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A recent report about the future of a proposed Latino cultural center in Phoenix – estimated to cost $4 million –  found “a significant need” for the center, a place where local artists and the community will have a voice in arts that reflect their heritage.

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Allegations of sexual harassment at the Capitol were pushed into high gear last week as  House Speaker J.D. Mesnard announced he was launching “multiple investigations into reports of sexual harassment at the Legislature.’’

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A day after a teen suicide prevention conference at Desert Vista High School, another Tempe Union district student shot himself to death.

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Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton’s press secretary has criticized City Councilman Sal DiCiccio for demanding that three colleagues quit because they’re seeking another political office.

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The city is moving ahead with finding an independent third party to examine complaints about unusually high spikes in Ahwatukee water bills even though it has concluded its own system is not at fault.

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As the holiday season begins, so do the gift deliveries to home and office. One package familiar around the East Valley is the purple box filled with Fairytale Brownies, with chocolate chips, walnuts or cream cheese, among other varieties.

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Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport is working with a private Mexican developer to create a 360-acre mixed-use business park adjacent to the airport that could turn into a preeminent destination for American exporters by bringing Mexican customs officers to the East Valley.

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Anicka Martin had a rough October.

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Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport is working with a private Mexican developer to create a 360-acre mixed-use business park adjacent to the airport that could turn into a preeminent destination for American exporters by bringing Mexican customs officers to the East Valley.

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Construction of a high-rise office building near Chandler Fashion Center is finally underway on the site of Elevation Chandler – an unfinished development that became a controversial eyesore even before the Valley’s real estate market crashed in 2008.

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Following Mountain Pointe’s trouncing of the eighth-seeded Highland Hawks in the 6A quarterfinal at Karl Kiefer Stadium Friday night, coach Norris Vaughan spoke to his team with joy and high praise. Read more

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  • By Greg Macafee, AFN Sports Editor

As everyone expected, No. 1 Mountain Pointe High School breezed by No. 16 Cibola High Friday night to advance to the second round of the 6A state playoffs. Read more

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For the fourth straight year, the Desert Vista High School boys cross-country team was crowned as the Division I state champions, blowing away the competition with a team score of 34. Read more

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No. 1 Mountain Pointe flexed its muscle in Ahwatukee on Friday, rolling over the Cibola Raiders 65-0. Read more

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