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Nogales wary about executive order to start building border wall

NOGALES, ARIZONA - As President Donald Trump signed executive orders in Washington to build a wall and increase enforcement of the U.S.-Mexico border, Carlos Santa Cruz’s small section of fence behind his house was quiet and serene. A landscaper in Nogales and Rio Rico, he has lived right next to the border for 37 years and has seen the changes that have come with different presidential administrations.


Inauguration speech disappoints Grijalva, who watches from Tucson

TUCSON - While the fanfare of Donald Trump’s inauguration engulfed Washington, D.C., in a swathe of traditions and “Make America Great Again” hats on Friday, Rep. Raúl Grijalva watched the ceremony alone from his office a couple thousand miles away.


Hundreds of middle schoolers gather for MLK March on West

In celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday, the Arizona State University West Campus held its annual MLK March on West Wednesday. Students, faculty and visitors gathered to honor King's legacy by marching through campus, a tradition that dates back to 1991.


Orphaned mountain lion cub grows into new life at Out of Africa center

CAMP VERDE – A mountain lion cub clings to a tree high above ground, malnourished and frightened.


Gov. Ducey pushes to require drug-addiction training for doctors

PHOENIX – Gov. Doug Ducey sent a letter to the Arizona Medical Board and the Arizona Board of Osteopathic Examiners pushing to require all Arizona physicians to complete continuing education in drug addiction, he said during his State of the State speech Monday.


Faculty, students see new role for Latin American studies in AZ, U.S.

As President-elect Donald Trump approaches his inauguration amidst promises of immigration reform, it is unclear what impact potential changes would have on relations between the U.S. and Latin America, and how that would play out in Arizona.


CBS anchor Scott Pelley: Journalism is ‘lifeblood’ of freedom

PHOENIX – CBS Evening News anchor Scott Pelley urged journalists Monday to fight for quality journalism as the core of democracy in an age where information is readily accessible but too often inaccurate – sometimes deliberately.


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.


Civics lessened: Arizona fares poorly on civic engagement ranking

WASHINGTON - Arizonans have lower rates of civic engagement than residents of most other states, likely because they are a "state of newcomers" who do not feel the need to build a sense of place, a public policy expert said Friday.

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Arizona hockey community celebrates record debut of Auston Matthews

SCOTTSDALE - When Auston Matthews became the first player to score four goals in his NHL debut Wednesday, the Arizona hockey community celebrated with him.


Who teaches the teachers? Rules would hold teacher colleges accountable

WASHINGTON - For years, the U.S. Department of Education has rated teachers' success based on how well their students performed on tests. Now, it wants to take a step back and evaluate how teachers are taught to teach.

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News21 investigation: Voter fraud is not a persistent problem

PHOENIX — Politicians and voting rights advocates continue to clash over whether photo ID and other voting requirements are needed to prevent voter fraud, but a News21 analysis and recent court rulings show little evidence that such fraud is widespread.