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Recruiting, retention cited by Phoenix businesses as biggest challenges to profitability

Employers, including those in Arizona, find recruitment and retention of employees as the top challenge to profitability, according to an Enterprise Bank and Trust survey of corporate clients.

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Rain, hail hit Cave Creek while northern Arizona storms spur flooding, road closures

A storm near New River and Cave Creek is producing heavy rain and hail. Storms in northern Arizona have spurred flooding, road closures.

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Arizona man arrested after trying to pull over troopers

This undated photo provided by the Maricopa County Sheriff's office shows Matthew Disbro. Arizona authorities say the 44-year-old uniformed security guard is accused of impersonating a police officer by trying to pull over an unmarked car that happened to contain two state troopers patrolling a Phoenix freeway.

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8 reasons to love the Phoenix heat in summer

Let's face it, most of us can't just leave Phoenix for the summer. So here are some ways you can feel feel cool for gutting it out.

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Phoenix Area's Largest Nonprofit Organizations - Cultural-Educational

Not only do nonprofit organizations focusing on culture and education provide valuable services in the Phoenix area, from education young children to providing job training, from giving us a glimpse of the world of animals and the beauty of the desert's flora and fauna, they also provide some economic kick.

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Phoenix Area's Largest Nonprofit Organizations - Cultural-Educational

Not only do nonprofit organizations focusing on culture and education provide valuable services in the Phoenix area, from education young children to providing job training, from giving us a glimpse of the world of animals and the beauty of the desert's flora and fauna, they also provide some economic kick.

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Phoenix FD gives possible cause for massive fire at Safeway

Phoenix Fire Department released a statement Thursday morning on a possible cause for the massive fire at a Safeway Wednesday night. Capt.

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Valley of the dolls: Barbie collectors hit Phoenix resort scene for 2018 convention

The National Barbie Dolls Collectors Convention is being held in Phoenix this weekend. Parts of the event are open to the public.

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How Phoenix Billboard Art Ended Up at a London Trump Protest

Turns out, the artist who created the anti-Trump billboard on Grand Avenue wanted to be part of the London protests surrounding Trump's travels for the NATO summit. So she had a London shop make a flag version of her mural, for a Facebook friend who wanted to march with it this week.

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Records: 24-year-old claimed self-defense in shooting death of Phoenix man

Records: 24-year-old claimed self-defense in shooting death of Phoenix man Officials identified the 24-year-old suspect arrested in a fatal shooting that killed a Phoenix man Wednesday night Check out this story on azcentral.com: https://azc.cc/2ulK4hG Readers can send news tips to azcentral.com via the newspaper's social media channels, email or by calling the office. A 24-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of fatally shooting and killing another man Wednesday night in Phoenix, Maricopa County court documents show.

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Lerner and Rowe Gives Back Phoenix Back-to-school Giveaway

This year, Lerner and Rowe will provide school district- approved backpacks filled with supplies to elementary school aged children while supplies last PHOENIX, AZ, UNITED STATES, July 13, 2018 / EINPresswire.com / -- August is coming, and parents know what this means, back-to-school time! Lerner and Rowe Gives Back recognizes the importance of education and supports it every chance they get. This year, Lerner and Rowe will provide school district- approved backpacks filled with supplies to elementary school aged children*.

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Gunman sought after fatal shooting near 24th Street and Roeser Road

Gunman sought after fatal shooting near 24th Street and Roeser Road Police said the incident occurred around 10 p.m. Thursday. Check out this story on azcentral.com: https://azc.cc/2L9GuRe Readers can send news tips to azcentral.com via the newspaper's social media channels, email or by calling the office.

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Man arrested in Phoenix for impersonating a police officer

Two Arizona Department of Public Safety troopers were on patrol on State Route 51 in Phoenix in an unmarked patrol car when they saw a black Dodge charger, equipped with "law-enforcement style" emergency lights. Troopers said the impersonator activated the emergency lights and tried to pull the troopers over.

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The 13 Best Concerts in Phoenix This Weekend

It's the middle of summer and Phoenix is anything but dead. Need some proof? This weekend's bustling live music lineup will back us up.

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Classic Summer Cocktails and Where to Find Them in Phoenix

Refreshing citrus, a few flourishes, and hard alcohol. That's all you need to create a great summer cocktail, and a number of the classics can be found in the Valley.

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Edible cookie dough: Where in metro Phoenix to buy dough that's safe to eat

Move over cupcakes, there's a new sugar baby in Phoenix: edible cookie dough. Check out Valley shops where you can buy dough that's safe to eat raw.

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Grow: How this couple in their 20s saved up and spent a year in Europe

This story is Denis Trufin's, a 28-year-old customer engagement manager and personal finance vlogger in Phoenix, Arizona, as told to Marianne Hayes. Our 2015 Costa Rica honeymoon marked the first time my wife Vanessa and I had ever traveled outside the country-and the start of our wanderlust.

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Arizona monsoon 2018: July 11 dust storm in Phoenix was definitely epic, maybe historic

Monday's haboob, the first big one of the 2018 monsoon season, traveled from the central Arizona desert into southeastern California. Arizona monsoon 2018: July 11 dust storm in Phoenix was definitely epic, maybe historic Monday's haboob, the first big one of the 2018 monsoon season, traveled from the central Arizona desert into southeastern California.

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MMA fighter who raped a college student gets seven years in jail

TW: The following article describes a sexual assault and includes images from surveillance footage taken moments before an assault took place. In June, Rodolfo Ramirez, 28, entered a guilty plea in a Maricopa County Court room regarding a sexual assault that occurred in Scottsdale, AZ in September 2016.

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Emmys 2018: Phoenix native Aidy Bryant nabs her first acting nomination

Could Phoenix soon be able to claim an Emmy winner? Aidy Bryant from "Saturday Night Live" is nominated for supporting actress in a comedy series. Emmys 2018: Phoenix native Aidy Bryant nabs her first acting nomination Could Phoenix soon be able to claim an Emmy winner? Aidy Bryant from "Saturday Night Live" is nominated for supporting actress in a comedy series.

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Superstition Meadery Eyes Downtown Phoenix Expansion

Superstition Meadery is in the process of finalizing an expansion to downtown Phoenix. Since opening six years ago, the Prescott-based meadery has made more than 170 kinds of mead.

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The 7 Best Pies in Metro Phoenix

Ahhh, pie. Or as we like to call it, sweet slices of heaven. Cake may take the dessert cake, but pie is so much more.

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Former longtime Z'Tejas chef finally opens his own Mexican restaurant in Phoenix

Former Z'Tejas corporate chef Leo Madrigal has opened a Mexican restaurant in south Phoenix that blends Oaxacan cuisine with American influences. Former longtime Z'Tejas chef finally opens his own Mexican restaurant in Phoenix Former Z'Tejas corporate chef Leo Madrigal has opened a Mexican restaurant in south Phoenix that blends Oaxacan cuisine with American influences.

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Alice in Wonderland-themed bar Hatter and Hare now open in Phoenix

Hatter and Hare is a new Phoenix bar and restaurant where drinks and decor are inspired by Alice in Wonderland. Alice in Wonderland-themed bar Hatter and Hare now open in Phoenix Hatter and Hare is a new Phoenix bar and restaurant where drinks and decor are inspired by Alice in Wonderland.

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Oprah invests in True Food Kitchen, former Sam Fox restaurant that started in Phoenix

Media mogul Oprah Winfrey will help expand True Food Kitchen, a healthy-food restaurant chain started by Sam Fox in Phoenix. Oprah invests in True Food Kitchen, former Sam Fox restaurant that started in Phoenix Media mogul Oprah Winfrey will help expand True Food Kitchen, a healthy-food restaurant chain started by Sam Fox in Phoenix.

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Watch: A Safeway Went Up in Flames in North Phoenix

A Safeway grocery store on 35th Avenue and Northern Avenue went up in smoke on Wednesday evening after reports of a roof collapse. The Phoenix Fire Department was on the scene dousing the building with jets of water from ladders around 7 p.m. Crowds gathered to watch the firefighters battle the blaze, and a billowing black cloud of smoke could be seen as it extended over the residential neighborhoods nearby.

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Fire destroys Safeway supermarket in central Phoenix

Fire destroys Safeway supermarket in central Phoenix A Safeway grocery store at 35th and Northern avenues in central Phoenix was destroyed by fire. Check out this story on azcentral.com: https://azc.cc/2zxRCTm Fire destroyed a Safeway grocery store in Phoenix Wednesday evening, engulfing the building in flames for more than an hour and sending a tower of smoke upward that could be seen for miles.

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Flash-flood watch in effect for Phoenix area until 2 a.m. Thursday

The National Weather Service said the flash-flood watch lasts into Thursday morning. A flash-flood warning is issued when flooding is a certainty.

