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Lots of rehearsing, lots more fundraising, lands Nogales band in Washington

WASHINGTON - They traveled 2,000 miles so they could march 13 blocks down Constitution Avenue here, but students in the Pride of Nogales - the Nogales High School’s marching band, color guard and dance team – said it was worth it.


Honoring the other vets: State group chafes at Confederate flag ban

WASHINGTON - On Memorial Day, some Americans will head to local cemeteries to decorate the graves of fallen soldiers - in some cases, the graves of those who fought for the other side.


VA officials respond to outcry over secretary’s ‘Disneyland’ comments

WASHINGTON - Department of Veterans' Affairs officials apologized this week for comments by Secretary Robert McDonald that compared VA health care wait times with wait times at Disneyland - but they didn't back down from the statement.


Scottsdale middle schooler advances to National Spelling Bee finals

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. - A Scottsdale seventh-grader survived the preliminary rounds of the Scripps National Spelling Bee on Wednesday to advance to Thursday's national final round, one of just 45 students to do so.


In Schweikert’s Capitol Hill office, it’s a dog-meet-dog world

WASHINGTON - President Harry Truman reportedly said that, "If you want a friend in Washington, get a dog." So Rep. David Schweikert, R-Fountain Hills, and his staff have at least two friends on most days in Washington.


Elderly Arizonans face familiar voting barriers

PHOENIX - Loretta O’Malley has been voting since she was 21-years-old. Even in Okinawa, Japan in the 1950s, she cast her ballot while serving in the U.S. military.


Report: Child care costs rival in-state college tuition in Arizona

WASHINGTON - Infant child care in Arizona costs an average of $9,437 a year, rivaling in-state college tuition and putting care out of reach for many families, according to a recent Economic Policy Institute report.


Ballot harvesting law could impact Latinos and seniors in general election

Arizona’s new law that criminalizes the collection of voters’ early ballots by volunteers could impact the ability of the elderly and Latinos to cast their votes, according to local voter outreach groups.

Jose Barboza, a volunteer for Promise Arizona, works to get people registered to vote.

What price a miracle? Limited access to hepatitis-C drug sparks debate

WASHINGTON - Jose Robles is the picture of health. And because of that, he has to remain sick, even though new drugs would likely cure him of the disease he's had since birth.


Punjab to Peoria: Arizona had most Indian deportation cases in 2015

WASHINGTON - They come across the Arizona border in search of a better life, hundreds of them every year, leaving behind a native country where they no longer feel safe. India.