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Abrazo Arizona Heart Hospital adds state-of-the-art cardiac MRI system

A $4.3 million imaging system at Abrazo Arizona Heart Hospital will be used to detect or monitor cardiac disease.
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Man accused of intentionally driving into 2 people in northwest Phoenix

A man was arrested for allegedly hitting two people with his truck on purpose in northwest Phoenix on Monday, authorities said.
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Eastbound US 60 to close at Higley Road overnight Tuesday for maintenance

A section of an East Valley freeway will be shut down overnight Tuesday for maintenance work, state transportation officials said.
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Pedestrian killed in downtown Phoenix collision; 1 vehicle leaves scene

A pedestrian was killed in a collision involving two vehicles in downtown Phoenix early Tuesday, authorities said.
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Police: Body of 71-year-old woman found floating in Mesa golf course lake

A body was found in a lake on a Mesa golf course Tuesday morning, authorities said.
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Want to bet on Super Bowl? It's legal in Arizona, but watch out for scams

It's perfectly legal bet on the Super Bowl and other sporting events in Arizona, but bad actors could be lurking with the big game in town.

Arizona Business

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Doughnut box: Dunkin' opens shop made from shipping container in Mesa

A new Dunkin' location in Mesa, the national donut and cofee chain's first in Arizona made from a repurposed shipping container.
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Radix Law partner helps launch ride-share carts in Scottsdale ahead of Super Bowl LVII

In a matter of weeks, those looking for a ride will be able to call for one through a mobile app to take them through Scottsdale's entertainment district at no charge.
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Phoenix construction firm lands job preparing State Farm Stadium for Super Bowl LVII

A fast-growing Phoenix construction company said working on preparing State Farm Stadium for Super Bowl LVII is paying early dividends.
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Putting World, with 18-hole indoor course, opens in Scottsdale

Putting World, a new putting venue featuring an 18-hole indoor course, opened in Scottsdale.
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2022 WM Phoenix Open drove economic impact of over $450M, study finds

The WM Phoenix Open pumped nearly half a billion dollars into the local economy last year, according to an economic impact study.
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Breakfast restaurant Over Easy plans to open 3 Valley locations this year

Breakfast and brunch restaurant Over Easy announced plans to open three new locations across the Valley this year.

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Diana Taurasi has sights set on playing at Paris Olympics

Diana Taurasi said immediately after winning her fifth Olympic gold medal in Tokyo that she might try for a record sixth in Paris.
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Former Cardinals coach Steve Wilks joins 49ers as DC, per report

The San Francisco 49ers are hiring former Carolina interim head coach Steve Wilks as their new defensive coordinator.
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Mat Ishbia assumes control of Suns, vows to lead on and off court

Robert Sarver is now the former Phoenix Suns owner. The transaction to sell the NBA team and the Phoenix Mercury to Mat Ishbia was finalized.
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Mercury re-sign 3, add Phoenix native Sydney Wiese

The Phoenix Mercury made progress filling in the depth of their roster by re-signing three players and adding another in free agency.
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From Cardinals to Super Bowl: ‘It’s been a journey’ for Haason Reddick

Misused for most of his Cardinals' tenure, Haason Reddick now vies for a Super Bowl in the same state he headed to as a 2017 first-rounder.
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Arizona State coach Kenny Dillingham’s offense is about athletes in space

Kenny Dillingham brings a ton of enthusiasm and a wealth of offensive football knowledge to the Arizona State sideline heading into his first season as head coach.

