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Officials warn that West faces another ‘challenging’ wildfire season

WASHINGTON - Federal officials warned a Senate panel that the West should prepare for another "challenging" wildfire season, particularly in the drought-ravaged Southwest, after a 2017 season that was the most expensive on record in terms of firefighting costs.


Despite WNBA’s recent success, players think league could do more

The WNBA considers last season one of its most successful, with average game attendance reaching a six-year high and record-breaking numbers in merchandising and social media engagement. However, many of the league’s best players are not as thrilled. They think the NBA, the parent company of the WNBA, could do more in terms of marketing.



National Park Service works to attract more ethnically diverse visitors

More than six million people visited Grand Canyon National Park in 2016 but only a small percentage were minorities. Representatives are working on ways to draw more diverse visitors.


Arizona students stage ‘die-in’ outside governor’s office to demand action on gun violence

Students in Arizona and across the nation walked out on the anniversary of the Columbine school shooting in a growing movement supporting gun control.


Parents, advocates rally after Queen Creek High loses five to suicide

Parents and suicide prevention advocates rallied in front of a Queen Creek school that has lost five students to suicide since May


3 major retailers across the country ban sale of guns, ammunition to customers younger than 21 years old

In a statement released Wednesday morning, Dick's CEO said they will no longer sell assault rifles or high capacity magazines.


Superhero fans celebrate increasing diversity in comic books

ACE Comic Con attendees celebrate the growing diversity of characters in superhero movies and comic books.


Ending the stigma: Programs create conversations about mental health in Arizona schools

There are no standards for mental health education in Arizona schools. Each individual school district decides whether or how it will teach mental health.

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Scottsdale ranked No. 8 in country for vegan and vegetarian ‘friendliness’

Scottsdale has so many offerings, Wallethub recently ranked the city at No. 8 for vegan and vegetarian “friendliness” in the country.


Her son gone, mother reaches out to prevent student suicides

PHOENIX – “I love how you treat me,” was one of the last things 18-year-old Mitchell Warnock said to his mother before committing suicide a year ago.


Section 113, Row 15, Seat 12: one seat, four nights, four Suns fans

PHOENIX -- Once upon a time, the Suns were the face of the Valley. They were the community's first major sports team, beginning play in the 1968-69 season.