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Child Welfare Officials Release Plan For 6,000 Ignored Abuse Complaints
Department of Economic Security Director Clarence Carter has announced how Child Protective Services plans to clear a backlog of thousands of uninvestigated charges of child abuse.
Nov. 25, 2013
Border Fence Construction Begins Near Historic Site
The construction of new stretch of fencing along the U.S./Mexico border in El Paso is causing concerns among some locals. They say it could interfere with a historically significant site.
Nov. 25, 2013
Smoking Rates During Pregnancy Highest Among Native Americans
Native Americans have the highest rates of smoking before, during and after pregnancy than any other ethnic group in the nation. That’s according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control.
Nov. 25, 2013
Cartel Leader
The son of a powerful Mexican drug cartel kingpin was arrested as he tried to enter the United States through Arizona on Wednesday.
Nov. 25, 2013
Tucson Bicycle Race Participant Dies
A 59-year-old man riding in a Tucson bicycle race is dead after a collision with a vehicle.
Nov. 25, 2013
Adopt A Valley Family
Valley charities are mounting an effort to provide for the needy this holiday season, and they say one way you can help is by adopting a family.
Nov. 25, 2013
Phoenix Man Pleads Not Guilty
A Phoenix man charged in a wrong-way freeway crash that killed a woman is pleading not guilty.
Nov. 25, 2013
Valley Charities Need Donations
Valley charities are looking for donations to feed the hungry during the holidays.
Nov. 25, 2013
Arizonas Workforce Is Shrinking
A state economist said Arizona’s labor force is shrinking ever since the recession ended.
Nov. 25, 2013
Adriene Jenik: So Your Son Or Daughter Wants To Be An ART Major?!
Your college major has a bigger influence on your income, and the team at Planet Money looked at range of earnings for undergraduates.
Nov. 22, 2013
Not All Government Is Online
In this digital age, we have come to expect just about everything to be online. For journalists, political watchers and wonks, live-streamed meetings of the legislature and local councils and boards let us keep tabs on government.
Nov. 22, 2013
Jury Selection Process Differs
Jury selection started this week in the second retrial of Jonathan Doody. He is the man charged in the 1991 killing of nine people at a West Valley Buddhist temple.
Nov. 22, 2013
Child Protective Services Hearing Raises Question
Arizona’s Child Protective Services announced that 6,000 allegations of child abuse over the last three years have been ignored. Nearly half of the calls came in since January.
Nov. 22, 2013
Rain To Continue
Look up in the sky. It's a bird, it’s a plane, wait, no...it’s just rain.
Nov. 22, 2013
Valley Gets Drenched
The Valley is drenched. More than an inch and half of rain fell by Friday afternoon alone.
Nov. 22, 2013
Brown Cloud Over The Valley
You may have noticed a brown cloud hanging over the Valley recently. That is not a metaphor, but it is a visible sign of some of the problems the region has with air quality.
Nov. 22, 2013
Did You Know: Arizona Navy Deployed
Air Force, Army, Marines and the National Guard. These are the branches of the military stationed in Arizona, and there is one more.
Nov. 22, 2013
Lack Of National Uniformity In ELL Instruction A Challenge
There’s one area of education that is always ripe for controversy in Arizona, and that’s how to teach English Language Learners. Each state varies tremendously in how it handles these students, but that can be a problem as states move toward more common standards.
Nov. 22, 2013
Republican Governors Association Meets In Scottsdale
The Republican Governors Association has been meeting in Scottsdale this week and drew some pretty big gubernatorial names, including Rick Perry of Texas, Bobby Jindall of Louisiana and the group’s newly elected chairman, Chris Christie of New Jersey.
Nov. 22, 2013
California Channel Sets Precedent
Arizona’s neighbor to the west was an early adopter of video access to state and county government meetings. The California Channel began broadcasting in February of 1991.
Nov. 22, 2013

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