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Trump, Minions, Elsa among popular figures boosting piñata business

In a small, comfortable home near downtown Phoenix, colorful characters take shape.


Mayor: Flash flood ‘a horrific event that was totally out of our control’

COLORADO CITY – Authorities continued searching through mud and debris Tuesday for a 6-year-old boy missing after a flash flood that killed 12 in this community along the Arizona-Utah line.

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Death toll rises as Colorado City, neighbor dig out from devastating flash flood

COLORADO CITY – As the death toll from a devastating flash flood rose to 12 on Tuesday, with one person still missing, leaders and residents of this community and neighboring Hildale, Utah, mourned the dead and looked toward repairing damage and clearing roads of mud and debris.

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Line to legal for immigrants can be decades-long

Jose Patiño Regalado says he’s played by the rules, waiting in line to become a legal immigrant, just as opponents of immigration reform insist. He’s waited 21 years.

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Survey finds gaps between police force makeup, communities’ diversity

As part of the recruitment team for the Phoenix Police Department, Lt. Anthony Lopez says diversity pays dividends beyond reflecting the community served.

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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.


Glendale City Council says it will press on in legal battle with Coyotes

GLENDALE – Glendale interim Assistant City Manager Tom Duensing said Tuesday that the city planned to stay the course in its battle with the Arizona Coyotes.


Tribal officials discuss importance of repatriation

TOPAWA – Joseph Joaquin sat beneath a mesquite tree at the base of Baboquivari Peak and gestured toward the mountain range and desert plants.

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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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Supreme Court grapples with same-sex marriage, as hundreds rally

WASHINGTON – Justices peppered both sides with questions Tuesday as the Supreme Court grappled with a case that could legalize same-sex marriage in every state, two years after overturning a federal ban on such unions.

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Rocky Point official: New cruise port ‘most important’ project in city

The sound of heavy machinery scraping against rocks and an overwhelming smell of diesel fuel invade an otherwise serene desert beach where Mexico will spend roughly $100 million building its first cruise ship home port.

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Barrow Concussion Network built to protect Arizona high school athletes

Kyle Janes plays linebacker for Phoenix Christian High School. He suffered a concussion on the field this year. But the injury came in a less expected spot: the baseball diamond.

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