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Experts: Holiday spending off to strong start, but that doesn’t necessarily equate to full-time jobs

PHOENIX – Americans are dealing out more cash this year for the holidays, but experts say that’s not necessarily a good thing for those looking for work in Arizona.

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Buyer beware: Experts say home sellers don’t have to disclose murders, hauntings

TEMPE – When Patricia St. Vincent bought a 1910 colonial revival house in Tempe more than 30 years ago, the seller congratulated her and said, “You bought yourself a haunted house.”


Adults with autism will get a new housing community in Phoenix

PHOENIX – Denise Resnik carefully places the blueprints on a shelf because she wants them on display. They illustrate Resnik’s nearly 20-year journey to create an inclusive community housing project for her son and other adults with autism.

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Want a chef to prepare dinner at your house? There’s a Phoenix app for that

PHOENIX – Roza Ferdowsmakan has loved food since she was 13 and spotted a strange-looking pie at a dinner party.

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ADOT trains truckers from Mexico to pass safety inspections, increase business

NOGALES, Mexico – Sixty truck drivers scribbled notes in a Mexican warehouse last month as they listened to a United States border inspection officer describe the types of things officers examine during border inspections.


Valley tech startups struggle to secure capital, organizations try to fill gap

MESA – Spencer Thomason’s startup beat out 63 others at this year’s Venture Madness competition.

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After Montana outcry derailed career, Phoenix College coach Pflugrad looks for second chance

PHOENIX — Though the Phoenix College football staff resists the name “Last Chance U,” it feels that way at times for Robin Pflugrad.


GCU students’ love of ‘boarding’ drives launch of electric longboard company

PHOENIX – Levi Conlow and Nathan Cooper have been “boarding” all their lives — skateboarding, wakeboarding and snowboarding.

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Arizona ‘Hyperloop’ team doesn’t win international competition, but vows to continue

PHOENIX – Dozens of students from several Arizona universities spent the weekend in Hawthorne, California, competing at the SpaceX headquarters to build a high-speed transportation pod.

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Arizona group wants $57 million Volkswagen settlement to go toward electric school buses

PHOENIX – A local grassroots environmental group gathered outside the Arizona state Capitol on Thursday to draw attention to diesel pollution. They want state officials to use the nearly $57 million the state will receive from the national Volkswagen settlement to replace diesel school buses with electric buses.

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Schools fail lead tests while many states don’t require testing at all

WASHINGTON, D.C. – When Ceon Dubose Palmore got thirsty at school, an administrator had to escort the 15-year-old past trash-bag-covered fountains to a faucet two floors down.


Presidents’ fitness councils make slow progress against childhood obesity

WASHINGTON - When a study showed American youth were significantly more obese than their European peers, it shocked the president into creating a council aimed at combating the childhood obesity epidemic and increasing physical fitness throughout the country.