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McCain raised $5.6 million in 2015, easily outdistancing challengers

WASHINGTON - Sen. John McCain raised and spent more in 2015 for his re-election bid than all 10 challengers combined, ending the year with $5.1 million in the bank, according to the latest Federal Election Commission figures.


How well do you know Arizona’s wacky bills being proposed?

Arizona's state senators and representatives have been introduced hundreds of new bills and dropped them in the hopper. Most won't become law, or even make it past committees. We couldn't help but notice a few eyebrow-raising submissions. Test your knowledge of some these young and wacky bills before they disappear (or end up on your calendar).

The Arizona legislature has dropped hundreds of bills into the hopper already--testy our knowledge of some of the weirder ones. (Cronkite News file photo)

Alabama’s Saban wants juniors to make smart business move with NFL decision

PARADISE VALLEY – The timing couldn’t have been better. In the white-hot spotlight of the College Football Playoff National Championship game, O.J. Howard enjoyed the best game of his career.

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Immigrants help hometowns with Mexico’s ‘Three for One’ program

Fernando Gil wanted to maximize the impact of the money he was sending home to relatives in San Antonio de las Minas so he decided to take advantage of Mexico’s “Tres por Uno” program.


Phoenix Dream Center offers safe haven for at-risk teens and young adults

After the death of his parents, Ian Palmerton spent the first months of his life in an orphanage in Moscow until an American couple came to Russia and brought him to the U.S. to be adopted.

Phoenix Dream Center photo

Young refugees who arrive at the border alone struggle in U.S.

Immigrant youth who arrive at the border alone and have no family to take care of them in the U.S. often struggle to build a life.


Protesters denounce Gov. Ducey’s effort to stop the resettlement of refugees in Arizona

Protesters at the Capitol building called on Gov. Doug Ducey to reverse his effort to stop accepting refugees in Arizona.


Phoenix protesters join nationwide demand for $15 hourly minimum wage

Protesters gathered outside a McDonald’s in downtown Phoenix at dawn Tuesday to “fight for fifteen,” a national movement calling for an increase of the hourly minimum wage from $8.05 to $15.


Scientists say they’ve found a cure for a type of congenital blindness

Just this month, drug manufacturer Spark Therapeutics said it successfully completed a phase III trial for an exciting new gene therapy treatment for inherited retinal dystrophies, a progressive disorder that can cause blindness. This means they're one step closer to putting a cure for congenital blindness actually on the market.


Push to extend border zone statewide looks to attract shoppers from Mexico

Walking through Arizona Mills in Tempe announcements of sales can be heard echoing out of the outlet stores first in English, then in Spanish.

shopping center

More Middle Americans visit Mexico for low-cost medical care

A slew of dental offices and pharmacies line a block of shops selling metal lawn sculptures shaped like donkeys, and handcrafted red and white Mexican dresses popular with American tourists.

Dentists in Nogales attract patients from the U.S. looking for savings including $35 teeth cleanings that include x-rays. (Photo by Alicia Clark/Cronkite News)

New business incubator finds home in old pickle house building

The number of Hispanic businesses in Arizona has grown by 70 percent in recent years, and a new Phoenix incubator, the Pickle House project, aims to help even more Latino entrepreneurs succeed.