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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona commits $10 million to combat opioid epidemic | Arizona Central
Arizona Central | August 15, 2018
Insurer Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona is committing $10 million to an initiative called Mobilize AZ, to help fight opioid misuse.         
Soggy slaw with red liquid among this week's Phoenix-area restaurant violations | Arizona Central
Arizona Central | August 15, 2018
Seven restaurants from Phoenix, Mesa, Chandler, Scottsdale and Tempe are on this week's list of restaurants cited for four or more violations.         
What you need to know before investing in a fixed-indexed annuity | Arizona Central
Arizona Central | August 15, 2018
Experts warn consumers to carefully study contracts, to clearly understand not just the upside, but the fees, potential penalties and other hazards.         
More monsoon storms moving into Phoenix area | Arizona Central
Arizona Central | August 15, 2018
The storm system was moving toward the Valley from the northeast early Tuesday evening and prompted officials to issue weather advisories.         
Fixed-indexed annuities draw billions from retirees, criticism of returns | Arizona Central
Arizona Central | August 15, 2018
With ads promising secure, double-digit returns, the investment product is popular with retirees. But some say they saw far less than advertised.         
Inside the fortress: Apple's 1.3 million-square-foot Mesa data center | Arizona Central
Arizona Central | August 15, 2018
The Arizona Republic took a rare tour inside Apple's 1.3 million-square-foot data center on the corner of Signal Butte and Elliot roads.         
Mesa Arts Center to display works by veterans, military personnel | East Valley Tribune
East Valley Tribune | August 14, 2018
The Mesa Arts Center will host a free exhibition of artwork by veterans and active-duty service members on May 4 and 5 from 5-7 p.m.
Mesa mulls sales tax boost for safety | East Valley Tribune
East Valley Tribune | August 14, 2018
Mesa is considering a sales tax increase to hire additional officers, firefighters and civilian support staff.
Mesa Community College now home to state's first accredited arboretum | East Valley Tribune
East Valley Tribune | August 14, 2018
Mesa Community College marked Arbor Day last Friday by planting a salvaged mature native tree in what is now the state’s first arboretum accredited by the global ArbNet Arboretum Accreditation Program.
Group salutes music programs in  Mesa schools, Campo Verde High | East Valley Tribune
East Valley Tribune | August 14, 2018
The National Association of Music Merchants Foundation last week said Mesa Public Schools and Campo Verde High School in Gilbert are among the best schools for music education in the nation.
Realistic dinosaur replica will start hanging out in Mesa | East Valley Tribune
East Valley Tribune | August 14, 2018
You won’t find a fly on the wall outside the Arizona Natural History Museum. Instead, you’ll find a dinosaur.
Arizona monsoon: Why so many storms this August? | Arizona Central
Arizona Central | August 14, 2018
The Phoenix area has been hit by storms for five of the past six days. What's behind all the stormy weather?         
DPS searching for man who ran off during Mesa traffic stop | Arizona Central
Arizona Central | August 14, 2018
Police were searching for the man near the U.S. 60 and Higley Road Tuesday afternoon after they fled the area during a traffic stop.         
Gilbert family welcome 'miracle' 12 years after dad survived Convention Center collapse | Arizona Central
Arizona Central | August 14, 2018
Casey Johansen and his family welcomed a new life near the 12th anniversary of the Phoenix Convention Center collapse.         
Latest monsoon storm brought high winds, heavy rainfall to the Valley | Arizona Central
Arizona Central | August 13, 2018
Gusts of wind ranging between 40-50 mph blew through most of the Valley and parts saw up to 2 inches of percipitation.         
Lawyer accused of misconduct for releasing Mesa police video of officer beating man | Arizona Central
Arizona Central | August 13, 2018
A Maricopa County prosecutor accuses a lawyer of misconduct for releasing police video showing officers beating and later mocking a man.         
ASU to offer graduate degree in World War II studies, other new programs | Arizona Central
Arizona Central | August 13, 2018
Arizona State University launched a new graduate degree in World War II studies, one of many new degrees offered by the state's three universities.         
