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2017 Final Four already building a legacy in Phoenix

Hosting events such as the Super Bowl earlier this year, the College Football Playoff National Championship Game in January 2016 and the Final Four in April 2017 brings in tourism and boosts the local economy – and often leaves another lasting mark.


San Carlos Apache bring fight against Oak Flat mine back to Congress

WASHINGTON - Tribal officials renewed their calls to block a copper mine on Arizona land they consider sacred, telling lawmakers Wednesday it is not only a spiritual violation but bad precedent "for all of Indian Country."


Badolato helps Suns’ teeth shine

Phoenix Suns small forward P.J. Tucker feels like it’s his second home. Not Talking Stick Resort Arena, but Dr. B’s office.


Arizona groups launch equity crowdfunding site to connect businesses with capital

The biggest challenge for Arizona entrepreneurs today is access to capital, said Dan Nienhauser, executive director of Arizona Collaboratory Inc.


Democrats announce $3.8 billion education-funding plan

Arizona House and Senate Democrats announced a plan they say would provide public schools an additional $3.8 billion over 10 years without raising taxes.


Gila River Indian Community opposes freeway on sacred land

As the future South Mountain Freeway breaks through the barriers of limited accessibility and traffic congestion, it creates a new obstacle by cutting through land that the Gila River Indian Community finds sacred.

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Stanton fights childhood hunger at elementary school event

Thousands of Arizona schoolchildren get help from federal programs that provide free or reduced lunches. Nevitt Elementary School in south Phoenix knows the programs all too well: more than 85 percent of the students depend on the food assistance.


Court: Cops can be ordered to provide DNA in probe of officer’s death

WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court said Monday that Phoenix police were within their rights to take DNA samples from officers responding to the 2010 shooting death of a fellow officer, Sgt. Sean Drenth, near the State Capitol.


Glendale City Council to discuss city’s arena agreement with Coyotes

The Arizona Coyotes finished their worst season since moving to the desert with a loss to the Anaheim Ducks at Gila River Arena in April.

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Advocates: Expanding prisoner program would reduce recidivism

Michelle Lacy, who served 7.5 years in a state prison for drug charges, has managed to do what she says many of her friends from her time in prison weren’t able to do: start over.


Arizona enjoying three-year run as country’s sports mecca

It’s impossible to watch a nationally televised sporting event played in Arizona without scenic shots of a sunset behind a saguaro or the Grand Canyon in the middle of the day. The shots, ready-made for television, almost become cliché, but every big game has them.

Super Bowl Central

Phone call rates squeeze inmate families, boost state prison revenues

GLENDALE – Shayna Palles says phone calls are one of the few ways she can keep her 2-year-old daughter connected to her father, David Colbert, who is serving a 7.5-year prison term in Tucson for second-degree burglary.

Shayna Palles