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  • Home of Mesa’s first black doctor earns historic status

    Racial tensions in the late 1920s forced racial minorities in Mesa to live at the city's northern boundary, just outside the then-city limits.
  • Panel to weigh pay raise for Arizona legislators

    Arizona voters could be asked this fall to raise the annual $24,000 salary of the state's part-time legislators.
  • Senate confirms ex-Pima County judge as US attorney for Arizona

    The full Senate on Friday confirmed former Pima County Superior Court Judge John S. Leonardo to be the next U.S. Attorney for Arizona.
  • Survey to measure Wallow Fire’s health effects

    About 1,400 people living in Apache County will be asked this month to answer a survey that's aimed at measuring the physical and psychological effects of the Wallow Fire last year in eastern Arizona.
  • Inmate dies from apparent suicide in Florence

    Arizona prison officials said an inmate serving a 21-month sentence for resisting arrest was found dead from an apparent suicide.
  • Valley-based Sprouts planning dozens of new markets

    Now that Sunflower Markets and Sprouts are merged into one, the company is planning on opening several new stores in the next few years.
  • Mexican presidential election has effects on Arizona

    Mexico's old guard, the Independent Revolutionary Party, or PRI, is back in power after a 12-year hiatus with the weekend election of Enrique Pena Nieto.
  • Pro soccer league explores Valley for expansion team

    Phoenix could be in line for a professional soccer expansion team from the North American Soccer League.
  • Valley’s elderly getting help with their bucket lists

    A group similar to Make A Wish, an organization that fulfills the wishes of ill children, is now doing the same thing for the elderly in Arizona.
  • State on pace to tie its executions record

    When prison officials pronounced convicted killer Samuel Lopez dead from a lethal injection at 10:37 a.m. Wednesday, it was the fourth execution in Arizona this year.
  • Zipps, Z’Tejas battle continues in Phoenix court

    The ongoing battle between Z'Tejas and Zipps Sports Grill over a planned new restaurant at 16th Street and Bethany Home Road could be decided Tuesday by a Phoenix judge.
  • Search for missing dog gets attention from Hollywood

    Jo-Jo is a recently adopted Cocker Spaniel-Golden Retriever mix.
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  • Man destroys British T-Mobile store

    We’ve all be upset at out cell phone providers on occasion, but one man in Manchester, England took it to a whole new level. In a viral video, the man is seen ripping apart displays and spraying them with a fire extinguisher for good measure. After a few minutes, police arrest the man, who appears […]
  • Blake’s Bumps for 07.02.12

    Angels and Airwaves The Adventure Jimi Hendrix Freedom U2 Ultra Violet (Light My Way) The Cure Why Can’t I Be You? The Jayhawks I’m Gonna Make You Love Me Wilco You Never Know Rolling Stones (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction R.E.M. Texarkana The Killers Human Follow Blake’s Bumps on Twitter or Tumblr. Follow @KTAR923
  • Take 5 for Foodies – Del Frisco’s Grille

    Del Frisco’s Grille, new to the Valley, features a menu of prime steaks and fresh seafood mixed with flat breads and burgers. Located on 24th and Camelback you get great views of Piestewa Peak from the upstairs outdoor dining, Summit Bar, or you can dine downstairs after you’ve taken advantage of the free valet parking. […]
  • Among developed countries, United States ranks second worst in childhood poverty

    Of developed nations, only Romania had a higher child poverty rate than the United States, according a recent report from the United Nations Children's Fund.
  • Valley school districts saving money by stopping cyberbullies

    As schools use technology more in the classroom, the problem of cyberbullying has escalated.
  • Bachelor party allegedly sparked Sunflower Fire

    The Sunflower Fire, which has burned nearly 18,000 acres of Arizona forest, was allegedly started by a bachelor party firing guns.