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Arizona fertile ground for growing golf’s next generation

SCOTTSDALE – The record-setting crowd of more than 600,000 who attended the Waste Management Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale in February suggests golf has never been more popular.


VA says it will remove three top officials of troubled Phoenix hospital

WASHINGTON - The Department of Veterans Affairs said Tuesday that it has issued "notices of proposed removal" to three top executives at the Phoenix health care system - two years after problems there were first reported.


Report: Arizona casino revenues grew for fourth year, mirroring nation

WASHINGTON - Revenues from Arizona casinos inched up to $1.82 billion in 2014 for a fourth straight year of growth, both trends that mirrored tribal casinos nationwide, according to a new national report.


For Arizona’s wrongfully convicted, life after prison brings hardship and hope

For 12 years, Drayton Witt passed his days behind bars, surrounded by rapists, murderers and convicts. Over the course of a decade, Witt insisted he was not guilty despite a murder conviction for killing his four-month old son.

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McCafé brews up a new plan to reduce waste

Arizona McDonald’s are working with school children to turn used coffee grounds into compost for community gardens.


Salmon’s surprise retirement throws open the race for his House seat

WASHINGTON - Rep. Matt Salmon's surprise announcement Thursday that he will not seek re-election to his seat in Congress shook up what was expected to be a sleepy campaign in a solidly Republican district this fall.


Need a job? Advocates say career technical education plays vital role in Arizona economy

Of all job openings in Arizona, more than half of them have fallen into a “middle-skills” category since 2010, according to data from the National Skills Coalition.


County, federal officials meet to discuss control of wild burro herds

WASHINGTON - Federal and county officials agreed after face-to-face meetings in Washington this week that "there is a problem" with overpopulation of wild burros in Arizona's western counties and that something needs to be done.


McCain, Kirkpatrick focus efforts on growing Latino vote in Senate race

WASHINGTON - The campaign to re-elect Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, is calling on Latino voters this year - literally and figuratively.


Arpaio, Trump rhetoric helps mobilize Latino voters, advocates say

WASHINGTON - Latino groups looking to help Hispanics flex their political muscle this election said that job is being made easier by rhetoric from people like Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and GOP presidential hopeful Donald Trump, among others.


Arizona lawmakers welcome A-10 funding, as they question shift to F-35

WASHINGTON - Arizona lawmakers applauded the official announcement that the A-10 fighter will be funded through fiscal 2022, even as they expressed concerns Wednesday about the readiness of its proposed replacement, the F-35.


VA struggles to fill medical center positions in Arizona, across nation

WASHINGTON - Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald told lawmakers Wednesday that his agency is having trouble filling vacancies at VA medical centers around the country, which has led to "critical staffing problems" at the facilities.