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Arizona posts lowest college completion rate, highest default rate

WASHINGTON - Arizona tied Alaska for the lowest college completion rate in the country in 2013, with just 29 percent of students able to earn a four-year degree in six years or less, a new report says.


Court orders new hearing in asset seizures from human-smuggling probe

Editors Note: A previous version of this story incorrectly reported the outcome of the two plaintiffs' efforts to get back the money that was seized by the state of Arizona. Lia Rivadeneyra eventually got her money back but Javier Torres never did, their attorney says. The story below has been revised to reflect the correct information. Clients who used this story are asked to run the correction that can be found here.


Arizona advocates vow to fight on as Supreme Court OKs same-sex marriage

WASHINGTON - A divided Supreme Court said Friday that states cannot deny marriage licenses to same-sex couples, ruling that the Constitution's protection of the right to marry cannot be denied based on gender.


Glendale City Council votes to void deal with Coyotes

Editor’s note: An earlier version of this story named an individual who was the reason for the council vote. City officials said late Thursday they had not revealed a specific individual. The story has been changed to reflect the new information.

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Advocates call for state to expand participation in sex ed

Teen pregnancy in Arizona is a story of improvement and opportunity, advocates and experts say.

Dezzera Eschesabel

Recovering heroin addict: ‘I’m not ashamed anymore’

Dara Lawson, a 21-year-old recovering heroin addict, talks to Cronkite News about her appearance on the statewide broadcast of “Hooked” and how it helped her to stay sober. Lawson, who said she has been off heroin for nearly four years, has a son and is pregnant with her second child. Her husband also is a recovering heroin addict.

Heroin recovery