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Creating a SPARK: Tempe school employs VR, robots and other innovative techniques

TEMPE – Green screens, robots, 3-D printers and virtual reality are being used at a new elementary school in Tempe to take traditional learning to the next step.


Dominating Sun Devils leading the effort to make triathlon a sanctioned NCAA championship sport

TEMPE - Triathlon can earn NCAA championship status when six more colleges add varsity women’s teams, and ASU is leading the effort on and off the three-sport course.


Ants are experts at avoiding traffic jams, researchers find

PHOENIX – The secrets of ant cooperation could help ease congestion on roads and wherever there are dense flows of particles or bits of information.


Twins peek: Scott, Mark Kelly help NASA study effects of long-term space travel

WASHINGTON – Scott and Mark Kelly were identical twins when Scott went into space, but would they be identical when he came back to Earth 340 days later? NASA says yes – eventually. Long space travel does affect the body, but most changes are reversed within a few months, a study of the twins showed.


‘Historical trauma’: Native communities grapple with missing and murdered women

SELLS – A complex legal process, inconsistent data and a lack of attention contribute to the forgotten missing and murdered indigenous women. The #MMIW movement is advocating for women who no longer have a voice.


Giffords, Democrats rally at Capitol for gun background-check bill

WASHINGTON - Former Arizona Democratic Rep. Gabrielle Giffords rallied House lawmakers to support a bill that would expand the requirement for background checks on private gun sales, a bill critics charge is "well intentioned, but will not solve the problem" of gun violence.


State getting convictions as it slowly works through rape kit backlog

WASHINGTON - Since 2016, Arizona has methodically worked its way through a backlog of 6,424 rape kits that had been sitting in evidence rooms for years, testing more than half by this spring resulting in eight hits on suspects in previously unsolved crimes.

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Muslims seek religiously inclusive food, beauty services in Phoenix area

PHOENIX – Some Muslims who want to live out their faith in Arizona can have a difficult time finding certain businesses that cater to their needs.


As textbook prices rise, college seeks alternatives for students

PHOENIX – Tuition. Dorms. Parking. Supplies. The cost of higher education can seem daunting, but one Valley school wants to eliminate a large component of that high cost: textbooks.


No longer peddling: Guadalupe bike shop closes its doors

GUADALUPE – For eight years, the residents of this town relied on a soft-spoken and friendly shop owner when it came to repairing their bicycles.


PHX Startup Week attracts entrepreneurs from across US, organizers expect 10,000 attendees

PHOENIX – PHX Startup Week launched three years ago. That first week, they had about 2,500 attendees. The next year, they doubled it.

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Arizona defense firms may see spending bump from Trump, but not soon

WASHINGTON - Defense businesses in Arizona that have been hit hard in recent years by a downturn in contract spending are looking to a Trump administration for possible relief - but experts said that could take years to arrive.