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DPS data show texting leads to tickets, but lawmaker wants ban

When state Sen. Steve Farley, D-Tucson, offered the latest bill this year attempting to ban texting while driving in Arizona, he faced strong opposition from Senate President Andy Biggs that helped derail the measure.

Supreme Court grapples with same-sex marriage, as hundreds rally

WASHINGTON – Justices peppered both sides with questions Tuesday as the Supreme Court grappled with a case that could legalize same-sex marriage in every state, two years after overturning a federal ban on such unions.

Environmental impact statement clears way for forest thinning

Approval of an environmental impact statement clearing the way for thinning 600,000 acres of Arizona forest is an important step toward reducing the threat of catastrophic wildfires, U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick said.

Recovering heroin addict: ‘I’m not ashamed anymore’



Dara Lawson, a 21-year-old recovering heroin addict, talks to Cronkite News about her appearance on the statewide broadcast of “Hooked” and how it helped her to stay sober. Lawson, who said she has been off heroin for nearly four years, has a son and is pregnant with her second child. Her husband also is a recovering heroin addict.