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Arizona Western College Holds a Future Leaders Town Hall Meeting


The Arizona Town Hall, in partnership with Maricopa Community Colleges and other organizations, held a Future Leaders Town Hall on Early Education at two Arizona Western College campuses recently. One was held at the college’s main campus while the other was held at the San Luis Learning Center. Student leaders from across Arizona gathered to discuss this important topic using ... Read More »

Wellton Mayoral Recall Underway


Now a follow up to a story we brought to you Thursday. A recall effort is underway in Wellton asking the Mayor to step down. Matthew Brooks is speaking out and heading a recall effort against Mayor James Deermer after the town decided to hire Russ Ellis as the new police chief instead of hiring Jeff Philpot. Brooks spoke with ... Read More »

High School Student Get’s Ice Cream Truck License After Decades Long Band


Ice cream trucks have been frozen out of Scottsdale for decades, but a 16 year old girl is the first to benefit from a recent thaw. On Thursday, Mayor W.J. "Jim" Lane gave Sydney Kirsch the city's first ice cream truck license since the vehicles were banned in the 1970s. The Phoenix high school student is the owner of Leo's ... Read More »

Author Addresses Child Abuse Issues


Any child can experience abuse or neglect – and one expert says if these issues are not addressed, their health and well-being later in life will suffer. Doctor Vincent Felitti is the author of a major study on adverse childhood experiences. He says sometimes, adults have to ask the tough questions to find out what is really going on in ... Read More »

Cocopah Speedway Racing This Weekend


Racing is scheduled for this weekend at Cocopah Speedway. Greg Burgess of Cocopah Speedway tells us more about the local racing held during the weekends.   For a more detailed look at the schedule, check out their online website at Read More »

Judge Orders Real Estate Investor To Be Monitored After Accusations


A Phoenix real estate investor accused of helping two clients purchase a home with money made from drug trafficking has been released. A judge ordered Tanya Maria Marchiol be released Thursday but forbade her from leaving Arizona. Marchiol will be allowed to work but must follow a curfew and stay under GPS monitoring. The judge also ruled she cannot make ... Read More »

Gosar Votes In Favor Of Water Resources


Congressman Paul Gosar voted in favor of the Water Resources Reform and Development Act which passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 271 to 147. WRRDA continues the necessary improvements to critical infrastructure, including repairing and strengthening aging canals, dams and ports. The United States Constitution expressly authorizes Congress to regulate commerce and promote trade and travel. The building and maintenance ... Read More »

Former Go-Daddy Executive Regrets Past DUI Conviction


A former Go-Daddy executive campaigning to be Arizona's next governor is calling a past drunk-driving conviction a mistake that she still regrets. Christine Jones was found guilty of driving under the influence in 2006.   The 45-year-old Jones says she learned a lesson from the DUI and has never had another incident since. According to court records, Jones was convicted ... Read More »

Second Death Row Execution In Two Weeks


Arizona has executed its second death-row inmate in two weeks. Robert Glen Jones Junior was given a lethal dose of pentobarbital Wednesday morning at the state prison in Florence. The 43-year-old Jones was convicted in the shooting deaths of six people during two armed robberies in Tucson weeks apart in 1996.   He and a co-defendant were accused of killing ... Read More »

Border Patrol Seizes $4 Million Worth Of Marijuana During Government Shutdown


Federal authorities say they seized nearly $4 million worth of marijuana in southern Arizona during the federal government shutdown.   Tucson Sector Border Patrol officials said Wednesday that agents working during the 16 day partial shutdown confiscated more than 7,000 pounds of marijuana, ten vehicles and illegal contraband. Among the incidents were two separate marijuana seizures of 1800 pounds each. Read More »

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