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Not everyone on board as light rail expands

PHOENIX - In the middle of the day, the lights are on and De La Ana European Delicatessen is open - but the door is locked.


Paint the city, how art has changed Phoenix

PHOENIX - The loft is bright. Light pours through the windows and the sun’s rays accentuate the bright colors used in the art on the walls.


Passion, hard work pay off for Valley NASCAR driver McDowell

LOS ANGELES - When Michael McDowell first visited the Phoenix Kart Racing Association track, it was not to drive but to clap and cheer for his brother’s friend. Engulfed in the competitive atmosphere and a witness to Arizona’s love for the sport, the experience captivated him.


Growing pains on roads across the state

SEDONA - Mayor Sandy Moriarty is used to getting these messages: frustrated emails from residents blaming Sedona’s traffic problems on tourists, asking the city to stop marketing to them. Occasionally, she’ll pick up an angry call with similar exasperated “rants.”


Experts tell Senate that aging in isolation a ‘silent killer’ for millions

WASHINGTON - Mortality rates are higher among seniors who are aging in isolation, a "silent killer" that affects millions but goes mostly unnoticed, experts told a Senate committee Thursday.


Diversity among fans, players a priority for NHL

PHOENIX -- The Valley is a symbol for the changing face of hockey. One of the Coyotes’ top young players is of Haitian descent. The head of the team’s instructional school is female. And the No. 1 pick in the 2016 NHL draft, Scottsdale’s Auston Matthews, has a mother from Mexico.


Phoenix conference centers on preventing suicide

PHOENIX – Once a year, Chandler resident Sue Berghaus goes to a restaurant, orders a Bud Light and a Jager shot, and places them in the center of a table to honor her son, Chris Berghaus.


Valley Metro chief: Federal cuts threaten light rail, trolley projects

WASHINGTON - Transportation Department budget cuts proposed by the Trump administration could threaten Valley rail projects in which the federal government has already invested $75 million, the head of Valley Metro said Wednesday.


Valley leaders reflect on successful run of mega events

PHOENIX -- The Valley can finally exhale. It successfully hosted a Super Bowl, the College Football Playoff National Championship and the Final Four. Three mega events in three consecutive years.


Step up: Study says dancing may aid brain health in older adults

SUN CITY – The high-stepping, high-kicking Sun City Poms dance before raucous crowds, from high schoolers at assemblies to families lined up along streets during parades.


April 21, 2017: Cronkite News producer picks of the week

This week’s top Cronkite News stories include reporting on pet prosthetics, the LGBTQ homeless community, growth in the city of Buckeye and a big newsroom high five.


Can Arizona become a foodie destination? State officials, restaurant association think so

PHOENIX – To learn a city's best dishes, you need a local guide. The Arizona Office of Tourism and the Arizona Restaurant Association recently launched website Expedition Foodie to help out-of-towners plan their culinary adventure in Arizona.