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Promoters to launch Ace Comic Con in Glendale as comic book industry experiences revival

Experts said the comic book industry has seen a resurgence in popularity thanks to the internet, movie adaptations and conventions. A new convention will hit Glendale next month.


St. Vincent’s renovates urban garden, plans to project as teaching tool for kids, homeless

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul’s 1-acre urban garden in Phoenix grows fruits and vegetables to provide healthy food to needy families.


Virtual reality? Facial recognition? Stadiums, fan experiences evolving

The evolution of stadiums and sports fandom, from virtual reality to facial recognition, will impact the way we view sports.


Phoenix telephone museum re-opens doors, but still faces challenges

PHOENIX – A number of telephone history museums – which celebrate everything from telegraphs and telephone booths to rotary and flip phones – have closed in the past few years.

Old telephone

Arizona’s Talking Book library officials say visually, physically impaired patrons increasingly turn to digital materials

PHOENIX – Craig Turner opens one of many cardboard boxes that had just arrived at the Talking Book library early one October morning. He finds a surprise among them: A thank you note from a patron.


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.

Roza Ferdowsmakan

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.

Venture Madness

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.