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Groups aim to put memorial back in Memorial Day

WASHINGTON - When Mike Sullivan rode in the first "Flags for Our Fallen" Memorial Day rally nine years ago in Phoenix, it wasn't much of a rally.

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Despite gains, Phoenix falls in ranking of energy-efficient cities

WASHINGTON - Phoenix has made improvements in its energy efficiency policies but still fell three spots in a national ranking, as other cities made "impressive jumps" and surged ahead, according to a report released Wednesday.

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Hunters tell House, don’t restrict sportsmen on federal lands

WASHINGTON - Sportsmen called on a House panel Wednesday to support a sweeping proposal that they said would guarantee hunting, fishing, and recreational shooting rights on federal lands for future generations.

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Record number of donors, but long waits for kidneys remain

When Mark Larson first required a kidney transplant in 1984, obtaining one was relatively simple because his sister was willing to donate one of hers.

Dr. Alfredo Fabrega, medical director of Banner - University Medical Center Phoenix's transplant program, said that patients may need to accept organs that aren't ideal matches but are good enough to get them off dialysis.

Invasive buffelgrass no longer just southern Arizona’s problem

Invasive buffelgrass has colonized landscapes across southern Arizona over the decades, increasing wildfire intensity and threatening native vegetation.


Downtown Phoenix businesses move ‘forward’ as more mega events loom

Businesses in downtown Phoenix saw explosive numbers during Super Bowl week. It was just the beginning for the newly crowned sports hub that will host the College Football Playoff National Championship Game in January and the Men’s Final Four in 2017.


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Senators look at ‘perverse incentive’ of asset forfeitures for police

WASHINGTON - A Senate panel said Wednesday that while civil asset forfeitures can be a valuable tool for compensating victims and funding police work, there are too many loopholes that can allow abuses.


International leagues struggle with pace of play

So you think Major League Baseball’s pace of play is slow? Head for a game in Latin America or Japan.


Relief pitchers culprits of longer MLB games

Closer Addison Reed was the slowest relief pitcher on the Arizona Diamondbacks last season, but even he is in favor of speeding up the game.


Lawmakers balk at White House reuniting Central American families

WASHINGTON - An Obama administration program that reunites Central American children with parents who have immigrated to the U.S. faced sharp questioning Thursday from senators, who worried that it would further dilute immigration standards.