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5 outdoor ice skating rinks around Phoenix for the 2017 holiday season

A number of shopping centers and resorts build outdoor rinks during the winter to offer family fun during the holidays. In this photo taken with a slow shutter speed, skaters make their way around the CitySkate ice rink at CityScape in downtown Phoenix on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016.

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Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport Art: A Field Guide for 2017-18

Traveling can be tough. But little things, like finding art installations and exhibitions, can make it a lot more enjoyable.

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Chief Adam Palmer joins Velvet Steele in raising trans flag at Vancouver City Hall

Then there's the traffic gridlock and overcrowded buses. And the downtown peninsula seems to be becoming as expensive as Manhattan.

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3 children hurt in Phoenix crash involving garbage truck

Three children were hospitalized with injuries suffered in a crash involving a garbage truck and four other vehicles Monday afternoon in Phoenix, police said. A city of Tempe garbage truck was heading east when it collided with an eastbound Volkswagen Passat that was waiting to turn left, police said.

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Grundy, more than 20 others charged in federal case

Richard Grundy III, a man referred to by local authorities as a murderous gang leader, is now facing federal charges. To date, Grundy has evaded serious jail time in numerous cases, including having murder charges dropped due to an unreliable witness .

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Phoenix a top 10 market for retirement

Phoenix has long been known as a landing spot for retirees, and according to a new Bankrate ranking, the Valley still is.

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32 Phoenix restaurants open on Thanksgiving Day for brunch, lunch or dinner

From resort buffets to multicourse feasts, Thanksgiving dinner is a special affair at many Phoenix restaurants. These menus are available on Nov. 23. Thanksgiving with an Italian twist? Both restaurants are offering a four-course meal withsoup, saladand choice of pasta andentree .

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Is Ikea Trying to Take Over the Universe?

I admit it: I worry that Ikea is trying to take over the universe. Or at least the interior aesthetic of the American Southwest.

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JOBS: 8 places now hiring in the Valley

Are you looking for a new job? There are several places in the Valley now hiring and looking to add quality workers! Looking for a career fair in the East Valley? The Greater Phoenix Job Fair will be taking place on December 4 in Tempe. Several Valley companies will be hiring for hundreds of positions.

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Sexy Drag Queens and Dangerous Times at Volt Vixxxens

Ever since its opening, Club Volt has been blowing the drag scene out of the water in Phoenix. Saturday's show, Volt Vixxxens, took place November 19, 2017, and it was lit.

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Arizona DACA recipient among Forbes' 30 Under 30 class

Reyna Montoya was brought to the U.S. from Tijuana, Mexico, when she was 13. Forbes has recognized the DACA recipient and Aliento founder. Reyna Montoya, a DACA recipient, speaks outside of ICE offices in Phoenix during a demonstration in support of DACA on Aug. 31, 2017.

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Unsolved double murder at PHX apt. from 1998

It was November 27, 1998, when Phoenix police responded to an apartment complex near 55th Avenue and Indian School Road. The victims, 18-year-old Rebecca Gonzales and 22-year-old Sophia Abril, were celebrating the Thanksgiving holiday with two men who were seen leaving the area after shots were fired.

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Separate housing for veterans in jail becomes a national trend

Pinal County Sheriff Mark Lamb stands with inmates in the HUMV unit of the county jail. What began as a simple idea in Middlesex, Mass., is now a trend being adopted quickly by county jails across the country: the creation of separate housing units solely for veterans.

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Separate housing for veterans in jail becomes a national trend

Pinal County Sheriff Mark Lamb stands with inmates in the HUMV unit of the county jail. What began as a simple idea in Middlesex, Mass., is now a trend being adopted quickly by county jails across the country: the creation of separate housing units solely for veterans.

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2018 spring hunt draw results now available

To view the draw results for the spring turkey, javelina, bison and bear hunting seasons, visit https://draw.azgfd.gov/ and click on "View Results and Bonus Points," or call 942-3000.

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2018 spring hunt draw results now available

To view the draw results for the spring turkey, javelina, bison and bear hunting seasons, visit https://draw.azgfd.gov/ and click on "View Results and Bonus Points," or call 942-3000.

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20 Places to Party During Thanksgiving Weekend

The night before Thanksgiving is traditionally considered one of the biggest drinking occasions of the year and with good reason. Many people have the next day off from work.

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Club Candids: Partying Underneath the Stars at Bar...

The rooftop lounge at Bar Smith in downtown Phoenix was packed with partiers on Friday, November 17, during the latest edition of Big Fun Fridays, the popular weekly dance party. Here's a look at who was there.

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God's Army in Phoenix

God's Army senior pastor Richard Tamayo spreads the word about a rape that occurred in a Glendale neighborhood near 54th Avenue and Camelback Road. He talked Thursday, November 16, 2017, to residents of the Sienna Garden Apartments.

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Phoenix man cancels extravagant 250,000 light display

Lee and Patricia Sepanek have meticulously decorated their Phoenix, Arizona, home with holiday lights for more than 30 years, but don't plan to this year During the meeting in October, the City of Pheonix tried to strategize a way to effectively reduce the amount of complaints they were receiving Lee, 66, came from the meeting dejected, he decided to cancel the 250,000 light spectacle that cost $10,000, altogether He added: 'I'm sad. I'm going to be sad when these people show up with their sad faces.

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When did it last rain in Phoenix? 85 days ago and counting

The morning sky brightens as the sun rises over Camelback Mountain as seen in this photograph from Paradise Valley resident. Though a few parts of the Valley did get some sprinkles, it remained just a hint for most of us.

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Phoenix PD Promised Transparency on Trump Protest Probe: It Hasn't Happened

Questions have lingered like that ghastly green cloud of smoke and tear gas since Phoenix police dispersed an unruly crowd protesting President Donald Trump on Aug. 22. Police now say their internal review of the confrontation won't be finished for another month and a half. That August evening, a brief spasm of violence erupted as Trump supporters drifted out of the Phoenix Convention Center.

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Man sentenced to 16 years for shooting, wounding Phoenix police officer

Michael James Rogers was sentenced to 16 years in prison after shooting and wounding a Phoenix police officer during a 2015 traffic stop. A man who shot a Phoenix police officer in 2015 during a traffic stop was sentenced to 16 years in prison on Friday.

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Man sentenced to 16 years for shooting, wounding Phoenix police officer

Michael James Rogers was sentenced to 16 years in prison after shooting and wounding a Phoenix police officer during a 2015 traffic stop. A man who shot a Phoenix police officer in 2015 during a traffic stop was sentenced to 16 years in prison on Friday.

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Silver Alert: Phoenix police searching for vulnerable adult

PHOENIX - Phoenix police are asking for the public's help in locating a woman who went missing on Tuesday, Nov. 14. Carmelita Barreras Solis was last seen near North 32nd Street and East McDowell Road in Phoenix. Solis is 68 years old, 5-foot-3, 130 pounds, with gray hair and brown eyes.

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Phoenix airport terminal may be named for Sen. John McCain

This is an undated file photo of Sen. John McCain, lying injured as a prisoner of war in North Vietnam. It was among 4,000 photos and documents given to a U.S. delegation by Hanoi.

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Metro Phoenix's growth shifting to far west, with help from Bill Gates

More than 300,000 new homes are planned on the far western edge of metro Phoenix, including in the Belmont project Bill Gates recently invested in. When built out, Belmont would be comparable in square miles and projected population to Tempe, Belmont Partners said in a statement.

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Warped Tour's 2018 Edition Will Be Its Last

Vans Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman has announced that 2018 will be the tour's final cross-country road trip. Phoenix fans will have one last chance to dust off their emo shirts and lace up their Vans when the Warped Tour comes to Arizona on June 26, 2018.

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Illumination: Massive holiday light show opens in north Phoenix

Illumination Symphony of Light, a holiday display in north Phoenix, is open. The display features a million lights in sync with Christmas music.

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John Allen sentenced to death for murder of 10-year-old Ame Deal

John Allen was sentenced to death in the Phoenix murder of 10-year-old Ame Deal, whose body was found locked in a box. John Allen was sentenced to death in November 2017 for the brutal 2011 murder of 10-year-old Ame Deal.

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Billionaire founder of Insys pleads not guilty to opioid bribe scheme

The billionaire founder of drugmaker Insys Therapeutics Inc pleaded not guilty to charges that he participated in a scheme to bribe doctors to prescribe a fentanyl-based spray intended for cancer patients. FILE PHOTO: The billionaire founder of Insys Therapeutics Inc. John Kapoor, exits the federal court house after a bail hearing in Phoenix, Arizona , U.S., October 27, 2017.

