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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)

Developers turn historic Welnick Marketplace in downtown Phoenix into adaptive reuse project

The historic Welnick Bros. Marketplace building in downtown Phoenix has sat vacant for the past decade. But now, developers plan to restore it as an adaptive reuse project with restaurant, retail and entertainment space.

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McDowell Road’s ‘Miracle Mile’ highlights Phoenix area’s international diversity, culture

The clothes on his back and crumbled documents were the only two possessions Ethiopian refugee Anduale Hassan had to his name after stepping off of the plane at Sky Harbor International Airport. A government official stared when he first saw Hassan.


Millennials transition into housing market as rents become more expensive

While the Valley’s economy continues to improve, the housing market has lagged.

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Amid years-long drought, some homeowners giving artificial turf a look

Scottsdale homeowner Luke Rosenberg said he was skeptical at first about installing an artificial turf putting green for his children.

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Arizona Cardinals, ASU players’ jersey sales on low end nationally

CHANDLER – While the Arizona Cardinals and Arizona State University football have gained traction locally in recent years in terms of wins and popularity, the teams lag behind the competition in national jersey sales.


Mayor Stanton attending climate change conference

Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton stresses sustainability advances in the state at Los Angeles symposium.


Hill interns expand minds – and waistlines – working free-food circuit

WASHINGTON - August in Washington means a few things - Congress is out on recess, the city is slowing down and the tourists are heading home.


Basketball at breakneck pace a way of life on Navajo reservation

WINDOW ROCK — At 5:15 a.m., sunrise is only a thin pale highlight over red rock mesas in the east as Alicia Hale steps out of her house for her daily run. Even in June, the morning is so chilly at an altitude of almost 7,000 feet that she needs several layers to stay warm.


Cochise Regional Hospital set to close, after Medicare cut off funding

WASHINGTON - Medicare restrictions are crippling rural healthcare centers like Cochise Regional Hospital, which is set to close Friday after a funding dispute with the federal agency, an Arizona health expert testified Tuesday.


Glendale City Council approves new two-year Coyotes agreement

GLENDALE – Mayor Jerry Weiers said he believes Friday’s vote to accept a new lease agreement with the Arizona Coyotes is a sign of a brighter future for the city of Glendale.

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Officials: Slip among state-funded pension ranks no cause for concern

WASHINGTON - Funding for Arizona's state-run pension funds fell by more than 20 percent from 2003 to 2013, but the almost 600,000 state workers covered have no reason to worry about their retirement, officials said.