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Partnerships are crucial to saving dogs at Maricopa County shelter

PHOENIX – Maricopa County Animal Care & Control is always tight on funds and its facilities overcrowded. But thanks to creative marketing and partnerships, the county is able to place 95 percent of the dogs in homes.

In rural Pennsylvania, family detention a world away from the border

WASHINGTON – A former nursing home in eastern Pennsylvania has been converted to a family detention center immigrants, one of three such facilities in the country. Protesters want the facility shut down, but federal officials are eyeing ways to expand the number of such facilities.

Hispanics, blacks more likely to develop Alzheimer’s; cardiovascular diseases may be a factor

LAVEEN – The family network of care for Santiago González has become, over the years, as familiar as the lyrics of his favorite music. The family is like those of many of more than millions diagnosed in the U.S. with Alzheimer’s. But older Hispanics are more likely than older whites to be diagnosed with the brain disease, which affects memory.

Trailblazing lawmaker Ed Pastor remembered as tireless advocate, ‘legend’

WASHINGTON - Ed Pastor, 75, a trailblazing Arizona lawmaker who was the first Hispanic from the state elected to Congress, died Tuesday in Phoenix, his family said. Gov. Doug Ducey ordered flags in the state to be flown at half-staff for Pastor, whom Ducey called "an Arizona trailblazer and public servant."

Border tear gas incident renews wall debate, but little change expected

WASHINGTON - Arizona Republicans backed President Donald Trump's renewed demands for border wall funding after migrants were tear gassed as they tried to rush the border near Tijuana, but experts don't think Congress will OK funding in its remaining few weeks, or shutdown government over the issue.

Kyl presses Nielsen on weekend release of migrant families from custody

WASHINGTON - Sen. Jon Kyl, R-Arizona, acknowledged the "enormous strain" that border officials are under, but still pressed Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen for answers after the release of hundreds of migrant families in southern Arizona this weekend.

Graham, other senators recall facets of friend, colleague McCain

WASHINGTON - As senators delivered glowing tributes to John McCain, Sen. Lindsey Graham reminded them of another side of his friend: Every one of them had "had their head ripped off time by him at some point in time," but McCain could work with those same people the next day. It was one of a number of remembrances this week by senators, some tearful, of the Arizona icon.

Arizona business leader hopeful as U.S., Mexico agree on NAFTA update

WASHINGTON - Few details were released, but one Arizona business leader said the mere fact that the U.S. and Mexico unveiled a trade agreement Monday should "calm concerns" over the future of NAFTA after President Donald Trump and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto announced a tentative deal.