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Forest Service Expert Says Arizona Needs Its Own Tankers
A new report released Tuesday said a better plan is needed to deal with the U.S. Forest Service’s airtanker shortage. The Government Accountability Office said the Forest Service should work with the Department of the Interior to develop a more coordinated approach, but not everyone is sold on that strategy.
Aug. 21, 2013
Gosar And Kirkpatrick Discuss The Future Of Superior
Two members of Arizona’s Congressional delegation will be in Superior Tuesday night to discuss the future of the region’s copper industry. Republican Paul Gosar and Democrat Ann Kirkpatrick are pushing legislation to revive the Superior Mine project.
Aug. 20, 2013
Mexican Gray Wolf Dies
Wildlife officials said a Mexican gray wolf has died in the Apache Sitgreaves National Forest. Arizona Game and Fish officials said a field team was trying to fit radio-telemetry collars on some wolves last weekend.
Aug. 20, 2013
Maricopa County To Help Inmates Sign Up For Health Insurance
Maricopa County will begin helping inmates sign up for health care insurance when they leave the jail system. It is part of the campaign to get 1 million uninsured people in Arizona coverage next year.
Aug. 20, 2013
Maricopa County Property Tax Rate Remains The Same
Maricopa County homeowners will see a bit of a break on their property taxes. The Board of Supervisors voted unanimously yesterday to keep the tax rate the same, despite increasing property values.
Aug. 20, 2013
High Pressure Over Arizona Means More Unseasonably Hot Temperatures
With the Valley under an excessive heat warning from 10 a.m. Tuesday until 8 p.m. Wednesday, the National Weather Service is predicting more unseasonably hot temperatures. Meteorologist Matthew Hersch says there’s a ridge of high pressure sitting over Arizona, but that relief is in sight.
Aug. 20, 2013
Annual Health Conference Educates Arizonans In Rural Areas
Trying to educate Arizonans about their health care options as Medicaid and health insurance exchanges get underway can be particularly challenging in rural areas, according to Dr. Dan Derksen. Dr.
Aug. 20, 2013
Arizonans Prepare To Sign Up For Health Care Expansion Under Federal And State Programs
About 1 million people in Arizona could get health insurance next year.  The long awaited Affordable Health Care Act will not start providing benefits until January, but you can start signing up for a plan this fall.
Aug. 20, 2013
Fires Continue To Burn Across The State
Several fires continue to burn across Arizona. Two of those in the Tonto National Forest were caused by lightning last week. The White and Cain fires have burned more than 1200 acres.  Lightning can be seen over the mountains in the Prescott National Forest on Saturday.
Aug. 20, 2013
Homeland Security Takes Over Border Blimps
Radar blimps that patrol the U.S.-Mexico border are now run by the Department of Homeland Security. The Tethered Areostat Radar System, known as TARS, uses giant balloons across Texas, New Mexico and Arizona.
Aug. 19, 2013
Arizona Names First Poet-In-Chief
Arizona has selected its first-ever poet laureate. The title goes to English professor and Nogales native Alberto Rios. Alberto Rios has taught at Arizona State University for three decades and was just selected as Arizona's first-ever poet laureate.
Aug. 19, 2013
Musical Instrument Museum Welcomes New Director
The Musical Instrument Museum in North Phoenix has been open for a little more than three years. Earlier this month, it welcomed a new new President and Director. Carrie Heinonen has returned to the Valley after working at the Art Institute of Chicago.
Aug. 19, 2013
US Education Secretary To Tour Southwest
The U.S. Education Secretary will be in Arizona and New Mexico in a few weeks, as part of the department’s annual back-to-school bus tour.Arne Duncan will start his trip in Santa Fe on Sept. 9, before moving on to Albuquerque, Socorro, N.
Aug. 19, 2013
John McCluskey Captial Murder Trial Begins Monday
Opening statements are set for today in the capital murder trial of Arizona fugitive John McCluskey. McCluskey is facing 20 counts in the murder of an Oklahoma couple, following his escape from an Arizona prison.
Aug. 19, 2013
Tempe Launches New Storefront Improvement Program
Businesses along Apache Boulevard in Tempe could be getting a facelift. The City of Tempe recently launched a new Storefront Improvement Program. Tempe spokeswoman Nikki Ripley said the city will match a business owner up to $100,000 through federal funds for exterior improvements like windows, lighting and paint jobs.
Aug. 19, 2013

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