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Trump, Clinton win Arizona presidential preference election

Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton won Arizona’s presidential preference elections in an early call Tuesday, giving distinctive momentum to the two leading candidates.


FYI: Arizona lags behind other states in worker’s compensation benefits

Editor's note: This is part of an ongoing series called FYI, which examines Arizona stories and issues using multimedia and data.

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AzMERIT test: 66 percent of students fail in reading

Only 34 percent of Arizona students passed their English test in the state’s newest standardized assessment, according to results released Monday by the Arizona Department of Education.


FYI: Cyber Monday becoming more mobile, data show

Editor's note: This is part of an ongoing series that examines issues in Arizona and nationally by using data.


Black Lives Matter movement gains momentum in Chandler following church vandalism, theft

A pastor was hoping to start a community conversation on racial equality when he and his predominantly white congregation installed a sign supporting the Black Lives Matter movement outside their Chandler church. Among the first people they heard from were vandals, who altered and then stole the sign.


Flagstaff’s Arizona Snowbowl to showcase first new ski lift in 30 years

FLAGSTAFF – Ray Villaraza calls Arizona Snowbowl his “home turf.” The 32-year-old Tempe resident spent 31 days snowboarding last season, he said.


Some Arizona tribal casinos wage bets on risky demographic: Millennials

SCOTTSDALE – Philip Smith remembers the sights, sounds and smells of the last time he went gambling.


Artificial trees: How ASU scientists are hoping to reverse global warming

Scientists at Arizona State University are developing new technology capable of capturing excess carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, a task they believe is paramount to current efforts to reduce emissions.


Javelina Jundred brings Halloween spirit to 100-mile run

FOUNTAIN HILLS — About 16 hours after they begin Saturday, the fastest runners in the Javelina Jundred will cross the finish line. Many in costume.

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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.


Local Phoenix tech company looks to make paying at the meter easier

With more people using credit cards, cash-only lots in Downtown Phoenix are paying the price. A mobile application called ParkX puts the parking meter in the palm of your hand.


School field trips get a facelift to match focus on STEM subjects

The lighting is dim, the wall paint is funky. Music is playing and the disco ball is swirling as eighth graders from Anthem School roll their way around the rink at Glendale Great Skate. Their laughter and exuberance brings back memories of school field trips in years past.