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Bill heads to Gov. Ducey to restrict video recording of police

PHOENIX — A proposed law awaiting the signature of Governor Ducey would place limits on citizens who want to video record police in public. The bill passed by Arizona’s Republican-led legislature bans people from recording police officers within 8 feet, unless the officer gives permission. Violators would face...
ARIZONA STATE

Win a 4-pack of tickets to Scottsdale's 4th of July celebration

1. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR TO WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR ODDS OF WINNING. SUBJECT TO APPLICABLE FEDERAL, STATE, LOCAL AND MUNICIPAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. 2. Eligibility. Subject to the additional restrictions below, the “The Scosttdale 4th Of July Celebration Sweepstakes” is open...
SCOTTSDALE, AZ

Long-time firefighter veteran named new Gilbert Fire Chief

GILBERT, Ariz. — A long-time veteran of the Gilbert Fire & Rescue Department (GFRD), Rob Duggan has been named as the town's next Fire Chief. Chief Duggan has served with the GFRD for 23 years and holds over 30 years of public safety experience. Town Manager Patrick Banger praised...
GILBERT, AZ

Arizona students travel to DC for civics education camp. Here's what's on the curriculum

ARIZONA, USA — High school students from Arizona were in Washington D.C. last week on a four-day trip meant to spark their curiosity and promote American civics. The trip was sponsored by the Arizona Cardinals, State Farm and the governor’s office. The 241 students will participate in the Close Up Foundation curriculum, which provides trips to museums, historical sites and Congress.
ARIZONA STATE

Fire restrictions now lifted in 2 northern Arizona forests

PHOENIX — Fire restrictions have been lifted in the Coconino National Forest, Kaibab National Forest and other public land in Coconino County. As of noon Tuesday, Kaibab lifted all fire restrictions including the area closure on Bill Williams Mountain. Forest officials say enough rain has fallen across the forest...

Ducey OKs $18B budget upping school, infrastructure spending

ARIZONA, USA — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on Tuesday signed into law his eighth and final state budget, an $18 billion spending plan that uses a record surplus to invest in education and infrastructure while lowering state debt and preparing for an economic downturn. The massive spending plan marks...
ARIZONA STATE

Need a new pet? 200 desert tortoises up for adoption from Arizona Game & Fish

ARIZONA, USA — If you're looking for a new family member, Arizona Game and Fish Department has 200 Sonoran desert tortoises looking for forever homes. "Due primarily to illegal breeding, AZGFD has 200 tortoises of various ages and sizes available for adoption. Captive tortoises grow up to about 14 inches long and can live 80-100 years. They cannot be released back into the wild because they could spread diseases that harm wild populations," according to AZGFD.
PHOENIX, AZ

Arizona Snowbowl re-opens Wednesday for Summer 2022 season

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — The Arizona Snowbowl is set to re-open Wednesday for a summer season of gondola rides, hiking and other family activities. After closing on June 13 due to the Pipeline Fire and evacuations issued by local emergency services the park is ready to re-open this week at 10 a.m.
ARIZONA STATE

City of Flagstaff lifts fire restrictions after monsoon rains

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — The City of Flagstaff announced on Tuesday that it is lifting fire restrictions, and returning to Stage 0. Those changes take effect at noon on Jun. 28. Stage 0 fire restrictions mean that smoking and using e-cigarettes are banned in all public places within the City of Flagstaff including City Parks, Open Spaces, and the Urban Trail System.
FLAGSTAFF, AZ

Valley family with special needs is given gift of a lifetime for their daughter

GILBERT, Ariz. — Every June, communities across the globe come together to raise awareness for a rare developmental disorder, by displaying the color lime green. CDKL5 is a pediatric epileptic and developmental disorder. Dr. Scott Demarest, a neurology pediatric specialist from Children’s Hospital Colorado, said it affects about one in every 40,000 to one in 60,000 live births. It’s caused by changes in the CDKL5 gene and many patients are diagnosed within the first year of life.
GILBERT, AZ