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Did You Know: White Tank Mountain Has A Waterfall
The state of Arizona has the Grand Canyon, red rocks and even a meteor crater. It also has waterfalls. One in particular is in the west Valley.
Feb. 6, 2015
Prescott Woman, Held Hostage By ISIS, May Have Been Killed In Airstrike
Kayla Jean Mueller, 26, grew up in Prescott and she was being held hostage by ISIS in Syria. The group claims she was killed Friday during an airstrike in Syria by the Jordanian military.
Feb. 6, 2015
Maricopa County Sheriffs Office Purchases Body Cameras
The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office has ordered 700 body cameras from TASER International. A federal judge required these cameras after finding the sheriff’s office had racially profiled Latino motorists.
Feb. 6, 2015
Bill Would Drop AIMS Requirement Immediately
Thousands of Arizona high school seniors and juniors who have yet to pass the AIMS test may no longer need to pass to graduate.
Feb. 6, 2015
Lawmaker Wants To End Personal Exemption For Vaccinations
The minority leader of the Arizona House, Eric Meyer, thinks Arizona should follow the lead of California and begin action to repeal the state’s personal exemption for vaccinations, in the wake of the growing measles epidemic.
Feb. 6, 2015
New Bill Would Mean No Taxes On Rent For Churches
The Arizona House has approved legislation to prevent churches that rent their property from paying taxes on it.
Feb. 6, 2015
Lawmakers Try Again To Remove No Guns Signs
People with permits to carry a weapon could bring them into any building they want under a measure being considered once again this year at the state capitol.
Feb. 6, 2015
Gas Prices Rise, After Falling For Months
The cost of gas is starting to climb again, after falling for more than one hundred days straight.
Feb. 6, 2015
San Carlos Apache Tribe Protests Land Exchange Act
About 30 people gathered on the San Carlos Apache reservation near Globe today to begin a four-day protest against the passing of the Southeast Arizona Land Exchange Authorization Act.
Feb. 5, 2015
Rosemont Copper Project Gets Final State Approval
The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality issued a water quality certification to the Rosemont Copper Project southeast of Tucson.
Feb. 5, 2015
NASA’s New Horizons Spacecraft Reveals Photos As It Draws Closer To Pluto
NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft has released a kind of tease — the first photos from its Pluto mission.
Feb. 5, 2015
Proposal For New 3,000-Bed Private Prison Met With Mixed Reactions
The director of the state Corrections Department this week started pitching lawmakers on a new 3,000-bed private prison. That plan was met with skepticism from some legislators on both sides of the aisle. But State Senator John Kavanagh, a Fountain Hills Republican, was not one of them.
Feb. 5, 2015
The Town Of Tubac Adopts New Currency To Attract Visitors
The Southern Arizona town of Tubac has started using a new currency.
Feb. 5, 2015
Organization Helps Arizona Businesses Buy From Other Local Companies
The group Local First Arizona wants to help businesses in the state buy more products and services from other Arizona companies.
Feb. 5, 2015
NFLs Environmental Program Stays Behind To Clean Up After The Big Game
The NFL season officially ended on Sunday with the Super Bowl and the Patriots have had their victory parade in Boston, but there are still some signs of the big game and the events that led up to it around downtown Phoenix.
Feb. 5, 2015
Pima County And Tucson Sued Over Conviction In Hotel Fire
A man convicted of starting a deadly Tucson hotel fire almost 45 years ago has filed a lawsuit against the city and Pima County. He entered a plea agreement two years ago that set aside his conviction and allowed him to go free.
Feb. 5, 2015
Sportsmen, Environmentalists Clash Over Predator Hunting
This week, a convention of predator hunters is gathering in Tucson. The group, called Predator Masters, hunts such animals as coyotes and raccoon and has drawn national criticism for what critics say amount to killing contests.
Feb. 5, 2015
Clown Julie Varholdt Volunteers To Bring Smiles To Children At Hospitals Pediatric Unit
Clowns and hospitals are two things I try to stay far, far away from, but that’s not the case for everyone. For one Valley clown and self-proclaimed Giggle Therapist, it’s just another day’s work.
Feb. 5, 2015
Southern Arizona Town Creates Podcast To Connect With Community
Look out “Serial,” you now have some podcasting competition, courtesy of a southern Arizona town.
Feb. 5, 2015
Some Parents Choosing Alternative Vaccine Schedule
For many parents, the decision to vaccinate is a frightening one. But instead of skipping vaccines altogether, some parents are opting to following a modified schedule. But there are risks to this “pick and choose” approach.
Feb. 5, 2015

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