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Arizona Muslims worry about backlash following Paris attacks

Imam Ahmad Shqeirat at the Islamic Community Center of Tempe and others who attend services there worry about a growing backlash after the terrorist attacks in Paris.

The Qur’ân sits on a bookshelf at a Mosque in Tempe. (Photo by Alicia Clark/Cronkite News)

Arizona projected to lead the United States in future job growth

Forbes Magazine has named Arizona the best state for future job growth, but one local economic expert said the distinction does come with some caveats.


Demand for Chicago-style food fuels out-of-state restaurant expansion in Phoenix

Chicago-based restaurants are expanding into the Valley based on increased demand for deep-dish pizza and Vienna beef hot dogs from customers and former Illinois residents.

Vendors at Sloan Park in Mesa serve traditional Chicago hot dogs to Cubs fans and visiting Chicagoans. (File Photo/Cronkite News)

Popularity of El Salvador’s pupusas celebrated at Arizona food festival

Every November, Arizona joins in celebrating a beloved Salvadoran dish at the annual Arizona Pupusas Festival in Phoenix.

Cooks from the Salvadoreño Restaurant prepare pupusas at the the 8th annual Arizona Pupusa Festival. (Photo by Carla León/Cronkite News)

Arizona’s Better Business Bureau introduces Scam Tracker to help prevent fraud

SONOITA – Scammers are out there, ready to offer you a deal too good to be true, award lottery winnings for a contest you never signed up for, or even demand payment for a debt you didn't realize you had.

The Better Business Bureau says its latest tool, the Scam Tracker, helps people spot scams across the state. (Photo by Jacqueline Padilla/Cronkite News)

New video game, Fallout 4, has Phoenix gamers buzzing

Local video game stores in Phoenix have been participating and preparing for the month of November, a big month for gamers. The software that has gamers buzzing today is the release of the long-awaited Fallout 4.


State, local officials track down nearly 200 unregistered sex offenders

State officials are looking for just under 200 sex offenders who have failed to register with the Arizona Department of Safety, according to the county attorney general’s office.

Matt Hershey, assistant chief deputy of the U.S. Marshals Service for the district of Arizona, discusses the effort to track down almost 200 unregistered sex offenders. (Photo by Becca Smouse/Cronkite News)

Recycled orchestra turns trash into musical treasure

More than 500 people attended a concert by young Paraguayan musicians playing instruments made of recycled trash after a screening of the documentary “Landfill Harmonic” at the Scottsdale International Film Festival.

Tania Vera, violin player, Fabio Chavez, Orchestra director and Evelyn Riveros, saxophone player with the Recylced Orchestra peformed on opening night at the Scottsdale International Film Festival.

Nearly all Phoenix’s Central High seniors apply to college, bucking state trend

You might look at the month of November and think Thanksgiving and Christmas are around the corner.


Record amounts of heroin are smuggled through Arizona as overdose deaths rise statewide, nationally

Heroin is the number one drug threat in major communities across the country, with overdose deaths continuing to increase as more heroin is moved across the Southwest, according to a 2015 intelligence report by U.S Drug Enforcement Administration.

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Heroin and meth seized in Arizona sets record in busy smuggling corridor

U.S. authorities seized a record amount of methamphetamine and heroin in the busy Arizona smuggling corridor.


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.