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U.S. Forest Service budget cuts could cost Arizona money
The federal government is telling hundreds of counties across the country it wants some money back. The U.S. Forest Service says it has to cut its budget by five percent because of sequestration, and that could mean several counties in Arizona could lose hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Sept. 20, 2013
DPS officer killed near Yuma
A 14-year veteran of the Department of Public Safety was killed Monday night when his patrol car was hit by a tanker truck in southwestern Arizona. The crash took place as three DPS officers were investigating an injury collision in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 8, about 40 miles east of Yuma.
Sept. 20, 2013
Measuring the impact of Arizonas recent job announcements
In recent months, Governor Jan Brewer has taken part in job expansion announcements in Arizona. Go Daddy's operations in the Valley are growing, and General Motors is bringing a new information technology center to Arizona.
Sept. 20, 2013
Poll shows Latinos support comprehensive sex ed
A new poll shows strong support among Latinos for sex education, including birth control. The poll, from Planned Parenthood and the Center for Latino Adolescent and Family Health, shows a majority of Latinos say preventing teen pregnancy is a major issue.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona voters to decide state sovereignty measure in 2014
Arizona voters appear likely to get another chance to weigh in on a proposal dealing with state sovereignty. The Arizona House on Tuesday approved a measure that would ask voters to allow the state to restrict its personnel and use of financial resources to purposes that are consistent with the Constitution, by passing an initiative or referendum or a new law, or by some other legal remedy.
Sept. 20, 2013
Memorial held for Department of Public Safety officer killed last week
 May 15 is National Police Memorial Day, a day set aside to remember officers who have fallen in the line of duty.  A memorial service was held Wednesday to honor an Arizona Department of Public Safety Officer killed last week.
Sept. 20, 2013
StoryCorps Phoenix: Lisa and Tom Hamilton
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.
Sept. 20, 2013
Officers arrest two at border on smuggling charges
A Mexican national has been arrested by Customs and Border Protection officers at Nogales, on drug smuggling charges. Spokeswoman Teresa Small says the 44-year-old was attempting to bring in 2000 pounds of marijuana briquettes, mixed in bags of charcoal.
Sept. 20, 2013
Will voting for Medicaid expansion cost some Republicans their Senate seats?
The State Senate's vote in favor of Medicaid expansion may have political consequences for the five Republicans who joined 13 Democrats to support it. Those GOP members are already being told to expect conservative primary challenges if they run for reelection.
Sept. 20, 2013
Man arrested for igniting wildfire
Coconino County sheriff's deputies have arrested a 25-year-old transient for tossing a cigarette that ignited a fire along I-40, near Flagstaff on Thursday.  James Duncan was taken into custody, in connection with the one-acre blaze, which was quickly dealt with by firefighters, according to Sheriff's Office spokesman Gerry Blair.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona Senator John McCain makes a surprise visit to rebel forces in Syria
Arizona Senator John McCain spent his Memorial Day meeting with rebel leaders in Syria Monday. Sen. John McCain traveled to Syria Monday, according to reports. (Photo courtesy of the Office of Sen. McCain)  According to reports from CNN and Politico, McCain met with the Free Syrian Army’s Supreme Military Council Leader General Salem Idris.
Sept. 20, 2013
Retiring in Costa Rica: the dream and the reality
As would-be expats search for beauty, adventure, and cheap living in their golden years, they need to know about the harsh realities that lie ahead should they retire to a place like Costa Rica.
Sept. 20, 2013
Proposition 100 sales tax expires Friday
Arizona’s temporary sales tax increase expires Friday. Voters in 2010 approved Proposition 100, which upped the state sales tax by a penny on the dollar for three years.  The tax has impacted Arizona and its economy.
Sept. 20, 2013
Interior Secretary Jewell announces renewable energy projects
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.
Sept. 20, 2013
Remembering former Arizona Attorney General Gary Nelson
Former Arizona Attorney General Gary Nelson passed away last month. He argued the state's side in the U.S. Supreme Court's Miranda v. Arizona.
Sept. 20, 2013
Legislative showdown begins Monday
Next week will bring drama to the waning days of the state’s legislative session. Lawmakers will consider a last-minute abortion measure and whether to expand federal Medicaid benefits. The showdown on both issues will happen Monday.
Sept. 20, 2013
Wood pellet plant catches fire in Show Low
Firefighters in Show Low had their hands full with a blaze at a wood pellet manufacturing plant Tuesday.  Fire Captain Brent Mix says they brought in air tankers to put slurry on it to prevent the flames from spreading, and to the scrub brush and propane tanks nearby.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona House members approve state budget and Medicaid expansion
State House members have given their approval to a new state budget, and it includes Medicaid expansion. The $8.8 billion spending plan was approved during a long session in which many Republican lawmakers, like Warren Peterson of Gilbert, protested that with only $8.
Sept. 20, 2013
New state budget restores some funding for rural counties
Arizona’s rural counties are pleased they will be getting a larger share of lottery revenues in the new state budget. Lawmakers stopped sharing the money with counties during the height of the recession.
Sept. 20, 2013
Phoenix public relations firm creates new Boeing 787 virtual view
Boeing’s new 787 jets suffered a public relations nightmare earlier this year after the planes' batteries caught fire. A Phoenix company has developed a tool to help Boeing overcome its bad publicity.
Sept. 20, 2013

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