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Arizona lawmakers hope to close insurance-coverage gap in telemedicine

PHOENIX - Private insurers cover telemedicine in 11 specialties, such as trauma, mental health and cardiology, and even that is limited to rural areas. A Senate bill would expand coverage.


$300,000 down the drain: Rubber ducky, grease and currency clog treatment plant, cost taxpayers

SURPRISE – Surprise residents toss toys, money and food byproducts like grease into their drains that end up clogging equipment at the Surprise South Water Reclamation Facility. A new campaign teaches Surprise residents to save taxpayer money with proper disposal.


Future for Mexican solar seems bright, even under new administration

HERMOSILLO, Mexico – Several large solar projects in Sonora are soon to come fully online, including one of the largest in Latin America. Much of this expansion came from energy reforms pushed by President Enrique Peña Nieto, but with a new administration in power, will the progress continue?



Native Americans hope to protect ancestral sites threatened by multibillion-dollar copper mine

TONTO NATIONAL FOREST – In the wake of the Oak Flat protests, Resolution Copper funds a program in which Native Americans record culturally significant sites with an uncertain future.


Pulling no punches: 14-year-old girl aspires to be first Navajo boxer to win Olympics

CHINLE, Ariz. – Mariah Bahe dreams of becoming the first Navajo boxer to win Olympic medal.



Battles over Props 127, 305 and Senate seat, with last-minute push for voters

PHOENIX – As voters head to the polls on Election Day, Maricopa County elections officials are pledging problem-free voting and election advocates are making a final push among Latinos and other residents. Newcomer candidates clamoring for votes include teachers and Native American women.


‘The stars came out’: Drogba helps send Phoenix Rising into title game

IRVINE, Calif. -- Phoenix Rising FC invaded Orange County and painted it red. The team is headed to the United Soccer League title game after beating OCSC Saturday night.


Under stars, surrounded by stars, Phoenix Rising stay alive in playoffs

SCOTTSDALE -- With the some of the state's top sports figures coming out to watch, Phoenix Rising FC knocked off the Swope Park Rangers to stay alive in the playoffs.


Phoenix Rising fueled by painful memory as playoff push continues

SCOTTSDALE – The Phoenix Rising hope to exorcise some bad memories when they take on the Swope Park Rangers in a United Soccer League playoff game.


Stakes are high as playoffs arrive for Phoenix Rising

SCOTTSDALE -- Stakes are high as the Phoenix Rising host their first-ever playoff game. A strong performance could help make a case for the team landing a Major League Soccer franchise.