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Rural Arizona residents with multiple sclerosis lack access to care

YUMA – Every three months, Mary Schaal makes the nearly 400-mile round trip from her home in Yuma to Gilbert on the southeastern edge of Phoenix.


Chefs and restaurant inspectors share responsibility to keep food safe

Chefs and health inspectors approach dining out in different ways but share a common goal: to reward your trust in restaurants by making sure food is safe for you to eat.


Hip-hop rooted in African culture

Hip-hop, crowned as a top musical genre, is rooted in the centuries-old cadence and storytelling of African dance.


Q&A: McCain wants more troops in Syria, settle U.S. cybersecurity battle

Republican Sen. John McCain spoke with Cronkite News Friday about key issues facing the nation, from the choices to replace Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia to the challenges of national security.


From the curtain to the pool, Phelps influence felt across ASU

Just a week after Michael Phelps' Curtain of Distraction performance went viral, the most decorated Olympian in history swam the 200-meter freestyle and 100 IM in the middle of Arizona State's dual meet with rival Arizona on Saturday. Phelps, who is at ASU training for the Rio Summer Olympics and will serve as a volunteer assistant for the program after the Olympics are over, is already having a significant impact on the program.


One of the last video rental stores in the Valley closes its doors after 25 years

CHANDLER – When Video Paradise opened in 1991, Arnold Schwarzenegger was saving the future in Terminator 2: Judgment Day. VHS machines were in every household and DVDs were a few years away from the mainstream. If you wanted the latest Tom Cruise flick you rented it for a couple days from stores like Video Paradise.


FYI: Graffiti, street art collide in Phoenix

Editor's note: This is part of an ongoing series called FYI, which examines Arizona stories and issues using multimedia and data.


Young refugees who arrive at the border alone struggle in U.S.

Immigrant youth who arrive at the border alone and have no family to take care of them in the U.S. often struggle to build a life.


Phoenix Children’s Hospital child life specialists help ease pain for young patients, their families

Vivian Johnson coos in her crib and nods her head as her mother, Lisa Johnson, sings her “Happy Birthday.” She celebrated her first birthday in a small hospital room.


Valley co-working spaces’ popularity attributed to natural collaboration, networking

When eight-person consulting company Sputnik Moment needed help creating marketing materials for a conference, the solution was just a few feet away.


Arizona delegation splits on party lines as House OKs abortion bills

WASHINGTON - A sharply divided House on Friday passed two strong anti-abortion bills that supporters said would help stop an American "genocide," but critics derided as a political "farce" to appeal to pro-life voters.


Valley fever can be devastating for dogs

While he may seem like a typical dog, this Great Dane named Relay has overcome a lot in his nine years. And recently, so has his owner, Jenny Allert of Mesa.

Valley Fever Dog