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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
 Protesters Arrested Over Attorney General
Four people were arrested Tuesday evening in protest of a lawsuit the Arizona Attorney General has filed against the state's largest network of community colleges.
Nov. 12, 2013
Consumer Confidence Down In Arizona
A new poll shows consumer confidence in Arizona dropped last month, after two straight quarters of increases.
Nov. 12, 2013
 Hidden In The Suburbs: America
Poverty in the United States is no longer relegated to the ghettos and barrios of the inner cities. Today, more poor people can be found living in the suburbs than the cities.
Nov. 12, 2013
Deal Reached In Airline Merger
Tempe-based US Airways appears headed to a merger with bankrupt American Airlines. In a preliminary deal with the feds and several states, the new airline will give up space at seven major airports, and it will keep hubs in Phoenix, Dallas-Fort Worth and other cities.
Nov. 12, 2013
Arizona High School Football Player Dies From Brain Injury
An Arizona high school football player has died from injuries suffered in a Saturday playoff game.
Nov. 12, 2013
Tesla Cant Sell Cars In Arizona
If you want to test drive a Tesla you will either have to go out of state, find a friend who will let you drive their high-end electric vehicle, or wait until the next manufacturer test drive in Arizona.
Nov. 12, 2013
Car and Truck Sales Up 16 Percent, General Merchandise Sales Down
New figures from the Arizona Department of Revenue show monthly retail sales continue to increase but only in targeted economic sectors.
Nov. 12, 2013
DPS To Utilize Speed Laws To Crackdown On Texting While Driving
The Department of Public Safety said it is planning a crackdown on texting while driving, beginning after the first of the year.
Nov. 12, 2013
Giffords, Barber Lobby Congress To Pass Legislation Addressing Gun Crimes
Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords has sent every member of congress a letter, urging passage of laws to deal with gun crimes.
Nov. 12, 2013
Arizona On Track To End Chronic Homelessness Among Vets
The city of Phoenix is on the brink of earmarking a home for every chronically homeless veteran.
Nov. 12, 2013
Reservation Junk Food Tax
Junk food might soon be more expensive on the Navajo Nation. A proposed sales tax on certain snacks is headed to the Navajo Nation Council for consideration.
Nov. 11, 2013
Arizona Group Helps Veterans Year-Round
America is honoring its veterans with parades and services across the country on Monday, but an Arizona group is working to keep the honors going year-round.
Nov. 11, 2013
College Town Struggles To Keep Low Income Housing
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — In a growing college town like Flagstaff it’s often a struggle to find both low income housing and student housing.
Nov. 11, 2013
First Mandatory Maricopa County Sheriff
PHOENIX – Earlier this year, a federal judge determined the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office discriminated against Latino drivers during traffic stops. As a result of that finding, the sheriff's office now must comply with a sweeping court order mandating changes.
Nov. 11, 2013
Arpaio
PHOENIX – The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office will be hosting a community meeting on Saturday to discuss its crime sweep in the West Valley last month. This meeting is required by a federal judge as a result of a racial profiling lawsuit against Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
Nov. 11, 2013
New Report Argues Nation
The demands of the recession and historically high unemployment rates have pushed the nation’s unemployment systems to the limit, revealing an array of problems. A new report highlights a nationwide crisis, arguing the federal government bears much of the blame.
Nov. 11, 2013

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