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Pinal County Attorney advises against county workers processing medical marijuana dispensary applications
Pinal County’s top prosecutor wants his county to stop processing permits for medical marijuana dispensaries.  Pinal County Attorney Lando Voyles has told the Pinal County Board of Supervisors he is recommending against county workers accepting, processing or issuing permits for marijuana sales or cultivation.
Sept. 20, 2013
McCain: Boston suspect shouldnt have been Mirandized so soon
Senator John McCain wants to clarify his position on how the Boston Marathon bombing suspect should be treated while in custody.  He says he does not think Dzhokhar Tsarnaev should be tried as an enemy combatant, but he thinks it was a mistake to read him his Miranda rights so soon.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona Islamic leader urges Muslims to report radical jihadist behavior
A Muslim leader is trying to improve public perceptions about members of Arizona’s Islamic community in the wake of the Boston bombing. The faith leader also said local Muslims need to do more to report radical Islamists.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona utilities say they are ready for summer demand
Arizona utilities this week gave regulators a sense of how their supply of energy is looking for this summer. They told members of the Arizona Corporation Commission that they are ready to handle the increased demand that higher temperatures will bring.
Sept. 20, 2013
Hopi tribe free to gather eaglets for religious ceremonies
The federal government has decided against limiting the number of nesting golden eagles that Hopis can collect for religious ceremonies. The Hopi tribe had been authorized to collect 40 eaglets this year for religious use.
Sept. 20, 2013
Scottsdale wants residents to decide $212M bond program
The Scottsdale City Council wants voters to decide if the city should fund a $212 million bond program to pay for parks, libraries, roads, and other infrastructure projects. Voters will decide the four bond questions during the Nov.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona consumers feeling more confident about economy
Arizona consumers are apparently feeling more confident about the economy.  New figures from the Behavior Research Center show 29 percent think current business conditions are good. That's the best number in years, with the percentage who think jobs are hard to get now at just 43 percent.
Sept. 20, 2013
Jeff Flakes difficult week at home
Congress returns to D.C. Monday after a week-long recess. For Republican Senator Jeff Flake going back to Washington may come as a relief. Caren Teves, whose son died at the Aurora, Colo., movie theater shootings last year, outside Sen.
Sept. 20, 2013
Waste-to-energy plant top open in Glendale
A power plant that converts garbage into renewable energy will soon be operating in Glendale. The project will cost $110 million. City of Glendale officials say the waste-to-energy plant will be built on the Glendale Municipal Landfill near the Glendale airport.
Sept. 20, 2013
ASU reveals second new Sparky design this year
After a revamp of its iconic mascot prompted mass derision, Arizona State University has unveiled another new design for Sparky the Sun Devil. But this time, the university community had a say. The rejected Sparky mascot design (left) and the mascot chosen by fans in an online vote.
Sept. 20, 2013
Small business owner reflects on Proposition 100s impact
Some of the loudest critics of Proposition 100, the voter-approved temporary one cent sales tax increase, were small business owners. Lance Muzslay, co-owner of Sole Sports Running Zone. (Photo by Mark Brodie - KJZZ) They worried about, among other things, how the higher tax would affect their sales.
Sept. 20, 2013
A chance to buy Air Force Two
Presidential and aviation buffs can bid on a piece of history today. An airplane that once carried vice presidents is going up for auction this morning, and it has had many famous fliers. Its primary mission was to carry the vice president, but presidents Ford, Carter, Reagan, Clinton and both Bushes also flew aboard the DC-9.
Sept. 20, 2013
Hell Canyon Bridge repairs this weekend
The Arizona Department of Transportation begins work Sunday morning on the final repairs to Hell Canyon Bridge, on State Route 89, between Prescott and Ash Fork.  Spokesman Dustin Kruegel says they completed some major repair work in March, but need to make adjustments.
Sept. 20, 2013
School official: Prop 100 spared deeper education cuts
When Proposition 100 was on the ballot three years ago, one of the biggest selling points made by supporters was that two thirds of the money would go to education and prevent deeper cuts to schools.
Sept. 20, 2013
South Mountain Freeway proposal gets mixed reviews at a public hearing
Members of the public are getting their final say on an environmental impact study on the proposed South Mountain Freeway. Arizona Department of Transportation is accepting public testimony on the project through July.
Sept. 20, 2013
Chandler considers urban chickens
The City of Chandler will decide Thursday whether or not to allow chickens within city limits. Turns out, urban chickens are already roosting across much of the Phoenix area. You can hear them across the Valley, from Phoenix to Gilbert, Mesa to Scottsdale.
Sept. 20, 2013
Democrats use public forum to examine Arizona National Guard allegations
A Democratic state lawmaker is holding a public forum Tuesday to review allegations of misconduct at the Arizona National Guard. The meeting comes after an investigation found ethical missteps and inappropriate sexual activity among guard members.
Sept. 20, 2013
Agency seeks to treat poverty like an illness
A social service agency based in Detroit, Mich. is working to bring its unusual approach to poverty to Arizona. Matrix Human Services treats poverty like an illness and its clients like patients. President Marcella Wilson says the first thing they ask people is: “What is your dream?” “So if that person wishes to be a nurse, we start with basic needs—food, clothing shelter,” Wilson said.
Sept. 20, 2013
Top 10 new species for 2013
Arizona State University has released its top 10 new species list for 2013. The list includes a glow-in-the-dark cockroach and the smallest vertebrate on Earth, a tiny frog. The creatures on the list were selected by Arizona State University's International Institute for Species Exploration.
Sept. 20, 2013
Immigrants given tools to lead communities
First- and second-generation immigrants in the Phoenix area will learn about civic leadership this weekend. The New American Leaders Project (NALP) and Promise Arizona are sponsoring the two-day training session for the second year in a row.
Sept. 20, 2013

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