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Phoenix Sky Harbor adds nursing rooms in each terminal

Traveling mothers can sit back and relax because nursing their babies just became a little less stressful at Sky Harbor Airport.


Study: Shoppers plan to spend less, likely to spend more on holidays

WASHINGTON - Americans say they intend to spend less on holiday gift-giving than they did last year, but will likely give in to the spirit of the season and end up spending slightly more, according to a forecast released Monday.


Pickleball progresses in popularity, particularly in Arizona

Pickleball, which shares many qualities with other paddle sports, is one of the fastest growing recreational sports in the United States, particularly among older athletes.


Arizona State Fair: Attendance slips, but officials call it a success

Workers have dismantled the rides. Vendors have put away the giant turkey legs and cotton candy. And the performers have packed their bags.


Group to host ‘Woofstock’ to raise awareness for veterans and their service dogs

CHANDLER – Coast Guard veteran James Falsken said it was a challenge to adjust to everyday life after he came back from the Vietnam War.

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Fans suggest everything from Shakespeare to Cirque du Soleil at Sun Devil Stadium renovation open house

TEMPE – From Cirque du Soleil, a Rolling Stones concert and the X Games to stadium-sized vinyasa yoga, TED talks and Shakespeare in the stadium, fans at Sun Devil Stadium on Thursday offered suggestions as to what events they want to see at the venue when renovations are finished in 2017.

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Arizona has high youth drug deaths, few policies to curb them

WASHINGTON - Arizona had among the highest rates of teen and young adult overdose deaths, and ranked poorly for programs and policies to curb drug use and encourage healthy living among those age groups, a new report says.


Amy Van Dyken is ‘rocking and rolling’ in her continued recovery

SCOTTSDALE - Six-time Olympic gold medalist Amy Van Dyken said she’s “rocking and rolling” in her recovery as she learns to walk again, more than a year after injuring her spine in an ATV accident.


Another major sporting event headed to the Valley

Phoenix has been selected as one of 10 U.S. metro areas that will host the Copa America Centenario 2016, an international soccer tournament that will feature teams from 16 countries from across the Americas and Caribbean.

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Active workstations at Phoenix libraries attract an after-school crowd

At first, sixth grader Betsy Corral thought the new treadmill at Harmon Library was just for adults. She was ecstatic when she found out it wasn’t.

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Arcade bar growth turns Valley into multiplayer arena

TEMPE – Dillon Thompson has spent one to two hours at Endgame Bar nearly every day since the 22-year-old first started going about two and a half months ago.

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ASU student coach excelling in wheelchair basketball

On advice of a physical therapist, David Gonzales took up the game and now coaches the ASU wheelchair team.

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