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ADOT Prepared For Rain And Snow Storms
The Department of Transportation says it’s ready for the winter storm that’s expected to bring rain and snow to most of the state the next few days.
Nov. 22, 2013
DPS Investigates Deferred Child Abuse Complaints
Members of a legislative oversight panel and Governor Brewer are searching for answers this morning, about how 6,000 child abuse complaints since 2009 were shelved without ever being investigated.
Nov. 22, 2013
 Navajo Casinos Stimulate Economy — At A Cost
It’s been five years since the Navajo Nation opened its first casino. For two decades the tribe resisted the lure of the quick money maker. They feared the social ills that tend to come with gaming — compulsive gambling, alcoholism, crime and loss of culture.
Nov. 22, 2013
Child Protective Services Says It Wrongly Ignored 6,000 Abuse Calls
Arizona’s Child Protective Services agency revealed Thursday that 6,000 allegations of child abuse or neglect since 2009 were wrongly classified and not investigated.
Nov. 21, 2013
Wilt Chamberlain On Tall Tales
"I think a lot of ladies found me so attractive because I was different, and I acted on that in a way." Interview by Ann Liguori, 1992.
Nov. 21, 2013
National Forest Service Has An App
Visitors to Arizona’s national forests will no longer need to carry giant paper maps. The Forest Service created a smart phone app to help visitors navigate through the forest.
Nov. 21, 2013
Hopi Tribe Elects New Chairman
The vice chairman of the Hopi Tribe has been elected its new chairman.
Nov. 21, 2013
Flake Bill Could Keep Parks Open
Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake has introduced a bill aimed at keeping national parks and other public land open during future government shutdowns.
Nov. 21, 2013
 Del Rio Opposes Shipping Water To San Antonio
A city along the Texas border is fighting to keep water within its county lines from being shipped to San Antonio. The fight pits the big city against its small town neighbors. if a proposed plan goes through, the mayor of Del Rio is threatening legal action.
Nov. 21, 2013
Albuquerque Voters Reject 20 Week Abortion Ban
Voters in Albuquerque have rejected a ban on late term abortions. Unofficial results from the city clerk's office show that about 55 percent of voters cast ballots against the controversial measure Tuesday.
Nov. 21, 2013
 Setback For Drones: Texas City Rejects Testing
The Federal Aviation Administration's plans to test an unmanned aerial aircraft system (UAS) in the Big Bend region of West Texas has been rejected unanimously by the city council of Alpine, Texas.
Nov. 21, 2013
Invasive Mussels
Clean, drain, dry. That is the mantra Game and Fish is trying to instill in boaters who visit quagga-invested waters.
Nov. 20, 2013
Joint Legislative Committee Holds Hearing
A joint legislative committee held a hearing on Wednesday to investigate the licensing practices of the Arizona Medical Board. A state ombudsman’s report on the board found the board was not following state regulations for licensing physicians.
Nov. 20, 2013
Maryvale Hospital Ranks Last
On Sunday, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel published an in-depth report on how states are doing with the requirement to draw a bit of blood from newborns and have the blood tested for a number of possible conditions or disorders within 24 to 72 hours. According to the data, Maryvale Hospital in Phoenix had the worst record last year.
Nov. 20, 2013
Mark Kelly Visits The Valley
January 8, 2011. The shootings by Jared Loughner at a Tucson Safeway destroyed a number of lives and transformed countless others. The incident has left former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords still working on therapy to overcome the brain injury she suffered.
Nov. 20, 2013
Arizona Board Of Regents President Explains
The Arizona Board of Regents has released its budget requests, the money it will ask state lawmakers and the governor to allocate to universities in the 2015 fiscal year.
Nov. 20, 2013
Stand Your Ground Community Forum To Be Held
The so-called “stand your ground” law is in effect in 22 states including Arizona. According to the National Council of State Legislatures, at least nine of those states use specific language that a person may “stand his or her ground” in response to a suspected attacker.
Nov. 20, 2013
Albuquerque Hosts Hearing
The future management of the government’s Mexican gray wolf reintroduction program is the focus of a hearing on Wednesday in Albuquerque.
Nov. 20, 2013
The Cost Of Tradition: Holding On To Quinceañeras In The US
Waves of Latino immigrants have introduced the quinceañera or "Sweet 15" into the American mainstream. It's often a glitzy affair with rituals to mark a girls transition into womanhood. As the Latino population in Las Vegas has grown over the past decade, so has the business of quinceañeras. Families empty their pockets to throw a party, sometimes bigger than a wedding, for their little girls.
Nov. 20, 2013
New Immigration Hope For Military Dependents, But Enlistment Hurdles Remain
Now immigrants in the country illegally with close family ties to military personnel can stay here without fear of deportation and work toward permanent legal status. But this new policy appears in conflict with an increasingly common practice in many branches of the military that explicitly bans applicants who have unauthorized immigrant dependents.
Nov. 20, 2013

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