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The Arizona Biltmore makes for an elegant weekend escape in Phoenix

When my husband, Paul, and I learned that the Arizona Biltmore was offering a special package in celebration of the 150th anniversary of Frank Lloyd Wright 's birthday, we booked a room and a flight to Phoenix. What better enticement than a stay at the hotel associated with the most famous American architect of the last century? In the cavernous lobby, we admired the FLW touches: bold patterned concrete-block construction; dramatic geometric angles; windows offering glimpses of nature outside.

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Best of Phoenix 2017: Markets and Bakeries

Metro Phoenix's markets and bakeries have range. Farmers markets - in season right now - can be found all across the Valley.

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9 Fresh Art Shows Happening on Third Friday in Phoenix

There's good news on a couple of fronts for November's Third Friday in Phoenix. Several of the shows that opened on First Friday are still up, so you'll have another chance to see them.

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Detective: 'Vital' information left out of Mesa officers' fatal-shooting reports

A Mesa detective testified in an ex-officer's trial that he became suspicious of officers' omitting "vital information" from fatal-shooting reports. Former Mesa police Officer Philip "Mitch" Brailsford is on trial for second-degree murder in the shooting of Texas man Daniel Shaver in January 2016.

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Teen 'extremely critical' after being struck by car, Phoenix police say

A teenage girl was taken to a hospital in extremely critical condition after being hit by a car in Phoenix, police said. A teenage girl was taken to a hospital in extremely critical condition after being hit by a car Wednesday afternoon in Phoenix, police said.

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Phoenix's famed 'Arcadia Christmas House' lights go dark after city pushback

After more than 30 years of decking out his home with an extravagant light display, Lee Sepanek has given up. Depending upon who you ask, the holiday season starts as soon as the Christmas tree goes up.

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Portion of Phoenix Sky Harbor terminal closed for suspicious item

A portion of Terminal 4 at Sky Harbor Airport was closed off Wednesday night as police investigated a suspicious item, airport officials said. A portion of Terminal 4 at Sky Harbor Airport was closed off Wednesday night as police investigated a suspicious item, airport officials said.

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Restaurant inspections: 11 Phoenix-area eateries on this week's list

Get details on restaurants cited by Maricopa County inspectors for four or more priority violations the week of Oct. 30. Get details on restaurants cited by Maricopa County inspectors for four or more priority violations the week of Oct. 30. A priority violation is a major violation that directly contributes to increasing the risk of food-borne illness or injury. If listed in the reports, remedies implemented during inspections are included.

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PETA billboards in Phoenix area tout vegan options at fast-food spots

PETA has installed billboards by restaurants in Peoria, Goodyear and Avondale to encourage people to consider vegan options and meatless Thanksgiving. The billboard near the Taco Bell at 67th and Peoria avenues features a chicken next to the words, "Would it kill you to get a bean burrito?" People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, or PETA, began installing several billboards near fast-food restaurants in an effort to dissuade consumers from purchasing meat products and instead consider vegan options.

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13 Metro Phoenix Restaurants Serving Thanksgiving 2017 Dinner

It's belt-loosening season, meaning it's perfectly okay to be daydreaming about a meal not happening till Thursday, November 23 Thanksgiving. And if you're the dining-out type, consider one the many restaurants in town clamoring to keep you out of the kitchen.

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15-story Marriott hotel coming to Arizona Center in downtown Phoenix

A 15-story AC Hotel by Marriott is coming to the downtown Phoenix retail and dining plaza Arizona Center. It's one of many changes for the mall.

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Apparent Meteor Streaks Across Phoenix Sky. Credit - " City of Phoenix, Arizona via Storyful

A fireball flew across the sky over Phoenix, Arizona, at around 8:30 pm on Tuesday, November 14. A security camera stationed at the Phoenix City Hall captured the sight, as seen in this video. Credit: City of Phoenix, Arizona via Storyful Here you can find useful examples and description about searching the news archive.

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Indonesia police say 1 officer killed in Papua mine attack

Gunmen shot and killed an Indonesian police officer Wednesday in the latest suspected attack by separatists near a giant gold and copper mine in easternmost Papua. Another officer was wounded in the attack on a patrol near the mine owned by Phoenix, Arizona-based Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc., said Papua police spokesman Ahmad Musthofa Kamal.

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Phoenix family struggles in wake of deadly crash

Flowers and candles still line the sidewalk at Greenway Road and the I-17. More than a week after a fiery crash claimed three lives.

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Ian Anderson announces plans for tour celebrating Jethro Tull's 50th anniversary tour next year

Next year will mark the 50th anniversary of Jethro Tull , and founding frontman Ian Anderson has announced plans to hit the road with his current band in celebration of the milestone. The Jethro Tull by Ian Anderson 50th Anniversary Tour gets underway with a series April dates in the U.K. and Russia before heading to North America the following month.

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BBQ fundraiser to help family of critically injured Phoenix officer

Phoenix Officer Stephen Outram and his family were in a head-on car accident Oct. 6. It's unlikely the 17-year officer can return to police work. A flyer for a BBQ fundraiser for the family of Phoenix police Officer Stephen Outram, who suffered life-altering injuries in a car accident Oct. 6 and likely will not be able to return to police work.

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CitySkate Pairs with Phoenix Art Museum and Community

Wire* - The Valley's largest and most visited outdoor holiday ice rink, CitySkate at CityScape Phoenix presented by APS , is back for a seven-week run starting November 24 and this year the annual event will partner with a number of local nonprofits and Phoenix Art Museum , bringing the community and arts together in Downtown Phoenix. CitySkate is introducing a variety of new activations this year centered on a common theme of giving back.

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APS rate hike shocks customers; loophole could allow rate rehearings

APS said the average residential bill would increase approximately $6 a month, but some customers say their bills increased significantly more. Arizona Public Service Co.

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APS rate hike shocks customers; loophole could allow rate rehearings

APS said the average residential bill would increase approximately $6 a month, but some customers say their bills increased significantly more. Arizona Public Service Co.

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Courtesy busing cut in Manatee on certain routes

Students in Phoenix, Arizona, are now forced to sit on each other's laps on a school bus . Officials there blame a lack of drivers.

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Courtesy busing cut in Manatee on certain routes

Students in Phoenix, Arizona, are now forced to sit on each other's laps on a school bus . Officials there blame a lack of drivers.

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Public Throws Shade at Chopping Down Trees in Renaissance Square

If you were planning on heading to Renaissance Square for your lunch break today, you're in for a surprise. On Saturday morning, the eight ficus trees that once had made the outdoor plaza at Central Avenue and Adams Street so appealing were removed.

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Phoenix police ID off-duty officer who fatally shot stabbing suspect

Phoenix Police have identified the off-duty officer and the man he shot who was suspected of stabbing a city bus passenger on Nov. 4 . Sgt. Eric Newton, a 10-year veteran of the Phoenix Police Department, was off-duty when he pulled his backup handgun and shot 27-year-old Humberto Edwards near 51st Avenue and Cactus Road.

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1st degree murder charges sought in PHX crash

Police are recommending first-degree murder charges for a 14-year-old who crashed a stolen vehicle last week in north Phoenix, leaving three people dead. Officials on Thursday identified the three victims as 14-year-old Promise Garcia, 13-year-old Ariella Santos and 38-year-old Melissa Bishop.

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Driver arrested in road rage shooting meant to 'scare' other motorist, records show

Arturo Pena is facing charges in the Loop 101 incident that left another driver injured after being shot in the back of the neck. A Phoenix man accused of shooting and injuring another driver over the weekend on Loop 101 in Peoria told authorities he fired a round at the man to "scare off," according to court documents.

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Oregon woman haunted by body parts scandal

While in life, her mother had happy moments, it is what happened after she died of breast and lung cancer that for Merrill, "a is so shocking." She and her mother had decided to work with biological resource center in Phoenix, Arizona to donate her mother's body to research a cure for cancer.

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Wren House and Little Miss BBQ's Pecan Pie Beer Rocks

Last Friday, the line of beer drinkers awaiting the noon release of the brew collaboration between Wren House Brewing Company and Little Miss BBQ in Phoenix stretched around the block. We previewed the beer a few months ago .

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Phoenix Landmark condo owners fight $15,000-plus HOA assessments - and win

A group of condo owners in midtown Phoenix's Landmark Towers successfully fought an unexpected $5 million in assessments from their HOA. Landmark Towers condo owner Francine Hardaway explains the Phoenix condo owners' fight against the HOA over a $5 million assessment.

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JOBS: 8 places now hiring in the Valley

Are you looking for work? There are several places in the Valley that are hiring and looking to add quality workers! More than 1,150 jobs will be up for grabs at the Scottsdale Career Fair on November 14. The event will take place from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Paradise Valley, 5401 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85250. Organizers say some of the featured companies will even be hiring on the spot! Job seekers are encouraged to bring plenty of resumes and dress ready to interview; attendance is free for all event-goers.

