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Multiple crashes close I-10 in Arizona near New Mexico border

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 00:09:15 GMT

Multiple crashes close I-10 in Arizona near New Mexico border Three crashes on Interstate 10 near the Arizona-New Mexico border closed the highway in both directions Sunday afternoon. Check out this story on azcentral.com: http://azc.cc/2lJMPW2 A multiple-vehicle crash in eastern Arizona closed Interstate 10 near the New Mexico border on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017.




Tucson man dies in southern Kansas apartment fire

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 19:57:23 GMT

Tucson man dies in southern Kansas apartment fire Fire officials say an Arizona man was killed in an apartment fire in southern Kansas' Hutchinson.




Dave Heeke Named University of Arizona Vice President for Athletics

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 23:34:41 GMT

Dave Heeke has been named the new Vice President for Athletics at the University of Arizona pending Arizona Board of Regents approval of the contract, according to an official release from Arizona Athletics. Heeke served for the last 11 years as Athletics Director at Central Michigan and takes at Arizona for Greg Byrne who left for the University of Alabama in January.




Decades later, Nevada Legislature tries for a do-over to ratify Equal Rights Amendment

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 21:24:18 GMT

A pro-Equal Rights Amendment demonstration in 1976 in Illinois, one of the states that did not approve ratification. The resolution called on Nevada to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment, which came close to becoming part of the U.S. Constitution, but never did because fewer than three-quarters of the states ratified it by the 1982 deadline set by Congress.




Arizona adds cash payment option to kiosks at 22 MVD offices

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 17:12:11 GMT

The state Department of Transportation is adding a cash payment option to kiosks at 22 Motor Vehicle Division offices around the state. The kiosks until recently could accept only credit or debit cards, but ADOT says the new payment option takes into account that many households rely on cash.




Agency plans to award Mexico border wall contracts by April

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 12:57:20 GMT

U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Friday that it plans to start awarding contracts by mid-April for President Donald Trump's proposed border wall with Mexico, signaling that he is aggressively pursuing plans to erect "a great wall" along the 2,000-mile border. The agency said it will request bids on or around March 6 and that companies would have to submit "concept papers" to design and build prototypes by March 10, according to a website for federal contractors.




Democrats Want To Make Sure Trump Sees The Faces Of Those Hurt By His Travel Ban

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 08:41:47 GMT

When President Donald Trump addresses a joint session of Congress next week, he'll also be talking directly to a Muslim student, an Iraqi immigrant, the children of an undocumented woman whom his administration deported, and others closely affected by his immigration policies. Lawmakers regularly invite guests to presidential addresses in order to send a message.




Central and northern Arizona Goodwills to merge

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 04:55:31 GMT

Goodwill of Central Arizona will merge with Goodwill of Northern Arizona, officials say it will benefit previously scaled back programs. Central and northern Arizona Goodwills to merge Goodwill of Central Arizona will merge with Goodwill of Northern Arizona, officials say it will benefit previously scaled back programs.




Arizona animal shelters derail effort to regulate veterinarians

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 04:55:30 GMT

Three of Arizona's biggest animal-welfare agencies opposed proposed legislation that would have allowed the state to investigate and discipline veterinarians providing care at shelters. Arizona animal shelters derail effort to regulate veterinarians Three of Arizona's biggest animal-welfare agencies opposed proposed legislation that would have allowed the state to investigate and discipline veterinarians providing care at shelters.




GV Fire battling 50 acre fire

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 00:48:59 GMT

Members of the Green Valley Fire Department are on scene of a 50-acre wildfire at the University of Arizona Experimental Range. Green Valley Fire currently on scene of an approx 50 acres Wildfire on the UofA Experimental Range.




How a When We Risea tells stories from the gay-rights movement

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 22:41:07 GMT

WHEN WE RISE – "When We Rise" is written and created by Academy Award winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black. This mini-series event chronicles the real-life personal and political struggles, set-backs and triumphs of a diverse family of LGBT men and women who helped pioneer one of the last legs of the U.S. Civil Rights movement from its turbulent infancy in the 20th century to the once unfathomable successes of today.




Do You Live in One of Arizona's Five Safest Cities?

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 22:41:06 GMT

When he was still only a mere nominee, Donald Trump made headlines when he uttered in his acceptance speech the following words: "Decades of progress made in bringing down crime are now being reversed by this administration's rollback of criminal enforcement. The Man Who Would Be President was right on the facts - no, really.




Arizona AG Ditches Montgomery's Anti-Pot Crusade

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 22:41:05 GMT

Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery launched a fresh appeal this week in a lawsuit he believes could overturn the state's medical-marijuana law. On Tuesday, Montgomery filed a petition to the Arizona Supreme Court in White Mountain Health Center v.




What to watch this weekend: Academy Awards, Amazon's 'Patriot'

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 20:28:44 GMT

La La Land may lead the pack with a record-tying 14 nominations, but Barry Jenkins' Moonlight and Denis Villeneuve's Arrival are close on the romantic musical's heels. Manchester by the Sea, Lion and Mel Gibson's Hacksaw Ridge come in third with six nominations each.




AZ Memo: Protest bill advances in Legislature; Coyotes arena deal...

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:00:35 GMT

AZ Memo: Protest bill advances in Legislature; Coyotes arena deal faces long odds; Penzone asks DHS for immigration guidance; weather and more Good morning, Arizona. Here's what you need to know today.




Arizona congresswoman McSally holds town hall-style meeting

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 11:45:14 GMT

McSally's reluctance to do a traditional town hall is understandable, given the way that Tea Party activists used them during the Obama administration to challenge Democratic congressmen and the way that Democrats have flipped the script and are now using them to challenge Republican members of Congress as they prepare to repeal the Affordable Care Act, eliminate insurance protections for citizens with pre-existing health conditions, allow coal-mine operators to dump waste into streams, deliver ginormous tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans, create a new tax on imports , destroy Planned Parenthood, transform Medicare into a voucher system, round up as many undocumented immigrants as their private prisons can hold, undermine North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and the European Union, and otherwise pursue the Trump-Ryan-McConnell agenda while they control the White House and Congress.




Sean Spicer: Trump May Crack Down on Recreational Pot; Arizona Industry 'Thrilled'

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 09:50:08 GMT

Spicer's statements at a White House news conference seemed to foreshadow a crackdown on state-legal marijuana operations, while drawing a distinction between medicinal- and adult-use programs. President Donald Trump has said previously he believes in medical marijuana "100 percent" and in states' rights.