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Latina entrepreneurs spur economic growth in Arizona

The number of businesses owned by Hispanic women has tripled in the past eight years, according to the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.


Playworks program, Phoenix Suns volunteers battle school bullying

Children laughed and kicked the soccer ball around the playground at Loma Linda Elementary. They congratulated each other and gave high-fives. Volunteers played with them and helped to facilitate the games. One of those volunteers was Suns General Manager Ryan McDonough.


An Arizona family’s cross-country pilgrimage to see Pope Francis

This trip was not off to a smooth start for the Hanning family.


Mexican Consulate offers free flu shots to those in need

The Mexican Consulate in Phoenix offers free flu shots and a growing number of health services to immigrants and others in need.

Teen vaccine photo

New business incubator finds home in old pickle house building

The number of Hispanic businesses in Arizona has grown by 70 percent in recent years, and a new Phoenix incubator, the Pickle House project, aims to help even more Latino entrepreneurs succeed.


In Guadalupe, one of the state’s smallest towns, residents push back against persistent poverty

GUADALUPE — Just 300 feet separate a meticulously manicured resort and golf course from the tiny town of Guadalupe, where 31 percent of its mostly Latino and Yaqui Indian population live in poverty and only about 54 percent of its children graduate from high school.


Arizona Catholics make pilgrimage to see Pope Francis

Arizona Catholics are among the faithful making a pilgrimage to see Pope Francis during his visit to the United States.

Hanning family photo

Arizona Weights and Measures Department folding, duties moving

The state agency that investigates rogue moving companies, makes sure you get the gas you paid for at the pump and offers other consumer protections is set to shutter its doors next year.

gas pump picture

Douglas recall petition launches; needs 366,000 signatures

An organization seeking to recall Diane Douglas filed paperwork Tuesday to start gathering signatures, with its chairman saying the state schools superintendent has done nothing to improve education.


New Arizona special license plates feature Coyotes, firefighters, more

Arizona drivers looking to sport some personality on their rides have more options thanks to four new special license plates.

Arizona Coyotes plate

Despite three championships, Mercury still fight for attention

The last eight years have been remarkable for the Phoenix Mercury.

Phoenix Mercury photo

Johnson overcame early-career control issues on way to Hall of Fame

Some pitchers in baseball are described as graceful.