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FYI: Halloween by the numbers

Editor's note: FYI is an ongoing series of multimedia storytelling that explain various issues and topics that impact the Valley.

Halloween is just around the corner and Americans are busting out their scary decorations and jack-o-lanterns. But how much does it all cost?

National Retail Federation and U.S. Census data have some answers. This graphic displays Halloween facts about money, activities and the industry. And be sure to take the quiz at the end of the graphic to test your knowledge on Halloween business.

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.

Campaign spending for 2016 has already topped $5.5 million in Arizona

WASHINGTON - With more than a year until the election, congressional candidates in Arizona have already spent $5.5 million on their campaigns - for everything from consultants to coffee mugs, according to the latest Federal Election Commission filings.