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Arizona Minimum Wage To Increase 15 Cents In January
Thousands of Arizonans in low-wage jobs will be getting a pay hike on the first of the year. That’s because Arizona voters approved a state minimum wage in 2006, along with a cost-of-living escalator.
Oct. 20, 2014
Changes Proposed To States Medical Marijuana Rules
Changes might be coming to the state’s medical marijuana rules.
Oct. 20, 2014
Rising Number Of Arizona Children In Out-Of-Home Care
Group homes for kids are filled to the brim and costing the state twice as much as it was just four years ago. These problems stem from budget cuts and reductions in staff and in family programs in 2009.
Oct. 20, 2014
Same-Sex Marriage Advocates Celebrate Judges Ruling
Lesbian and gay couples around Arizona began marrying Friday after a federal judge overturned the state’s ban on marriage between same-sex couples. Advocates gathered Friday night in central Phoenix for a celebration.
Oct. 17, 2014
Haunted House Season Comes To The Valley
It’s still a few weeks before Halloween, but haunted house season is in full swing.
Oct. 17, 2014
What To Know About Driving In Construction Zones
For a lot of drivers, freeway speed limits are more like suggestions. But when it comes to construction areas where workers are present, transportation officials and contractors want to make sure you know what the limit is and why it’s especially important to follow it.
Oct. 17, 2014
Pigeons Make Homes Out Of Solar Panels
The growth of the solar industry in Arizona, especially with solar panels, has given pigeons another convenient place to hang out.
Oct. 17, 2014
The 83rd Anniversary Of The Winnie Ruth Judd Murders
If you’ve lived in Arizona for a while, you’ve probably heard the story of Winnie Ruth Judd. Infamously known as the trunk murderess, she’s one of the most sensationalized and talked about figures in Arizona history…and this week is the 83 year anniversary of the murders and their grizzly aftermath.
Oct. 17, 2014
An East Valley Exhibit Featuring The Lost Boys Of Sudan
A new exhibit in the East Valley gives a pretty stark look at what life was like in Sudanese refugee camps. It’s called “Lost Boys of Sudan: Journey to the Future” and it’s a series of photographs by Loren Anderson.
Oct. 17, 2014
New Evidence Shows Some Moon Surfaces Are Younger Than Originally Thought
Some features on the surface of the moon may be younger than previously thought.
Oct. 17, 2014
Arizona Collectors Marketplace: A Community For The Young At Heart
Depending on your age group, you may have spent your childhood amassing Gumbys, Rainbow Brites or Beanie Babies. But while your collection is gathering dust in an attic or buried deep in a landfill, there’s an active and dedicated group of toy collectors here in Phoenix.
Oct. 17, 2014
The Joint Of Scottsdale Hopes To Go Public For $35 Million
The Joint Corp., a Scottsdale-based chiropractic franchise, filed paperwork Friday to raise $35 million and go public on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange.
Oct. 17, 2014
Residents React To Meeting With FAA
Hundreds of angry and frustrated residents showed up at the Phoenix City Council chambers Thursday night. They were there to tell city and federal officials that changes in flight paths at Sky Harbor have had unintended – and noisy – consequences.
Oct. 17, 2014
Federal Judge Hears Arguments Challenging Arpaio
Immigrant rights activists are hoping Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s worksite raids will be the next Arizona policy to fail in court.
Oct. 17, 2014
Apple Supplier Delisted From Nasdaq, To Begin Mesa Layoffs Next Week
GT Advanced Technologies Inc. was delisted from the stock exchange on Thursday, the same day it notified Mesa City Council that layoffs of its 727 employees in the city would begin Tuesday.
Oct. 17, 2014
FAA Officials Meet With Community Members About Recent Flight Pattern Changes
Hundreds of people crowded into the Phoenix city council chambers Thursday night to vent to city and federal officials about recent changes in arrival and departure routes from Sky Harbor Airport.
Oct. 17, 2014
Health Director: More Time Needed To Confirm Peoria Students Cause Of Death
Arizona health director Will Humble says while there are concerns 6-year-old Luke Smith may have died from Enterovirus D-68, there is as yet no evidence of it.
Oct. 17, 2014
Judge Strikes Down Arizonas Ban; First Same-Sex Marriages Took Place Friday
A federal judge has struck down Arizona's ban on gay marriage. Attorney General Tom Horne said he will not appeal the decision and county clerks of court began issuing marriage licenses immediately to same-sex couples.
Oct. 17, 2014
GOP Corporation Commission Candidates Admit To Breaking Campaign Finance Laws
Tom Forese and Doug Little admitting to breaking campaign finance laws and reached a $2,000 settlement with the Clean Elections Commission on Thursday.
Oct. 17, 2014
Two Suspects Arrested In DPS Officer Shooting
Two suspects were arrested last night in last week’s shooting of an Arizona Department of Public Safety Officer last Wednesday. Officials think the suspects were involved in other crimes.
Oct. 16, 2014

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