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Phoenix Reunions Were Among Only 34 Migrant Children Returned to Parents Tuesday

Only 34 of the 98 remaining undocumented children under age 5 in Health and Human Services' custody were reunified with family members by the Tuesday, July 10, deadline set by a federal judge. Four families were reunited before the deadline.

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The Phoenix Area Is a Pizza Destination - " and Here Are 5 Great Local Pies

Phoenix is a lot of things, and one of them is a pizza city. Why? It might be the desert air, hot and arid like the flow of a hairdryer, like a 900-degree pizza oven.

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The Phoenix Area Is a Pizza Destination - " and Here Are 5 Great Local Pies

Phoenix is a lot of things, and one of them is a pizza city. Why? It might be the desert air, hot and arid like the flow of a hairdryer, like a 900-degree pizza oven.

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6 places for over-the-top, Instagram-worthy unicorn treats in Phoenix

Check out this story on azcentral.com: https://azc.cc/2ubgXgW For the last couple of years, our obsession with all things related to the mythical creature has skyrocketed, flooding Pinterest and Instagram with whimsical pool floats, make-up palettes, French macarons, hair color, sneakers, onesies and anything else that can be adorned with or shaped to look like a unicorn. The trend hit a peak when Starbucks released its Unicorn Frappuccino for five days in April, resulting in long lines as people raced to try the vibrantly colored beverage.

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Local Favorite Sandwich Shop Opening New Digs Downtown

Zookz, the Phoenix shop that makes sandwiches that look like giant ravioli, will be opening a second outpost downtown. The shop serves a unique variety of sandwich.

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Former Z'Tejas chef opens his own restaurant in south Phoenix

Leo Madrigal has worked as a chef in some of Phoenix's top restaurants. Now he has opened his own place in south Phoenix.

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Dust storm triggers weather warning south of Phoenix, pockets of heavy rains fire up

SAN TAN VALLEY, AZ - Three days, three monsoon storms in Arizona. The Lyons Roofing News Chopper was in the air as another wall of dust rolled in from the southeast late Tuesday afternoon, spawning a dust storm warning for areas south of Phoenix.

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Police: Body found in yard of south Phoenix church

Someone found the man's body at 6:25 a.m. Tuesday near 41st Avenue and Baseline Road, near Cesar Chavez High School. Police: Body found in yard of south Phoenix church Someone found the man's body at 6:25 a.m. Tuesday near 41st Avenue and Baseline Road, near Cesar Chavez High School.

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Smoke Rings: Soul Food and Barbecue Join Forces at New Phoenix Spot

Ron Childs just switched smokers. He called his old smoker Megatron. He used Megatron back before Rhema Soul Cuisine moved to downtown Phoenix, back when the restaurant he runs with his wife, Via Childs, was still in Queen Creek.

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Indictment: How a Phoenix Couple Cashed in With Your Credit Card Numbers

For almost a year, a Phoenix couple laughed all the way to the bank with money from hundreds of other people, according to a federal indictment filed in U.S. District Court in Arizona. They were nothing if not prolific.

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No-frills Sushi Nakano one of the best casual sushi restaurants in Phoenix

Leo Nakano has struck out on his own with Sushi Nakano in Ahwatukee. It's the kind of sushi bar every neighborhood should be lucky enough to have.

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Cleanup after severe storm sweeps through Phoenix area

Cleanup after severe storm sweeps through Phoenix area Rain fell over most of the Valley during a severe monsoon storm on July 9, 2018. Check out this story on azcentral.com: https://azc.cc/2ubTkVm A car remains submerged in a canal at Alma School Road and Fairway in Mesa.

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Motel 6 to Settle Class-Action Discrimination Lawsuit Over Collusion With ICE

Motel 6 has reached a tentative agreement with a prominent Latino civil rights group to settle a class-action discrimination lawsuit filed on behalf of Latino guests, according to court documents. In January, the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund sued Motel 6 and parent company G6 Hospitality on behalf of eight anonymous plaintiffs who were caught up in the ICE dragnet that snared more than 20 guests at Motel 6 locations in Phoenix.

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Body found at Lake Pleasant ID'd; Death called suspicious

Authorities have identified the body of a man found at Lake Pleasant in what is being called a suspicious death. Maricopa County Sheriff's officials say 34-year-old Joseph Casey was reported missing on June 21 after his car broke down at the lake about 35 miles northwest of Phoenix.

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Driver charged in crash that killed 4 Fountain Hills pedestrians

Driver charged in crash that killed 4 Fountain Hills pedestrians 27-year-old Alex Bashaw was indicted for the March 13 crash that killed four pedestrians in Fountain Hills. Check out this story on azcentral.com: https://azc.cc/2ul98EH A 27-year-old man has been charged with manslaughter in a fatal crash that killed four pedestrians in Fountain Hills on March 13, the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office said Monday.

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Monsoon storm delays Phoenix airport flights

Monsoon storm delays Phoenix airport flights Airport is advising travelers to check flight status before heading to airport Check out this story on azcentral.com: https://azc.cc/2uafvv6 Passenger jets land and take-off into the dust at Sky Harbor International airport on July 9, 2018, in Phoenix, Ariz. Travelers headed to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport Monday evening should check their flight status before heading to the airport.

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Phoenix debuts rainbow crosswalks to celebrate LGBT residents

From left, Melissa Deluca and Amanda Tamblin on July 9, 2018, cross the new rainbow-colored crosswalks funded by local LGBT nonprofits celebrating the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community on Seventh and Glenrosa avenues in Phoenix. Phoenix debuts rainbow crosswalks to celebrate LGBT residents From left, Melissa Deluca and Amanda Tamblin on July 9, 2018, cross the new rainbow-colored crosswalks funded by local LGBT nonprofits celebrating the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community on Seventh and Glenrosa avenues in Phoenix.

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Phoenix debuts rainbow crosswalks to celebrate LGBT residents

Phoenix debuts rainbow crosswalks to celebrate LGBT residents The crosswalks at Seventh and Glenrosa avenues and Central Avenue at Portland Street now feature a rainbow pattern. Check out this story on azcentral.com: https://azc.cc/2KVt5MC From left, Melissa Deluca and Amanda Tamblin on July 9, 2018, cross the new rainbow-colored crosswalks funded by local LGBT nonprofits celebrating the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community on Seventh and Glenrosa avenues in Phoenix.

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Suspect down after officer-involved shooting in Phoenix

Suspect down after officer-involved shooting in Phoenix The suspect's condition was not immediately clear. No officers were hurt, police said.

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Democrats Denounce Defense Contractor That Held Migrant Kids in Phoenix Office

Standing outside of a featureless Phoenix office building that doubles as a shelter for detained immigrant children, Democratic lawmakers condemned the federal contractor that used the building as a makeshift holding facility for children amid the Trump administration's family separation crisis. On Friday, Reveal reported that children were held inside of the downtown Phoenix office building by defense contractor MVM Inc .

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Did Phoenix leaders raise property taxes and lie about it?

Councilman Sal DiCiccio said the former mayor and the city manager of raising property taxes in Phoenix and lying about it. Is he right? Did Phoenix leaders raise property taxes and lie about it? Councilman Sal DiCiccio said the former mayor and the city manager of raising property taxes in Phoenix and lying about it.

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Smog or fog? Nah. That's dust in the Phoenix area

The Phoenix area is dry, and outflow from thunderstorms and monsoon activity in recent days has kicked up dust from the parched landscape. Smog or fog? Nah.

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French restaurants in Phoenix to celebrate Bastille Day

Bastille Day is July 14, and several French restaurants in Phoenix are making your favorite French dishes from scratch, from crepe to coq or vin. French restaurants in Phoenix to celebrate Bastille Day Bastille Day is July 14, and several French restaurants in Phoenix are making your favorite French dishes from scratch, from crepe to coq or vin.

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This Story of a Babya s Day in Immigration Court Without His Parents is Gut-Wrenching

As hundreds of children separated from their parents by the Trump administration's "zero-tolerance" immigration policy wait to be reunited, young children and babies are facing deportation proceedings alone. A gut-wrenching story from the Associated Press details the scene in one of those hearings, where a one-year-old boy appeared before an immigration judge in Phoenix, Arizona, on Friday.

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Storm inches toward Valley, more rain likely Monday

Some parts of the Valley were likely to see some rain on Sunday, but officials said the better chance for showers would come on Monday. Storm inches toward Valley, more rain likely Monday Some parts of the Valley were likely to see some rain on Sunday, but officials said the better chance for showers would come on Monday.

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Club Candids: The Agents of Lust Invade The Lunchbox

The freaks and geeks of fetish performance troupe The Agents of Lust brought their weird and wild fun to central Phoenix music venue and dive The Lunchbox on Saturday, July 7. As is the norm for an Agents of Lust event, there was plenty of The freaks and geeks of fetish performance troupe The Agents of Lust brought their weird and wild fun to central Phoenix music venue and dive The Lunchbox on Saturday, July 7. As is the norm for an Agents of Lust event, there was plenty of

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Arizona Diamondbacks honor 'hero' pup who saved owner from rattlesnake

The Arizona Diamondbacks recognized Todd, who took a snake bite for his owner, during a pregame ceremony on the field as part of its "Heroes Weekend." Arizona Diamondbacks honor 'hero' pup who saved owner from rattlesnake The Arizona Diamondbacks recognized Todd, who took a snake bite for his owner, during a pregame ceremony on the field as part of its "Heroes Weekend."

