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Arizona ranks high for hit-and-run deaths, AAA report shows

WASHINGTON - Arizona had the fifth-highest fatal hit-and-run rate among states in 2016, a year that saw the most hit-and-runs fatalities nationwide, according to the AAA, which said that pedestrians and cyclists are the two most likely victims of hit-and-run accidents.


Text 911: Maricopa County improves emergency system to serve the hearing impaired

Maricopa County provides way to text in an emergency, helping people with disabilities.


Legislators propose tougher laws to stop wrong-way crashes

Law enforcement agencies are paying a heavy cost to fight wrong-way driving, while legislators work to create solutions to reduce the number of wrong-way drivers.


Gosar dismisses failed censure attempt over State of the Union tweets

WASHINGTON - Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Prescott, rebuffed House Democrats' failed attempt to censure him for tweets about undocumented immigrants at the State of the Union, calling the censure move "left-wing non-sense to silence my speech."


Arizona rancher on Mexico border uses science to breed sustainable cattle

Nogales, AZ cattle rancher Dean Fish bases his business practices on a three-legged stool of sustainability "to produce a safe, wholesome, tasty, nutritious product that’s going to go on America’s dinner plate."


Renovations, name change brings a new look and feel to Phoenix Raceway

AVONDALE — Big changes are in the works at Phoenix Raceway. On top of its massive renovation, the track unveiled its announcement of a title shift on Sept. 26. The track has signed ISM Connect as its naming rights partner. The transition to becoming ISM Raceway, effective 2018, is the first time in the track’s history that it has sold such rights.

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Some Arizona residents push back against police through protests, ballot box

PHOENIX – As thousands of protesters hit the Phoenix streets in July 2016 to protest the killings of black people by police, the Rev. Jarrett Maupin felt their anger.


ASU adds interfaith, ablution rooms to Memorial Union to accommodate religious practices

TEMPE – Arizona State University recently added an interfaith reflection room and ablution rooms to its Memorial Union to accommodate students who want to practice their religious beliefs.

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Venezuelan teens came to Arizona for basketball, but were left homeless

BUCKEYE - They were teenagers from Venezuela, drawn to Arizona’s Elite 1 Academy with hopes of playing college basketball or making it to the NBA.

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Good Book gets good look in town where The Word is usually political

WASHINGTON - The Washington monument that Mark Singer and Kim Bongiorno came to see wasn’t old and it wasn’t on the National Mall and it wasn’t dedicated – strictly – to U.S. history. But don’t tell the Scottsdale couple that it wasn’t worth the trip.


With nod to roots, developers plan to retrofit Park Central Mall into modern cool

PHOENIX – When Park Central Mall opened in 1957, the cars packed into the parking lot had fins, Elvis Presley’s “Jailhouse Rock” was on the radio and shoppers were riding the escalators at a gleaming, two-story Goldwater’s department store, founded by the family of the man who would run for president seven years later.


Zombie Walk returns after being resurrected by Arizona Hemophilia Association

PHOENIX — Bloodied, flesh-eating, hungry zombies filled the streets of the Warehouse District in Phoenix on Oct. 28.