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DPS Officer Recovering After Being Shot Over The Weekend
A Department of Public Safety Officer survived a highway shooting over the weekend  near Payson. Spokesman Carrick Cook says the officer was shot during a routine traffic stop Saturday night. “Our officer made a traffic stop just south of Payson and the officer approach the car,” Cook said.
Sept. 26, 2013
Study To Examine Most Effective Drug For Valley Fever
Federal health officials have announced a major study of valley fever in the hope of learning the best way to treat the potentially deadly illness. At a symposium on valley fever this week, the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the clinical trial will involve about 1000 patients with the most common form of the illness.
Sept. 26, 2013
Phoenix Chief Financial Officer To Move To Washington, D.C.
The mayor of Washington, D.C. is nominating the chief financial officer for the city of Phoenix to the same post in the District of Columia. In a statement accompanying the announcement, Mayor Vincent Gray called Jeffrey DeWitt a "skilled manager and leader," citing his experience working with the Wall Street credit-rating agencies to maintain and improve a large city’s bond ratings.
Sept. 26, 2013
Gas Prices Edge Down
Arizona drivers are paying a little less at the gas pump this week, according to AAA.  The cost of a gallon of unleaded gas is off two cents from a week ago, to $3.38. Spokeswoman Stephanie Dembowski credits relative stability in the Middle East and in the Mid-Atlantic states for the modest decrease.
Sept. 26, 2013
Teen Childbirth Rates In Arizona Drop To Historic Lows
New figures from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention show teen birth rates in Arizona and around the country have dropped to historic lows. They’re down nearly 40 percent since 2001 in Arizona, but still among the highest in the United States.
Sept. 26, 2013
Arizona Corrections Health System Broken, Says Former Service Provider
The company that once provided health care services for Arizona’s 33,000 inmates told state officials the corrections health system “is broken and does not provide a constitutional level of care.” That information came from records unsealed by a federal court on Tuesday.
Sept. 26, 2013
Crossing Antarctica with Borge Ousland
Wondering what it might be like to travel across Antarctica by yourself? National Geographic Explorer Borge Ousland has done it.Ousland explains how he prepared — mentally and physically — for the trek.
Sept. 20, 2013
ASUs new mascot design sparks outrage
Arizona State University has changed the design of its longtime mascot, Sparky. Many fans are unhappy with the updated look.Steve Goldstein talks about the uproar with Tyler Lockman, who covers ASU football for FoxSportsArizona.
Sept. 20, 2013
Maricopa Unified School District copes with $1 million shortfall
The Maricopa Unified School District has announced it may close a middle school to deal with $1 million budget shortfall.  The district has nine schools in the rural community south of Phoenix with more than 6,000 students.
Sept. 20, 2013
Senate to vote on new special license plate for educators
Arizona already has 53 special license plates, but it may be getting another. Lawmakers are looking to create a so-called “extraordinary educators” special license plate to raise money for public school teachers.
Sept. 20, 2013
Signs (including the ones that say For Sale) are everywhere that the Valleys housing market is recovering
Housing prices in the Valley are up and foreclosures are down. How long will it be until the area sees a stable housing market?The Arizona Republic's Catherine Reagor, realtor John Wake and attorney Robert Nagle discuss what they're looking for in the recovering market and what buyers and sellers should be wary of.
Sept. 20, 2013
Surfwear company markets organic wetsuits made of rubber from Arizona shrub
Environmentally minded surfers who catch cold ocean waves are excited about a new wetsuit made from a plant that thrives in Arizona.   Guayule is grown at the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix.
Sept. 20, 2013
Civil rights advisory board hears testimony on SB 1070
At a forum Tuesday evening, the Arizona Civil Rights Advisory Board heard testimony from members of the public about the impact of Arizona's immigration law SB 1070. The advisory board is gathering information about the implementation law in order to make future recommendations.
Sept. 20, 2013
Peeps candy celebrates 60th anniversary this year
The popular candy Peeps is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year. The fluffy, yellow confection was originally an Easter candy but has become a cultural icon, evolving into different shapes and colors.
Sept. 20, 2013
Diving Lady returns to Mesa
 She took her first plunge sometime in the early 1960s. A storm in 2010 ended her career, but now Mesa’s "Diving Lady" is about to return. The "Diving Lady" lit up again Tuesday night in Mesa.
Sept. 20, 2013
Phoenix Urban Design Week kicks off Thursday
There has been no shortage of discussions about how Phoenix has grown and evolved, and how it’ll grow and evolve in the future. An event starting Thursday will continue those talks and look to present some new ideas, at the second annual Phoenix Urban Design Week.
Sept. 20, 2013
FAA to delay airport tower closures
The Federal Aviation Administration says it will delay the closures of towers at 149 airports across the country, including four in Arizona.Towers were supposed to have started closing Sunday night, but the FAA says it’ll now wait until June 15.
Sept. 20, 2013
Glendale man, family stung after bee removal attempt
A Glendale man learned about the hazards of trying to remove bees from his home without experience. He and members of his family and their pets were stung several times, according to Glendale Fire Department spokesman Michael Young.
Sept. 20, 2013

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