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Earl Watson draws upon wisdom of past mentors to lead a young Suns team

When he was an 18-year-old freshman at UCLA, Earl Watson was invited into John Wooden’s den by the legendary Bruins coach to talk about life, Wooden’s love affair with his wife and basketball.


Former inmate’s new purpose: Get Arizona’s ex-cons to move on and find jobs

He stands in the middle of the conference room, looking out at his disciples in a building not far from the hum of Sky Harbor airport. They stare back, entranced by his presence.

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Trail building expert: Phoenix ‘becoming premier winter hiking destination in the US’

In January 2013, the city of Phoenix shut down one of its busiest hiking spots because it was too popular.

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Soccer’s success in Arizona validated by international events, youth soccer expansion

The announcement that the Copa America Centenario would bring international soccer matches to the Valley next summer was cheered by local officials who believe the powerhouse tournament will foster the development of the sport in Arizona.

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With a parent in prison, Arizona children face poverty and instability

Matthew Rohrbach has no children of his own, just his wife and a 170-pound Great Dane named Loki. Instead, he has he has been involved in Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona and is matched with 15-year-old Mick — whose father is in prison.

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Experts say civilians should rarely pull out a gun during an active shooting

In an active shooter situation, there are three options: run, hide, or fight. Experts warn that anyone with a concealed weapon should only use it if they’re well-trained.


Protesters march to demand an end to mass deportations

Families and immigrant advocates marched through downtown to demand an end to mass deportations. The group started at the capital and made stops at the Phoenix Police Department and ICE detention center.

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ASU student coach excelling in wheelchair basketball

On advice of a physical therapist, David Gonzales took up the game and now coaches the ASU wheelchair team.

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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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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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House Republicans pledge unity as caucus falls apart over next speaker

WASHINGTON - House Republicans said they were committed to bringing the party together Thursday, even as their caucus splintered in its search for a new speaker.


D-backs appeal to college crowd

Grand Canyon University senior Oliver Campo enjoys going to Major League Baseball games and wanted to share that experience with his foreign classmates so he went along with them to one of the Diamondbacks’ College Nights, a series of promotional games throughout the season.

Jessica Dennis and Geriece Jenkins enjoy the September 11 Diamondbacks game. They attending the game because it was a college game night. (Photo by Kevin Jimenez/Cronkite News)