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NASA rocket that blew up after East Coast launch had Chandler ties

The rocket that exploded shortly after liftoff from Virginia's coast on a resupply mission to the International Space Station was partly designed and built at Orbital Sciences Corp.'s facility in Chandler. No one was hurt in the explosion of the unmanned NASA rocket, but now the search for causes begins. Watch video

Energy Expo hopes to get students charged up about utility jobs

Over the next several years the utility industry is expected to lose about 40 percent of its workers to retirement, but the energy expo at the Arizona Science Center hopes to attract a new pool of workers by exposing high school students to the industry. Watch video

High school football player perseveres despite two knee injuries

Skyline High School quarterback Jake Roberts had to spend a lot of time off the field recovering from knee injuries that sidelined him in two successive years. But Roberts' determination to lead the Coyotes in his senior year, and inspiration from teammates, helped get him back on the field. Watch video

Gay marriage, now legal in Arizona, not recognized by Navajo Nation

The Diné Marriage Act, passed in 2005 by the Navajo Nation Council, defines marriage as between a man and a woman. But advocates say they hope tribal leaders will change their stance now that same-sex marriage is legal in Arizona, New Mexico and many other states.

Lawmaker wants to end caps on earnings for vets on disability

Current federal law limits the amount of outside income that veterans can earn if they are receiving disability benefits. Rep. Steve Smith plans to propose a bill lifting the "ridiculous" limits, to help veterans who are struggling to make ends meet. Watch video

Officials responding to high E. coli levels in scenic Greenlee County river

In many ways, the San Francisco River is the lifeblood of remote Greenlee County. In addition to providing drinking water, it's a source of outdoor recreation for residents and visitors. Watch video

Arizonans’ federal taxes back to pre-recession level, still under national average

Arizona taxpayers have seen their tax payments rise by nearly $1,000 per person since 2010. That's a sign of an improving economy, to some experts, but they also note that growth on the state and national level does little more than bring taxes back up to pre-recession levels. Watch video

Superintendent candidates divide on Common Core, funding sources

The candidates for Arizona superintendent of public instruction come to the election from different backgrounds, and it shows in their opposing views on issues such as Common Core standards and school funding. Watch video

Campaign signs popping up in Valley are offensive, may be illegal

With a week to go before Election Day, some Phoenix residents say they are offended by gubernatorial campaign signs that have started showing up. The signs are not only off-color, they may be illegal, as they do not identify who's behind them. Watch video

Giffords tells those at domestic violence conference they can bring change

Former Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords brought her gun-safety message to the Faces of Domestic Violence conference in Phoenix, where women from around the state met to discuss domestic violence and share their stories. Giffords said gun violence is a domestic violence issue. Watch video

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