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Yetta Gibson Gives us the Inside Scoop on ABC 15's new show "The NOW Arizona"

By: Cindy G. Castillo  Yetta Gibson, a familiar face with bright personality has kicked off the fast-paced news show The NOW Arizona on ABC 15 at 4 p.m. all week, covering the latest trends across the state and in social

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Phoenix Fire Receives Funding from Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program

This critical funding will be used by the Phoenix Fire Department Fire Prevention Section to obtain 20 tablet-style computers, 20 printers, software and associated wireless cellular service to facilitate real-time, on-site code compliance. Normally, Fire Prevention Specialists must manually complete

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Court revives death-row inmate’s complaint that prison read his mail

By JULIANNE DEFILIPPISCronkite News Service WASHINGTON – A federal appeals court Monday ordered a new hearing for an Arizona death-row inmate who said prison officials violated his constitutional right to counsel by reading a letter he sent to his attorney.

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Phoenix, Tucson among highest 25 metro areas for pedestrian death rate

By MIRANDA RIVERSCronkite News Service  WASHINGTON – Phoenix and Tucson ranked among the top 25 metro areas in the nation for pedestrian death rates from 2008 to 2012, according to a study released Wednesday. The Governing magazine study said the

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ASU's Connection to the new Ebola Vaccine

Charlie Arntzen has worked tirelessly on new platforms to deliver vaccines. He has focused on plant-based vaccine delivery systems, testing a wide range of plants as possible “manufacturing platforms” for vaccines for the developing world. Now Arntzen, an ASU Regents’

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Rising Back-to-School Costs Give Families a Lesson in Economics

By JULIANNE LOGAN Cronkite News WASHINGTON – Chandler mom Lindsay Barnes already knows what the National Retail Federation is reporting in a recent study – it costs a lot to send kids back to school. The federation said this month that families

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State’s same-sex couples could get family leave, but impact uncertain

By MIRANDA RIVERS Cronkite News WASHINGTON – Couples who were legally married in a state that recognizes same-sex unions might be given Family and Medical Leave Act benefits if they work in Arizona – even though the state does not recognize their

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Opening Lands to Renewable Energy Could Make State a “Solar Capital”

By MATTHEW SEEMAN Cronkite News WASHINGTON – Arizona could become the “solar capital of the world” if public lands can be made more readily available for renewable energy development, an Arizona official told a House subcommittee Tuesday. Eric Fitzer was one of

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Agreement on VA bill includes $20 million for Phoenix outpatient clinic

By AUBREE ABRIL  Cronkite News WASHINGTON – A tentative agreement between House and Senate negotiators on a multibillion-dollar plan to help the ailing Department of Veterans Affairs includes $20.7 million for a community-based outpatient clinic in Phoenix. The clinic was one

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Telemundo Arizona Expands Local News to Better Serve the Spanish-Speaking Community in Phoenix and Tucson

Phoenix, AZ  – Telemundo Arizona today announced it is launching two hours of local weekend news to better serve the Hispanic audience in the Phoenix and Tucson markets. Starting this weekend, the station will air a half-hour of local news

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