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As Obamacare enrollment opens, Arizona insurers continue to tweak plans

WASHINGTON - As open enrollment begins this weekend for the third year of Obamacare, insurance carriers in Arizona are "still trying to figure ... out" which types of plans work best for them and for their customers.


Javelina Jundred brings Halloween spirit to 100-mile run

FOUNTAIN HILLS — About 16 hours after they begin Saturday, the fastest runners in the Javelina Jundred will cross the finish line. Many in costume.

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South Phoenix Healthy Start speaks out against domestic violence

When LeKesha Crump moved from Detroit to Mesa in 2005, with a 2-year-old daughter in tow, she met a man who she believed would be able to protect and take care of her and her daughter. She was wrong.

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From gridlock to the gridiron: Cops face Congress in charity football game

WASHINGTON - When the Guards played the Mean Machine on Wednesday, they met on the one playing field in Washington where partisan politics has no place.


Arizona food prices on the rise in third quarter of 2015

Food prices are up 6.5 percent in the third quarter of 2015, according to the latest survey by the Arizona Farm Bureau, and consumers are noticing.

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University of Oregon fans find safe haven in Scottsdale sports bar

With green-and-white banners, a photo-laden shrine to the 2011 BCS Championship and a table with a big yellow “O,” there is no question that the Well Bar in Scottsdale is a University of Oregon bar. Since 2006, the bar on Scottsdale Road has been a little piece of Oregon in Arizona.


Scientists discover extra genes in elephants that help fight cancer

Scientists have been stumped for decades as to why elephants rarely get cancer. A new discovery, with a link to ASU, may have the answer.

Sheena the elephant

Local shelter strives to increase pit bull adoptions

Pit bulls are not always the most popular pet, but animal shelters are lending a helping paw to find these dogs a home.

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Laser beams pointed at aircraft a growing problem in the US

More than 170 times last year, someone pointed a laser at an aircraft in Arizona, according to data compiled by the Federal Aviation Administration, and pilots and passengers are in agreement that the perpetrators need to be punished.


When it comes to fighting cancer through diet, it’s all about moderation

You don’t have to go vegetarian.

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Jeremy Goltz: ASU hockey’s untold story

On Nov. 18, 2014, Arizona State University’s club hockey program announced it was moving to Division I NCAA. The news was extraordinary.


As more pregnant women use heroin, meth, other drugs, more babies suffer the consequences

Nathan Lepp, a neonatologist who works with ill and premature infants, leans over a white crib to check a monitor that hangs above on the wall of the neonatal unit at Maricopa Integrated Health Systems. The white crib is empty, but a tiny knit purple hat rests on the soft sheets along with a horseshoe shaped pillow.