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Arguments Begin On How Police Officers Should Spend Their Time At Work
Friday, attorneys for the Goldwater Institute and the Phoenix Law Enforcement Association were in Maricopa County Superior Court  to argue a case that centers on how some police officers spend their time on the job.
Sept. 20, 2013
Bus Driver May Get Slapped With Stupid Motorist Law
A tour bus driver may be charged under Arizona’s “Stupid Motorist Law” after he and 33 passengers were caught in a flooded wash Sunday. The group was headed from the Grand Canyon to Las Vegas when the driver entered the wash.
Sept. 20, 2013
Appellate Panel Decides Man Should Not Have to Arbitrate His Claims Against A Nursing Home
A new ruling from the Arizona Court of Appeals could help some people avoid forced arbitration of disputes. The agreement to use arbitration is many times part of the small type on your cell phone plan or banking statement.
Sept. 20, 2013
Valley Metro Bus Operators Strike Leaves Thousands Of Passengers Stranded
Thousands of people in the southeast valley are looking for ways to get around town Thursday as a bus strike continues.  About 400 bus operators with the Valley Metro system stopped work after midnight Thursday.
Sept. 20, 2013
Speeding Down The Freeway
Paradise Valley’s police department was the first in the country to use cameras to determine whether you were driving too fast and deserved official punishment. You will see photo enforcement vans in a number of Valley communities, but the 101 Freeway in Scottsdale turned its cameras off after a pilot program.
Sept. 20, 2013
Etiquette Expert Discusses How Jan Brewer Should Greet President Obama
Arizona Governor Jan Brewer will welcome President Barack Obama at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport Tuesday. President Obama will be in town to speak at a Valley high school about home ownership.
Sept. 20, 2013
Corporate Bankruptcy Law And Rural/Metro Filing For Chapter 11
Scottsdale-based Rural/Metro announced this week that it was filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The company provides ambulance and firefighting services to nearly 700 communities in 21 states.
Sept. 20, 2013
Summer Nights: Hiking A Phoenix Landmark
This time of year the desert heat can be deadly, so hikers wait until dark before turning on their LED headlamps at the foot of Phoenix’s Piestewa Peak. Blair Cook and his sons, Dalton and Keegan, set out to hike Piestewa Peak in Central Phoenix.
Sept. 20, 2013
Perseid Meteor Shower Will Light Up Arizona Sky
Arizonans can look upon a shooting star this weekend. The Perseid meteor shower happens every August, and at its peak it is quite radiant. Brian Skiff is a research scientist with the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona Officially Recognizes Miniature Horses As Service Animals
It will not be long before people in Arizona can officially use miniature horses as service animals. Starting next month, a new state law goes into effect that allows the small horses to help the blind and people in wheelchairs the same way a dog would.
Sept. 20, 2013
U.S. Requests Rearrest Of Mexican Drug Lord
The United States has formally requested the rearrest of Mexican drug lord Raphael Caro Quintero.  He was unexpectedly freed from a Mexican prison last week. He had served 28 years for the 1985 kidnapping, torture and murder of Drug Enforcement Administration agent Enrique Camarena.
Sept. 20, 2013
The Future For Agricultural Water Use And Water Delivery In Arizona
Live in the Southwest for any amount of time, and you get used to very dry conditions, but the past dozen years have approached historic levels of drought. That has led the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation to reduce the water released from Colorado River system reservoirs.
Sept. 20, 2013
Gosar And Kirkpatrick Discuss The Future Of Superiors Copper Industry
Two members of Arizona’s Congressional delegation will be in Superior Tuesday night to discuss the future of the region’s copper industry. Republican Paul Gosar and Democrat Ann Kirkpatrick are pushing legislation to revive the Superior Mine project.
Sept. 20, 2013
Space Camera Takes Sharpest Photos Of Night Sky
A camera recently developed by astronomers at the University of Arizona and two observatories has already lead to new space discoveries.   The Magellan Telescope's mirrors (Photo courtesy of Laird Close) U of A astronomy professor Laird Close said the camera will allow astronomers to take the sharpest images of the night sky to date, twice as sharp as images from the Hubble Space Telescope.
Sept. 20, 2013
Does Health Care Choice Include Grow-Your-Own Medical Marijuana?
Two medical marijuana patients are hoping a voter-approved attack on the Affordable Care Act gives them the right to grow their own drugs. An Arizona ballot measure put a provision in the state Constitution overriding any law, rule or regulation that requires individuals or employers to participate in any particular health-care system.
Sept. 20, 2013
Man Threatens Grocery Store Employees With Meat Tenderizing Mallet
Police in Prescott Valley have arrested a Cottonwood man for threatening workers in a grocery store with a meat tenderizing mallet. Sergeant Brandon Bonney said 34-year-old Jason Thrift was taken into custody after he could not locate his wife and 18-month-old child.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona Veterans Suicide Rate Double That Of Civilians
The rate of suicide among military veterans in Arizona is more than double the civilian rate. Advocates say veterans need more than benefits when returning from war.The average veteran suicide rate in Arizona from 2005 through 2011 is almost 43 deaths per 100,000 people.
Sept. 20, 2013
Three Arrested In Tempe For Unruly Protest Over Syria
In the wake of President Obama's decision to ask Congress to endorse a military strike against Syria, protesters took to the streets of Tempe to voice their opposition. Tempe police Sgt. Mike Pooley said about half the crowd became unruly, and three people were taken into custody.
Sept. 20, 2013
Taxpayers May Bear Burden Of Leaking Storage Tanks
A new report warns Arizona taxpayers could be on the hook for cleaning up leaking underground storage tanks because of shortcomings by a state agency. An Auditor General's report found the Department of Environmental Quality has no way to prove many people with the tanks have the required insurance to cover leaks.
Sept. 20, 2013
NAU President To Retire In 2015
Northern Arizona University president John Haeger is stepping down, but not right away. The NAU leader will continue in his post for another two years. NAU President John Haeger (Courtesy nau.edu) John Haeger notified the Board of Regents on Thursday he would be leaving when his contract is up June 30, 2015.
Sept. 20, 2013

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