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Arizonans join throngs in, around White House for start of pope’s visit

WASHINGTON - She was looking at a pope and a president Wednesday, but Tucson resident Margarita Bernal said she could just as easily have been watching a "rock star" at the White House.


Heart Association: Set example, schedule, limit screen time to make kids move

The American Heart Association held a Twitter discussion Wednesday to provide tips on how to be more physically active. Explore the back and forth.


Senators, whistleblowers demand action to stop VA retaliation

WASHINGTON - Brandon Coleman was an addiction therapist at the Phoenix VA hospital in December when he raised concerns about the care of suicidal veterans, who he said were often allowed to walk away from the facility.


Church, state meet when pope addresses Congress, to dismay of some

WASHINGTON - Gilbert resident Simon Spanton doesn't have anything against Pope Francis. It's the combination of Pope Francis and Congress he has a problem with.


Future of Transportation forum explore solutions to Phoenix traffic congestion

The Beyond Traffic Forum in Phoenix talked about ways to relieve congestion on the roads -- and how to pay for it.


Northern and central Arizona bracing for heavy rainfall

The monsoon season is nearly over, but a big storm headed through Arizona, could dump as many as 2 inches of rain.


Arizona lawmakers see mixed demand for tickets to watch pope’s speech

WASHINGTON - When Pope Francis gives a historic address to Congress next week, up to 50,000 people could be standing in a ticketed area of the West Front of the Capitol to watch the speech on large TV screens.


Gosar to skip Pope Francis’ address, to protest likely policy positions

WASHINGTON - When Pope Francis delivers a history-making address to a joint session of Congress next week, Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Prescott, won't be there.


Lawmakers, tribal officials blast EPA for Animas River spill response

WASHINGTON - Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye on Wednesday blasted the Environmental Protection Agency's handling of a toxic spill in the Animas River, saying the agency's response left his tribe feeling abandoned, uncertain and hopeless.


Work by Arizona women earns White House nod as ‘champions of change’

WASHINGTON - When she moved from Mexico to the U.S. at age 11, Diali Avila could not know that it was the first step toward a trip to the White House.


New ‘Chip-and-PIN’ credit cards to change way consumers pay, businesses operate

When Carson Greene saw purchases show up on his credit card bill from California – places he had not visited – he became suspicious.


Arizonans get creative with rebranding campaign

Arizona is known as the Grand Canyon State, but could the state be getting another slogan? A new re-branding campaign is looking to clean up and create a more positive image for the state.

Sandra Watson