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A Glendale man learned about the hazards of trying to remove bees from his home without experience. He and members of his family and their pets were stung several times, according to Glendale Fire Department spokesman Michael Young.
April 09, 2013
Arizona lawmakers voted Monday to scrap an old definition in the law books that said people with mental illness were idiots. It existed despite the fact that most references in the statutes have been updated to be legally and medically correct.
April 09, 2013
A Senate-passed bill that authorizes the use of gold and silver coins as legal tender has won the approval of the Arizona House. Flagstaff Republican Bob Thorpe says gold and silver coins would not be assigned a monetary value.
April 09, 2013
The Scottsdale City Council will vote on the proposed pedicab ordinance Tuesday. The council will decide whether to require a driver’s license to operate the passenger tricycles on its city streets.
April 09, 2013
The Sky Train is now open. The automated, free airport transportation system is running through Sky Harbor International Airport from Terminal 4 to the Metro Light Rail stop. The Sky Train takes travelers from Terminal 4 to the East Economy Parking lot and to the 44th Street and Washington Light Rail train.
April 08, 2013
Join KJZZ, The Takeaway and Oregon Public Broadcasting for Can We Talk About Guns?-- a discussion about gun culture and how our personal experiences shape our views of guns on Thursday, April 11 at 10 a.
April 08, 2013
An Army veteran from Arizona will remain in jail until he's tried for working with terrorists in Syria.Eric Harroun, 30, of Phoenix, faces life imprisonment for charges of using a weapon of mass destruction outside the U.
April 08, 2013
Some Arizona County Health Departments are dealing with the national shortage of a common drug used to test patients for Tuberculosis.  TB testing with Tubersol, a solution that is shot under the skin, will be temporarily suspended by the Pima and Yuma County Health Departments until supplies are available again.
April 08, 2013
Some call it a national crisis, and studies show that Hispanic and African-American males are more likely to drop out of school than other students. Martine Garcia is the president of the Chandler-Gilbert Community College Minority Male Initiative Group.
April 08, 2013
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April 08, 2013
Arizona Senator John McCain says the 'Gang of Eight' is continuing to work on an immigration reform bill. And he told interviewers on CBS' Face the Nation what he expects will be in it. “We need to have a path to citizenship and we need to have secure borders, and we also have to address the issue of 40 percent of the people who came here illegally, they didn’t cross our borders; they came here on a visa and overstayed their visa,” McCain said.
April 08, 2013
A new report says voluntary programs to keep mercury thermostats out of the trash in Arizona, and across the country, are failing. Michael Bender of the Mercury Policy Project says the programs, run by manufacturers, have captured just a small portion of the thermostats that have come out of service in the last ten years.
April 08, 2013
Senator John McCain says the saber-rattling coming out of North Korea could be a problem. McCain told interviewers on CBS' Face the Nation on Sunday, China could help stop North Korea. “China does hold the key to this problem,” McCain said.
April 08, 2013
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio now says he plans to expand his volunteer, armed school posse, as well as the controversial paintball training he is conducting at an abandoned Phoenix-area school.
April 08, 2013
We are pleased to share the voices and conversations of our community from StoryCorps Phoenix. StoryCorp Phoenix is the project that records the stories of everyday people and archives them at the Library of Congress.
April 08, 2013
The new Sky Train begins operating Monday at Sky Harbor Airport and will make it easier for travelers to get around. New Sky Train at Sky Harbor Airport. (Photo courtesy of City of Phoenix Department of Aviation)The Sky Train, an automated, free airport transportation system, will run from Terminal 4 to the Metro Light Rail on 44th and Washington streets.
April 07, 2013
High school athletes and other people vulnerable to concussions will have better access to care after a new clinic opens this week in Phoenix. Waiting room of the Banner Concussion Center.(Photo courtesy of Banner Concussion Center) The Banner Concussion Center will officially see patients Tuesday.
April 07, 2013
Mexico's president has nominated a new consul general for Phoenix. The nominee previously led Mexico's consulates in El Paso and Nogales. Nominee Roberto Rodriguez Hernandez has spent more than three decades in the Mexican foreign service, including the division that oversees the protection of Mexican's rights abroad.
April 05, 2013
Tucson-based defense contractor Raytheon Missile Systems was awarded more than $250 million in two Defense Department contracts Friday, which fulfill commitments from the Army and the US Missile Defense Agency.
April 05, 2013
The Federal Aviation Administration says it will delay the closures of towers at 149 airports across the country, including four in Arizona.Towers were supposed to have started closing Sunday night, but the FAA says it’ll now wait until June 15.
April 05, 2013

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