With a parent in prison, Arizona children face poverty and instability

Matthew Rohrbach has no children of his own, just his wife and a 170-pound Great Dane named Loki. Instead, he has he has been involved in Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona and is matched with 15-year-old Mick — whose father is in prison.

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Auto title loans offer quick holiday cash but critics warn about mounting debt

The commercials and online ads for auto title loans make them appear especially enticing during the holiday season when many families need extra cash.

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Seattle micro-housing: Could it catch on in Arizona?

Micro-unit housing is growing in popularity in Seattle and in other cities, but could it catch on in Arizona?

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Recycled City turns food waste into compost for locals, signs contract with city of Phoenix

There aren’t many businesses that use your waste to grow food you can eat.

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Former Glendale councilman sees narrow path to city keeping Coyotes

After legal battles between the city of Glendale and the Arizona Coyotes this past summer, the Coyotes may have the opportunity to relocate for the 2017-2018 season. East Valley fans are hoping the team moves closer to them. Former Glendale councilman Gary Sherwood, one of the few supporters of the team on the council before he was removed from office in a recall election in November, believes some things would need to change for the city to keep the team long term.


As program outgrows Oceanside, ASU hockey exploring options for new arena

Sun Devil hockey sold over 6,000 tickets for its first game as a Division I hockey program at Gila River Arena in October. Since then, ASU has played the remainder of its home contests at Oceanside Ice Arena, the hockey team’s long-time Temp home that has a drastically lower seating capacity than Gila River. The team has sold out all of its home series at Oceanside, with fans getting turned away at the door.


Economists: 2016 Arizona economy to see great recovery, restrained growth

At the 52nd Arizona State University/JPMorgan Chase Economic Forecast Luncheon, economists predicted that 2016 will be the best year yet for Arizona economic recovery since the recession, but that Arizona's economy will have restrained growth.


New $17.5 million rehabilitation center opens in Surprise

SURPRISE – For two years, the city of Surprise has worked with Dallas-based Cobalt Medical Development and Abrazo Community Health Network to open a destination rehabilitation center.

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Small businesses use subscription health care plan to comply with Obamacare mandate

A Phoenix company that specializes in subscription healthcare options has found a new way for small businesses to comply with Obamacare.


Mesa delivers the world’s premier attack helicopter to international allies

MESA - The rotating blades of an Apache helicopter are a sound of power for U.S. and allied troops around the world. The protection from above is thanks to work being done right here in Mesa.


Boutique fitness classes a ‘huge craze’ in Valley

TEMPE – Rachael Bienz pulses her extended leg to the upbeat music while her hands rest on the barre.


FYI: Cyber Monday becoming more mobile, data show

Editor's note: This is part of an ongoing series that examines issues in Arizona and nationally by using data.