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Metro Phoenix homebuilding hits decade high

New homes are going up in the Phoenix area at the fastest pace in 10 years. Prices are climbing faster than they have in five years.

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Deadly crash shuts blocking light rail in PHX

According to Phoenix police, the crash involving two vehicles occurred near 19th Avenue and Bethany Home Road. One of the cars reportedly struck a pole in the area.

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No, it's not a tornado in the sky. Gustnado spotted in Tucson during dust storms

No, it's not a tornado in the sky. Gustnado spotted in Tucson during dust storms! It looked something like a baby tornado, or maybe a dust devil, but less ... dusty.

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Woman walking across Phoenix canal overpass dies after Prius hits her

Police have not released the name of the woman who died after being hit by a car Friday in Phoenix. Woman walking across Phoenix canal overpass dies after Prius hits her Police have not released the name of the woman who died after being hit by a car Friday in Phoenix.

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Monsoon storm hits Flagstaff as Valley waits for rain, relief from blazing heat

Monsoon storm hits Flagstaff as Valley waits for rain, relief from blazing heat The Phoenix area could see storm activity early next week. Check out this story on azcentral.com: https://azc.cc/2u0oOO2 Two horses stand in a field near the Hunt Highway in the Southeast Valley as a dust storm rolls in on Tuesday, June 26, 2012.

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An Alternative to Meditation

I hate to meditate , at least where I must sit with eyes closed and listen to myself breathe. My mind either wanders to annoying thoughts or I fall asleep.

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Phoenix local music picks: Anarbor, Eyes Set to Kill, Fayuca, Jared & the Mill, Bear Ghost

Anarbor, Calabrese, Fayuca, Jared & the Mill, and Bear Ghost at a Beat the Heat show are among out local music picks for Phoenix in July. Phoenix local music picks: Anarbor, Eyes Set to Kill, Fayuca, Jared & the Mill, Bear Ghost Anarbor, Calabrese, Fayuca, Jared & the Mill, and Bear Ghost at a Beat the Heat show are among out local music picks for Phoenix in July.

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4 Things You Need to Know About the Phoenix Food Scene

Food news tends to slow as summer settles in. Not many new restaurants are opening, chefs take hard-earned vacations, and some days all you want is a cold lunch and a few drinks.

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Phoenix and Scottsdale move to regulate bike-sharing

As Phoenix becomes the first Valley city to regulate bike sharing, other cities and one of the companies are watching closely. Phoenix and Scottsdale move to regulate bike-sharing As Phoenix becomes the first Valley city to regulate bike sharing, other cities and one of the companies are watching closely.

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Totus Tuus missionaries [VIDEO]

Meet this year's Totus Tuus missionaries. They're a mix of young adults - fresh out of high school, amid college and in seminary - who have totally dedicated their summer to serving elementary and high school-aged Catholics in the Diocese of Phoenix.

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Daniel Valenzuela to step down July 16 to run for Phoenix mayor

Daniel Valenzuela's departure is the latest in a series of City Hall shufflings spurred by former Mayor Greg Stanton's decision to run for Congress. Daniel Valenzuela to step down July 16 to run for Phoenix mayor Daniel Valenzuela's departure is the latest in a series of City Hall shufflings spurred by former Mayor Greg Stanton's decision to run for Congress.

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Organizations gather for Roe v. Wade press conference in Phoenix

Handmaids Resist gather at the Sandra Day O'Connor U.S. District Courthouse for a press conference about the SCOTUS vacancy and womens' rights. Organizations gather for Roe v.

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Playwright Responds to Trump's Immigration Policies With Free Reading at AZ Capitol

Phoenix playwright James Garcia will be spending Friday, July 6, writing inside a brown tent at the Arizona Capitol. He's pitching his tent on a lawn just east of the Capitol, as a visual reminder that undocumented immigrants are being housed in tents as part of President Donald Trump's anti-immigrant policies.

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Blowing dust again snarls traffic in desert south of Phoenix

The National Weather Service issued a blowing dust advisory for parts of Pinal County and far southern metro Phoenix into early Friday afternoon. Blowing dust again snarls traffic in desert south of Phoenix The National Weather Service issued a blowing dust advisory for parts of Pinal County and far southern metro Phoenix into early Friday afternoon.

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'Highway for bad things': Phoenix tries closing alleys after neighbors complain of crime

Phoenix is piloting a program that will gate off alleyways in an effort to cut crime. The Royal Palm and Sunnyslope neighborhoods will test it.

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North Phoenix apartment complex fetches $41 million in sale

Institutional Property Advisors sold a multifamily property in Phoenix for $41 million.

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Tempe police at scene of shooting involving officers

Tempe police at scene of shooting involving officers Officials said the shooting occurred near 48th Street and Southern Avenue Thursday night. Woman said to be 'extremely critical' Check out this story on azcentral.com: https://azc.cc/2KSOGSz Tempe police were at the scene of an shooting involving officers near 48th Street and Southern Avenue on July 5, 2018.

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Tempe police at scene of shooting involving officers

Tempe police at scene of shooting involving officers Officials said the shooting occurred near 48th Street and Southern Avenue Thursday night. Woman said to be 'extremely critical' Check out this story on azcentral.com: https://azc.cc/2KSOGSz Tempe police were at the scene of an shooting involving officers near 48th Street and Southern Avenue on July 5, 2018.

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ADOT says dust storm snarls freeway traffic south of Phoenix

State Route 347 at Riggs Road about 15 miles southwest of Casa Grande was closed until the dust stormed cleared as was a section of Interstate 10 from Casa Grande to Picacho Peak.

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Phoenix police gets go-ahead for $149K study into police shootings as record pace continues

The Phoenix City Council authorized a $149,000 study leaders say will help them dig into what is driving this year's uptick in police shootings. Phoenix police gets go-ahead for $149K study into police shootings as record pace continues The Phoenix City Council authorized a $149,000 study leaders say will help them dig into what is driving this year's uptick in police shootings.

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The Internet perfectly sums up surviving a Phoenix summer

Metro Phoenix is certainly living up to its "Valley of the Sun" name, but the Internet is helping us laugh off the pain. The Internet perfectly sums up surviving a Phoenix summer Metro Phoenix is certainly living up to its "Valley of the Sun" name, but the Internet is helping us laugh off the pain.

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Phoenix hospitality management firm makes key hires, expands into Houston

The company is led by Michael Gildersleeve, who set it up in 2015 after leaving his job as managing director and asset manager at the Hermosa Inn and its restaurant Lon's in Paradise Valley.

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Here's How Phoenix Partied During Fourth of July 2018

Fireworks weren't the only thing going off around the Valley over the Fourth of July holiday. Club events and pool parties in both Scottsdale and Phoenix on Tuesday, July 3, and Wednesday, July 4, were packed with people and activity as folks spent the holiday engaging in raging.

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Pedestrian 'critical' after hit-and-run in Phoenix; search continues for pickup truck

Police say they are looking for a white, newer-model, mid-size pickup truck. A 51-year-old man hit while crossing the street was critically hurt.

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Lost a pet in Phoenix? 10 tips to find them

July 5 is the busiest day of the year for animal shelters due to a surge of spooked dogs and cats who ran away from home during the Independence Day festivities. Look in those hard-to-reach places: Go through your home and pay attention to areas where a pet could get themselves stuck.

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The Essentials: Taste Phoenix Through These 50 Local Favorites

What does Phoenix taste like? What are its spice and textures, soups and pizzas, tongue sandwiches and pig cookies? Here, we find out through these 50 essential Valley delights. 50. Soul Food Platter from Lo-Lo's Chicken & Waffles 1220 South Central Avenue Larry White, owner, gives his nickname "Lo-Lo" to this now-classic soul food restaurant.

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Arcadia July 4, 2018 parade

Keefer Olson, 8, licks a popsicle while watching the Arcadia 4th of July parade in Phoenix on July 4, 2018. This is the 23 year of the community event.

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Arcadia July 4, 2018 parade

Keefer Olson, 8, licks a popsicle while watching the Arcadia 4th of July parade in Phoenix on July 4, 2018. This is the 23 year of the community event.

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June 2018 Restaurant Openings and Closings

Eleven restaurants opened in metro Phoenix in June, throwing the dice as the summer heat spikes. New dining options include Vietnamese sandwiches, brick oven pizza, and boat-to-bowl poke.