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Roadie brings same-day delivery service to Cookies from Home, small businesses

Jackie Duron, co-owner of Tempe based bakery Cookies from Home, holds a tray of cookies at the Cookies from Home store at 1605 W University Drive. The owners of Tempe-based Cookies from Home are preparing for the busy holiday season, and this year they plan to boost business with delivery service.

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Solar Panel, ep. 42: To Monroe or not to Monroe, that is the question

For once, Dave is the voice of dissent as Greg and Tim team up but ultimately lose the pod battle to Dave's superior argument. The guys discuss a number of other topics as well, all Suns related of course, and find ways to make a depressing season a little more fun.

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Phoenix Fan Fest's Costumes and Cosplayers Were Awesome

Prue Dense as Madam Mim of Phoenix and Shawn Parkinson of Chandler as Merlin from Sword in the Stone . Creative costumes were everywhere during Phoenix Fan Fest, the weekendlong geek extravaganza on Saturday, November 11, and Sunday, November 12, at the Phoenix Convention Center.

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NovemBEER Packed the Streets of Downtown Phoenix

The festival featured craft brews from nearly 50 breweries including McFate Brewing Company, Mother Bunch Brewing, State 48 Brewing, and many more. Beer enthusiasts had a blast on Saturday, November 11, at the NovemBEER event in downtown Phoenix.

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1 dead, 2 injured after crash in Phoenix

Two men were taken to a hospital in critical condition, while one man died at the scene, Glendale police said. The men were in the eastbound lanes of Camelback Road near 45th Avenue when a car traveling east hit them, said Detective Mark Coyle, a spokesman for Glendale police.

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Arizona Opera, Childsplay to become resident companies at Herberger Theater Center

The Herberger Theater Center will be adding three names to its list of resident companies for the 2018-19 season: Arizona Opera, Childsplay and Arizona Broadway Theatre. Arizona Opera this week is unveiling a daring new programming model that puts the company's focus squarely on modern works.

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Where Self-Driving Cars Go to Learn

Three weeks into his new job as Arizona's governor, Doug Ducey made a move that won over Silicon Valley and paved the way for his state to become a driverless car utopia. It was January 2015 and the Phoenix area was about to host the Super Bowl.

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The average age of ear tube patients is between one and three years old.

Ear tube surgery is one of the most common paediatric procedures in the United States, with more than half a million surgeries performed each year. In fact, by age 3, approximately 1 in 15 children will have had ear tubes.

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Phoenix Veterans Day Parade

Firefighters bring their truck engine through during the Veterans Day Parade on Nov. 11, 2017 on Central Avenue in Phoenix, Ariz. Children gather in the shade waiting for the floats during the Veterans Day Parade on Nov. 11, 2017 on Central Avenue in Phoenix, Ariz.

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Pie Social 2017, Meet the Chefs: Dana Dumas, SugarJam Bake Shop

Phoenix New Times and Roosevelt Row present the eighth annual Pie Social on Sunday, November 19 - from 2 p.m. till the pie runs out - at Margaret T. Hance Park, 67 West Culver in Phoenix. Pay $15 for five tasting tickets or bring two pies for five tasting tickets.

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We've Got the Latest on the Phoenix Bar and Brewery Scene

The golden age of drinking in Phoenix is now. We have an amazing assortment of cocktail bar options - options that just got richer by one.

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We've Got the Latest on the Phoenix Bar and Brewery Scene

The golden age of drinking in Phoenix is now. We have an amazing assortment of cocktail bar options - options that just got richer by one.

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Best of Phoenix 2017: 23 Places to Party

Phoenix New Times' Best of Phoenix 2017 is out now. Here's our list of the best places to party in the Valley.

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Best of Phoenix 2017: 23 Places to Party

Phoenix New Times' Best of Phoenix 2017 is out now. Here's our list of the best places to party in the Valley.

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Best of Phoenix 2017: 19 Things to Do and See Outdoors

Phoenix New Times' Best of Phoenix 2017 is out now. Here's our list of the best things to do and see outdoors in the Valley.

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Goldwater Institute's challenge to taxpayer-funded crony subsidies can move forward

The Goldwater Institute's lawsuit challenging unfair taxpayer-funded crony subsidies in Phoenix can move forward, after a ruling by a Maricopa County Superior Court judge.

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PD: Man found shot to dead in alley in west Phoenix

PHOENIX - A 38-year-old man was found shot to death in an alley in Phoenix Friday afternoon, police said. Around 1 p.m., police responded to an area near 35th Avenue and Camelback Road to check on the welfare of a man, according to the Phoenix Police Department.

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After a 10-Year Hiatus, Hospice Rocks Returns

It can be hard to jumpstart a brand after many years of dormancy, but Hospice Rocks did a lot of good for nonprofit hospices between 2000 to 2006. And it's once again showing vital signs of life.

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1 dead in officer-involved shooting in downtown Phoenix

Phoenix police said there was an officer-involved shooting near Margaret T. Hance Park in downtown Phoenix that left one person dead. Phoenix police were at the scene of an officer-involved shooting that left one person dead near Third Street and Culver Avenue, near Margaret T. Hance Park in downtown Phoenix.

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Veterans Day Parade Honors Arizona's War Veterans

Wire* - In honor of War Veterans, Honoring Arizona's Veterans is recognizing them this year with the 2017 Phoenix Veterans' Day Parade theme: Silent Sacrifice, Honoring our Cold War Veterans. The Cold War refers to the period of tension between the United States , its allies and the Soviet bloc from the end of World War II in 1945 until the collapse of the Soviet Union in the 1990s.

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California coffee chain plans 5 new stores in Phoenix

It's A Grind, a Southern California-based chain of coffee shops, plans to open five locations in metro Phoenix, starting in late 2018. The chain's specialty blend coffee is roasted in Southern California.The company has 18 locations in the U.S., mostly in California, and eight abroad, including Mumbai, Dubai, Kuwait and Abu Dhabi.

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Mesa police officer wants to take stand in Brailsford murder trial to change his testimony

A Mesa police officer who testified in the murder trial wants to take the stand again to change his testimony after reading a news article. Laney Sweet, widow of Daniel Shaver, speaks about the toll his death has taken on their two small children.

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Pie Social 2017, Meet the Chefs: Adam Allison of Handlebar Diner

Phoenix New Times and Roosevelt Row present the eighth annual Pie Social on Sunday, November 19 - from 2 p.m. till the pie runs out - at Margaret T. Hance Park, 67 West Culver in Phoenix. Pay $15 for five tasting tickets or bring two pies for five tasting tickets.

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Four people, including 2 young children, in serious condition following Phoenix collision

A two-car collision near 42nd and Maryland avenues sent five people - including two young children - to local hospitals on Thursday afternoon, according to the Phoenix Fire Department. A 1-year-old girl and a 2-year-old boy were taken to Phoenix Children's Hospital with serious injuries, fire officials said.

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Phoenix, Milwaukee Brewers have deal to keep spring training in Maryvale for 25 years

The Brewers and Phoenix inked a deal that would require the team to spend $41 million to $63 million on renovations to Maryvale Baseball Park. Children run around the baseball field to collect candy at the annual Dolly Sanchez Easter Egg Hunt at Peoria Sports Complex.

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Police ID 3 killed in PHX crash with stolen SUV

Three people have died from injuries suffered when the stolen SUV they were traveling in collided in north Phoenix with another vehicle. Phoenix police spokesman Sgt.

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Valley Metro and City of Phoenix award contract for up to 396 CNG buses to New Flyer

New Flyer of America Inc. , the U.S. subsidiary of New Flyer Industries Inc. , the largest transit bus and motor coach manufacturer and parts distributor in North America, today announced that the Valley Metro Regional Public Transportation Authority and City of Phoenix Public Transit Department , together through a joint procurement, have awarded New Flyer with a firm contract for 199 XcelsiorA compressed natural gas , forty-foot heavy-duty transit buses, which will be converted from New Flyer's backlog to a firm order. The contract, which was supported by Federal Transit Administration funding and includes options for 197 buses over five years, is the second joint procurement for RPTA and the City of Phoenix.

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The 12 Best Concerts in Phoenix This Weekend

It'd be a shame if y'all wound up spending this weekend indoors. The weather's supposed to be nice and there's plenty to see and do, including many "can't miss" concerts and music events.

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Inside the New Phoenix Indian School Visitor Center

After years of planning, fundraising, and renovations, the new Phoenix Indian School Visitor Center has opened at Steele Indian School Park. The official opening event, which included a parade, tours, and remarks by Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton, took place on Saturday, October 14. The 6,000-square-foot center includes a gallery and commercial-grade kitchen, as well as space for classes, meetings, and community events.

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Tacos Chiwas Is Now Making Boss Flour Tortillas

A five-foot aluminum machine out of Blade Runner torches the air with a blue flame. That blue flame, powered by a propane tank, spins like a rickety lightbulb above a long steel plancha .

