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Primary presidential debates see record-breaking viewership

Since day one, the 2016 campaign season’s presidential primary debates have seen some of the highest viewership in history. And viewers and experts say, they're proving to be more entertainment than informative.


Retired master tailor stitched his way through racial boundaries

H. Shytel Glover never doubted himself, even as some doubted him.


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.


Arizona heroin users claim a controversial herbal supplement helps kick addiction

In the throes of his withdrawals from heroin, Chance Gullon turned to the controversial herbal supplement kratom, now used across the country as an alternative to treatment drugs like methadone.


Navajo, others press EPA, Congress to act on uranium mine cleanup

WASHINGTON - Longtime Sanders resident Wayne Lynch was told in July that the water on his ranch contained dangerously high amounts of uranium, yet he is still using it.


16th hole provides chaotic challenge for Phoenix Open golfers

SCOTTSDALE - Throw an easy 9-iron about 180 yards toward the hole and try to get it close. If not, two-putt and walk away from the 16th hole at the TPC Scottsdale without any damage to the scorecard at the Waste Management Phoenix Open. Easy right? Wrong.


One of the last video rental stores in the Valley closes its doors after 25 years

CHANDLER – When Video Paradise opened in 1991, Arnold Schwarzenegger was saving the future in Terminator 2: Judgment Day. VHS machines were in every household and DVDs were a few years away from the mainstream. If you wanted the latest Tom Cruise flick you rented it for a couple days from stores like Video Paradise.


Flagstaff runner puts Arizona marathon win in perspective

FLAGSTAFF - Hailed as a humbling test of human endurance, the marathon requires power, precision and, above all, perspective.

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Despite high unemployment, Yuma’s agribusiness continues to thrive

YUMA – Every month, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics publishes a report listing metropolitan areas with the highest unemployment rates in the country.

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One West Valley community’s ever-shifting demographics reflect changing face of Phoenix

Where the city of Phoenix once ended at 83rd Avenue, onion fields began — stretching into the distance in a nearly straight shot to Luke Air Force Base. Almost 50 years later, the ground that once supported agriculture now reflects a community whose roots prove ever changing.

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Supreme Court justices quiz both sides in Arizona redistricting case

WASHINGTON - A lawyer for a group of Arizona voters told the Supreme Court Tuesday that the state's redistricting commission violated the one-person, one-vote principle by packing some legislative districts with Republicans to give Democrats an edge elsewhere.


Franks leads Republicans joining latest legal attack on Obamacare

WASHINGTON - Rep. Trent Franks, R-Glendale, led 45 other House Republicans Wednesday who filed a legal brief in support of the latest challenge to Obamacare, which the lawmakers claim is unconstitutional.