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June 2018 Restaurant Openings and Closings

Eleven restaurants opened in metro Phoenix in June, throwing the dice as the summer heat spikes. New dining options include Vietnamese sandwiches, brick oven pizza, and boat-to-bowl poke.

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It's going to get hot in Phoenix, but that might bring in weekend rain

The National Weather Service said Phoenix will likely see its hottest temperatures of the year on Thursday and may get its first rain in 115 days. It's going to get hot in Phoenix, but that might bring in weekend rain The National Weather Service said Phoenix will likely see its hottest temperatures of the year on Thursday and may get its first rain in 115 days.

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Pooling our resources - Blue Seas Restaurants open in Phoenix and Shreveport

To start helping to heal our community, we have to start by eating the proper foods. The Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad said in How to Eat to Live Book 1, "Food keeps us here, it is essential that we eat food which gives and maintains life.

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Pooling our resources - Blue Seas Restaurants open in Phoenix and Shreveport

To start helping to heal our community, we have to start by eating the proper foods. The Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad said in How to Eat to Live Book 1, "Food keeps us here, it is essential that we eat food which gives and maintains life.

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MCSO inmate who walked away from work release found in Phoenix

Andrew Johnson was rearrested Tuesday after officials said he had walked away from a work assignment in Glendale on on Thursday MCSO inmate who walked away from work release found in Phoenix Andrew Johnson was rearrested Tuesday after officials said he had walked away from a work assignment in Glendale on on Thursday Check out this story on azcentral.com: https://azc.cc/2KuzQWm Readers can send news tips to azcentral.com via the newspaper's social media channels, email or by calling the office. A county jail inmate who walked away from a work assignment last week in Glendale was rearrested Tuesday, the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office said.

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'You took my life, so I'm taking yours': 92-year-old woman shot and killed son, police said

PHOENIX - Anna Mae Blessing, 92, was brought before a judge in a wheelchair after the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office said she shot and killed her 72-year-old son on Monday. "You took my life so i'm taking yours" - Those are the chilling words the 92-year-old woman said to her son, police claimed, before shooting and killing him because she thought he wanted to move her into an assisted living facility.

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How to score free groceries and gifts at Phoenix Food City on July 4 and 11

Want free groceries? Be one of the first 300 shoppers to make a purchase on July 4 and 11 at Food City's newly remodeled store in south Phoenix. How to score free groceries and gifts at Phoenix Food City on July 4 and 11 Want free groceries? Be one of the first 300 shoppers to make a purchase on July 4 and 11 at Food City's newly remodeled store in south Phoenix.

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Fake Marine gave serial killer suspect a home. Now he's accused of...

David Thomason portrays himself as a heroic Marine and a generous pastor who aids veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder with his Tree of Light Ministries. A local man here, Bryan Todd Sympson, is now suing Thomason and his wife, saying they tricked him over the past three years into giving their Tree of Light Ministries at least $336,590 in donations, plus an RV park.

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Autopsies on 2 kids left in car show death from exposure Source: AP

Autopsies on two small Arizona children left strapped in car seats for hours in a closed vehicle have determined the infant girl and her toddler brother died from exposure, and they suffered no trauma and had no drugs in their bodies. The reports by the Pinal County Medical Examiner's Office say the March 26 deaths of 2-year-old Lorenzo Velasquez and 9-month-old Brooklyn Velasquez in the isolated Arizona community of Superior were "consistent with exposure to the elements."

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Autopsies on 2 kids left in car show death from exposure

This undated file photo provided by the Pinal County Sheriff's office shows Brittany Velasquez. Autopsies on two small children left strapped in car seats for hours in a closed vehicle have determined the infant girl and her toddler brother died from exposure, and they suffered no trauma and had no drugs in their bodies.

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10 iconic American foods for Fourth of July and the best places to get them in Phoenix

American culinary history is as vast as it is diverse. Celebrate Independence Day by tasting and learning a bit about 10 iconic American dishes.

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Concerts in Phoenix in July 2018: Logic, Shania Twain, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill

Logic, Shania Twain, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, 311, Pentatonix and Primus are among the top concert picks for July in Phoenix. Concerts in Phoenix in July 2018: Logic, Shania Twain, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill Logic, Shania Twain, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, 311, Pentatonix and Primus are among the top concert picks for July in Phoenix.

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Yadi's 3 RBIs lead Cards back into win column

Arizona manager Torey Lovullo waited around the batting cage after his team wrapped up its pregame work on Monday. Still bothered by the vulgar comments he made that led to a dustup with The meeting concluded with the two putting their arms around each other.

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'Hero' puppy takes on rattlesnake bite, saving owner, during walk

A Golden Retriever puppy was doing better Monday after saving its owner from a rattlesnake bite during a hike in north Phoenix on Friday. 'Hero' puppy takes on rattlesnake bite, saving owner, during walk A Golden Retriever puppy was doing better Monday after saving its owner from a rattlesnake bite during a hike in north Phoenix on Friday.

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Man found shot in in Fountain Hills home

Man found shot in in Fountain Hills home A man was found shot in his Fountain Hills home Monday and was later pronounced dead. Check out this story on azcentral.com: https://azc.cc/2NjlKVr Go inside the Phoenix Fire Department 911 call center to learn about what's going on when you call 911 in the Phoenix metro area.

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Po Chicken Sizzles Mind-Blowing KFC - Korean Fried Chicken

Are we witnessing the first major wave of new Korean restaurants in metro Phoenix? All-you-can-eat barbecue parlors and late-night soju joints are popping up seemingly overnight in suburban strip malls and upscale shopping centers, especially around the East Valley. If you have a taste for Korean cooking, one of the world's most fascinating and eclectic cuisines, it's a thrilling development.

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These Phoenix Salsa Bars Will Rock Your Taste Buds

One of the best things about about Phoenix is the salsa bar. This is not a drill or joke.

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Women-owned businesses blooming

By Teri Carnicelli Women are leading the way in the launch of new small businesses, whether virtual or brick-and-mortar, according to recent reports. Caitlin Green Cheney and Elizabeth Wood , co-founders of Matrescene 4th Trimester Planning & Support, lead one of their "Beyond the Birth" workshops for expectant moms, including, clockwise from right: Hannah Calvis, Becky Arkfeld, Ivette Fullerton, and Kirstin Lynch .

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Property taxes set to rise again

Property taxes are calculated by taxing the assessed value of a property, divided by 100, times the tax rate. These taxes are determined primarily by economic factors.

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JOBS: 8 places looking for workers in the Valley

Are you looking for work? There are several places now hiring and looking to add quality workers in the Valley! The Queen Creek Unified School District is hiring for multiple positions! Open jobs include custodians, child nutrition workers, and bus drivers. Interested in learning more about other jobs in the district? Head here.

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Surprise police: 2 dead in possible murder-suicide

The bodies were found in the area of Waddell Road and Sarival Avenue, according to Timothy Klarkowski, a police spokesman. Surprise police: 2 dead in possible murder-suicide The bodies were found in the area of Waddell Road and Sarival Avenue, according to Timothy Klarkowski, a police spokesman.

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Family separation highlights immigration in Arizona midterms

The outrage sparked by the sights, sounds and stories of children separated from parents at the U.S.-Mexico border underscores the outsized role immigration will play in the midterms in Arizona. On all sides of the political spectrum, campaigns are emphasizing immigration policies with would-be voters as Democrats push to make gains in traditionally conservative Arizona, where more than 1 in 8 residents is an immigrant.

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West Valley leans on Phoenix for help with rising homeless population

West Valley leans on Phoenix for help with rising homeless population The number of people struggling with homelessness in the West Valley is rising. Check out this story on azcentral.com: https://azc.cc/2tK4WP7 Bobby Jones, 49, on June 27, 2018, at Bonsall Park, 59th Avenue and Bethany Home Roads, Glendale.

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New restaurants in Phoenix in June have standout burgers, Mexican food, pizza

If you like cheeseburgers, Mexican food, poke, pizza and frozen drinks, you'll love the nearly 20 restaurants that opened around Phoenix in June. New restaurants in Phoenix in June have standout burgers, Mexican food, pizza If you like cheeseburgers, Mexican food, poke, pizza and frozen drinks, you'll love the nearly 20 restaurants that opened around Phoenix in June.

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BlakTina Dance Festival Returns in August - Here's the LineUp

The BlakTina Dance Festival has announced the lineup for its 2018 festival in Phoenix. The festival will include 10 works, including eight choreographed by Arizona creatives.

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Police: Officer fatally shot 19-year-old in a struggle over a handgun

Police: Officer fatally shot 19-year-old in a struggle over a handgun Phoenix police said 19-year-old Chukwumankpam Mbegbu was fatally shot by officers during a confrontation on Friday. Check out this story on azcentral.com: https://azc.cc/2NdkTpl Go inside the Phoenix Fire Department 911 call center to learn about what's going on when you call 911 in the Phoenix metro area.

