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National report card ranks state among worst for highway safety laws

WASHINGTON - Arizona was rated one of the most dangerous states in the nation for drivers and passengers due to its relative lack of highway safety laws, according to a national report card released Tuesday.


Recent class-action lawsuit sheds light on AZ dairy industry

MESA – Jim Boyle’s family history is intertwined with Arizona dairy. His grandfather had 50 cows. His dad had 500. And now the Boyle family has 6,000 at three dairies.


Program helps Latinos diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease

PHOENIX – Hispanics suffer from Parkinson’s disease at twice the rate of other ethnic minorities, likely due to environmental factors such as prolonged exposure to herbicides and insecticides or to metals such as copper, manganese and lead, according to a report from Washington University in St. Louis.


‘Hockey Scholars’ learn science, math from hockey models

SCOTTSDALE - An hour before the final bell rang at 2:40 p.m. on Tuesday, a group of 25 Greenway Middle School eighth graders were asked to report to the library. The “Hockey Scholars” had finished the NHL’s Future Goals digital education course on STEM: science, technology, engineering and math subjects.


ASU broadens recruiting horizons with three from long range

TEMPE — A loud voice echoes at Arizona State’s basketball practice facility in the Weatherup Center, battling the constant squeak of sneakers and the bounce of basketballs.


Popular Rock ‘n’ Roll Arizona Marathon’s finisher numbers slipping

PHOENIX -- The Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series recently kicked off its 20th year and 14th in the Valley when almost 13,000 participants streamed through Phoenix, Scottsdale and Tempe at the Rock ‘n’ Roll Arizona Marathon & Half Marathon. However, finisher numbers in Arizona have dropped.


Franks hopeful for ‘born alive’ abortion bill with Trump in White House

WASHINGTON - Rep. Trent Franks, R-Glendale, said he has high hopes that his twice-defeated Born-Alive Survivors Protections Act will pass this year with President Donald Trump in the White House and Republicans in control of both chambers of Congress.


You can hear the dribble now: Final Four closing in on first Valley visit

PHOENIX — There’s a skill that’s important both in playing basketball and in hosting major sports events.


Health officials: Number of flu cases on the rise in Arizona

PHOENIX – Arizona flu cases are on the rise in Arizona, up 28 percent since October compared to the same period last year, according the the Arizona Department of Health Services.


Scottsdale pro spreads his love and knowledge of golf to hundreds of Valley kids

SCOTTSDALE — In frigid Huron, South Dakota, Dale Balvin realized he loved golf at age 10.


ASU study: Body cameras improve relationship between Tempe police officers and public

TEMPE – Police wearing body cameras can promote a good relationship between the community and police, including members of the public saying police officers treated them with respect, early results of an ongoing Arizona State University study show.


Women’s March floods Mall with pink-hatted rebuke to Trump presidency

WASHINGTON - What was a sea of red hats Friday turned to a sea of pink Saturday, as the thousands who came to cheer President Donald Trump's inauguration were replaced by many thousands more protesting it.