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Gun sales in state start to climb back up after January’s Trump slump

WASHINGTON - Gun sales in Arizona have started to rebound after a brief January slump that experts attribute to the inauguration of President Donald Trump.


Mining expansion leaves Florence community uneasy

FLORENCE - Arizona’s economy has been built historically on the 5 c’s: cotton, citrus, cattle, climate and copper.


‘Brain drain’ persists in Arizona

TUCSON - Tucson is known for its syrupy sweet Eegee’s slushies, superior Mexican food and for many years, it’s been haunted by stories of “brain drain” - that is, University of Arizona graduates leaving to work elsewhere after they get their degrees.


Arizona’s tech sector taking steps to rise to prominence

When Vivek Kopparthi graduated from Arizona State University and wanted to start his own tech business, he looked no further than the Valley.


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.


Advocates criticize Latino vendors for bids on ‘shameful’ border wall

WASHINGTON - Some Hispanic-owned companies on the list of "interested vendors" for the construction of a U.S.-Mexico border wall say they are facing a backlash from Latino advocates who call the project "shameful" and "wrong."


Paradise Valley-based nonprofit Mother’s Grace supports mothers, families

PHOENIX – Doctors diagnosed Michelle Moore-Fanger with aggressive breast cancer in 2008. She was 40, had three kids, a full-time job and faced a year of chemotherapy.


Experts: More pet owners turning to prosthetics to help increase mobility

TUCSON – After her owner straps on her metal paw, Terra bounds toward a green and yellow squeaky ball.


Rising gas prices in Arizona won’t stop drivers from stepping on the gas

PHOENIX – Gas prices in Arizona are expected to rise this summer as the travel season gets underway but most drivers will keep heading down the road anyway, according to AAA Arizona.


Arizonans paid $11,264 in federal tax in 2016, below U.S. average

WASHINGTON - After accounts are settled Tuesday with Uncle Sam, the typical Arizonan will have sent $11,264 to the federal government, about 20 percent below the national average of $14,051, according to an economic policy think tank.


Time’s running out for Arizonans to claim millions in old tax refunds

WASHINGTON - Arizonans have until Tuesday to claim close to $25 million in tax refunds left on the table from the 2013 tax season, part of more than $1 billion nationally in unclaimed refunds from that year.


Water conditions on Upper Salt River could draw thousands of tourists to raft

SALT RIVER CANYON – Every spring, the Upper Salt River draws whitewater rafting enthusiasts to eastern Arizona. Tour guides start setting up camp north of Globe in February.