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Phoenix man gets 25 years in prison for sexual abuse of a child

A Phoenix man last week was sentenced to 25 years in prison for the sexual abuse of a child.
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Gov. Doug Ducey takes victory lap over Arizona school voucher plan

Republican Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey and backers of universal school vouchers took a victory lap Tuesday over legislation the Republican-controlled Legislature enacted in June.
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Here's why a portion of Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey's new border wall was temporarily knocked over

Within days of announcing action to fill in border wall gaps near Yuma, a portion of Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey's new barrier was temporarily knocked over Monday morning. Here's the explanation from the governor's office.
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3-vote margin triggers automatic recount in Maricopa County primary race

One race in the Maricopa County’s recent primary election was so close that it triggered an automatic recount under state law.
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Battles rage in Arizona courts over 3 voter initiatives

Proponents of three voter initiatives who each turned in hundreds of thousands of signatures last month to qualify them for the November ballot are trying to beat back legal challenges that could prevent them from going before voters.
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Kari Lake, Arizona's GOP nominee for governor, calls water supply 'maybe the top issue'

With Arizona facing reduced access to Colorado River water, GOP gubernatorial nominee Kari Lake said securing the state’s supply is “maybe the top issue."

Arizona Health

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UArizona preparing for new semester with COVID, monkeypox, flu threats

The University of Arizona begins its 2022-23 academic year on Monday and President Robert Robbins said the school is monitoring the prevalence of health risks such as COVID, monkeypox and the flu.
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Arizona diagnostic lab Sonora Quest launches monkeypox PCR test

Sonora Quest Laboratories and Quest Diagnostics announced a "one-of-a-kind" monkeypox test Arizonans can take through health care providers.
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Arizona health official: Fully vaccinated are 10 times less likely to die from COVID

Amid a highly-contagious subvariant of COVID-19 becoming the dominant strain in Arizona, the state's health department said recent data showed fully vaccinated individuals were 10 times less likely to die from the virus.
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Phoenix homeless shelter fighting outbreak of COVID-19

The Downtown Medical Respite Center run by local nonprofit Circle the City is springing into action to combat an outbreak of COVID-19.
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City of Glendale to host Dementia Awareness Day in August

In honor of Glendale joining a national dementia-friendly program last August, the West Valley city will host Dementia Awareness Day next month.
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ACA allocates $100M in broadband grants to 20 awardees in rural and urban Arizona

The Arizona Commerce Authority announced earlier this month the allocation of $100 million in broadband grants to 20 awardees in rural and urban Arizona to increase connections for underserved areas. 

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Mercury without Skylar Diggins-Smith, Diana Taurasi in playoff opener vs. Aces

The No. 8 seed Mercury will open the 2022 WNBA Playoffs against the top-seeded Aces on the road Wednesday without their two best players.
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ASU football to depend on depth, experience for new-look offensive line

Depth and experience will be the two main ingredients for a new-look offensive line for the Arizona State Sun Devils in 2022.
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Ian Kennedy blows save, gives up walk-off HR in D-backs’ loss to Giants

The Diamondbacks were one strike away from a win over the Giants on before Brandon Crawford's two-run walk-off homer.
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NFL looks like old self entering 3rd season in COVID-19 era

The NFL is looking and acting like it's essentially back to normal going into its third season dealing with COVID-19.
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Former ASU QB Jayden Daniels speaks on why he left for LSU

Former Arizona State quarterback Jayden Daniels spoke with the media for the first time since transferring to Louisiana State in March,
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Cardinals notebook: QB Kyler Murray weighs in on fake Kyler Murray

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray gave his two cents on a certain impersonation from the rookie talent show.

Arizona Business

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Spinato's joins Footprint Center food lineup for Phoenix Suns in October

Popular Valley pizzeria Spinato's is joining the food court lineup at Footprint Center in the fall as the official pizza of the Phoenix Suns.
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White Castle to open spot in Tempe in 2023, 2nd in Arizona

Popular fast-food chain White Castle announced plans to open a restaurant in Tempe next year, its second location in Arizona.
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Phoenix VA says rat infestation at medical center could be over

The Phoenix VA Health Care System said Friday rodent activity at its medical center appears to have slowed down in the last eight days, more than two weeks after rats were found.
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Opendoor to pay $62M in fines for cheating and misleading home sellers

Online homebuyer Opendoor agreed to pay $62 million to settle claims of cheating and misleading customers, the Federal Trade Commission said.
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Beverage can manufacturer Ball Corp to close Phoenix plant

Metal-container manufacturer Ball Corp. said it is shutting down its aluminum can facility in Phoenix, citing rising costs and decreasing demand.
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Scottsdale Airport to use $5.4M grant to improve capacity issues

Scottsdale Airport will use $5.4 million in federal grant funding to improve its efficiency and capacity, officials announced. 

