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The Murphy Education and Health Center brings care and hope to South Phoenix

Not far from a sewage treatment plant, a landfill and the Maricopa County jail annex are the four schools and hundreds of families that make up the Murphy Elementary School District in South Phoenix, where more than 80 percent of its residents are Hispanic, most of them poor and many undocumented.

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Glendale extends the New River Trail for the public

GLENDALE – The New River Trail system now runs more than 20 miles from Happy Valley in Peoria all the way to Bethany Home Road in Glendale.


Preparations underway for Light Parade floats

The parade is expected to last 90 minutes this, featuring more floats than in past years.


Organic local turkeys from Gilbert farm sell out in a day

GILBERT – Representatives with The Farm at Agritopia said their goal is to bring fresh and organic food to the community – especially for this Thanksgiving holiday.


Black Lives Matter movement gains momentum in Chandler following church vandalism, theft

A pastor was hoping to start a community conversation on racial equality when he and his predominantly white congregation installed a sign supporting the Black Lives Matter movement outside their Chandler church. Among the first people they heard from were vandals, who altered and then stole the sign.


Chandler pharmaceutical company sees rapid financial gains, but faces legal scrutiny over pain meds

CHANDLER – Insys Therapeutics Inc.’s headquarters lie nestled in an unassuming building complex in Chandler, its only distinguishing feature being the large company logo emblazoned near its roof.


Group to host ‘Woofstock’ to raise awareness for veterans and their service dogs

CHANDLER – Coast Guard veteran James Falsken said it was a challenge to adjust to everyday life after he came back from the Vietnam War.

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Arcade bar growth turns Valley into multiplayer arena

TEMPE – Dillon Thompson has spent one to two hours at Endgame Bar nearly every day since the 22-year-old first started going about two and a half months ago.

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House fails to block Tohono O’odham casino resort in Glendale

WASHINGTON - The House on Monday failed to muster the two-thirds vote needed to pass a bill that would have blocked a Tohono O'odham casino in Glendale, just weeks before the facility is scheduled to open.


Some Arizona tribal casinos wage bets on risky demographic: Millennials

SCOTTSDALE – Philip Smith remembers the sights, sounds and smells of the last time he went gambling.


Arizona’s Better Business Bureau introduces Scam Tracker to help prevent fraud

SONOITA – Scammers are out there, ready to offer you a deal too good to be true, award lottery winnings for a contest you never signed up for, or even demand payment for a debt you didn't realize you had.

The Better Business Bureau says its latest tool, the Scam Tracker, helps people spot scams across the state. (Photo by Jacqueline Padilla/Cronkite News)

Apache leader apologizes for blackface photo, asks for forgiveness

WASHINGTON - San Carlos Apache Chairman Terry Rambler's apology for appearing in blackface as part of a Halloween costume brought varied responses - but agreement that the tribal leader should have known better.