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McCain, Udall honored for legacies of supporting Grand Canyon

A plaque dedicated to two Arizona icons who have championed the Grand Canyon – Sen. John McCain and the late Rep. Morris Udall – was unveiled in an emotional ceremony last week on the South Rim.... Read more»0

Dust storm detector will alert drivers to freeway hazards

State safety and transportation officials are developing a detection system to warn motorists if dangerous dust storms are in the area.... Read more»0

Phoenix freeways getting a better sensor of traffic congestion ahead

The Arizona Department of Transportation is installing pavement sensors that will allow the transportation agency to more accurately track traffic flow on Phoenix-area freeways. ... Read more»0

Kicks on Route 66 may slow down if preservation money runs out

Nearly 32 years after Route 66 lost its designation as an official highway, one of the most storied routes in America could face another road block. The program created to preserve the road and landmarks along it is set to expire in two years.... Read more»0

Highway fatalities in Arizona, nation continued three-year climb in 2016

Highway fatalities in Arizona rose from just over two per day in 2014 to an average of more than 2.6 per day last year, the highest level in nine years, according to the most recent estimates.... Read more»0

Driverless Ubers back on Az roads, along with public’s qualms

Self-driving Uber test vehicles are back on the road in the Phoenix metro area, but not before the crash that temporarily sidelined the cars put the question of autonomous vehicles’ safety in the headlights.... Read more»0

Just like death and taxes, tax scammers are a sure thing, IRS warns

The tax filing deadline is just three weeks away, which means tax scams are in full swing, the Internal Revenue Service warns.... Read more»0