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Legislature will consider more funding for Redistricting Commission
An Arizona House committee has given permission for the introduction of a supplemental appropriations bill for the state's redistricting commission.The Arizona Legislature is planning to consider the supplemental appropriation for the Independent Redistricting Commission, the body that drew up new legislative and congressional districts following the 2010 Census.
Sept. 20, 2013
Brewer: National immigration debate started with SB 1070
Arizona Governor Jan Brewer believes the immigration reform debate underway in Washington right now is the result of her signing SB 1070 three years ago.While some key parts of the bill have never taken effect, and some were declared illegal by the U.
Sept. 20, 2013
29 grocery stores mark successful price audits
The Arizona Department of Weights and Measures is pleased with a recent audit. It showed grocery stores are doing a good job of making sure consumers get accurate prices on sale items.  Spokesman Shawn Marquez says they checked 29 markets around the state and found a 99.
Sept. 20, 2013
Temperatures to hit the century mark thanks to heat wave
The first triple-digit temperatures of the year may arrive as early as Monday. A high-pressure system started moving across the Southwestern United States over the weekend, and National Weather Service Meteorologist Valerie Meyers said it is going to stick around for a few more days.
Sept. 20, 2013
Attorney General agrees to help Bisbee draft a new civil union measure
The city of Bisbee has agreed to rewrite its civil union ordinance for gay couples a second time. The announcement came Monday after Bisbee officials met with Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne. Horne threatened to sue Bisbee after it passed the measure a few weeks ago.
Sept. 20, 2013
Humor with the potty mouth at the table
Humorist and former Phoenix resident Laurie Notaro is back with her latest book of essays. This one, "The Potty Mouth at the Table," focuses on tales of rudeness. Author and humorist Laurie Notaro with Steve Goldstein.
Sept. 20, 2013
Judge blocks campaign finance violation charges against AG
Campaign finance charges against Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne have hit a roadblock. A judge has ruled the case was mishandled. Horne is accused of illegally working with an independent expenditure committee during his 2010 election campaign.
Sept. 20, 2013
US Forest to add large firefighting planes
Forest officials are expanding their fleet of tankers to help fight wildfires. The U.S. Forest Service announced Monday it will add seven planes that can fly faster and drop more fire retardant than its current fleet.
Sept. 20, 2013
New state law requires taxi drivers take a drug test pre-employment
A new state law is designed to help keep taxi drivers who are high on drugs from getting behind the wheel. Current law requires companies that hire drivers or lease out vehicles do a criminal background check, first.
Sept. 20, 2013
Survey shows Phoenix PD chief unpopular
Phoenix Police Chief Daniel Garcia has been on the job for almost a year, but according to a survey from two police unions he is unpopular.  Only 4 percent of responding officers said they liked the way Garcia was doing his job.
Sept. 20, 2013
McCain pushes a la carte cable bill
With a Senate committee scheduled to continue work on immigration legislation that Arizona’s John McCain helped spearhead, the state’s senior Senator will be pushing another pet project Tuesday morning.
Sept. 20, 2013
Flake introduces legislation as IRS scandal grows
Senator Jeff Flake proposed new legislation Tuesday in response to revelations the Internal Revenue Service applied stricter standards to conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status during the last election cycle.
Sept. 20, 2013
Saturdays Powerball could be the largest jackpot ever
More than half a billion dollars, that is what the next Powerball jackpot is predicted to be Saturday night. There is a chance it could end up as the largest Powerball jackpot ever. A little over a year ago the price of a Powerball ticket doubled from $1 to $2.
Sept. 20, 2013
Phoenix Police Officer, Fire Fighter killed on duty
The city of Phoenix lost a pair of public safety officers this weekend. Twenty-nine-year-old police officer Daryl Raetz was hit and killed early Sunday morning by a hit and run driver as he processed a DUI scene.
Sept. 20, 2013
Fire restrictions go into place today in Arizona
Many agencies across Arizona are putting fire restrictions in place today. Federal agencies, cities and counties are implementing a ban today on fires outside of developed areas. The Stage One restrictions also limit smoking to inside vehicles or buildings.
Sept. 20, 2013
California Condors die after eating lead bullets
A conservation group says lead poisoning killed several endangered birds last winter. The Peregrine Fund says eight California Condors died last winter in Arizona and Utah. Four of them died from lead poisoning.
Sept. 20, 2013
Judge: Maricopa County Sheriffs Office profiles Latinos
A federal judge has issued an injunction against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his department. The court order blocks Arpaio's agency from conducting immigration sweeps and using race as factor in traffic stops.
Sept. 20, 2013
Allegations of sexual and ethical misconduct at Arizona National Guard aired during public forum
A group of Democratic state lawmakers heard testimony Tuesday about allegations of sexual and ethical misconduct at the Arizona National Guard.  The public forum follows a series of recent investigations into bad behavior over the past eight years.
Sept. 20, 2013
Congressman Grijalva supports most of the Senates immigration plan
Arizona's 3rd District Representative, Democrat Raul Grijalva, said he is in favor of the Senate's immigration reform plan, especially when compared to what is being considered in the House, which Grijalva said is too punitive.
Sept. 20, 2013
Phoenix city officials tour new urban housing downtown
Phoenix families spend nearly two thirds of their income on transportation and housing. Now, a new housing trend is looking to shake that up. Urban Living 2 is scheduled to complete construction in spring 2014.
Sept. 20, 2013

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