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Event in Tucson reveals what it’s like to Walk a Mile in a Refugee’s Shoes

TUCSON – The second annual Walk a Mile in a Refugee’s Shoes event on Thursday showed participants the hard truth of what it’s like to live as a refugee in the United States.


Ex-felons can reclaim voting rights, but hundreds of thousands don’t

WASHINGTON - A recent study estimated that as many as 212,170 Arizonans were not able to cast a ballot in this year's elections because of a felony conviction in their past. Former felons can regain the right to vote in Arizona, if they pay their debts, but many are not aware of the process.


Arizona unemployment remains at 4.9%; national level at 18-year low

Arizona’s unemployment rate is at 4.9 percent while the national average is at an 18-year low.


Puerto Rico’s push for food independence intertwined with debate over statehood

Hurricane Maria has reignited a small movement in Puerto Rico aimed at strengthening the local food system so the island can survive and thrive without dependence on the mainland U.S.


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.


How Monopoly, Jenga and Battleship show cryptocurrency’s energy drain is no game

Computers in Steve Irwin’s garage in Sun City make him $450 every day by mining for cryptocurrency. But the online currency network also eats energy.


National Park Service works to attract more ethnically diverse visitors

More than six million people visited Grand Canyon National Park in 2016 but only a small percentage were minorities. Representatives are working on ways to draw more diverse visitors.


Students deem ‘die-in’ gun-control protest successful despite lack of response from Gov. Ducey

Five high school students spent six hours inside of the executive tower in an effort to spur action on gun violence from Gov. Ducey.


Arizona students stage ‘die-in’ outside governor’s office to demand action on gun violence

Students in Arizona and across the nation walked out on the anniversary of the Columbine school shooting in a growing movement supporting gun control.


McCain, Udall honored for their legacy of supporting Grand Canyon

Sen. John McCain was one of two people honored Wednesday with the dedication of a plaque at Grand Canyon National Park's South Rim. The National Park Service and the Grand Canyon Association unveiled the tribute for Sen. McCain and the late Representative Morris Udall near Mather Point.


Tech behind cryptocurrency craze could disrupt medicine, housing and ID security

Experts say blockchain, the network behind bitcoin and other cryptocurrency, could ease people's lives by transforming how they store and share medical, legal and personal data.