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Maybe it’s the relaxed attitude or the wide-open spaces. Whatever the cause, Westerners are the most likely people in the country to enjoy their neighbors (72 percent in the West, compared to 67 percent nationally) — despite being the worst about knowing their names.
It’s the heart of a budding ecosystem of innovation, air travel, higher education and well-paying jobs.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — David Hall was afraid of his own son. They were getting into violent, physical fights requiring police intervention. Fearing the teen would end up in juvenile detention, Hall had his son hauled away in handcuffs and shackles to a southern New Mexico ranch for troubled youths.
Frustrated by the ease at which digital photos can be taken and doctored, some artists are kicking it old school: They've revived wet plate collodion photography, a medium invented and popular during the mid-1800s.
Shopping at Superstition Ranch Market, unlike the name itself, isn’t based on anything supernatural.
Diana Taurasi became an Internet sensation when the Phoenix star gave Seimone Augustus of Minnesota a peck on the cheek after the players were called for double personal fouls in Minnesota's 85-62 rout of the Mercury on Thursday night in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals.
Valley TV sloganeers are not what they used to be.
NINE MILE, Jamaica — Napa and Sonoma have their wine tours, and travelers flock to Scotland to sample the fine single malt whiskies. But in Jamaica, farmers are offering a different kind of trip for a different type of connoisseur.
To ring in Mexican Independence Day, El Palacio is hosting a street festival. Along with the tacos, beer and margaritas, the event will also have live entertainment, a kid zone with piñatas and a raffle to win a trip for two to Ensenada. Each $5 admission ticket receives one raffle ticket; additional tickets will be available for $5 each or two for $8 the day of the event. Enter the taco eating contest or the mustache contest for free admission and a chance to win $100 cash.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The distinct regional tastes of New Mexico have become a huge draw for foodies, thanks to the cultural fusion of Anglo, Native, Mexican and Spanish cuisines.
President Obama’s decision to defer to Congress the decision about whether to slap around Syria was a pure political masterstroke.
La Ristra, a new restaurant with Spanish flare, has opened in Gilbert.
Do you want to be the next Robin Hood or Katniss Everdeen? OK, OK, one step at a time: Start with the basics at the nighttime Archery 101 class at Usery Mountain Regional Park.
Put on a smile. You know, that facial expression in which the eyes brighten and the corners of the mouth curve upward. Why? WinCo Foods is spreading its money-saving grocery stores across the Phoenix metropolis. WinCo expects to double in size every five to seven years and also plans an expansion soon into the Tucson market.
With much at stake for Arizona, a group of very different interests recently gathered to best determine how to provide certainty for our energy future while balancing the environmental impacts on national parks in the Southwest — in particular the Grand Canyon.
SUN VALLEY, Idaho — Stuffed morel mushrooms and braised free-range chicken with fennel puree and blackberry compote. Served on linen tablecloths with a carefully matched wine. Pineapple upside-down cake for dessert.
Climate change, and the consistently hotter and drier weather that comes with it, is largely the cause of the recent “sharp increase” in the number and intensity of wildfires, NASA officials said Friday.
On and off screen, it's been a bruising summer for Hollywood.
Passing an immigration reform plan that provides for a pathway to citizenship could create up to 123,680 jobs and boost the gross domestic product by $10.32 billion by 2014, according to a new study.
PHOENIX — Despite limited success last time, Gov. Jan Brewer is again building up a war chest to try to influence federal elections in Arizona — and elsewhere.
Negotiators for striking transit bus drivers in eastern Phoenix suburbs and the national bus company they work for were negotiating Friday as a work stoppage affecting tens of thousands of riders entered its second day.
Tens of thousands of bus riders in Phoenix's sprawling eastern suburbs were left without rides to work Thursday after drivers went on strike in a dispute with the company that just took over operations for the area's regional transit system.
Looking for a new pet but no time for daily walks? Have allergies to fur or feathers? How about a desert tortoise?
Toni Collette is not exactly a disinterested party. She does, after all, star in "The Way, Way Back."
As part of a west-coast tour, Fresh & Easy will bring a street fair and food truck to two East Valley cities.