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Cronkite News: Underwater hockey takes root in desert
The coed sport is played with teams of six in a 25-yard pool. The game is similar to ice hockey, in which teams push, pass and move around a puck toward the opposing team’s goal on the opposite end of the playing area.
July 17, 2015
Drone Technology Not An Alternative For Police Department Sky Patrols
Recently the City of Mesa Police Department purchased a new helicopter for more than $3 million to replace an aging helicopter that was damaged after crash landing in Gilbert last year.
July 17, 2015
High School Graduation Rates Not Only Vary By State, But By District
The federal government requires school districts across the country to use a uniform calculation to determine graduation rates. But until now, that data had generally been reported on a state-by-state basis.
July 17, 2015
Couple Uses Coffee And Hospitality To Raise Funds For Adoption
Having a baby is expensive, with hospital costs alone usually in the high thousands for a childbirth without complications. But you may not realize that a private adoption is often twice, sometimes even three or four times, as expensive.
July 17, 2015
In A Place: Former Post Office In Downtown Phoenix
When you think about the Valley, is there a specific place you think of? A place that exemplifies your image of our desert home?
July 17, 2015
Arizona Softball Team To Participate In Special Olympics World Games
The Special Olympics World Games kick off next weekend in LA and one of the teams taking part in the softball tournament is from Arizona.
July 17, 2015
Chandler Unified School District Students Head Back To School Monday
For most schools in the Valley, there are still a few more weeks left of summer vacation. That’s not the case for the Chandler Unified School District.
July 17, 2015
Crowdfunding Trends Make Raising Money For Grassroots Efforts A Lot Easier
Raising a lot of money — like tens of thousands of dollars — used to have to be done by going to a bank or having a wealthy relative.
July 17, 2015
National Ice Cream Day A Tradition Since 1984
This Sunday may well be the tastiest holiday you didn’t know existed — it’s National Ice Cream Day.
July 17, 2015
Did You Know: Thunderbird School In Glendale Was WWII Training Base
It is one of the most recognized business schools in the world — and it’s right here in the Valley. But Thunderbird School of Global Management at Arizona State University had a different purpose during World War II.
July 17, 2015
Should High Temperatures Restrict Valley Hiking Privileges?
So far this year, 149 people have been rescued during mountain hikes by Phoenix Fire officials.
July 17, 2015
Department Of Justice Signs Settlement With Arpaio Over Civil Rights Abuses
The Department of Justice has confirmed it plans to settle with the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) over allegations of civil rights abuses.
July 17, 2015
Airplane Flying Out Of Sky Harbor Hit With Handheld Laser
An airplane departing Sky Harbor Airport Wednesday night was blinded by a handheld laser device that was pointed at the cockpit. That plane was one of 35 across the country that was struck by a laser that night.
July 17, 2015
Maricopa County Confirms 2 More West Nile Deaths
The Maricopa County Public Health Department has confirmed two more deaths in relation to West Nile Virus. This brings the total to three deaths this season.
July 17, 2015
650-Acre Fire In Tonto National Forest Under Control
Firefighters on the Tonto National Forest are battling a wildfire that was spotted Thursday afternoon in the Cave Creek Ranger District.
July 17, 2015
ADOT: Arizonas New Process For Drivers Licenses Helping Catch Criminals
The Arizona Department of Transportation said the facial recognition technology used in Arizona’s new driver’s licenses is weeding out criminals trying to commit identity theft and fraud.
July 17, 2015
Rain Possible In Metro Phoenix This Weekend
Scattered showers will be moving into the Phoenix area and higher terrain of central Arizona this weekend. One to two inches of rain is possible.
July 17, 2015
Arizona Expanding Its Prison System
As President Barack Obama calls for federal criminal justice reform, Arizona is growing its prison system. The state is planning to increase the capacity by expanding to accommodate new inmates.
July 17, 2015
Verdict Expected Today In Trial Of 11 Missing Juarez Women
A three-judge panel in the Mexican border city of Juárez is expected to announce a verdict today in a high-profile trial that centers on the disappearances and deaths of 11 young women.
July 17, 2015
Dinner Lab Brings Unique Dining To Phoenix, With A Hint Of Mystery
Are you tired of going to the usual places for dinner with the same old uninspired menus? Well, there’s a hot new restaurant in town — but it only exists for a few hours once a month.
July 16, 2015

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