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Mercury’s Christon cultivating confidence in her hometown’s youth

PHOENIX — In the midst of a playoff season in her first summer with the Phoenix Mercury, guard Shameka Christon sat courtside after practice and unlaced her shoes as she planned for the offseason.

Christon catching ball

New technology making tattoo removal easier than ever before

Phoenix companies are using the new PicoWay machine and acoustic energy to remove tattoos faster than ever before. The techniques also have been producing major results. (Video by Mitch Quesada/Cronkite News)

man gets tattoo lasered off

Mesa program offers struggling veterans an alternative to the streets

MESA – Soon after returning home from the Vietnam War, Marine Corps veteran Larry Hutchison said he found himself on the streets of this Phoenix suburb.

Veteran picture

VA whistleblower cites some progress, some work still to be done

WASHINGTON - A doctor who blew the whistle on problems at the Veteran Affairs hospital in Phoenix testified Thursday that some things have improved since last year's revelations, but there is still work to be done.


Wounded but still fighting, only this time on a different field of battle

WASHINGTON - Less than two years after doctors said he might never run again, Safford native Terry Cartwright is proving them wrong.

wounded warrior

Conviction, death sentence upheld in 2001 Navajo double-murder

WASHINGTON - An appeals court Friday upheld a federal death-row inmate's conviction and sentence in the grisly 2001 beating and stabbing murders of a woman and her 9-year-old granddaughter on the Navajo Nation.

prison cell block and bars

Experts press case for forest management to head off wildfires

The science is in and the time to act on forest management is now if the government wants to avoid more catastrophic wildfires, a panel of wildfire experts told a House committee Thursday.

Diane Vosick

Ducey calls budget, education highlights of first 100 days

Before boarding his “Opportunity Express” RV on Wednesday to celebrate his first 100 days in office, Gov. Doug Ducey said he has provided “100 productive days of promises kept.”