So you can stay ahead of the news, here's a quick look at some of the stories ABC15 will be keeping an eye on Wednesday, November 14.
PRESIDENTIAL NEWS CONFERENCE
President Obama will hold a news conference, primarily addressing the "fiscal cliff" discussions with Congress, but presumably also taking press questions on the CIA director investigation. 1:30 p.m. EST (tentative), White House, Washington, D.C.
NUCLEAR SIREN TEST
Nearly 50 outdoor warning sirens in the far West Valley will be tested for the unlikely event of an emergency at the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station. The sirens will sound at 12 p.m. and 12:30 p.m. for a full three minutes to check they are functioning properly.
ASU SMOKING BAN PROTEST
Students for Liberty will hand out free cigarettes to protest the university campus smoking ban that will take effect next year. 9:30 a.m -2 p.m., Arizona State University, Tempe.
FLIGHT ATTENDANTS PICKET
US Airways flight attendants will hold informational pickets at four airports across the country, brining attention to their contract negotiations and the current strike vote period. 12 p.m., outside Terminal 4, Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Phoenix.
ADOT WINTER READINESS
The Arizona Department of Transportation will show off its snow plows and other cold weather gear as the agency prepares for Northern Arizona's winter conditions. 4 a.m.-10 a.m., ADOT Equipment Services, Phoenix.
TEACHER OF THE YEAR
The Arizona Education Foundation will name its Arizona Teacher of the Year. The winner gets a $15,000 cash award and the opportunity to meet the President of the United States, among other recognitions. 11:30 a.m., JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort & Spa, Scottsdale.
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