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  1. Accidents on State Route 51 back up evening trafficRead the original story w/Photo

    10 min ago | The Arizona Republic

    ADOT reported two accidents Wednesday on the northbound lanes of State Route 51 and officials said drivers should expect delays through the end of the evening rush hour. Accidents on State Route 51 back up evening traffic ADOT reported two accidents Wednesday on the northbound lanes of State Route 51 and officials said drivers should expect delays through the end of the evening rush hour.

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  2. Arizona activists defend ballot deliveriesRead the original story w/Photo

    28 min ago | KTVK Phoenix

    A coalition of Arizona advocacy groups defended its practice Wednesday of dropping off early ballots for voters. The grassroots organizations are facing an outcry in the wake of surveillance video posted last week that shows a volunteer hand-delivering numerous ballots to a Maricopa County elections office a day before the Aug. 26 primary.

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  3. Arizona Trails 2015 Draft Plan Available for Public Comment until November 19Read the original story

    49 min ago | Arizona State Parks

    Every five years, the recreational trails staff at Arizona State Parks prepares an information-filled report concerning Arizona's motorized and non-motorized trails and their users. This plan includes recommendations and action strategies to protect and enhance trails throughout the state including those in local city, county and state parks, as well as those on National Forest and Bureau of Land Management lands.

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  4. Governor Jan Brewer establishes Council on Infectious Disease Preparedness and ResponseRead the original story

    3 hrs ago | Sonoran News

    PHOENIX Governor Jan Brewer today issued an Executive Order to create the Governor's Council on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response.

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  5. Daylight Saving Time ends next Sunday: Should Alabama abandon DST?Read the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Alabama Live

    If people in an area "Fall back" an hour and never "Spring forward" again, are they forever an hour younger than their neighbors? The State of Utah is seriously considering abandoning the practice of moving the clocks twice a year. Should Alabama do the same? Daylight Saving Time was enacted in the United States in 1918 , and it's been unpopular ever since.

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  6. Arizona poised to purchase homes on freeway routeRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    Plans for a 22-mile extension of the Loop 202 freeway around the Phoenix area's southern edge are nearing final approval, and the owners of about 200 homes have been told to get ready to find new places to live. "It's kind of sad because all my kids were born in this house," said James Voss , who bought his home in 2000.

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  7. History of Amtrak and what has happened since 1971Read the original story

    7 hrs ago | Rail PAC

    Commentary by Anthony Haswell, Vice President, Arizona Rail Passenger Association prepared for National Train Day, May 10, 2014, in Tucson, Arizona NOTE: Mr. Haswell is the founding father of NARP. He lives in Tucson, Arizona.

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  8. DHS Announces Two New Partners in Effort to Combat Human TraffickingRead the original story

    8 hrs ago | PressReleasePoint

    The Department of Homeland Security today announced two new partnerships between the DHS Blue Campaign- the unified voice for DHS' efforts to combat human trafficking- and the City of Phoenix and the Arizona Human Trafficking Council of the Governor's Office for Children, Youth and Families. Through these alliances, the City of Phoenix and the Arizona Human Trafficking Council will provide the Blue Campaign's training and awareness materials throughout Arizona to raise human trafficking awareness ahead of the Super Bowl XLIX in February 2015.

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  9. Two Arizona State Leaders to Receive Community Award at Fearless Caregiver Conference on Nov 12thRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | PR Log

    Today's Caregiver magazine is awarding two Arizona State Legislature Members, Representative Kate Brophy McGee and Representative Heather Carter for their dedication to Arizona family and professional caregivers at the Fearless Caregiver Conference on November 12th in Phoenix. Limited complimentary tickets are available at Caregiver.com or by calling 877-829-2734.

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  10. More than half of Utah's youth offenders return to detention.Read the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | Salt Lake Tribune

    Utah's rate of recidivism - return to incarceration - for juvenile offenders is a staggering 53.1 percent, costing taxpayers millions while falling short of the goal to reshape the lives of many troubled youths. Utah's recidivism rate is significantly higher than those of Colorado, Idaho and Arizona, which are 28.7 percent, 30.4 percent and 33.4 percent, respectively, according to a Utah Legislative Auditor General's review of the Department of Human Services released Tuesday.

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  11. GovBeat: Medical marijuana licenses don't protect you from getting a DUI, court rulesRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | Washington Post

    An Arizona court ruled Tuesday that drivers with medical marijuana licenses can still be charged with driving under the influence. Travis Darrah, a Phoenix man with a medical marijuana license, was charged in December 2011 with two counts of DUI.

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  12. Ahwatukee homeowners told get ready to move; the 202 is coming throughRead the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | KTVK Phoenix

    The price of progress is the possibility of nearly 200 Ahwatukee homeowners having to move out of the way of the Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway. It's been a controversial topic for more than two decades and now the Arizona Department of Transportation is letting homeowners know it's finally happening.

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  13. AZ minimum wage bumps to $8.05/hour Jan. 1Read the original story w/Photo

    21 hrs ago | Verde Independent

    That's how much more those at the bottom of the pay scale will be making come Jan. 1 when the minimum wage in Arizona goes to $8.05 an hour. It's not that businesses necessarily want to pay their workers more.

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  14. Letter: APS's proposed use of ratepayer dollars to monopolize the solar market is wrongRead the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | State Press

    Libertarians are not particularly fond of regulated monopolies. We favor free markets.

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  15. Giffords promotes "common sense" gun lawsRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | KCRG

    Former Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords made a stop in Iowa Tuesday to promote a conversation on ways to enact 'common-sense' laws that protect citizens - especially women and families - from gun violence. Giffords - herself a victim of gun violence and co-founder of Americans for Responsible Solutions - made the seventh stop on a nine-state 'Protect All Women' tour that organizers say is aimed at building an organization committed to finding sensible ways to reduce gun violence and enacting responsible firearms policies that protect the Second Amendment.

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  16. Rethinking solitary confinementRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Star Tribune

    Every day, state and federal prison authorities subject tens of thousands of inmates to solitary confinement, a psychological and physical hell resulting from near-total isolation in often tiny and windowless cells. Those who go in can come out disturbed.

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  17. $109M lane addition project along Loop 202 starts this weekendRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Business Journal

    Arizona has two seasons: Summer and road construction. With summer behind us, it's that time of year when commuters are gnashing their teeth at the orange traffic dividers and chewed-up portions of area roadways.

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  18. Legislators eye response to gay marriage ban's endRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | KTVK Phoenix

    The end of Arizona's ban against same-sex marriage has legislators staking out a range of positions on what they should and shouldn't do in response. The gay rights issue caused turmoil at the Capitol last spring when lawmakers passed a religious-rights bill allowing businesses to deny service to gays and lesbians.

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  19. Students Take Action Before Upcoming ElectionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | State Press

    Political science sophomore Sarah Noe leans forward a bit, placing her hands on the metal table in front of her. She interned for the Arizona Democratic Party over the summer and has been working on the campaigns for the democratic candidates for State Representative Dr. Eric Meyer and State Senate candidate Kelli Butler for months now.

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  20. Prescribed burns planned on Mingus this weekRead the original story

    Tuesday | Verde Independent

    Fire managers on the Verde Ranger District are planning to continue ignitions on the Mingus Timber Burn Project beginning Wednesday through Friday north and south of the Mingus Lookout tower, as long as the weather cooperates. Specific days to burn will be determined by weather patterns allowing fire managers to make every effort to minimize smoke impacts.

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