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‘Fighter from day one’: Tracy Cortez’s toughness leads her to UFC

SCOTTSDALE – Tracy Cortez was always tough. She took that no-nonsense approach and landed in the UFC.


Venezuelan artists strive to survive, make a difference in Peru

Talented Venezuelan migrants in Peru share their stories about trying to earn a living through art.


Latinas behind growth in cosmetic sales, sold out Selena makeup line

PHOENIX- Customers regularly stop by the Mac store at the Biltmore Fashion Park looking to buy the new Selena cosmetics line a month after the collection sold out, evidence of the growing purchasing power of Latinas in Arizona.


Foster care children aging out of Arizona system need transitional help

PHOENIX - Jasmine Flores entered the Arizona foster care system when she was 13 years old. She stayed in the system, moving from group home to group home to group home and changing schools along the way.


Arizona veterans: Have the presidential campaigns affected your community?

U.S. Military veterans have been at the center of several aspects of the platforms in the campaigns of Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton. Now Cronkite News wants to know how the campaign has touched your community.


8 things Arizonans love or loathe about Hillary Clinton

PHOENIX — Hillary Clinton is alternately revered and reviled, similar to Donald Trump, her Republican opponent for president. Here is what some Arizona residents – Democrats, Independents and others with no political party affiliation – had to say about the woman seeking to become the next U.S. president.

Hillary Clinton gives a speech on the final night of the Democratic National Convention. (Photo by Kelsey DeGideo/Cronkite News)

8 things Arizonans love or loathe about Donald Trump

PHOENIX — He’s a businessman who is better for American politics. He’s self-centered and unscrupulous.


Arizona convention pages can’t vote, but they can make their voices heard

PHILADELPHIA - Belen Sisa and Ellie Perez are both politically active, both beneficiaries of the Obama administration’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals – and both were pages for the Arizona delegation to the Democratic National Convention, the first DREAMers in the state to hold the job.


Giffords’ endorsement of Clinton ‘very, very emotional’ for convention audience

PHILADELPHIA – Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords veered from her usual theme against gun violence to add her endorsement of presidential nominee Hillary Clinton in an address to the Democratic National Convention that one Arizona lawmaker called “very, very emotional.”


Blue state or blue sky? Arizona Democrats hopeful for fall elections

PHILADELPHIA - Fresh off the history-making nomination of Hillary Clinton, the first female presidential nominee for a major U.S. party, Arizona Democrats said they think the historically Republican state could turn blue – or at least purple – this fall.


Giffords exhorts crowd to have ‘courage’ to enact gun reform measures

PHILADELPHIA - Former Tucson Rep. Gabrielle Giffords walked onto the stage unassisted and smiling Tuesday and exhorted a crowd at a gun-control rally in a park here to have the “courage to do what’s right” to pass “responsible” gun reform.


Arizona delegates praise inspiration, unity in Trump speech

CLEVELAND - Donald Trump closed out a bumpy Republican National Convention Thursday, officially accepting the party’s presidential nomination in a rousing speech that reiterated campaign themes of bringing law and order and prosperity to the country.