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Peoria offers new work program for disabled adults, first in the state

Jaimie Thompson is a vocal Dallas Cowboys fan. She sports their logo on her sweater as she talks about a city of Peoria program focused on giving opportunities to adults with disabilities.

People involved in the program have the opportunity to work Monday and Friday five hours a week.

‘Disillusioned’ Flake tripped up a second time in charity spelling bee

WASHINGTON - Maybe he should stick to baseball. Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake does pretty well in the annual congressional baseball game for charity, but for a second year he was bounced in the early rounds of a charity "Politicians vs. the Press" spelling bee Wednesday night.


Look twice for bikes, Phoenix launches bike safety pledge

Bicyclists and motorists have a complicated relationship when sharing the roads of Phoenix. In each of the past five years, there have been an average of more than 450 bicycle involved collisions, according to the city of Phoenix website.

These signs and many others have been placed throughout Phoenix — and will continue to be placed — to help guide bicyclists and motorists in Phoenix. (Photo by Claire Cleveland/ Cronkite News)

National pumpkin shortage near Halloween doesn’t ‘scare’ Arizona

GILBERT – Halloween is days away and Thanksgiving is soon after – and the nation faces a shortage of pumpkins this year because of a recent drought in the Midwest.

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Report: No amount of alcohol is safe while pregnant

No amount of alcohol is safe during pregnancy, according to a new report by a leading U.S. pediatricians' group. And that prevention is key because people impaired by their mother’s drinking during pregnancy do not have access to programs focused solely on fetal alcohol spectrum disorder.


As women’s triathlon participation explodes, ASU adds it as a varsity sport

TEMPE– Arizona State became the first Power Five conference school Tuesday to elevate triathlon to a varsity sport.

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FAA got 22 reports in Arizona of drones near other aircraft this year

WASHINGTON - The federal government moved one step closer Monday to requiring registration of drones, unveiling a public-private task force that has a month to develop recommendations for a drone registration process.


Local spay and neuter clinic is offering free services

To reduce the homeless pet population in the Valley, Altered Tails has partnered with Arizona's Spay Neuter Hotline to fix outdoor cats for free.


National Latino AIDS Awareness Day: A growing concern for the community

The number of new HIV infection cases is growing in the Hispanic community at a rate three times higher than in whites and health experts and HIV/AID advocates are pushing for more testing to combat the virus.


Arizona hospitals do well on palliative care report card, could do better

WASHINGTON - One in three Arizona hospitals did not offer palliative care in 2013, but that was still good enough to earn the state a B on a national report card on the relatively new specialty practice.


Arizona approved for cross-state bicycle route

Colorado resident Stephanie Heitz and her friends often travel to Arizona to take advantage of the winter weather and do some long-distance bicycling.


Hundreds of Arizona’s poorest families will be dropped from a cash assistance program in July

Arizona will become the first and only state to impose a one-year lifetime limit for impoverished households receiving federal benefits from the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families program - a move that will cut payments to about 1,600 families in July.

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