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Arizona delegation splits on party lines as House OKs abortion bills

WASHINGTON - A sharply divided House on Friday passed two strong anti-abortion bills that supporters said would help stop an American "genocide," but critics derided as a political "farce" to appeal to pro-life voters.


Constitution Day at the State Capitol

The 228th anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution celebrated at the Arizona State Capitol.


Adulthood for foster care teens delivers a new world with new woes

Just a few months after foster teen Jaquelyn Cedillo turned 18 and enrolled in the Department of Child Safety’s independent living program, she was sleeping in a park with a boyfriend, having already spent the monthly stipend the state gives her to live on her own.

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Republican debate: What do Arizonans want to hear?

A preview of the Republican debates and some of the hot topics -- including immigration -- that Arizonans want to hear about.


Genealogy library to find a new home

The Arizona Genealogy Library has been working for the last month and a half to find new homes for its documents.


Mayor: Flash flood ‘a horrific event that was totally out of our control’

COLORADO CITY – Authorities continued searching through mud and debris Tuesday for a 6-year-old boy missing after a flash flood that killed 12 in this community along the Arizona-Utah line.

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Vemma CEO confident after Tempe company’s court hearing on pyramid scheme allegations

NOTE: On Sept. 18, a federal judge barred Vemma Nutrition Co. from resuming most of its business activities. Click here for the follow-up story. BK Boreyko Tuesday said he felt confident in his team's work defending Vemma Nutrition Co. against federal regulators who accused them of running a pyramid scheme.

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Death toll rises as Colorado City, neighbor dig out from devastating flash flood

COLORADO CITY – As the death toll from a devastating flash flood rose to 12 on Tuesday, with one person still missing, leaders and residents of this community and neighboring Hildale, Utah, mourned the dead and looked toward repairing damage and clearing roads of mud and debris.

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Light-rail program aiding homeless youth expands into Mesa

With light rail expanding into central Mesa, Valley Metro has added emergency contact spots for Safe Place, a crisis hotline for teens, at each of the four new stations.


Survey finds gaps between police force makeup, communities’ diversity

As part of the recruitment team for the Phoenix Police Department, Lt. Anthony Lopez says diversity pays dividends beyond reflecting the community served.

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Arizona receives $3.6 million grant to combat drug overdoses

Arizona has received a $3.6 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to combat prescription drug addictions, part of a federal effort to give states money to prevent overdose deaths.

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DPS investigating Interstate 10 shootings

DPS is investigating several shootings that have knocked out car windows and windshields of cars driving along Interstate 10. (Video by Ivan Rodriguez/Cronkite News)

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