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Arizona races to modernize shipping routes from Mexico

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 18:38:00 -0400

The U.S. and Mexico both want to alleviate long lines and slow inspections at ports of entry.


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More tall buildings, bowling alley planned for downtown Scottsdale

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 00:58:51 -0400

Three new housing and nightlife developments are being planned for downtown Scottsdale, but two of them exceed the city's height limit.


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Scottsdale standoff ends after police find woman with gunshot wound

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 20:55:14 -0400

The woman was taken to a hospital with injuries from a self-inflicted gunshot, officials said.


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Unusual partners Goldwater Institute and ACLU call out city court fees

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 20:15:00 -0400

Seemingly petty crimes have led to jail time in cities and towns throughout Arizona. The Goldwater Institute and ACLU want changes in the system.


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Body pulled from Lake Pleasant may be missing Phoenix woman

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 16:56:50 -0400

Officials believe a body pulled from Lake Pleasant on Thursday is that of 21-year-old Taylorlyn Nelson, who was reported missing March 14 in Phoenix.


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Images show man wanted in assault of Tempe Motel 6 employee

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 14:09:23 -0400

Police on Friday released surveillance images taken of a man that they say assaulted and seriously injured a Motel 6 employee on July 10.


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Google Street View now lets you tour the International Space Station

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 12:15:48 -0400

Google Street View isn't only the king of mapping your neighborhood. Now, Street View is taking on the ISS, zero gravity and all.


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Wrong-way driver killed in Scottsdale Loop 101 crash identified

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 18:56:25 -0400

The wrong-way vehicle was traveling north in the southbound lanes of Loop 101 when it collided with another vehicle near Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard.


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Phoenix police: Fleeing driver shot at by officer had arrest warrant

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 11:51:20 -0400

A Phoenix police officer shot at a driver who hit a patrol vehicle while trying to drive away from officers responding to a suspicious vehicle call.


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Construction company builds second chances for former inmates

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 09:00:07 -0400

Former inmates can get a fresh start through a jobs program with Avondale-based Austin Electric. The effort fills labor shortages and changes lives.


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Avondale mom found guilty except insane in twins' 2015 drowning deaths

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 20:57:51 -0400

Officials said Mireya Alejandra Lopez was also found guilty of the attempted murder of her stepbrother, who they say she was attempting to drown in the bathtub before being stopped by her mother.


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Officers shoot armed 70-year-old man in Chino Valley

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 01:01:51 -0400

Law-enforcement officials were searching for the man for possible involvement in a domestic-violence incident.


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Maricopa County NAACP leader files protection order against another executive officer

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 23:33:04 -0400

NAACP Maricopa County Chapter President Ann Hart claimed state President Charles Fanniel left bruises on her upper arm after forcefully grabbing her.


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Legal deal pulls money to teach tribal kids native language

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 21:20:23 -0400

Arizona children in a tiny American Indian tribe have lost a major way of learning to speak their native language.


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Governor who? Where Doug Ducey's popularity ranks among nation's governors

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 20:03:25 -0400

Gov. Doug Ducey ranks 36th in a compilation of the nation's most-popular governors.


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Remains of 10th Payson flash-flood victim believed to be found

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 23:58:05 -0400

A helicopter flight to prepare for future searches and a chance decision to fly lower and slower yielded results.


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Ex-pro baseball player only has good reviews for Arizona restaurants

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 14:18:37 -0400

Former Cincinnati Reds player Chris Gruler, and friends, started ScottsdaleRestaurants.com to show the best of what Arizona restaurants have to offer.


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Phoenix weekend traffic: Closures, delays and detours

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 11:11:29 -0400

Here are the traffic delays along Interstate 17, Interstate 10, Loop 202 and Loop 303 you should know about for the weekend starting July 14.


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Controversial over-the-counter hearing aids could be coming soon

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 10:00:02 -0400

The state’s most prominent hearing-care advocacy group believes the change could hurt people with hearing loss more than it would help them.


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Mayer's flash-flood victims remain wary, especially after Goodwin Fire

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 01:08:32 -0400

Could future storm clouds wreak even more havoc on the community of Mayer, already reeling from the effects of the Goodwin Fire?


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Bicyclist hit by vehicle in Phoenix, suffers life-threatening injuries

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 17:33:45 -0400

A bicyclist had life-threatening injuries after being hit by a vehicle in south Phoenix, forcing a closure of a half-mile stretch of Southern Avenue.


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It happened 48 years ago: A look back at the Apollo 11 moon landing

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 22:15:01 -0400

Footage of the Apollo 11 moon landing inspired children's interest in science, including ASU professor Mark Robinson, who oversees a NASA spacecraft.


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Mesa Councilman Ryan Winkle pleads guilty in DUI case, gets jail time

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 21:35:27 -0400

Mesa Councilman Ryan Winkle pleads guilty on July 20 to one count of extreme DUI.


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Mulch fire ignites at Chandler landscaping facility

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 01:55:28 -0400

The fire was burning on the southeast corner of Arizona Avenue and Willis Road.


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Angry Navajo president approves tribal housing plan with caveat: Build more homes

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 22:08:30 -0400

Navajo President Russell Begaye signed an $80 million tribal housing plan under deadline pressure, but says he'll insist more houses get built.


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Insys-paid doctor can't practice amid questions about opioid prescriptions

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 23:39:30 -0400

A board halts the medical practice of Dr. Steve Fanto, who took payments from a Chandler drug company probed for its marketing of a powerful opioid.


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Officials: Man conspired to kill co-defendant in 2016 Camp Verde murder

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 01:25:17 -0400

Officials said 28-year-old Levi Jones conspired to kill 45-year-old Cher Loken while he was in custody at the Camp Verde Detention Center.


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Residents of Ahwatukee Foothills, Arcadia and Biltmore: Whom do you want on the City Council?

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 09:00:04 -0400

Phoenix City Council candidates Sal DiCiccio and Kevin Patterson answer questions about what they would like to see for the future of Phoenix.


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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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