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  • State: Nearly 1 in 5 use food stamps in Arizona

    December 10, 2012 6:32 AM

    PHOENIX (AP) - Nearly one in five Arizonans now rely on food stamps, according to state officials. The Arizona Republic reports that food-stamp enrollment has doubled in Arizona in four years, to more than 1.1 million people. The state Department of Economic Security, which administers the federal program, says about... more »
  • 5 Killed In Severe Storms

    April 15, 2011 8:03 AM

    TUSHKA, Okla. (AP) - A powerful storm system produced a tornado that killed two people in southeastern Oklahoma and three more in Arkansas before moving into the Deep South early Friday. The system produced a large tornado that cut through the tiny southeastern Oklahoma town of Tushka late Thursday, killing... more »
  • Arizona Legislature OKs Presidential 'Birther' Bill

    April 15, 2011 6:48 AM

    PHOENIX (AP) - The Arizona Legislature gave final approval to a proposal that would require President Barack Obama and other presidential candidates to prove they are U.S. citizens before their names can appear on the state's ballot. Arizona would become the first state to require such proof if Gov. Jan... more »
  • Tucson Girl's Corneas Save The Vision of Two Children

    January 17, 2011 6:46 PM

    TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - The father of the young girl killed in the Tucson mass shooting says his daughter's corneas have saved the vision of two children. John Green said Monday that the Donor Network of Arizona told him and his wife that two children can see now because of... more »
  • LA Congressional Delegation Reacts to AZ Rampage

    January 10, 2011 11:49 PM

    The attempted assassination of U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords has raised security concerns among lawmakers across the country. The Arizona Democrat was shot in the head over the weekend while meeting with constituents outside of a supermarket in Tucson. The public event was very similar to events attended everyday by politicians... more »
  • Arizona Rep. Giffords Shot, Several Wounded

    January 8, 2011 3:43 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says "some" have died in the shooting spree in Tucson, Ariz., where Democratic Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was "gravely wounded." U.S. Capitol Police say a shooter is in custody. Obama calls the shooting "an unspeakable tragedy" and that such "a senseless and terrible act of... more »
  • Bomb squad probes package found at Arizona nuke plant

    October 13, 2010 11:01 AM

    WINTERSBURG, Ariz. (AP) - Authorities are investigating a suspicious package found at a nuclear power plant west of Phoenix. Maricopa County Sheriff's spokesman Brian Lee says security officers at the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station called them at about 5 a.m. Wednesday after they found the suspicious package. A second... more »
  • Immigration Law: LA State Senator Supports Arizona

    August 25, 2010 7:44 PM

    Louisiana State Senator, Troy Hebert, from St. Martin Parish, wants to file a friend of the court brief. That's paperwork intended to send a message to Washington D.C. saying Louisiana supports Arizona's immigration laws. "Since the hurricanes, we've had a lot of illegals coming into the state," Herbert tells... more »
  • Judge Blocks Arizona's Immigration Law

    July 28, 2010 1:24 PM

    PHOENIX (AP) - A federal judge on Wednesday blocked the most controversial parts of Arizona's immigration law from taking effect, delivering a last-minute victory to opponents of the crackdown. The overall law will still take effect Thursday, but without the provisions that angered opponents... more »
  • Rapper Lil Wayne Enters Plea Deal in Arizona Case

    June 21, 2010 8:24 PM

    YUMA, Ariz. (AP) - Rapper Lil Wayne could avoid jail time in Arizona on drug and weapon charges after entering a plea agreement with Yuma County prosecutors. During a change of plea hearing Friday in which he appeared via video from a New York jail, the 27-year-old Grammy winner pleaded... more »
  • Arizona Cardinals QB Kurt Warner Announces Retirement

    January 29, 2010 3:29 PM

    TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - Kurt Warner has called an end to one of the great storybook careers in NFL history. The 38-year-old quarterback announced his retirement from the game on Friday after a dozen years in a league that at first rejected him, then revered him as he came from... more »
  • NutraCea restructure includes La. facility

    November 12, 2009 6:50 AM

    MERMENTAU, La. (AP) California-based NutraCea says its rice bran stabilization facility in Mermentau is among assets that would secure new financing the company is seeking as part of a voluntary Chapter 11 bankruptcy it has filed in Arizona. The facility is at the Louisiana Rice Mill in Mermentau. ... more »

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