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State Parks To Hire Homeless Veterans
The Arizona Parks Department is teaming with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to create job opportunities for homeless vets.
Nov. 14, 2013
 Texas Silver Mine, Border County
A mine at Shafter, Texas, has shut down leaving only non-essential employees working to maintain the mine until a hoped-for reopening. This is hampering budget planning in one of the border's poorest counties.
Nov. 14, 2013
Arizona Congressional Delegation Asks
The Arizona Congressional Delegation is asking the National Park Service to refund the state for the expenses it incurred during the Federal Government Shutdown in October.
Nov. 14, 2013
Arizona Copper Land Swap Hits Setback
A bill that would swap land sacred to an Arizona tribe to create the largest copper mine in the country has hit another setback. A vote was expected Wednesday afternoon but the bill was pulled off the floor.
Nov. 13, 2013
Judge Approves Demolition Of First Spanish-Language TV Station Building
Demolition of the building that housed the first Spanish-language television station in the United States is moving forward. A judge in San Antonio dissolved a restraining order that had been protecting the building.
Nov. 13, 2013
Parents Want To Treat Son With Marijuana
The parents of a Mesa boy with a rare brain condition are asking a court to immediately let them treat their son with a medical marijuana extract.
Nov. 13, 2013
Determining The Current State
The economic downturn hit individuals and institutions hard, and Arizona’s three public universities were not spared. The state legislature cut millions of dollars in funding, and many students were forced to pay higher tuition.
Nov. 13, 2013
Valley Fever Awareness Week Kicks Off
Valley Fever Awareness Week started on Saturday with the goal of informing more people about the risk of the often-misdiagnosed illness and its impact on those of us who live in Arizona, especially Maricopa and Pinal counties.
Nov. 13, 2013
Arizona Corporation Commission Holds Hearing
The fight over how much the state’s largest utility has to pay for electricity generated by private solar roof top panels got under way today. The Arizona Corporation Commission kicked off a hearing on net metering.
Nov. 13, 2013
Author Focuses On Twins Myth
Author and attorney Scott Turow burst onto the bestseller list more than two decades ago with courtroom thrillers like "Presumed Innocent" and "Burden of Proof." Since then, his popularity has remained steady as he has become more publicly involved with controversial societal issues like capital punishment.
Nov. 13, 2013
Eliminating Veteran Homelessness
A huge effort is underway to eliminate veteran homelessness in Phoenix. On Tuesday, the Phoenix City Council approved $100,000 in the attempt to end chronic homelessness among veterans.
Nov. 13, 2013
ACA Insurance Options Vary Across The Country
The face of health reform is not uniform across the country. Some counties have almost 30 times more choices of health insurance plans than others.
Nov. 13, 2013
Appeals Court Weighing State Election Changes
The state Court of Appeals is debating whether judges should be able to order extra oversight of Arizona elections.
Nov. 13, 2013
Arpaio Frustrated With Death Threat From Canadian Teen
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio says he’s frustrated after a third death threat from a 16-year-old in Canada.
Nov. 13, 2013
Students Injured In Chemistry Lab Fire
A chemistry experiment gone wrong ended with injuries to three Avondale high school students.
Nov. 13, 2013
Workers Suffer Electrical Burns
Two men are lucky to be alive after the 40-foot communications tower they were attempting to install, east of Yuma, touched a high voltage line.
Nov. 13, 2013
Bennett Aims To Reduce Income Tax, Expand Sales Tax
Secretary of State Ken Bennett has formally kicked off his bid for governor with a plan to expand the Arizona sales tax to more items.
Nov. 13, 2013
Arizona E. Coli Victim Recovering After Salad
The Arizona Department of Health Services is confirming that at least one person here is recovering after eating produce that has been recalled because of E. coli contamination. Doctor Joli Weiss says the victim involved ate a ready-to-eat salad.
Nov. 13, 2013
 School Leaders Try To Do More With Less
Poor students now make up a majority of kids in public schools in the west. That’s according to a recent study from the Southern Education Foundation. But as the rate of poverty in schools has gone up, the amount of state funding for students hasn’t kept pace. So school leaders in Flagstaff are left to fill that gap.
Nov. 13, 2013
Fees May Go Up
Fees may soon be going up at regional parks across Maricopa County, the first increases in four years.
Nov. 13, 2013

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