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Some Valley pet-store owners not worried about potential PetSmart and Petco merger

SCOTTSDALE – Customers can browse organic food, peruse designer-quality clothing and enjoy the aroma of high-end shampoo wafting around the space at this luxury boutique in Scottsdale.


Monarch butterflies face threats on both sides of the border

SCOTTSDALE – From deforestation in Mexico to a dwindling food supply in the U.S., Monarch butterflies face threats on both sides of the border.

monarch butterfly photo

Experts: What do businesses need to increase trade across borders?

More than a dozen panelists discussed the growing number of business opportunities popping up across borders at the North America Economic Connectivity Conference last week.

The Morrison Institute for Public Policy at Arizona State University hosted the North America Economic Connectivity Conference on Sept. 30 at the Phoenix Airport Marriott. (Photo by Carla León/Cronkite News)

Trump, Minions, Elsa among popular figures boosting piñata business

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


Catholic Church increasing Hispanic outreach

When Pope Francis visits Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia, he will see the changing face of the Roman Catholic Church in America, which includes more Hispanics and immigrants.


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.

San Ysidro Border

House, Senate panels forward bills to halt Glendale casino

Bills that would halt construction on a Tohono O’odham casino in Glendale passed committees in both the House and the Senate Wednesday.


Mesa teacher, other ‘teachers of the year’ honored at White House

He didn’t get the crystal apple awarded to the National Teacher of the Year by President Barack Obama, but a Mesa high school teacher said his visit to the White House Wednesday was still a “surreal, almost an out-of-body experience.”


Phone call rates squeeze inmate families, boost state prison revenues

GLENDALE – Shayna Palles says phone calls are one of the few ways she can keep her 2-year-old daughter connected to her father, David Colbert, who is serving a 7.5-year prison term in Tucson for second-degree burglary.

Shayna Palles

Endangered species condoms mark Earth Day with an earthy message

WASHINGTON – The Tucson-based Center for Biological Diversity worries that Earth Day has moved away from its original focus on overpopulation, so it will bring that message back in an unusual package – 50,000 endangered species condoms.

Sea otter condom label

Fort Huachuca plans ‘buffer’ against development; conservationists skeptical

A trio of federal agencies announced this week that Fort Huachuca will be part of a program aimed at preventing land development around bases, to aid military operations while protecting vulnerable environments.


It’s not your imagination: Airline performance fell in 2014, report says

WASHINGTON – Two of the biggest airlines serving Arizona saw a decline in their service last year – but they were not alone.