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3 hrs ago | ABC15.com

Do you need flood insurance? Expert says yes

Flood insurance could have saved a lot of trouble and money for a lot of Valley residents this summer, but who would have known how important it would be here in the desert? Nicole Farr from The Arizona Insurance Council stopped by ABC15 to talk about why some residents need flood insurance, despite our chances for more record rainfall being pretty low. Farr says it's important to have flood insurance, like any other insurance plan you would buy.

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Related Topix: Arizona Government, Weather

7 hrs ago | Examiner.com

GOP gubernatorial candidate's 'fairy tale math' is a mythic run-in with reality

Arizona gubernatorial candidate Doug Ducey is just another Republican candidate who is so far flung in his thinking that he believes he can imaginatively reinvent the political, social and especially financial realities out West. His insistence that the state can somehow get out from under the thumb of the federal government is a sign that he's another right-wing ideologue like Colorado GOP gubernatorial candidate Bob Beauprez, who wants his state to take over national parks.

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Related Topix: Arizona Government, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics, Bob Beauprez, Life, Dessert, Food, Ice Cream, Barry M. Goldwater Air Force Range, US Military, US Air Force

11 hrs ago | The Kingman Daily Miner

Fee on water sales possible

Speculation that groundwater drawn for agricultural use could be sold to outside interests will be addressed at Monday's regular meeting of the Mohave County Board of Supervisors. The last item on the regular agenda calls for discussion and possible action regarding an ordinance to impose an excise tax on the export of water from Mohave County.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science

16 hrs ago | The Arizona Republic

Next governor will aim to fix Arizona's image

Next governor will aim to fix Arizona's image Gov. Jan Brewer's would-be successors say the next chief executive must repair the state's reputation. Check out this story on azcentral.com: http://azc.cc/1s1uZwi The major-party candidates for governor, Republican Doug Ducey and Democrat Fred DuVal, square off for the first time, in a debate focused on the state's economy.

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Related Topix: Arizona Government, US Governors, Jan Brewer, Immigration Reform, Tax, US Politics, Barack Obama, US News, US Senate, Democrat

20 hrs ago | Phoenix New Times

Sean Noble, GOP Strategist, Calls on Russell Pearce to Resign for His ...

Influential GOP strategist Sean Noble of the consulting firm DC London , is calling on recalled, former state Senate President Russell Pearce to "resign or be removed" from his position as the Arizona GOP's First Vice Chair because of Pearce's remarks advocating the coerced sterilization of female Medicaid recipients. "There's nothing conservative about [fascism]," Noble stated via his Twitter account on Saturday.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

The Arizona Republic

Few Arizonans insure homes for flooding

Few Arizonans insure homes for flooding Most Arizonans still aren't likely to buy flood insurance, even after last week's deluge. Check out this story on azcentral.com: http://azc.cc/1tP8AyL Most Arizonans aren't likely to purchase flood insurance, even after last week's downpour.

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Related Topix: Hurricane, Natural Disasters, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance, Arizona Government

KTVK Phoenix

Fatal crash causing backup on Loop 202 westbound

A multiple-vehicle collision with one confirmed fatality is backing up traffic on Loop 202 westbound, according to the Arizona Department of Public Safety. DPS said the crash is blocking the right lane and exit lane at 24th Street.

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Related Topix: Arizona Government

ABC News

Arizona Candidate Gives GOP's Weekly Radio Address

Arizona congressional candidate Andy Tobin said Saturday that rural Arizona and parts of the country have been forgotten by Washington. Tobin made the remarks while delivering the Republican national radio address from Picacho Peak, a prominent landmark in Arizona's 1st Congressional District.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Ann Kirkpatrick, Arizona Government, Barack Obama

KTAR

2 Arizona counties tallied more ballots than voters in August primaries

Voter turnout during last month's primary races was a little too good in some counties, Arizona elections officials said Friday. Some precincts in northern Arizona tallied more ballots cast than there are registered voters, the Arizona Capitol Times reported .

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Related Topix: Apache County, AZ, Navajo County, AZ, Fort Defiance, AZ, Overgaard, AZ, Heber-Overgaard, AZ

KTVK Phoenix

Police trying to determine where found girl belongs

The girl is 2 to 3 years old. Apparently, her name is Alma, according to Sgt. Steve Martos with the Phoenix Police Dept.