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Botched bank robbery, flying bullets, and terrified horse carriage staff

"Oh, Honey. That was a gunshot," said the tourist from Phoenix, Arizona, while they were on a quaint horse-carriage ride through Beacon Hill Park in Victoria, B.C. - a city so quiet it was affectionately known as the home of the newly-wed and the nearly-dead.

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Counter-protesters meet fiery marchers at Families Belong Together rallies

The counter-protesters met unwelcoming crowds in Washington, D.C., Phoenix, Arizona and Boston, among other cities, as thousands nationwide decried President Trump's "zero tolerance" immigration policy, which separated 2,000 children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border. Protesters shouted "shame" at a group of people snaking through a rally in Phoenix, where U.S. Rep. Ruben Gallego, D-Ariz., told the crowd, "This government has created orphans.

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These movies were filmed in Phoenix and you'll recognize the locations

A lot of films have been made in the Phoenix area, but here's a list of films where you can still recognize the filming locations. These movies were filmed in Phoenix and you'll recognize the locations A lot of films have been made in the Phoenix area, but here's a list of films where you can still recognize the filming locations.

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Angelina Ramirez Randomly Fell in Love With Flamenco

In Pound for the Sound, Phoenix New Times get technical with local musicians about what gear they use to create their signature tones. Angelina Ramirez, visionary and founder of Flamenco Por La Vida , is all about being a flamenco artist.

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Where to Get Delicious Meat for Your Summer Grilling Needs

Getting the right meat is the first and most important step to great grilling. We live in a state with a long history of meat production, and, luckily for us, that tradition lives on today.

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Man in critical condition after shooting involving Phoenix police

The shooting occurred in an area near the 4000 block of West Colter Street, which is north of Camelback Road, police said. Man in critical condition after shooting involving Phoenix police The shooting occurred in an area near the 4000 block of West Colter Street, which is north of Camelback Road, police said.

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Phoenix settling lawsuit for $10 million after girl hit, dragged by police cruiser

Phoenix has agreed to a $10 million settlement stemming from the 2016 critical injury of a toddler who was run over by a police officer's vehicle. Phoenix settling lawsuit for $10 million after girl hit, dragged by police cruiser Phoenix has agreed to a $10 million settlement stemming from the 2016 critical injury of a toddler who was run over by a police officer's vehicle.

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Vans Warped Tour says goodbye to Phoenix in its final summer on the road

After 24 years on the road, Vans Warped Tour made its final stop in Phoenix for a daylong, 87-artist blowout in the blazing Arizona heat. Vans Warped Tour says goodbye to Phoenix in its final summer on the road After 24 years on the road, Vans Warped Tour made its final stop in Phoenix for a daylong, 87-artist blowout in the blazing Arizona heat.

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200-room hotel, office high-rise will replace downtown Phoenix parking lot

Downtown Phoenix is getting another trendy, high-rise hotel and office building. Berger Holdings will build it at Central Avenue and Adams Street.

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Phoenix ranks as the 3rd best city for Amazon Prime members

Phoenix ranks as the 3rd best city for Amazon Prime members An analysis finds that Phoenix is the third most Amazon Prime-friendly city in the United States. Check out this story on azcentral.com: https://azc.cc/2tQHS0r Amazon Prime, that is.

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The 30 Best Concerts in Phoenix in July 2018

Let's face it, July is a miserable time to be in Phoenix. It's arguably the hottest stretch of the summer, with temperatures topping out at 110 or higher.

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Tucson still far behind Phoenix metro area in recovery from Great Recession

Tucson is at or near the bottom in most economic categories, when compared against other Western cities of roughly similar size, according to UA Tucson still far behind Phoenix metro area in recovery from Great Recession Tucson is at or near the bottom in most economic categories, when compared against other Western cities of roughly similar size, according to UA Check out this story on azcentral.com: https://azc.cc/2tJZ4ol Named by Time Life Books as one of the "Must See Wonders of the World," Biosphere 2, located just north of Tucson in Oracle, is dedicated to the research and understanding of global issues. Colossal Cave is on the National Historic Register, and the crystal-filled caves maintain a steady 70 degrees year-round.

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Records: Phoenix man left toddler alone in hot apartment, squalor

A Phoenix father is arrested after leaving his 2-year-old son alone in a roach-infested apartment with the air-conditioning turned off, records said. Records: Phoenix man left toddler alone in hot apartment, squalor A Phoenix father is arrested after leaving his 2-year-old son alone in a roach-infested apartment with the air-conditioning turned off, records said.

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Missing Phoenix man believed dead; police arrest suspect found with his truck

Police believe Gustavo Martinez-Gonzalez, 52, who was reported missing on June 10, has been murdered. The man found with his truck has been arrested.

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Melania Trump tours Southwest Key migrant facility in Phoenix

During her first visit to Arizona as first lady, Melania Trump toured a Southwest Key location in west Phoenix. Earlier, she stopped in Tucson.

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Melania Trump tours Southwest Key migrant facility in Phoenix

During her first visit to Arizona as first lady, Melania Trump toured a Southwest Key location in west Phoenix. Earlier, she stopped in Tucson.

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Best kids things to do in Phoenix in July: Splash pad parties, shark feeds and free fun

The best kids activities around Phoenix include July 4 events, splash pad parties, a Harry Potter party, winter in July festivities and more. Best kids things to do in Phoenix in July: Splash pad parties, shark feeds and free fun The best kids activities around Phoenix include July 4 events, splash pad parties, a Harry Potter party, winter in July festivities and more.

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Best kids things to do in Phoenix in July: Splash pad parties, shark feeds and free fun

The best kids activities around Phoenix include July 4 events, splash pad parties, a Harry Potter party, winter in July festivities and more. Best kids things to do in Phoenix in July: Splash pad parties, shark feeds and free fun The best kids activities around Phoenix include July 4 events, splash pad parties, a Harry Potter party, winter in July festivities and more.

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Find a new best friend this week in a metro Phoenix rescue pet

Each week The Republic highlights some of the adoptable animals in metro Phoenix. This week includes a shy Labrador retriever mix and a handsome cat.

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Killer New Phoenix Area Music You Should Check Out

Phoenix musicians never rest. This is true. Maybe it's the heat and maybe it's the great weather in the winter time, but regardless of what it is, we are coming into what may very well be the greatest era of Phoenix recordings.

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12 Tasty Fourth of July Dining Deals in Metro Phoenix

Independence Day doesn't have to revolve around hot dogs, warm backyard beers, and low-rent ice cream. It's time to up your Fourth of July game, and the many thoughtful eateries around the Valley are here to help.

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3 Places to Slurp Hiyashi Chuka (Cold Ramen) This Summer in Metro Phoenix

When you close your eyes and think of ramen, you probably see steaming hot ramen. Maybe shio, shoyu, tonkotsu , or another of the main varieties popular here, culled from the hundreds that exist in Japan.

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To 'Infinity Room' and beyond: 5 cutting-edge art exhibits in metro Phoenix

Contemporary artists explore pop culture, identity politics and digital technology in summer shows at galleries and museums in metro Phoenix. To 'Infinity Room' and beyond: 5 cutting-edge art exhibits in metro Phoenix Contemporary artists explore pop culture, identity politics and digital technology in summer shows at galleries and museums in metro Phoenix.

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No Chicken, No Waffles, and No Real Apology: David Stringer Visits South Phoenix

Fifteen minutes after he was scheduled to apologize to African-American and Latino community members at Lo-Lo's Chicken and Waffles in South Phoenix, Arizona Representative David Stringer still hadn't shown up.

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Gov. Doug Ducey visits Phoenix facility housing separated migrant children

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey and his wife, Angela, wanted to see firsthand how the migrant children were being cared for, a spokesman said. Gov. Doug Ducey visits Phoenix facility housing separated migrant children Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey and his wife, Angela, wanted to see firsthand how the migrant children were being cared for, a spokesman said.

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Phoenix Children's Festival At Cityscape Begins 9/22

The second annual Phoenix Children's Festival, featuring a multitude of activities and themed adventures for children ages 3-12, live entertainment and food is planned Saturday, Sept. 22 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Cityscape, 1 E. Washington St ., in downtown Phoenix.

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How homeless issues in West Valley impact Phoenix

Bobby Jones, 49, on June 27, 2018, at Bonsall Park, 59th Avenue and Bethany Home Roads, Glendale. Jones has been homeless for six years.

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Original ChopShop to Continue Restaurant Expansion in Phoenix and...

PLANO, Texas: Original ChopShop, a fast-casual neighborhood eatery founded in Scottsdale, Ariz. in 2013, has procured a senior credit facility from BBVA Compass to support ongoing expansion of new restaurants.

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Killer Streets: Phoenix Is a Death Trap for Pedestrians Like Kacie Clark

On the morning of January 17, Kacie Elizabeth Moira Clark got up as usual and went out to buy cigarettes. The morning traffic rushed by as she walked east along Indian School Road, her short brown pixie cut hidden under a flat-brim baseball hat advertising the name of one of her favorite pop-punk bands.

