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Audit: 19 tribal schools in Arizona went uninspected for four years

WASHINGTON - At least 19 tribal schools in Arizona went four years or more without the inspections that are supposed to be performed every year by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, according to a recent Government Accountability Office audit.

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Despite risks, skydiving continues to gain popularity

ELOY – Experts said Arizona’s mild weather and clear skies make the state an ideal area for skydivers. Tourists, military personnel and national skydiving teams from around the world travel here to train.


D-backs’ Hall on stadium battle with county: ‘We need to see what’s out there before it’s too late’

The Diamondbacks are unhappy with the condition of Chase Field and have asked Maricopa County for the freedom to explore other options. The county, citing the 1996 facility use agreement between the two parties, denied their request and the two sides have taken their feud public.


Abuse of Arizona’s elderly increases as aging population grows

Vulnerable and elderly adults have been the victims of abuse, neglect and fraud in nearly 14,000 cases in Arizona, with the number of cases reported in 2015 increasing 19 percent over the year before, according to a Cronkite News analysis.


Addiction sufferers and their loved ones seek and provide education

“Wherever somebody’s at in their stage of drug use, their life is valuable.”

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Fledgling professional speakers say they struggle to sustain themselves

Despite Arizona’s history as the birthplace of the National Speakers Association the Phoenix metro area does not necessarily attract the kind of large speaking engagements at the rate happening in other areas, according to convention statistics and venue operators. That leaves small-time speakers to fend for themselves in a competitive industry.


Scottsdale company hopes simple formula fuels growth in sports nutrition market

A small Scottsdale company quickly is elbowing its way into the burgeoning sports nutrition market dominated by giants such as Gatorade and PowerBar.


Arizona still gets D+ on schools report card, despite some modest gains

WASHINGTON - Arizona student test scores stayed level from 2013 to 2015 while scores nationally declined slightly, but the state's marginal gains were not enough to lift it out of the bottom ranks on a new national report card.


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.


Arcade bar growth turns Valley into multiplayer arena

TEMPE – Dillon Thompson has spent one to two hours at Endgame Bar nearly every day since the 22-year-old first started going about two and a half months ago.

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Coalition kicks off health care information program

The Cover Arizona Coalition, comprised of more than 900 community and statewide organizations, began its informational campaign on Monday for those seeking health insurance through the Affordable Care Act marketplace.


Arizona women leaders highlighted in 28th annual Athena Awards

Three of the Valley’s most-accomplished businesswomen were awarded the Athena Award by the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce on Thursday in its annual program to support women in leadership.

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