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A child of two nations: Hope for ‘democracia’ in Peru spurs new parents

A newborn represents the vanguard of a new generation of Peruvians born to Venezuelan refugee parents


Utah presses forward on pipeline despite strains on Colorado River

ST. GEORGE, Utah – Despite legal agreements on drought in the Colorado River Basin, southwestern Utah communities are pushing for expensive water projects.


Smartphones, Snapchat, Instagram transform how today’s teens bully each other

PHOENIX – Increased accessibility to Wi-Fi, cellphones and social media platforms continues to transform how teens bully one another.


At a downtown Phoenix center, the tables are turning for people with HIV

PHOENIX – “Cookie” King, who was diagnosed with HIV 34 years ago, works at the Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS helping those who walk the path she once walked. The need is great, because Maricopa County is a hotspot for HIV occurrences.


Arizona supports ‘Waters of U.S.’ rule change, but wants to delay enactment

PHOENIX – Arizona supports a proposed federal rule change redefining what’s considered a “Water of the United States,” but is asking for more time.


FDA vs. SPF: Feds say new look at sunscreen regulations long overdue

WASHINGTON - The Food and Drug Administration wants to take a closer look at ingredients and labeling for sunscreens, updating regulations that have not been changed "in literally decades" But it also said people should still slather up, "given the recognized public health benefits of sunscreen use."


‘Enough is enough’: State considers cellphone ban for drivers weeks after officer’s death

PHOENIX – Three weeks after Officer Clayton Townsend was hit and killed at a traffic stop, allegedly by a motorist who was driving and texting, state Sen. Kate Brophy McGee introduced a “hands-free” bill to prohibit the use of a cell-phone in a moving vehicle.


Arizona’s drought plan faces several obstacles, and time is just one of them

PHOENIX – Arizona lawmakers say they’ve made progress on a drought contingency plan, but much remains to be done before a Jan. 31 deadline imposed by federal water managers.


Future for Mexican solar seems bright, even under new administration

HERMOSILLO, Mexico – Several large solar projects in Sonora are soon to come fully online, including one of the largest in Latin America. Much of this expansion came from energy reforms pushed by President Enrique Peña Nieto, but with a new administration in power, will the progress continue?


With deadline looming, can Arizona Legislature agree to complex drought plan?

PHOENIX – Arizona’s 90 lawmakers have to approve a Drought Contingency Plan by the end of January, but can they digest the complexities and produce a plan that’s equitable for farms and cities?


Report: Crimes against Native women vastly underreported in urban areas

WASHINGTON - A lack of solid data in government and law enforcement records has led to the underreporting of hundreds of deaths and thousands of missing persons cases for Native American women and girls who are living in urban areas, a new report says.


Flake, Kyl join razor-thin majority to put Kavanaugh on Supreme Court

WASHINGTON - Arizona Sens. Jeff Flake and Jon Kyl fell in line with other Senate Republicans Saturday to confirm Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court by the narrowest of margins as protests continued inside and outsde the Capitol and at the court..