Anti-Walmart Activists Deliver "Tax Bill" to Walmart Chairman's Home in Paradise Valley

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In an anti-Walmart stunt, activists delivered a $7.8 billion "tax bill" to the Paradise Valley home of Walmart chairman Rob Walton.

It's the latest in a long line of demonstrations organized by the United Food and Commercial Workers or related union-supported groups, which have been campaigning on a claim that Walmart pays its workers so little that they depend on government safety-net programs, while the company turns huge profits.

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More Arizona Parents Not Having Their Children Vaccinated

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The number of Arizona parents choosing to not have their children vaccinated is increasing.

Back in 2003, only 1.6 percent of kindergartners weren't vaccinated due to a personal-belief or religious exemption. As of last school year, a decade later, that rate more than doubled, to 3.9 percent.

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Glendale and Tempe Named Two of the Most-Dangerous Suburbs in America

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Tony the Marine
Downtown Glendale, at 58th and Glendale avenues.

Of the 10 most-dangerous suburbs in America, two of them are suburbs of Phoenix.

That's according to the real estate website Movoto, which ranked Glendale as the seventh-most dangerous, and Tempe the eighth-most, based on FBI crime data.

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Woman Who Threw a Shoe at Hillary Clinton Is From Phoenix

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Roger H. Goun

The woman who chucked a shoe at Hillary Clinton during a speech in Las Vegas has been identified as a Phoenix resident.

Police say 36-year-old Alison Michelle Ernst was the one who threw the shoe at Clinton, although Clinton was able to dodge it.

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Phoenix Animal Hospital Reports More Cases of Pets High on Marijuana

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Robert Hensley

More people have been bringing their pets to Phoenix-area animal hospitals to treat marijuana ingestion, according to a local chain of animal clinics.

According to the Emergency Animal Clinic -- which owns five hospitals across Phoenix, the East Valley, and West Valley -- there's been a pretty sharp increase in such cases over the past few years.

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Legislature Passes Bill to Allow Warrantless Searches of Abortion Clinics

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Matthew Hendley

The Arizona Legislature has passed a bill that would allow the state health department to search abortion clinics without an administrative warrant.

The legislation, House Bill 2284, passed the House in March and got approval from the Senate yesterday by a 17-13 vote.

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Case of Measles Confirmed in Maricopa County

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How to not get measles.

A person who flew into Phoenix last week brought measles with them.

Maricopa County's health department issued a warning saying people were probably exposed to the highly contagious disease.

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Arizona's "Tax Freedom Day" Is Tomorrow

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Nick Ares

Tomorrow is Arizona's Tax Freedom Day, one of the most depressing ways to look at how much money you're forking over to the government every year.

Tax Freedom Day, developed by the Tax Foundation think tank, illustrates how long it takes Americans to earn enough money to pay a year's worth of taxes. Adding in specific state and local taxes, it also calculates each state's Tax Freedom Day.

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United We Stand: Asylum Seekers Test America's Broken Immigration System

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Alex Rodriguez
US and Border Patrol flags fly over a border crossing.
They're called the Dream 9 -- young men and women who were brought into the country when they were children but who returned to Mexico, their birthplace, and then attempted to re-enter the United States last summer.

They didn't cross under the cover of darkness. They didn't hike for days through the treacherous desert terrain along the Arizona-Mexico border. They didn't hire a coyote to smuggle them across the border under the floorboards of a windowless van.

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Sky Harbor Airport Shuttle Drivers Go on Strike

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Some bus drivers and curbside "ambassadors" at Phoenix Sky Harbor airport have gone on strike.

The workers are employed by a transportation company called Veolia, which is under contract with the city for the airport service. Amalgamated Transit Union officials say the contract dispute revolves around about 10 issues, including health care plan costs.

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