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Struggles of Cave Creek district are emblematic of Arizona schools during COVID-19

CAVE CREEK – Cave Creek Unified School District students, parents and teachers are dealing with long term substitutes reflecting the struggles of other schools.


Giles joins mayors questioning reliability of shortened census count

WASHINGTON - Mesa Mayor John Giles joined mayors from around the country Monday questioning the reliability of the just-ended census and demanding that the Census Bureau be given more time to verify its count of the U.S. population.


Critical of critical habitat: Endangered turtle haven abuts border wall

PHOENIX - The endangered Sonoyta mud turtle was granted 12.3 acres of protected habitat this week - but supporters worry that that habitat may no longer provide all the protection the turtles need, since it will be right next to the site of border wall construction.

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As if firefighting wasn’t dangerous enough, crews grapple with COVID-19

TEMPE - As if fighting fires wasn't dangerous enough, firefighters now have to worry about COVID-19 while they're on the job, making for what fire officials say will be the "most challenging season we're going to have."


Duck and cover: ASU football stuns No. 6 Oregon on national stage

TEMPE – On a national stage, Arizona State upset No. 6 Oregon, hurting its College Football Playoff hopes.


‘Love it, don’t trash it’: Freeway litter across metro Phoenix costs millions to clean up

PHOENIX – Contracted crews pick up litter from Phoenix highways five days a week, at a cost to taxpayers of more than $4 million in 2017.


Cosplay industry grows rapidly, Arizona benefits from pop culture phenomenon

TUCSON – When Dustbunny first learned about cosplay in high school, she viewed it as just “dress up.”


Three days in August: How a water outage in AZ exposed cracks in customer service

PARKER – The high was 96 degrees on the day the tap went dry at Terry Mestas’ house. Mestas was among several hundred residents who endured heat that climbed to 106 degrees over three days in August, when five water-line breaks and a weak pressure valve shut down the water.


PAC spends more than $280,000 in late bid to unseat Gosar in primary

WASHINGTON - An independent political action committee has spent more than $280,000 since Aug. 1 in Arizona's 4th Congressional District in an effort to unseat three-term Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Prescott, in next week's primary election.


As insurers leave Arizona, Obamacare consumers face higher costs this fall

WASHINGTON - Insurance companies have one more day to let Arizona regulators know if they will drop or limit coverage under Obamacare, but this much is already certain: Coverage will still be available, but it will cost more.


For three Tucson siblings, politics is all in the family

When Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton opens a campaign office in Tucson Saturday, some of the Hernandez siblings will be there - just as one or the other of them has been on hand, pretty much since Clinton first ran for president eight years ago.


Cheers, tears from Arizona delegation as Clinton gives historic acceptance speech

PHILADELPHIA - Tucson resident Joseline Mata, a Hillary Clinton delegate from the beginning, was crying in the stands of the Democratic National Convention Thursday as Clinton accepted the party’s nomination, the first woman in history to do so.