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Elusive NFL QB Cunningham enters College Football Hall of Fame as punter

SCOTTSDALE – Randall Cunningham created a lasting legacy for himself as a quarterback in the NFL using his arm and running ability. But he needed his punting leg to get him into the College Football Hall of Fame.


Mexican border city grapples with possibility of legalizing marijuana

CIUDAD JUAREZ – Mexico’s Supreme Court ruled this fall that individuals have the right to grow marijuana for personal use, but on the border many are divided over the issue.


Trail building expert: Phoenix ‘becoming premier winter hiking destination in the US’

In January 2013, the city of Phoenix shut down one of its busiest hiking spots because it was too popular.

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Playing multiple sports can prevent young athletes from burning out

Madison Woolgare balances two sports as a sophomore at Desert Vista High School, competitive cheer and swimming.

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Nearly 40 percent of homeless youth across the country identify as LGBTQ, experts say

For a while, Aiden Grae lived in park next to Washington High School, his homelessness prompted by an argument with his grandmother over his sexual orientation and gender identity.

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Flagstaff-based incubator helps Native American entrepreneurs build businesses

FLAGSTAFF – Sunlight shoots through the window of a Flagstaff studio, casting a spotlight on Gregory Hill – specifically on his hands. They’re burned and worn from carving toy tops.

Native American entrepreneurs photo

One West Valley community’s ever-shifting demographics reflect changing face of Phoenix

Where the city of Phoenix once ended at 83rd Avenue, onion fields began — stretching into the distance in a nearly straight shot to Luke Air Force Base. Almost 50 years later, the ground that once supported agriculture now reflects a community whose roots prove ever changing.

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Language immersion classrooms bring students education and culture

When Reva Wood was a child, her Spanish-speaking parents made the decision to only speak to her in English. They wanted to protect Wood.


Wounded vets hunt for peace of mind

SPRINGERVILLE – The crisp mountain air bites at Sgt. Jose Valdenegro’s extremities as he and his hunting guide scout for elk high on a hilltop, not far from the New Mexico border. It’s 25 degrees, his 10 fingers and five toes stinging in protest at the cold.


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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Local experts: New era of terrorism constantly evolving

In the wake of the deadly attacks in Paris, the world’s leaders have been focused on what it might take to stop the Islamic terrorist group ISIS, which claimed responsibility for the Friday assaults that killed 129 and wounded more than 300.


Arts education is making a comeback in Valley schools

Cartwright School District, one of the Valley districts hit hardest by the Great Recession, isn’t letting budget cuts imperil its ability to offer students a vibrant arts education.