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Az congressman pushes ban on abortions after 20 weeks

House leaders said they hope to have a vote as soon as next week on a bill by Rep. Trent Franks, R-Glendale, that would prohibit abortions in most cases after 20 weeks of pregnancy.... Read more»1

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Court rejects latest challenge to Tohono O’odham’s Glendale casino

A federal appeals court Tuesday rejected the latest in a long line of challenges to the Tohono O’odham casino that opened in Glendale in December.... Read more»

Police: Classmate gave gun to girls in Glendale high school murder-suicide

The handgun used in last week's apparent murder-suicide of two 15-year-old girls found shot dead at their suburban Phoenix high school was furnished by a fellow student at the request of one of the girls, police said on Tuesday. ... Read more»

Two girls fatally shot at Glendale high school in apparent murder-suicide

GLENDALE — Two 15-year-old girls who were believed to have been romantically involved were found shot dead on Friday at an Arizona high school in an apparent murder-suicide that initially triggered a security lockdown of the campus, police said.... Read more»

Soccer’s success in Arizona validated by int'l events, youth expansion

The announcement that the Copa America Centenario would bring international soccer matches to Phoenix next summer was cheered by local officials who believe the powerhouse tournament will foster the development of the sport in Arizona.... Read more»

Trent Franks leads GOP's latest legal attack on Obamacare

Rep. Trent Franks, R-Glendale, led 45 other House Republicans Wednesday who filed a legal brief in support of the latest challenge to Obamacare, which the lawmakers claim is unconstitutional.... Read more»

A very vegetarian Thanksgiving: Local businesses adjust to new customers

In addition to the president, millions of others will pardon turkeys from the imminent threat of Thanksgiving this year. The vegetarian market for Thanksgiving has grown in both popularity and profit – a trend that’s beginning to take off in the Valley.... Read more»

Court sides with Tohono O’odham - again - in Glendale casino fight

A federal appeals court Friday upheld a lower court’s ruling that prevented the city of Glendale from annexing land in an effort to block a planned Tohono O’odham casino there.... Read more»

A question of economic impact: What if Cardinals make Glendale’s Super Bowl?

Come February, thousands upon thousands of fans and their wallets will flock to the Valley for Super Bowl XLIX and activities surrounding it, buying hotel rooms, meals and more in the process. But what becomes of the estimated $600 million economic impact from all of those visitors if the Super Bowl becomes a home game for the Arizona Cardinals, whose fans don’t necessarily have to travel?... Read more»

Leaders from tribe, Glendale break ground on $400M casino resort

Leaders of the Tohono O’odham Nation and Glendale broke ground Thursday on a $400 million casino resort that has been the subject of lawsuits and legislation to block it.... Read more»

2.8 million Arizonans live within zones vulnerable to toxic leaks

More than 2.8 million Arizona residents — or 44 percent of the state’s population — live within areas that are most vulnerable to a catastrophic accidental release of gaseous, and sometimes explosive hazardous chemicals. The toxic agents, which the EPA deems extremely hazardous, are stored in more than 100 facilities and, when released, can cause temporary blindness, searing pain, suffocation, and even death.... Read more»

Cardinals president: Super Bowl’s impact will extend far beyond Glendale

While the 2015 Super Bowl will be played at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, the economic impact will be felt across the Valley, Arizona Cardinals President Michael Bidwill said Friday.... Read more»

Super Bowl committee, leaders unveil plans for downtown Phoenix

Super Bowl XLIX will be held next year in Glendale, but downtown Phoenix will play a big role as well. At a news conference Tuesday, the Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee announced that downtown will host an outdoor fan campus dubbed Super Bowl Central and the NFL’s headquarters and media center.... Read more»

House gives preliminary OK to helping cities with event costs

The Arizona House of Representatives gave preliminary approval Monday to a bill that would help defray the public safety costs cities incur hosting major events, such as Glendale, which is preparing for the 2015 Super Bowl.... Read more»

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»

Federal shutdown: Az military bases furlough at least 2,000

Arizona's military bases have furloughed at least 2,000 employees and curtailed services due to the partial shutdown of the federal government. However, officials say training and other essential operations will continue.... Read more»

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