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Oktoberfest in September? Raise glasses this weekend in Fountain Hills

It's still September, but the annual Fountain Hills Oktoberfest celebration is on tap for Friday and Saturday night in Fountain Hills.
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Suspect arrested in killing of a paraplegic man during Phoenix robbery

A suspect in the killing of a paraplegic man during a robbery in Phoenix over a month ago has been arrested, authorities said Wednesday.
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Danny Shapiro

Fall makes its arrival in Phoenix with 100-degree temperatures

Wednesday marked the official start of fall, but it still feels like summer in Phoenix with triple-digit heat.
20 hours ago
Kevin Stone

Maricopa County's Hickman calls Chucri situation a 'bit of a shock'

Maricopa County Supervisor Clint Hickman said Wednesday it’s been difficult to process the whirlwind that culminated with the resignation of Republican colleague and close friend Steve Chucri.
21 hours ago

Wildlife officials push reward to $5,000 to find poachers of bighorn sheep near Phoenix

Wildlife officials in Arizona have increased a reward for information about the poaching of a mature desert bighorn sheep ram south of Buckeye.
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Kevin Stone

Maricopa County Supervisor Bill Gates reacts to GOP colleague's comments

Maricopa County Supervisor Bill Gates said Wednesday he was surprised by Steve Chucri’s resignation and disappointed with what Chucri was caught saying about his Republican colleagues in newly released audio.
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Arizona Health

Arizona reports 2,106 new COVID-19 cases, 74 more deaths Wednesday

Arizona health officials on Wednesday reported 2,106 new COVID-19 cases and 74 additional deaths from the disease.
1 day ago
Griselda Zetino

CDC: 99.9% of eligible residents in southern Arizona county are vaccinated against COVID-19

Santa Cruz County has fully vaccinated nearly all of its residents who are eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
1 day ago
Danny Shapiro

Program unveiled at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport to aid passengers with dementia

A new lanyard program was unveiled Tuesday at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport aimed at assisting passengers with dementia.
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Poll finds over half oppose Ducey's ban on mask mandates in Arizona schools

A poll of Arizonans showed more than half oppose Gov. Doug Ducey's ban on mask mandates in schools and withholding funds from districts that have mask requirements.
2 days ago
Ali Vetnar

Phoenix mountain rescues decrease during pilot program to close trails in extreme heat

A city of Phoenix pilot program to close popular hiking trails during some of the hottest summer days has resulted in fewer mountain rescues for first responders, according to new data.
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Arizona reports 1,934 new COVID-19 cases, 71 more deaths Tuesday

Arizona health officials on Tuesday reported 1,934 new COVID-19 cases and 71 additional deaths from the disease.
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Arizona Diamondbacks' Ketel Marte blows a bubble in-between pitches against the Atlanta Braves duri...

D-backs can’t overcome Braves home runs in fourth-straight loss

The Diamondbacks fell to Atlanta 9-2 after starting pitcher Merrill Kelly allowed six runs in as many innings.
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Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker, left, and guard Chris Paul (3) walk on the court during the second...

Suns’ Chris Paul, Devin Booker crack Sports Illustrated’s top 20 players of 2021-22

After an NBA Finals run this offseason, Chris Paul and Devin Booker were named in Sports Illustrated's top 20 players of 2022.
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(L-R) Brianna Turner #21, Diana Taurasi #3, Sophie Cunningham #9, Brittney Griner #42 and Skylar Di...

Mercury head into playoffs as favorites vs. Liberty in win-or-go-home opener

The Phoenix Mercury start their playoff journey with a win-or-go-home opening round matchup against the New York Liberty on Thursday.
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Arizona Coyotes defenseman Jakob Chychrun celebrates his goal during the first period of an NHL hoc...

Mix of veteran, core and young players make up ‘hungry’ Coyotes

After a busy offseason, Arizona Coyotes general manager Bill Armstrong is excited to get 2021-22 started.
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Quarterback Kyler Murray #1 of the Arizona Cardinals celebrates in the end zone after scoring a rus...