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Hashtag Trending - First driverless taxis hit the road, Apple's secret tax haven

Waymo's self-driving taxis will become available to the public soon, Apple's secret tax haven island has been revealed, and self-driving cars have their own tiny city in South Korea. From Google Trends - Alphabet's Waymo is set to open its self-driving taxis to the public in Phoenix, Arizona, and it'll be the first time there is no human in the driver's seat.

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Starfish Place housing program in Phoenix

Phoenix recently opened the nation's first family housing for victims of human trafficking called Starfish Place. The nursery at Starfish Place, on Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017, in Phoenix, Arizona.

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Flashback: Donald Trump's Victory Speech [VIDEO]

AUGUST 22: U.S. President Donald Trump gestures during a rally at the Phoenix Convention Center on August 22, 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona. An earlier statement by the president that he was considering a pardon for Joe Arpaio,, the former sheriff of Maricopa County who was convicted of criminal contempt of court for defying a court order in a case involving racial profiling, has angered Latinos and immigrant rights advocates.

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Abducted woman frees herself from car trunk in Phoenix

A 94-year-old Phoenix woman freed herself from the trunk of her car hours after she was abducted from her condominium by a man who put her in the trunk, drove the car away and parked it at a shopping mall, police said Wednesday. The woman's ordeal began Tuesday at about 6 a.m. when the man in his 30s forced his way into the woman's home in the suburb of Scottsdale, said police spokesman Sgt.

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Three classic Chinese restaurants in Phoenix have closed within a month

Gourmet House of Hong Kong, Silver Dragon and Golden Phoenix have closed. Three classic Chinese restaurants with 100-plus years of history combined.

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Parts of Terminal 4 closed at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport for suspicious item

PHOENIX - Parts of Terminal 4 of Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport were closed Wednesday morning for police activity due to a suspicious item. According to Phoenix Sky Harbor, Security Checkpoints A and D and the ticket counters for American and Southwest airlines were closed.

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13 Best Spots for Wings in Metro Phoenix

Wings are the kind of seductive comfort food that hit the spot just about every time. We have with a wealth of strong wing options here in the Valley.

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Jury deliberates fate of man charged in Ame Deal footlocker murder case

The murder trial of John Allen, who is accused of locking his wife's 10-year-old cousin in a footlocker, is coming to a close. Allen, now 29, is charged with first-degree felony murder, three counts of child abuse and one count of conspiracy to commit child abuse.

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Phoenix pizza chain receives $2.7M in funding for (further) expansion; opening in Gilbert

Build-your-own pizza chain Fired Pie has received $2.7 million in a funding package to further expand its ever-growing portfolio of restaurants.

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PD: Arrest made in Tempe pepper spray robbery

Police say two armed men, including 34-year-old Brandon Edward Cook, entered the store. The other suspect used pepper spray on four to five people while Cook grabbed several computers.

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Glendale, Phoenix Circle K's robbed overnight

Phoenix police say between the hours of 9 p.m. Monday and 5 a.m. Tuesday, several suspects committed strong-armed robberies at Circle K stores in Phoenix and Glendale. Five Phoenix stores and one Glendale store were targeted by one suspect who would enter the store, jump the counter and demand cash from the clerk's register.

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Waymo rolls out self-driving cars without test drivers

In a major milestone for autonomous vehicles, Waymo is now testing self-driving vehicles on public roads without anyone behind the wheel. John Krafcik, CEO of Waymo, the self-driving arm of Google's parent company, made the announcement Tuesday at Web Summit in Lisbon, Portugal.

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Azukar Coffee Celebrates Cultura, Vida, and Really Good Coffee in South Phoenix

The coffee shop is filled with neighborhood locals enjoying specialty lattes like Agave Mesquite , Cafe Con Leche, and the Caramelo Mio, a velvety drink made with cajeta , a traditional caramel-like Mexican confection. "We wanted to be part of growing this community We want to show that we believe in this area," says Sandra Flores, who owns and operates Azukar Coffee with her husband, Norberto.

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Phoenix app receives investment from two 'Shark Tank' investors

Phoenix-based Bravo Tip or Pay had a successful pitch on Sunday's "Shark Tank" after two Sharks chose to invest in the company, which is the first outside investment for the app startup.

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1 killed, 6 seriously injured in Phoenix fiery crash

A fiery crash at Greenway Road and Interstate 17 in Phoenix left one woman dead and six others seriously injured, the fire department said. A fiery crash left one woman dead and six others seriously injured Monday night in Phoenix, the fire department said.

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Closing arguments set in trial of man charged with Ame Deal's death

John Allen's trial will move into closing arguments on Tuesday afternoon after both sides rested their case on Monday afternoon. John Allen sits in court Nov. 6, 2017.

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New coach makes cross-country journey to lead the Savannah Bananas

Tyler Gillum was announced Monday and will be leading the Bananas in the upcoming season. Gillum is currently the assistant coach at South Mountain Community College in Phoenix, AZ.

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The Craft Cider Revival Reaches Metro Phoenix

Hard cider, when done right, can be as good as beer or wine. Better even. Think about what we're working with here.

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Here's the Best Art We Saw in Metro Phoenix During October 2017

Need proof that the Phoenix arts scene is filled with compelling work by local, national, and international artists? Look no further than this roundup of art we spotted during October. Highlights include large-scale Jun Kaneko sculptures at Desert Botanical Garden, feminist works by Sheila Pepe at Phoenix Art Museum, and drawings by renowned artist and architect Paolo Soleri at Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art.

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ASU alumni pack up lives and move to Dubai

Jeff Grigsby and his wife, Michelle, who are both Arizona State University alumni, packed up their entire family eight years ago and moved to the United Arab Emirates from Phoenix - and haven't looked back! It was 2009. The economy in the United States started to go down, and Michelle was looking for a change.

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Dia de los Muertos Brought Family Fun to the Desert...

It was quite the family event as youngsters packed the Desert Botanical Garden over the weekend to celebrate Dia de los Muertos in Phoenix. The event had a ton of vendors and face painting for the kids, live music, food, and crafts.

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Top of the Phoenix Lists: Colleges & Universities

There's no doubt Arizona State University is the largest institution of higher learning in the Phoenix area.

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JOBS: 8 places now hiring in the Valley

Are you looking for work? There are several places in the Valley now hiring and looking to add quality workers! Are you looking for work in Tempe? Direct Energy is now hiring! Direct Energy is one of North America's largest energy and energy-related service providers with nearly 5 million residential and commercial customer relationships throughout the US and Canada. The company has several positions open at their Tempe headquarters at 1401 S. 52nd Street, #115, Tempe, AZ 85281.

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You can become an investor in Phoenix-area apartments for as little as $1,000

Arizona's first crowdfunding real-estate company Neighborhood Ventures recently formed to invest in Phoenix-area apartments for as little as $1,000 Construction has started on a 30-story apartment tower called the Link Phx on the northeast corner of Third and Pierce streets. Shown here in an artist's rendering, it will bring 257 more apartments and 7,000 square feet of retail space to the area.

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Community to honor cyclist killed in Phoenix

Riders are coming together on Sunday morning to honor the life of a cyclist who was killed at South Mountain Park in October. On October 29, cyclist Rob Dollar , 36, was killed after he was struck by a car while he was riding southbound from the top of the mountain on Summit Trail Road.

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School funding slip results in millions of misplaced dollars

PHOENIX - The Arizona Department of Education has uncovered an error in federal funding allocations that led to millions of dollars intended for special education programs being allocated to the wrong schools. The department under-allocated $15.2 million in Individuals with Disabilities Education Act funding, said a letter sent Tuesday to school districts and charter schools.

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Family of Arizona couple killed in 2007 pleads for help finding shooter

Police are still asking for witnesses to step forward with any information into the 2007 murder of Carl and Jane Suraci James and Monica Suraci ask anybody with information about the 2007 deaths of their brother and sister-in-law, Carl and Jane Suraci, to come forward, during a Nov. 3, 2017, press conference with Phoenix police Sgt. Jamie Rothschild.

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Fatally shot man discovered by parents in their Phoenix home

Detectives are investigating after the parents of a 23-year-old man discovered him fatally shot at their Phoenix home. Detectives are investigating after the parents of a 23-year-old man discovered him fatally shot at their Phoenix home on Friday.

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Memorial honors former Phoenix Fire Chief Alan Brunacini

Hundreds gathered at Comerica Theatre on Nov. 4, 2017, for a memorial service to honor former Phoenix Fire Department Chief Alan Brunacini. A memorial service celebrated the life and career of former Phoenix Fire Chief Alan Brunacini on Nov. 4, 2017, at Comerica Theatre in Phoenix.

