Cities and state agencies continue to prepare for the incoming storm expected to bring heavy rain. The Arizona Department of Transportation has been working for the past couple of days to make sure storm drains work effectively this time.
September 16, 2014

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Tempe is using a new Smart911 phone system that allows people to customize personal information first responders receive when notified about an emergency. Tempe is the first Arizona city to try out the free program.
September 16, 2014
The Maricopa County Air Quality Department has a new director.
September 16, 2014
The cities of Phoenix, Mesa and Scottsdale are preparing for another round of heavy rainfall expected as soon as Tuesday.
September 15, 2014
The resignation of Russell Pearce came after backlash to his advocacy of mandatory contraception or sterilization for people on Medicaid.
September 15, 2014
The storm is expected to bring rains starting Tuesday afternoon with the primary storm hitting metro Phoenix on Wednesday and Thursday.
September 15, 2014

NPR News

By 2017, the two American companies are expected to take over a job that NASA has relied upon Russia to perform: shuttling astronauts to the International Space Station.
September 16, 2014
The doctor spoke of "the horror that this disease visits upon its victims" and told a joint Senate committee hearing that he favors U.S. military intervention to fight it.
September 16, 2014
The deaths of children under five has dropped by 49 percent since 1990. There are many reasons why, from better vaccines and health workers ... to "kangaroo mother care."
September 16, 2014
To reduce waste, some enterprising companies are trying to roll out products that make the package part of the snack — edible packaging. But selling it to the retail market is trickier than it seems.
September 16, 2014
Nutella, launched 50 years ago, has turned into a global phenomenon, boosting demand for hazelnuts. Now producers are looking beyond Turkey's north coast, where most of these nuts are grown.
September 16, 2014