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Local bars woo Alabama and Clemson fans

Valley resident Kyndall Holstead did not attend the University of Alabama but has become a fan of the football dynasty Nick Saban has built there.

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Alabama’s Saban wants juniors to make smart business move with NFL decision

PARADISE VALLEY – The timing couldn’t have been better. In the white-hot spotlight of the College Football Playoff National Championship game, O.J. Howard enjoyed the best game of his career.

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With two clutch plays, special teams spur Alabama to championship in Glendale

It’s a third of the game. It’s a phrase every football fan has heard a thousand times over -- special teams is a third of the game.

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Clemson, Alabama going where they’ve never gone before tonight — a 15th game

Ask any coaches and they’ll likely say the same thing – winning championships, regardless of how many games you play, is hard. Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney pointed to one of his associate head coaches as an example.

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Former inmate’s new purpose: Get Arizona’s ex-cons to move on and find jobs

He stands in the middle of the conference room, looking out at his disciples in a building not far from the hum of Sky Harbor airport. They stare back, entranced by his presence.

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Despite high unemployment, Yuma’s agribusiness continues to thrive

YUMA – Every month, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics publishes a report listing metropolitan areas with the highest unemployment rates in the country.

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Brunson-Lee students making significant achievements, despite economic, educational challenges

Rachael DeFraesart’s Room 122 is full of all the fourth grade trappings: Posters that diagram long multiplication and illustrate phonics, define vocabulary words and offer inspiration.

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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.

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Will the ‘Seahawks effect’ catch on for home buyers in Arizona?

A shortage of homes on the market and multiple-offer situations have fueled buyers to create strategies to get ahead of the competition. One game plan ¬– the "Seahawks Strategy" – has worked for some Seattle homebuyers, and experts say the method could catch on in Arizona.

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Supreme Court justices quiz both sides in Arizona redistricting case

WASHINGTON - A lawyer for a group of Arizona voters told the Supreme Court Tuesday that the state's redistricting commission violated the one-person, one-vote principle by packing some legislative districts with Republicans to give Democrats an edge elsewhere.


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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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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