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Three Tucson women sexually assaulted in 1991

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 17:55:03 GMT

Arizona's most notorious death row inmates past and present have incredible stories, including this one where a pest control service technician terrorized Tucson women in the summer of 1991. It was June 13, 1991, when a Tucson husband returned home to find his wife's body in their bedroom with a lamp cord still tied around her neck, with her throat cut.




Abubakar Hussein Ahmed v. Arizona Department of Transportation Adot

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 13:11:28 GMT

ABUBAKAR HUSSEIN AHMED, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, ADOT agent of Stacey K Stanton; et al., Defendants-Appellees.




Arizona gas prices reach 2017 high

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 08:25:27 GMT

Arizona gas prices reach 2017 high Gas prices in Arizona have reached their highest price this year, according to AAA Arizona. Check out this story on azcentral.com: http://azc.cc/2p5X7ln The average price of gasoline in Arizona reached $2.30 on April 20, 2017, the highest level of the year.




Arizona Gets More Texas-Style Dickey's Barbecue Thanks to Brother-Sister Franchisee Duo

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 06:03:33 GMT

Arizona natives Tiffany Oder and Chad Burge opened their first Dickey's location in December in Phoenix and their second in Surprise two weeks later. The siblings are on track to open a third in May and four additional locations by early next year, all in The Grand Canyon State.




Southern Arizona parks have big economic impact

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 01:11:16 GMT

The National Park Service says three southern Arizona attractions drew nearly 200,000 visitors last year who spent $11.4 million in the communities near the park. The park service says that Coronado National Memorial, Chiricahua National Monument and Fort Bowie National Historic Site, all of which fall under the National Park system, benefit the local economies.




Arizona Amends State Disabilities Act to Protect Businesses From Drive-by Lawsuits

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 20:31:54 GMT

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey just signed into law an amendment to the Arizonans with Disabilities Act designed to make it more difficult to bring lawsuits against businesses based on claims that they are not accessible to individuals with disabilities. The amendment requires potential plaintiffs to give business owners notice of alleged access violations and allows businesses 30-90 days to correct the issues before a lawsuit can be filed.




Defendant in Northern Arizona Univ. shooting back on stand

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 20:31:53 GMT

The man charged with first-degree murder and aggravated assault in the 2015 shootings that left one Northern Arizona University student dead and three others wounded is back on the witness stand. Steven Jones resumed testifying Friday, a day after he became the first defense witness in his trial in Coconino County Superior Court in Flagstaff.




Consumers seek relief as 'Obamacare' rates rise

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 18:02:59 GMT

Avondale resident Samantha Smoker's health-insurance situatioWhen President Donald Trump singled out Arizona's health-insurance rate increases as a symptom of the Affordable Care Act's ills, he might as well have described Samantha Smoker's situation Consumers seek relief as 'Obamacare' rates rise Avondale resident Samantha Smoker's health-insurance situatioWhen President Donald Trump singled out Arizona's health-insurance rate increases as a symptom of the Affordable Care Act's ills, he might as well have described Samantha Smoker's situation Check out this story on azcentral.com: http://azc.cc/2pKzCwh Insurance broker Meryl Bergstein talks about the good and the bad with Affordable Care Act in Arizona.




Colts meet their match in Arizona

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 12:53:33 GMT

By Medicine Hat News on April 21, 2017. Medicine Hat News So much for Monsignor McCoy's unbeaten run in Arizona.




Schools should be able to censor student journalists, some Arizona lawmakers argue

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 08:13:50 GMT

Legislation designed to protect student journalists from censorship hit a roadblock Thursday amid criticism from some lawmakers that they're not entitled to such protection. House Majority Leader John Allen, R-Scottsdale, yanked SB 1384 from consideration after more than an hour of debate over its merits.




Grant From Arizona Community Foundation Funds Performing Arts Scholarships

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 03:37:51 GMT

ABT Performing Arts Association, Inc., has recently been awarded a grant by the Summer Youth Program Fund, a component fund of the Arizona Community Foundation. The award will defray costs of Academy for Young Performers summer camps at the Arizona Broadway Theatre and provide scholarships for students who need help to pay camp tuition.




U.S. regulators block Texas, Arizona over import of execution drug

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 03:37:50 GMT

A U.S. regulatory agency told Texas and Arizona that more than a thousand vials of drugs they ordered for executions in their states from India in 2015, and seized by U.S. Customs, will not be released to them, an official said on Thursday. The Food and Drug Administration notified the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and the Arizona Department of Corrections that their confiscated shipments of sodium thiopental have been refused on the basis that the detained drugs appear to be unapproved new drugs and misbranded drugs, FDA press officer Lyndsay Meyer said.




Auditors were able to hack Arizona DES during routine cybersecurity review

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 01:17:34 GMT

Auditors were able to hack Arizona DES during routine cybersecurity review PHOENIX -- An audit of the Arizona Department of Economic Security's IT systems revealed weakness and vulnerabilities. Check out this story on azcentral.com: http://azc.cc/2p0aaoG State auditors were able to access confidential information when testing cybersecurity at the Arizona Department of Economic Security, revealing vulnerabilities that could have put residents' personal information at risk.




Arizona is expanding its school-voucher program. What does it mean for parents?

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 20:23:05 GMT

The Arizona Legislature has passed one of the most expansive school-voucher programs in the nation. Here's what you need to know.




Staff changes in Governor's office and Arizona-Mexico Commission

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 20:23:04 GMT

Juan Ciscomani, who has served as director of Governor Ducey's Southern Arizona office since 2015, is being elevated to the role of Senior Advisor for Regional and International Affairs.




Arizona House give initial OK to texting while driving ban for teens

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 17:49:32 GMT

The Arizona House has given initial approval to legislation banning texting or other cellphone use by drivers with only a learner's permit or during the first six months teenagers have a regular license - a major move after years of failed efforts to make even small steps to address distracted driving. The measure by Sen. Karen Fann of Prescott now needs only a formal House vote before heading to Gov. Doug Ducey's desk for his consideration.




George F. Will: The battle against sex trafficking of minors

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 12:35:22 GMT

PHOENIX >> Three months ago, State Trooper Jonathan Otto, 33, of the Arizona Department of Public Safety pulled over a car that had caught his attention by traveling 104 miles per hour long after midnight, just south of Kingman. He smelled marijuana in the car.