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Jay-Z Opens Up in Downtown Phoenix Show

Does the idea of Jay-Z as a rapper, mogul, and pop-culture icon still hold after the artist owned up to his flaws on his latest album, 4:44 ? He opened his downtown Phoenix show at Talking Stick Resort Arena with the track "Kill Jay Z." The song tackles the internal conflict between Jay-Z's hustler ego and the introspective artist he's been evolving into. Jay-Z stood on a raised platform over the musicians who accompanied his flows throughout the November 3 concert.

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Divorce penalty? Tax reform could shrink alimony for ex-spouses

In 2015, about 600,000 taxpayers claimed an aggregate $12.3 billion worth of alimony-payment deductions. The GOP legislation would eliminate the tax break.

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PD: Man holds Metro PCS employees at gunpoint

Silent Witness and the Phoenix Police Department are searching for a man accused of holding a north Phoenix cell phone store employees and customer at gunpoint in September. According to Silent Witness, on September 11, a man entered the Metro PCS near Bell and Cave Creek roads just before noon.

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Dog companies offering aid to sniff out bed bugs

They are blood sucking creatures that can be found anywhere you go. Getting rid of them, however, is not so easy.

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Is Jealous Man's Missing Girlfriend Buried Under Tons of Landfill Trash?

The search for 34-year-old Christine Mustafa began six months ago at a north Phoenix house and may end at a landfill near Gila Bend where hope can take the shape of a bone fragment. Phoenix police Friday wrapped up their second week combing through a mountain of trash with bulldozers, rakes, and cadaver dogs.

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Here's the Lineup for Breaking Ground 2018

Tempe dance company CONDER/dance has announced the lineup for Breaking Ground 2018, the latest iteration of its annual dance and film festival founded in 2007. Founder Carley Conder created the festival to showcase local and international choreography and contemporary dance.

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Police: Driver who struck, killed jogger in Ahwatukee had alcohol in her system

Shannon Scott, who hit and killed a jogger, had a BAC of 0.08 percent and the inside of her car smelled like marijuana, Phoenix police say. Shannon Scott goes before a judge for the first time since she was arrested November 2, 2017, on suspicion of manslaughter.

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Sisao Gallery Now Open in Downtown Phoenix

The official opening celebration takes place on November 3 during the First Friday art walk . It features new work by Phoenix artist Jeff Slim.

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Could EPA regional headquarters move from San Francisco to Phoenix?

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt discussed moving the agency's region 9 HQ from San Francisco to Phoenix during a GPEC meeting in May. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt discussed moving the agency's regional headquarters from San Francisco to Phoenix during a meeting with metro Phoenix officials in May. "In order to mitigate the $30 million annual lease cost to the agency, Administrator Pruitt stated the intention of moving EPA's region 9 headquarters from San Francisco to Greater Phoenix, following due diligence of cost feasibility."

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Man arrested after crashing vehicle into two Tempe police cars

Tempe police arrested a man on Thursday night after he drove a suspected stolen vehicle into two police cars and another vehicle, officials said. 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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Top 10 musicals, plays to see in Phoenix in November

From the glitz of 'The Bodyguard' to the bloody grit of Stray Cat Theatre's 'Mercury,' there's something for everyone in Phoenix. Brand-name musicals "Newsies," "The Bodyguard" and "South Pacific" are all on Valley stages this month.

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Phoenix holiday lights map helps raise money for Season for Sharing

Santa Claus peeks out from the window at a house on the 1000 block of west Weldon Avenue in Phoenix on Friday, Dec. 9, 2016. Holiday lights blink and glow at a house on the 1000 block of west Weldon Avenue in Phoenix on Friday, Dec. 9, 2016.

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Phoenix weather: Warm, dry conditions could stick around for a while

It's nearly October, but that doesn't mean the heat is letting up in the Phoenix area anytime soon. But most longtime residents know that the heat comes with the territory.

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Temporary Phoenix Library Branch Will Open in December

Phoenix Public Library will open a temporary branch in Central Phoenix later this year. The new branch was approved by the Phoenix City Council on Wednesday, November 1. It's being created to improve access to library materials and services, which have been significantly impacted by the closure of Burton Barr Central Library due to flooding back in July.

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Phoenix's Mane Attraction Salon still sets itself apart as it celebrates 40 years

Mane Attraction Salon celebrates its 40th anniversary under the Ongs' ownership and gives its clients more than just a salon service. Beate Ong, one of the owners of Mane Attraction Salon in Phoenix, styles Khala Kirsop's hair.

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Best of Phoenix 2017: 17 Drinks, Breweries, and Bars

Here in the Valley, we're lucky to have a vibrant drinking culture. There are solid options for in-state wines and liquors, so many great cocktail bars that choosing one on a given night is a tall order, and great new breweries opening their doors all the time.

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See how others raise urban chicks

Tour de Coops, started in 2009, is a self-guided backyard chicken coop tour in Phoenix. This year's tour, set for 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5, is organized by Your Farm Foods .

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Here's Why You Should Still Love Ministry

The guitars, samples, and heavy percussion - along with the screamy, sneering vocal delivery of a guy who may be the first cousin of Satan himself - have made Ministry one of the greatest underground musical exports from Chicago. For this fan, January 31, 1990, was the true game changer.

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Phoenix local music picks for November: The Maine, AZ Hip Hop Festival, Pistoleros

The AZ Hip Hop Festival returns to Comerica Theatre in a month that also features shows by the Maine, Pistoleros, Soulfly and Authority Zero. The Maine have been working their way across the States on the Modern Nostalgia Tour when John O'Callaghan checks in after dinner in St. Louis, where he's not exactly happy to report that temperatures have fallen below 40 as show time approaches.

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Bedbugs found in seats at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport's Terminal 4

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport officials removed three padded benches on Level 3 of Terminal 4 because of a bedbug infestation. New research from the University of Sydney shows that bed bugs are harder to kill because they may have developed a thicker skin, resistant to common insecticides.

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It Was a Very Halsey Halloween in Downtown Phoenix

In 2015, Halsey performed at the Masonic Temple as part of the annual Viva PHX festival. She played to a crowd of about 80 people that night.

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Phoenix Real Estate with Historic and Educational Roots Now For Sale

Wire* - As part of the recent settlement of litigation between the United States and the Barron Collier Company , the federally-owned 15-acre parcel located at the northeast corner of Central Avenue and Indian School Road is now "For-Sale." The land, which is located amid the booming uptown Phoenix real estate market, is being marketed as the "Uptown Phoenix Parcel."

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Restaurant openings, closings in October around Phoenix will make you hungry and sad

Good and bad news for restaurants in Phoenix in October. We had more than 20 openings.

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October Restaurant Openings and Closings in Metro Phoenix

October was a busy month for restaurant openings in Metro Phoenix. We welcomed 21 new restaurants, including a hip new cocktail bar, Chinese hot pot, modern Mexican, a brand-new brewery, an unusual steakhouse concept, and a smoker-fueled barbecue joint on the outskirts of the Valley.

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Noble Beast's 10th Anniversary Party

Join the owners and staff at Noble Beast Natural Market for Pets as they celebrate 10 years of survival as a Phoenix small business, 4:30-7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4. This special "Dia De Los Puguertos" will feature loveable pugs from Arizona Pug Adoption and Rescue Network , some dressed in costumes. Enjoy treats for critters and humans, face painting, a pet communicator, free nail trim by Puff & Fluff, free samples, raffle prizes, goodie bags, a pet costume contest, and more.

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Mafia in our midst: A mob soldier turned Phoenix businessman

Frank Capri, who persuaded developers to give him millions to build Toby Keith restaurants, had a violent history, a Republic investigation shows. Frank Gioia Jr. no longer exists.

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Mother urges public to help solve daughter's 2016 murder in Phoenix

Lisha Knight, the mother of a woman who was shot last year, is looking for answers surrounding her daughter's death. Mother urges public to help solve daughter's 2016 murder in Phoenix Lisha Knight, the mother of a woman who was shot last year, is looking for answers surrounding her daughter's death.

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Hula's Modern Tiki in Phoenix

Hula's Modern Tiki, an island-inspired tiki restaurant and bar, opened in 2009 during the recession at 4700 N. Central Ave. in Phoenix. Hula's Modern Tiki in Phoenix Hula's Modern Tiki, an island-inspired tiki restaurant and bar, opened in 2009 during the recession at 4700 N. Central Ave. in Phoenix.

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Phoenix police in standoff with man barricaded inside hotel with woman

An armed man barricaded himself in a Comfort Suites hotel room with a woman. Phoenix police are negotiating with the man for a peaceful conclusion.

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Insys founder Kapoor steps down as Akorn chairman after arrest

John Kapoor, the billionaire founder of opioid maker Insys Therapeutics Inc, has resigned as chairman of drugmaker Akorn Inc, just days after his arrest on charges he participated in a scheme to bribe doctors to prescribe a potent pain medication while he was at Insys. The billionaire founder of Insys Therapeutics Inc. John Kapoor, exits the federal court house after a bail hearing in Phoenix, Arizona , U.S., October 27, 2017.

