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Arizona May Be In Danger Of Losing No Child Left Behind Waiver
Arizona could be in danger of losing its waiver from the federal No Child Left Behind Law. The state and federal government are at odds over two issues, the weight Arizona gives graduation rates in its high school rating system and how it uses the AIMS test to evaluate teachers.
Sept. 26, 2013
Teen Arrested For Threatening Arpaio And Family
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is crediting Canadian law enforcement officials for the arrest of a teen who had made Internet threats against him and his family. The sheriff says the threats went too far.
Sept. 26, 2013
Investigators Believe Weather Is To Blame For Rental Helicopter Crash
The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the crash of a rented helicopter as it attempted to land near a ranch northwest of Flagstaff on Wednesday.
Sept. 26, 2013
Peoria Welcomes Biggest Park Yet
What does a 26 million park look like? Huge for starters. Pioneer Community Park has a lot packed into its 83 acres including a large pond, which will be ready for local fishing enthusiasts in January.
Sept. 26, 2013
Harkins Theatres Celebrates Its History, Unique Position In Valley History
If you were going to the movies 80 years ago, you might have been going to see "King Kong," or maybe you wanted to watch Groucho Marx lead a fictional, yet believably bumbling government in "Duck Soup.
Sept. 26, 2013
Giffords Given Medal From Scripps College
Former Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords has been honored by her alma mater. Giffords was given the Ellen Browning Scripps Medal by Scripps College in Southern California. And, she had a message for the students of the school.
Sept. 26, 2013
Task Forces Makes New Recommendation For Combating Sex Trafficking
Despite several attempts to punish johns who engage in teenage prostitution, lawmakers have so far failed to approve legislation. Now, a governor’s task force is making new recommendations on sex trafficking in hopes they can be the first step to breaking the gridlock.
Sept. 26, 2013
Recording suggests recall candidate is on the ballot to help Pearce
A third candidate has turned in signature petitions to get on the ballot in the recall election of Senate President Russell Pearce. Olivia Cortes turned in 1,177 signatures--500 more than is needed.  But a recording of a Cortes signature gatherer casts doubt on her true intentions.
Sept. 20, 2013
Have you seen SB 1070 drive people out of Arizona?
When state lawmakers passed the tough bill known as SB 1070, they were clear that part of the aim was to make Arizona inhospitable for people in the U.S. illegally.The 2012 presidential election has brought the issue of "self-deportation" to the forefront.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizonas Asian population nearly doubles in last decade
The Asian population in the United States grew at a faster rate than any other group over the last decade, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Just-released statistics show that  population grew by more than 45 percent.
Sept. 20, 2013
Guns on campus bill is dead
A bill that would have allowed concealed weapons on Arizona universities and college campuses is dead. State Senator Ron Gould, who sponsored the bill, said there is not enough support among lawmakers.
Sept. 20, 2013
National Parks Service looks to protect places of Cesar Chavez
Tomorrow marks the 85th birthday of former farm labor leader Cesar Chavez. During the 60s and 70s Chavez fought to improve working conditions for farm workers. Now the National Parks Service plans to recognize his legacy.
Sept. 20, 2013
AZ Senate aproves restrictions for young drivers
The Arizona Senate has voted to ban some new drivers from using cell phones or other communication devices behind the wheel. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports.   MARK BRODIE: The bill would prohibit drivers younger than 18 from using the devices for the first six months of driving.
Sept. 20, 2013
New solar energy plant will serve Yuma
A new solar plant planned in southwestern Arizona will be the first on state trust land since the Arizona State Land Department began identifying sites for solar development last year. Lou Gum has more from Yuma.
Sept. 20, 2013
County Supervisor on Thomas: Justice has been served
Former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas is expected to speak today, following his disbarment yesterday. On Tuesday a disciplinary panel upheld 28 ethical violations against Thomas. He and two assistants were accused of targeting county leaders and judges in criminal investigations.
Sept. 20, 2013
New legislative gifts law makes only minor restrictions
State lawmakers are apparently not ready yet to give up freebies. DENNIS LAMBERT: They've approved a new gifts law that puts only minor restrictions on the kind and size of gifts they can get from lobbyists.
Sept. 20, 2013
Candidates chosen for Congressional District 8 special election
Ron Barber, aide to former U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffrods, ran unopposed in Tuesday’s Democratic primary. Jesse Kelly, who narrowly lost to Giffords in 2010, won the Republican nomination. Kelly talks about the upcoming election, and Jim Nintzel of the Tucson Weekly analyzes the campaign tactics of Barber and Kelly.
Sept. 20, 2013
Luke Air Force Base one step closer to receiving F-35s
Luke Air Force Base is one step closer to receiving at least 72 new F-35 Joint Strike Fighters. From Phoenix, KJZZ's Terry Ward reports.Arizona Sen. John McCain has been a leading proponent of Luke as the new home for the F-35.
Sept. 20, 2013
Hopi tribe wants Tuba City landfill cleaned up
The Hopi tribe is tangled in a legal battle with the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs. At issue is a dump the federal agency operated for 50 years near Tuba City in Northern Arizona. The local tribes say the aquifer lying under the dump shows dangerous levels of uranium.
Sept. 20, 2013

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