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Arizonans join local leaders for White House pitch on Obama’s agenda

WASHINGTON - For the second time in six weeks, Arizona lawmakers were on hand at the White House Friday to get a pitch from administration officials on President Barack Obama's policy priorities.


New World War I memorial being planned for Washington

WASHINGTON – A new memorial is being planned in Washington to honor those who served in World War I, and it's expected to be funded and completed by 2018.


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.


Most school funding bonds and overrides appear headed for victory

In a reversal from last year, the majority of school bond and override proposals in Arizona appear headed for victory in preliminary results of Tuesday’s municipal elections. There are still a few races too close to call.

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Heroin and meth seized in Arizona sets record in busy smuggling corridor

U.S. authorities seized a record amount of methamphetamine and heroin in the busy Arizona smuggling corridor.


Bat Week hopes to debunk negative rumors about bats

Government and private agencies are seeking to educate the public about bats and their vital role in the ecosystem. Cronkite News reporter Elizabeth Blackburn brings us the story from one such function at the Department of Interior in Washington, D.C.

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Diamondbacks’ broken bats bring shade to local parks

Monsoon season in the Valley brought storms that damaged approximately 300 trees in local parks, according to Greg Bach, public information officer for Phoenix Parks and Recreation.

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House Republicans pledge unity as caucus falls apart over next speaker

WASHINGTON - House Republicans said they were committed to bringing the party together Thursday, even as their caucus splintered in its search for a new speaker.


Douglas addresses public concerns about education plan

Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas released her education plan to the public on Thursday. Arizonans are working to make sense of not only Douglas’ plan but also Gov. Doug Ducey's plan and the separate Republican and Democratic proposals.


Arizona Catholics make pilgrimage to see Pope Francis

Arizona Catholics are among the faithful making a pilgrimage to see Pope Francis during his visit to the United States.

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Chandler family fulfills a loved one’s last wish with Washington trip

WASHINGTON - James Malone and his stepmom, Sheri, looked like any other first-time tourists in Washington last week as they went from monument to monument, posing and taking photos.


Franks, abortion opponents attack Planned Parenthood in House hearing

WASHINGTON - An emotional Rep. Trent Franks, R-Glendale, accused Planned Parenthood on Wednesday of selling body parts of "innocent babies they're guilty of killing" in abortion procedures.