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10 hrs ago | KOLD-TV Tucson

Election officials seek to avoid 2012 delay

Election officials in Arizona's most populous county are trying to cut down on provisional ballots and speed up results in this year's races.

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15 hrs ago | The Bugle

State to stop enforcing unconstitutional petition requirement

Admitting the law is unconstitutional, state election officials agreed Thursday to stop enforcing a requirement for statewide candidates to get signatures on nominating petitions from voters in three counties.

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Related Topix: Greenlee County, AZ

20 hrs ago | The Arizona Republic

Breakthrough in cold case after note comparison

Breakthrough in cold case after note comparison A detective and a county death investigator solve a more than 25-year-old case Check out this story on azcentral.com: http://azc.cc/1mRkT8o Priciliano Ontiveros left a relative's home in south Phoenix the morning of Oct. 29, 1987, and his family has not heard from him since.

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Related Topix: Phoenix, AZ

Sat Jul 26, 2014

The Arizona Republic

Robbins Butte fire burns in Buckeye

A brush fire is burning south of Buckeye and west of State Route 85 on federal land, according to officials The fire, named the Robbins Butte fire, Robbins Butte fire burns in Buckeye A brush fire is burning south of Buckeye and west of State Route 85 on federal land, according to officials The fire, named the Robbins Butte fire, Check out this ... (more)

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Related Topix: Buckeye, AZ, Natural Disasters, Fire, Wildfire

The Arizona Republic

MCSO: Man shot in legs found on highway

MCSO: Man shot in legs found on Arizona highway A man who was shot in both legs was picked up by a passing motorist Saturday, authorities said.

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KTVK Phoenix

Woman's body recovered from West Valley canal

Firefighters recovered a woman's body from a West Valley canal Saturday. The Phoenix, Avondale, Tolleson and Peoria fire departments responded to 99th Avenue and McDowell Road around 9:45 a.m. for report of a water rescue at the canal.

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Related Topix: Avondale, AZ, Tolleson, AZ, Peoria, AZ

ThinkProgress

Phoenix Sets Temperature Records As Arizona Gets Punished By Extreme Heat Wave

Phoenix set a record high temperature of 115A F at 1:32p.m. on Thursday afternoon.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Heat Wave, US News, Liberal Political News

KTVK Phoenix

Man sentenced in Chandler bestiality case

PHOENIX A Chandler man has been sentenced in a bestiality case. Christopher Jackson, 49, was sentenced to three years of supervised probation for two counts of bestiality and a misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia.

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Related Topix: Chandler, AZ

WBTV

Cesar Sosa

A home burglar quickly realized he broke into the wrong house when a former WWE World Heavyweight Champion took him down.

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Related Topix: Bryan Danielson

Fri Jul 25, 2014

GPB.org

Video: Haboob, A Huge Dust Storm, Hits Phoenix Area

A dust storm reported to be more than 3,000 feet high hit Phoenix Friday, limiting visibility and threatening to reshape landscapes and leave a coating of grit in its wake.

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Related Topix: Weather

KTAR

Rabbits' deaths at boarding facility investigated

The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office is investigating the deaths of two rabbits at a Gilbert pet boarding facility where more than 20 dogs died recently.

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Related Topix: Gilbert, AZ

Verde Independent

Independent voters could impact Arizona primary

A new statewide poll by the Behavior Research Center shows that a third of all independents questioned say they intend to participate in the upcoming primary, whether through early ballots or simply showing up at the polls on Aug. 26. And another quarter said they're not sure yet.

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Related Topix: Pima County, AZ

The Arizona Republic

Candidate Fonseca wants Tempe residents to have greater say

Candidate Fonseca wants Tempe residents to have greater say Tempe City Council candidate Ernesto Fonseca is focused on empowering voters.

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Related Topix: Tempe, AZ, Avondale, AZ, Phoenix, AZ

KRVN-AM Lexington

Mom Who Left Kids in Car for Job Interview Glad for 'Second Chance'

The Arizona mom arrested after leaving her kids in a hot car while she went on a job interview said she's "extremely grateful" for a second chance, a week after reaching a deal with prosecutors that would drop criminal charges against her.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Scottsdale, AZ, Parenting

The Arizona Republic

Jury selection complete in Martini Ranch stabbing trial

Trial to start Monday for man accused of killing a former Arizona State University football player who was stabbed at Martini Ranch.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Arizona State University, Scottsdale, AZ

Phoenix New Times

Maricopa County Mugshots of the Week: From Bad to Worse

At the end of the week , we bring you a roundup of visitors to the desert's own Fourth Avenue Jail.

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The Arizona Republic

Phoenix police recover $56,000 in stolen computers

Phoenix police recover $56,000 in stolen computers The Phoenix Police Department recovered dozens of computers after a teenage suspect led them to where they were stored.

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Related Topix: Phoenix, AZ, Family, Teenagers

Thu Jul 24, 2014

KYTX-TV News

For mom, leaving kids in car a 'moment of desperation'

PHOENIX - A mother, who gained national attention for leaving her children in a hot car while she interviewed for a job, said her decision was made in a true moment of desperation.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Matt Lauer, Scottsdale, AZ

USA Today

Man who tried to behead mother sentenced in Phoenix

Michael Lee Hansen, the Phoenix man who admitted to trying to behead his mother, was sentenced to 8 1/2 years in prison on Thursday for attempted second-degree murder.

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Related Topix: Phoenix, AZ

Cybercast News Service

ACLU, NAACP Seeking to Overturn Arizona's 'Racist' Ban on Race-Based AbortionsCNS

The ACLU claims that the The Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act of 2011 "relies on harmful racial stereotypes to stigmatize, shame, and discriminate against Black women and Asian American and Pacific Islander women who seek abortions."

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Related Topix: ACLU, Asian-American, Abortion, US Governors, Jan Brewer

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