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From ‘Average Joe’ to ‘Ninja Warrior’: Popularity of TV show spurs growth in ninja-training gyms

SCOTTSDALE - Tucked into an alcove of the AZ on the Rocks climbing facility, Lee Kates works on a ring-climb obstacle. The 36-year-old uses two small red rings and the momentum of his body to climb up and down the pegs of a wooden plank.


Proposed law would require Arizona to compile statistics on veteran suicide

PHOENIX – Three years after a veteran’s suicide, friends and family call legislators to action.


Court: USGS not liable in fatal 2012 Verde River helicopter crash

A federal appeals court said the government cannot be held liable after a helicopter struck an unmarked U.S. Geological Survey cable and crashed, killing the pilot and three passengers, even though the cable over the Verde River was "virtually invisible to aircraft pilots."


From border town to Belmont: Bob Baffert points to family, Nogales ranch as roots to horse racing success

From border town to Belmont: Bob Baffert points to family, Nogales ranch as roots to horse racing success.


The inside track: UA offers only program focused solely on horse racing industry

Zach Taylor grew up around horses. His mother owned trail horses when Taylor was a boy in Fayetteville, Arkansas.


Native Americans close the gap – almost – on U.S. life expectancy

WASHINGTON - Life expectancy for Native Americans is decades longer than it was in the 1960s, nearly closing the gap with the rest of the U.S. population, government data show. But experts say pockets of problems remain, particularly on traditional reservations.


Chinese Culture and Cuisine Festival offers a taste of Asia to Valley residents

Phoenicians came together to celebrate the year of the dog at annual Chinese Cultural Festival.


After Texas tragedy, Phoenix religious communities consider security

PHOENIX — “They’re our brothers and sisters that are just a couple states away,” Margarete Nasir said. “The church was a small church like ours.”

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Local First Arizona festival expands to include all state-based businesses

PHOENIX — In a park that is usually near-empty, tents from local restaurants, breweries and shops lined the grass as hundreds of Valley locals swarmed for Local First Arizona’s 13th annual Arizona Fall Fest on Saturday, an event that exclusively showcased state-owned businesses.

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Phoenix-based meditation studio hopes to expand into national franchise

PHOENIX – Eastern cultures have practiced the art of meditation for centuries. But its popularity has spread to the West in recent decades.


Arizona furniture company wins trademark suit in federal court

WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that an Arizona furniture company had its trademarks infringed by another company that used its name and its logo to sell identical products - what the court called "slam-dunk evidence" of infringement.


With Final Four nets cut, could Valley’s next big game be a political ball?

PHOENIX — Even before 76,000 people in University of Phoenix Stadium were looking up at game-ending confetti on Monday night at the NCAA men’s basketball championship game, Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton was already looking ahead.