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Best New Metro Phoenix Restaurants of 2018

Half of 2018 has come and gone, which means it's time to highlight some of the best new restaurants to open so far this year. From a high-profile culinary collaboration in downtown Phoenix to a buzzy new east-side osteria, here are seven restaurants that are making the Valley a better place to eat and drink.

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Police seek information in Avenue A shooting

Yuma police are asking the public for any information that can help in the ongoing investigation into a shooting that happened early Monday morning. At approximately 4 a.m., officers responded to a report of shots fired near the 1400 block of Avenue A. "Multiple calls came in reporting several shots being fired," said Sgt.

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Police identify the two men killed in south Phoenix shooting

Police identify the two men killed in south Phoenix shooting Phoenix police have identified the two men killed in the south Phoenix shooting on Monday Check out this story on azcentral.com: https://azc.cc/2N0LTbq The shots rang out at a home near 12th Street and Southern Avenue at around 4:45 p.m. Monday, Phoenix police spokesman Sgt. Vince Lewis said.

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Vans Warped Tour Takes a Victory Lap

Vans Warped Tour has been a music festival fixture for over two decades, and bands listed on the 2018 lineup will be the last to grace its stages. Now, as we look forward to one last Warped Tour, let's look back at its innovative roots and impact on the music scene - fans and bands alike.

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Now Open: Global Street Food at Izzy's Pantry in Phoenix

The newly opened Izzy's Pantry will be cooking street food in Phoenix. Global street food.

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10 Nerdy Things to Do This July in Metro Phoenix

Now that you're over pool parties and actually applying sunscreen, if you were ever under, you'll want to know what else to do for the remainder of indoor season. Aside from your summer reading list and rewatching season two of Westworld , here are some entries for July's page in the calendar, including some movie nights, appearances from Freddy Krueger and Doc Brown, and of course, a trip to the planetarium.

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The Phoenix City Council Is in Free Fall

City Council already had been paralyzed by a fight over a major extension of the light rail a priority of former mayor Greg Stanton. Now, the Council had just deadlocked on what was supposed to be a procedural approval of the 2018-19 budget, 11 days before the new spending plan was supposed to take effect.

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Weather extremes: 122? Memories of the hottest day in metro Phoenix

On the day Tony Haffer started his job as the new meteorologist-in-charge at the National Weather Service in Phoenix, the thermometer at Sky Harbor International Airport reached 120 degrees. Weather extremes: 122? Memories of the hottest day in metro Phoenix On the day Tony Haffer started his job as the new meteorologist-in-charge at the National Weather Service in Phoenix, the thermometer at Sky Harbor International Airport reached 120 degrees.

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Phoenix will no longer be Phoenix if Waymo's driverless-car experiment succeeds

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For this Phoenix immigrant a choice of school offers path to college

In Arizona, school choice can have different meanings from one neighborhood to another and, sometimes, from one family to the next. For this Phoenix immigrant a choice of school offers path to college In Arizona, school choice can have different meanings from one neighborhood to another and, sometimes, from one family to the next.

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The 11 Best Concerts This Week in Phoenix

Want to see a show this week? There certainly are plenty of 'em happening over the next few days at Metro Phoenix music venues, as you can see for yourself by viewing our extensive online concert listings. Instrument Museum, while anyone into indie or experimental sounds might want to check out gigs by The Regrettes, Cold Cave, or Xambuca.

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New Details in Death of Ex-Phoenix Cop's Daughter: Severe Neglect, Abuse Alleged

Secrecy shrouds the case of a former Phoenix cop who was never arrested or jailed after being charged with killing his mentally ill young daughter, even as prosecutors mulled seeking the death penalty. Still, prosecutors trickled out some new details in a filing last week, depicting the horror of 7-year-old Sanaa Cunningham's final months alive, in which she was ordered to pick up dog feces by hand while wearing only a diaper.

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Despite Trump Order, Protests of Family-Separation Policy Go on at Phoenix Child Shelter

Around three dozen people denounced the Trump administration's family-separation policy on Sunday evening outside of a Phoenix-area nonprofit that houses detained migrant children. It's unclear how many detained migrant children are inside of the unassuming green house on Myrtle Avenue in Glendale, just northwest of Phoenix, where demonstrators protested the family-separation crisis.

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Pomo Brings a Crisp New Pizza Style to Metro Phoenix

They say that pizza gets thicker as you make your way south down Italy. This theory is generally true, but has a few holes.

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PD: Campus cops catch cart thieves

Phoenix police report that on June 18, three 19-year-olds were arrested for stealing a golf cart from the Legacy Golf Course near 24th Street and Baseline Road. Police say, Jamal John Thomas, Rene Edwardo Anzures, and Rashad Jamere Griffis took a golf cart worth about $8,000 from the club.

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Double shooting in Laveen area of west Phoenix leaves two dead, two in police custody

Police say there was evidence of a drug transaction inside the residence where the shooting occurred early Monday near 51st Avenue and Baseline Road. Double shooting in Laveen area of west Phoenix leaves two dead, two in police custody Police say there was evidence of a drug transaction inside the residence where the shooting occurred early Monday near 51st Avenue and Baseline Road.

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Couple arrested after 6 children found living in stolen pickup, Phoenix police say

Phoenix police arrested Priscilla Bridget Barrera after she and an unnamed man were found living in a stolen truck with six kids. Couple arrested after 6 children found living in stolen pickup, Phoenix police say Phoenix police arrested Priscilla Bridget Barrera after she and an unnamed man were found living in a stolen truck with six kids.

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Pharmacist denies pregnant woman miscarriage medication over his ethical beliefs

An Arizona woman says a Walgreens pharmacist denied her prescription medication during one of the toughest moments of her life. Already a mom to a 7-year-old son, Arteaga, 35, was nine weeks pregnant when her doctor delivered the worst news she could hear.

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#RedforEd: Arizona educators back to Capitol to rally for school funding

Teachers are rallying to collect signatures for a proposed ballot measure that would bring in $690 million in additional school funding. #RedforEd: Arizona educators back to Capitol to rally for school funding Teachers are rallying to collect signatures for a proposed ballot measure that would bring in $690 million in additional school funding.

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Dozens of Stupendous Vegan Dining Options in Metro Phoenix

The variety of dishes from Adobo Dragon is something you'll have to check out next time you're inside DeSoto Central Market. The unique gifts at LGO are things you can buy for almost any occasion and are all super unique items.

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The 10 Best Concerts in Phoenix This Weekend

If you'd like to go to a concert, we've got a few suggestions 10 of 'em in fact. You can mosey on over to Chase Field to get rowdy with Kenny Chesney, feel the grooves with the Phoenix Afrobeat Orchestra, dance the night away with Peking Duk, or soak up some culture during the latest Downtown Chamber Series performances.

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Editor's Pick: Park Central can thrive again

Park Central was once a retail jewel in the desert, and it's poised to become one again.

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Here are the best attractions at metro Phoenix's 5 water parks

These five Phoenix-area water parks feature different attractions for everyone and are guaranteed to keep you from melting in the hot summer sun. Here are the best attractions at metro Phoenix's 5 water parks These five Phoenix-area water parks feature different attractions for everyone and are guaranteed to keep you from melting in the hot summer sun.

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Obama grappled like Trump

Immigration rights protesters sit out in front of the House of Representatives after Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer gave her State of the State address at the Arizona Capitol, in Phoenix. The Trump administration isn't the first to grapple with the question of how to handle tens of thousands of immigrant families stopped along the U.S.-Mexico border.

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PD: PHX man goes missing during Craigslist sale

Police are asking for the public's help locating a missing Phoenix man whose family says he left his home to sell a truck and never returned. On June 10, 52-year-old Gustavo Martinez Gonzalez's family reported him missing after he was last seen leaving his home near 35th and Dunlap avenues.

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Flight from AZ to Hawaii forced to turn around

Authorities say an American Airlines flight from Arizona to Hawaii had to return to Phoenix because of a problem with an exhaust gas temperature gauge. They say Flight 692 circled in the area of the Arizona/California state line a few times to burn off fuel so an emergency landing could be avoided Thursday afternoon.

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Mike Ewing, Cowboy Balladeer

With a voice reminiscent of Don Williams, Gene Autry and Willie Nelson, Mike Ewing, the Cowboy Balladeer, sings and plays guitar Tuesday through Saturday at the Iron Horse in Kanab.

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Herberger & Az Broadway Theatres Provide Special Guests With Magical Mary Poppins Experience

The magic of Disney's blockbuster Broadway hit Mary Poppins will come alive for children and families here in the Valley of the Sun as the Herberger Theater Center and Arizona Broadway Theatre offer foster children, supported through the generous support of Arizona Builders Alliance, an unforgettable Mary Poppins experience. The Herberger Theater has also extended this same magical opportunity to families and children affected by cancer through its partnership with Cancer Support Community Arizona.

