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Bill would exempt refugees and others with community gardens from strict health rules

A community garden where refugees such as Bhutanese-American Punya Koirala grow the vegetables of their homelands may soon be able to sell produce to grade schools and universities under a recently introduced bill.

Man hoes a pile of fresh manure

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.


Young refugees who arrive at the border alone struggle in U.S.

Immigrant youth who arrive at the border alone and have no family to take care of them in the U.S. often struggle to build a life.


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.


Arizona exporters tout benefits of Trans-Pacific Trade Partnership

The 12 countries that negotiated the Trans-Pacific Trade Partnership released long-awaited details of the deal they struck behind closed doors and Arizona companies expect to benefit.

Containers are stacked in a port in Valparaíso, Chile. In 2012, the U.S. exported $22 billion worth of goods to the South American country. (Photo by Alicia Clark/Cronkite News)

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.