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Phoenix cops find 1,200 catalytic converters as thefts soar

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Tribal request to halt Arizona copper mine work is denied

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A federal judge has rejected a request by Native American tribes to stop Toronto-based Hudbay Minerals Inc. from preparing a planned new Arizona copper mine’s site in the Santa Rita Mountains near Tucson. U.S. District Judge James Soto refused to issue a temporary restraining order and dismissed the lawsuit filed by […]
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Traffic on highway between Phoenix and Payson delayed because of brush fire

Traffic on State Route 87 was delayed Friday afternoon because of a brush fire along the route between Phoenix and Payson.
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Maricopa County approves additional $35M for affordable housing units

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors this week approved another $35 million in federal relief funding to develop more affordable housing units in the area. 
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Neetish Basnet | Cronkite News

Arizona gun sales expected to surge, again, after mass shootings

Gun sales in Arizona have surged in recent years and experts say they could jump again after recent mass shootings.
A man is in custody after more than 1,200 catalytic converters were recovered from a storage unit i...
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Man arrested after 1,200 catalytic converters found in Phoenix storage unit

A man was arrested Thursday after police recovered over 1,200 catalytic converters in a Phoenix storage unit.
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Taylor Tasler

Phoenix Police use virtual reality headsets to train for calls in the field

The Phoenix Police Department is one of the first law enforcement agencies in the country to use virtual reality to provide officers training in the field. 

Arizona Health

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Taylor Tasler

Arizona man hopes to help national research program diversify health care system

A national research program working with Banner Health and the University of Arizona aims to diversify the health care system and one Arizona man hopes he can be a part of that change.
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Taylor Kinnerup

Valley oncologist opts for double mastectomy to avoid family history of cancer

May is National Women's Health Month and one Valley oncologist opted for a double mastectomy as a way to minimize her risk of breast cancer and take control of her health.
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Taylor Tasler

Public-private partnership in the Valley looking to make grilling a little greener

The summer season usually means firing up the grill for some barbecue and now public and private leaders in Arizona are partnering to figure out how to make grilling better for the environment.
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78,000 pounds of infant formula arrives in US

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A military plane carrying enough specialty infant formula for more than half a million baby bottles arrived Sunday in Indianapolis, the first of several flights expected from Europe aimed at relieving a shortage that has sent parents scrambling to find enough to feed their children. President Joe Biden authorized the use of […]
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Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey OK's ban on school COVID-19 vaccines

Arizona's Republican governor has signed legislation that will prevent state health officials from ever adding a COVID-19 vaccine to the list of required school inoculations and bar face mask mandates in any buildings operated by state or local governments.
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SuElen Rivera

Arizona politicians react to judge ruling Title 42 asylum restrictions must continue

Arizona politicians on Friday reacted to a judge's decision to not end Title 42, a pandemic-related border restrictions that prevents migrants from seeking asylum in the United States on grounds of halting the spread of COVID-19.

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Arizona Cardinals’ J.J. Watt, Zach Ertz at odds over ‘Donutgate’

Arizona Cardinals star J.J. Watt had some issues with tight end Zach Ertz over "Donutgate" on Friday in the locker room.
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Arizona Sports

Arizona baseball comes from behind to beat ASU in Pac-12 Tournament

Arizona came from behind to beat Arizona State 8-6 Friday night in an elimination game at the Pac-12 Tournament.
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Kellan Olson

JaVale McGee on charity softball game, end to season, future with Suns

JaVale McGee told Arizona Sports about his Juglife Foundation, its charity softball game at Chase Field, his free agency and more.
Pitcher Tyler Holton #14 of the Amarillo Sod Poodles pitches during the game against the Corpus Chr...
Wills Rice

D-backs recall LHP Tyler Holton from Triple-A Reno, option RHP Luis Frias

The Arizona Diamondbacks have recalled LHP Tyler Holton from Triple-A Reno and optioned RHP Luis Frias in a corresponding move on Friday.
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Sam Graveline

Coyotes offseason primer: Free agents, trade options and draft picks galore

It could be another offseason filled with transactions for the Arizona Coyotes after the team finished the season with a 25-50-7 record.
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Jake Anderson

Rick Schantz eager to right Phoenix Rising’s ship: ‘It’s our Sparta moment’

Phoenix Rising FC manager Rick Schantz is eager to right the ship of his club, which has now lost three straight matches in all competitions.

Arizona Business

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Here are employers who are hiring in metro Phoenix

With businesses opening to full capacity and looking to rebound from the COVID-19 pandemic, employers in metro Phoenix and Arizona are looking to hire. Here's the list of employers looking for workers.
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Kevin Stone

Look! Up in the Arizona sky! It's a Walmart delivery drone!

