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With nod to roots, developers plan to retrofit Park Central Mall into modern cool

PHOENIX – When Park Central Mall opened in 1957, the cars packed into the parking lot had fins, Elvis Presley’s “Jailhouse Rock” was on the radio and shoppers were riding the escalators at a gleaming, two-story Goldwater’s department store, founded by the family of the man who would run for president seven years later.


As society grapples with how to treat vets, challenges continue to shift

WASHINGTON - Brad Allenby remembers being an Army officer during the Vietnam era and watching fellow soldiers return from the war suffering from trauma from what they had experienced there - trauma made worse by their reception at home.


Left behind: Vietnam Wall collects almost 250,000 mementos to fallen

WASHINGTON - On a cool November morning, New Hampshire resident Howie Howe came to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington and stopped to see the names of two foster brothers that are etched on the wall.


Local First Arizona festival expands to include all state-based businesses

PHOENIX — In a park that is usually near-empty, tents from local restaurants, breweries and shops lined the grass as hundreds of Valley locals swarmed for Local First Arizona’s 13th annual Arizona Fall Fest on Saturday, an event that exclusively showcased state-owned businesses.

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Study: Latinos more likely to distrust tap water, seek other sources

PHOENIX — Dolores Escobar takes a 30-minute bus ride every Sunday from her house to the closest water-vending machine and carries eight empty gallon jugs with her to refill them.

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‘I just couldn’t breathe’: A transgender man’s journey

PHOENIX  – Sam Staas was designated female when he was born. It took years before he realized he was a boy.

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In Focus, Season 2 Episode 4: Kaylor Cox

Kaylor Cox is a 20-year-old country musician from South Dakota who has been living in Tucson for the past nine years. She recently played the Oro Valley Music Festival and has opened for well-known country artists. Today, Kaylor is working full-time on her music and is getting ready to move to Nashville to further her career.

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Doan, Majerle among 5 inducted into Arizona Sports Hall of Fame

PARADISE VALLEY — Anthony Robles was born with just one leg. But he never let that hold him back.


From naps to Disney music, pregame rituals part of Valley high school football scene

PHOENIX -- Marshawn Lynch eats Skittles and Cam Newton wears special shoes. NFL players, however, aren’t the only ones with pregame rituals.