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More Americans defy racial categories and identify as Blaxican

Raynetta Brown, a student at Arizona State University, is among a growing number of Americans who are defying racial categories and choosing to identify as biracial.


Celebration of Pope Francis’ visit resonates on both sides of the border

CIUDAD JUÁREZ, Mexico -- In the slanting afternoon shadows between this city and its sister across the border, Pope Francis ascended a ramp built overlooking the levee of the Rio Grande and blessed the U.S. and its people, including migrants and refugees.


Quiet on 16: Marshals attempt to bring order to golf’s craziest hole

SCOTTSDALE - Ordering silence at the 16th hole of the Waste Management Phoenix Open seems pointless. Even laughable.


‘Mini’ pigs grow far beyond owners’ expectations, breeders’ claims as Arizona sanctuary fills

MARANA — Oatis the piglet was smaller than Bryanna Tinsley’s head when she purchased and shipped him from Texas. Tinsley said the pig now weighs about 120 pounds.

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Tacos with a twist: The state of gourmet Mexican food in Phoenix

From curried potato taquitos to hand-ground corn tortillas, restaurants in Phoenix are challenging the definition of Mexican food in Arizona.

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D-backs appeal to college crowd

Grand Canyon University senior Oliver Campo enjoys going to Major League Baseball games and wanted to share that experience with his foreign classmates so he went along with them to one of the Diamondbacks’ College Nights, a series of promotional games throughout the season.

Jessica Dennis and Geriece Jenkins enjoy the September 11 Diamondbacks game. They attending the game because it was a college game night. (Photo by Kevin Jimenez/Cronkite News)

Trump, Minions, Elsa among popular figures boosting piñata business

In a small, comfortable home near downtown Phoenix, colorful characters take shape.


At one border crossing, Mexico requiring U.S. citizens to show passports

SAN YSIDRO, California – At the Puerta Este border crossing, U.S. citizens and other foreigners walking into Mexico must now show their passports.

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Blister in the sun? Heat bearing down on the Valley

Safety Project Manager Julian Martinez watches from below as two steel workers weld a massive girder on the top floor of the new Sandra Day O’Connor Law School building under construction downtown.


Theft and larceny chief source of crime at Valley community colleges

Tyler Puglisi leaves her Marc Jacobs watch at home when she leaves for classes at Glendale Community College. A freshman, Puglisi said friends have had their cellphones and watches stolen, and she doesn't want to lose something that cost her more than $150.

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300-plus fugitives arrested by Maricopa, Pima, Pinal authorities

An effort involving law enforcement agencies in Maricopa, Pinal and Pima counties has apprehended 307 fugitives since March 2, authorities said Monday.

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Remembering Raul Castro, former Arizona governor

To Alfredo Gutierrez, former majority and minority leader of the Arizona State Senate, Gov. Raul H. Castro wasn’t the warmest person to deal with.