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Arizona senators follow party-line vote on Obamacare repeal

WASHINGTON - Arizona's senators joined all but one of their fellow Republicans early Thursday to narrowly approve a budget resolution that is the first step in overturning the Affordable Care Act.


Court: Ministers cannot avoid income taxes with vow of poverty

WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court said Thursday that the owners of an Arizona ministry cannot avoid paying income taxes by claiming they had taken vows of poverty and were merely being supported by donations to their church.


Arizona 16-year-old lands perfect ACT score

GILBERT — A 16-year-old Arizona girl earned a perfect composite score on the ACT college admissions test, such a rarity only one-tenth of one percent of students in the nation have achieved it.


Rural high schools confront low college completion rates

Cassidy Hancock drives 20 miles each way, Monday through Friday, to attend Tombstone High School, where she is currently a senior. Hancock is taking nursing classes through the school and volunteers at Quiburi Mission Samaritan Center, a nursing home in Benson.


Does election shift DREAMers to mass deportation? AZ immigrants fear future

PHOENIX – Arizona immigrants at a prayer vigil said they fear President-elect Donald Trump will follow through on his pledge to deport millions of Muslim and Mexican immigrants.


Plane mural honors military heroes

MESA - At the Copperstate Fly-in in Mesa, it was more about planes than art, but for a Phoenix man, he is combining the best of both worlds.

Rodney Jarrell’s plane is a flying a work of art, one that honors our nation’s heroes. (Photo by Tyler Fingert/Cronkite News)

Arizona Senate split grows dimmer

PHOENIX – Republicans have traditionally controlled both chambers of the state Legislature. Some experts wondered whether Tuesday’s election would put the 30-member state Senate in play, potentially shifting the balance of power.


Cities, two states raise the smoking age to 21 in effort to curb use

Dr. Richard Brady owns a veterinary clinic in Cottonwood, Arizona. Up until a few months ago, he was having problems with teens purchasing tobacco products at the store next door and then loitering in front of his shop. Then the town raised the smoking age to 21.


STEM internships give research opportunities to teens

Phoenix - The Translational Genomics Research Institute and the Helios Education Foundation teamed up 10 years ago to create internships for high school students as young as 16 in human genome research.


South Phoenix saw big health coverage gain, still trails state, U.S.

WASHINGTON - A south Phoenix congressional district posted one of the nation's largest decreases in people without health insurance since the start of the Affordable Care Act, according to a recently released analysis of Census Bureau data.


Social media in the classroom: Communication or complication?

With social media taking over just about everything, teachers across America are left in a pinch. Where do they draw the line between communication and complication?


Phoenix Rescue Mission cooks up jobs for unemployed moms

PHOENIX – The Phoenix Rescue Mission is changing the lives of unemployed mothers “one cookie at a time.”