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Weary hikers rest on memorial benches in AZ mountains

MESA – Debra Hartin's family remembers a woman who lived her life fiercely, with few limits. She rowed canoes in the Minnesota wilderness, her clothes drenched from rain. She swam in a triathlon, sharing the running and biking with her sister and niece. She hiked trails in Usery Mountain Regional Park — her favorite park in the Valley.


Southern Arizona residents take border security gripes to Congress

WASHINGTON - Two southern Arizona residents told a House panel Tuesday that their communities have grown more dangerous due to what they see as a lack of security at the Arizona-Mexico border.


South of the border, public opinion of U.S. headed north

WASHINGTON - Make America great again? Mexicans think it is already. Or at least they did in 2014.


Gila Monster genome project uses crowdfunding to learn the reptile’s secrets

The Gila monster is a unique reptile that is native to Arizona, and now two ASU professors are attempting to learn more about it.


Hats off to these Arizona women decorating big hats for Kentucky Derby

TEMPE – Women oohed and aahed as Betty Molina folded and glued the pink, sparkly sheer ribbon around a floppy straw hat.


Large-scale film productions skip Arizona for other states

SANTA FE, NM -- The film “Sicario” opens on a static shot of a neighborhood somewhere in the desert. A team of police officers enter the scene from the right side, just after the words “Chandler, Arizona” fade from the screen.

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Decades after anti-immigrant policies, LA’s development is a lesson for Phoenix

LOS ANGELES -- Outside the Mexican consulate in Los Angeles just west of the downtown area, Mexican vendors and workers mill around, selling tamales and newspapers. Across the street is MacArthur Park, known for immigrant families and vendors who pass their time there.

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VIDEO: Water restrictions, overseeding challenge AZ course owners to keep golf green

The hot Arizona climate has an immediate impact on how local golf courses care for the land. The choice to overseed the course and Arizona water restrictions impact the golf business around the Valley, especially when tourism booms in the winter months.


‘Still I Rise’ mural honors African American activism

GLENDALE – Arizona State University Kyra Trent is using her artistic talent to spark healthy conversations about African American resilience, social justice and activism.

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Mixed results on Sky Harbor holiday travel report card

With increased numbers of travelers at airports all over the country, flying can be a hassle during the holidays. But for those leaving Sky Harbor airport, there are several airlines that consistently get travelers in the air on time through the busy season, according to an analysis of travel statistics.

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Arizona Cardinals, ASU players’ jersey sales on low end nationally

CHANDLER – While the Arizona Cardinals and Arizona State University football have gained traction locally in recent years in terms of wins and popularity, the teams lag behind the competition in national jersey sales.


Local youth soccer club hoping heart rate monitors improve performance, efficiency

While coaching the women’s soccer team at St. Mary’s College of California, head coach Kai Edwards noticed something about his star player, Caroline Kruez. She was always out ahead of everybody. She would touch the sideline first in sprints, get to the ball before any opponent in a game and she never asked for a substitution.

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