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A U.S. Bankruptcy Judge has cleared the way for American Airlines’ creditors to vote on a merger with Tempe-based U.S. Airways.Judge Sean Lane has approved American Airlines’ parent AMR Corporation’s description of its restructuring plan, including the merger with U.
Jun. 4, 2013
 Violent crimes have been falling nationally year after year, but preliminary data released by the FBI show that trend reversed in 2012. Crime increases were most apparent in the Western United States.
Jun. 4, 2013
Arizona Sen. John McCain said Tuesday he cannot fully endorse women joining the military until the problem of sexual assault among its personnel is solved. Arizona Sen. John McCain shared a story of a woman asking his opinion on her daughter joining the military at the Senate Armed Services hearing.
Jun. 4, 2013
Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett said he supports a bill in the U.S. House that aims to make sure people are not registered to vote in more than one state. He testified before a House committee Tuesday.
Jun. 4, 2013
Arizona’s newest senator, Republican Jeff Flake, gave his first speech to the Senate Tuesday. Among the items he addressed, bipartisanship was the focus. Republican Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona (Photo courtesy of the Office of Senator Jeff Flake) “There is a time and a place for using super-majority rules to block legislation and/or nominees from coming to the Senate floor, “said Flake.
Jun. 4, 2013
A mistake in the 2010 U.S. Census is forcing Yuma officials to alter their proposed budget for the next fiscal year. The Yuma Sun reports the Census mistakenly counted the population of a 2,400-inmate state prison as being in Yuma.
Jun. 4, 2013
Federal prosecutors want some of the files on the 2011 Tucson shooting to stay sealed. About 2,700 pages of documents relating to Jared Loughner’s rampage were released in late March.Two hundred pages remain sealed.
Jun. 4, 2013
The Pac-12 conference, which includes Arizona State and the University of Arizona, says it will be implementing new rules for football practices in an effort to cut down on injuries.The effort is primarily focused on limiting concussions and head trauma.
Jun. 3, 2013
The number of people dying in motorcycle crashes continues to go up in Arizona, according to the state’s annual statistics on roadway fatalities that came out Monday. Last year, 139 people in Arizona were killed on motorcycles.
Jun. 3, 2013
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Latino voter turnout is still lagging behind other ethnic groups, according to a new study from the PEW Research Center. Despite rapid growth of eligible voters since the last election, only 48 percent of Latinos went to the polls in 2012.
Jun. 3, 2013
Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett will be in Washington, D.C. Tuesday morning to testify before a Congressional committee. Bennett will address members of the Committee on House Administration, during a hearing on a bill known as the “Voter Registration Efficiency Act.
Jun. 3, 2013
A new large-scale renewable energy project is coming to Arizona. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell announced Monday details of the Quartzsite Solar Project, and two other solar plants in Nevada. When built, Jewell said they are expected to generate enough electricity to power nearly 200,000 homes.
Jun. 3, 2013
Pro's Ranch Markets chief financial officer says the Latin American grocer will emerge from Chapter 11 bankruptcy within nine months. Executives blame the economy and immigration policy for their problems.
Jun. 3, 2013
The state health department wants to make it easier to compare health care at hospitals around Arizona.  AZ Hospital Compare is an online tool that’s set to go live Monday. The website is managed by the Arizona Department of Health Services and uses federal and state information.
Jun. 3, 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.
Jun. 3, 2013
Arizona midwives searching for middle ground over changes to their profession will attend a public meeting at the Department of Health Services in Phoenix Monday afternoon. This continues what one midwife calls an ongoing conversation over midwifery in the state.
Jun. 3, 2013

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