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McCain Wont Block Dempsey Nomination
Arizona Senator John McCain is changing course and said he is dropping his threat to block the nomination of President Obama’s pick for chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. After a hearing last week, McCain said he would block Gen.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona Prison Population Remains Flat
New numbers from the federal government show Arizona had basically the same number of prisoners last year as in 2011.That bucks the national trend. According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the country’s prison population dropped last year for the third straight year.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona Nurses Petition To Treat PTSD With Medical Marijuana
A group of nurses is asking the state health department to add post-traumatic stress disorder to the list of ailments that can be treated with medical marijuana. A similar effort failed last year. The health department considers new petitions every six months.
Sept. 20, 2013
Tanque Verde Falls Cliff Jumper Dies
A man who died after striking his head as he jumped off a cliff near Tanque Verde Falls near Tucson has been identified as 29-year-old Richard Baker. Witnesses said the man never surfaced after the jump and was pulled from the water by his friends.
Sept. 20, 2013
Grand Canyon University Move to Mesa Could Impact East Valley
Another university is headed to Mesa, but this time it is a home-grown school. Grand Canyon University is partnering with a developer to locate the school in a new development near Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport.
Sept. 20, 2013
Quagga Mussels Found In Salt River Project Canal System
More than a dozen quagga mussels have been discovered in two Valley canals after a routine inspection by Salt River Project officials last month. Quagga mussels attach to hard surfaces like boats and water pipes.
Sept. 20, 2013
New Common Core Standards Are More Rigorous Than AIMS Standards
Valley teachers and administrators are preparing for the new Common Core standards that are replacing the AIMS test as a graduation requirement. State Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal noted the standards are more rigorous than the AIMS standards and said it will take time to adjust to them.
Sept. 20, 2013
Mohave County Says Gray Wolves Not Welcome
The Mohave County Board is saying ‘no way’ to an expansion of the Mexican Gray Wolf recovery zone.  The board unanimously approved a resolution Monday saying the wolves would not be welcome in the northwest Arizona county unless they have been vaccinated, have a dog license and have been spayed or neutered.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona Educators Brace For Cuts In Federal Head Start Funds
Arizona educators who depend on federal Head Start funds for low-income preschool students are bracing for a cash crunch. Some schools are turning kids away and sending layoff notices to teachers as Congress cuts spending.
Sept. 20, 2013
Detention Officer Murdered Outside Of Home
A Maricopa County Sheriff's Detention Officer was killed outside his home early Thursday as he worked on his car. Sheriff Joe Arpaio says 27-year-old Officer Jorge Vargas may or may not have been targeted because of his job.
Sept. 20, 2013
Online Tool Provides Resources, Information For Affordable Care Act
There's now a customized online website to provide specific information about various options under the Affordable Care Act. AARP Arizona's Cynthia Fagyas says in order to use it, you need to answer seven simple questions, like where you live, your gender and your income bracket.
Sept. 20, 2013
County Attorney Disagrees With Prison Reform Proposal
The Maricopa County Attorney is criticizing United States Attorney General Eric Holder’s prison reform proposal. Bill Montgomery says he agrees with flexibility in sentencing, but not outside of legislative channels.
Sept. 20, 2013
Record Number Of People Using Public Transit
More people are riding the bus and light rail. In fact, a record number opted for public transit according to the latest numbers from Valley Metro which operates the transit system. Most people took the bus.
Sept. 20, 2013
Resort And Hotel Fees Soar To New Heights
Used to be you could make a cup of coffee in a hotel room and feel good about getting something for free, but just like the airlines hotels are charging extra for things that, once upon a time, cost nothing at all, and the latest numbers show fees at hotels and resorts are reaching new heights.
Sept. 20, 2013
Replacing City Manager David Cavazos
The Phoenix City Council plans to replace City Manager David Cavazos who surprised almost everybody a few weeks ago when he announced his resignation. Cavazos is moving on to take the same position in Santa Ana, Calif.
Sept. 20, 2013
ASU Student Is Entrepreneur Of The Year Finalist
Jared Schoepf cleans water in a barrel. The Arizona State University student’s project is a finalist in the college track of Entrepreneur Magazine’s Entrepreneur of the Year award. Finalist poster for Jared Schoepf's SafeSIPP.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona State University Boosts Downtown Phoenix Development
Arizona State University has drastically changed downtown Phoenix since it opened there in 2006. The school’s growth downtown has also led to a lot of new private development. The Sun Devil Fitness Complex has a rooftop pool.
Sept. 20, 2013
Reagan Exploring Secretary Of State Candidacy
A Republican state lawmaker is now officially exploring a possible candidacy for secretary of state. Scottsdale state Sen. Michele Reagan had formed an exploratory committee for her candidacy in December then left the paperwork blank on which office she planned to pursue.
Sept. 20, 2013
ADOT, DPS Prepare For Labor Day Traffic
The Arizona Department of Transportation is teaming with the Department of Public Safety to help keep traffic moving on I-17 over the Labor Day holiday weekend. They're targeting the area between Black Canyon City and Cordes Junction with highway signs that say 'Safety Corridor—Stay Alert, Stay Alive,' according to ADOT spokesman Doug Nintzel.
Sept. 20, 2013
McCain To Discuss Syria With Obama
Arizona Senator John McCain heads to the White House Monday to discuss a possible military strike against Syria with the president. On CBS's "Face the Nation," Sunday, McCain said it has to be more than just a missile strike, and that he wants to see a plan in place before deciding to support the action.
Sept. 20, 2013

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