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Equine pool is a hit for Turf Paradise trainers, but horses take convincing

PHOENIX — Ears pinned back, kicking her hooves at the water splashing on her, a dark brown 2-year-old horse made her way down the walkway of an equine pool at Turf Paradise.


Local reaction for immigrants affected by president’s executive order mirrors scenes across U.S.

PHOENIX - Reaction across the Valley mirrored national sentiment at protests this past weekend after President Donald Trump's executive order cracking down on immigrants from seven primarily Muslim countries entering the U.S. caused a whirlwind of confusion at airports here and across the world.


Putting the squeeze on trash in downtown Phoenix

PHOENIX – Solar-powered trash cans placed in downtown Phoenix compact and reduce trash, spur recycling and cut down on trash collections – and may herald a new way to get rid of trash, Phoenix officials say.


Study: Number of Arizona polling places has fallen sharply since 2012

WASHINGTON - When Arizona voters go to the polls next week, it will be at 212 fewer polling places than in 2012, with 13 of the state's 15 counties cutting sites in that time, a new report shows.


Arizona blood bank prepares to test donated blood for Zika

SCOTTSDALE - An Arizona blood bank will soon start screening donated blood for the Zika virus, following an FDA recommendation.


Phoenix Latino leaders respond to Trump’s Curiel comments

PHOENIX — Local Latino and community leaders Wednesday denounced Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s comments about a Mexican-American judge, calling them offensive and derogatory.


Some fliers curse airline fees, but balk at possible congressional cure

WASHINGTON - Larry Ward thinks the fees that airlines charge are "absurd," but the Fountain Hills resident is no more enthusiastic about any possible solution to the problem that involves Congress.


IRS referrals for tax-fraud prosecutions still falling in state, nation

WASHINGTON - The number of taxpayers the IRS referred for criminal prosecutions fell last year to the lowest levels of the Obama administration, and the agency said it expects numbers will continue to drop in coming years.


Washington pans Trump plan to pressure Mexico by blocking remittances

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama appeared to speak for much of official Washington when asked about GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump's plan to freeze remittances in an effort to pressure the Mexican government to put billions toward a border fence.


Airline performance was up, but so were passenger complaints in 2015

WASHINGTON - Airline passengers got slightly better service last year - but they weren't happy about it.


Athletes For Life helps combat obesity, heart disease

Noe Crespo has made it his ‘lifetime mission’ to give back to low-income communities by leading people to a healthier lifestyle.


Hundreds rally as Supreme Court weighs Obamacare contraceptive mandate

WASHINGTON - Protesters gathered at the Supreme Court Wednesday - one side dancing to Lady Gaga and the other singing hymns - while justices considered whether religious groups can be required to provide contraceptives to employees under Obamacare.