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StoryCorps Phoenix: Barbara Sausen and Pat Sopper
We are pleased to begin sharing the conversations from StoryCorps Phoenix, the project that records the stories from everyday people. Best friends Barbara Sausen and Pat Sopper (Photo courtesy of StoryCorps) The StoryCorps Mobile Booth is parked at the Phoenix Art Museum and has been very busy.
Sept. 20, 2013
US Airways and American Airlines merger moves closer to actuality
A done deal. That's how Arizona Senator Jeff Flake describes the merger between Tempe-based US Airways and Texas-based American Airlines. Flake was asked if Phoenix will be hurt economically by the merger, but he did not think so.
Sept. 20, 2013
MCCC to raise tuition next year
Tuition is going up again at Maricopa County Community Colleges after the governing board approved a second tuition hike in three years. The decision, which came last night, will mean another $12.5 million in revenues for the district.
Sept. 20, 2013
Governor to legislature: please slow down
The Speaker of the Arizona House Andy Tobin says lawmakers are on target for wrapping up their session, but he's willing to put on the brakes to give Governor Jan Brewer a break. “The governor has asked us to please slow down,” Tobin said.
Sept. 20, 2013
New Mexico governor signs legislation to save spaceport
New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez has signed legislation aimed at saving the state's $1.5 billion spaceport.Martinez said the move will prevent lawsuit abuse and make it easier for the industry to thrive in New Mexico.
Sept. 20, 2013
Sky Train opens to the public Monday
The new Sky Train begins operating Monday at Sky Harbor Airport and will make it easier for travelers to get around. New Sky Train at Sky Harbor Airport. (Photo courtesy of City of Phoenix Department of Aviation)The Sky Train, an automated, free airport transportation system, will run from Terminal 4 to the Metro Light Rail on 44th and Washington streets.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona County Health Departments hit by shortage of drug used to test for Tuberculosis
Some Arizona County Health Departments are dealing with the national shortage of a common drug used to test patients for Tuberculosis.  TB testing with Tubersol, a solution that is shot under the skin, will be temporarily suspended by the Pima and Yuma County Health Departments until supplies are available again.
Sept. 20, 2013
Scottsdale approves pedicab ordinance, requires drivers licenses
The Scottsdale City council approved a measure Tuesday night regulating pedicabs on its city streets. Pedicab operators must now have commercial insurance and a driver’s license to do business in Scottsdale.
Sept. 20, 2013
Air Force training cuts hit Arizona bases unevenly
The Air Force announced this week that it is slashing some 45,000 hours of training flights across the country in an effort to meet Congressionally mandated budget cuts.  Two aircraft maintainers perform a post-mission inspection on an A-10 Thunderbolt II at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, in November.
Sept. 20, 2013
Phoenix Fire checks smoke detectors
Almost 200 Phoenix-area homes are a bit safer after fire crews and volunteers went door to door installing smoke detectors this weekend.  The crews also checked homes to make sure smoke detectors were still working properly.
Sept. 20, 2013
Raises proposed for Tucson city employees
The Tucson City Manger is proposing across-the-board wage hikes for city employees. Richard Miranda presented his suggests for next year's budget and it includes a 55-cent an hour raise. The Arizona Daily Star reports, Miranda’s budget is about $45 millon less than Tucson’s current budget.
Sept. 20, 2013
Valley hospitals coming together to create Scottsdale Lincoln Health Network
Scottsdale Healthcare and John C. Lincoln Health Network announced Thursday an affiliation deal is in the works that keeps the two systems separate but allows them to share some resources and increase their market share.
Sept. 20, 2013
Sentence handed down in tax fraud case
A Casa Grande woman has been sentenced to two and a half years in federal prison for tax fraud. In addition to the prison time, a federal judge sentenced 30-year old Shaneika Earline Sims to three years of supervised release.
Sept. 20, 2013
Al Melvin plans to form exploratory committee, may run for governor
Arizona Senator Al Melvin said he is seriously considering a run for governor. The Tucson Republican announced Monday his plan to form an exploratory committee. Melvin says he is motivated to run by what he sees as a lack of real optimism for the future of the state.
Sept. 20, 2013

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