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Plan to protect 1.7 million acres at Grand Canyon claims new support

WASHINGTON - Backers of a bill that would create a new national monument on 1.7 million acres of federal land around the Grand Canyon touted a new survey Thursday that they said shows broad support for the plan.

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Report: Markets, cyberattacks pose biggest financial risks to Phoenix

WASHINGTON - Phoenix faces a bigger financial threat from a market crash than it does from drought, terrorism or any of a number of other manmade and natural disasters, according to a new "risk index" of cities around the globe.


Audit: Arizona revenue department vulnerable to computer system attacks

Arizona taxpayers’ financial and personal information at the Arizona Department of Revenue is vulnerable to computer-system attacks, and some employees failed to follow proper security measures, a state audit has found.

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Report: Gay rights gain but Arizona, other states, still fall short

WASHINGTON - It's been a good couple of years for LGBT rights in America, with the Pentagon allowing gays to serve openly in the military and the Supreme Court declaring same-sex marriage bans unconstitutional.


Six months later, Gold King Mine crisis has passed but concerns linger

WASHINGTON - Six months after the Gold King Mine spill dumped nearly 3 million gallons of toxins into the Animas River, regulators say the immediate threat has passed and that an abandoned mine survey has "not discovered anything similar" in Arizona.


White House adds $1.1 billion in 2017 budget for opioid, heroin abuse

WASHINGTON - The White House said Tuesday that it will include an additional $1.1 billion in its fiscal 2017 budget request to help states battle prescription opioid abuse and heroin use.

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Plan allowing shooting in Sonoran Desert National Monument advances

WASHINGTON - Federal officials are moving forward with a proposal to allow target shooting on more than 470,000 acres of the Sonoran Desert National Monument - a stark change from a 2012 plan that would have limited shooting to just 84 acres.


Google takes Horizon Community Learning Center across the world

Faith Manegold, a ninth-grader at Horizon Community Learning Center, walks around a cathedral in Verona, Italy. She examines the details of the structure and imagines the scenes of Romeo and Juliet that she is learning in class. However, she hasn’t stepped foot outside of her school’s multipurpose room in Phoenix.

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Brunson-Lee students making significant achievements, despite economic, educational challenges

Rachael DeFraesart’s Room 122 is full of all the fourth grade trappings: Posters that diagram long multiplication and illustrate phonics, define vocabulary words and offer inspiration.

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Arizona homeless disenchanted by politics, face barriers to vote

Hidden behind the government district in downtown Phoenix sits a cluster of homeless shelters, food banks and clinics.

Rick Mead (left) and Jimmy Donnelly break outside Andre's House before lunch. Donnelly was on the streets and a "guest" at the shelter before winning a housing lottery ticket. After volunteering, he's now head of security at Andre's. (Photo by Brooke Stobbe/Cronkite News)

Seattle micro-housing: Could it catch on in Arizona?

Micro-unit housing is growing in popularity in Seattle and in other cities, but could it catch on in Arizona?

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As state’s child death rate rises, health officials focus on safe sleeping techniques

Arizona’s child death rate increased in 2014 and the Arizona Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics determined that one-third of the deaths could have been prevented.

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