Rain comes down during monsoon storm in Phoenix | Arizona Central
Arizona Central | August 13, 2018
Rain near Shea Boulevard and 40th Street in Phoenix, Aug. 12, 2018.         
Dust storm halts traffic on Loop 101 on August 12, 2018 | Arizona Central
Arizona Central | August 13, 2018
Dust storm halts southbound traffic on Loop 101 near E. Via Linda Sunday.         
Monsoon storm hits central Phoenix, Aug. 12, 2018 | Arizona Central
Arizona Central | August 13, 2018
Storm clouds in Phoenix near Shea Boulevard and 40th Street as another monsoon storm rolls into the Valley.         
Chambers of Commerce make endorsements in Mesa, Chandler | East Valley Tribune
East Valley Tribune | August 12, 2018
The Mesa Chamber of Commerce has issued its endorsements for the Aug. 28 primary, leaning largely to incumbents from local to statewide races.
24,000 without power in Bullhead City after Saturday evening storm | Arizona Central
Arizona Central | August 12, 2018
Many residents of the Mohave County city have been without power since 7:30 p.m. Saturday.         
Police: Man shot, killed after fight at Mesa apartment complex | Arizona Central
Arizona Central | August 12, 2018
The shooting happened near Sossaman Road and University Drive at about 4 a.m, according to police. The alleged shooter was in custody.         
Mesa girl wins handwriting contest | East Valley Tribune
East Valley Tribune | August 11, 2018
Emma Laird, a second-grade student at Pilgrim Lutheran School in Mesa, won $500 and the Nicholas Maxim Award for special needs students in the Zaner-Bloser National Handwriting Contest.
Vegas hotel/casino forces Mesa restaurant name change | East Valley Tribune
East Valley Tribune | August 11, 2018
A Northeast Mesa businessman was forced to change the name of his restaurant, Bellagio, to Milano’s Wood Fired Kitchen and Pizzeria after the Las Vegas hotel and casino of the same name sent a cease-and-desist order.
Two Tucson men sentenced for heroin trafficking | Arizona Central
Arizona Central | August 11, 2018
Juan Manuel Islas and Gilberto Saul Jaramillo were sentenced for roles in a drug and firearms trafficking ring, the Arizona attorney general said.         
Attacks against Arizona governor candidate David Garcia intensify as primary nears | Arizona Central
Arizona Central | August 11, 2018
With the primary election a few weeks away, Republicans and Democrats are stepping up attacks against David Garcia.         
Phoenix-area storm on Aug. 10, 2018 | Arizona Central
Arizona Central | August 11, 2018
Phoenix-area storm on Loop 101 on Aug. 10, 2018.         
Chandler man accused of trying to meet 14-year-old girl for sex | Arizona Central
Arizona Central | August 10, 2018
31-year-old Miles Valencia of Chandler was arrested Thursday on suspicion of driving to Pinal County with the intent to meet a 14-year-old girl for sex.         
How do we stop the attacks on police? And police from attacking us? | Arizona Central
Arizona Central | August 10, 2018
Society will break down unless we solve what's causing more attacks on police and more use of force.         
Here's what you need to know about the new look on azcentral.com | Arizona Central
Arizona Central | August 10, 2018
Beginning Aug. 1, azcentral.com will look a little different. Here's what you need to know.         
Latest monsoon storm soaks Tempe, dropping 3.6 inches of rain in about an hour | Arizona Central
Arizona Central | August 10, 2018
This week's monsoon activity in the Phoenix area has been particularly wet, and overnight, it was the East Valley's turn to get soaked.         
Monsoon storms move into Phoenix area for third straight day | Arizona Central
Arizona Central | August 10, 2018
A "significant weather" advisory was issued for Maricopa County as monsoon activity hit the Valley Thursday evening.         
