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Report: Arizona falls in lowest category for highway safety policies

WASHINGTON - Arizona's driving policies make it one of the most dangerous states in the nation for drivers and their passengers, according to a report released Thursday.


Hundreds of Arizona veterans and volunteers gather at Stand Down

Stand Down serves as a hub to assist veterans with finding government benefits and other aid such as free haircuts and clothing.


Sexual assault task force sets out to clear backlog of untested kits

Thousands of sexual assualt kits sit untested in Maricopa County. Cronkite News examines the goals and commitments of the task force Gov. Doug Ducey has established to address the issue.


Appeals court upholds state limits on judicial candidate campaigning

WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court Wednesday upheld Arizona’s prohibitions on campaigning and fundraising by judicial candidates, saying the rules are necessary to protect "the public's confidence that judges base rulings on law, and not on party politics."


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.


Dangerous pneumonia strain infects Arizona desert bighorn sheep population

KINGMAN — A dangerous strain of pneumonia that recently killed off significant portions of the bighorn sheep population in California and Nevada has made its way to Arizona, according to Arizona Game and Fish Department officials.

Big Horn Sheep Photo

Teen who posed in racial photo apologizes at rally

AWHATUKEE — A protest was held Monday at Desert Vista high school over a racist photo that's gone viral.


U.S. Surgeon General visits Phoenix for Affordable Care Act

A total of 190,000 people in Phoenix alone are eligible for health care coverage through exchanges but still don’t have insurance.

Health care

Arizonans brave D.C. blizzard to join thousands in annual March for Life

WASHINGTON - Arizonans joined thousands at the annual March for Life here Friday, delivering an upbeat pro-life message on a bitterly cold and snowy Friday in the nation's capital.


How well do you know Arizona’s wacky bills being proposed?

Arizona's state senators and representatives have been introduced hundreds of new bills and dropped them in the hopper. Most won't become law, or even make it past committees. We couldn't help but notice a few eyebrow-raising submissions. Test your knowledge of some these young and wacky bills before they disappear (or end up on your calendar).

The Arizona legislature has dropped hundreds of bills into the hopper already--testy our knowledge of some of the weirder ones. (Cronkite News file photo)

Valley church replaces ‘Black Lives Matter’ banner

The Valley Unitarian Universalist Congregation church is raising a third banner supporting the Black Lives Matter movement, after the previous two were stolen or vandalized.


Google takes Horizon Community Learning Center across the world

Faith Manegold, a ninth-grader at Horizon Community Learning Center, walks around a cathedral in Verona, Italy. She examines the details of the structure and imagines the scenes of Romeo and Juliet that she is learning in class. However, she hasn’t stepped foot outside of her school’s multipurpose room in Phoenix.

Classroom photo