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Pentagon defends use of active-duty troops to support border security

WASHINGTON - Pentagon officials told House lawmakers that there's nothing unusual about the 2,300 active-duty troops at the border, saying it mirrors deployments under previous administrations, but critics said the use of forces other than the National Guard is "highly unusual."


From ‘green blob’ to majestic sentinel: The science of saguaros

PHOENIX – Saguaros are known around the world as a symbol of the American West, but scientists still are unlocking the secrets to how these giants grow and why they only grow in the Sonoran Desert.


Arizona Corporation Commission adopts first rules to encourage electric vehicles

PHOENIX – Arizona last month adopted its first policies to encourage electric vehicle use. It won’t come cheaply, but the costs of incentives and infrastructure could actually be less than the environmental and health costs of the status quo.


Thousands march in downtown Phoenix to celebrate MLK Day

PHOENIX – On Martin Luther King Day, thousands of people marched in the streets of downtown Phoenix to remember him


New fellowships help train doctors in battle against drug addictions

PHOENIX – The opioid crisis has underscored the shortage of U.S. doctors trained in addiction medicine, but two new Arizona fellowships hope to encourage more doctors to enter the field.


Bridging baseball’s language gap: Journey of D-Backs’ Takahashi shows value of being multilingual

SCOTTSDALE – Baseball has become increasingly bilingual in the last half century, with more than a quarter of major league players coming from Latin American countries. No person is more emblematic of the uniqueness of this setting and this sport than the D-Backs’ Takahashi.


Arizona Korean War veterans hold fast to memories of the ‘forgotten war’

WASHINGTON - Pat Haggard has spent most of his 89 years in Arizona - but for a couple years in the 1950s when he headed thousands of miles from home to fight in Korea, in what is often called the forgotten war. Now, he and other vets are remembering, and being remembered, in an Honor Flight.


NCAA, Arizona universities look to address lack of women coaching women’s sports

PHOENIX – The NCAA and Arizona universities are paying close attention to the issue of gender discrepancy when it comes to coaching women's sports. Since the passage of Title IX, the percentage of women coaches has declined.


Los Angeles seeks sustainable solutions for persistent problem of homelessness

About 60,000 people are homeless in Los Angeles, and Mayor Eric Garcetti recently declared homelessness in this city a state of emergency.


Monsoon rains douse campfire ban in Coconino National Forest; restrictions remain elsewhere

Visitors can now build fires in the Coconino forest but restrictions remain in place for other Arizona forests, including Gila, Tonto and Kaibab national forests.


Stubbornly steadfast: Mules have kept the Grand Canyon moving since the 1880s

Cars and trucks have replaced mules in most places, but the beasts of burden still reign supreme at the Grand Canyon. Every day, mules at the Grand Canyon carry supplies, souvenirs, trash and people up and down the South Rim.


Clean Energy ballot initiative could take Palo Verde nuclear plant off the grid

A ballot initiative to promote renewable energy in Arizona could force the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station to close.