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Phoenix-area small businesses optimistic despite minimum-wage hikes

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 09:04:18 -0400

The hike to a minimum $10 an hour from $8.05 previously, which voters approved in November, was implemented at the start of this year.


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Glendale faces a unique West Valley quandary

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 16:52:16 -0400

The city must grow smarter, as it doesn't have the open space of cities such as Buckeye or Surprise


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1 Phoenix-area restaurant on this week's list

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 10:03:17 -0400

Get details on restaurants cited by Maricopa County inspectors for four or more priority violations the week of April 10.A priority violation is a major violation that directly contributes to increasing the risk of food-borne illness or injury.


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Man held in attempted robbery outside Peoria school

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 19:17:13 -0400

Peoria police arrested a man on suspicion of attempting to rob a woman outside an elementary school Monday morning. 


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5 of the nation's top 10 high schools are Arizona charter schools

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 00:08:26 -0400

Five of the top 10 high schools in the country are in Arizona, according to U.S. News and World Report. And they're all branches of the same charter school.


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Where are the 'darkest' places in Arizona?

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 14:11:28 -0400

Only in Arizona: You haven't seen heavenly bodies until you've experienced remote parks and regions for stargazers


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12 Kentucky Derby watch parties around metro Phoenix on May 6

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 16:52:33 -0400

Pour the mint juleps and put on your fanciest hat, here are some derby parties in Scottsdale, Phoenix and Glendale.


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'Red flag' warning and wind advisory in effect for southern Arizona

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 16:31:12 -0400

A "red flag" warning and wind advisory in effect for much of southern Arizona until 8 p.m. Tuesday signals the increased potential for wildfires and could result in dusty conditions and low visibility for motorists.


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Phoenix flirts with 100, but no triple digits just yet

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 22:44:11 -0400

Phoenix flirted with 100 degree temperatures Sunday, but didn't break the triple-digit barrier, even as some outlying areas broke 100.


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Teen shot by police during fugitive takedown has died

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 16:14:14 -0400

The 17-year-old girl was riding in a car with a man who tried to flee by ramming police cars. Police shot him dead.


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Suspect shot by Mesa police in Glendale dies; one other person in critical condition

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 19:57:10 -0400

Mesa police officers who are part of a multiagency task force shot and killed a man considered to be a fugitive as they were attempting to arrest him Thursday night in Glendale, police said.


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

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 21:17:20 -0400

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


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Four injured, one seriously, in boat fire at Lake Pleasant

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 18:37:23 -0400

Tim Eiden with Peoria Fire Department said the man was flown to a hospital in critical condition. Another 30-year-old male suffered minor burns MCSO said. But Peoria police said he denied to be taken to a hospital.


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5 reasons this all-girl skateboarding group in Phoenix rocks

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 15:36:21 -0400

A new, all-girl skateboarding group teaches empowerment through challenge, community giving


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March for Science draws thousands in Phoenix

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 23:45:26 -0400

Saturday's Phoenix March for Science was not just about science and politics.


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Value of Associate of Arts degree not keeping pace

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 09:00:10 -0400

A recent study shows that jobs with high levels of education and training requirements are growing at the fastest rate.


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Bicyclist killed in crash with truck in southwest Phoenix

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 13:41:08 -0400

Phoenix police were investigating a crash that killed a bicyclist near 51st Avenue and Baseline Road early Friday.


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2 people shot in officer-involved shooting in Glendale

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 01:29:26 -0400

Members of a police task force shot two people as they attempted to arrest a fugitive Thursday night, Glendale police said.


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Lawmakers approve Arizona's first texting while driving ban

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 02:39:48 -0400

Arizona lawmakers on Thursday approved the state's first ban on texting while driving, limiting it to beginning drivers for six months.


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Faith Matters: Mormons help others locally and around the world

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 17:24:39 -0400

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has a long history of serving and helping people across the world.


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Ask a Doc: This could be why your heel is hurting

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 10:05:54 -0400

Plantar fasciitis is a foot condition that most commonly occurs in people between 40 and 60 years of age


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Why 'smart credit cards' aren't so smart

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 10:04:25 -0400

There are no viable "smart credit cards" that let you to consolidate all your credit and debit cards on a single device.


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Police report: Mountain Ridge wrestler said sexual attack was recorded, circulated at school

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 01:36:33 -0400

The student wrestler who accused two Mountain Ridge High School teammates of sexually assaulting him during an out-of-town tournament in December said video and photos had been taken of the attack and shared on social media,according to a police repo


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Sawmill Fire doubles overnight to 40K acres

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 19:16:44 -0400

On Tuesday, erratic winds blew up to 35 mph, hastening the fire's spread.


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Purchase tickets to 2017 azcentral.com Sports Awards

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 18:44:35 -0400

The azcentral.com Sports Awards honors the most elite athletes in Arizona High School Sports. This event is hosted by azcentral.com and will take place April 30, 2017 at ASU Gammage.


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Peoria, Surprise and Sun Cities get new representative in Arizona Legislature

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 18:02:38 -0400

Former Peoria Councilman Ben Toma is the newest state lawmaker, taking his seat in the closing days of the 53rd session.


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Glendale facing growth obstacles

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 16:49:16 -0400

Glendale faces a fairly unique issue in the West Valley — it's getting closer to running out of space. (Wochit)


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Phoenix-area courts provide alternate path for mentally ill

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 08:04:04 -0500

Mental-health courts are spreading throughout the Phoenix area and country as a way to simplify the judicial process for people with mental illnesses.


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Live or die on Phoenix-area freeways: It's your choice

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 19:28:27 -0500

Arizona ranks above the national average for fatal crashes on freeways, and many are caused by a poor human choice.


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Peoria Old Town redevelopment stirs hopes, fears

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 17:59:19 -0500

Peoria officials say a redevelopment project in the Old Town district is separate from a citywide code-enforcement push.


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Peoria Police Department, union clash over staffing, response times

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 12:20:40 -0400

The Peoria police union, Police Department and city are engaged in a public feud over turnover rates and response times.


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The birds next door: Glendale backyard-chicken proposal sparks heated debate

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 10:00:47 -0400

A plan to allow chickens in Glendale backyards has sparked a heated debate and left residents with ruffled feathers.


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Goldwater sues Peoria over subsidies to Huntington University

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 14:40:45 -0400

The Goldwater Institute filed a lawsuit against Peoria alleging the city gave illegal subsidies to a satellite university campus.


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Downtown Glendale: 10 don't-miss spots

Mon, 30 May 2016 10:50:54 -0400

Downtown Glendale has many fun places to visit, from Catlin Court to Haus Murphy's, antique shops and Cerreta Candy Company. Here are don't-miss spots.


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