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Officials Say Dirty Water From Floods Wont Affect Water Quality
Central Arizona Project says flash flooding has sent debris and mud into the canal system that supplies water to millions of people in the state. But Phoenix and Tucson officials said there’s no need to worry about water quality.
Aug. 19, 2014
Registered Independent Voter Numbers Increase
With Arizona’s primary election just one week away, the number of registered voters has been updated. Today, the Secretary of State’s office is reporting the number of independent voters has risen again.
Aug. 19, 2014
State Elections Director Says Arizona Free Enterprise Club Violating Law
Arizona’s Elections Director says a group that has spent nearly $1.7 million to influence this year’s state primary is probably violating campaign finance laws.
Aug. 19, 2014
Vehicle Thefts During Test Drives On The Rise
Phoenix police say if you’re planning to sell a car on your own, be careful about letting a potential buyer take a test drive without you.
Aug. 19, 2014
Drug Tunnel, Smuggler Discovered In Nogales
For the sixth time since the start of the federal fiscal year last October, the Border Patrol says it has discovered a drug-smuggling tunnel under the international border with Mexico.
Aug. 19, 2014
Valley Storm Delays Flights, Flooding Prompts Water Rescues
Today’s severe rain storm is causing flight delays at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport. Rain around the Valley on has put several vehicles in trouble, and a rock slide temporarily closed northbound lanes of I-17 near Black Canyon City north of Phoenix.
Aug. 19, 2014
Toxic Outbreak Unlikely In Valley Water Supply
Earlier this month, a toxic algal outbreak in Lake Erie crippled the city of Toledo, leaving residents without water access for three days. Fortunately for the Valley, the chance of an algae bloom to this scale is remote.
Aug. 19, 2014
National Parks In Utah Ban Drones
Unmanned aerial vehicles -– better known as drones –- have been banned at more national park land in the Southwest.
Aug. 19, 2014
High Number Of Arizona Residents Depend On Food Aid
A new study by Feeding America found that one in seven people in the United States depend on local aid programs to feed their families, but that number is much higher in Arizona.
Aug. 18, 2014
Pima County Considers Housing Inmates At Juvenile Detention Center
Pima County officials are reviewing a proposal that would send some jail inmates to the county’s juvenile detention center. Supporters said the move would alleviate jail overcrowding and could save tax dollars.
Aug. 18, 2014
UA To Withdraw Recognition Of Suspended Fraternity
After a month-long investigation, the University of Arizona has withdrawn recognition of the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity.
Aug. 18, 2014
New Juvenile Court Unit In Maricopa To Streamline Adoptions
The Maricopa Superior Court has created a new unit to help simplify the adoption process. The program was created in large part because of a growing number of adoptions.
Aug. 18, 2014
VA Officials Seek Veteran Feedback
The department of Veterans Affairs has announced it will be hosting a town hall in Phoenix on Wednesday. Officials hope to use time to allow veterans to provide their feedback on VA services and benefits.
Aug. 18, 2014
Tucson Firefighters Rescue Two People Who Drove Into A Flooded Wash
Tucson firefighters rescued two occupants of a vehicle this weekend after they drove into a flooded wash in the dark and were washed downstream by the force of the current.
Aug. 18, 2014
Ice Buckets Aside, Local Neurologist Says ALS Advances Are Being Made
It’s been known as Lou Gehrig’s disease since it took the Yankees baseball star’s life in 1941, but Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, ALS is getting a lot of publicity these days from what’s known as the Ice Bucket challenge.
Aug. 18, 2014
Business Mentoring May Be Key Economic Driver
As the recovery from the Great Recession produces jobs and entrepreneurial opportunities, business mentoring services like SCORE are attempting to help.
Aug. 18, 2014
Border Patrol Issues Warning About Private Militias
The U.S. Border Patrol is circulating an issue paper warning agents about private militias patrolling the Mexican border.
Aug. 18, 2014
Connection Between Loop 303, I-10 Now Open
Good news for drivers in the West Valley. Getting onto and off of I-10 from the Loop 303 just got easier.
Aug. 18, 2014
Wildlife Service Will Work To Sterilize Tortoises
The federal government will begin sterilizing an endangered species it is trying to save.
Aug. 18, 2014
Arizona Company Ordered To Pay $32 Million To California
Mission Fiber Group in Chandler and Burbank Recycling in California owe $32 million in restitution for illegally claiming money from CalRecycle for out of state aluminum beverage cans.
Aug. 18, 2014

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