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Students learn how to be smart shoppers

140 fifth grade students from Butler Elementary school were just one of the four schools to participate in National Weights and Measurements week.


Report: Arizona casino revenues grew for fourth year, mirroring nation

WASHINGTON - Revenues from Arizona casinos inched up to $1.82 billion in 2014 for a fourth straight year of growth, both trends that mirrored tribal casinos nationwide, according to a new national report.


Bill would make cursive writing a requirement in Arizona schools

LAKE HAVASU CITY - Students in third grade at Starline Elementary School in Lake Havasu City are picking up their pencils, and learning cursive writing.


ASU’s first comedian-in-residence shares secrets of comedy in classes

TEMPE-Maysoon Zayid, the first ever comedian-in-residence at Arizona State University, is teaching freedom of expression and how to make people laugh. She teaches a stand-up course to current ASU students at the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts as well as moderating one session a month to students who are disabled and want to talk about their struggles of campus life.


New app lets Tucson and Tempe students know what’s ‘Happinin’

A new app called 'Happinin' aims to let students at Arizona State University and the University of Arizona know about events and nearby deals.


Arizonans brave D.C. blizzard to join thousands in annual March for Life

WASHINGTON - Arizonans joined thousands at the annual March for Life here Friday, delivering an upbeat pro-life message on a bitterly cold and snowy Friday in the nation's capital.


Apache leader apologizes for blackface photo, asks for forgiveness

WASHINGTON - San Carlos Apache Chairman Terry Rambler's apology for appearing in blackface as part of a Halloween costume brought varied responses - but agreement that the tribal leader should have known better.


Popular daily fantasy league sites restricted in Arizona

After six years of playing fantasy football with out-of-state relatives, Amber Salisbury was excited when her brother in Texas invited her to play FanDuel, a daily fantasy sports website offering cash prizes.


Basketball at breakneck pace a way of life on Navajo reservation

WINDOW ROCK — At 5:15 a.m., sunrise is only a thin pale highlight over red rock mesas in the east as Alicia Hale steps out of her house for her daily run. Even in June, the morning is so chilly at an altitude of almost 7,000 feet that she needs several layers to stay warm.


Arizona environmentalists cheer EPA Clean Power Plan, utilities wary

WASHINGTON - Arizona environmental groups cheered the final version of the Clean Power Plan unveiled Monday by the Environmental Protection Agency, a first-ever national standard that aims to cut power plant carbon emissions by a third by 2030.

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Critics say vaccine injury fund has strayed from original purpose

WASHINGTON – Barbara Loe Fisher was at the table 29 years ago when the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act was crafted – and she says it’s no longer living up to the “spirit and intent of Congress.”

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