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Chandler family fulfills a loved one’s last wish with Washington trip

WASHINGTON - James Malone and his stepmom, Sheri, looked like any other first-time tourists in Washington last week as they went from monument to monument, posing and taking photos.


Arizona among states with ‘super lice,’ more resistant to treatments

Head lice is a health issue few people want to admit to dealing with. The truth is that it’s all too common for kids to find themselves in the chair due to head lice.

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Medical simulation lab allows firefighters to prepare for unthinkable

Kneeling on the floor with only a sheet covering it, firefighter Nathan Phillips stretches a rubber tourniquet as tight as he can around the severed leg of his patient.


Arizona lawmakers see mixed demand for tickets to watch pope’s speech

WASHINGTON - When Pope Francis gives a historic address to Congress next week, up to 50,000 people could be standing in a ticketed area of the West Front of the Capitol to watch the speech on large TV screens.


ASU’s Graham, players big fans of new ‘Double Inferno’ student section

TEMPE – Senior quarterback Mike Bercovici has been at Arizona State since 2011. He’s seen just about everything from the Devil Walk to the fans at Camp Fargo. But even he was blown away by the new student section configuration at Sun Devil Stadium when he experienced it for the first time in the team’s home opener against Cal Poly on Saturday.

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Stanton fights childhood hunger at elementary school event

Thousands of Arizona schoolchildren get help from federal programs that provide free or reduced lunches. Nevitt Elementary School in south Phoenix knows the programs all too well: more than 85 percent of the students depend on the food assistance.


Gosar to skip Pope Francis’ address, to protest likely policy positions

WASHINGTON - When Pope Francis delivers a history-making address to a joint session of Congress next week, Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Prescott, won't be there.


Report gives Arizona C-minus for kid dental sealant programs

At Native Health in central Phoenix, dentist Anh Thu Becker uses a 3-D model of molars to explain how she's going to apply a thin layer of plastic resin to 10-year-old Suzette's teeth.


Mercury’s Christon cultivating confidence in her hometown’s youth

PHOENIX — In the midst of a playoff season in her first summer with the Phoenix Mercury, guard Shameka Christon sat courtside after practice and unlaced her shoes as she planned for the offseason.

Christon catching ball

Ducey declares Teen Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

Combating suicide among Arizona teens is more difficult because parents, guardians and teachers are reluctant to talk about it, an advocate says.

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Experts: Poor contact lens care exposes many to eye infections

An eye ailment sent Audrie Pirkl to the hospital.


Organizers expect large turnout at Tempe’s ‘Healing Field’ to honor 9/11 victims

TEMPE – Rows of red, white and blue fill Tempe Beach Park to honor those who lost their lives Sept. 11, 2001.

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