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Little People group says wrestling event in Chandler hurts, discriminates

CHANDLER - Leaders of the Phoenix area chapter of the Little People of America are upset organizers of a Chandler festival hired and promoted an “extreme midget wrestling” event, saying the term is derogatory, painful and may violate federal laws protecting people with disabilities.

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Arizona officials want tougher controls on opioid prescriptions

PHOENIX – Arizona officials on Wednesday said they want to limit doctors to prescribing no more than five days’ worth of opioids for people who haven’t already been on the powerful pain medication.

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As ‘gig economy’ grows, labor experts split on whether it’s good or bad

WASHINGTON - Most workers will get holiday pay if they clock in on Labor Day, but for a rapidly growing sector of the labor force it could be just another day on the job.


Arizona gas prices bumped by holiday, hurricane; still relatively low

WASHINGTON - Gas prices in Arizona rose 5 cents a gallon this week - 4 cents since Thursday - squeezed by the typical rise in holiday demand and a drop in supply from Gulf Coast refineries shuttered by Hurricane Harvey.