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Governor Brewer vetoed a bill Tuesday that would have created a new state certification for music therapists. The governor said the bill did not go far enough to  protect patients. Under Senate Bill 1437 the state health department would certify music therapists.
May 01, 2013
Arizona has cracked the top ten bicycle-friendly states, according to new rankings from the League of American Bicyclists.Washington State tops the list, for the sixth straight year, followed by Colorado, Oregon and Minnesota.
May 01, 2013
The number of unmarried women having children continues to increase. The U.S. Census Bureau released numbers today showing the Flagstaff area has the highest birth rate in the nation for unmarried women in their early twenties.
May 01, 2013
Senator Jeff Flake has been criticized by many on the left for his vote against expanded background checks for gun sales. He's also been hit hard by conservatives for being part of the Gang of Eight's efforts on comprehensive immigration reform.
May 01, 2013
Humorist and former Phoenix resident Laurie Notaro is back with her latest book of essays. This one, "The Potty Mouth at the Table," focuses on tales of rudeness. Author and humorist Laurie Notaro with Steve Goldstein.
May 01, 2013
Arizona's 9th Congressional District Representative Kyrsten Sinema is working to get her fellow congressional members to focus on the importance of college affordability. In two months, student loan interest rates will rise unless Congress acts.
May 01, 2013
The Herberger Theatre Center will host a one-night production of "8" by Dustin Lance Black. The play's focus is the federal trial of California's Proposition 8, which restricted recognized marriage to opposite sex couples.
May 01, 2013
President Barack Obama will make his first trip to Mexico since the election of Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto. Erik Lee of Arizona State University's North American Center for Transborder Studies says the two presidents will discuss trade and security issues.
May 01, 2013
The Phoenix Police Department will launch what it is calling the largest gun buyback program in Arizona history this Saturday – and the department is doing it with a looming deadline. On Monday, Governor Jan Brewer signed a law that prevents cities from melting down guns collected during buyback events.
May 01, 2013
Former Arizona Diamondbacks first baseman and broadcaster Mark Grace is about a month away from completing his four-month stay in the Tent City Jail. Grace is jailed by night and working as a hitting instructor at Salt River Fields by day, after a DUI conviction in Scottsdale last year.
May 01, 2013
The Scottsdale City Council wants voters to decide if the city should fund a $212 million bond program to pay for parks, libraries, roads, and other infrastructure projects. Voters will decide the four bond questions during the Nov.
May 01, 2013
We are pleased to share the voices and conversations of our community from StoryCorps Phoenix. StoryCorps Phoenix is the project that records the stories of everyday people and archives them at the Library of Congress.
May 01, 2013
High schools students enrolled in college courses are more likely to obtain a college degree. A new study shows students living in poverty benefit most from such programs. NADINE ARROYO RODRIGUEZ: The study from a University of Iowa researcher used student data from a 1988 to 2000.
May 01, 2013
Child welfare advocates went to the state capital Tuesday to urge lawmakers to increase funding for child safety services, citing a crisis in Child Protective Services and funding that has failed to keep pace with growing need.
April 30, 2013
Eighteen people have been indicted for allegedly stealing ten million dollars worth of raw copper from an Arizona mine. Two supervisors from the ASARCO mine were among the suspects. The thefts from the ASARCO mine near Hayden started as early as 2006, according to investigators.
April 30, 2013
A bill to allow Arizonans to pay for goods and services with gold and silver is headed to Governor Brewer. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports. The state Senate gave the measure its final approval Tuesday, on a near party-line, 18-10 vote.
April 30, 2013
Four people in a pick-up truck plunged 200 feet off a cliff near Apache Junction early Tuesday morning. Emergency crews used a rope pulley system to pull an injured woman out of the canyon. (Photo courtesy of Apache Junction Fire District) Emergency crews faced a daunting task extracting one of the victims, a woman in her 20s who suffered severe head and facial injuries.
April 30, 2013
U.S. home prices increased in February, by the largest margin in nearly seven years.              The Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller home price index climbed 9.
April 30, 2013
Firefighters in southern Arizona were quick to fight a wildfire that has charred 161 acres of the Coronado National Forest, east of Nogales. Spokeswoman Heidi Schewel says they used a lot of resources to limit the growth of the “Juniper” Fire.
April 30, 2013
The Great Recession of 2008 took a toll on older Americans. A report from the AARP Public Policy Institute says the typical senior has seen a lower income and higher expenses. State AARP director David Mitchell says one place that's showing up is in the cost of health care, where seniors are spending an average of $3,100 a year.
April 30, 2013

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