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Bill could keep cities from banning short-term rentals

JEROME – Glen Odegard spent more than a year repairing and renovating a historic home in Jerome after a mudslide left it vacant for more than a half century. For the past three years, tourists have rented out the house.

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Despite risks, skydiving continues to gain popularity

ELOY – Experts said Arizona’s mild weather and clear skies make the state an ideal area for skydivers. Tourists, military personnel and national skydiving teams from around the world travel here to train.


Hundreds of Arizona inmates have used razors, drugs in self harm or suicide attempts

There were nearly 500 incidents in Arizona’s prison system when convicts attempted to either hurt or kill themselves in 2015, despite efforts to push for better mental health treatment and a legal settlement ordering the Department of Corrections to improve psychiatric services.

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Opponents slam “dark money” bill

Opponents of a legislative move to reduce state oversight of “dark money” said changes approved last week by the Senate would put Arizona elections under a cloud.

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Majerle putting GCU basketball on Division I map

Grand Canyon University men’s basketball is used to being overlooked and underappreciated.

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Grand Canyon University’s rising athletic program turning heads

Take a stroll around the campus of Grand Canyon University and new academic buildings, a recently renovated basketball arena and new student housing stand out. So do the sounds of the future.


Big-time coaches help GCU ascend to big-time athletics

Josh Braun signed on with Grand Canyon University’s basketball program for one reason: Dan Majerle, the former Phoenix Suns star and a local legend now coaching the Antelopes.


For Arizona’s wrongfully convicted, life after prison brings hardship and hope

For 12 years, Drayton Witt passed his days behind bars, surrounded by rapists, murderers and convicts. Over the course of a decade, Witt insisted he was not guilty despite a murder conviction for killing his four-month old son.

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Low Mexican Peso is generating more travel interest among Americans

With spring break just two weeks away, college students are taking a second look at Mexico as an ideal destination, thanks to its weak peso and despite travel alerts.

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El Paso remains quiet in days leading up to papal Mass across the border

EL PASO, Texas -- While crowds across the border in Ciudad Juárez are almost too dense to navigate, the streets here remain quiet -- perhaps too quiet -- only hours before Pope Francis celebrates Mass.


Time running low as supporters of sex ed inclusivity bill voice support

A bill that would eliminate Arizona’s ban on school districts including any discussion of homosexual sex in teaching the prevention of sexually transmitted diseases is running out of time, according to the bill’s author.

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Earl Watson draws upon wisdom of past mentors to lead a young Suns team

When he was an 18-year-old freshman at UCLA, Earl Watson was invited into John Wooden’s den by the legendary Bruins coach to talk about life, Wooden’s love affair with his wife and basketball.