It’s a trap? Undefeated Cardinals not overlooking winless Jaguars

The Cardinals may be opposite the Jaguars in the NFL standings through two games, but that doesn't mean it's an off week for Arizona.
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Jakob Chychrun #6 of the Arizona Coyotes looks to pass the puck during the NHL game against the Los...

Arizona Coyotes announce new radio partnership with Bonneville Phoenix

 The Arizona Coyotes announced a multi-year agreement with Bonneville Phoenix to broadcast all Coyotes regular season and playoff games.
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Arizona Business

Yoga classes offered at Immersive Van Gogh Exhibition in Scottsdale

The Immersive Van Gogh Exhibition in Scottsdale is now allowing people to experience the artist's creations while taking part in a yoga workout.
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Four Peaks Brewing helping restore fire damage of namesake Arizona wilderness

Four Peaks Brewing Co. plans to host multiple cleanup efforts this fall to help restore the Arizona wilderness from which the Tempe business gets its name after the area was ravaged by a wildfire last year.
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Danny Shapiro

Valley fast-food operator to open 32 Slim Chickens in Arizona

A Phoenix company has announced plans to bring 32 locations of an Arkansas-based chicken fast food restaurant to the Valley and other cities across Arizona over the next 10 years.
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Kevin Stone

Damage to Arizona businesses from border restrictions could be permanent

The ongoing U.S. travel restrictions at the Mexican border are causing damage to Arizona businesses that might never be repaired, according to a state business leader.
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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.
2 days ago
Kevin Stone

Bell Bank gets naming rights to massive Mesa sports complex

The massive sports and entertainment complex opening next year in southeast Mesa will be known as Bell Bank Park under a 10-year naming rights deal announced Tuesday.
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United States

Associated Press

New York health chief, defender of Cuomo policies, resigning

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Health Commissioner Howard Zucker, who was a leading defender of former Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, has submitted his resignation, Gov. Kathy Hochul said Thursday. Hochul thanked Zucker for his service and said he has agreed to stay on until the state names a new commissioner. […]
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Associated Press

Boy Scouts' bankruptcy creates rift with religious partners

NEW YORK (AP) — Amid the Boy Scouts of America’s complex bankruptcy case, there is worsening friction between the BSA and the major religious groups that help it run thousands of scout units. At issue: the churches’ fears that an eventual settlement — while protecting the BSA from future sex-abuse lawsuits — could leave many […]
1 hour ago
Associated Press

The jail where Jeffrey Epstein killed himself is crumbling

NEW YORK (AP) — Inside the notorious federal jail in Lower Manhattan, small chunks of concrete fall from the ceiling. Freezing temperatures force inmates to stuff old coronavirus face masks into vents to try to stop the cold air. One cell is off-limits because the door is now unstable – likely because of constant pounding […]
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Associated Press

Mexican forces surround border migrant camp

CIUDAD ACUÑA, Mexico (AP) — A camp where more than 14,000 migrants had waited along the Texas border just days ago was dramatically smaller at dawn Thursday, while across the river in Mexico, Haitian migrants in a growing camp awoke surrounded by security forces as a helicopter thundered overhead . Both governments appeared eager to […]
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Associated Press

Polluters pick up tab for restoration of threatened cedar

WOODLAND TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey plans to restore vast tracts of a coastal tree species threatened by climate change, and will pay for it with money from polluters of groundwater. The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection said Thursday its plan to restore 10,000 acres of Atlantic white cedar would be the largest […]
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Associated Press

US special envoy to Haiti resigns over migrant expulsions

The Biden administration’s special envoy to Haiti has resigned, protesting “inhumane” large-scale expulsions of Haitian migrants to their homeland wracked by civil strife and natural disaster, U.S. officials said Thursday. Daniel Foote was appointed to the position only in July, following the assassination of Haiti’s president. Even before the migrant expulsions from the small Texas […]
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Arizona Education

