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Grape news: Verde Valley close to becoming a designated wine region

WASHINGTON - Wine drinkers may soon be able to reach for that Verde Valley vintage, if local wineries and vineyards have their way. Their application to make the Verde Valley a federally recognized American Viticultural Area is nearing approval by the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau.


Arizona middle school students compete to plan the cities of the future

WASHINGTON - They have four-, 10- and 20-year plans for their own lives, but the three Maricopa Wells Middle School students in Washington this week for an engineering competition were also looking farther down the road - to what a sustainable Salt Lake City might look like in 100 years.


Phoenix’s Champion schools reimagine the relationship between sports and education

PHOENIX – One Phoenix charter school is using involvement in sports and physical training to build up students in and out of class.




Clean Elections commissions interactive mural on Roosevelt Row to spur younger people to vote

PHOENIX – The Citizens Clean Election Commission commissioned a mural along Roosevelt Row to attract inspire the younder generation to vote.


Extreme-heat warning for this week prompts renewed plea for water donations

Next week is forecast to be a scorcher in the Valley, and city officials are asking for more water donations to help those in need.


From pools to popsicles, Phoenix Zoo works to keep animals cool

Zookeepers at Phoenix Zoo provide animals with options to keep them cool.


Phoenix chief asks city to fund study into increase in officer-involved shootings

The city of Phoenix’s Public Safety and Veterans Subcommittee has forwarded a proposal to spend $149,000 on a study that could help prevent the number of police shootings from rising.


Flag days: First business joins Arizona program on air-quality alerts

The nearly 250 employees who work at Coreslab Structures in Phoenix could have looked up one June morning to see a yellow flag flying on top of their building.

Phoenix haze photo

March for Our Lives holds second ‘die-in’ at Capitol on Pulse shooting anniversary

About 30 students representing March For Our Lives held a second “die-in” at the Arizona Capitol on Thursday.


Middle-age suicides on rise, new CDC report says

High suicide rates have largely been associated with younger populations, but middle age suicides are beginning to rise throughout the country, a new report says.