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State Supreme Court may consider marijuana driving case
Arizona's highest court is being asked to decide whether anyone who smokes marijuana, legally or not, can ever drive legally in the state. The case involves a man who was stopped for speeding and whose blood test showed a metabolite of the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana, which resulted in a charge of driving under the influence.
Sep. 20, 2013
Tucson Unified School District seeks superintendent
The Tucson Unified School District is on the hunt for a new superintendent. The TUSD’s governing board approved the search Tuesday night. The Arizona Daily Star reports, the district will use an external firm to conduct the national search.
Sep. 20, 2013
Bill to count gold, silver as legal tender moving in legislature
The Arizona House of Representatives has given its preliminary approval to a measure that would make privately minted gold and silver coins legal tender in the state. Under the bill, those coins would be no different under state law than the U.
Sep. 20, 2013
Phoenix veteran faces life for helping al-Qaeda in Syria
An Army veteran from Arizona will remain in jail until he's tried for working with terrorists in Syria.Eric Harroun, 30, of Phoenix, faces life imprisonment for charges of using a weapon of mass destruction outside the U.
Sep. 20, 2013
Senate OKs texting spam ban
Arizonans with cell phones take note, unsolicited text messages may soon be a thing of the past. Today the Senate followed the House in passing a ban on marketers sending unsolicited texts to phones.
Sep. 20, 2013
Section of Piestewa Freeway closed this weekend
State Route 51 Northbound will be closed between Bell and Union Hills from 11 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Sunday. ADOT spokesman Doug Nintzel said crews will be installing a Freeway Management System.“That includes overhead message boards, but also crews are installing the ramp meters along the on-ramps along that stretch of State Route 51 and then also freeway cameras are going in,” Nintzel said.
Sep. 20, 2013
Phoenix hoping to bring Mexican sculptor
The work of a world-renowned Mexican sculptor may be coming to Phoenix as outdoor art installations. While city officials were in Mexico City on a trade mission this past week, they discussed the possibility with the artist himself.
Sep. 20, 2013
Despite evacuation, letters sent to Flake
The Postal Inspection Service says tests of suspicious mail sent to the Phoenix office of U.S. Senator Jeff Flake have found nothing dangerous or harmful. Authorities evacuated part of the building this morning after staff for the Republican senator came across mail that was stained with an oily substance.
Sep. 20, 2013
State Senator may face charges
A State Senator may face charges for entering his teenage grandson's classroom without permission...and confronting the teacher.Yuma police have asked city prosecutors to file four misdemeanor charges against state Senator Don Shooter.
Sep. 20, 2013
Tohono O
The former chairman of the Tohono O'odham Nation has died. The death of Augustine B. Lopez Sr. was announced Friday by his southern Arizona Tribe. Neither Lopez’s age nor cause of death was released, but a short bio was made public by tribal officials.
Sep. 20, 2013
Tobin: Medicaid expansion holding back state budget approval
Governor Jan Brewer's proposal to expand Medicaid in Arizona by using federal funds is a major bone of contention for lawmakers attempting to negotiate a new state budget. Speaker of the House Andy Tobin said it is not paralyzing talks on the spending plan but it is a big hurdle.
Sep. 20, 2013
Arizona Cardinals
The Arizona Cardinals head into Thursday's National Football League draft with new Head Coach Bruce Arians and first-time General Manager Steve Keim.Darren Urban of AZCardinals.com tells Steve Goldstein how the organization has changed and how the draft can help the team improve.
Sep. 20, 2013
Governor Brewer and Republican lawmakers continue to spar over Medicaid expansion proposal
Republicans at the state capitol are continuing their fight against Governor Brewer’s proposal to expand Medicaid coverage under the Obama Administration’s health care law. They staged a small rally at the state capitol Thursday.
Sep. 20, 2013
New technology extends visiting options for prisoners and their families
Some new technology is allowing the Pinal County Sheriff's Office to offer inmates visits with their family around the world. For a small fee, the inmates can use the Internet to see and talk to family members, according to Sheriff's Office IT spokesman Matt Dimuzio.
Sep. 20, 2013
Phoenix home prices up 23 percent from last year
U.S. home prices increased in February, by the largest margin in nearly seven years.              The Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller home price index climbed 9.
Sep. 20, 2013
Arizona among top ten bike-friendly states
Arizona has cracked the top ten bicycle-friendly states, according to new rankings from the League of American Bicyclists.Washington State tops the list, for the sixth straight year, followed by Colorado, Oregon and Minnesota.
Sep. 20, 2013
Governor signs foster home non-vaccination bill
Placing foster children in homes where other children are not immunized just got easier. Governor Jan Brewer has signed a bill saying the Department of Economic Security cannot force foster parents to immunize their own children in order to be licensed.
Sep. 20, 2013
Arrest made in decades-old murder
After more than 35 years, police have arrested a man suspected of killing a woman in Tucson. Tucson police have charged 66-year-old Bruce McCullough with first-degree murder. He is accused in the March 1976 death of 20-year-old Donna Smith.
Sep. 20, 2013
Governor Brewer remembers Department of Public Safety Officer killed Monday
 Governor Jan Brewer is remembering a Department of Public Safety officer, killed Monday night in the line of duty. Tim Huffman, a 14-year veteran of the force was killed in a chain reaction crash, while tending to a vehicle rollover accident on Interstate 8, east of Yuma.
Sep. 20, 2013
Bill requiring landlords to disclose foreclosures advances
Arizona landlords may soon have to tell tenants when their property enters foreclosure. The state Senate gave approval Thursday to a bill requiring the notifications. The bill amends the Arizona Residential Landlord and Tenant Act to mandate the owner provide written notification to tenants within five business days of receiving a notice of foreclosure.
Sep. 20, 2013

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