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New video game, Fallout 4, has Phoenix gamers buzzing

Local video game stores in Phoenix have been participating and preparing for the month of November, a big month for gamers. The software that has gamers buzzing today is the release of the long-awaited Fallout 4.


100 miles, in costume: Javelina Jundred brings Phoenix running community together

Javelina Jundred is a 100-mile race organized by Aravaipa Running. The race is just one example of how ultrarunning is developing a fanbase and growing in the Valley.


Scientists say they’ve found a cure for a type of congenital blindness

Just this month, drug manufacturer Spark Therapeutics said it successfully completed a phase III trial for an exciting new gene therapy treatment for inherited retinal dystrophies, a progressive disorder that can cause blindness. This means they're one step closer to putting a cure for congenital blindness actually on the market.


Apache leader apologizes for blackface photo, asks for forgiveness

WASHINGTON - San Carlos Apache Chairman Terry Rambler's apology for appearing in blackface as part of a Halloween costume brought varied responses - but agreement that the tribal leader should have known better.


Phoenix Zoo opens new $2 million home for its two Sumatran tigers

Since the project broke ground last spring, the Phoenix Zoo's staff has been anticipating the opening of the new tiger exhibit. The zoo has had the tigers for more than a year and is giving them a new home.

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Nash inducted into Ring of Honor, reflects on how Suns changed the NBA

With Steve Nash at the helm, the Phoenix Suns paved the way for the run-and-gun style of play common in today’s NBA.

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Maricopa County mental health crisis care services grow

Maricopa County’s psychiatric crisis facilities have more than doubled in the past year as care providers hope to take pressure off of emergency rooms and give police more options for people who need help, not jail time.

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Regulators pull one Obamacare option as open enrollment begins

WASHINGTON - Just as open enrollment for the third round of Obamacare was beginning this weekend, federal officials removed from the marketplace an insurance cooperative that had been providing coverage to about 59,000 Arizona residents.


Coalition kicks off health care information program

The Cover Arizona Coalition, comprised of more than 900 community and statewide organizations, began its informational campaign on Monday for those seeking health insurance through the Affordable Care Act marketplace.


Dodgers pitching prospect gives back to the community one shirt at a time

After both his mother and father passed away before he turned 21, Dodgers pitching prospect Ralston Cash decided to help families in similar situations. (Video by Jonathan Soto/Cronkite News)