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Are Processed Foods A Cause Of Obesity?
How often are you tempted to eat something that may not be very good for you? Many scientists, doctors and journalists have blamed process foods for the obesity epidemic in the U.S.  The current issue of The Atlantic explores whether ignoring Americans' taste for so-called junk food instead of fruits and vegetables is exacerbating food-related health problems.
Sept. 20, 2013
Dust Storm Season Also Means Noisy Cell Phones
It’s July, and that means the summer monsoon season is upon us. Dust storms of Biblical proportions may assault Phoenix the same way they always have, but what’s new is the way we hear about them. For some of us, those automatic smartphone warnings are getting downright annoying.
Sept. 20, 2013
Grand Canyon Guide Struck By Lightning
Park rangers at the Grand Canyon are warning visitors to be on the alert for thunderstorms after a river guide was struck by lightning. Spokeswoman Kirby-Lynn Shedlowski, says the guide had to be airlifted out of the canyon Sunday night.
Sept. 20, 2013
Thunderbird Graduate School Of International Management Beginning For-Profit Partnership
Another longtime Valley institution of higher learning, the Thunderbird Graduate School of International Management, is also going to undergo dramatic changes. Earlier this month, the Glendale-based school announced a partnership with for-profit Laureate Education Inc.
Sept. 20, 2013
High Schooler Creates Historic Playing Cards
Do you remember what kinds of activities you did in high school? We would be willing to bet they were not anything like what Alexandra Melikian has been doing. An example of some of the historic playing cards Alexandra created.
Sept. 20, 2013
Amazon To Hire Hundreds Of Workers In Phoenix Area
Online retailer Amazon is hiring a few hundred people for its operations in the Phoenix area. It is part of Amazon’s effort to create 5,000 new positions nationwide. Officials with Amazon say the new hires are needed to meet increasing customer demand.
Sept. 20, 2013
Investigation Continues In Bus Driver?s Responsibility For Rescue Efforts
The Mohave County Sheriff's Office says it'll take several more days to decide whether a tour bus driver will be charged for trying to cross a flooded wash, Sunday, near Dolan Springs. Spokeswoman Trish Carter says the driver may be responsible for rescue efforts if it's found he ignored barriers or warning signs to cross the flooded area, but that it'll be up to the county attorney's office in the end.
Sept. 20, 2013
Red Cross Opens Shelter After Supai Village Evacuation
The Red Cross has opened a shelter in Peach Springs to help dozens of Havasupai men, women and children who had to be evacuated from Supai Village at the bottom of the Grand Canyon.  Flooding there knocked out their fresh drinking water and ruptured a sewage leak.
Sept. 20, 2013
Valley School District To Expect 500 New Students
School starts this week for several Valley districts.The Phoenix Union High School District is looking at a spike in enrollment this year with as many as 500 new students. While some students may end up as no-shows once school starts, the influx may signal overcrowding.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona State University Students May Live In Four-Star Hotel
More than 80 students may have to call a four-star hotel their “home” when classes start at Arizona State University’s Downtown Phoenix Campus August 22. For the first time, Taylor Place, the only dorm on campus, is overcrowded.
Sept. 20, 2013
Staff Changes And The Future Of Arizona Theatre Company
A few weeks ago, we talked with the longtime artistic director of Arizona Theatre Company, David Ira Goldstein, about his plans to retire from the company following two decades in charge. It was around that time The Arizona Republic reported the company was $1 million in the red.
Sept. 20, 2013
Summer Nights: Hiking A Phoenix Landmark
This time of year the desert heat can be deadly, so hikers wait until dark before turning on their LED headlamps at the foot of Phoenix’s Piestewa Peak. Blair Cook and his sons, Dalton and Keegan, set out to hike Piestewa Peak in Central Phoenix.
Sept. 20, 2013
Perseid Meteor Shower Will Light Up Arizona Sky
Arizonans can look upon a shooting star this weekend. The Perseid meteor shower happens every August, and at its peak it is quite radiant. Brian Skiff is a research scientist with the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona Officially Recognizes Miniature Horses As Service Animals
It will not be long before people in Arizona can officially use miniature horses as service animals. Starting next month, a new state law goes into effect that allows the small horses to help the blind and people in wheelchairs the same way a dog would.
Sept. 20, 2013
U.S. Requests Rearrest Of Mexican Drug Lord
The United States has formally requested the rearrest of Mexican drug lord Raphael Caro Quintero.  He was unexpectedly freed from a Mexican prison last week. He had served 28 years for the 1985 kidnapping, torture and murder of Drug Enforcement Administration agent Enrique Camarena.
Sept. 20, 2013
The Future For Agricultural Water Use And Water Delivery In Arizona
Live in the Southwest for any amount of time, and you get used to very dry conditions, but the past dozen years have approached historic levels of drought. That has led the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation to reduce the water released from Colorado River system reservoirs.
Sept. 20, 2013
Gosar And Kirkpatrick Discuss The Future Of Superiors Copper Industry
Two members of Arizona’s Congressional delegation will be in Superior Tuesday night to discuss the future of the region’s copper industry. Republican Paul Gosar and Democrat Ann Kirkpatrick are pushing legislation to revive the Superior Mine project.
Sept. 20, 2013
Summer Nights: Golfing In The Dark
Our "Summer Nights" series continues on a golf course. Most golfers get up early this time of year to get a head start on the summer heat, but for some, golfing is most fun at night. Glowing golf balls help golfers see at night and make it a colorful experience.
Sept. 20, 2013
Yuma Charter High School Continues To Seek Community Support
Most of the Valley’s schools are now in session, but the planned opening of a charter high school in Yuma is on hold. The Yuma Sun said the Arizona Foundation for Social Justice is trying to secure the level of backing it believes is necessary to commit itself to the $8 million loan the group would use to build the school.
Sept. 20, 2013
Waring, DiCiccio Re-Elected, Other Races Go To Run-Off
Four Phoenix City Council seats were up for a vote in Tuesday's election, and there will be a runoff election for two of the seats. Incumbents Jim Waring and Sal DiCiccio secured re-election in Districts 2 and 6.
Sept. 20, 2013

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