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Arizona hockey community celebrates record debut of Auston Matthews

SCOTTSDALE - When Auston Matthews became the first player to score four goals in his NHL debut Wednesday, the Arizona hockey community celebrated with him.


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.


Group urges opioid users to clean syringes to avoid Hepatitis C

PHOENIX – Shared syringes can lead to shared diseases among opioid users, according to a Phoenix organization determined to improve safety.


South Phoenix saw big health coverage gain, still trails state, U.S.

WASHINGTON - A south Phoenix congressional district posted one of the nation's largest decreases in people without health insurance since the start of the Affordable Care Act, according to a recently released analysis of Census Bureau data.


Mesa badminton facility fosters growth in sport

MESA - When people hear there is badminton being played in the Valley, Guy Chadwick expects one of two reactions. “We have two kinds of surprise,” Chadwick said. “We have the surprise, ‘Oh, there’s actually badminton here in Arizona?’ because they’re people that know about it, real badminton, in other places.


Suns coach Earl Watson fights for civil rights in his own way

PHOENIX - Earl Watson’s father was one of the first African-American men to join the integrated Army, as mandated by President Harry Truman in 1948. So, Watson was taught from an early age to respect the flag.


Plans for the Columbus Day holiday? Going to work, most likely

WASHINGTON - While advocacy groups argue about the proper way to honor Christopher Columbus and his legacy, it's a safe bet that most Americans marked the holiday the same way - by going to work.

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Renaming, reframing, reclaiming: Tribes’ different view of Columbus Day

WASHINGTON - Columbus Day will be a holiday for students in most of the country, but it will be just another Monday for students in the Navajo Nation.

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Hurricane doesn’t get in the way of Arizona staffer’s wedding

WASHINGTON - Saturday was supposed to be the most special day in the lives of Jason Samuels and Courtney Singer, who were set to get married at Singer's family home in Charleston, South Carolina.

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Powerful synthetic opioid fentanyl makes a deadly mark in Arizona

TUCSON – Pima County's Medical Examiner reported 17 fentanyl-related deaths last year, up from seven in 2014 – a deadly trend involving one of the most potent synthetic opioids in the world.


Valley food banks offer healthier and customized options

PHOENIX – For someone like Marsha Burton, who is diabetic, has high blood pressure and relies on food banks to help her put food on the table, affording certain types of foods that help her manage her medical condition can be difficult.


Phoenix VA hospital introduces a controversial system director

PHOENIX - RimaAnn Nelson is the right choice to take over the Phoenix VA Health Care System, according to Department of Veterans Affairs undersecretary David Shulkin, despite objections from Arizona's congressional delegation and her record of managing a facility that failed to meet sanitation standards that potentially put thousands of veterans at risk of being exposed to HIV.

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