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Millennial and first-time Latino voters look to make big impact in 2016 elections

This time around, Diego Martinez Barrera aspires to make a difference with his vote. At age 20, he’s preparing not just to cast a ballot in his first presidential election, but to help others register to vote for the first time.


Wounded vets hunt for peace of mind

SPRINGERVILLE – The crisp mountain air bites at Sgt. Jose Valdenegro’s extremities as he and his hunting guide scout for elk high on a hilltop, not far from the New Mexico border. It’s 25 degrees, his 10 fingers and five toes stinging in protest at the cold.


Protesters march to demand an end to mass deportations

Families and immigrant advocates marched through downtown to demand an end to mass deportations. The group started at the capital and made stops at the Phoenix Police Department and ICE detention center.

Protest photo

Young refugees who arrive at the border alone struggle in U.S.

Immigrant youth who arrive at the border alone and have no family to take care of them in the U.S. often struggle to build a life.


Dignity Health promotes less smartphone usage, more conversation

What's the first thing you do in the morning?


New video game, Fallout 4, has Phoenix gamers buzzing

Local video game stores in Phoenix have been participating and preparing for the month of November, a big month for gamers. The software that has gamers buzzing today is the release of the long-awaited Fallout 4.


Leaders look to close Latino education gap

Only 17 percent of Latinos in Arizona have an associate degree or higher, according to research conducted by the Morrison Institute.


After 11-year break, IndyCar will return to Phoenix International Raceway

The Verizon IndyCar Series will return to Phoenix International Raceway (PIR) for the first time in over a decade.


Bad trash jams recycling effort, drives up costs

Every day about 350 tons of waste materials venture through a series of conveyors and are organized into piles at the Waste Management recycling facility in Surprise. The end product results in towering stacks of bottles, paper, cans and other recyclable items.


Residents on the U.S.-Mexico border are battling obesity

Mexico and the U.S. share an appetite for fast food that has both countries coping with obesity especially on the border.


Memory of fatal Border Patrol agent shooting haunts Nogales three years later

NOGALES, MEXICO – Dr. Luis Contreras Sanchez was browsing social media when he heard a rapid burst of gunfire just outside his home. It was a night he would not soon forget.

Sanchez shows posters on the side of his home above the exact spot where Rodriguez died.

Phoenix nonprofit ‘Fast Pitch’ competition gives more than just grants

Of the 20 semifinalist nonprofit organization leaders chosen for the 2016 Social Venture Partners Arizona Fast Pitch competition, only eight will deliver the three-minute eponymous pitches for their organizations in front of an audience and judges. Fewer will win the competition’s sponsor-funded cash grants that total over $50,000.