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Flagstaff counselor honored at White House as counselor of the year

WASHINGTON - Flagstaff High School guidance counselor Katherine Pastor said it's enough to know her work helps make a difference in students' lives - but the hugs from Michelle Obama were probably nice to get, too.


Arpaio responds to Trump request, provides unwavering endorsement

One of the most controversial Arizona figures is teaming up with one of the most notorious U.S. politicians.


Local economist: Arizona may benefit from plummeting oil prices

U.S. oil prices dropped to $27 a barrel last week – the lowest point since September 2003.





Ducey plans to shame ‘deadbeat’ parents on social media

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey plans to shame parents who have not paid child support by posting their photos on social media. Ducey's plan faces opposition from Arizona state Rep. Eric Meyer.

Gov. Doug Ducey said he supports the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which would eliminate some trade barriers between countries over time. (Photo by Curtis Spicer/Cronkite News)


Mayors talk guns on campus, as Arizona regents vote against carry bills

WASHINGTON - When mayors of college towns gathered here Wednesday to discuss law enforcement challenges that come with having a campus in their cities, the University of Central Florida's police chief steered them toward several possible solutions.


Western mayors call for cooperation on water problems, solutions

WASHINGTON - Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton had a message for the group of Western mayors gathered in the nation's capital Wednesday to talk about water resources: It's time to work together.

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Report: Arizona fares poorly on health insurance for Hispanic kids

WASHINGTON - A new report says that Arizona had the 10th-highest percentage of uninsured Hispanic children in the nation in 2014 - the third-highest among states with the largest numbers of Hispanic children.


Obama’s deferred deportation policies to get Supreme Court review

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court said Tuesday it will hear an appeal of lower court decisions that blocked Obama administration deferred deportation policies that were challenged by 26 states, including Arizona.