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Summer jobs for teens are vanishing

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 20:21:40 -0400

As summer 2017 begins, America's teenagers are far less likely to be acquiring the kinds of experiences many of previous generations found so useful. Once a teenage rite of passage, the summer job is vanishing.


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Police shoot, kill man who fired rifle at police helicopter and officers

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 21:33:46 -0400

Police said the 47-year-old Cave Creek man opened fire with a rifle at a police helicopter, then on officers on the ground.


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Arizona's heat is getting worse — and it's killing people

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 23:49:25 -0400

Global warming and Phoenix's sun-soaked urban core make blistering heat waves like this week's increasingly dangerous to all.


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Man identified in fatal west Phoenix car crash

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 13:35:09 -0400

A man was killed and another was left in critical condition after the crash.


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Emergency declared in response to Arizona wildfires

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 23:06:59 -0400

Gov. Doug Ducey declared a state of emergency in response to the growing number of wildfires in Arizona.


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Scottsdale schools superintendent under fire after contentious changes

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 14:45:32 -0400

Scottsdale Unified School Distict Superintendent Denise Birdwell's is under fire after making changes at Coronado High School and around the district.


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3 men beat another man in armed robbery attempt in Phoenix

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 23:18:57 -0400

A video released by Silent Witness and the Phoenix Police Department shows three men attacking another man in an attempted armed robbery.


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Patient missing from Peoria memory care facility dies of heat exposure

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 20:38:27 -0400

A 79-year-old woman died of heat exposure in Sun City after she was reported missing by staff at a Peoria memory-care facility.


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5 ways to fight crime while walking your dog

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 09:00:04 -0400

A new community awareness program in Chandler, Arizona, called the Dog Walking Watch encourages owners to be more vigilant while out with their pets.


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Pedestrian dead after hit-and-run in Glendale

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 14:57:58 -0400

A man who was crossing Bethany Home Road in Glendale was killed in a hit-and-run accident, police said.


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Documenting Hate: Fill out this form if you have been the victim of a hate crime or bias incident

Thu, 8 Jun 2017 14:40:37 -0400

We want to get a handle on hate crimes and bias incidents in Arizona and the nation. Fill out this form if you have been the victim of a hate crime or bias incident.


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Phoenix weather: Not much relief at night

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 17:50:34 -0400

Phoenix saw three days of record high temperatures this week. Records were set for low and average temperatures too.


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Watch Flagstaff police robot lift latches, enter home, help end standoff

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 23:27:15 -0400

Officials said they sent the robot into a house where Allen Lynch Jr. had been barricading himself for more than seven hours.


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Parental rights not guaranteed when marriage of same-sex couples ends in divorce, Arizona court rules

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 13:54:46 -0400

The court concluded that even though Liza Oakley was listed as a father on the child's birth certificate, she does not have parental rights because she did not legally adopt the child.


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In-N-Out Burger, 5 other restaurants look to open in Surprise

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 12:00:04 -0400

In-N-Out Burger is seeking permit approval in Surprise — a restaurant residents have spent years clamoring for.


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Arizona wildfires: State declares emergency in response to wildfires

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 22:52:51 -0400

Find the latest news about wildfires across Arizona, including road closures, evacuation orders, fire weather alerts and what to watch for day by day.


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Heat wave causes water shortage in Cordes Lakes; delivery shut nightly

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 01:44:53 -0400

Residents in Cordes Lakes have to conserve water in response to the water shortage during the middle of a heat wave.


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3 Arizona men arrested, accused of seeking underage prostitutes

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 16:07:05 -0400

Three Arizona men were arrested on suspicion of seeking child prostitutes as part of an ongoing operation targeting human trafficking.


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80-year-old man drowns in Phoenix pond

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:59:20 -0400

An 80-year-old man drowned in a pond in a backyard. The reason is not yet known.


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Phoenix protesters call on Sen. Jeff Flake to vote against American Health Care Act

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 21:00:54 -0400

A group of protesters marched into Sen. Jeff Flake's empty Phoenix office and told his staff to call Flake and tell him to vote against the AHCA.


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3 horses rescued from abusive home to be auctioned in Buckeye

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 17:22:34 -0400

Three horses seized from an abusive owner in Yuma will be auctioned at the Arizona Livestock Auction in Buckeye.


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Police: Phoenix woman accused of prostitution left toddler home alone

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 14:03:20 -0400

A woman who was arrested on suspicion of prostitution also was accused of child abuse after she left her 18-month-old daughter alone at home.


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Westbound Interstate 10 lanes in Phoenix reopened early

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 16:39:31 -0400

All westbound lanes were closed for most of the weekend as part of a construction project.


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Shooting in Guadalupe sends one to hospital

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 13:46:17 -0400

A man in Guadalupe was sent to the hospital with life-threatening gunshot wounds


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Ramadan in Phoenix

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 09:11:57 -0400

With only one day left in Ramadan, Muslims in the Valley talk about fasting in Arizona's extreme heat.


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Police: Body found in Tempe Town Lake

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 00:29:09 -0400

A dead body was found in Tempe Town lake after 7 p.m. on Saturday.


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3 men attempt to rob a man at gunpoint in Phoenix

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 23:16:56 -0400

Phoenix police and Silent Witness released a video showing three men trying to rob another man at gunpoint.


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Wild Salt River horses encounter tubers

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 22:49:49 -0400

Some Salt River tubers had an up-close encounter with a herd of wild Salt River horses while enjoying the river. Johanna Huckeba/azcentral.com


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Can't afford the rent, can't afford to move: The new housing crisis

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 09:16:02 -0400

A decade after the Great Recession, Arizonan Katrina Taylor has hard choices and little help.


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12 years after Yuma's La Mesa Street killings, a jury will decide if there is enough evidence to convict the man accused

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 04:24:28 -0400

The man now on trial for killing a six people in 2005 looks nothing like witnesses' initial description of the killer. But some crucial physical evidence — and the absence of an alibi — may weigh against Preston Strong.


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Running wild: A USA TODAY Network investigation

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 04:01:07 -0400

Tens of thousands of mustangs still roam the American West. As their numbers grow, and homes for them dwindle, the real burden is not on the horses, but on the people.


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Landen Lavarnia shooting: What we know, what we don't

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:17:40 -0400

The fatal shooting of a 9-year-old boy in Phoenix, which resulted in murder charges against his parents, leaves multiple questions.


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The myth of parole in Arizona

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 15:44:36 -0400

In 1995, Danny Valdez got caught up in a drug deal where a man died. Valdez was charged with murder. He took a plea agreement to avoid the death penalty.


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A hidden tribe, a disastrous school and finally, a cry for help

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 00:06:00 -0400

In a remote corner of the Grand Canyon, Havasupai parents are suing the federal government for failing to educate their children.


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Is uranium mining near the Grand Canyon safe? The answer may be in the water

Wed, 8 Mar 2017 13:35:23 -0500

Beneath the Colorado Plateau, valuable uranium is laced amid ancient rock, waiting to be mined. Alongside it seeps the water that feeds the Colorado River and the cities of the Southwest. Life and death, environmentalists warn, are connected underground.


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Feds scrutinize Navajo housing agency; new records suggest remodeling costs $1M per unit

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 18:41:01 -0400

After a 2016 Republic investigation, Navajo Housing Authority comes under HUD scrutiny as new questions arise on costs to fix, build reservation homes.


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