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Ex-Phoenix police officer, wife indicted in murder of his 7-year-old daughter

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 17:16:44 -0500

Germayne and Lisa Cunningham were indicted on charges on first-degree murder and child abuse in Sanaa Cunningham's death in February 2017.


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Hate those cheesy lawyer ads? You can thank Arizona

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 18:20:52 -0500

Before two Arizona State University Law college graduates placed an ad in the Arizona Republic, lawyers didn't normally advertise their services.


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When is Hanukkah and how is it celebrated?

Fri, 8 Dec 2017 18:56:48 -0500

Hanukkah celebrates an important time in Jewish history but its eight days are not the holiest on the calendar.


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Arizona officials tested 13,000 school faucets for lead. Here's what they found

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 18:38:14 -0500

Most of the sinks and water fountains Arizona K-12 students use at school are producing water with low or no levels of lead, ADEQ report finds.


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Arizona law and surrogacy: What you need to know

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 15:06:04 -0500

An Arizona law prohibits the use of legal contracts for surrogate births, but courts routinely allow these arrangements in Arizona.


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A lack of affordable housing prompts Arizona district to offer teachers tiny homes

Sat, 9 Dec 2017 12:38:29 -0500

A southern Arizona school district is looking to build a village of tiny homes in order to attract teachers to the area that lacks affordable housing.


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Conservationists boost logging to restore national forests near Grand Canyon

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 10:00:03 -0500

The Nature Conservancy and partners are experimenting with cost-saving tools to speed forest restoration work.


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Season for Sharing: Phoenix Day offers pre-K learning for low-income children

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 07:00:02 -0500

The goal of Project Success is to fill the gap between DES funds and what it actually costs to provide high-quality education to children.


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Border Patrol: 2 Tucson men accused of smuggling people into U.S.

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 18:12:03 -0500

Federal officials say an 18-year-old and a 19-year-old who fled from agents and wrecked their vehicle were hiding two people in the trunk.


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National Geographic photographer opens up about not helping dying polar bear

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 15:17:52 -0500

Cristina Mittermeier opens up about why she and her National Geographic colleagues didn't help a dying polar bear in a now-viral video they shot.


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Cottonwood police searching for man who stabbed driver in face, chest

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 15:42:14 -0500

Cottonwood police are searching for a man they say stabbed the driver of the car he was riding in "numerous times" before fleeing the moving vehicle.


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National Geographic photographer shares emotional video of dying polar bear

Fri, 8 Dec 2017 17:07:58 -0500

While in Canada's Bafflin Islands, National Geographic photographer Paul Nicklen captured an emotional video of a starving polar bear.


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Flu season hitting Arizona hard and early this year

Fri, 8 Dec 2017 13:56:07 -0500

One child, an infant, has died this year as a result of the flu and there are 1,143 confirmed cases, according to state health officials.


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DPS detectives shoot and kill man who fled traffic stop in Tucson

Fri, 8 Dec 2017 10:48:55 -0500

A man was shot and killed by two Department of Public Safety detectives in Tucson after they tried to pull him over for reckless driving and he fled.


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Arizona Constitution: What 'nearly free as possible' means

Fri, 8 Dec 2017 09:31:06 -0500

Those words — that university instruction should be "as nearly free as possible" — are still sparking confusion, angry debate and now a lawsuit.


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Should we still send traditional Christmas cards in the age of social media and e-cards?

Fri, 8 Dec 2017 08:30:00 -0500

We asked you: Should we still send Christmas cards when we see so much of one another on Facebook? The answer was an overwhelming YES.


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Escaped inmate re-captured in Safford irrigation drain, officials say

Thu, 7 Dec 2017 20:17:21 -0500

Inmate, Juan Nunley, has been captured this afternoon in Central. He will now be facing new charges


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Arizona officers under scrutiny at one agency often move to others

Fri, 8 Dec 2017 19:23:57 -0500

In Arizona, no central repository exists of police officers’ career records, according to a Republic investigation.


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Lower temperatures in forecast for Phoenix area

Thu, 7 Dec 2017 14:55:36 -0500

The unusually warm winter will be countered by a cooler than expected winter where dry conditions are expected as well.


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He saved 6 men at Pearl Harbor. Finally, 76 years later, he's being honored

Thu, 7 Dec 2017 11:08:12 -0500

Seventy-six years after he saved the last six survivors of the USS Arizona, Joe George will be posthumously awarded the Bronze Star Medal for Valor.


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How House and Senate tax bills would affect college students, families

Thu, 7 Dec 2017 11:02:54 -0500

Tax bills passed by the House and Senate would reduce or eliminate some tax deductions for college students and tax graduate students' tuition waivers.


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Corrections officials: Inmate disappeared from Safford work crew

Thu, 7 Dec 2017 00:45:28 -0500

Authorities are searching for an inmate who walked away from a supervised, off-site work crew in Safford


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Financial caretaker for seniors faces second round of theft, fraud charges

Wed, 6 Dec 2017 22:59:27 -0500

A Sedona woman suspected of stealing from clients whose money she managed has been arrested for the second time in three months, officials said.


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Held improperly by Sheriff's Office under Arpaio? You could be compensated

Wed, 6 Dec 2017 22:23:44 -0500

The victim-compensation program stems from a long-running racial-profiling case under former Sheriff Joe Arpaio's reign. It is accepting applications.


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Police identify man killed in Surprise motorcycle crash

Wed, 6 Dec 2017 16:41:21 -0500

A teen motorcycle rider died in a fatal multiple vehicle collision Tuesday, police said. Tyler Deskins, 19, was pronounced dead at the scene.


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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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