United States

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Attack on Rushdie shows divisions among Lebanese Shiites

BEIRUT (AP) — The stabbing of author Salman Rushdie has laid bare divisions in Lebanon’s Shiite Muslim community, pitching a few denouncing the violence against fervent followers of the Iran-backed Shiite militant Hezbollah group who have praised the attack. One Rushdie defender received death threats. The attack struck close to home among Lebanon’s Shiites. The […]
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Scientists seek to develop hybrid coral reef off of Miami

MIAMI (AP) — Scientists and students from the University of Miami dove into the dark waters a few miles off the shores of Miami this week as part of an effort to develop hybrid reefs. The team from the Rosenstiel School of Marine, Atmospheric, and Earth Science was on a mission to collect eggs and […]
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'River Dave,' banned from New Hampshire site, moves to Maine

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A hermit known as River Dave — whose cabin in the New Hampshire woods burned down after he had spent nearly three decades on the property and was ordered to leave — has found a new home in Maine. David Lidstone, 82, has put in windows and is working on installing […]
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Small Sept. 11 museum known for ground zero tours closes

NEW YORK (AP) — A small museum near New York’s World Trade Center dedicated to preserving the memory of the Sept. 11 attacks is closing after Wednesday, the victim of financial pressures made worse by COVID-19. The 9/11 Tribute Museum, which opened in 2006, offered tours led by volunteers who had lost a family member […]
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Man dies in shootout with would-be robber in Alabama woods

ASHLAND, Ala. (AP) — A Florida college student exploring the Alabama wilderness with his girlfriend was fatally wounded during a shootout with a would-be robber who appeared to be living with others in the woods, authorities said. Adam Simjee, 22, was shot to death in the Talladega National Forest near popular Cheaha State Park in […]
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2 deaths in Florida linked to raw oysters from Louisiana

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A restaurant customer in Fort Lauderdale has died of a bacterial infection after eating raw oysters. A Pensacola man died the same way this month. Both cases involved oysters from Louisiana. Gary Oreal, who manages the Rustic Inn, told the South Florida SunSentinel that the man who died had worked […]

Arizona Education

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UArizona preparing for new semester with COVID, monkeypox, flu threats

The University of Arizona begins its 2022-23 academic year on Monday and President Robert Robbins said the school is monitoring the prevalence of health risks such as COVID, monkeypox and the flu.
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Arizona school district moves to 4-day weeks to boost teacher recruitment, retention

An Arizona school district moved to four-day weeks this year in an effort to boost teacher recruitment and retention and it's working, according to one principal.
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Rep. Greg Stanton of Arizona, MCCCD announce bioscience funding

Rep. Greg Stanton and the Maricopa County Community College District announced funding for bioscience program development Monday morning.
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If your inbox is a mess, here's a surefire way to keep email in check

If you’re sick of wasting time searching endless or scrolling through your inbox, it’s time to up your email game. Every Gmail user should do this.
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Microchips bill driven by Sens. Sinema, Kelly of Arizona earns praise from business leader

Bipartisan legislation negotiated by Democratic U.S. Sens. Kyrsten Sinema and Mark Kelly of Arizona became law Tuesday, a move commended by one of the state's top business executives.
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Kim Komando

Change these settings on your televisions to reduce eye strain

Here are a few tips to minimize eye strain, neck strain and eye fatigue when you're relaxing and watching television.

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Day & Night Air Conditioning, Heating and Plumbing

Here are 4 signs the HVAC unit needs to be replaced

Pool renovations and kitchen upgrades may seem enticing, but at the forefront of these investments arguably should be what residents use the most. In a state where summertime is sweltering, access to a functioning HVAC unit can be critical.
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Ways to prevent clogged drains and what to do if you're too late

While there are a variety of ways to prevent clogged drains, it's equally as important to know what to do when you're already too late.
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Don't let rising fuel prices stop you from traveling Arizona this summer

There's no better time to get out on the open road and see what the beautiful state of Arizona has to offer. But if the cost of gas is putting a cloud over your summer vacation plans, let Sanderson Ford help with their wide-range selection of electric vehicles.
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Mayo Clinic Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

Why your student-athlete’s physical should be conducted by a sports medicine specialist

Dr. Anastasi from Mayo Clinic Orthopedics and Sports Medicine in Tempe answers some of the most common questions.
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Great news: Children under 5 can now get COVID-19 vaccine

After more than two years of battle with an invisible killer, we can now vaccinate the youngest among us against COVID-19. This is great news.
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Condor Airlines shows passion for destinations from Sky Harbor with new-look aircraft

Condor Airlines brings passion to each flight and connects people to their dream destinations throughout the world.