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The Billboard Battle: Anti-Marijuana Group Wants Pro-Pot Signage Gone

You've probably seen them around: Marijuana factoids on billboards alongside a teal smiley-face logo for an app company, Weedmaps. Seems pretty innocent, right? Not so, says the stridently anti-marijuana Arizona organization, which is raising alarms over the billboards.

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Some Great Hearts Students Join Anti-Transgender Policy Protest, Others Shout 'MAGA!'

About 20 protesters just outside of Great Hearts Veritas Preparatory Academy in Phoenix were swarmed Friday afternoon by a politically diverse group of teen students. But the students also engaged in a civil discourse about the school's "sex and biological gender" policy, which many believe is discriminatory towards transgender students, and that made Duncan feel great.

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Chi Chi the Golden Retriever With No Legs Is Changing Lives in Arizona

With three senior rescue dogs already living in their house, Richard and Elizabeth Howell of Phoenix hadn't planned on adopting a fourth dog. "I couldn't stop thinking about her," Elizabeth Howell said.

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Historic B-17 Bomber takes flight over Phoenix

Jason Christopher looks out the side window of a restored Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress , the "Madras Maiden", as it flies over north Phoenix, Monday, October 30, 2017. The Liberty Foundation is conducting the Salute to Veterans tour and is flying the World War II airplane around the country, raising funds to offset the high cost of honoring veterans and educating current and future generations.

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WWII-era B-17 bomber makes stop in Phoenix

Phoenix was one of the last stops for the aircraft as part of a tour across the United States sponsored by the the Oklahoma-based Liberty Foundation. WWII-era B-17 bomber makes stop in Phoenix Phoenix was one of the last stops for the aircraft as part of a tour across the United States sponsored by the the Oklahoma-based Liberty Foundation.

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Murder trial starts for man suspected in Ame Deal's footlocker death

John Allen goes on trial for the 2011 death of ten-year-old Ame Deal, who died after being punished for "stealing" a popsicle. Murder trial starts for man suspected in Ame Deal's footlocker death John Allen goes on trial for the 2011 death of ten-year-old Ame Deal, who died after being punished for "stealing" a popsicle.

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Arcadia High in Phoenix put on lockdown for nude man running nearby

Arcadia High School was put on lockdown for about 30 minutes Monday morning after Phoenix police said a nude man was seen running nearby. Arcadia High in Phoenix put on lockdown for nude man running nearby Arcadia High School was put on lockdown for about 30 minutes Monday morning after Phoenix police said a nude man was seen running nearby.

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Phoenix area has 2nd-highest eviction rate among apartment dwellers in U.S., study finds

More renters are ousted from their apartments in metro Phoenix than any other U.S. city except for Memphis, according to research firm Apartment List. Phoenix area has 2nd-highest eviction rate among apartment dwellers in U.S., study finds More renters are ousted from their apartments in metro Phoenix than any other U.S. city except for Memphis, according to research firm Apartment List.

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Pregnant woman killed in Phoenix, baby survives

Phoenix police report early Sunday morning, 34-year-old Christopher Michael Kraft was involved in an argument with neighbors at his apartment complex near 19th Avenue and Union Hills Drive. Police say the dispute escalated when threats were made to retrieve guns.

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Apple Maps Transit Directions Now Available in Phoenix and Birmingham, AL Areas

Apple Maps has been updated with comprehensive transit data in the Phoenix, Arizona and Birmingham, Alabama areas, enabling navigation with public transportation options such as buses and trains in those regions. In the Phoenix area, supported vehicles include Valley Metro buses and trains, and the PHX Sky Train at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.

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Phoenix police officer, 2nd driver hurt in crash on Camelback Road at I-17

Phoenix police officer, 2nd driver hurt in crash on Camelback Road at I-17 Neither driver had life-threatening injuries in the collision on Camelback Road at I-17. Check out this story on azcentral.com: http://azc.cc/2zQUGFH A Phoenix police officer and another driver were taken to hospitals after their vehicles collided Monday morning on Camelback Road at Interstate 17, officials said.

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Phoenix Fires Two Employees, Confirms That Burton Barr Central Library Flooding Was Preventable

The city of Phoenix fired two employees after concluding a personnel investigation related to flooding that occurred at Burton Barr Central Library on July 15. High winds caused roof damage, according to reports by the engineering firm brought in to analyze the structural damage. That damage set off a fire sprinkler system, which was built into the library's roof.

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Cyclist hit, killed by car at South Mountain Park

Cyclist hit, killed by car at South Mountain Park A cyclist died after being hit by a car Sunday morning at South Mountain Park in Phoenix, police said. Check out this story on azcentral.com: http://azc.cc/2zP3XxO The collision occurred about 10:30 a.m. on the road leading to the summit, Phoenix police said.

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The 2017 Zombie Walk Provided Scary Fun for All

There may not be a better family Halloween event than the Zombie Walk. Thousands of spooky attendees laced the streets of downtown Phoenix as they marched decked out in zombie gear and looked like they were straight out of The Walking Dead .

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Court orders Arizona tribe to recognize same-sex marriages

A tribal court has cleared the way for gay couples to marry on an American Indian reservation in the Phoenix area after a two-year legal battle that could have repercussions for Native Americans elsewhere. The court ruled that same-sex couples have a fundamental right to marry under the constitution of the Ak-Chin community and the Indian Civil Rights Act of 1968.

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Founder and Owner of Pharmaceutical Company Insys Arrested and Charged with Racketeering

The founder and majority owner of Insys Therapeutics Inc., was arrested Thursday and charged with leading a nationwide conspiracy to profit by using bribes and fraud to cause the illegal distribution of a Fentanyl spray intended for cancer patients experiencing breakthrough pain. "More than 20,000 Americans died of synthetic opioid overdoses last year, and millions are addicted to opioids.

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Phoenix restaurants are shaping a bold, new culinary culture

Rapid restaurant evolution has left Phoenix in search of a cohesive culinary voice, but forward-thinking chefs are shaping the path of what's to come. Phoenix restaurants are shaping a bold, new culinary culture Rapid restaurant evolution has left Phoenix in search of a cohesive culinary voice, but forward-thinking chefs are shaping the path of what's to come.

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Bill Mauldin

He was most famous for his World War II cartoons depicting American soldiers, as represented by the archetypal characters Willie and Joe, two weary and bedraggled infantry troopers who stoically endure the difficulties and dangers of duty in the field. His cartoons were popular with soldiers throughout Europe, and with civilians in the United States as well.

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Mesa's iconic Buckhorn Baths sold; developer mulls over what's next

Mesa's iconic Buckhorn Baths sold; developer mulls over what's next Developers are considering next steps for the legendary Buckhorn Baths Motel in Mesa, recently sold for $2.15 million. Check out this story on azcentral.com: http://azc.cc/2hhDF0w The phone still rings in the old motel vestibule, even though the neon lights of the Buckhorn Baths Motel flickered off more than a decade ago.

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Halloween in Phoenix: Costumes come out early

Halloween falls on a Tuesday this year, which of course means the real celebration is already underway at events across metro Phoenix. Halloween in Phoenix: Costumes come out early Halloween falls on a Tuesday this year, which of course means the real celebration is already underway at events across metro Phoenix.

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Firefighters help 7 hikers get down off Camelback Mountain

Firefighters from Phoenix, Scottsdale and Tempe helped a total of seven hikers in distress get down from Camelback Mountain on Saturday. Phoenix fire Capt.

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The Pistoleros Celebrate the Happiest of 25 Years with Silver

One can question the validity of band anniversaries when the members of that group have spent most of that time apart. Like when Crosby, Stills, and Nash celebrated their 25th anniversary with a 1992 boxed set that contained mostly solo recordings.

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One dead in Chandler shooting early Saturday

One dead in Chandler shooting early Saturday Police responded about 3:37 a.m. to reports of shots fired. A man died later in the morning.

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Even With Stopgap, Water Cutoff May Leave New River High and Dry

About 1,000 to 1,500 homes in these unincorporated communities north of Phoenix rely on water hauled by trucks, which refill at the city of Phoenix's fire hydrants. But Phoenix has said it will cut haulers off on December 31 .

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Getting Spooky With Kabarett: Bizarre Noir at Valley Bar

A silhouette of Anwar Newton's costume: "What's a black beetle, anyway?" If you guessed "a fucking roach," you're correct . This is Halloween, Halloween, Halloween.

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In the palm of your hand: Here are the top mobile app developers in Phoenix

Tempe-based meltmedia was again ranked No. 1 as the Phoenix Business Journal published its Mobile Application Developers list today, with the 2017 edition marking the fourth time in four years the company has taken top honors.

