By Emily L. Mahoney | Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017
NOGALES, ARIZONA - As President Donald Trump signed executive orders in Washington to build a wall and increase enforcement of the U.S.-Mexico border, Carlos Santa Cruz’s small section of fence behind his house was quiet and serene. A landscaper in Nogales and Rio Rico, he has lived right next to the border for 37 years and has seen the changes that have come with different presidential administrations.
By Tyler Handlan | Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017
SCOTTSDALE — In frigid Huron, South Dakota, Dale Balvin realized he loved golf at age 10.
By Emily L. Mahoney | Friday, Jan. 20, 2017
TUCSON - While the fanfare of Donald Trump’s inauguration engulfed Washington, D.C., in a swathe of traditions and “Make America Great Again” hats on Friday, Rep. Raúl Grijalva watched the ceremony alone from his office a couple thousand miles away.
By Andres Guerra Luz | Monday, Nov. 14, 2016
SCOTTSDALE - According to the Navajo teachings Sam Anderson learned as a child, water is sacred.
By Tyler Rubin | Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016
PHOENIX - Michael McDowell, who was born in Phoenix and raised in Glendale, recently learned that he now owns a little piece of NASCAR racing history.
By Hipple Patel | Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016
Dr. Richard Brady owns a veterinary clinic in Cottonwood, Arizona. Up until a few months ago, he was having problems with teens purchasing tobacco products at the store next door and then loitering in front of his shop. Then the town raised the smoking age to 21.
By Claire Caulfield | Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016
WASHINGTON - Head Start "has done a lot of good in the past 50 years," but the first early education program in the U.S. is due for a change, said Jonathon Gonzales, executive director of the Arizona Head Start Association.
By Aida Chavez | Monday, Oct. 3, 2016
WASHINGTON - To mapmakers and geologists, it's Roden Crater, a volcanic cone outside Flagstaff. To artist James Turrell, who has spent his career working with light installations, it's his "unfinished dissertation," a massive art project that he started almost 40 years ago and for which he has no estimated opening date.
By Hipple Patel | Friday, Sept. 30, 2016
In an era when children can see just about anything on their cellphones, there are still hundreds of attempts to ban books each year. According to the American Library Association, 275 books were challenged in 2015 and 11,000 books have been challenged since the inception of Banned Books Week in 1982. “Challenged” means that someone made a attempt to remove or restrict a book from school and public libraries across the country.
By Staff | Monday, Aug. 1, 2016
Sen. John McCain on Monday released a lengthy statement condemning GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump's reaction to the criticism he received by the immigrant family of a Muslim U.S. soldier who died in battle.
By Emily Zentner | Thursday, June 2, 2016
WASHINGTON - An Arizona death row inmate could get another chance to challenge his sentence in a 2001 murder, after the U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday overturned a ruling by Arizona's high court.
By Emily Zentner | Friday, May 27, 2016
WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court Thursday upheld the death sentences against Joseph Clarence Smith for the 1976 murders of two teenage girls while he was on probation for a previous rape.