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Drowned: The road to recovery

PHOENIX — Firefighters have experienced it all. Blazing house fires. Fatal heart attacks. Toxic gas leaks. Crews are dispatched to a scene, follow the basic protocols and return home to the station for dinner, relatively unscathed. But in Arizona, there’s one call that makes even the toughest first-responders anxious: Drowning involving a child.


Polygraphs for Border Patrol applicants seen as hurdle to hiring rush

WASHINGTON - Customs and Border Protection officials are considering ways to waive polygraph exams for some job applicants as the agency works to meet President Donald Trump's push to hire thousands more border agents.


Arizona children with Down syndrome twirl, strut and stroll on fashion runway

PHOENIX – Thirteen-year-old Sophie Stern loves watching aspiring fashion designers compete on Project Runway.


Obamacare in Arizona: Was it the right prescription?

PHOENIX - More than half a million Arizonans rely on the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, for their health insurance. But as the debate for replacing the law rages on in Washington, some of these Arizonans are left feeling uncertain about the future of their care.


Oak Flat mine protesters march 40 miles on trail of opposition

SAN CARLOS – It’s a chilly Friday morning on highway AZ-170 on the San Carlos Apache Indian Reservation.


Civics at a cost: Backers, protesters eye steep tab to get to inaugural

WASHINGTON - After months of searching for an affordable place to stay, Phoenix resident John Stencel was "close to giving up" on his plan of coming here to protest President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration.


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.


Experts: It’s not too late to vaccinate for possibly strong flu strain

WASHINGTON - Get ready to roll up your sleeves. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is recommending against nasal-spray vaccines for the upcoming flu season, in which it expects to see a variant of 2009's H1N1 virus.


Four Arizona schools honored as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2016

WASHINGTON - It was exciting for Arizona educator Kristi Pashley to be in the nation's capital on Election Day - but not for the reasons you might think.


Election Day polling place problems, yes; intimidation, not so much

WASHINGTON - Voting rights advocates for months had warned about possible voter intimidation at the polls, but voting watchdogs Tuesday were dealing with more routine problems: Long lines, computer issues and a lack of language assistance at polling locations.


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.


Study: Influx of immigrants is overall boost to U.S. workers, economy

WASHINGTON - Immigration has risen sharply over the past 20 years and immigrants have accounted for a larger portion of the workforce in that time, but that competition is actually helping Americans in the long run, a new report says.

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