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‘Amazing Grace’: Scenes from Sen. McCain’s memorial

More than 15,000 people paid respects to Sen. John McCain at the Capitol and hundreds lined the route to carrying the casket to a memorial service at North Phoenix Baptist Church. Later Thursday, the senator will be flown to Washington, D.C. for services later this week.


Listen: McCain leaves legacy of community connections

Sen. John McCain’s connections to community ran deep, whether through a high school student learning about his legacy, a native of the Philippines honoring her father’s military service by showing up at the public viewing of a fellow veteran, or a Phoenix woman who said his Senate office saved her.


Scenes from the Capitol: Arizonans say goodbye to Sen. John McCain

Hundreds of people paid their respects to Sen. John McCain, who died Saturday after a battle with brain cancer, at the Arizona Capitol rotunda.


‘Sometimes, just standing sends a message’: Honor guards pay homage to McCain

Members of volunteer POW/MIA/KIA Honor Guard have been paying their respects to Sen. John McCain of Arizona, former POW who was a champion of veterans and their causes.


Sen. McCain to lie in state at Arizona Capitol on Wednesday; mourners continue to pay respects

As Arizonans continued to mourn Sunday, Gov. Doug Ducey said Sen. John McCain will lie in state at the state Capitol on Wednesday, which is McCain's birthday.


Cases of missing and murdered Native American women challenge police, courts

Native American women across the country are being murdered and sexually assaulted on reservations and nearby towns at far higher rates than other American women.


HIV testing lags in Arizona; new cases have risen since 2011

As Arizona rates of HIV rise, organizations across the Valley provide free testing for the community at several participating Walgreens locations.


Environmentalists, ranchers trade barbs in killing of Mexican gray wolf

WASHINGTON - Environmentalists and livestock owners are pointing fingers after government agents killed an endangered Mexican gray wolf last month for preying on cattle, the first wolf killed for depredation in 10 years.


Arizona residents mark Juneteenth, say schools need to teach about delay in Emancipation Proclamation

PHOENIX – When President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863, giving slaves their freedom, it took more than two years for news to travel to Galveston, Texas.


I saw it on Facebook: Posts alert neighbors to crime, community help

MARICOPA — When Trisha Johnson spotted a Mitsubishi lurching along the dusty road in front of her house, her fingers flew over the keyboard of her smartphone. Within seconds, she posted an alert on Facebook to neighbors in her rural community.


Elderly refugees struggle to build new life in Arizona

PHOENIX – Building a new life can be difficult enough for a young refugee. It’s even harder for an elderly person to learn a new language and culture while coping with displacement and loss.