether a community should put money toward it.
October 25, 2013
A Phoenix center once used as a meeting location during the farm workers labor movement in the 1960s could be included on the list of national historic parks. The National Park Service wants to honor farm workers union labor leader Cesar Chavez.
October 25, 2013
Is your town livable? If so, just how livable is it? According to Livability.com, only two Valley cities are among the top 100 best places to live, Tempe at number 43 and Scottsdale at 89.
October 25, 2013
Former Arizona Congressman Rick Renzi’s request for a new trial has been denied. A federal judge on Friday refused to reverse Renzi’s corruption convictions and will sentence the Flagstaff Republican next week.
October 25, 2013
The Tax Foundation recently released its annual State Business Climate index. It ranks all 50 states based on how business-friendly their tax systems are.
October 25, 2013
The Wildlife Conservation Society has discovered, somewhat accidentally it seems, that Andean Bears do not like to have their photos taken.
October 25, 2013
This year Nevada’s Clark County School District once again faced record enrollment numbers. It is one of the biggest and fastest growing school districts in the nation. To cope with their growing pains the district has put more and more children into portable classrooms.
October 25, 2013
At least two people died and dozens more were injured after an explosion at a candy factory in the Mexican border city of Juárez.
October 25, 2013
A new bill introduced in the House of Representatives this week would target bank executives if they allow their banks to be used for money laundering.
October 24, 2013
A group of protesters arrested for stopping two buses of immigrant defendants on their way to court are now asking for those defendants to help the protesters in their defense case. But those defendants were deported and the protesters will have to find them.
October 24, 2013
Arizona Sen. John McCain is asking the U.S. State Department to determine why Mexico has released a convicted killer of DEA Agent Enrique "Kiki" Camarena.
October 24, 2013
All light rail trains were motionless for more than an hour Thursday afternoon during an electrical power failure. The outage affected trains across all 20 miles of tracks.
October 24, 2013
Health and Human Service Secretary Kathleen Sebelius was in Phoenix Thursday to visit call centers where people can sign up for insurance under the Affordable Care Act. She addressed concerns about problems with the federal website and calls for her to resign.
October 24, 2013
Two Arizona nonprofit groups have been fined $1 million for campaign finance violations in California. California investigators said the groups are affiliated with the Koch Brothers who have donated millions of dollars to conservative political causes across the country.
October 24, 2013
The judge overseeing the retrial of Jonathan Doody declared a mistrial Thursday, meaning Doody will likely face another retrial for his role in the killing of nine people at a West Valley Buddhist temple in 1991.
October 24, 2013
President Barack Obama called upon Congress on Thursday to re-energize efforts to pass comprehensive immigration reform. The president’s speech came at a difficult time for both his administration and Republicans.
October 24, 2013

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