Walmart announced plans to launch, literally, a delivery service using aerial drones in Arizona and five other states.
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Owner of BBB Fashion stores in Arizona pleads guilty to tax evasion

The business owner of a chain of clothing stores around Arizona pleaded guilty earlier this year to tax evasion, authorities said Tuesday.
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Sam Fox to open location for pizza venture Fly Bye To Go in Arcadia this fall

Valley restaurateur Sam Fox will open a location for takeout pizza venture Fly Bye To Go in the Arcadia neighborhood in Phoenix this fall.
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KTAR.com

Large indoor pickleball facility now open in Chandler

Grab those paddles as one of the largest dedicated indoor pickleball facilities in the country is now open in Chandler.
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Kevin Stone

Game maker developing Scottsdale version of Monopoly, and you can help

A game maker is looking for Scottsdale's versions of Boardwalk, Park Place and other board spaces for a new version of Monopoly.

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Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

WASHINGTON (AP) — ABC’s “This Week” — Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn.; Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill. __ NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J.; former Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings Blake; Tony Monalto, president of Stand with Parkland. __ CBS’ “Face the Nation” — Murphy; Rep. Val Demings, D-Fla.; Gov. Asa Hutchinson, R-Ark.; Ronnie Garza, […]
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Officials: Ex-Alaska attorney general faces abuse charges

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A special prosecutor said Friday that he has filed charges of sexual abuse of a minor in the third degree against former Alaska Attorney General Clyde “Ed” Sniffen. Gregg Olson said the charges were filed Friday but he did not yet have a stamped copy of the documents or a case […]
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AP source: Lakers choose Darvin Ham as next head coach

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A person with knowledge of the decision says Darvin Ham has accepted an offer to be the next head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers. The person spoke with The Associated Press on Friday on condition of anonymity because the deal has not been publicly announced. The 48-year-old Ham is getting […]
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17 years post-Katrina, New Orleans-area protections complete

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Seventeen years after Hurricane Katrina flooded New Orleans, the Army Corps of Engineers has completed an extensive system of floodgates, strengthened levees and other protections. The 130-mile (210-kilometer) ring is designed to hold out storm surge of about 30 feet (9 meters) around New Orleans and suburbs in three parishes. It […]
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Nevada student says anonymous gun tips used to bully him

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A high school honors student in Nevada said in federal court that he’s being bullied by students and harassed by campus administrators who search him for a gun every time someone identifies him on a state hotline that invites anonymous reports of school threats. “I’m a student, not a threat,” Reno […]
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AP FACT CHECK: NRA speakers distort gun and crime statistics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Speakers at the National Rifle Association annual meeting assailed a Chicago gun ban that doesn’t exist, ignored security upgrades at the Texas school where children were slaughtered and roundly distorted national gun and crime statistics as they pushed back against any tightening of gun laws. A look at some of the claims: […]

Arizona Education

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Arizona near bottom of K-12 student spending list for 2020, Census says

Arizona was again among the worst states in the nation for per pupil spending on K-12 education in 2020, and advocates aren't surprised.
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Taylor Tasler

Arizona schools chief Hoffman concerned about staffing next fall amid teacher shortage

Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman said Monday she’s worried there won’t be enough teachers for next school year amid a shortage.
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KTAR.com

California teen has graduation ceremony in Arizona hospital

A California high school student hospitalized in Phoenix with paralyzing injuries received his diploma on Saturday.

Arizona Technology

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Kevin Stone

Look! Up in the Arizona sky! It's a Walmart delivery drone!

Walmart announced plans to launch, literally, a delivery service using aerial drones in Arizona and five other states.
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Taylor Tasler

Public-private partnership in the Valley looking to make grilling a little greener

The summer season usually means firing up the grill for some barbecue and now public and private leaders in Arizona are partnering to figure out how to make grilling better for the environment.
Cartwright Elementary School District’s first 84-passenger electric bus was purchased in June 202...
Jimena Vera I Special for Cronkite News

More Phoenix school districts adding electric buses to their fleets

School districts across Phoenix are working to change their bus fleets to electric, and parents are on board.

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Carla Berg, MHS, Deputy Director, Public Health Services, Arizona Department of Health Services

Update your child’s vaccines before kindergarten

So, your little one starts kindergarten soon. How exciting! You still have a few months before the school year starts, so now’s the time to make sure students-to-be have the vaccines needed to stay safe as they head into a new chapter of life.
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Day & Night Air

Tips to lower your energy bill in the Arizona heat

Does your summer electric bill make you groan? Are you looking for effective ways to reduce your bill?
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Christina O’Haver

Stroke month: Experts call attention to stroke prevention

Every 40 seconds—that’s how often someone has a stroke in the United States. It’s the fifth leading cause of death among Americans, with someone dying of a stroke every 3.5 minutes.
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Arizona Division of Problem Gambling

Arizona Division of Problem Gambling provides exclusion solution for young sports bettors

Sports betting in Arizona opened a new world to young adults, one where putting down money on games was as easy as sending a text message.
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Carla Berg, MHS, Deputy Director, Public Health Services, Arizona Department of Health Services

ADHS mobile program brings COVID-19 vaccines and boosters to Arizonans

The Arizona Department of Health Services and partner agencies are providing even more widespread availability by making COVID-19 vaccines available in neighborhoods through trusted community partners.
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The secret to guaranteed retirement income

Annuities aren’t really a secret, but they are so misunderstood that they might as well be. Once you understand what an annuity is and how it can benefit you, you could decide this “secret” is the perfect supplement to your retirement plan.