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The Arizona Republic

Business openings around Phoenix

Arizonans in search of a bed for a good night's rest now have one more place to shop. Houston-based Mattress Firm Holding Corp., a fast-growing retailer, opened its largest store in Scottsdale this month and plans to open another store Sept.

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Related Topix: Phoenix, AZ, Scottsdale, AZ, Tempe, AZ, Peoria, AZ

KOLD-TV Tucson

Hells Angels member in Arizona gets prison term

County prosecutors say 50-year-old Bruce Schweigert Sr. was convicted in July of several criminal charges stemming from an August 2013 bar fight in Cottonwood. Jurors convicted Schweigert of threatening and intimidating as a criminal street gang member, assault, disorderly conduct and felony misconduct involving weapons.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

Las Vegas Review Journal

Man indicted in Bullhead City girl's death

Justin James Rector was indicted on first-degree murder and other charges Thursday in connection with the death of 8-year-old Isabella "Bela" Grogan-Cannella of Bullhead City, Arizona, on Sept. 3, 2014.

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Related Topix: Bullhead City, AZ, Mohave County, AZ, Kingman, AZ

KTAR

Arizona university students opening health clinic for homeless

Some of Arizona's university students will get a taste of real-world experience this weekend, all while helping those in need. The group of about 70 students from Arizona's three public universities -- Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University and University of Arizona -- are part of a group called the Student Health Outreach for Wellness initiative.

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Related Topix: Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University, University of Arizona, Central, AZ, Maricopa County, AZ

The Arizona Republic

Paradise Valley still wealthiest place in Arizona

Paradise Valley still wealthiest place in Arizona Paradise Valley id'd as most affluent town in Arizona. Check out this story on azcentral.com: http://azc.cc/1rZXniC The McCune Mansion in Paradise Valley.

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Related Topix: Paradise Valley, AZ, Phoenix, AZ, Carefree, AZ, Rio Verde, AZ

Verde Independent

Court orders Arizona to recognize California-based gay marriage

A federal judge this afternoon order the state to issue a death certificate for George Martinez that lists Fred McQuire as his legal spouse. Judge John Sedwick rejected arguments by attorneys for state that the "public interest' would be harmed by requiring Arizona to recognize the pair were legally married in July in California.

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Related Topix: Arizona Government, Gay/Lesbian, Personal Finance, Social Security

The Bugle

Arizona schools earn D on national report card

Arizona was one of 20 states, with the District of Columbia, to get a grade of D or worse for their students' academic achievement on a national report card. The national report card on schools measured math and reading scores for fourth- and eighth-grade students to get an academic achievement score.

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Related Topix: District of Columbia Government, Washington DC

Verde Independent

Attorney General takes Arizona's abortion fight to U.S. Supreme Court

Attorney General Tom Horne is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to rule that Arizona lawmakers can legally restrict the right of women to a medication abortion if they have "justification' to do so and other options remain. In legal papers filed Sept.

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Related Topix: Abortion, US News, US Supreme Court, Healthcare Law, Law, Medicine, Mifepristone (generic), Mifeprex, RU-486, Food and Drug Administration

Verde Independent

With voting exhibit, Capitol Museum aims to increase participation

Luke Bate, assistant director of the Arizona Capitol Museum, said a new exhibit on voting aims to help people understand that government isn't separate from the governed. * Open 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays, September through May. By Anastasia Reynolds Cronkite News PHOENIX - In 1912, the year Arizona became a state, voters would slide their ballots into a slot atop this locking metal voting box, a relic now under glass in the old State Capitol.

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Related Topix: Arizona Government

KTAR

Sens. Jeff Flake, Martin Heinrich survive reality TV show on deserted island

Two freshmen U.S. senators from opposite sides of the political aisle said Thursday they survived and even cooperated while spending a week marooned together on a remote island for a new reality show "Rival Survival." New Mexico Democrat Martin Heinrich and Arizona Republican Jeff Flake said they hope their adventure, scheduled to air Oct. 29 on Discovery, inspires their colleagues in Washington to work together.

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Related Topix: Jeff Flake, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Martin Heinrich, Democrat, US Senate, Senator Jeff Flake, Senator Martin Heinrich, Jeff Bingaman

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