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Suns name Watson interim coach after firing Hornacek

The Suns named Earl Watson interim head coach Monday afternoon, replacing Jeff Hornacek, who was fired earlier in the day after the team lost its 14th consecutive road game.

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El Niño storms affect winter crop industry in Arizona

TOLLESON – This year’s El Niño will be one of the strongest weather cycles of its kind on record, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. And Arizona saw its first bout of related weather in early January.

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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Arizona looks for economic boost from football playoff, other events

The College Football Playoff National Championship Game on Jan. 11 is the next in a line of major sports events coming to the Phoenix area that has the potential to have both short- and long-term effects for the state financially.

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Arizona continues to build impressive resume of major events, eyes more in the future

GLENDALE — In the middle of a three-year run that includes the Super Bowl, Pro Bowl, College Football Playoff National Championship and the NCAA Men’s Basketball Final Four, the Greater Phoenix area has established itself as a major player in the battle to host the biggest national and international sporting events.

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Palo Verde nuclear power plant continues to defy desert

TONOPAH – Many scientists and engineers consider the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station to be a feat of engineering because it’s not near a large body of water – unlike other nuclear power plants around the world.

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Soccer’s success in Arizona validated by international events, youth soccer expansion

The announcement that the Copa America Centenario would bring international soccer matches to the Valley next summer was cheered by local officials who believe the powerhouse tournament will foster the development of the sport in Arizona.

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Recycled City turns food waste into compost for locals, signs contract with city of Phoenix

There aren’t many businesses that use your waste to grow food you can eat.

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City Council updates public on Sky Harbor flight path changes

The Phoenix City Council's Aviation and Redevelopment Subcommittee met to discuss the latest on the Sky Harbor flight path. There was hope that legislation would be passed in Washington before Thanksgiving to give some local communities relief, but it was pushed back.

Small businesses use subscription health care plan to comply with Obamacare mandate

A Phoenix company that specializes in subscription healthcare options has found a new way for small businesses to comply with Obamacare.

Arizona falls to 6th worst driving state in the nation

Arizona is now in the top 10 states with the worst drivers in the nation. According to a study released by, Arizona ranks third for careless driving and seventh for failure to obey traffic laws.

Black Friday backlash causes stores to rethink early openings, giving workers time with family

Some stores are facing a Black Friday backlash.

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