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10 years later, Katrina memories still fresh for Arizonans who responded

WASHINGTON - It's been 10 years since he responded to the devastation that was left in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, but the memories are still clear for Phoenix Fire Department Capt. Darrell B. Wiseman.




Paying a price for going nowhere: Traffic hits Arizona commuters’ wallets

WASHINGTON - Traffic delays in Tucson and Phoenix last year cost the average commuter more than $1,000 in extra fuel and lost time, among other costs, according to a new report on rush-hour congestion on the nation's highways.


Obama honors Phoenix Mercury at White House for 2014 WNBA title

WASHINGTON - Even star athletes can get awestruck.


Financial advisers, economists urge calm in face of market volatility

WASHINGTON - The stock market has been buffeted by historic drops over the last week, but economists and financial advisers in Arizona were telling investors Tuesday that it's still "too early to be concerned."


Report: Arizona beer has an economic kick, too, in terms of jobs, taxes

WASHINGTON - When Rob Fullmer, the executive director of the Arizona Craft Brewers Guild, says "everything is improved by the presence of a brewery," he's talking about the economic buzz it brings and not the alcoholic kind.


Arizona officials watchful, hopeful as EPA spill moves downstream

WASHINGTON - Arizona officials continue to monitor a massive spill of toxic sludge that is heading toward the Colorado River, but most were hopeful Tuesday that it will have little impact by time it reaches the state.


Health, homelessness are linked, and must be addressed, advocates say

WASHINGTON - Sister Adele O'Sullivan said he was known as Mr. 280, a homeless man with chronic mental illness whose trips in and out of the hospital racked up bills of more than $358,000 over several years.


When a dollar is worth $4.4 billion: McCain tries again on dollar coin

WASHINGTON - Sen. John McCain calls his proposal to replace paper dollars with dollar coins "common sense" and "logical," noting that it would save $4.4 billion on the cost of producing currency over 30 years.