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Having a field day: ASU’s Johnson makes sure Sun Devil Stadium is game-ready

TEMPE – Arizona State’s Athletic Grounds Facilities Manager Brian Johnson takes care of Sun Devil Stadium and prepares it for ASU football games.


Gas prices up, so is travel as Arizonans grab end-of-summer holiday

WASHINGTON - Gas prices are up, but that does not seem to have dampened desire for travel this holiday weekend, with airlines predicting a record 16 million fliers and AAA Arizona expecting strong motor traffic closer to home for the weekend.


Businesslike Herm Edwards prepares for debut as Arizona State football coach

A businesslike Herm Edwards said Monday he was confident for his debut as Arizona State football coach. The Sun Devils open the season Saturday against Texas San Antonio.


Man behind Miss Gay America wants young LGBTQ people to know they are valued

Michael Dutzer, drag performer and owner of the Miss Gay America pageant, wants to provide a sense of hope for young LGBTQ people.


Movies, classes, yoga: ASU 365 Community Union expected to transform Sun Devil Stadium

Sun Devil Stadium is close to becoming a community union equipped with restaurants, a running track and classrooms.


Church ‘campout’: Faith community provides food, shelter for homeless in Chandler

Churches and volunteers provide homeless individuals with food and shelter. In Chandler, AZCEND’s 90-day program is helping people get back on their feet.


Santa Cruz River in jeopardy if international sewage pipe ruptures again, experts fear

Experts warn of threats to the Santa Cruz River a vital sewage pipeline bursts as it did last year, spewing millions of gallons of waste into a wash that feeds the river.

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Environmentalists want Glen Canyon Dam removed, but is that possible?

Thousands of tons of concrete changed the Colorado River forever when the Glen Canyon dam was built. We look at the history and the role for the next generation


Just for kicks: Arizona sneakerheads pay big bucks for elite shoes

Sneakerheads are growing in the Valley. They are navigating a rapidly-changing retail industry to find the most unique and artistically-inspired shoes.


Arizonans got 78.3 million robocalls in June, part of a boom nationwide

WASHINGTON = Robocalls skyrocketed for every area code in Arizona in the first half of this year, reaching 78.3 million calls in June alone, according to a new report that said the state mirrored a national spike, where robocalls totaled 4.1 billion for June.


Native American farmers plan moves to global market, greater sustainability

Native American communities are trying to grow their agriculture presence even larger to preserve their culture and traditions.


Toilet water mold, fast food and futons: Many minor leaguers live below poverty line

Baseball is a $10 billion a year industry, but many of its minor leaguers live well below the poverty level.