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Anonymous donor enables Phoenix PD to host third gun buyback
The Phoenix Police Department will host its third and final planned gun buyback this weekend after an anonymous donor gave $100,000 for the effort. Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton announced a $100,000 anonymous donation to pay for this weekend's planned gun buyback program alongside Arizonans for Gun Safety President Hildy Saizow and Phoenix Police Commander Mike Kurtenbach.
Sept. 20, 2013
Hell Canyon Bridge repairs this weekend
The Arizona Department of Transportation begins work Sunday morning on the final repairs to Hell Canyon Bridge, on State Route 89, between Prescott and Ash Fork.  Spokesman Dustin Kruegel says they completed some major repair work in March, but need to make adjustments.
Sept. 20, 2013
School official: Prop 100 spared deeper education cuts
When Proposition 100 was on the ballot three years ago, one of the biggest selling points made by supporters was that two thirds of the money would go to education and prevent deeper cuts to schools.
Sept. 20, 2013
South Mountain Freeway proposal gets mixed reviews at a public hearing
Members of the public are getting their final say on an environmental impact study on the proposed South Mountain Freeway. Arizona Department of Transportation is accepting public testimony on the project through July.
Sept. 20, 2013
Chandler considers urban chickens
The City of Chandler will decide Thursday whether or not to allow chickens within city limits. Turns out, urban chickens are already roosting across much of the Phoenix area. You can hear them across the Valley, from Phoenix to Gilbert, Mesa to Scottsdale.
Sept. 20, 2013
Democrats use public forum to examine Arizona National Guard allegations
A Democratic state lawmaker is holding a public forum Tuesday to review allegations of misconduct at the Arizona National Guard. The meeting comes after an investigation found ethical missteps and inappropriate sexual activity among guard members.
Sept. 20, 2013
Agency seeks to treat poverty like an illness
A social service agency based in Detroit, Mich. is working to bring its unusual approach to poverty to Arizona. Matrix Human Services treats poverty like an illness and its clients like patients. President Marcella Wilson says the first thing they ask people is: “What is your dream?” “So if that person wishes to be a nurse, we start with basic needs—food, clothing shelter,” Wilson said.
Sept. 20, 2013
Top 10 new species for 2013
Arizona State University has released its top 10 new species list for 2013. The list includes a glow-in-the-dark cockroach and the smallest vertebrate on Earth, a tiny frog. The creatures on the list were selected by Arizona State University's International Institute for Species Exploration.
Sept. 20, 2013
Immigrants given tools to lead communities
First- and second-generation immigrants in the Phoenix area will learn about civic leadership this weekend. The New American Leaders Project (NALP) and Promise Arizona are sponsoring the two-day training session for the second year in a row.
Sept. 20, 2013
Pac-12 conference tries to limit football-related head injuries
The Pac-12 conference, which includes Arizona State and the University of Arizona, says it will be implementing new rules for football practices in an effort to cut down on injuries.The effort is primarily focused on limiting concussions and head trauma.
Sept. 20, 2013
Does Arizona have enough water to deal with drought and other challenges?
The Valley's rapid growth likely wouldn't have been possible without water from the Colorado River via the Central Arizona Project. But the Southwest's ongoing drought has some concerned about whether Arizona will have enough water for the future.
Sept. 20, 2013
Gov. Brewers Medicaid expansion bill fails to make it out of House committee
One of the most controversial issues in the state legislature continues to mystify lawmakers. Governor Jan Brewer’s Medicaid expansion bill did not receive enough support from members of her own party to advance in the House for a final vote.
Sept. 20, 2013
Reforming Arizonas justice of the peace system
There is a short list of qualifications to be a justice of the peace in Arizona. You must be a registered voter in the state. You must reside in the justice court precinct. You must understand the English language.
Sept. 20, 2013

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