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Glendale tattoo artists crafts ‘safe’ voodoo dolls

GLENDALE - Five years ago, a Glendale tattoo artist and mother of three sat down at her sewing machine with an urge to fulfill a creative need.


Final settlement OK means VW, Audi drivers can start to file claims

WASHINGTON - A federal judge in California gave final approval Tuesday to a $14.7 billion settlement with Volkswagen, clearing the way for up to 10,000 motorists in Arizona to file a claim to their share of the funds.

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Arizona faces steepest Obamacare hike in U.S.; subsidies could curb pain

WASHINGTON - Arizona residents can expect to see the largest rate increases in the nation when open enrollment for Obamacare begins next week, but advocates say those increases should be offset by similarly large increases in tax credits for consumers.


GCU students headed to Barcelona for international startup competition

PHOENIX – When Jed Woods and some fellow students from Grand Canyon University tried to find storage options for their stuff when they weren’t in school, they weren’t impressed with their options.


Tebow’s presence draws crowds to Arizona Fall League

SCOTTSDALE – Tim Tebow leans against the backstop netting at Scottsdale Stadium, fielding questions from reporters.


Phoenix grant program tries to improve city one block at a time

PHOENIX – When Becky Vining moved into her home near Grand and 15th avenues, she wasn't looking for upscale accommodations. She just wanted a place where she and her husband could paint and play music without neighbors calling the police on them.


Arizona voters favor minimum wage boost, but some economists have doubts

PHOENIX – A recent poll shows that a strong majority of Arizona voters support Proposition 206, a ballot measure to raise the minimum wage to $12 an hour by 2020. However, some local economists have expressed doubts about whether the measure would actually help low-wage workers climb out of poverty and some fear it may actually hurt the economy.


Advocates challenge states to use VW funds to boost electric vehicle use

WASHINGTON - Environmental advocates are challenging Arizona and states across the Southwest to use funds from a potential Volkswagen lawsuit settlement to invest in electric-vehicle charging stations and to electrify public transit.

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VW settlement of emissions case could mean millions for Arizona

WASHINGTON - The state of Arizona could get up to $53 million for clean-air programs as part of a $14.7 billion settlement of a U.S. government lawsuit that charged Volkswagen rigged its "clean diesel" vehicles to cheat on emissions tests.

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Halloween spending is expected to be scary high

PHOENIX – October in Phoenix means two things: a reprieve from the blazing heat of summer and Halloween.


Tonopah solar farm to supply energy to California military bases

TONOPAH – Officials from the U.S. Navy, federal government and a power company gathered in the middle of the desert plains just outside of Tonopah last week.


Why we love a good scare

PHOENIX - Sydney Cox crouches on the ground, hugging her knees, her eyes squeezed shut as a monster looms over her.