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For three Tucson siblings, politics is all in the family

When Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton opens a campaign office in Tucson Saturday, some of the Hernandez siblings will be there - just as one or the other of them has been on hand, pretty much since Clinton first ran for president eight years ago.


Rate of spending for prisons outpaces that of education in Arizona

PHOENIX — A new report from the U.S. Department of Education found that most states, including Arizona, tripled the rate of spending for state and local prisons compared to public schools.


Arizona would get $21 million to fight opioid abuse under White House plan

WASHINGTON - Arizona would get $21 million over two years to combat opioid abuse as part of a $1.1 billion proposal pushed Wednesday at the White House to tackle the spread of the epidemic.


Diamondbacks’ Ziegler gives back to military families through Pastime for Patriots

PHOENIX — When Diamondbacks closer Brad Ziegler was a member of the Oakland Athletics’ bullpen in 2009, the team had a program where players could purchase tickets to donate to nonprofit organizations of their choice.


McCain to skip GOP convention to focus on election, campaign says

WASHINGTON - Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, will not attend the Republican National Convention in Cleveland this July but will be "working and campaigning throughout Arizona," a campaign official confirmed Tuesday.


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.


Migrating muralists converge street art culture between Phoenix, LA

LOS ANGELES — When Los Angeles street art photographer Eriberto Oriol and his wife, Angelica Gonzalez-Oriol, traveled through Arizona, they’ve noticed a trend: Street art in Arizona feels more progressive and meaningful than much of the work they see in LA.

PHX mural photo

Flagstaff runner puts Arizona marathon win in perspective

FLAGSTAFF - Hailed as a humbling test of human endurance, the marathon requires power, precision and, above all, perspective.

Tommy Puzey Photo

Trail building expert: Phoenix ‘becoming premier winter hiking destination in the US’

In January 2013, the city of Phoenix shut down one of its busiest hiking spots because it was too popular.

Hiking North Mountain photo

Theranos review puts spotlight on direct access lab testing

Theranos, a blood testing company and lab that operates in 40 different Walgreens around the Valley, has been scrutinized for its proprietary technology and methods. But that does not mean the Arizona law that allows patients to obtain blood tests and results without prior review by a doctor - a law that Theranos helped author - is in jeopardy.

Theranos photo

Language immersion classrooms bring students education and culture

When Reva Wood was a child, her Spanish-speaking parents made the decision to only speak to her in English. They wanted to protect Wood.


School garden grows sustainable students

TUCSON – A whistle blows and little feet run through the hallway and out to the open courtyard of Manzo Elementary that contains the school’s garden. A frenzy of chatter and chicken squawks fill the warm November air.

A child waters plants