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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.


Court sides with Tohono O’odham – again – in fight over Glendale casino

WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court Friday upheld a lower court's ruling that prevented the city of Glendale from annexing land in an effort to block a planned Tohono O'odham casino there.


Despite bright spots, Arizona slips to 17th in energy-efficiency rank

WASHINGTON - Arizona slipped two spots to 17th place in the 2015 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard released Wednesday, even though experts say the state still does very well in some areas.

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Arizona’s Flintstones-themed Bedrock City continues to draw tourists amid potential sale

About 30 minutes from the Grand Canyon’s South Rim is a smaller, more obscure tourist attraction: Bedrock City, a Flintstones walk-through theme park honoring the 1960s cartoon.


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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Once dominant Catholic Church struggles to attract young followers

The Catholic Church is hopeful excitement surrounding Pope Francis’ visit to the U.S. will help reverse a decades-old trend of declining religious affiliation among young adults.


Mayor Stanton attending climate change conference

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


Franks, abortion opponents attack Planned Parenthood in House hearing

WASHINGTON - An emotional Rep. Trent Franks, R-Glendale, accused Planned Parenthood on Wednesday of selling body parts of "innocent babies they're guilty of killing" in abortion procedures.


Tribes say law requiring return of remains, relics, hasn’t met promise

WASHINGTON – Manley Begay Jr. stood surrounded by boxes “stacked to the ceiling” that were filled with the remains of more than 1,000 Native Americans, when one label caught his eye.

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New state law limits when schools can use restraint, seclusion

Melissa Van Hook, a mother of two children with autism and co-founder of the East Valley Autism Network, said too many parents of students with disabilities have called her to report children being secluded and restrained at school.


Flag football proving an alternative to tackle football concussion fears

[caption id="attachment_1556" align="alignright" width="800"]flag football A member of the Kinght Saints jumps in the air as he tries to elude members of the Scruggs Raiders after making an interception. Concussions in tackle football have led to more and more parents signing their kids up for flag football leagues, such as PrimeTime Athletics, which oversees teams such as the Raiders and Saints. (Photo by Jeff Vinton)[/caption]Youth participation in flag football, basketball and soccer is on the rise in Mesa and elsewhere.


Youth football tackles concussion issues

Brian Brooks still remembers the first time he watched his son sustain a head injury playing tackle football. The hit left 10-year-old Carson down on the field, injured – and Brian with a parent’s worst nightmare.