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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
Number of motorcycle deaths in Arizona continues to increase
The number of people dying in motorcycle crashes continues to go up in Arizona, according to the state’s annual statistics on roadway fatalities that came out Monday. Last year, 139 people in Arizona were killed on motorcycles.
Sept. 20, 2013
The impact of Arizona v. California on Arizonas water supply
This week marks 50 years since Arizona won the U.S. Supreme Court case, Arizona v. California, that helped federal legislation in creating the Central Arizona Project.Historian Jack August, author of "Dividing Western Waters," discussed the case and the effect it had on dramatically increasing Arizona's population.
Sept. 20, 2013
Hot weather leads to multiple emergency calls in Lake Mead area
One man has died and five hikers had to be rescued amid dangerously hot temperatures Saturday.  It all happened in White Rock Canyon, along the Arizona-Nevada border about eight miles from Boulder City.
Sept. 20, 2013
Why did the governor call a special session?
Arizona lawmakers will be at the capitol today after being called to a special session late Tuesday by Governor Jan Brewer. They'll be working on Medicaid expansion and the state budget. I talked with Jim Small of the Arizona Capitol Times this morning, and asked him why the governor would call a special session when lawmakers were expected to deal with the issues during their regular session later in the week.
Sept. 20, 2013
Legislature sends budget, Medicaid expansion to governor
Less than 24 hours after the Arizona House approved Gov. Jan Brewer’s plan to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, the Senate has followed suit. That ended the special session the governor called Tuesday to deal with Medicaid and the budget.
Sept. 20, 2013
Zero new homes sold in Tempe and Avondale in April
 Not all Valley cities are created equal for new-home sales. The latest real estate report from Arizona State University shows Gilbert and Goodyear leading the way in that sector of the housing recovery, but builders in other cities are still idle.
Sept. 20, 2013
School bus collides with SUV, sparks investigation
Sheriff's deputies in Coconino County are investigating the collision of a school bus and an SUV, east of Flagstaff, Monday. Spokesman Gerry Blair said there are a number of issues to resolve before a decision is made about whether citations will be issued.
Sept. 20, 2013
Criticism of Gov. Brewers Medicaid expansion
Just days after being applauded for signing a Medicaid expansion that came with the support of a Republican-Democratic legislative coalition, Gov. Jan Brewer was skewered for signing a measure making sweeping changes to the state's election system.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arpaio files appeal in racial profiling case
Sheriff Joe Arpaio is fighting back against a judge’s ruling that his agency engaged in racial profiling. The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office has long been accused of targeting Latino drivers.
Sept. 20, 2013
Gov. Brewer signs sales tax changes into law
Governor Jan Brewer signed into law an overhaul of the way the state collects sales taxes Tuesday. It was one of her top priorities in this year’s legislative sessions. Lawmakers approved the measure at the end of their session, after reaching a compromise with cities and towns.
Sept. 20, 2013
Study says global warming will reduce Colorado River levels by 2050
A new study says global warming is expected to reduce Colorado River water levels over the next three decades, but the scientists have widely differing opinions over how much the river will shrink because of rising temperatures.
Sept. 20, 2013
Vehicle theft down in Arizona in 2012
Fewer Arizonans had their vehicles stolen last year than in 2011. The numbers come from the National Insurance Crime Bureau. They find of the top ten hot spot spots nationwide for vehicle theft last year, eight were in California.
Sept. 20, 2013
Navajo Nation suffers through drought
Extreme drought has hit the Navajo Nation. Nation President Ben Shelly signed a declaration of emergency Monday. Shelly is directing all executive branch agencies of the Nation to develop plans for responding to the drought and educating the public about the effects.
Sept. 20, 2013
Yarnell evacuees may return Saturday
A wildfire that killed 19 members of an elite hotshot crew Sunday continues to burn in Arizona. But officials are preparing to let people back into their homes after evacuations. Yarnell Fire Chief Jim Koile and the Yarnell fire district board met Wednesday.
Sept. 20, 2013
Does Tucson need a new nickname?
Mike Varney, head of the Tucson Metro Chamber, wants to make one thing clear. He is not launching a campaign against the nickname “Old Pueblo.” But Varney and chamber chairman Kurt Wadlington did write that Tucson's moniker is “great for history buffs, but a mindset and attitude toward prosperity is long overdue.
Sept. 20, 2013
Tears, Applause Flow Freely At Firefighters Memorial
Just days after 19 sons and husbands were killed on the job in Yarnell, people from around the country came together for a massive public memorial. Thousands of first responders, community members, and volunteers honored their sacrifice, and made it clear that the people who have lost loved ones are far from alone.
Sept. 20, 2013
New Report Shows Migratory Birds Are Struggling
A new report makes the case that some birds are not adapting well to the pace of a changing climate and says the U.S. should be doing more about it. The report from the National Wildlife Federation said many species are struggling with climate change.
Sept. 20, 2013
StoryCorps Phoenix: Sandra Day OConnor And Scott OConnor
We are pleased to share the voices and conversations of our community from StoryCorps Phoenix. StoryCorps Phoenix is the project that records the stories of everyday people and archives them at the Library of Congress.
Sept. 20, 2013
Phoenix Rally Calls For Justice For Trayvon
Hundreds of protestors marched the streets of downtown Phoenix on Tuesday night as a show of solidarity with other cities across the country. The group is part of a national effort they’re calling a ‘blackout’ movement.
Sept. 20, 2013

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