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Monsoon Leaves 4,500 Without Power
A monsoon storm in the East Valley last night damaged some homes and schools in the area and resulted in significant power outages. SRP Spokesman Scott Harelson says the outages from the storm were above average for a typical Arizona monsoon storm.
Sept. 20, 2013
Most Arizonans Live Within 25 Miles Of A Marijuana Dispensary
The merits, legality and logistics of Arizona’s Medical Marijuana Program have spent a lot of time in traditional courtrooms, even after a majority in the court of public opinion approved it at the ballot box in 2010.
Sept. 20, 2013
Healing Continues For Prescott Residents After Yarnell Hill Fire
Flags around Arizona will go back up to full staff at sunset Friday evening. Governor Brewer had ordered them to be at half-staff for 19 days, in memory of the 19 members of the Granite Mountain Hotshot Crew who died fighting the Yarnell Hill Fire.
Sept. 20, 2013
3 Inches Of Rain In Eloy
Residents of Eloy, Ariz. are cleaning up this morning after a heavy thunderstorm dumped a lot of rain on the town in a short period of time Monday afternoon. David Lader of the National Weather Service in Tucson, says the storm hit with very little warning.
Sept. 20, 2013
Grand Canyon University
Grand Canyon University decided it wanted to move its athletic program into Division I, which means it would soon be competing on the same stage in sports like basketball with Arizona State University.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arguments Begin On How Police Officers Should Spend Their Time At Work
Friday, attorneys for the Goldwater Institute and the Phoenix Law Enforcement Association were in Maricopa County Superior Court  to argue a case that centers on how some police officers spend their time on the job.
Sept. 20, 2013
Bus Driver May Get Slapped With
A tour bus driver may be charged under Arizona’s “Stupid Motorist Law” after he and 33 passengers were caught in a flooded wash Sunday. The group was headed from the Grand Canyon to Las Vegas when the driver entered the wash.
Sept. 20, 2013
Appellate Panel Decides Man Should Not Have to Arbitrate His Claims Against A Nursing Home
A new ruling from the Arizona Court of Appeals could help some people avoid forced arbitration of disputes. The agreement to use arbitration is many times part of the small type on your cell phone plan or banking statement.
Sept. 20, 2013
Valley Metro Bus Operators Strike Leaves Thousands Of Passengers Stranded
Thousands of people in the southeast valley are looking for ways to get around town Thursday as a bus strike continues.  About 400 bus operators with the Valley Metro system stopped work after midnight Thursday.
Sept. 20, 2013
Speeding Down The Freeway
Paradise Valley’s police department was the first in the country to use cameras to determine whether you were driving too fast and deserved official punishment. You will see photo enforcement vans in a number of Valley communities, but the 101 Freeway in Scottsdale turned its cameras off after a pilot program.
Sept. 20, 2013
Etiquette Expert Discusses How Jan Brewer Should Greet President Obama
Arizona Governor Jan Brewer will welcome President Barack Obama at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport Tuesday. President Obama will be in town to speak at a Valley high school about home ownership.
Sept. 20, 2013
Are Latin American Baseball Players More Inclined To Use Banned Substances?
Much to the chagrin of the Major League Baseball Commissioner’s Office and many team front offices, general news headlines devoted to the sport in recent weeks were focused on when suspensions would be announced for players who were connected to the Biogenesis Clinic, linked to banned performance-enhancing drugs.
Sept. 20, 2013
Going Inside A Medical Marijuana Dispensary
Medicinal marijuana has been legal in Arizona since 2010. But legal dispensaries didn’t start popping up until this year. Now, nearly 50 are open in Arizona – and about half are here in the Valley.
Sept. 20, 2013
FCC Votes To Lower Prison Phone Call Costs
The Federal Communications Commission has voted to make long distance phone calls from prison inmates more affordable. It is an issue that prison reform advocates have pressed for a decade. According to a statement released by the FCC, an estimated 2.
Sept. 20, 2013
Stock Prices Tank After Justice Department Decides To Block Airline Merger
The stock prices for American Airlines and US Airways did not take kindly to yesterday’s news that the justice department would try to block the companies’ merger. Tempe-based US Airways watched shares sink 13 percent.
Sept. 20, 2013
Foreclosure Filings In Arizona Down 60 Percent Year-Over-Year
Arizona is no longer among the top ten states with the highest number of foreclosure starts, according to housing data firm RealtyTrac -- for the first time since February 2007. The state saw 3,300 new foreclosure filings in July, a slight increase from the previous month but a 60 percent decrease since last year.
Sept. 20, 2013
Maricopa County Board Of Supervisors To Appoint New County Assessor
The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors is scheduled to name a new county assessor Monday.  Former assessor Keith Russell resigned when he was appointed to serve as a Mesa justice of the peace in June.
Sept. 20, 2013
Officials Allow Egypt Fire To Burn Up To 6,000 Acres
Firefighters in the Mogollon Rim continue to watch the lightning-started Egypt Fire. Coconino National Forest Spokesman Dean Jones says the target burn area for the fire is about 6,000 acres, and that people in the area have nothing to worry about.
Sept. 20, 2013
Space Camera Takes Sharpest Photos Of Night Sky
A camera recently developed by astronomers at the University of Arizona and two observatories has already lead to new space discoveries.   The Magellan Telescope's mirrors (Photo courtesy of Laird Close) U of A astronomy professor Laird Close said the camera will allow astronomers to take the sharpest images of the night sky to date, twice as sharp as images from the Hubble Space Telescope.
Sept. 20, 2013
Does Health Care Choice Include Grow-Your-Own Medical Marijuana?
Two medical marijuana patients are hoping a voter-approved attack on the Affordable Care Act gives them the right to grow their own drugs. An Arizona ballot measure put a provision in the state Constitution overriding any law, rule or regulation that requires individuals or employers to participate in any particular health-care system.
Sept. 20, 2013

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