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Playing multiple sports can prevent young athletes from burning out

Madison Woolgare balances two sports as a sophomore at Desert Vista High School, competitive cheer and swimming.

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Black Friday backlash causes stores to rethink early openings, giving workers time with family

Some stores are facing a Black Friday backlash.

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Ducey asks federal committee for resources to battle drugs

Arizona started a program in September to combat drug smuggling on the border and the state needs more money and resources to move the plan forward, Gov. Doug Ducey said at a Homeland Security field hearing on Monday.


Dia de los Muertos enjoys growing in popularity in Arizona

MESA – Dia de los Muertos festivities grow more popular every year in Arizona. The Mesa Arts Center hosts one of the largest events.


DPS receives two new utility planes; plans to use them for evacuation and transportation

The Arizona Department of Public Safety acquired two brand new planes, called Skytrucks, three months ago. The free planes came from the U.S. Airforce and will be used for tasks like transporting SWAT teams, fighting fires and evacuating residents.


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)

Fossil Creek: Reservations required

CAMP VERDE – Dennis Ly heard about the pristine swimming holes at Fossil Creek from a neighbor. The clear blue, 72-degree water was a siren song in the middle of a fiery Arizona July. Determined to check out this desert oasis, he and three friends made the two-hour drive to swim and relax, but minutes from their destination, they hit a roadblock.

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Latina entrepreneurs spur economic growth in Arizona

The number of businesses owned by Hispanic women has tripled in the past eight years, according to the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.


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.


Big banks dominate lending market, but some small businesses find success with community banks

For many small businesses, it’s not the idea they struggle with, it’s getting the money to fund it.

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Phoenix Symphony survives and thrives after budget crisis

After suffering through economic hardship, the Phoenix Symphony is back from the brink.


An Arizona family’s cross-country pilgrimage to see Pope Francis

This trip was not off to a smooth start for the Hanning family.