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Columbine shooting survivor shares experience of opioid abuse and recovery

PHOENIX – Teachers yell at students to get under tables and the sounds of gunfire ring in the air. One moment, Austin Eubanks was walking the halls of Columbine High School with his best friend. Minutes later, he was huddled under a table. He and his best friend were shot.

People hold hands in solidarity

Tribal leaders urge colleagues to consider marijuana businesses to boost revenue

PHOENIX — Tribal leaders from California and Washington discussed Thursday the potential opening of legal marijuana businesses on tribal lands.

Marijuana plant

Suns celebrate 50 years in Phoenix by renovating 50 Arizona basketball courts

PHOENIX — A group of excited kids at Neighborhood Ministries, clad in black Phoenix Suns shirts and sitting on basketballs distributed by the team, awaited the chance to play on their new basketball court.


West Valley developments aim to keep residents from commuting

GOODYEAR – West Valley government and business leaders are developing shopping, entertainment and job hubs in a continued effort to keep residents from being siphoned to other areas in the Valley.

Coming soon sign

Phoenix officials work to expand and improve city light rail system

PHOENIX – Officials are building a light rail station in east-central Phoenix with a platform for better wheelchair access, and will be improving passenger pickup times at two of the city’s most popular stations.

Light rail

Cool it: From slushy ice to high utility bills, sports in desert can be costly

GLENDALE-- Going to the rink in shorts and flip flops is a perk that comes with playing hockey in Arizona. Behind the scenes, however, the heat is a strain on the state’s professional teams, especially from a financial standpoint.

Gila River Arena photo

Equifax data breach spurs rush to protect online information: six tips to help

PHOENIX – Expect more online scams after the latest online hack at Equifax compromised the personal information of as many as 143 million Americans, Arizona experts said.

Michael Cocanower

Teaching medical workers to recognize and help human trafficking victims

PHOENIX – Phoenix has been identified by the Department of Justice as a major human trafficking destination but a local hospital is training health care workers to spot and help the men and women who have fallen victim to prostitution.

Dominique Roe-Sepowitz discusses warning signs

Scottsdale company teaches motorists to avoid wrong-way drivers

SCOTTSDALE – Business owners in Scottsdale horrified by a string of wrong-way collisions in Arizona have developed new technology designed to help motorists stay safe.

Wrong-way simulation

Mission Possible Cafe provides community with Mexican cuisine, job training

PHOENIX — The new Mission Possible Cafe is opening in central Phoenix and is giving its employees the valuable work experience they need.


Volunteers give back in day of service honoring Sept. 11 victims

PHOENIX – Dozens of volunteers dig trenches in a half-empty lot on the anniversary of Sept. 11, surrounded by the scent of dirt and sweat as the skeleton of a house looms over them.

volunteers

Now Division I, advancing to NCAA Tournament is GCU’s ‘sole focus’

PHOENIX — The momentum built slowly over the past four years as the men’s basketball program at Grand Canyon University awaited Division I eligibility.