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Blue eyes, brown eyes: What Jane Elliott's famous exercise says about race 50 years on

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:19:13 -0500

Jane Elliott wanted to teach her third graders an important lesson about race and equality nearly 50 years ago, and she's still teaching.


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Police are using face-recognition tech, and every Arizona driver is in system

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 15:51:59 -0500

Since last year, Arizona's Department of Public safety has been using facial-recognition software for crime fighting.


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Are alcoholic beverages coming to the Harkins movie theater near you?

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 08:00:02 -0500

Harkins Theatres has liquor licenses pending for two Chandler and Phoenix locations and plans an in-lobby bar for a one of its theaters in Peoria.


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With help from Bill Gates, metro Phoenix's growth shifting to far west

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 13:34:29 -0500

More than 300,000 new homes are planned on the far western edge of metro Phoenix, including in the Belmont project Bill Gates recently invested in.


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Drone carrying drugs, phones crashes in Buckeye prison yard

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:31:17 -0500

Someone tried to deliver drugs and phones by drone to the Arizona State Prison Complex-Lewis in Buckeye when the drone crashed in the prison yard.


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Report: 1 in 4 childhood deaths in Arizona last year was preventable

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 10:16:27 -0500

Dr. Mary Ellen Rimsza, who oversees the study, highlighted 79 deaths traced to unsafe sleep conditions, which occurred primarily with infants.


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AG Brnovich applauds new FCC rules to help block robocalls

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 13:17:39 -0500

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich and 29 other state attorneys general had urged the FCC to adopt new rules for robocalls.


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New owners look to revive historic Castle Hot Springs Resort

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 12:15:54 -0500

New developer plans to restore one of state's original resorts northwest of Valley to former glory.


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PETA billboards in Phoenix area tout vegan options at fast-food spots

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 10:03:23 -0500

PETA has installed billboards by restaurants in Peoria, Goodyear and Avondale to encourage people to consider vegan options and meatless Thanksgiving.


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Arizona Town Hall harsh on state leaders, calls for school tax hike, more pay for teachers

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 21:08:17 -0500

Arizona Town Hall participants had harsh words for state leaders and big ideas for solutions to the state's education-funding crisis.


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Details of Phoenix Suns arena deal still cloudy, but its defeat is becoming clearer

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 16:41:15 -0500

Much about a deal to renovate the Phoenix Suns' arena remains a mystery, but one thing has become clear — it may not have the support it needs.


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Behavioral-health facility makes third attempt to build in Gilbert

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 08:00:02 -0500

Copper Springs East is trying for the third time since 2013 to build a behavioral-health facility in Gilbert.


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Mysterious death in California leads police to Arizona caretaker

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 17:56:14 -0500

William Carter, a man at the center of a suspicious California death, lived off the grid, held several aliases and appears to be tied to Arizona.


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Horse trailer overturns near Cordes Junction, shutting I-17

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 21:40:38 -0500

After a horse trailer with eight animals crashed on I-17 south of Flagstaff, DPS officials closed down a part of the freeway for several hours.


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Live updates: High school football 2017 state tournaments

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 20:13:10 -0500

Join azcentral sports reporters and Arizona high school football fans on Friday night from 6 to 10:30 for a live chat during football games.


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Drone crashes in Buckeye prison yard

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:13:36 -0500

Officials with the Arizona Department of Corrections are investigating after a drone carrying drugs and cellphones crashed in a secure zone at Arizona State Prison Complex-Lewis in Buckeye on Sept. 24, 2017.


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First hantavirus case confirmed in Coconino County this year

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 21:07:38 -0500

The case is the first hantavirus case confirmed in Coconino County this year and the sixth in the county since 2007, officials said.


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Here's how GoFundMe works and how it makes its money

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 13:26:47 -0500

GoFundMe made more than $124,000 on campaigns related to the Texas church shooting in eight days. Here's how the company works and how it makes money.


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MCSO's K-9s look doggone sharp in donated protective vests

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 11:31:22 -0500

The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office K-9 team has been outfitted with new protective gear thanks to a charitable donation, the office said.


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Body recovered at Grand Canyon may be missing Utah man

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 18:36:25 -0500

Authorities say they've recovered a body in the Grand Canyon National Park and it's believed to be that of a Utah man missing since late last month.


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University of Arizona is making gigantic mirrors for world's largest telescope. Here's how.

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 12:25:31 -0500

University of Arizona has world's only lab capable of making 27-foot mirrors for what will be the world's largest telescope, the Giant Magellan.


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Arizona school funding: How it works

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 10:51:55 -0500

School funding is a top priority for many in Arizona, but there is little agreement on how money should be distributed.


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How can Arizona fund a better education system? Town Hall gathering seeks answers

Sat, 11 Nov 2017 08:00:06 -0500

Political leaders and community members will gather Nov. 12-15 at the Arizona Town Hall to brainstorm solutions to Arizona's school-funding crisis.


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Some Buckeye residents angry over spikes in water bills, as city rate decrease coming soon

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 10:47:58 -0500

Buckeye residents who have seen spikes in their water bills are demanding answers for a problem they say the city isn't taking seriously.


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$178 million makeover headed for Phoenix International Raceway

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 21:42:56 -0500

Phoenix International Raceway in Avondale will receive a major overhaul worth $178 million.


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Tolleson Mayor-elect Anna Tovar shows she's a survivor

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 18:42:18 -0500

Former state lawmaker Anna Tovar is the first woman elected as Tolleson Mayor and the city's first new mayor in 22 years.


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1 year later: What we know about missing Buckeye boy Jesse Wilson

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 20:21:25 -0400

It's been a year since 10-year-old Jesse Wilson of Buckeye went missing. What we know now.


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Can man-made wetlands clean Goodyear's polluted water?

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 14:23:09 -0400

A six-year project to treat a harmful byproduct from Goodyear's drinking water through a first-of-its-kind wetlands project will soon expand, or go down the drain. 


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6 new features at Avondale's Friendship Park

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 16:26:54 -0400

Big changes have arrived at Avondale's Friendship Park with about $3.5 million in renovations for several new features.


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Downtown Southwest Valley: 10 don't-miss spots

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 18:39:52 -0500

Downtown Avondale and Tolleson have some amazing, little-known places and great art. Here are our favorite spots:


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Long-vacant Phoenix Trotting Park in Goodyear is in escrow, could be demolished

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 12:40:20 -0400

The Phoenix Trotting Park, one of the Valley's most unique buildings, is closer to being sold — and maybe demolished.


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Readers' picks: Worst West Valley eyesores

Wed, 6 Sep 2017 14:43:06 -0400

The list is dominated by empty buildings and vacant lots. A few are headed for improvement, while others languish.


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