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Better WiFi, heat-resistant engines and, far, far on the horizon, self-piloting passenger planes

Before new technology can be used in the aviation industry, the FAA requires it be put through strict testing measures for certification.


Marvin Bagley III’s winding, complicated journey brings him back to Phoenix

Marvin Bagley III's journey began in Tempe and now has stopped in Phoenix. The Suns brought the basketball standout in for a tryout and he said he felt "disrespected."


Mesa approves deal to build ASU satellite campus for media, technology in downtown

The Mesa City Council has struck a $65 million deal to bring an Arizona State University campus to downtown Mesa, a move some business owners and residents lauded as an economic boon and a few residents worried will bring higher taxes.


As heat bears down, nonprofits help to hydrate those in need

Valley nonprofits are using their resources to help those in need bear the scorching conditions.


Restrictions on prop weapons put in place at Phoenix Comic Fest

Participants in Phoenix Comic Fest have had to rethink some of their props, thanks to new security changes.


Stand or stay away: Reaction mixed to NFL’s new anthem policy

The NFL's new policy on the national anthem has prompted a mixed reaction. The owners voted that players must stand at attention or wait in the locker room.


‘The closer’: Bidwill credits Gov. Ducey with sealing Arizona Super Bowl bid

Cardinals president Michael Bidwill credits Gov. Doug Ducey will helping woo NFL owners, who awarded Super Bowl LVII to Arizona. The 32 NFL teams unanimously approved the decision on Wednesday morning in Atlanta.


Keeping NFL dreams alive: Indoor football offers stage for Rattlers, others

Players who were overlooked by the NFL are getting a second chance with indoor football leagues. Rattlers players are using the stage as an opportunity to showcase their skills


Arizona podcasters work to attract listeners, amplify storytelling

Podcasting has become more popular and people are embarking on startups in metro Phoenix.


Seeking allies: First openly gay NBA player calls on league stars to join the cause

Former NBA player Jason Collins called for more LGBT support by active players and front offices.


Living in the margins: ‘Ecovillages’ take sustainability to personal level

Throughout Arizona, a number of commune ecovillages express a new sense of urgency, not just for sustainability but for community in general


Face-off: Protesters show up at ‘Pro-America’ rally in Phoenix park

A Make America Great Again rally was held at Cactus Park to show support for President Donald Trump's conservative agenda, while Antifa protesters showed up as well.