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Nogales wary about executive order to start building border wall

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.

Inauguration speech disappoints Grijalva, who watches from Tucson

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.

Cities, two states raise the smoking age to 21 in effort to curb use

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.

Artist discusses massive northern Arizona crater-based art installation

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.

Hundreds of books challenged each year by those who want them banned

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.