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Court ordered to review life-without-parole sentence for Navajo teen

WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court ordered a resentencing Monday for a Navajo man who was sentenced to life without parole for murder and conspiracy to murder in 2002, when he was just 16 years old.


Hispanic entrepreneurs contribute $10 billion a year to Arizona economy

In five years Pilar and Carlos Calderon built a thriving childcare business that grew from serving four kids to maximum capacity.


Maricopa County MASH Unit pairs veteran inmates with abused dogs

Every Wednesday, the veteran inmates housed in Maricopa County’s Towers Jail get a treat. They get down on their knees to stroke, cuddle and hug the dogs – from chihuahua to pitbull mixes – staying in the MASH Unit.


In Maricopa County, some jail inmates now are eligible for Medicaid after their release

James Schmitz sits with his fellow inmates in a Durango Jail classroom where the subject of today’s lesson is consequences.


Arizona officials prepare desert tortoises for adoption

The Arizona Game and Fish Department has seen a 56 percent increase in the number of desert tortoises available in its Phoenix adoption center compared to last year.


UA medical students find their match, join residency programs across country

Sixty-six medical students held their breath. Seconds later, all 66 cheered with joy and jubilation.


Court overturns death sentence in brutal 1991 burglary-murders

WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court ordered a new sentencing hearing Friday for an Arizona death row inmate convicted in the 1991 Valley murders of two people during the course of a burglary spree.


Need a job? Advocates say career technical education plays vital role in Arizona economy

Of all job openings in Arizona, more than half of them have fallen into a “middle-skills” category since 2010, according to data from the National Skills Coalition.


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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Survey: Arizona’s independent businesses saw jump in revenue, but struggle to obtain bank loans

A recent national survey indicated an uptick in revenue for independent businesses nationwide. And in Arizona, those numbers were even higher.

the velo business

U of A study examines alcohol use in Native American population, helps debunk stereotypes

TUCSON – Popular culture often depicts Native Americans as drunks and binge drinkers.


Tempe florist gives leftover V-day flowers to nonprofit devoted to domestic violence victims

Valentine’s Day is the biggest day of the year in the flower industry. But it’s important for florists to correctly estimate their sales so their product does not perish.