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CARE Team Completes Investigation Of Child Abuse Cases
Governor Jan Brewer’s appointed team has finished investigating all of the child abuse cases that were ignored by the former Child Protective Services Agency.
Sept. 25, 2014
Maricopa County To Set Up Permanent Medication Collection Sites
Getting rid of old medications usually means waiting for temporary collection sites set up by local law enforcement. But new grant funding from the Department of Justice aims to create permanent drop sites in Maricopa County.
Sept. 25, 2014
Veterans Urge Arizona Board Of Regents To Reinstate Marijuana Researcher
Dozens of veterans are urging the Arizona Board of Regents to reinstate a University of Arizona medical marijuana researcher who was fired this summer. They said she was conducting valuable studies about the effects of pot on combat vets with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Sept. 25, 2014
Risk From Plague Bacteria Very Low
Coconino County officials say fleas have tested positive for the plague. Residents living near the affected area should stay vigilant and keep an eye on outdoor pets. But how worried should the rest of us be?
Sept. 25, 2014
Guadalupe Mayor Asks For Apology From MCSO
Close to 100 community members gathered in Guadalupe on Wednesday evening for a meeting organized by the court-appointed monitor in the racial profiling case against the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office. The meeting was particularly significant given a history of tension between the Sheriff’s office and the predominantly indigenous Latino town.
Sept. 25, 2014
Tobin And Kirkpatrick Discuss Immigration Issues In Congressional Debate
Republican challenger Andy Tobin sought to gain votes during a 1st congressional district debate last night against incumbent Democrat Ann Kirkpatrick by arguing if voters oppose President Obama, they should oust her.
Sept. 25, 2014
Valley Considered For NCAA Final Four Championship
The Final Four selection committee visited various sites around the Valley the past couple days to see if the metro area is a good fit to host the NCAA’s premier winter event.
Sept. 25, 2014
Arizona State Budget Off To A Slow Start
State budget analysts say Arizona’s current fiscal year is getting off to a slow start.
Sept. 25, 2014
Interior Department To Sign $554 Million Settlement With Navajo Nation
Officials with the Department of the Interior will be in Window Rock, Ariz. on Friday to sign a $554 million settlement. The agreement will end a decades-old lawsuit the Navajo Nation filed against the United States for resource mismanagement.
Sept. 25, 2014
AZ Game and Fish Commission Raises Concernes With Wolf Proposal
The Arizona Game and Fish Commission voted unanimously this week to begin negotiation efforts with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. They’d like to resolve three concerns they have with the Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the Mexican Wolf Recovery Proposal.
Sept. 24, 2014
Syphilis On The Rise In Maricopa County
Syphilis is on the rise in Maricopa and Pima counties. And the demographic most at risk for contracting this potentially deadly sexually transmitted disease are young men and women.
Sept. 24, 2014
Phoenix Area Tribes Work To Increase Voter Participation
The Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community recently wrapped up one of its last voter registration drives before the general election. It’s one of several efforts being held around the state to increase Native American voter participation.
Sept. 24, 2014
Arizona Attorney General Nominates Former Politician To Take Over Mormon Trust
Attorneys General from Arizona and Utah have nominated a former politician to manage a $100-million trust in a polygamist community. The trust was developed by fundamentalist religious leader Warren Jeffs who’s in prison for sexually assaulting young girls.
Sept. 24, 2014
Phoenix Waives Permit Fees For Flood Victims
Phoenix residents still recovering from recent floods are getting a break from the city in the form of waived permit fees.
Sept. 24, 2014
Robrt Pela On Trunk Murderess Winnie Ruth Judd
Robrt Pela on his story about "the trunk murderess' Winnie Ruth Judd in this week's Phoenix New Times.
Sept. 24, 2014
Obama Administration Moves To Discourage Companies From Moving Overseas
Earlier this week, the Obama administration took executive action to discourage companies from moving their headquarters overseas to pay less in taxes.
Sept. 24, 2014
Rep. Sinema On VA Health System, US Air Strikes Against ISIS
We spoke with Rep. Kyrsten Sinema from Arizona’s ninth congressional district about fixing the VA health system, U.S. air strikes against ISIS and what grade she would give the Obama administration for its domestic and foreign policies.
Sept. 24, 2014
Monitor To Host Community Meeting About Maricopa County Sheriffs Office
On Wednesday night, the town of Guadalupe will be the setting for a community meeting about the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office.
Sept. 24, 2014
Tempe Coach Suspended For Praying With Players
The head football coach at Tempe Preparatory Academy, Tommy Brittain, is in the midst of serving a two-game suspension.
Sept. 24, 2014
Sen. McCain Urges Use Of Beetle To Eradicate Saltcedar Tamarisk Trees
Arizona Sen. John McCain is urging the Interior and Agriculture secretaries to increase the use of the saltcedar beetle to help with eradication of invasive saltcedar tamarisk trees.
Sept. 24, 2014

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