Poll finds over half oppose Ducey's ban on mask mandates in Arizona schools

A poll of Arizonans showed more than half oppose Gov. Doug Ducey's ban on mask mandates in schools and withholding funds from districts that have mask requirements.
2 days ago

Student-run restaurant at Scottsdale Community College reopens Tuesday

People will once again be able to taste creations from the young minds in the Scottsdale Community College culinary arts program as the student-run restaurant reopens for lunch service beginning Tuesday.
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Mesa High School evacuated after bomb threat called in

Mesa High School was evacuated Wednesday morning after a bomb threat was called in, authorities said.
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SuElen Rivera

71 Arizona nonprofits receive grants totaling $123M, trustees announce

In surprise individual presentations, 71 Arizona nonprofits were informed they will receive one-time grants totaling $123 million, officials announced Monday.
9 days ago
Associated Press

Judge considering challenge to Arizona's school masks ban

A judge was considering whether to overturn several new Arizona laws that restrict the power of cities, counties and school districts to impose COVID-19 restrictions like mask mandates after hearing arguments in the case Monday.
9 days ago

South Mountain Community College breaks ground on $13.6M expansion, renovation

Construction of a $13.6 million science complex project at South Mountain Community College has begun with officials breaking ground on Monday.
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Arizona Technology

Kim Komando

7 ways your smartphone can help you get things done

Let’s jump into seven uses for your phone that can make the day and whatever tasks are on hand simpler.
4 days ago
SuElen Rivera

Phoenix nonprofit partners with app for gardeners to donate food for hunger relief efforts

A nonprofit that works to overcome poverty in Phoenix has partnered with a mobile app that will allow gardeners to donate food to support local hunger relief efforts, officials announced Thursday.
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Kim Komando

Scan photos and documents without buying a scanner

If you just need to get a digital copy of your license or some other document, I’ll show you how to do it with the tech you own instead of buying a scanner.
11 days ago
Ken Colburn, Data Doctors

A variety of tech makes deleting internet cookies a waste of time

The most common way your behavior is tracked is through the use of cookies, which are small text files that are placed in your computer with information about your online activities. Now there's fingerprinting.
12 days ago

Electric-vehicle conversion company moving to Gilbert, hiring 300

A Tempe-based electric vehicle conversion manufacturer plans to move into a huge new facility in the East Valley before the end of year and then ramp up production by spring.
15 days ago
Torrence Dunham

Arizona among the first states to allow residents to add driver's license to Apple Wallet

Presenting your driver's license or state ID at select airport security checkpoints is about to get much easier as Arizona is among the first states that will allow residents to have identification cards on their Apple products.
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Best fall road trips to take on a motorcycle

Autumn in Arizona brings the beauty of color-changing leaves and a relief from summer heat. It’s one of the most pleasant times to explore the outdoors, especially on a motorcycle.
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How one organization supports early childhood literacy for the most vulnerable

Nearly two out of every three children in low-income communities don’t own a single children’s book, a fact that ultimately could have profound impacts even before entering kindergarten, according to Arizona nonprofit Southwest Human Development.
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Grill like a pro this fall with tips from Albertsons

As the weather cools and football season kicks off, it’s a great time to fire up the grill and enjoy your favorite outdoor meals.
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My Special Aflac Duck® taking flight in Arizona

For more than 65 years, Aflac has had the extraordinary opportunity and privilege to help provide peace of mind to individuals who have our supplemental insurance policies.
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More stroke patients eligible for acute treatment, thanks to research

Historically, patients underwent acute stroke treatments according to strict time guidelines. But thanks to recent advancements in stroke research, more patients are becoming candidates for clot-busting drugs and endovascular therapy at specialized centers like Barrow Neurological Institute.
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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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