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Protesters call for end to ‘hottie’ Native American costumes based on stereotypes

PHOENIX – More than 23,000 people have signed an online petition calling for Yandy.com to stop selling more than 40 Native American costumes organizers say misrepresent and sexualize indigenous people. Protesters said the Phoenix-based company should show the same respect it offered when a social-media furor led it to pull a costume inspired by The Handmaid’s Tale.

NOAA: Arizona outlook promises warmer, wetter winter – but not too wet

WASHINGTON - Arizona will see a wetter and warmer winter than usual, with a weak El Nino system bringing steady, mild rains to the state that, combined with recent rains, could help put a nick in the state's drought conditions, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said.

Arizona has had at least eight cases of mysterious, polio-like disease

WASHINGTON - Arizona health officials have confirmed at least eight cases of acute flaccid myelitis since 2014, an extremely rare polio-like "mystery disease" that leaves its mostly young victims with weakness and paralysis in limbs or other muscles. They are among 386 confirmed cases nationwide.