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Mother and son percolate coffee business to hire the formerly incarcerated

PHOENIX – One coffee at a time: A former sex offender and his mother hire formerly incarcerated workers for Java Justice. The new business is part of reforming a system that punishes people long after they have left prison.


Guesting game: Lawmakers send messages with State of the Union guests

WASHINGTON - One veteran of State of the Union addresses says the guests are "often as interesting as what's on stage." Arizona lawmakers got that message, bringing guests to President Donatd Trump's speech to highlight issues ranging from health care to immigration and border security.


Art of the seal: Arizona honors high school graduates in music, dance, theater and more

PHOENIX – The Arts Education Proficiency Seal gives high school students a chance to show their mastery of the arts.


Climate whiplash: Four Corners residents and ranchers adapting to weather extremes

MANCOS, Colorado – Too hot and dry one season, too wet the next. That’s the predicament ranchers in the Four Corners area are facing, and they’re searching for ways to adapt.


Without federal disaster aid, states are left to fend for themselves

BONDURANT, Wyo. – Without a federal major disaster declaration, FEMA assistance isn’t available. Either states pay to rebuild, or people are on their own.


Wildfire-vulnerable communities search for ways to live with growing threat

SHINGLETOWN, Calif. – Despite federal fire suppression costs quadrupling and an increase in employed firefighters, the damages caused by wildfires has increased fivefold.


Kings, queens and inbetweens: Diversity in Phoenix’s drag scene

PHOENIX – Diverse drag performers are challenging norms in Phoenix’s nightlife. Drag kings, assigned female-at-birth queens, alternative performers and people of color are taking stages across the Valley.


Buffelgrass Blues: Campaign kicks off in Phoenix parks to combat an invasive species

PHOENIX – Buffelgrass, an invasive species from South Africa, is the focus of an eradication campaign by Phoenix and several conservancy groups.


Court agrees man could face torture, death if returned to El Salvador

WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court overturned an immigration board's decision to deport an Arizona man to his native El Salvador, rejecting the lower court's "glib characterization" that murders, beatings and home invasions did not constitute persecution.


ADOT workers on South Mountain Freeway muscle through the summer heat

PHOENIX – As the summer heat kicks into high gear, the Arizona Department of Transportation is ensuring its 1,500 workers stay safe while constructing the long-envisioned South Mountain Freeway.


Spying? Deliveries? No, these drones are for racing

PHOENIX -- After a motocross accident left him confined to a wheelchair, Jim Boomer needed another adrenaline-pumping sport.


Organization fights to revive Ajo’s economy after decades of recession

Ajo, Arizona, once nearly a ghost town, is in the hands of a single nonprofit seeking to save the economy by getting residents back into school and the workforce.