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A Sure Thing wins 2nd Place for Best Sports Story in this year's ANA/APME Better Newspapers Contest. Full story here.

 
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Published by PHOENIX, February, 2016  
Located just 55 miles west of Phoenix, the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station has never incurred the slightest damage from earthquakes. After last November's rumblings, can we still rest easy?  

 
Published by PHOENIX, February, 2016  
He built an Arizona movie theater empire before Harkins, and brought organized baseball to Phoenix before Colangelo. So how come nobody knows Harry Nace?  

 
Published by PHOENIX, January, 2016  
With Tempe's Vemma under attack by the FTC, founder BK Boreyko's notorious young sales crew is rapidly jumping ship. Could that, in the end, be what saves the embattled captain of network marketing?  

 
Published by PHOENIX, December, 2015  
A recall effort seeking to oust school superintendent Diane Douglas has Douglas doubling down on her efforts to repeal Common Core standards. Can she suspend the standards before voters suspend her?  

 
Published by PHOENIX, December, 2015  
America's first openly gay big-city mayor comes home to helm an elite business network.  

 
Published by PHOENIX, December, 2015  
Mad or nomad, homeless or just hoboing, scores of unrooted transients migrate between our north and south climates annually, following or fleeing the sun as the seasons change. Are Arizona’s "homeless snowbirds" living the couch surfer's dream, or riding a wave of neglect?  

 
Published by PHOENIX, August, 2015  
Alcohol in a Kool-Aid-like packet? The Scottsdale-based inventor of Palcohol says he's got the powder. But does he?  

 
Published by PHOENIX, August, 2015  
Bill Johnson's Big Apple might have looked redneck, but the iconic Western "Let's Eat"-ery was actually a welcoming haven for all colors in Phoenix's segregated '60s.  

 

     
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    Risky Business  
    Medical marijuana's secret benefactors include some of the Valley's most prominent business people - and some are no longer worried about remaining secret.  
   
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  Virtual Players  
  Professional video gamers battle for major league legitimacy.  
   
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  The Wallace Effect  
  The late Bill Thompson's twisted humor pioneered today's more edgy kiddie fare. Could there ever be another Wallace and Ladmo Show?  
     
 
     
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    West of Westboro  
    Some of the Valley's most ardent Fed-fearing, LGBT-demonizing citizens find a mouthpiece in a headline-grabbing East Valley preacher. Could Steven Anderson just be getting started?  
   
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  Flying the Coop  
  In today's hip urban backyard, chickens are the life of the party. Except for those being raised for, ahem, dinner.  
   
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  Troubled Bubble  
  Twenty years after the first Biosphere mission, Arizona's multi-million dollar science project is finally getting some respect  
           
     
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    For Profit: Another Kind of Green  
    Alt energy innovations born in the Arizona boonies are going global. Get ready for the Revenge of the Hicks.  
   
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  Expanding Hope  
  At the new Phoenix Children's Hospital, an expanded staff of top-ranked doctors are transforming pediatric care, one child at a time  
   
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  Arizona Pickers  
  Antique hunting is suddenly cool, and it's putting at least one dusty Arizona diner on the map  
           

 

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