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Whooping Cough Outbreak Hits Colorado City
Arizona's top health official says a remote community long dominated by a polygamist sect is responsible for much of a recent increase in whooping cough in the state.  Department of Health Services Director Will Humble says Arizona has seen an increase of more than 300 percent in the past several years.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona Game and Fish Fights Tortoise Overpopulation By Adopting Them Out
Backyard desert tortoise breeding has lead to overpopulation in captivity. So much so that, Cristina Jones, the turtle program coordinator for the Arizona Game and Fish Department, said  there are not enough homes for all of them.
Sept. 20, 2013
Along 32nd Street, Hope For Renewal
On August 27, Phoenix residents will elect four people to the city council. As part of a series called "Phoenix Votes," a look at one of the neighborhoods around District 2.  One corner of 32nd Street and Bell, a major intersection along this stretch, is dominated by an abandoned gas station.
Sept. 20, 2013
Valley School District To Feature Solar Panels
Students are returning to classes across the Valley this week, and dealing with the summer heat is an issue for many schools.In the Madison School District, officials are using solar panels to provide shade and save money at three of the district's eight schools.
Sept. 20, 2013
Duval Charged With Racism For Dos Equis Pitchman Joke
The race for governor in 2014 is already heating up with one Democratic hopeful getting national media attention for what his campaign calls a joke. Businessman Fred Duval said he was attempting to answer charges that he is boring.
Sept. 20, 2013
Providing Emergency Funds For The Yarnell Hill Fire
The Yarnell Hill Fire tragedy killed 19 firefighters. Early Wednesday morning Juliann Ashcraft, the widow of one of the dead firefighters Andrew Ashcraft, held a news conference to talk about the need for the city of Prescott to provide health and benefits for the survivors.
Sept. 20, 2013
Did You Know: Hohokam Village Helped Shape Phoenixs Water Canal System
There are a number of ruins in Arizona. Among those listed is the Pueblo Grande Ruins near Sky Harbor Airport, on Washington Street. The ruins layout on the ground level. (Photo by Nadine Arroyo Rodriguez-KJZZ) The Hohokam people lived for hundreds of years.
Sept. 20, 2013
Number Of Moms Trying Breastfeeding Increases, But Many Give Up Too Soon
The number of mothers choosing to breastfeed their babies is on the rise, according to the latest report from the Centers for Disease Control. Katherine Wilson-Thompson, an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, says that is not an anomaly but that too many of those mothers are giving up too quickly.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona State Universitys Manzanita Hall To Reopen Saturday
Students will move into Arizona’s State University’s Manzanita Hall on Saturday for the first time in more than two years. The dorm will reopen after a $50 million renovation.  Manzy Hall, as it's known, has been an ASU fixture for more than four decades.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona Receives Federal Grants For Next Years Health Care Expansion
Some Arizona community groups are getting $2 million to sign up people for health care expansion next year.  The grants will be used to hire staff to add patients to the state’s Medicaid system and help others purchase insurance under the new federal health care act.
Sept. 20, 2013
John McCluskey Captial Murder Trial Begins Monday
Opening statements are set for today in the capital murder trial of Arizona fugitive John McCluskey. McCluskey is facing 20 counts in the murder of an Oklahoma couple, following his escape from an Arizona prison.
Sept. 20, 2013
Ozone High Pollution Advisory Issued
The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality is issuing an ozone high pollution advisory today for just the third time this year. National Weather Service Meteorologist Austin Jamison says the pollution can be a problem for people with repertory problems and even healthy people who exercise outside.
Sept. 20, 2013
Tempe Polices Safe And Sober Campaign Continues Through Saturday
Arizona State University students returned to class on Thursday, but many students have already been busy and not necessarily in a good way. Tempe police report that 371 people were arrested in the first three days of their Operation Safe and Sober campaign.
Sept. 20, 2013
Tempe Polices Safe And Sober Campaign Has A Busy Second Weekend
Tempe police said they were even busier the second weekend of their campaign to crack down on underage drinking. Many of those detained were college students. Officers arrested 486 people last weekend.
Sept. 20, 2013
Voters Split On Opinion Of Gov. Jan Brewer
A new Rocky Mountain poll indicates Arizona voters are divided on the job being done by Republican Gov.Jan Brewer. Jim Haynes is with the Behavior Research Center in Phoenix.  “Thirty-one percent rates the governor highly—that is doing an excellent or good job,” said Jim Haynes with the Behavior Research Center in Phoenix.
Sept. 20, 2013
Hundreds Of Desert Tortoises May Be Euthanized
Recent reports that hundreds of sick desert tortoises at a Nevada sanctuary might have to be put down have triggered a public outcry. The animals are found in Utah, California, Nevada and Arizona. Desert tortoises have trundled across the Southwest for 200 million years.
Sept. 20, 2013
Woman Recovers After Javelina Attack
A Tucson woman is recovering after being attacked by javelina as she walked her dog. Mark Hart of Arizona Game and Fish said there was not much she could have done to prevent the attack. “She was walking a small dog, rounded a corner and came face-to-face with one and then as many as three javelinas that charged directly right at her,” Hart said.
Sept. 20, 2013
Grijalva To Travel To New Mexico To Look At Wild Horse Corral
Arizona Representative Raul Grijalva is traveling today to Nevada to get a firsthand look at a government corral used to temporarily house 1,500 mustangs recently gathered from federal rangeland. Grijalva is the top Democrat on a congressional panel on public lands, and an outspoken critic of the Bureau of Land Management's wild horse policies.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona Corporation Commission To Decide On Electric Market Deregulation
This fall, the state’s utility regulators will decide whether to take up an issue that could change how you get your electricity. The Arizona Corporation Commission has asked for comment on what it is calling retail competition.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona Corporation Commission Holds Hearing About Legal Complications Of Electric Market Deregulation
 The Arizona Corporation Commission held a hearing to discuss the legal issues of deregulating the utility market. Lawyers on both sides of the issue addressed the commission.  Michael Grant, attorney for the Arizona Investment Council, argued against deregulation.
Sept. 20, 2013

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