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My Turn: What outsiders get wrong about Phoenix could hurt our future

Urban, pedestrian friendly, innovative: This is how Phoenix wants others to see us. But does the perception match reality? Yes and no.

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Fact Check: How does Phoenix Union rank against other districts on graduation rates?

Fliers sent to Phoenix residents say Phoenix Union High School District has among the highest graduation rates for urban school districts. Fact Check: How does Phoenix Union rank against other districts on graduation rates? Fliers sent to Phoenix residents say Phoenix Union High School District has among the highest graduation rates for urban school districts.

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Bethany Home Road closed at I-17 in Phoenix after car accident hurts 8

Five adults and three children were in serious condition after a car accident in Phoenix involving two Arizona Department of Public Safety troopers. Bethany Home Road closed at I-17 in Phoenix after car accident hurts 8 Five adults and three children were in serious condition after a car accident in Phoenix involving two Arizona Department of Public Safety troopers.

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Boo-ze! 12 places in Phoenix for fun, spooky Halloween desserts, cocktails

Boo-ze! Get into the Halloween spirit with spooky desserts and ghoulish cocktails from 12 ice cream shops, bakeries and restaurants around Phoenix. Boo-ze! 12 places in Phoenix for fun, spooky Halloween desserts, cocktails Boo-ze! Get into the Halloween spirit with spooky desserts and ghoulish cocktails from 12 ice cream shops, bakeries and restaurants around Phoenix.

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A Moment to Celebrate: Keeping Phoenix Beautiful for 35 Years

In 1982, with incredible foresight, a small organization was founded called Phoenix Clean & Beautiful. With the leadership of Terry Ricketts, the current Executive Director, former Mayor Margaret Hance, and industry leaders Kalill Bottling and Hensley Beverages, Phoenix Clean & Beautiful began to tackle littering and recycling in the city .

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Dia de los Muertos 2017: Here Are 10 Ways to Celebrate in Metro Phoenix

Thousands of years ago, honoring and celebrating the dead was an integral part of Aztec, Mayan, and Toltec cultures. Today, that tradition includes the annual Dia de los Muertos celebration on November 2. It originated in Mexico, but the holiday is celebrated in the U.S. and several other countries.

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Haunted restaurants in Phoenix where you can get dinner with a side of goosebumps

If it's dinner with a side of goosebumps you're after, look no further than these three Phoenix-area restaurants this Halloween. Haunted restaurants in Phoenix where you can get dinner with a side of goosebumps If it's dinner with a side of goosebumps you're after, look no further than these three Phoenix-area restaurants this Halloween.

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South Mountain Freeway bridge takes shape over I-10 in Phoenix

South Mountain Freeway is getting closer to completion as the first girders are placed above I-10 at 59th Avenue in west Phoenix. South Mountain Freeway bridge takes shape over I-10 in Phoenix South Mountain Freeway is getting closer to completion as the first girders are placed above I-10 at 59th Avenue in west Phoenix.

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Court: Phoenix wedding invitation designers must serve LGBT customers

A Phoenix wedding shop sued the city because of an ordinance that would require them to create invitations and artwork for same-sex weddings. Court: Phoenix wedding invitation designers must serve LGBT customers A Phoenix wedding shop sued the city because of an ordinance that would require them to create invitations and artwork for same-sex weddings.

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Billionaire John Kapoor of Insys Therapeutics Arrested in Phoenix on Opioid Charges

John Kapoor, the billionaire founder of an Arizona pharmaceutical company, was arrested today in Phoenix like a drug-cartel boss and charged with illegal opioid distribution. His arrest by the FBI and indictment on a raft of bribery and fraud charges came a few hours before President Donald Trump made a major announcement in the fight against opioids, which have been responsible for tens of thousands of deaths in the past couple of years alone.

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PD: Printshop worker steals Phoenix Open tickets

Scottsdale Police report that on October 13, they arrested 56-year-old Edward Candelario Garcia for stealing and selling skybox tickets for the Waste Management Phoenix Open Golf Tournament in Scottsdale. Police say Garcia worked at the Phoenix print shop that produced the tickets.

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A Battle Over Benefits Is Playing Out at a Somali Grocery Store in Phoenix

Ahmed owns Phoenix Mini Market, a small African grocery store. Many of his customers are new refugees and receive vouchers from WIC - short for the Special Supplemental Nutritional Program for Women, Infants, and Children - which can only be used to purchase specific grocery items such as eggs, milk, and fresh vegetables.

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The 12 Best Concerts in Phoenix This Weekend

Costume-filled affairs won't be the only thing happening in the Phoenix music scene this weekend, however, as shows by Iron and Wine, Save Ferris, Kid Cudi, Joe Bonamassa, and Dream Theatrer will also take place. Elsewhere this weekend, the Arizona State Fair will wrap up its annual concert season, the annual Apache Lake Music Festival will take place east of the Valley, and Flying Lotus will bring his 3-D tour to The Van Buren.

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Phoenix-made TYME Iron curls, straightens hair in under 8 minutes

Phoenix-made TYME Iron curls, straightens hair in under 8 minutes Jacynda developed the idea for the TYME Iron, which curls and straightens hair in a fraction of the time. Check out this story on azcentral.com: http://azc.cc/2zFrtgC Jacynda Smith, owner of TYME, demonstrates the TYME Pro on model Savannah Boysen at Luxxi Salon in Phoenix on Oct. 6, 2017.

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This park in hot south Phoenix neighborhood is getting more trees

The city will plant five new trees at Sherman Parkway, a park in south Phoenix where the lack of landscaping has fueled the urban heat-island effect. This park in hot south Phoenix neighborhood is getting more trees The city will plant five new trees at Sherman Parkway, a park in south Phoenix where the lack of landscaping has fueled the urban heat-island effect.

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Restaurant inspections: 5 Phoenix-area eateries on this week's list

Get details on restaurants cited by Maricopa County inspectors for four or more priority violations the week of Oct. 9 Restaurant inspections: 5 Phoenix-area eateries on this week's list Get details on restaurants cited by Maricopa County inspectors for four or more priority violations the week of Oct. 9 Check out this story on azcentral.com: http://azc.cc/2gHYRzu Get details on restaurants cited by Maricopa County inspectors for four or more priority violations the week of Oct. 9. A priority violation is a major violation that directly contributes to increasing the risk of food-borne illness or injury. If listed in the reports, remedies implemented during inspections are included.

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Court orders Ak-Chin tribe to recognize marriages of same-sex couples

Court orders Ak-Chin tribe to recognize marriages of same-sex couples Following a two-year tribal-court battle, a Phoenix same-sex couple's marriage will now be recognized. Check out this story on azcentral.com: http://azc.cc/2zEdU18 Three years - almost to the day - after a U.S. federal court legalized marriage for same-sex couples in Arizona, the Ak-Chin Indian Community has begun recognizing those marriages.

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Construction starts on 30-story apartment building in downtown Phoenix

Construction is underway on the 30-story apartment tower, the Link Phx, on the corner of Third and Pierce streets downtown Phoenix. Construction starts on 30-story apartment building in downtown Phoenix Construction is underway on the 30-story apartment tower, the Link Phx, on the corner of Third and Pierce streets downtown Phoenix.

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'Donut Boy' thanks Phoenix-area police officers as part of national effort

On Wednesday, he thanked local officers in Arizona. 'Donut Boy' thanks Phoenix-area police officers as part of national effort 9-year-old Tyler Carach wants to thank every law-enforcement officer in America with a doughnut.

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Donut Boy thanks Phoenix-area law-enforcement officers

Tyler Carach supplied donuts, October 25, 2017, during a "Thank You" event for law enforcement at the Maricopa County Sheriff's training center, 2627 S 35th Ave., Phoenix. Donut Boy thanks Phoenix-area law-enforcement officers Tyler Carach supplied donuts, October 25, 2017, during a "Thank You" event for law enforcement at the Maricopa County Sheriff's training center, 2627 S 35th Ave., Phoenix.

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Downtown Phoenix's light-rail hub: 3 new stations, closure of block of Central Avenue

Two stations west of Central Avenue on Washington and Jefferson streets will be built. A closed block on Central Avenue will get a station, too.

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Police ID gunshot victim found dead in car outside Phoenix apartments

Silent Witness is offering $1,000 to anyone with information leading to Amanda Perez's killer. She was found dead in a car at an apartment complex.

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Phoenix Vice Mayor Accuses Councilman of "White Hyper-Masculinity" in Cultural Center Feud

In a statement on Wednesday about the city's planned Latino Cultural Center, Pastor called out District 6 Councilman Sal DiCiccio, saying that his criticism of a Latina consultant's work was not only "fake news" but "a sad display of white hyper-masculinity." Last year, the city budgeted $1.4 million to be spent on building or renovating a space for the center.