AG: Employee charged with stealing $139,000 from school district | Arizona Central
Arizona Central | August 10, 2018
43-year-old Deborah Long is accused of taking more than $139,000 from the Western Arizona Vocational Education District.         
Thunderstorms, lightning move through north Valley on Aug. 8, 2018 | Arizona Central
Arizona Central | August 10, 2018
Arizona Department of Transportation's Mark Trennepohl gives us a peek at the weather in the north Valley on Aug. 9, 2018.         
Arizona State freshmen move in to Taylor Place | Arizona Central
Arizona Central | August 10, 2018
Downtown ASU freshmen begin moving into the Taylor Place dorms on Aug. 10, 2018. More than 1,000 students will be moving in before school starts.         
Medical Examiner: Verrado high school baseball player died of fentanyl overdose | Arizona Central
Arizona Central | August 09, 2018
Verrado High School baseball player Bryan McKinsey's medical report lists the cause of death as an accidental fentanyl intoxication         
Where, when, how to watch 2018 Perseid meteor shower over Arizona | Arizona Central
Arizona Central | August 09, 2018
The annual Perseid meteor shower peaks on Sunday night and Monday morning over Arizona. Here's what you need to know to watch the meteor shower.         
New York investor Blackstone snatches up $898 million in metro Phoenix real estate | Arizona Central
Arizona Central | August 09, 2018
New York-based Blackstone spent $311 on Valley apartments Monday, boosting it's investment in the area to more than $898 million since April.         
Phoenix police: 35-year-old man died while in custody | Arizona Central
Arizona Central | August 09, 2018
A suspect died while in the custody of the Phoenix police, Wednesday morning, officials said.         
Woman abandoned 3 children along SR 87, was found wandering nude next day, authorities say | Arizona Central
Arizona Central | August 09, 2018
A 27-year-old woman abandoned her three young children along State Route 87 Tuesday night, the Arizona Department of Public Safety reported.         
Supposed house-cleaning 'secret' was barking up the wrong tree | Arizona Central
Arizona Central | August 09, 2018
The headline caught my eye: “The Only Cleaning Trick You Need to Know if You Have Children.” I clicked on it. Because I know the real trick.         
Road closures, cleanup continue after strong monsoon storm pummels Phoenix area | Arizona Central
Arizona Central | August 09, 2018
Stretches of Scottsdale and Pima roads were closed Thursday morning due to fallen power lines.         
New facial recognition service helps find lost pets in Maricopa County | Arizona Central
Arizona Central | August 09, 2018
Shelters across the country are starting to use facial recognition software to reunite pets with families.         
How jobs, taxes and the economy could affect Arizona elections | Arizona Central
Arizona Central | August 09, 2018
In this episode of azcentral's election show, our political team examines how the economic climate could weigh on voters' minds during the elections.         
Video shows Sheriff's Office  deputy fatally shooting dog that attacked K9 | Arizona Central
Arizona Central | August 09, 2018
The body cam footage of a Maricopa County Sheriff's Office deputy shooting a dog that attacked a deputy K9 Saturday night in Youngtown.         
Body cam footage: Moments leading up to MCSO deputy shooting dog that attacked a K-9 | Arizona Central
Arizona Central | August 09, 2018
Body cam footage shows a Maricopa County Sheriff's Office deputy shooting a dog that attacked a K-9 in Youngtown.         
Monsoon storm Aug. 8 | Arizona Central
Arizona Central | August 09, 2018
Traffic lights are out in Tempe during a severe thunder storm in the area. Tempe police on scene now directing traffic, Aug. 8, 2018.         
Monsoon storm hits downtown Phoenix on Aug. 8 | Arizona Central
Arizona Central | August 09, 2018
A monsoon storm hit the Phoenix area on Aug. 8, 2018, bringing wind and rain with it.         
Monsoon storm brings wind, rain to central Phoenix | Arizona Central
Arizona Central | August 09, 2018
Central Phoenix near Indian School and 44th Street saw rain, lightning and wind as a storm hit the Valley on Aug. 8, 2018.