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Diamondbacks spend big to keep pace with major-market foes

Four seasons have passed since a team other than the Los Angeles Dodgers or San Francisco Giants captured a National League West Division title, and entering the most-recent offseason, it appeared that trend would continue for a fifth year.


Hundreds rally as Supreme Court weighs Obamacare contraceptive mandate

WASHINGTON - Protesters gathered at the Supreme Court Wednesday - one side dancing to Lady Gaga and the other singing hymns - while justices considered whether religious groups can be required to provide contraceptives to employees under Obamacare.


Arizona officials share conservation ideas at White House Water Summit

WASHINGTON - Phoenix and Tucson water officials took the occasion of the first-ever White House Water Summit to announce plans Tuesday for a more than fivefold increase in the joint conservation effort between the two cities.


FYI: Quick facts about the Arizona Presidential Preference Election 2016

The Arizona Presidential Preference Election will be held from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 22. Utah, Idaho (Democratic only) and American Samoa are also holding primaries on this day. Here are the facts:


World War II vets from Arizona reminisce, reflect in trip to Washington

WASHINGTON - With a steady, practiced motion so natural it was hard to imagine he learned it 70 years ago, Jim Mende raised his right arm slowly before snapping it into a crisp salute against the bill of his ball cap.


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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Good Sam 500 a homecoming for Glendale native McDowell

AVONDALE – There weren’t more than a dozen people in attendance when Michael McDowell took the stage for his appearance in front of fans Sunday morning at Phoenix International Raceway. The VIP tent was filling up before the Good Sam 500, but McDowell knew it wasn’t for him. NASCAR stars Denny Hamlin, Kevin Harvick and others were scheduled to appear within the hour.


Phoenix International Raceway presents unique challenge for drivers

AVONDALE — Phoenix International Raceway, when stripped to the bare minimum, is simply four left turns and a finish line, like most NASCAR tracks. Look a little closer, and the track becomes a jigsaw puzzle which makes the cars more difficult to maneuver on race weekend.


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.


Maricopa County Attorney’s Office stops issuing iPhones to employees

The Maricopa County Attorney’s Office announced Wednesday it will stop distributing iPhones to employees in the wake of a national legal battle between Apple and the FBI.

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Guacamole growing Super Bowl MVP snack food

This Sunday, football fans should only worry about the final score in the Super Bowl, not the guacamole bowl running out. Mexico is making sure of that, exporting millions of avocados to guacamole-crazed Americans for the game.


ASU students predict likelihood of super eruption at Yellowstone

TEMPE – Christy Till and her team of Ph.D. students had a rare opportunity to spend a week and a half inside Yellowstone National Park, collecting samples of lava, dodging tourists and sleeping in tents.