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Empty seats: Here's how two school districts are tackling chronic absenteeism

Avondale Elementary School District Superintendent Betsy Hargrove was in disbelief when data showed her district had a problem with students missing too much school.
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Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs creates panel to study teacher retention problem

Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs issued an executive order Thursday aimed at figuring out ways to keep teachers in classrooms.
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Empty seats: COVID pandemic not the only reason for spike in chronic absenteeism in Arizona

The number of Arizona students missing school has skyrocketed over the last few years. The COVID pandemic isn’t the only reason.
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Dozens of Arizona public schools taking part in education job fair

The Arizona Department of Education is hosting a job fair this weekend and applicants could be offered work on the spot.
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5 Arizona universities get $43.1M in scholarship funding for 900 student nurses

Five Arizona universities received a combined $43.1 million in funding to pay tuition for 900 nursing students.
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Empty seats: Chronic absenteeism spikes in Arizona schools in recent years

Chronic absenteeism is a problem in Arizona. The issue, defined as missing 10% of the school year, skyrocketed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Abrazo Arizona Heart Hospital adds state-of-the-art cardiac MRI system

A $4.3 million imaging system at Abrazo Arizona Heart Hospital will be used to detect or monitor cardiac disease.
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5 Arizona universities get $43.1M in scholarship funding for 900 student nurses

Five Arizona universities received a combined $43.1 million in funding to pay tuition for 900 nursing students.
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President Biden announces COVID-19 emergencies to end May 11

President Joe Biden informed Congress on Monday that he will end the twin national emergencies for addressing COVID-19 on May 11.

Arizona Votes

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Arizona AG Mayes warns that she will prosecute individuals who threaten election workers

Arizona Attorney General Kris Mayes issued a warning Friday to anyone considering threatening election workers in the state.
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Maricopa County's Clint Hickman on election threats: 'It has to stop'

Clint Hickman, chairman of the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, said he's sick and tired of threats aimed at elections workers who are just doing their jobs.
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Arizona lawmaker proposes test to see how long hand count would take

An Arizona lawmaker is proposing legislation that would pit man against machine in a ballot-counting showdown.

Arizona Technology

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Abrazo Arizona Heart Hospital adds state-of-the-art cardiac MRI system

A $4.3 million imaging system at Abrazo Arizona Heart Hospital will be used to detect or monitor cardiac disease.
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Protect your privacy and remove home's photos from real estate websites

If you’re not trying to sell your home, there’s no reason to leave interior photos and other details on real estate websites.
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This is how to safely remove your ex from shared accounts

When a relationship ends, tech lives also need to be untangled - the longer you’re with someone, the more accounts, passwords, and devices you share.
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Fed's Powell: Strong hiring could force further rate hikes

Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell said Tuesday that if the U.S. job market further strengthens in the coming months or inflation readings accelerate, the Fed might have to raise its benchmark interest rate higher than it now projects.
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President Joe Biden aims to reassure nation in State of Union address

President Joe Biden's speech before a politically divided Congress comes as the nation struggles to make sense of confounding cross-currents at home and abroad.
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Lucky player in Washington wins $754.6M Powerball prize

Someone in Washington state overcame steep odds Monday night to win a $754.6 million Powerball jackpot.
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Release of toxic chemicals from derailed tanker cars begins in Ohio

Crews began releasing toxic chemicals into the air from five derailed tanker cars that were in danger of exploding Monday.
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Rep. Juan Ciscomani of Arizona to give GOP Spanish rebuttal to Biden speech

Freshman U.S. Rep. Juan Ciscomani of Arizona will deliver the Republican Spanish rebuttal to President Joe Biden's State of the Union address Tuesday.
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Sen. Kyrsten Sinema's split from Democrats shows party discord in Arizona

The Democrats' winning formula is in jeopardy ahead of the 2024 election after Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema’s divorce from the party.

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Sports gambling can be fun for adults, but it's a dangerous game for children

While adults may find that sports gambling is a way to enhance the experience with more than just fandom on the line, it can be a dangerous proposition if children get involved in the activity.
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Celebrate 50 years of Vrbo Fiesta Bowl Parade magic!

Since its first production in the early 1970s, the Vrbo Fiesta Bowl Parade presented by Lerner & Rowe has been a staple of Valley traditions, bringing family fun and excitement to downtown Phoenix.
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How high-speed fiber internet edges out cable for everyday use

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Prep the plumbing in your home just in time for the holidays

With the holidays approaching, it's important to know when your home is in need of heating and plumbing updates before more guests start to come around.
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Why DISC is world renowned for back and neck pain treatments

Fifty percent of Americans and 90% of people at least 50 years old have some level of degenerative disc disease.