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Arizona celebrates Hispanic Heritage month with traditional “Grito”

Phoenix - Hispanic Heritage month celebrations featuring mariachi music also include a "grito," a traditional yell, an expression of joy and appreciation during songs.

Latino voters disappointed with presidential candidates may stay home on election day

PHOENIX - The Mejias, owners of a busy quinceañera shop in East Phoenix, are immigrants from Hidalgo, Mexico, naturalized citizens and eligible to vote but the husband and wife are unlikely to cast ballots in the presidential election.

Muslims in Arizona: One perception, many faces

PHOENIX – Muslims in America have been burdened with a label of terrorism that colors others’ perceptions of Islam, a religion of peace and diverse followers, Arizona Muslims say.

Son accused of bullying at West Valley high school leads to court, parent says

GOODYEAR – While the rest of his class will be walking across the stage in May, 18-year-old Kyle Company will be fighting a legal battle after an incident considered bullying suspended him for the rest of the school year at Estrella Foothills High School.


Country Thunder brings music, fun and health problems

FLORENCE - While thousands of Country Thunder fans were enjoying the music at the weekend outdoor festival, dust stirred by strong winds raised health concerns.

Phoenix Fire Department: Watch children around water and get the right equipment to help prevent drownings

A child is found floating, face down, in a hotel pool. A mother frantically begs for her child to breathe. He’s pulled out of the pool, and a hotel guest starts CPR as another guest stays on the line with an emergency dispatcher. This time, it’s a drill.

Tourists take state park rocks despite warnings

APACHE JUNCTION - Arizona law prohibits visitors from taking vegetation and rocks from state parks to preserve nature for other visitors and future generations.

New detection method may improve Lyme disease diagnosis in Arizona

SCOTTSDALE - Researchers said a new DNA detection method will better identify Lyme disease, a tick-born illness that is increasing in the United States.

From soccer to housing developments, former Arizona spring training sites find new lives

In some cities across Arizona, the sounds of spring training have gone silent.

Sustainability Festival explores environment, energy conservation solutions

A festival showcasing environmental and human connections to sustain the planet winds up this week.


Hello Kitty food truck draws lines of fans to Scottsdale

SCOTTSDALE – Hello Kitty baked goods and merchandise rolled into town on a nationally popular food truck this weekend. Hundreds of fans arrived bright and early to claim a spot at the front of the line.

Hello Kitty fans photo

Lawmakers want to pull state from ‘oversized’ federal court circuit

WASHINGTON - Arizona lawmakers introduced bills Wednesday that would pull Arizona and four other Western states out of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and form them into a new circuit.