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New statistics released by the American Cancer Society show that nationally there's been a 20 percent decrease in risk of death from all cancers. For breast and colon cancer, that rate of decline is closer to 35 percent. However, in the Southwest, there's a slightly different picture.
Jan. 10, 2014
Comprehensive Immigration Reform Still Not A Reality
Comprehensive immigration reform was supposed to become a reality in 2013.
Jan. 10, 2014
Did You Know: Arizona Is A Top Rosebush Farming State
Arizona is known for farming cattle, cotton and citrus, but there is actually another item that grows abundantly in this Southwestern desert.
Jan. 10, 2014
Smith Joins A Crowded Republican Field
Mesa Mayor Scott Smith waited…and then waited a little more…then on Thursday, he officially jumped into the race to be Arizona’s next governor.
Jan. 10, 2014
Robrt Pela: Review Of Xanadu
I’m afraid I have seen Xanadu.
Jan. 10, 2014
Political Gridlock Over Farm Bill Delays Planting, Financing Major Crops
Congress is back in session in Washington and one of the top items on the ‘to-do list,’ is the Farm Bill.
Jan. 10, 2014
Two Dozen Inmates Receive Contaminated Insulin Shots
A nurse from a private health care firm, who worked at the Lewis Prison in Buckeye, has been suspended after an incident involving contaminated needles used on two dozen inmates.
Jan. 10, 2014
NFL Executive Ray Anderson Is New ASU Athletic Director
Anderson is taking a big pay cut to head athletics at the school, which he says shows how much he values the opportunity.
Jan. 10, 2014
Officials Discover Drug-Smuggling Tunnel Across Nogales Border
Border Patrol agents in southern Arizona have shut down another drug-smuggling tunnel in Nogales before it could be completed.
Jan. 10, 2014
Data Key To Redeveloping City-Owned Vacant Property
Phoenix's 500-plus square miles are dotted with vacant lots and empty buildings. Some of that property is owned by the city, and it presents opportunities to generate revenue, redevelop neighborhoods or make city land use more efficient.
Jan. 10, 2014
New Mexico Officials Plan Pronghorn, Turkey Trade
You might call it a two state wildlife trade. New Mexico officials plan to capture and relocate almost 200 pronghorn and trade for some turkeys.
Jan. 9, 2014
United States Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) sent a letter Wednesday asking the Homeland Security Department to answer questions about border security and efficient use of agents along the U.S.-Mexico border. The letter comes as the push for immigration reform continues in Congress.
Jan. 9, 2014
Arizona Tourism Ad Gets Attention
An ad from the Arizona Department of Tourism is getting a lot of attention in Chicago, in the wake of this week’s "polar vortex."
Jan. 9, 2014
Some Arizona Residential Properties Are Deeply Underwater
The housing data company RealtyTrac is releasing its fourth quarter report on residential properties that are deeply underwater, meaning they are worth at least 25 percent less than the properties are worth.
Jan. 9, 2014
State Prison Visitors Required To Pay Fee
Visitors to the state’s prisons will continue to be subject to a one-time fee that funds maintenance of state-run detention facilities.
Jan. 9, 2014
Montgomery Opposes Legalizing Marijuana  m
Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery is blasting efforts to follow Colorado’s lead and legalize recreational marijuana use.
Jan. 9, 2014
Mesa Mayor To Run For Governor
The Republican field for governor has grown. Mesa Mayor Scott Smith filed paperwork on Thursday to run for the state’s highest office.
Jan. 9, 2014
Federal Court Ruling Approved
Maricopa County will spend tens of millions of dollars over the next several years to meet a federal court ruling against county Sheriff Joe Arpaio. County supervisors approved more than $7.5 million dollars on Wednesday.
Jan. 9, 2014
Plan For Tonopah Egg Farm Causes Stink
Hickman's Family Farms is building a new ranch, and that means at least two million chickens are moving to Tonopah. Neighbors in the small town west of Phoenix are not pleased.
Jan. 9, 2014
Brewer Announces Landmark Mental Health Settlement
After more than 30 years of legal battles over the state’s treatment of seriously mentally ill people, a historic settlement was announced on Wednesday by Gov. Jan Brewer. The state and attorneys for the mentally ill reached an agreement that promises more services and opportunities.
Jan. 8, 2014

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