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Phoenix Children’s Hospital child life specialists help ease pain for young patients, their families

Vivian Johnson coos in her crib and nods her head as her mother, Lisa Johnson, sings her “Happy Birthday.” She celebrated her first birthday in a small hospital room.


Tribal conference with Obama highlights gains, needs in Indian Country

WASHINGTON - Arizona college student Blossom Johnson painted a bleak picture Thursday for President Barack Obama of life on the Navajo reservation, describing poverty and a childhood clouded by friends lost to suicide.


Arizona exporters tout benefits of Trans-Pacific Trade Partnership

The 12 countries that negotiated the Trans-Pacific Trade Partnership released long-awaited details of the deal they struck behind closed doors and Arizona companies expect to benefit.

Containers are stacked in a port in Valparaíso, Chile. In 2012, the U.S. exported $22 billion worth of goods to the South American country. (Photo by Alicia Clark/Cronkite News)

Colder temperatures and pollution can bring more problems for asthma patients

Most Arizonans look forward to the cooler winter air and scattered showers. But asthmatic patients, such as Arizona State University student Haddi Meyer, find this time of the year the most challenging.

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Most school funding bonds and overrides appear headed for victory

In a reversal from last year, the majority of school bond and override proposals in Arizona appear headed for victory in preliminary results of Tuesday’s municipal elections. There are still a few races too close to call.

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Northern Arizona fall colors have yet to make an appearance

Normally around this time of year the leaves on the trees in northern Arizona have changed to reds, oranges and yellows.


FYI: Halloween by the numbers

Editor's note: FYI is an ongoing series of multimedia storytelling that explain various issues and topics that impact the Valley. Halloween is just around the corner and Americans are busting out their scary decorations and jack-o-lanterns. But how much does it all cost? National Retail Federation and U.S. Census data have some answers. This graphic displays Halloween facts about money, activities and the industry. And be sure to take the quiz at the end of the graphic to test your knowledge on Halloween business.


When it comes to fighting cancer through diet, it’s all about moderation

You don’t have to go vegetarian.

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Arizona legislature school funding lawsuit could come to end

GOP legislators are being briefed this week on a possible settlement to a lawsuit over school funding in Arizona Public School after years of legal battles.


Peoria offers new work program for disabled adults, first in the state

Jaimie Thompson is a vocal Dallas Cowboys fan. She sports their logo on her sweater as she talks about a city of Peoria program focused on giving opportunities to adults with disabilities.

People involved in the program have the opportunity to work Monday and Friday five hours a week.

The Phoenix Grand Canal en route to improvement this year

Phoenix residents can look forward to strolling along a beautiful canal soon — and they won’t have to leave the country to do it.

The north side of the Grand Canal in Phoenix is awaiting a beautification project. The $4.9 million Grand Canalscape is designed to improve pedestrian pathways and tie the canal system into neighborhoods. (Photo by Eboni Johnson/Cronkite News)

City of Phoenix approved to hire consultant for alternative fuel evaluation

City of Phoenix vehicles may be trading in gasoline power for electric power.