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Border encounters surge, as migrants make repeated crossing attempts

WASHINGTON - The number of migrants stopped at the Southwest border continued to surge last month, to the highest level for June in at least 20 years, but officials caution that those numbers could have been inflated by repeat attempts by the same people.


After the flames: Santa Catalina Mountains rebounding from Bighorn Fire a year ago

TUCSON – A year later, plants and wildlife are returning to the Santa Catalina Mountains after one of the state’s largest wildfires destroyed nearly 120,000 acres.


AZ goes EV: Rate of electric car ownership relatively high in Arizona

WASHINGTON - Arizona had 28,770 registered electric vehicles in June, government data shows, the seventh-highest number among states. When ownership is measured per 1,000 residents, Arizona inches up a notch to sixth place, with just over four EVs per 1,000 people.


Shipping sage and praying on Zoom: How an Indigenous healing practice survived the pandemic

PHOENIX – For centuries, Native Americans have used talking circles to solve problems and provide healing. During the pandemic, these practices moved online and outdoors to help those in need.


Border Patrol chief out, as White House grapples with immigration

WASHINGTON - The chief of Border Patrol was forced out this week after just 17 months in the job, a move that critics blasted as a politically motivated decision by the Biden administration.


Sister act: Sister cities, many in Arizona, step up if nations falter

PHOENIX - When President Dwight Eisenhower unveiled the forerunner to Sister Cities International, he saw the federal government as a sometime obstacle to world peace and encouraged local communities to do their part. When the pandemic hit, that’s exactly what they did.


Citing physiological benefits, experts say Coyotes shouldn’t lose sleep over move to Central Division

PHOENIX – The Coyotes are moving to the Central Division next season and will face teams who are much further east. Although the move may seem unintuitive to fans, academic research indicates that the Coyotes’ divisional opponents may be at a physical disadvantage when traveling to Gila River Arena.


Three, two, one … Arizona high schools to weigh adopting a shot clock for basketball

PHOENIX — Most youth who have played basketball at the park or in their driveway have likely done this: pretended to hit a high-stakes shot as the buzzer sounds.


As Lakers return to LA for Game 3 of NBA playoffs, players work to find rhythm

LOS ANGELES – The Lakers starting line-up has only played five games together this season. So they are still trying to learn to play with one another while also playing in the NBA Playoffs.


Vaccinated and restless, holiday travelers return at near-2019 levels

WASHINGTON - Travel experts say that with more people getting vaccinated and the grip of the COVID-19 pandemic easing, they expect the number of Memorial Day travelers to bounce back to almost pre-pandemic levels this holiday weekend.


Phoenix police keep tabs on social media, but who keeps tabs on cops?

PHOENIX - Police took to monitoring activists' social media in a year that saw Black Lives Matter rallies, anti-lockdown events, election protests and the Capitol riot - but experts worry that many agencies are operating under barebones surveillance guidelines.


Arizona law enforcement struggle to halt deadly street racing

Arizona law enforcement officials are trying to address the street racing problem across the state as public complaints and the death toll continues to mount.