Consumer

Going for the bronze: Advocates push low- to no-cost ACA health plans

WASHINGTON - With one week left to sign up for coverage under the Affordable Care Act, advocates are urging Arizona consumers to "window shop" for insurance plans that may be cheaper than they expected or, in some cases, essentially free.


Arizona-based exorcist: Half of world’s population has demons, he turns to Skype to release them

SCOTTSDALE – Mother Teresa, the Roman Catholic nun who devoted her life to serving the poor, was exorcised on her deathbed in late 1996, according to published reports, because the Archbishop of Calcutta feared she was “being attacked by the devil.”

The Rev. Bob Larson

Archaeology professor, students dig into Bisbee baseball history

BISBEE – The students digging beneath the stands at Bisbee’s Warren Ballpark have unearthed a few artifacts that provide a glimpse into what life was like for fans of the century-old ballpark: firearm cartridges, broken glass bottles, bus tokens.


ASU adds interfaith, ablution rooms to Memorial Union to accommodate religious practices

TEMPE – Arizona State University recently added an interfaith reflection room and ablution rooms to its Memorial Union to accommodate students who want to practice their religious beliefs.

Ablution room

Arizona’s Talking Book library officials say visually, physically impaired patrons increasingly turn to digital materials

PHOENIX – Craig Turner opens one of many cardboard boxes that had just arrived at the Talking Book library early one October morning. He finds a surprise among them: A thank you note from a patron.


Tucked in: Digitally native mattress companies extend to brick-and-mortar retail spaces

PHOENIX – It’s a Saturday morning in downtown Gilbert, and, for September, temperatures are still sweltering. The sun beats down as a local farmer’s market sells homemade jams and families walk their dogs. The buzz of couples chattering over brunch can be heard from the sidewalk. But, tucked just behind the restaurants that line Gilbert’s Heritage Square, people line up to be one of the first 100 customers to claim a free Tuft & Needle pillow at the grand opening of its fourth brick-and-mortar location.


DHS backs new death records database despite concerns, delays

PHOENIX – Several Arizona funeral home directors say a new online system to process death certificates has led to delays in cremations and burials.

Messinger Mortuary coffin

In Focus, Season 2 Episode 6: Musical Instrument Museum

On the final episode of Season 2 of In Focus, we went to the Musical Instrument Museum for a different approach on the Arizona music industry.