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Food too ugly to eat gets a makeover that feeds 500

TEMPE - An Arizona State University department is giving ugly food a makeover, trying to change the way consumers shop for produce.


Majerle putting GCU basketball on Division I map

Grand Canyon University men’s basketball is used to being overlooked and underappreciated.

Dan Majerle photo

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

While spring training is a ‘second Christmas,’ others await anticipated boom

Building spring training facilities for big-league clubs is considered an investment by Valley cities that will spur development.


Carbon-capture could ‘save the planet,’ ASU scientist says

Steve Atkins, wearing khakis and a tucked button-down blue shirt, squints closely at a primitive unit set up on the roof of a research building on the Arizona State University campus in Tempe.

carbon photo

Cave Creek bus driver goes above and beyond for students

CAVE CREEK — Norm Rogers is not your average bus driver. As a driver in the Cave Creek School District, he goes out of his way to learn every child’s name, he greets all of his students every day and he gives back at every opportunity.

Bus Driver Photo

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.


Arizona charter schools turn 20 with higher test scores

Nestled between a taco shop, a gas station and a church lies the Gilbert campus of Leading Edge Academy. A former Albertsons grocery store on the strip mall is what the small public school calls home.

Charter school classroom photo

West Phoenix piano teacher’s lessons go beyond music

Christmas songs play from a piano and echo throughout the halls of a West Phoenix home.

Carol Whaley photo

Phoenix Dream Center offers safe haven for at-risk teens and young adults

After the death of his parents, Ian Palmerton spent the first months of his life in an orphanage in Moscow until an American couple came to Russia and brought him to the U.S. to be adopted.

Phoenix Dream Center photo

Appetite for holiday tamales keeps family bakery busy

La Purisima Bakery makes hundreds of tamales a week but can barely keep up with holiday orders in December.

Tamales photo

Ducey lights Arizona Christmas tree

Gov. Doug Ducey oversaw the proceedings, which included choir singing.