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As discussions continue on the possibility of sending the world's most sought drug trafficker to the U.S. to face serious charges there, Mexico's Attorney General says he won't even consider extradition. That's not a surprise. His explanation is.
April 25, 2014
Lawmakers Approve 10-Year Extension For Arizona Historical Society
The Arizona Historical Society has been given a lifeline. State lawmakers approved a ten year extension for the cash-strapped program before they adjourned Thursday.
April 25, 2014
Proposed FDA E-Cigarette Regulations Could Affect Vape Retailers
The Food and Drug Administration wants to regulate electronic cigarettes. The agency proposed new rules similar to those already on other tobacco products.
April 24, 2014
Dozens Arrested In Tempe Child Prostitution Sting
Tempe police have arrested 30 people in a prostitution sting, including 14 men charged with soliciting children.
April 24, 2014
Arizona Court Rules More Shoplifting Defendants Entitled to Jury Trial
The Arizona Court of Appeals has expanded Arizonans' right to have a jury trial in misdemeanor cases.
April 24, 2014
An underground nuclear waste facility in southeast New Mexico must address serious mistakes identified by investigators after a February radiation leak before it can reopen.
April 24, 2014
Saguaro National Park Going After Buffelgrass
Officials at Saguaro National Park have finalized a plan to restore native vegetation in the park.
April 24, 2014
Study Says Arizonas Asian Population Growing Fast
Arizona’s Asian population is growing faster than any other ethnic group in the state. A new study based on Census Bureau data shows the state’s Asian population more than doubled in a decade.
April 24, 2014
Five CPS Employees Fired Following Abuse Cases Probe
Five senior-level managers from Arizona’s Child Protective Services were fired Wednesday morning. The terminations were the result of a probe into the agency’s mishandling of about 6,500 child abuse and neglect cases.
April 23, 2014
State Votes Down Super Bowl Security Funding
The Arizona State Senate voted down a bill that would have given Glendale money to cover public safety costs during next year’s Super Bowl.
April 23, 2014
Michael Phelps Announces Comeback
The most decorated Olympic swimmer is coming back from retirement. Michael Phelps made the announcement Wednesday in Mesa at the Arena Grand Prix.
April 23, 2014
Vetoes And More From The State Capitol
The 2014 legislative session is rapidly drawing to a close, and Gov. Jan Brewer is busy signing and vetoing bills.
April 23, 2014
The Economist Declares Arizona Politics Saner Than It Looks
The Economist magazine has declared that politics in Arizona is saner than it looks. Is the publication on to something or misguided?
April 23, 2014
Arpaios Fondness For Media Attention The Subject Of New Documentary
Sheriff Joe Arpaio is featured in the documentary "The Joe Show." The film focuses on the sheriff's attraction to media attention.
April 23, 2014
Phoenix Art Museum Director Retires
Phoenix Art Museum Director Jim Ballinger has announced his retirement after 40 years with the museum, the last 33 as director.
April 23, 2014
How Are Ridesharing Companies Faring In Arizona?
Action at the legislature on Tuesday included the Senate approving a bill that would exempt ridesharing companies like Uber and Lyft from a commercial insurance requirement that impacts traditional taxi services.
April 23, 2014
In the 1800s the Navajo moved among various camps across vast areas to herd sheep and farm. A few families settled on what is today a national monument. And one family would like to remain, but the National Park Service won’t allow it.
April 23, 2014
Senate Vetoes Super Bowl Security Repayment Bill
The Arizona Senate has killed a bill that would have reimbursed the city of Glendale for stepped-up security at next year’s Super Bowl.
April 23, 2014
Brewer Plans To Keep Fighting Medicaid Expansion Challenge
Gov. Jan Brewer says she plans to appeal a Court of Appeals ruling allowing a challenge to this year’s expansion of the state’s Medicaid system.
April 23, 2014
Cement Plant Pollution Loophole Shut
Cement plants in Arizona and around the country can no longer get off the hook after releasing toxic chemicals from their plants or kilns, by claiming a malfunction or upset.
April 23, 2014

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