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Phoenix opts to move forward with Central Avenue light rail extension

Phoenix will move forward with plans for a light rail extension down Central Avenue, despite resident and business owners in the area being critical of the idea.

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Industrial parcel in north Phoenix sells for $1.4 million

A 4.7-acre parcel of industrial land sold for $1.4 million near Pinnacle Peak Road east of Seventh Street in Phoenix.

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Safeway to close two Phoenix-area stores

Safeway plans to close two stores in the Phoenix area for what officials said would lead to more operational efficiencies.

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Superior Police Report - June 20, 2018

According to state law, police may arrest suspected offenders by two methods. The suspect may be physically taken into the department and booked into jail, or the arresting officer may write a citation and release the suspect to appear in court later.

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AZ gas tax increase proposed to help fund roads

It's a game of numbers and the debate has long centered on whether you'd be willing to pay more at the pump to help foot the bill for improvements to our roads and highways. Raising the state gas tax has long been controversial.

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AZ gas tax increase proposed to help fund roads

It's a game of numbers and the debate has long centered on whether you'd be willing to pay more at the pump to help foot the bill for improvements to our roads and highways. Raising the state gas tax has long been controversial.

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New poll shows McSally in the lead for Senate

A new poll shows Congresswoman Martha McSally in the lead with Arizona's Republican primary voters for a Senate seat. According to Phoenix-based research polling company OH Predictive Insights, McSally has 39 percent of the vote in the GOP race.

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Governors in U.S.-Mexico border states largely absent on migrant...

EL PASO, Texas The ongoing separation of migrant children from their families at the border has been denounced by five first ladies, prompted millions of dollars in donations and drawn rebuke from religious leaders across the country. But the governors who represent the states along the 2,000-mile border between the U.S. and Mexico have been largely absent from the national conversation .

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Judge Rules Ann Kirkpatrick Lives in Tucson, Can Stay on Primary Ballot

Former Democratic Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick is seeking a comeback from Arizona's 2nd District. Former Arizona Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick does live in Tucson, a judge ruled Tuesday in a lawsuit challenging her residency in the 2nd District.

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New owner plans renovations, rebranding at Phoenix apartment complex

Sterling Real Estate Partners acquired Cambridge Court Apartments in Phoenix, the agency said Tuesday.

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U.S. Marshals in Phoenix warn of new phone scam

U.S. Marshals in Phoenix warn of new phone scam Scammers are impersonating US Marshals and demanding money over the phone. Check out this story on azcentral.com: https://azc.cc/2yssUU0 Debt collectors representing the IRS may be calling.

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Zippia: Cable One is best Phoenix-based place to work

Cable One, one of the 10 largest cable companies in the country, is the best Phoenix-based company to work for, according to Zippia, a site that allows job seekers to compare companies and industries.

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World Cup is in Russia? Get your vodka fix at 10 Phoenix distilleries

Everything you need to know about Phoenix distilleries, local craft vodka brands, tasting rooms, where to buy the product and prices by the bottle. World Cup is in Russia? Get your vodka fix at 10 Phoenix distilleries Everything you need to know about Phoenix distilleries, local craft vodka brands, tasting rooms, where to buy the product and prices by the bottle.

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William Shatner on Star Trek II and How Anthony Bourdain Was a Kindred Spirit

There are good Star Trek movies and there are bad Star Trek movies. And then there's Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan , the finest film of the long-running science fiction series.

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How one metro Phoenix city may crack down on cellphone use while driving

Surprise may soon have one of the strictest bans on cellphone use in metro Phoenix. The suburb may ban the use of handheld cellphones while driving.

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12 places to celebrate National Martini Day in Phoenix

National Martini Day is June 19. Phoenix-area bars and restaurants serve martinis of all varieties. Here's 12 places you should try.

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South Phoenix neighbors take light rail fight to City Council

A grassroots group dubbed "4 lanes or no train" has voiced concerns over the $1 billion south central light rail extension in Phoenix. South Phoenix neighbors take light rail fight to City Council A grassroots group dubbed "4 lanes or no train" has voiced concerns over the $1 billion south central light rail extension in Phoenix.

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All that rain? Didn't count. Phoenix's dry streak reaches 100 days on June 19

Even though it poured in some places on Saturday, Sky Harbor Airport hasn't had measurable rain since March 11. So the dry streak continues. All that rain? Didn't count.

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Foodie famous: Phoenix restaurants that have appeared on the Food Network, and other shows

Guy Fieri has visited Phoenix many times for "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives" show, and other shows have brought attention to the Arizona dining scene. Foodie famous: Phoenix restaurants that have appeared on the Food Network, and other shows Guy Fieri has visited Phoenix many times for "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives" show, and other shows have brought attention to the Arizona dining scene.

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PHX PD: Teens arrested in 9 aggravated robberies

Phoenix police report that from June 6 to 11 they were investigating a series of strong-armed robberies in Phoenix and Glendale. In most cases, the teens would drive by the victims, and one would reach out the car door, grabbing purses in carts or right off women's shoulders.

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Rally at Phoenix courthouse denounces Trump's child-separation policy

The rally to protest migrant family separation was held at the Sandra Day O'Connor Courthouse in downtown Phoenix on Monday evening. Rally at Phoenix courthouse denounces Trump's child-separation policy The rally to protest migrant family separation was held at the Sandra Day O'Connor Courthouse in downtown Phoenix on Monday evening.

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Phoenix shelter: Stolen pup returned after public plea

A 2-month-old puppy was stolen from the Arizona Animal Welfare League, a Phoenix shelter, and the suspects were caught on camera. Phoenix shelter: Stolen pup returned after public plea A 2-month-old puppy was stolen from the Arizona Animal Welfare League, a Phoenix shelter, and the suspects were caught on camera.

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Rally at Phoenix courthouse protests Trump's child-separation policy

Kristina Lopez holds a sign saying "Keep Families Together" during a protest against the zero-tolerance immigration policy, that has led to children being separated from their parents at the border, outside the Sandra Day O'Connor Courthouse in Phoenix on June 18, 2018. Rally at Phoenix courthouse protests Trump's child-separation policy Kristina Lopez holds a sign saying "Keep Families Together" during a protest against the zero-tolerance immigration policy, that has led to children being separated from their parents at the border, outside the Sandra Day O'Connor Courthouse in Phoenix on June 18, 2018.

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Trial date set for man accused of sexual assault, abandoning body in Old Town Scottsdale

Vincent Parker will go to trial Dec. 27 for second-degree murder and sexual assault in the death of 33-year-old Loring Sendejas. Trial date set for man accused of sexual assault, abandoning body in Old Town Scottsdale Vincent Parker will go to trial Dec. 27 for second-degree murder and sexual assault in the death of 33-year-old Loring Sendejas.

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Police ID latest armed suspect killed by Phoenix officers

Police say 48-year-old Ronald Barney was armed and pacing in a residential neighborhood when officers located him Saturday morning. Police ID latest armed suspect killed by Phoenix officers Police say 48-year-old Ronald Barney was armed and pacing in a residential neighborhood when officers located him Saturday morning.

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Suspicious package that 'looked like it came from the sky' found at Phoenix shipping yard

The package was found in a shipping yard of an industrial business near 37th Avenue and Lower Buckeye Road at about 9 a.m. Monday. Suspicious package that 'looked like it came from the sky' found at Phoenix shipping yard The package was found in a shipping yard of an industrial business near 37th Avenue and Lower Buckeye Road at about 9 a.m. Monday.

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Suspicious package that 'looked like it came from the sky' found at Phoenix shipping yard

The package was found in a shipping yard of an industrial business near 37th Avenue and Lower Buckeye Road at about 9 a.m. Monday. Suspicious package that 'looked like it came from the sky' found at Phoenix shipping yard The package was found in a shipping yard of an industrial business near 37th Avenue and Lower Buckeye Road at about 9 a.m. Monday.

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Peking Duk Wing Into Phoenix

Australian house music duo Peking Duk gave a giant nod to the '80s in their video for "Wasted," a single released earlier this year. Choreographed dance moves are just one part of the equation.

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Now Open: A Wide-Ranging Mexican Joint with Upscale Touches in South Phoenix

Two weeks ago, a Mexican restaurant with upscale touches opened on 16th Street in south Phoenix. Cocina Madrigal offers a burger, turkey sandwich, and beef tenderloin, as well as tacos that sell for north of $10 for a trio.

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11 top gay bars in Phoenix, Scottsdale

Check out this story on azcentral.com: https://azc.cc/2t5Na8V Rebel Craig holds up a flag for One N Ten during the Phoenix Pride Parade in Phoenix April 8, 2018. A rainbow flag is reflected in the sunglasses of Vanessa Hawkins during the Phoenix Pride Parade in Phoenix April 8, 2018.

