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Phoenix shop expects last-minute surge in Halloween costume sales

Americans are expected to spend $2.5 billion alone on Halloween costumes for adults, children and their pets this year, according to the National Retail Federation.


Feds propose Endangered Species Act protection for two Southwest fish

The U.S Fish and Wildlife Service proposed listing two small species of Southwest fish as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. The Tuesday proposal follows pressure from the Center for Biological Diversity, whose legal agreement with the federal agency hastened the designation of hundreds of imperiled species.

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Benefits of $250,000 renovation to ASU hockey’s home arena go beyond the newly minted D-I program

TEMPE – Nine months after the Arizona State University hockey team announced its move to NCAA Division I, a $250,000 renovation of its home rink, Oceanside Ice Arena, has been completed in time for the team's first varsity season. The long-term plan is to move to a bigger arena, but the beneficiaries of the renovations go beyond the Sun Devils.

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Arizona Cardinals, ASU players’ jersey sales on low end nationally

CHANDLER – While the Arizona Cardinals and Arizona State University football have gained traction locally in recent years in terms of wins and popularity, the teams lag behind the competition in national jersey sales.


Yelp, ProPublica partnership gives consumers access to hospital ratings

Until recently, using the crowdsourced information on Yelp to decide which hospital to go to meant navigating star ratings and seemingly countless consumer reviews.

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Food banks’ needs persist in recovering economy

Patty Vanderpoel smiled as she handed a volunteer a plastic bag containing cereal and canned food, adding to boxes bound for St. Mary’s Food Bank.


Ducey declares Teen Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

Combating suicide among Arizona teens is more difficult because parents, guardians and teachers are reluctant to talk about it, an advocate says.

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Along proposed commuter rail line, leaders see growth

A lot would have to happen before a commuter rail line passes through Queen Creek, but Mayor Gail Barney sees great potential in the idea.


Vemma stops operations after FTC calls it a pyramid scheme, student ‘affiliates’ lose money

When Chris Benson signed up to sell Vemma juice drinks, he said something didn’t feel right.


Traffic jamming: That time spent behind the wheel adds up

WASHINGTON - What could you do with the 51 hours that you spent stuck in traffic last year if you were a typical Phoenix commuter? Or even the four hours that the average Lake Havasu commuter spent in congestion on the other end of the state's traffic jam spectrum?


Change sparked by 2011 ArenaBowl loss set Rattlers up for sustained success

MESA – For 21 seconds, the Arizona Rattlers’ performance in ArenaBowl XXIV held a record.

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Parent fights unsuccessfully for more than ‘blood money’ in child’s death

WASHINGTON – Erin Holmes got $250,000 she didn’t want, “blood money” her husband didn’t want to spend.

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