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The Arizona Department of Transportation has approved its 5-year plan which designates road projects to be completed over the next five years. Spokeswoman Laura Douglas says the Transportation Board had several big budget challenges in making its decisions.
June 27, 2013
Thousands of music fans are expected to show up today in east Mesa for a rock concert known as the Warped Tour. With the temperature predicted to be more than 110 degrees, health and show officials are advising concert-goers to prepare in advance.
June 27, 2013
Fire officials now say they have fully contained the Doce Fire, burning northwest of Prescott. The blaze, which charred about 10-and-a-half-square acres of the Prescott National Forest, is not, however, completely out, according to fire spokesman Bill Morse.
June 27, 2013
Thousands of music fans are expected to show up today in east Mesa for a rock concert known as the Warped Tour. With the temperature predicted to be more than 110 degrees, health and show officials are advising concert-goers to take precautions.
June 27, 2013
Arizona is suing the Maricopa County Community College District and trying to block the district from offering in-state tuition to the young immigrants known as “DREAMers.” Attorney General Tom Horne said offering reduced tuition to students who were illegally brought to this country as children violates state law.
June 26, 2013
A new study says global warming is expected to reduce Colorado River water levels over the next three decades, but the scientists have widely differing opinions over how much the river will shrink because of rising temperatures.
June 26, 2013
After Wednesday's Supreme Court ruling, married same-sex couples in Arizona are one step closer to receiving the same federal benefits afforded to heterosexual couples, but uncertainty remains, and any changes will take awhile.
June 26, 2013
The Arizona Supreme Court has ruled that it is possible for a person who buys and handles drugs but never actually takes them away to possess the drugs. The case arose from a reverse-sting operation.
June 26, 2013
Alfredo Gutierrez started out as an activist and became one of the most powerful political leaders in Arizona. He has returned to his roots as battles over immigration policy have become more intense.Gutierrez talks about his life, career and immigration reform.
June 26, 2013
The Supreme Court gutted the Defense of Marriage Act on Wednesday. San Francisco AIDS Foundation CEO and former Tempe Mayor Neil Giuliano talked about the ruling's impact on efforts to expand marriage equality in the U.
June 26, 2013
Valley temperatures are expected to climb to 118 degrees by Saturday.  National Weather Service Meteorologist Ken Waters said the very hot highs may give way to our first dose of monsoon-related humidity.
June 26, 2013
Arizona Theatre Company's Artistic Director David Ira Goldstein will leave the position in December after more than 20 years. Goldstein said he is ready for new career challenges, including the opportunity to direct plays in other cities.
June 26, 2013
The Phoenix arts organization, Artlink, will gather its volunteers and community members Wednesday night to discuss upcoming plans for "First Fridays" and "Third Fridays," two of its major efforts. Artlink Interim Co-President Catrina Kahler talked about the annual meeting and the organization's mission.
June 26, 2013
The Tonto National Forest is reminding people who may be out in the woods over the Fourth of July holiday that fire conditions are now extreme.  Forest spokesman David Albo said that means no fires, incendiary devices, fireworks or shooting.
June 26, 2013
Border Patrol agents in southern Arizona have seized a ton of marijuana they found hidden in a truckload of produce. The vehicle was stopped at a checkpoint on Interstate 19, north of Nogales, and spokeswoman Crystal Amarillas said drug-sniffing dogs located 88 bundles of pot hidden in a false wall, inside the trailer.
June 26, 2013
The Department of Public Safety said a wrong-way driver on State Route 51 was probably impaired as he sped north in the southbound lanes in early-morning traffic. "At least 100 mph plus, weaving in and out of traffic and apparently showing no regard for the safety of anybody else on the road," DPS spokesman Bar Graves said.
June 26, 2013
 WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has cleared the way for same-sex marriage in California by holding that defenders of California's gay marriage ban did not have the right to appeal lower court rulings striking down the ban.
June 26, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that legally married same-sex couples should get the same federal benefits as heterosexual couples.The court invalidated a provision of the federal Defense of Marriage Act that has prevented married gay couples from receiving a range of tax, health and retirement benefits that are generally available to married people.
June 26, 2013
The Mexican government is publicly expressing disappointment with the immigration bill making its way through the U.S. Senate.Mexico says the proposal’s heavy focus on border security is not consistent with the relationship between it and the U.
June 25, 2013
Governor Jan Brewer signed into law an overhaul of the way the state collects sales taxes Tuesday. It was one of her top priorities in this year’s legislative sessions. Lawmakers approved the measure at the end of their session, after reaching a compromise with cities and towns.
June 25, 2013

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