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Antique dealers see controversial African-American memorabilia as part of history

MESA – Visitors to antique shops on Main Street in Mesa will see stores crammed with primarily benign American memorabilia. A 19th century record player, a vintage 1990s Barbie, or a campaign button promoting Richard Nixon for president line the shelves.


Schnepf Farms among Valley’s top pumpkin patches

QUEEN CREEK — Schnepf Farms opened the gates to its Pumpkin and Chili Party fall festival on Oct. 5, and community members swarmed to the attractions. Schnepf Farms encompasses 300 acres packed full of activities ranging from pumpkin and vegetable picking to roller coasters and a 20-acre corn maze in the shape of former Arizona Coyotes hockey player Shane Doan’s face.


Chinese community fights back for its cultural center

PHOENIX – Dozens of voices were heard during Tuesday’s Phoenix City Council meeting, where a large number of members from the Valley’s Chinese community came out in defense of the cultural center they say is ground zero for their community in the Valley.

Phoenix City Council members

Mission Possible Cafe provides community with Mexican cuisine, job training

PHOENIX — The new Mission Possible Cafe is opening in central Phoenix and is giving its employees the valuable work experience they need.


Phoenix, Tucson get middling scores in UN look at cities’ sustainability

WASHINGTON - Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton said in his State of the City address this year that Phoenix had been "recognized for our leadership on sustainability," but a new study suggests it may have room to improve.


Arizona gas prices bumped by holiday, hurricane; still relatively low

WASHINGTON - Gas prices in Arizona rose 5 cents a gallon this week - 4 cents since Thursday - squeezed by the typical rise in holiday demand and a drop in supply from Gulf Coast refineries shuttered by Hurricane Harvey.


DACA: The process and the impact of its possible removal

PHOENIX — In a waiting game full of anxiety and uncertainty, thousands of DACA recipients in Arizona are waiting to see if the Trump administration will rescind the program that has allowed them to stay legally in the country they call home.

DACA signs

Phoenix Chinese community shocked by sale of cultural center property

PHOENIX – Members of the Chinese community in the Valley say they were caught off guard by the sudden sale of the property where their cultural center is located.

Chinese Cultural Center Outside

Schools fail lead tests while many states don’t require testing at all

WASHINGTON, D.C. – When Ceon Dubose Palmore got thirsty at school, an administrator had to escort the 15-year-old past trash-bag-covered fountains to a faucet two floors down.


Military bases’ contamination will affect water for generations

VICTORVILLE, Calif. - Once a fighter jet training base critical to the Cold War, little remains of the former George Air Force Base but rows of dilapidated houses, a dismantled military hospital and dangerous chemicals from pesticides, jet fuels and other hazardous wastes that have poisoned the water for decades.

Base Operations Building

Presidents’ fitness councils make slow progress against childhood obesity

WASHINGTON - When a study showed American youth were significantly more obese than their European peers, it shocked the president into creating a council aimed at combating the childhood obesity epidemic and increasing physical fitness throughout the country.


At-risk youth find greater mental strength, spiritual transformation in community sports

PHOENIX - In the rising heat of a recent summer morning, teenage boys congregated on Phoenix Christian School’s football field, waiting to take turns going long for passes.