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A coalition of environmental and community organizations have filed a lawsuit to stop construction of the South Mountain freeway. The suit was filed against the Arizona Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration.
May 19, 2015
A Tennessee man and his family used much of the $187 million it collected for cancer patients to buy themselves cars, gym memberships and take luxury cruise vacations, pay for college tuition and employ family members with six-figure salaries, federal officials alleged Tuesday in one of the largest charity fraud cases ever, involving all 50 states.
May 19, 2015
Thousands of visitors drive the scenic switchbacks through Oak Creek Canyon every day. Once travelers descend below the canyon’s rim, cellphones become useless. There’s no signal and no access to 911.
May 19, 2015
The Navajo Nation banned alcohol from its reservation more than a century ago. But that hasn’t stopped people from drinking and in more recent years, doing drugs. More substance abuse has led to a surge in violent crimes. The tribe’s police officers say they’re overwhelmed.
May 19, 2015
The State Board of Education has voted to make state schools chief Diane Douglas reopen its offices to board employees who are investigating complaints against teachers.
May 19, 2015
A pilot didn't radio a distress call before the fiery crash of a single-engine airplane that killed one person and injured three others heading from Laughlin to the Phoenix area, a National Transportation Safety Board spokesman said Monday.
May 19, 2015
Facing a $1 billion budget deficit, Arizona's Republican-led Legislature has reduced the lifetime limit for welfare recipients to the shortest window in the nation.
May 19, 2015
Federal water managers have released a report projecting that Lake Mead's water levels will fall below a point in January 2017 that would force supply cuts to Arizona and Nevada.
May 19, 2015
Farmers and ranchers in the West's worst-hit drought regions will receive an additional $21 million to help them save water and soil despite the long dry spell.
May 19, 2015
Arizona's workplace safety agency has launched an investigation into the sexual assault of a female corrections officer by an inmate at the state prison in Yuma.
May 19, 2015
The Air Force says it's going to implement a plan increasing a cap on the number of flights by aircraft visiting Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson.
May 19, 2015
Hikers, campers and boaters making their way to Glen Canyon can expect to pay a little more this summer.
May 19, 2015
Brittney Griner says she accepts the WNBA's seven-game suspension as a consequence of her actions.
May 19, 2015
Fans of the long-running AMC TV program Mad Men are mourning the end of the series after its Sunday finale. Research by a University of Arizona professor has found that the way a show ends can affect an audience’s loyalty for the series.
May 18, 2015
Nicoll Hernandez-Polanco is in the process of receiving immigration permits and she “can’t wait to get a job” in Tucson after having received asylum from the U.S. government.
May 18, 2015
Arizona’s cities and towns are calling for a major overhaul of how the state funds its pension system for firefighters and policemen.
May 18, 2015
A Paris auction house is planning another sale of Hopi sacred items on June 1. The Arizona tribe is demanding their return.
May 18, 2015
As the West gets hotter and water is more scarce, generating electricity will become more difficult. Along with hydropower, many power plants using fossil fuels also require water, an issue in a severe drought.
May 18, 2015
The Arizona Game and Fish says the increasing number of wild burros in the state is damaging native habitats. The agency wants the federal government to control them before the problems gets worse.
May 18, 2015
The Bureau of Land Management has proposed merging Arizona and New Mexico’s offices. It’s a move Arizona Congressman Paul Gosar and others are trying to stop.
May 18, 2015

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