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State officials welcome feds’ reversal of transgender students rule

WASHINGTON - Arizona officials Thursday welcomed the federal government's reversal of an Obama administration rule that required equal access to school facilities for transgender students, arguing that communities are better able to handle the issue locally.


Ducey, other governors hope feds cede power to states under Trump

FORT WASHINGTON, Md. - Gov. Doug Ducey joined other Republican governors who told an appreciative crowd of conservatives Thursday that the Trump administration presents a chance for state and local officials to take the reins back from the federal government.


Reagan hopes other election officials learn from her tumultuous year

WASHINGTON - It was a rough year for Arizona Secretary of State Michele Reagan, who told a national group Friday that after learning the hard way how to deal with election issues, she hoped her experience would keep them from going through the same turmoil.


Arizona voting rights advocates see little change, but hope for future

WASHINGTON - Arizona may have made headlines in 2016 when voters had to wait hours in the sun just to vote in the presidential preference election, but advocates in the state said problems with voting are nothing new to them.


Tribes say feds gave them run-around, not aid, after Gold King spill

WASHINGTON - Multiple federal agencies were unable to provide disaster relief to the Navajo Nation after the 2015 Gold King Mine disaster that spilled 3 million gallons of toxins into the Animas River, the tribe's president told a Senate panel Wednesday.

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Franks, other lawmakers renew call to defund Planned Parenthood

WASHINGTON - Pro-life lawmakers renewed demands Thursday to strip funding from Planned Parenthood, pointing to new charges from a pro-life group that said the health organization does not provide the prenatal care its defenders claim.


March for Life crowd younger, optimistic for pro-life gains under Trump

WASHINGTON - Paula Mercado, 18, has prayed at Planned Parenthood facilities and taken part in anti-abortion protests in Arizona, but Friday found the Tucson teen on the National Mall with thousands of others pro-life protesters, many of them millennials.


Arizona Guard members wield ladles and spatulas for inaugural security

WASHINGTON - Thousands of cots line the suite-level hallways of FedEx Field, temporary housing for 3,500 National Guardsmen from around the country who are here as part of a contingent of 7,500 guardsmen helping provide security for Friday's inauguration.

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ASU professor tests preventive cancer vaccine

For more than 10 years, professor Stephen Johnston and a team of researchers at Arizona State University’s Biodesign Institute have been developing a cancer vaccine aimed at preventing all types of cancer.

More than one million people in the United States get cancer each year, according to the American Cancer Society. (Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons)

TGen researchers turn to canines to better understand Valley fever

Some dogs cough. Others lose their appetite. And some dogs don’t show any symptoms at all.

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Phoenix chosen as ‘priority city’ in Michelle Obama’s new Let’s Move! Outside program

The U.S. Department of Interior has chosen Phoenix as one of its first 50 “priority cities” for first lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! Outside initiative.


Chandler company Privoro develops security product for iPhones

CHANDLER — Chandler-based Privoro has developed a product that may give people a little more privacy in a world where digital devices allow others to listen, watch and track their every move.