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National Weather Service Conducts Weather Balloon Release In Tucson
The National Weather Service in Tucson conducted a special balloon release Friday morning in anticipation of an active weather pattern this afternoon. Meteorologists hope to get a better idea of how a rapid increase in gulf moisture will impact the forecast.
July 25, 2014
New Plan Expands Territory For Endangered Mexican Wolf
The endangered Mexican gray wolf would have a far greater territory to roam under new rules proposed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. It's the first proposed expansion since the agency began introducing wolves into the wild.
July 25, 2014
High Temperatures Cause SRP To Break Record
This week Phoenix has record hot temperatures and energy usage. Salt River Project reported demand for energy Wednesday peaked.
July 25, 2014
Did You Know: A Mountain Has A Long History
It’s become the symbol for the town and its college. And for more than 50 years, it has also been a landmark for one of the state’s most famous sports rivalries.
July 25, 2014
Threatened Places: Tempe’s Maple Ash Neighborhood
Tempe’s Maple Ash neighborhood is one of the city’s oldest surviving neighborhoods, and historic preservation advocates say its character is in danger.
July 25, 2014
Tight Republican Candidate Race For Arizona Primary
Early voting for Arizona’s primary election starts next Thursday, and the highest-profile, most congested battle is among the Republican gubernatorial candidates.
July 25, 2014
New App May Impact Young Nonpartisan Voters
How do you get more people to vote in Arizona— especially those who are younger and not tied to one of the two traditional political parties?
July 25, 2014
Arizonans To Take Part In Berlins German-American Folk Festival
This weekend, some Arizonans will be taking part in the German-American Folk Festival in Berlin.
July 25, 2014
Phoenix Police Department Creates New Precinct Boundaries
The Phoenix Police Department is changing how it will patrol neighborhoods this fall. Police Chief Daniel Garcia has approved new precinct boundaries to cope with a shortage of officers.
July 25, 2014
As Execution Dragged On, An Emergency Hearing Was Underway
During the last 45 minutes of Arizona inmate Joseph Wood’s nearly two-hour execution, his attorneys tried to get a federal judge to halt it, arguing it was cruel and unusual.
July 25, 2014
Robrt Pela: Review Of Actors Theatre Summer Plays
Robrt Pela reviews two summer plays at Actors Theatre: "The Book Club Play" and "The Cottage."
July 25, 2014
Profit Boost For Meritage Homes, But Arizona Home Orders Drop
Scottsdale-based Meritage Homes saw a big profit boost, but it was among many other builders that are struggling in Arizona.
July 25, 2014
Wood Execution To Be Reviewed
Governor Jan Brewer ordered a review of the state’s execution process after what some are saying was a botched execution Wednesday.
July 24, 2014
Car Wash Owner Pleads Guilty To Felony Charge
The case is one of the most high-profile cases against an Arizona businessman for employing unauthorized workers.
July 24, 2014
Israel Support Rally In Downtown Phoenix
Supporters of Israel showed up for a rally in downtown Phoenix Thursday afternoon. Many of those attending said Israel is the target of terrorists and has to defend itself.
July 24, 2014
New Study Finds Massive Colorado River Basin Groundwater Loss
A new study finds groundwater losses from the Colorado River basin appear massive enough to threaten long-term supplies for the seven states and parts of Mexico that draw water from the basin.
July 24, 2014
New Streetcar System Opens In Tucson
A new streetcar system will start running Thursday in Tucson.
July 24, 2014
ADOT Short On Funds For Next Part of I-11 Study
ADOT is starting the next part of an extensive study on a proposed freeway that would connect Phoenix and Las Vegas, but the agency is short on money for the research project.
July 24, 2014
Arizona Congressman Co-Sponsoring Legislation For Central American Children
Arizona congressman Matt Salmon said he is co-sponsoring legislation to deal with the flood of unaccompanied Central American children that have been crossing the border.
July 24, 2014
Phoenix Fire Department Cautions Hikers In Excessive Heat
The Phoenix Fire Department has performed 133 mountain rescues this year, compared to 153 in all of last year.
July 24, 2014

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