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11 top gay bars in Phoenix, Scottsdale

Check out this story on azcentral.com: https://azc.cc/2t5Na8V Rebel Craig holds up a flag for One N Ten during the Phoenix Pride Parade in Phoenix April 8, 2018. A rainbow flag is reflected in the sunglasses of Vanessa Hawkins during the Phoenix Pride Parade in Phoenix April 8, 2018.

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11 top gay bars in Phoenix, Scottsdale

Check out this story on azcentral.com: https://azc.cc/2t5Na8V Rebel Craig holds up a flag for One N Ten during the Phoenix Pride Parade in Phoenix April 8, 2018. A rainbow flag is reflected in the sunglasses of Vanessa Hawkins during the Phoenix Pride Parade in Phoenix April 8, 2018.

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11 top gay bars in Phoenix, Scottsdale

Check out this story on azcentral.com: https://azc.cc/2t5Na8V Rebel Craig holds up a flag for One N Ten during the Phoenix Pride Parade in Phoenix April 8, 2018. A rainbow flag is reflected in the sunglasses of Vanessa Hawkins during the Phoenix Pride Parade in Phoenix April 8, 2018.

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Luxury homes: $4.7M Scottsdale mansion has secret room, 2 towers and tennis court

Theaters, secret rooms and wishing wells are among the luxurious features in this week's most expensive home sales in metropolitan Phoenix. Luxury homes: $4.7M Scottsdale mansion has secret room, 2 towers and tennis court Theaters, secret rooms and wishing wells are among the luxurious features in this week's most expensive home sales in metropolitan Phoenix.

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The Goths of The Cure vs. The Smiths Dance Party

Phoenix sure does a lot of The Cure vs. The Smiths nights, but DJ Borisimo's night reigns above them all. His party, on Saturday, June 16, packed out The Van Buren, which is quite a feat.

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'Unnecessary trauma': Phoenix rally protests policy separating families at border

'Unnecessary trauma': Phoenix rally protests policy that separates families at border The Sunday evening vigil began at a central Phoenix church before moving to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement headquarters. Check out this story on azcentral.com: https://azc.cc/2MwJ5m5 Gina Sanchez carries the Virgin Mary while she sings as over 100 people march to ICE's Enforcement and Removal Operations Field Offices during a Rally for Migrants in Phoenix, Ariz.

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Here's How Trump Inspires Phoenix Artists

The airwaves may be saturated with images of President Donald J. Trump. But we've found some compelling alternatives, including a giant billboard, delicate hankie, and carved pumpkin.

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Here's How Trump Inspires Phoenix Artists

The airwaves may be saturated with images of President Donald J. Trump. But we've found some compelling alternatives, including a giant billboard, delicate hankie, and carved pumpkin.

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Here's How Trump Inspires Phoenix Artists

The airwaves may be saturated with images of President Donald J. Trump. But we've found some compelling alternatives, including a giant billboard, delicate hankie, and carved pumpkin.

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Here's How Trump Inspires Phoenix Artists

The airwaves may be saturated with images of President Donald J. Trump. But we've found some compelling alternatives, including a giant billboard, delicate hankie, and carved pumpkin.

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Here's How Trump Inspires Phoenix Artists

The airwaves may be saturated with images of President Donald J. Trump. But we've found some compelling alternatives, including a giant billboard, delicate hankie, and carved pumpkin.

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Here's How Trump Inspires Phoenix Artists

The airwaves may be saturated with images of President Donald J. Trump. But we've found some compelling alternatives, including a giant billboard, delicate hankie, and carved pumpkin.

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I went to a casting call for 'The Bachelor.' Here's what happened

A reporter went to a casting call in Scottsdale for 'The Bachelor' to give us the scoop on what's like to audition for the ABC reality-TV show. I went to a casting call for 'The Bachelor.'

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I went to a casting call for 'The Bachelor.' Here's what happened

A reporter went to a casting call in Scottsdale for 'The Bachelor' to give us the scoop on what's like to audition for the ABC reality-TV show. I went to a casting call for 'The Bachelor.'

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Waymo self-driving vehicle involved in Mesa crash

The driver of the vehicle that crashed into the Waymo vehicle has been arrested on suspicion of driving while impaired. Waymo self-driving vehicle involved in Mesa crash The driver of the vehicle that crashed into the Waymo vehicle has been arrested on suspicion of driving while impaired.

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Messy Family Court battles can crush souls, stir rage, sometimes ignite violence

Dwight Jones went on a killing spree years after a drawn-out divorce case. But how often does that happen? Messy Family Court battles can crush souls, stir rage, sometimes ignite violence Dwight Jones went on a killing spree years after a drawn-out divorce case.

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Bike-sharing companies see rapid growth, but abandoned bikes pose concerns

Dockless bikes do not require a station like those used by the Grid bike-share program, which allows customers to leave them wherever they please. Bike-sharing companies see rapid growth, but abandoned bikes pose concerns Dockless bikes do not require a station like those used by the Grid bike-share program, which allows customers to leave them wherever they please.

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Miss Gay Arizona America 2017 Olivia Gardens on What to Expect From This Year's Pageant

Hold onto your wigs and dust off your finest showpieces, ladies: It's pageant season! The 2018 edition of the Miss Gay Arizona America pageant vogues its way into the Tempe Center for the Arts this weekend. Ten contestants will face off, competing in a variety of categories: presentation, talent, evening gown, and onstage questions.

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Locked On Suns Friday: Jackson Hoy of The Stepien on Kawhi Leonard,...

With Kawhi officially wanting out, how should the Suns maneuver this situation? Should they be aggressive and inquire about him or maybe try to help facilitate it to bring back another young asset? Jackson weighs in, and where he believes is the favorite for Leonard 's services. Then, we dive in on some more prospects and how they might fit in with the Suns.

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Yay! Phoenix area gets rain after nearly 100 days

Light showers started to fall in the Valley on Friday and continued into Saturday, with parts of the state getting as much as 1.2 inches Yay! Phoenix area gets rain after nearly 100 days Light showers started to fall in the Valley on Friday and continued into Saturday, with parts of the state getting as much as 1.2 inches Check out this story on azcentral.com: https://azc.cc/2t20PNZ Gray clouds brought sprinkles of rain across Arizona on Saturday, one day after the official start of the Arizona monsoon season, The Maricopa County Flood Control District gauge map reported that parts of the East Valley were hit with about .5 to 1.2 inches since Saturday morning.

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Biking and Bianco pizza in downtown Phoenix

We have them in Albany. So does NYC, Rochester and Buffalo. Even Syracuse-based "Cuse Cycles" ramps up with hundreds this summer.

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Biking and Bianco pizza in downtown Phoenix

We have them in Albany. So does NYC, Rochester and Buffalo. Even Syracuse-based "Cuse Cycles" ramps up with hundreds this summer.

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Justin Timberlake Is Bringing The Man of the Woods Tour Back to Phoenix

The former N Sync frontman, actor, SNL Five-Timers Club member, and solo artist is swinging by the Valley on Thursday, November 29, to bring his The Man of the Woods Tour to Talking Stick Resort Arena. Timberlake recently announced an additional Phoenix date due to the success of the tour, which has taken JT from North America to Europe and the UK.

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3 Places Making Decadent Sweets in Metro Phoenix

This town can be a great place to live if you have a sweet tooth. The heat and local creativity have given us, over the years, a highly developed ice cream culture.

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Phoenix religious groups woo Millennials with beer, art and social events

Phoenix religious groups woo Millennials with beer, art and social events From art to beer, groups are finding ways to bring faith into social events. Check out this story on azcentral.com: https://azc.cc/2tc0Mi8 City Square Church hosts monthly meetings at Angels Trumpet with the goal of bringing the community together to discuss philosophy and theology.

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Lavish Father's Day man caves on the market in Phoenix

Russ Lyon Sotheby's International Realty has several luxurious homes with lavish man caves on the market - just in time for Father's Day.

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Lost Lake Festival 2018 Canceled; Ticket Sales Reportedly Slow

Promoters of the Lost Lake Festival, the multiday fall concert extravaganza in midtown Phoenix, have reportedly canceled the second edition of the event, which was scheduled for mid-October at Steele Indian School Park. According to Billboard and other sources, promoters Superfly Presents pulled the plug on this year's Lost Lake, which was set to take place October 19 to 21, because of "poor ticket sales."

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Summer concerts in Phoenix: Eagles, Post Malone, Logic, Panic! at the Disco, J. Cole, Wiz Khalifa

Upcoming summer concerts in Phoenix include the Eagles, Post Malone, Logic, Panic! at the Disco, J. Cole, Wiz Khalifa, Shania Twain and Sam Smith. Summer concerts in Phoenix: Eagles, Post Malone, Logic, Panic! at the Disco, J. Cole, Wiz Khalifa Upcoming summer concerts in Phoenix include the Eagles, Post Malone, Logic, Panic! at the Disco, J. Cole, Wiz Khalifa, Shania Twain and Sam Smith.

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