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Jump in fatal train accidents during 2013 prompts nat'l safety campaign

A nationwide spike in fatal train accidents involving trespassers and motorists in 2013 has prompted a national safety campaign urging people to think trains when they see tracks.... Read more»0

Lawmaker: Designate highways to honor Native American vets

Rep. Jamescita Peshlakai, an Army veteran, says honoring Native American veterans by renaming stretches of U.S. 89, U.S. 160, State Route 264 and Interstate 40 also would help build connections between tribes and the rest of Arizona. ... Read more»0

Senator wants Az to spend $30 million on virtual border fence

As a 25-foot tower set up in the state Senate parking lot scanned those walking by Tuesday, a lawmaker said Arizona should invest in such a system to help the Border Patrol.... Read more»0

Sinema won’t run in CD7 contest to replace retiring Pastor

Democratic U.S. Rep. Kyrsten Sinema said Thursday she won’t switch districts to run for the congressional seat held by retiring U.S. Rep. Ed Pastor.... Read more»0

Rattlesnakes buzzing in backyards after mild winter

Arizonans can expect to see an earlier start to rattlesnakes season after a mild winter. Keeping safe is as easy as staying on trails and being careful while doing yard work. ... Read more»0

As Brewer considers SB 1062, groups make their case at Capitol

Michael Salman’s opinion may not have been the most popular among those gathered Tuesday outside the State Capitol, but it was one he wanted heard. To him, SB 1062, which Democrats, business leaders, civil rights groups and the state’s Republican U.S. senators say deserves a veto, is needed to protect religious freedom in Arizona.... Read more»0

With Super Bowl a year off, planning underway for visitors, safety

With this city’s Super Bowl less than a year away, officials are organizing to make sure the many attendees not only have a safe and enjoyable time but leave planning their next trip here.... Read more»0

FBI offers reward to curb laser strikes on aircraft in Az

While piloting a police helicopter 500 feet above Tucson, Chris Potter was struck with a brilliant green laser through the right window, temporarily blinding his right eye. “Had the laser also contacted my left eye and created the same incident in my left eye, there would not have been a pilot able to pilot that aircraft back to the hangar,” he said.... Read more»0

ADOT: Those who alter special license plates face big fines

Buying special license plates doesn’t give drivers the right to customize or modify them, yet officials say many still do. Now the Arizona Department of Transportation is spreading the word that those who alter plates are risking fines of at least $300.... Read more»0