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4 hrs ago | Cybercast News Service

Flood cleanup begins in Phoenix after heavy storms

Residents began cleaning up Wednesday from devastating flooding that slammed Arizona a day earlier, trapping people in vehicles and homes and washing away thousands of cactuses at a farm north of Phoenix.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Flood, Arizona, Weather, US Governors, Jan Brewer

6 hrs ago | ABC15.com

AFTERMATH: Clean up begins after monsoon storms

Nearly 24 hours after intense monsoon storms dumped inches -- literally -- of rain on many parts of central Arizona, residents are assessing the damage and the clean up begins.

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10 hrs ago | KOLD-TV Tucson

Highways closed due to flooding are open again

The Arizona Department of Transportation says State Route 74 between Interstate 17 and Lake Pleasant Parkway and the Loop 303 freeway between I-17 and Lake Pleasant Parkway reopened overnight.

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

The Bugle

Legal battle wears on for Dreamers' driver's licenses

Attorneys for dreamers are asking a federal appeals court to make good on its ruling that their clients are entitled to driver's licenses while they challenge Jan Brewer's interpretation of Arizona law.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Jan Brewer, Arizona, US News, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Verde Independent

Commentary: Envisioning water supply sustainability

Phil Roark Verde River Basin Partnership In the midst of a 15-year drought and counting, most Arizonans recognize that the state faces water shortages.

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Willamette Week

Arizona Chimichanga: Fried Burritos From a State that Deserves its Freedom

Summer is road-trip season, so we're taking a culinary tour of America. But because Portland is a city of immigrants from other states, we don't have to leave town to do it.

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Related Topix: Arizona, us Travel, Travel, Coconino County, AZ, World News, Mexico, Tucson, AZ

Detroit News

Floods force interstate closure north of Phoenix

Flooding from heavy monsoon season rains in the Phoenix area forced authorities on Tuesday to close several major roads, including a portion of Interstate 17, while elsewhere firefighters rescued multiple motorists from vehicles trapped by fast-moving water.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Flood, Arizona

Daily Kos

Connect! Unite! Act! Seattle, DC, Portland, NYC & Houston Meet-up Info! - Like Old Firearms?

A daily series, Connect! Unite! Act! seeks to create face-to-face networks in each congressional district.

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Mon Aug 18, 2014

The Arizona Republic

Valley bankruptcies show further improvement in July

Valley bankruptcies show further improvement in July The improvement trend in Phoenix bankruptcies continued with a 14-percent drop in July.

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Sunherald.com

Arizona company to pay $35M to settle false claims

The Carondelet Health Network does business in Tucson as Carondelet St. Mary's Hospital and Carondelet St. Joseph's Hospital.

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Russia Taday

Feds say red light camera vendor bribed Chicago official to boost city surveillance system

The former CEO of a red light camera vendor and a former Chicago official were indicted last week on federal corruption charges for a decade-long bribery scam during which the city became a poster child for the surveillance cameras in the US.

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Related Topix: Cameras, Prison, Arizona

Sun Aug 17, 2014

Deseret News

Arizona loose with its rules in executions, records show

In this undated file photo provided by the Arizona Department of Corrections, an unidentified Arizona Corrections Officer adjusts the straps on the gurney used for lethal injections at the Arizona State Prison at Florence, Ariz.

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Related Topix: Arizona, State Prisons, Prison, US News, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

KTVK Phoenix

Crashes close southbound I-17 south of Sunset Point

Two crashes with injuries in the same section of Interstate 17 have closed the freeway southbound this afternoon, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.

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KTAR

2 new ramps open that connect Loop 303 and I-10 in Goodyear

People traveling along the freeways in the West Valley might see shorter drive times thanks to two new ramps that opened up on Sunday.

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KOLD-TV Tucson

Arizona inmate found dead of apparent homicide

State prison officials are investigating the death of an inmate found in a Florence prison recreation area as a homicide.

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Sat Aug 16, 2014

ABC15.com

Fact Check: Dark money attack ads in Arizona

You see them on all sides of the political debate: So-called, "dark money" attack ads that are funded by national organizations that don't have to disclose their donors.

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Related Topix: Arizona, Healthcare Law, Law, US Governors, Jan Brewer, Boston University

Verde Independent

AZ jobless rate stands at 7%

The state's jobless rate ticked up a tenth of a point last month, to 7.0 percent, amid lackluster overall growth of jobs in the private sector and sharp but seasonally expected declines in employment in public education.

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The Miami Herald

Tallulah Willis in rehab; Demi Lovato says she grew apart from Selena ...

Apparently, the fashion blogger was given an ultimatum by her famous parents, a family insider told the magazine.

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KTVK Phoenix

Teen killed in rollover crash on SR 51

Southbound State Route 51 is closed at Bell Road because of a fatal crash that occurred early Saturday morning, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.

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UPI

Inmate has filed almost 6,000 lawsuits, mostly about poor prison food

A prison inmate currently residing in a correctional facility in Arizona has filed about 6,000 lawsuits and is seeking $10 trillion in cash or gold.

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