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Scottsdale City Manager Recovering From Medical Incident
Scottsdale City Manager Fritz Behring is recovering at a hospital after collapsing at a City Council meeting.
June 4, 2015
Arizona Secretary Of State To Fight Clean Elections Over Fine
Arizona Secretary of State Michele Reagan will ask a court to allow her to intervene in a case involving fines levied against an independent expenditure group by the Citizens Clean Elections Commission, her spokesman said Wednesday.
June 4, 2015
Arizona Has Lowest Rate Of State Spending On Education
A just-released survey from the Census Bureau shows Arizona has one of the highest rates of federal spending and the lowest rates of state spending on education.
June 3, 2015
Anthrax Sent To Scottsdale Lab In 2006
Arizona is one of 17 states that received shipments of anthrax in recent years, but health officials say the state is not at risk.
June 3, 2015
How Dangerous Is The World For Journalists?
We talked with Joel Simon, executive director of the Committee to Protect Journalists, about how dangerous the current world is for reporters.
June 3, 2015
Anne A. Wilsons Novel Is Based On Her Experience As A Navy Pilot
Fountain Hills resident Anne A. Wilson had her first novel published this week. It’s called “Hover” and is based on Wilson’s experience as one of only a few female navy pilots.
June 3, 2015
Mesa Light-Rail Extension To Open Ahead Of Schedule
Valley Metro spokesperson Susan Tierney said lessons learned from the first 20 miles helped speed up the process.
June 3, 2015
Tent City Diary, Part 3: Its Kind Of Like A Different Hangover
Alex recorded entries as she was on her way in and out of Tent City while she was on work release. In this installment, she describes the problems that come with sleeping outside and looks forward to her upcoming release.
June 3, 2015
Thousands Of Comments Received On Tusayan Development
As many as 200,000 comments have been submitted to the U.S. Forest Service about proposed development plans in Tusayan, just south of the Grand Canyon.
June 3, 2015
Phoenix A Step Closer To Creating Entertainment District
As downtown Phoenix continues to infill, some business owners have encountered a law that has hindered their ability to sell alcohol. In at least three instances, microbreweries wanting to set up shop downtown couldn’t.
June 3, 2015
Arizona DCS Director Talks Concerns, Plans For Child-Welfare Agency
We spoke with DCS Director Greg McKay, who’s been on the job since February, about short-term concerns and long-term plans for the department.
June 3, 2015
Owners Of Arizona Green Acre Dog Kennel Back In Court
The owners of Green Acre Dog Boarding near Gilbert, where 21 dogs died of heat exhaustion a year ago, have pleaded not guilty to charges of animal cruelty.
June 3, 2015
Tonto National Forest Officials To Issue Emergency Fire Ban
While the rainy May held off an early start to the fire season, recent low humidity rates are causing Tonto National Forest to dry up.
June 3, 2015
Feds Examine Albuquerque Stormwater
Stormwater is a major source of pollution in the Rio Grande. The U.S. Geological Survey released a nine-year study of stormwater in the Albuquerque area last week, finding high concentrations of pollutants in the city’s arroyos.
June 3, 2015
 Douglas Doubts Timing Of Ducey School Finance Overhaul Plan
Arizona's top education official has serious doubts about Gov. Doug Ducey's timeline for overhauling the state's complex school financing formulas.
June 3, 2015
Arizona DPS Inspecting Commercial Vehicles To Improve Safety
Arizona's Department of Public Safety is participating in an international event to promote the safe operation of commercial vehicles traveling along the nation's highways.
June 3, 2015
Arizona Ruling Upholds Convictions Based On Warrantless Search
An Arizona court has upheld a woman's marijuana convictions based on a warrantless search conducted when sheriff's deputies were sent to a home in response to a 911 "hang-up" call that was treated as an emergency.
June 3, 2015
 Navajo Election On Fluency Requirement To Be Held July 21
A Navajo Nation referendum election on whether to effectively scrap a requirement that candidates for tribal president and vice president speak the Navajo language fluently has been rescheduled to July 21.
June 3, 2015
Scottsdale City Manager Hospitalized After Medical Incident
Authorities say Scottsdale's city manager is hospitalized after collapsing at a City Council meeting.
June 3, 2015
Arizona Supreme Court: Police Need Warrant To Search House In Non-Emergency
The Arizona Supreme Court is being asked to overturn a lower court opinion that limits police powers to search houses without a warrant.
June 3, 2015

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