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Companies target Phoenix’s ‘disconnected youth’ population at job fair

One in five people between the ages of 16 and 24 don’t work and don’t go to school in the Phoenix area. They’re called “disconnected youth” – and experts said they have a significant impact on the economy.

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In need of classroom supplies, teachers turn to online crowd-funding

The dictionaries in the language arts classrooms at Sunnyslope Elementary School carry the wear-and-tear of some 10 years, but replacements are coming soon, thanks to a new ally: GoFundMe.

The reference books in Sunnyslope Elementary’s language arts classrooms are showing their age. (Photo by James Anderson/Cronkite News)

Investigation underway after Border Patrol agent fires gun

The U.S. and Mexico are investigating after a Border Patrol agent near Naco, fired a weapon into Mexico. The agent thought someone was pointing a gun at him from the Mexican side of the border, according to a media release from CBP.


Former Mercury star Gillom and Xavier reunite after five years apart

Standing in the rotunda of Xavier’s Activity Center, Jennifer Gillom heard students say “superstar” and “famous” as they walked by her after the bell rang.


Some Valley pet-store owners not worried about potential PetSmart and Petco merger

SCOTTSDALE – Customers can browse organic food, peruse designer-quality clothing and enjoy the aroma of high-end shampoo wafting around the space at this luxury boutique in Scottsdale.


Non-lead ammunition program expands to help protect wildlife

FLAGSTAFF ­– Hunters usually leave the Arizona Game and Fish Department's office just off Interstate 17 here with permits and tips from staff members on duty.


New business incubator finds home in old pickle house building

The number of Hispanic businesses in Arizona has grown by 70 percent in recent years, and a new Phoenix incubator, the Pickle House project, aims to help even more Latino entrepreneurs succeed.


Once dominant Catholic Church struggles to attract young followers

The Catholic Church is hopeful excitement surrounding Pope Francis’ visit to the U.S. will help reverse a decades-old trend of declining religious affiliation among young adults.


Death toll rises as Colorado City, neighbor dig out from devastating flash flood

COLORADO CITY – As the death toll from a devastating flash flood rose to 12 on Tuesday, with one person still missing, leaders and residents of this community and neighboring Hildale, Utah, mourned the dead and looked toward repairing damage and clearing roads of mud and debris.

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State files motion to intervene in lawsuit over wolf recovery plan

NOTE: A previous version of this story erroneously referred to a different lawsuit filed by environmental groups and misspelled the last name of Mike Rabe of the Arizona Game and Fish Department. PHOENIX – The state has filed a motion to involve itself in a lawsuit in which environmental groups allege that federal officials are failing to abide by the Endangered Species Act and environmental and administrative laws in a rule change to the recovery plan for Mexican gray wolves.


Cards’ coaching intern Welter can learn from female community college coach

More than 30 years ago, Dot Murphy, former All-American and women’s basketball coach at Mississippi University for Women, sat with her children at Hinds Community College football practice watching her husband, Gene, coach the Eagles defense.

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Arizona posts lowest college completion rate, highest default rate

WASHINGTON - Arizona tied Alaska for the lowest college completion rate in the country in 2013, with just 29 percent of students able to earn a four-year degree in six years or less, a new report says.