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1 hr ago | KTAR

Survey: Arizona drivers 'semi-rude,' hated most by Californians

This is the story that YOU wanted to hear us talk about! It received 57 percent of the vote in our Radioactive poll! A new national survey ranks all of the states by how rude their drivers are, and Arizona falls in the not-so-rude half of the pack, although the state is far from perfect. The Insure.com survey of 2,000 licensed drivers put states -- and Washington, D.C. -- in four different categories according to respondents' answers: most rude, medium rude, semi-rude and least rude.

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Related Topix: Arizona Government, Gilbert, AZ, Mesa, AZ

6 hrs ago | The Miami Herald

Arizona gets ready for second Pacific storm blast

In a sign of just how unusual this summer's weather has become, Phoenix residents lined up Tuesday to fill sandbags in anticipation of potential flooding brought on by the remnants of a powerful Pacific storm. In a sign of just how unusual this summer's weather has become, Phoenix residents lined up Tuesday to fill sandbags in anticipation of potential flooding brought on by the remnants of a powerful Pacific storm.

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Related Topix: Hurricane, Natural Disasters, Tornado, Weather, University of Arizona, Hurricane Edouard

10 hrs ago | The Arizona Republic

Storms starting to form over Arizona

Storm activity increases across the state today. Flood watches are in effect. Temperatures will be in high 80s and 90s through the weekend.

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Related Topix: Weather, Hurricane Odile, Hurricane

10 hrs ago | The Arizona Republic

Tips, sandbags for flood-prone Valley residents

Forecasts early Tuesday afternoon called for the most significant rains associated with the remnants of Hurricane Odile to fall in southeastern Arizona, but Valley leaders were still warning residents to be prepared for periods of heavy rain in the coming days. Tips, sandbags for flood-prone Valley residents Forecasts early Tuesday afternoon called for the most significant rains associated with the remnants of Hurricane Odile to fall in southeastern Arizona, but Valley leaders were still warning residents to be prepared for periods of heavy rain in the coming days.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Flood, Hurricane Odile, Hurricane, Weather, Chandler, AZ

13 hrs ago | Fox News

Nevada Rolls Snake Eyes on Tesla

If any state should know about bad bets, it's the gambling mecca Nevada. But it rolled the dice and they came up snake eyes when it won the five-state bidding war Tesla Motors conducted for its new $5 billion battery factory.

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Related Topix: Nevada Government, Nevada, Tesla Motors, Startups, Texas Government, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona Government, New Mexico Government, California, California Government

17 hrs ago | News Max

Arizona GOP Leader Quits After Medicaid 'Sterilization' Uproar

Russell Pearce, vice chairman of the Arizona Republican Party, has stepped down after telling his radio show audience Sept. 6 that Medicaid recipients should be required to undergo mandatory birth control or sterilization, The New York Times reported.

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Related Topix: Arizona Government, Healthcare Law, Law

21 hrs ago | KTAR

New Phoenix play satirizes Arizona political figures

Arizona voters have some pretty serious choices to make at the ballot box in November, including deciding who will be the next Governor of the Arizona. In "Arizona Pastorela: Everybody Wants to be Governor," everyone from Doug Ducey and Fred DuVal to Sheriff Joe Arpaio and even Chewbacca the Wookie is running for Arizona governor.

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Related Topix: Phoenix, AZ, Maricopa County, AZ, US Governors, Jan Brewer, Theater, Arts

Mon Sep 15, 2014

Windsor Beacon

Ad watch: Giffords PAC hits Barber challenger on gun control

Americans for Responsible Solutions is a political action committee and gun-control organization founded by former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, Mark Kelly. Giffords, who used to hold the 2nd Congressional District seat that Republican candidate Martha McSally is seeking, was wounded by a gunman during a mass shooting at a constituent event in January 2011.

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Related Topix: Guns, US Politics, Representative Gabrielle Giffords, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Senator Joe Manchin, US Senate

ABC15.com

Quick tips to prepare for Arizona storms

Areal Flood Advisory issued September 15 at 3:48PM MST expiring September 15 at 6:45PM MST in effect for: Coconino, Gila, Yavapai Flash Flood Watch issued September 15 at 2:54PM MST expiring September 18 at 6:00PM MST in effect for: Apache, Coconino, Gila, Navajo, Yavapai Flash Flood Watch issued September 15 at 2:47PM MST expiring September 18 at 6:00PM MST in effect for: Gila, La Paz, Maricopa, Pinal PHOENIX - With the remnants of Odile pushing its way towards the desert looking to bring rain and potential flooding this week to Phoenix, here are a few tips to help you prepare and protect your home. Clean out roof drains.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Flood, Weather

KOLD-TV Tucson

Arizona grandmother working to create child abuser registry

PHOENIX - An Arizona grandmother adopted her four grandchildren after her violent son-in-law nearly killed the youngest when she was five months old. Now 2 years old, Aubre Salinas-Lama won't grow up the same as other kids.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Family, Kids

The Atlantic

Will the Supreme Court Let Arizona Fight Gerrymandering?

Constitutional disputes sometimes turn on technical legal terms: What is "due process of law," for example, or "double jeopardy"? But most of the Constitution isn't written in legalese, and some important cases are about the meaning of ordinary language. National Labor Relations Board v.

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Related Topix: US News, Arizona Government, Antonin Scalia, US Governors, Jan Brewer

KLFY-TV Lafayette

Happy red cup leads to happy new Miss America

13 2014, Miss America Parade, Atlantic City Boardwalk. . Miss Arizona Alexa Rogers uses an umbrella during the rain at New York Ave., Saturday, Sept.

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Related Topix: Hurricane Odile, Hurricane, Weather

Phoenix New Times

Mark Brnovich Condemns Sterilization Comments by Russell Pearce...

Republican candidate for Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich issued a statement on Sunday condemning remarks made by the Arizona GOP's first vice chair Russell Pearce, in which Pearce proposed the coerced sterilization of female Medicaid recipients. Calling the remarks "cruel" and "unrepresentative" of the Arizona Republican Party, Brnovich likened Pearce's comments to the "horrors of communism," noting that his mother fled communist Yugoslavia in the 1950s.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

KOLD-TV Tucson

Rainfall potential into this upcoming workweek

With Hurricane Norbert's rain behind us, we are now looking to a new Hurricane to bring major rain to Arizona. Which could start impacting some of us as early as Monday evening.

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Related Topix: Weather, Hurricane, Hurricane Norbert, Natural Disasters

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

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

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

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

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

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