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Four on the floor: Stage set at University of Phoenix Stadium for Final Four

GLENDALE -- It’s been built. Now, it’s time to see who will come to play on it.


In Focus, episode 2: What defunding Planned Parenthood could mean for Arizonans

A Republican health reform bill stalled in the House of Representatives this week, but the proposal gave an inside view into potential plans to prohibit federal health insurance from covering care at Planned Parenthood.


TGen concussion study of ASU football players may lead to better diagnosis, treatment

PHOENIX – A three-year study of the Arizona State University football team will help researchers develop tools to better diagnose and prevent sports-related concussions and other injuries or diseases.


Arizona reflects split as GOP delays health care vote amid infighting

WASHINGTON - On the seventh anniversary of the Affordable Care Act's signing, House Republican hopes to vote on an Obamacare replacement were dashed Thursday when leaders failed to quell an uprising by conservatives in their own party.


Born without legs, Jen Bricker followed an unconventional path to become an acrobat and author

SCOTTSDALE — Wearing a red dress, her long brown hair falling almost to her waist, Jen Bricker navigated the stage in a wheelchair Thursday before a packed ballroom of 850 people at the JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort and Spa.


ASU outfielder Hunter Bishop lives ‘4MOM’ with Alzheimer’s

PHOENIX – Hunter Bishop leans up against the railing of the dugout at Phoenix Municipal Stadium, sunflower seeds stuffing his mouth. Every part of him – except for maybe his slender 6-foot-5 frame – looks the part of an ordinary Division I baseball player. However, there’s more to the Arizona State freshman outfielder.


Beneficial Beans cafe opens at Burton Barr library to help autistic adults gain employment skills

PHOENIX – Beneficial Beans inside the Burton Barr Central Library in Phoenix offers more than coffee. It offers adults with autism the chance to learn employment skills through an internship program.


Phoenix parks board to vote on South Mountain Park improvements

PHOENIX – City officials and residents have worked for years to solidify plans to improve South Mountain Park. And they’re finally ready to begin work on $23 million worth of improvements.


Older women increasingly choose work over retirement

PHOENIX – Older women are increasingly staying in the workforce, with a 35 percent increase in the number of Arizona women ages 65 and older working past retirement age, according to the U.S.Bureau of Labor Statistics.


Supreme Court justices have sharp questions in Arizona divorce case

WASHINGTON - Chief Justice John Roberts had pointed questions for attorneys arguing on behalf of an Arizona woman whose fight to regain some of her ex-husband's pension payments landed before the U.S. Supreme Court Monday.


Arizona children with Down syndrome twirl, strut and stroll on fashion runway

PHOENIX – Thirteen-year-old Sophie Stern loves watching aspiring fashion designers compete on Project Runway.


Tempe startup designs fashion hub to nurture AZ designers

TEMPE – A chrome mannequin greets visitors entering a plain, red-brick building. The click of a sewing machine echoes in the warehouse as one worker hunches over a strip of cloth. Workers glide a steam iron over fabric.