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Police: Wrong-way driver arrested in Phoenix

Police have arrested a man accused of driving the wrong way while under the influence in Phoenix on Wednesday morning.

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Suspected wrong-way driver arrested for extreme DUI in Phoenix

PHOENIX - Phoenix police have arrested a suspected wrong-way driver for extreme DUI. The driver, identified as 53-year-old Richard A Stuverud , was found early Wednesday morning near SR 51 and Greenway Road.

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Amazon's new delivery service includes Phoenix, will unlock your door

Phoenix is one of 37-cities where Amazon can drop customer's packages off inside of their front door, without giving anyone a key. Amazon's new delivery service includes Phoenix, will unlock your door Phoenix is one of 37-cities where Amazon can drop customer's packages off inside of their front door, without giving anyone a key.

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Arizona restaurant dynasty opens Woody's Macayo in central Phoenix

Woody's Macayo, a new Mexican restaurant from the owners of Macayo's, took over the former Fez space in Phoenix. The grand-opening party is Nov. 1. Arizona restaurant dynasty opens Woody's Macayo in central Phoenix Woody's Macayo, a new Mexican restaurant from the owners of Macayo's, took over the former Fez space in Phoenix.

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17 adults-only Halloween parties across Phoenix that will tingle your spine

If you're still looking for something to do to celebrate Halloween, here's a list of adults-only parties in Phoenix. 17 adults-only Halloween parties across Phoenix that will tingle your spine If you're still looking for something to do to celebrate Halloween, here's a list of adults-only parties in Phoenix.

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Okra, Italian-Southern Hybrid, Has Closed

You have successfully signed up for your selected newsletter - please keep an eye on your mailbox, we're movin' in! The restaurant was launched in fall 2015. It was the second spot opened by the Crudo team - Cullen Campbell, Maureen Campbell, and Micah Olson.

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Arizona teen, 21-year-old boyfriend accused of killing girl's father

Daniel Stroh, 21, is accused of killing his teenage girlfriend's father in Tonopah, Arizona. Authorities have arrested a 15-year-old teen and her boyfriend after they say the pair killed the girl's father.

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Here's Everything You Need to Know About the All Things Comedy Festival

Comedians Bill Burr and Al Madrigal will bring the All Things Comedy Festival to several metro Phoenix locations from October 26 to 29. The event is an extension of Burr and Madrigal's All Things Comedy podcast and video network, which the pair founded in 2012. It's also a chance to laugh your ass off at some of the most prolific podcasters and comics working today.

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Phoenix weather: Another record-setting day

The high temperature, so far, of 97 degrees tops the record for Oct. 24 of 96 degrees set in 2014. This marks the 11th high temperature record for 2017.

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Help Clean Up Phoenix's Historic Miracle Mile

On November 4 from 7:30 a.m.to 11:00 a.m., Trellis , Phoenix Community Alliance and the Miracle Mile Merchants Association are teaming up to host the Miracle Mile Fall Cleanup . Make a difference by lending a hand to clean up Phoenix's historic Miracle Mile along McDowell Road from 10th Street to State Route 51, just north of downtown Phoenix.

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Sen. Jeff Flake says he will not seek re-election in 2018, citing nastiness of Trump-era politics

The state's junior senator expects that President Trump and Steve Bannon will claim victory because he's declined to run for re-election. Sen. Jeff Flake says he will not seek re-election in 2018, citing nastiness of Trump-era politics The state's junior senator expects that President Trump and Steve Bannon will claim victory because he's declined to run for re-election.

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Phoenix Chorale Artistic Director Charles Bruffy Says Goodbye

Long before he became a multiple Grammy Award-winner as the Phoenix Chorale's artistic director, Charles Bruffy planned on becoming a veterinarian. Talking with the acclaimed conductor over the phone from his farm in Missouri, he still retains a strong love for animals.

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FitPHX Offers Weekly Workout in Hance Park

The sounds of a nightclub and the sight of people jumping and moving to the beat fill Margaret T. Hance Park Tuesdays from 6 to 7 p.m. in a new pilot fitness program that has exceeded expectations. The City of Phoenix's FitPHX "Fall into Fitness" series, sponsored by AARP Arizona , has taken over a section of the park near the Central Avenue bridge.

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Man molested dozens of kids before 2002 arrest

A neighborhood, near 32nd Street and Greenway Road, is shocked when a man, who molested dozens of children over a 10-year period, is caught by Phoenix police in 2002. It was Oct. 15, 2002, when a woman entered a room and found the babysitter, then 48-year-old Lauran Scott Ferguson, sitting nude in a recliner with two naked boys on his lap.

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Z'Tejas restaurant closes three locations around Phoenix

Z'Tejas Southwestern Grill closed its restaurants in Tempe, Phoenix and Scottsdale. The Chandler and northeast Phoenix locations remain open.

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Police cite driver for failure to yield in fatal motorcycle crash in Phoenix

Police say a driver failed to yield to traffic and turned into the path of a motorcycle operated by Michael Swientek on Sunday afternoon in Phoenix. Police cite driver for failure to yield in fatal motorcycle crash in Phoenix Police say a driver failed to yield to traffic and turned into the path of a motorcycle operated by Michael Swientek on Sunday afternoon in Phoenix.

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Alice Cooper'stown restaurant is closed after 18 years in downtown Phoenix

Alice Cooper'stown restaurant was a downtown Phoenix institution for nearly two decades. Hall of Fame rock star Alice Cooper was the face of the brand Alice Cooper'stown restaurant is closed after 18 years in downtown Phoenix Alice Cooper'stown restaurant was a downtown Phoenix institution for nearly two decades.

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Comfort in a bowl: 11 Phoenix restaurants for National Chili Month

There are few dishes that kick off sweater weather better than a bowl of hearty and steaming chili. That's why October is National Chili Month.

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First Taste: Homestyle Israeli in North Phoenix

When a new spot opens in town, we can't wait to check it out - and let you know our initial impressions, share a few photos, and dish about some menu items. First Taste, as the name implies, is not a full-blown review, but instead a peek inside restaurants that have just opened, sampling a few items, and satisfying curiosities .

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Best of Phoenix 2017: 32 Mexican Restaurants, Shops, and Dishes

Last month, we published our 2017 Best of Phoenix issue. Each year, we devote an entire chapter to Mexican food, drinks, restaurants, and shops.

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Clashes near Papua mine kill 1 Indonesian policeman, wound 6

Three days of clashes between Indonesian police and gunmen near a U.S.-owned gold and copper mine in easternmost Papua province have killed one officer and wounded six others. Papua police spokesman Ahmad Mustofa Kamal said the latest attack happened Monday morning and injured four officers from Brimob, a paramilitary police force.

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H.S. football player dies during game

A high school football player is dead after collapsing on the field during a game Friday at Moon Valley High School in north Phoenix. Carlos Sanchez collapsed during a game against Glendale Cactus and was immediately taken to the hospital where he was reportedly in critical condition.

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Phoenix Fire Department: House 'a total loss' after fire

A house fire burned down a single family residence in south central Phoenix on Sunday, the Phoenix Fire Department said. Phoenix Fire Department: House 'a total loss' after fire A house fire burned down a single family residence in south central Phoenix on Sunday, the Phoenix Fire Department said.

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Teen arrested after shooting woman in car in PHX

A 17-year-old was taken into custody after shooting into a vehicle, seriously injuring a 19-year-old woman. Phoenix police say officers were called to the area of 17th and Peoria avenues around 11:45 p.m. Saturday in response to a shooting.

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Arizona lawmakers tied to district, charter schools bring home few A's

Sen. Sylvia Allen was called out last week when a school she helped found earned an F, but six other lawmakers also have roles in Arizona schools. Arizona lawmakers tied to district, charter schools bring home few A's Sen. Sylvia Allen was called out last week when a school she helped found earned an F, but six other lawmakers also have roles in Arizona schools.

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VIDEO: Suspects break wall to enter PHX store

Officials are looking for the suspects who entered a cell phone store in Phoenix by breaking through the drywall next to a vacant business.

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Families seek answers, share information at Missing in Arizona Day

The families and loved ones of missing and unidentified people attended the third annual Missing in Arizona Day, searching for answers. Families seek answers, share information at Missing in Arizona Day The families and loved ones of missing and unidentified people attended the third annual Missing in Arizona Day, searching for answers.

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Man found dead after shooting in north Phoenix

One person was found dead after a shooting that took place inside a near Seventh and East Dunlap avenues in Phoenix on Oct. 21, 2017, police said. Man found dead after shooting in north Phoenix One person was found dead after a shooting that took place inside a near Seventh and East Dunlap avenues in Phoenix on Oct. 21, 2017, police said.

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Tax reform should start with making credit unions pay fair share

Tax reform is all the talk in Washington these days, and President Trump has stressed that one of his main goals in tax reform is to make taxes fairer by leveling the playing field for all businesses.

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