Donkeys? Elephants? Nah. This campaign pits dogs and hedgehogs

WASHINGTON - It's a classic Washington rags-to-riches story. Born in tough conditions, he made his way to Capitol Hill, where he's now running in an election against tough odds. But this is not a typical politician.

Diaper Bank organizes diaper drive for Texas, Florida hurricane victims

TEMPE – The volunteers stood in the shade of a bank parking lot, carrying water bottles, waiting for people to send relief to hurricane victims in Florida and Texas.

Diaper donations

Study: Young people risk health, career with tattoos

PHOENIX – A national study warns that youths, some as young as 8 years old, are getting tattoos and body piercings that risk their health.

High Noon Tattoo photo

Sky Harbor satisfaction rankings jump, officials credit emphasis on customers

PHOENIX – Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport has spent hundreds of millions of dollars making improvements to the airport in the past few years.

The Phoenix Sky Train

Emergency response training teaches safety during fires, floods

PHOENIX — In the past month, Arizonans have watched hurricanes and earthquakes devastate communities around the world. Now, some citizens are preparing for a disaster closer to home.

Colored triage tag

Number of firearm background checks declines in Trump era

PHOENIX — In August 2017, Arizona saw a 12 percent decrease in gun background checks compared to August 2016. Background checks have continued to decrease since President Donald Trump has taken office.

Rio Salado Sportsman's Club shooting range

Gilbert deli creates jobs for adults with autism, developmental disabilities

GILBERT – The co-owner of a Gilbert deli shop said he doesn’t base his success on the number of customers who walk through his doors – he’s more interested in the number of jobs he can provide.

Deli cashier

GOP leaders drop health care bill after McCain, others state opposition

WASHINGTON - Senate leaders abandoned their latest effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, saying Tuesday that they would turn their attention to tax reform after key GOP defections doomed the health care proposal.

A collection of autism resources in Arizona

PHOENIX — Workforce opportunities, scholarship aid for education, therapeutic methods, sports opportunities and more. The Cronkite News team has put together a collection of stories that highlight some of Arizona's resources that aid the autism community.

Kaycee's Dog

Tell us: What aspects of health care reform are important to you?

Senate Republicans are trying again to "repeal and replace" the Affordable Care Act — or Obamacare — by fast-tracking the so-called Graham-Cassidy bill, which is expected to come up for a vote before Sept. 30.


Arizona poverty remains among highest in nation, despite recent gains

WASHINGTON - Despite posting a sharp decrease in its poverty rate over the last two years, Arizona continued to have some of the highest poverty in the nation in 2016, the latest Census numbers show.

In Focus, Season 2 Episode 1: Odd Squad Family

In the first episode of In Focus Season 2, the Odd Squad Family tells the story of how their rap group started, how they manage the business side of the music, and entertain us with a little freestyle rap.