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Vintage culture expanding in the Valley

Anyone who has driven through downtown Phoenix recently has seen the construction on every corner and dozens of new restaurants and coffee shops. Contrastingly, if they drive four miles north of downtown along 7th Avenue, they’ll encounter a neighborhood with rich history and 20-year-old small businesses.


Arizona becoming a popular place to train for Olympic hopefuls

The state of Arizona is no stranger to Olympians. A string of athletes from the state has pursued the Olympic dream and made it a reality. But they have done so outside of Arizona.


Olympic medalist prepares elite track athletes at Phoenix-based Altis

When a marketing team proposed the name “Altis” to John Godina for the sports-training business he founded, it had a familiar ring to him.


ASU, Arizona change Michael Phelps as he nears final bow at Rio Olympics

Lost among 20 other swimmers gliding through the water, the most decorated Olympian of all-time swims laps at the Skyline Aquatic Center in Mesa. The only way to identify Michael Phelps with his face down in the water is a gold swim cap.


Hats off to these Arizona women decorating big hats for Kentucky Derby

TEMPE – Women oohed and aahed as Betty Molina folded and glued the pink, sparkly sheer ribbon around a floppy straw hat.


Arizona business leaders work to strengthen ties with Mexico

SCOTTSDALE - Arizona and Mexico are moving forward and forging closer ties, despite heated presidential campaign rhetoric, according to some leading business and Republican leaders in the state.


Food too ugly to eat gets a makeover that feeds 500

TEMPE - An Arizona State University department is giving ugly food a makeover, trying to change the way consumers shop for produce.


Thousands of Arizonans lose food stamps

Elizabeth Bagby-Emmons’ 8-year-old daughter was coming home after being placed in foster care for two years. But, as she prepared for her child’s return, she was unable to put food on the table. Bagby-Emmons had lost her food stamps, and with that, the ability to feed her child.


Nootropics pop up on college campuses, but do these ‘smart drugs’ actually work?

TEMPE – It's no secret college students have used “smart drugs” to enhance their performance in school. They often turn to medication such as Adderall and Vyvanse, prescription stimulants used to treat Attention Deficit Disorder.


Immigrants disappointed by Trump’s plan to cut off remittances to pay for border wall

Mexican immigrants, who send money to relatives back home, reacted with disappointment over a proposal to cut off their ability to send remittances to Mexico.


A trip through southeastern Arizona is a chance to see the complexities of border life

U.S.-Mexico Border — Over the weekend, Borderlands team digital reporters Miguel Otárola and Molly Bilker, along with photographer Courtney Pedroza, took a reporting trip that brought them through some of the historic landmark towns of southeastern Arizona. The trip began in Bisbee, took a quick jaunt to Douglas and its sister city in Mexico, Agua Prieta, and eventually ended in Nogales.


180 parking meters replace free parking near downtown Phoenix’s Roosevelt Row

Finding free parking in downtown Phoenix is “pretty much impossible,” said Alexander Mendez, who works in the area.