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Study: Tucson Has Some Of Nation
A study by the National Transportation Research Group says Tucson has some of the worst streets in the country.The study says 53 percent of major roads in the Tucson urban area are in poor condition. Those roads cost drivers $723 each year in additional vehicle operating costs.
Oct. 5, 2013
What It Means For ASU Football To Play Notre Dame
Arizona State University’s football team was so successful last week in a win over USC, scoring 62 points in the victory, that the Trojans’ athletic director fired the team’s head coach. Saturday the Sun Devils will be in Dallas.
Oct. 4, 2013
Judge Rules Arizona
A federal judge struck down an Arizona law Friday that bans panhandling in public places. The judge says begging on city streets is constitutionally protected free speech.Judge Neil Wake’s ruling abolishes the statute that police and prosecutors have used to remove panhandlers from public places.
Oct. 4, 2013
Arizona Venture Capital Numbers Way Down
Let’s say you believe you have come up with an idea that’s going to revolutionize an industry—that you’ve figured out the next big thing. But you’ve checked your pockets, pretty empty. The savings account? There’s not much saved.
Oct. 4, 2013
Inmate, Female Posse Accused Of Running Drugs
An Arizona inmate is accused of running drugs from prison – and using female family members and lovers to do it. Angel Lopez Garcia is an alleged gang leader who faces 159 counts. Police say he directed drug sales, extortion, fraud and murder from his prison cell in Florence.
Oct. 4, 2013
Arizona Opera Moves Into New Digs
Arizona Opera is throwing open the doors of its new building on Central and McDowell in Phoenix Friday – in advance of its first performance of the season next weekend. General Director Ryan Taylor says this is the first time the company has had all of its operations under one roof, and that there’s a sense of freedom and relief in the new digs.
Oct. 4, 2013
Phoenix Taking In Animals From Closed Las Vegas Zoo
Last week, federal officials began removing animals from the Las Vegas zoo after the entire zoo staff quit in protest. The small zoo has had a controversial history and is shutting its doors for good.The US Department of Agriculture stepped in after a complaint was filed over the care of the animals and the conditions at the zoo.
Oct. 4, 2013
Bill Bryson And The Summer Of 1927
You probably know a lot about the summer of 1927 without even knowing it. Some of the 20th Century’s most noteworthy people did their most noteworthy things that year: Charles Lindbergh made his Atlantic flight; Babe Ruth made his assault on the home run record; and the first true "talking picture" was filmed, among other things.
Oct. 4, 2013
Gilbert Now A Hotbed Of Locally Owned Shops, Restaurants
As the temperatures cool down a little we head to another of the Valley’s hot corners — spots that have something going on. Today's tour guide is Kimber Lanning, Executive Director of Local First Arizona.
Oct. 4, 2013
Old Tucson Marks 75th Anniversary
An iconic Southern Arizona landmark is celebrating a big anniversary this year — and it’s opening for the season Friday. I’ll spare you a really dreadful John Wayne impression and just say Old Tucson turns 75 years old.
Oct. 4, 2013
Did You Know: Arizona Desert Botanical Garden Is Nationally Recognized
Prickly Pear, Agave, Cholla. These familiar names are cactuses we often see in the desert, and there are hundreds more cactuses of various types in Arizona and across the Western hemisphere. Cactuses in a bed at the Desert Botanical Garden.
Oct. 4, 2013
Generational Housing Boom Leads To Bigger New Homes
New homes are back in a big way – literally. This summer, a typical new house in Phoenix was more than 20 percent larger than a resale home as builders across the country add more space to accommodate post-recession lifestyles.
Oct. 4, 2013
Experts Discuss How To Preserve Arizona
Too little water and too many trees is a combination leading to mega-fires. Arizona's forest experts gathered to discuss solutions to the state's forest and watershed problems. The two-day Finding Solutions Conference, hosted by Salt River Project in Scottsdale focused on investment strategies to fund forest preservation.
Oct. 4, 2013
Prescott Stockbroker Convicted Of Killing Ex-Wife
A Yavapai County Superior Court jury has convicted a Prescott stockbroker of first-degree murder in the bludgeoning death of his ex-wife. The jury also found Steven DeMocker guilty of six other charges related to the 2008 death of Carolyn Kennedy.
Oct. 4, 2013
Illegal Immigration Numbers Shift To Texas
Border Patrol Statistics show that illegal immigration along the Southwest border has shifted to the east in recent years. The number of people caught crossing the border illegally in Texas rose from 125,000 in fiscal 2009 to more than 225,000 this past fiscal year.
Oct. 4, 2013
Phoenix Parking Lots May See Fewer Charity Boxes
There may be fewer of those charity drop boxes you see in commercial parking lots around Phoenix. A new fee on the boxes goes into effect Jan. 1. Until the city council approved the new permitting fee this week there was no regulation on who could place those large collection boxes or where.
Oct. 4, 2013
Despite Shutdown, Lake Pleasant Stays Open
While other Arizona lakes with federal connections are closing, one big one, close to home remains open. Lake Pleasant Park Supervisor David Jordan says the lake is open and expects a large influx of visitors who are unable to enjoy other parks.
Oct. 4, 2013

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