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Arizona Lawmakers May End The Idea Of Building A Border Fence
Arizona lawmakers may be about ready to kill the idea of building a border fence with donated money. A state law in 2011 set up a committee to solicit funds to put up fencing on private property.
Nov. 7, 2013
Large Events Will Bring Heavy Traffic
If you are planning to be in the West Valley late Sunday, be aware, you will be far from alone. Unusually heavy traffic is expected on the roads and freeways as a NASCAR race, the Arizona Cardinals game and a concert at Jobing.com Arena bring people to the west side.
Nov. 7, 2013
Birthplace Of Spanish Language TV Threatened
A half-century old TV station building in San Antonio is under threat of demolition, despite efforts by preservationists and Latino activists to stop the tear down. It was the birthplace of Spanish language television in the United States.
Nov. 7, 2013
Company Postpones Opening Canyon Mine
A uranium mining company has decided to postpone operations at a mine six miles outside Grand Canyon National Park.
Nov. 7, 2013
NAU Receives Grant
The state of Arizona is funding a $5 million grant to help Northern Arizona University produce caseworkers for Child Protective Services.
Nov. 7, 2013
Widow of Murdered Rancher Rob Krentz Blocks Access to Case File
The widow of Robert Krentz has asked a judge to keep the case file from being released to the public.
Nov. 7, 2013
APS Opens Solar Plant
One of the largest solar power plants in the world has started producing electricity in the Arizona desert. The Solana Generating Station went online a few weeks ago.
Nov. 7, 2013
Arizona Police Officers Head To D.C. For Sex Trafficking Training
Dozens of Arizona law enforcement officers are in D.C. this week. The group is there for special training on sex trafficking.
Nov. 7, 2013
Plaintiffs Appeal Human Smuggling Ruling
Both the plaintiffs and defendants are now appealing a judge’s ruling on a case involving smuggling immigrants into the U.S.
Nov. 6, 2013
Newcomers Fill Phoenix City Council Seats
In the Election Day results in the City of Phoenix, two council seats will be filled by newcomers. In District 4, Laura Pastor will succeed Tom Simplot. In District 8, Kate Gallego will take over for Michael Johnson.
Nov. 6, 2013
National Geographic Photographer Shares Bear Dangers
National Geographic’s Paul Nicklen has the same challenges as any other photographer. He has to have the right equipment and find the best light and bring his pictures into focus, but his challenges are compounded by being underwater and working in harsh environments.
Nov. 6, 2013
Dealing With The ASU Athletic Directors Departure
Arizona State University’s athletic program has an enormous project on its hands, the renovation of the 55-year-old Sun Devil Stadium. It is expected to cost up to $300 million, and as of now, ASU no longer has the man who was in charge of the plan and, ostensibly, raising money for it.
Nov. 6, 2013
Renovating Phoenix Sky Harbor
My family moved to Phoenix in 1975, and it seems like Sky Harbor International Airport has been undergoing changes ever since then. The latest large-scale project will be the modernization of Terminal 3 and the eventual closure of Terminal 2 which opened in 1962.
Nov. 6, 2013
Buckeye To Become A City
The town of Buckeye is about to disappear. Unofficial results of Tuesday’s election showed Buckeye voters decided by about a 4-to-3 margin to become a city.
Nov. 6, 2013
Dreaming Beyond The Slaughterhouse
Not yet 9 a.m. on a warm fall day, freshmen Binh Hua and My Nguyen are in protective goggles, long hair pulled back, ready for their chemistry class in a Garden City Community College lab.
Nov. 6, 2013
In The Southwest, Nearly 60 Percent Of Health Exchange Users Would See Tax Credits
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — It's estimated that 7.4 million people in the southwest will be buying insurance on their own under the Affordable Care Act. Approximately 60 percent of those purchasers will be eligible for help with their insurance bill in the form of tax credits next year.
Nov. 6, 2013
Border Patrol Rejects Limits To Use Of Deadly Force Policies
The agency decided to reject changes to its use of deadly force policy against rock throwers, vehicle assailants.
Nov. 6, 2013
Rift Grows Between DREAMer Group, Congressman
PHOENIX – A second immigrant activist who surrendered at the Texas border as part of a group protest in September has been deported back to Mexico. Meanwhile, a growing number of immigrant allies are turning against the group's tactics.
Nov. 6, 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. 6, 2013
Courts Debate How To Measure DUI Related To Old Marijuana Use
The Arizona Supreme Court is being asked to decide if a motorist who may have smoked pot up to a month ago can be charged with and prosecuted for driving under the influence of drugs.
Nov. 6, 2013

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