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Buffelgrass Blues: Campaign kicks off in Phoenix parks to combat an invasive species

PHOENIX – Buffelgrass, an invasive species from South Africa, is the focus of an eradication campaign by Phoenix and several conservancy groups.


Court agrees man could face torture, death if returned to El Salvador

WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court overturned an immigration board's decision to deport an Arizona man to his native El Salvador, rejecting the lower court's "glib characterization" that murders, beatings and home invasions did not constitute persecution.


ADOT workers on South Mountain Freeway muscle through the summer heat

PHOENIX – As the summer heat kicks into high gear, the Arizona Department of Transportation is ensuring its 1,500 workers stay safe while constructing the long-envisioned South Mountain Freeway.


Spying? Deliveries? No, these drones are for racing

PHOENIX -- After a motocross accident left him confined to a wheelchair, Jim Boomer needed another adrenaline-pumping sport.


Organization fights to revive Ajo’s economy after decades of recession

Ajo, Arizona, once nearly a ghost town, is in the hands of a single nonprofit seeking to save the economy by getting residents back into school and the workforce.


High school seniors appear to be acing first-ever civics requirement

WASHINGTON - The civics test that will be required of all graduating high school seniors this spring does not appear to have been that much of a test for members of the Class of 2017.

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DACA teachers, used to comforting, find themselves in need of comfort

WASHINGTON - Former Phoenix high school teacher Reyna Montoya said it was typical for undocumented immigrant children to come to her and talk about their troubles in school and their fears at home, where they or their parents might be deported.


FEC: Arizonans gave $1.5 million toward Trump’s $107 million inaugural

WASHINGTON - Arizona residents donated $1.5 million toward President Donald Trump's record-breaking inauguration fund, dwarfing the $26,000 that Arizonans gave to the last inauguration of President Barack Obama, according to Federal Election Commission reports.


Phoenix teacher takes in sights as she takes message to White House

WASHINGTON - It's a long way from the first-grade of Encanto Elementary School in Phoenix to a meeting in Washington with some of the nation's most powerful government officials, and teacher Michelle Doherty admitted Thursday that she was a little overwhelmed.


Supreme Court voids $2.7 million award against Goodyear in Arizona case

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Tuesday overturned a $2.7 million award that Goodyear and its attorneys had been ordered to pay for withholding documents from a family that sued the tire maker over a crash in Arizona.

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Making the grade, missing meals: Community college students go hungry

WASHINGTON - Sunny Price knows what it's like to try to keep up with college studies when you don't have enough to eat.


Lenders reassure students, after feds allow collection fees on defaults

WASHINGTON - Loan guaranty companies hailed an Education Department directive that will let them again begin charging collection fees to students who default on a specific category of loan, a practice prohibited under the Obama administration.