The Valley’s high temperatures bring a drop in tourism — but they also bring lower prices which attract certain groups. Many religious, social and sport groups take advantage of lower rates that are written in Phoenix law.
Opera is grand, beautiful and, of course, dramatic — and so are the costumes that help tell classic stories. For Arizona Opera costume designer Kathleen Trott, it’s a creative endeavor.

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Talking Stick Resort has been closed for a week now, following last weekend’s flooding and evacuation. The hotel and casino was scheduled to reopen Sunday, but employees need more time to repair damage caused by heavy rains.
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The sales and marketing director of Backpage.com has pleaded guilty to conspiring to facilitate prostitution.
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Health officials say an out-of-state visitor may have exposed an untold number of people in Northern Arizona to measles. No new cases have been reported, but that could change.
The state's largest electric company hopes to block a public vote on a renewable energy initiative by charging that initiative organizers purposely submitted signatures that were invalid.
A growing number of Arizona parents and teens are walking away from football and other sports. Nearly eight in 10 teens who have had concussions admit they’re afraid of the long-term impact of suffering hits to the head.

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On a national day of mourning in Italy, questions remain about how a highway bridge gave way, killing dozens.
A report by a law firm found sexual abuse by seven former faculty members against 16 of its former students — going back as far as 1969 and lasting until 1992.
In a new study, researchers found that doctors are better at explaining the benefits of a common cancer screening that its potential downsides. But overtesting comes with risks and costs of its own.
Trump's Supreme Court pick wanted prosecutors to ask President Clinton explicit questions and wrote the section of the Independent Counsel's report to Congress making the case for impeachment.
President Trump tries to put ex-CIA Director John Brennan in his place by revoking his security clearance. But the further Trump tries to push the revocation gambit, the riskier it gets.