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Report: Using funds to keep parks open in government shutdown violated law

WASHINGTON - The Trump Administration violated federal law when it diverted funds for national park improvements toward keeping places like Grand Canyon National Park open during the last government shutdown, a new report from the Government Accountability Office said.


State boards waste little time approving professional licenses under new law

WASHINGTON - The state is already approving licenses under a new law that requires most professional licensing boards and commissions to accept valid out-of-state licenses, avoiding the cost and hassle of training and testing for an Arizona license to do what they already know how to do.


Spry rollers: Figure skaters on wheels committed to their sport

MESA – Phoenix Roller Sports Club practices figure-skating on wheels


On the border of a new future: Young Venezuelans in Peru

Youth emigrating from Venezuela experience a mix of optimism and apprehension about starting their new lives in Peru.


Coming of age: ASU golf coach Thurmond takes daughters on trips of a lifetime

PHOENIX – Arizona State's Matt Thurmond has a special birthday gift for his daughters when they turn 14.

Matt Thurmond, ASU men's golf coach, and his daughter

Pima official defends clean-water rule that farmers blast as burdensome

WASHINGTON - Both sides at a Senate hearing on the Waters of the U.S. rule agreed they want clean water, but a Pima County official said a Trump plan would open the door to pollution while farm groups said an Obama-era rule was too burdensome and confusing to be effective.


Peaches and team: 7-year-old cancer patient finds support from all-girls baseball teammates

CHANDLER – When they learned Leighton Accardo was battling cancer, teammates on her all-girls baseball team rallied around her.


The winners and losers in Arizona’s $11.8 billion budget

PHOENIX – Teachers, victims of child sex abuse and low-income kids were among the winners in the budget the Legislature passed late Monday.


Mother urges Phoenix police to carry life-saving overdose drug

PHOENIX – Only 100 of Phoenix’s specialty police officers carry Narcan, a nasal spray form of naloxone. A mother who lost two children to opioid overdoses is trying to change that.


Arizona sheriff, advocates on hand for Trump veto over border emergency

WASHINGTON - Backed by sheriffs and members of "angel families," including three from Arizona, President Donald Trump vetoed a bill that would have blocked his declaration of a national emergency at the border. It was the first veto of his term, but will not clear the way to funding a wall.


Arizona’s top 10 specialty license plates

PHOENIX – Arizona offers more than 60 specialty license plates, according to ADOT. The most popular plates include veterans, Arizona Cardinals, and military support.


‘In God We Trust’ license plates spark funding furor

PHOENIX – The specialty license plate “In God We Trust” has come under fire because Alliance Defending Freedom, the group behind the plate, is designated as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center for its anti-LGBTQ views.