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  • Main Street Minute: Phoenix-area job fairs feature customer service, retail
    KTAR's Main Street Minute focuses on local businesses that are hiring, opening and hosting events across the community. These stories air each weekday on KTAR at 7:27 a.m. • Tele-tech Tempe is holding a job fair Thursday from 9 a.m.…
  • Home run! Arizona Diamondbacks to hold $5,000 education grant contest
    PHOENIX -- Baseball and books: Who ever said the two couldn't mix? Well, the Arizona Diamondbacks are challenging any naysayers who believe otherwise. The baseball giant has teamed up with University of Phoenix to offer Arizona educators to "Make Your…
  • Demolition starts on Phoenix homes in way of Loop 202 expansion
    PHOENIX -- Crews began demolishing the first of almost 200 vacant homes Thursday morning, preparation for the expansion of a Phoenix-area freeway. The Arizona Department of Transportation spent just about 20 years buying up the properties -- houses, businesses and…
  • UA, ASU among healthiest eating universities
    While Arizona students may be putting the final touches on new dorm rooms and finishing their first full week of classes – they’re also ordering healthier food delivery, according to a recently released GrubHub analysis. The online food delivery company…
  • Phoenix medical center to launch $1M ALS study in fall
    When a patient is diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), the bad news only gets worse. “The average life expectancy for someone with ALS, is two to three years,” Dr. Robert Bowser said. Bowser, of the Barrow Neurological Institute in…
  • Officials: 300-mile long Maricopa County hiking trail nearly complete
    PHOENIX -- The Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Department said a hiking trail that will connect several regional parks around the Valley is currently about 70 percent complete. The Maricopa Trail is a 300-mile long trail system that will attempt to connect…
  • Stanton: Phoenix to hire 425 police officers after Prop 104 passes
    PHOENIX --  Voters in Phoenix on Tuesday approved Proposition 104, a multi-billion dollar plan outlining future road improvements, as well as the expansion of the city’s light rail. The proposition, debatably one of the most talked about on this election's ballot, will create a .07…
  • Phoenix election saw lower than usual voter turnout
    PHOENIX -- While ballots are still being counted, Phoenix city leaders said voter turnout on Tuesday night was slightly below average. Out of the more than 600,000 registered voters in Phoenix, about 90 percent vote by mail. These numbers have caused…

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Business

  • Sprint offers DirecTV customers free year of phone service
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Sprint is offering DirecTV customers one free year of cellphone service in a bold move aimed at the satellite TV company's new owner, AT&T. AT&T, which bought DirecTV for $48.5 billion in July, has been promoting…
  • Twitter tries to lure in users as it searches for CEO
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Twitter's most urgent task is naming a new CEO. But the most formidable one is convincing more people that its service is essential, easy to use and not just meant for celebrities, 16-year-olds and news junkies.…
  • A look at Macy's outlet stores
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Macy's has an answer to T.J. Maxx and other stores that sell deeply discounted designer brands. The department store chain, which is set to open its previously announced "Macy's Backstage" discount stores this fall in the…

National

  • Teacher priest seeks OK to wear religious habit in classroom
    PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (AP) -- A Roman Catholic priest who also is a public school teacher has asked officials to allow him to wear his religious habit in the classroom. The Rev. George Nedeff is a member of the Society of…
  • Events mark Emmett Till slaying 60 years later
    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- Sixty years after a black Chicago teenager was killed for whistling at a white woman in Mississippi, relatives and civil rights activists are holding church services and a movie screening to remember Emmett Till. They're also…
  • Trump: 'I swear' my hair is not a toupee
    GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) -- Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump says his trademark hairdo is for real. He told 1,800 people in South Carolina Thursday: "It's my hair ... I swear." The billionaire developer waved a copy of The New York…

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