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Mixed Americans: How multiracial families talk about race

TEMPE – When Talia Fuentes fills out the race/ethnicity portion of the United States Census, she checks three boxes: Hispanic, Native American, and Caucasian. But up until 2000, Fuentes, and others like her, would have only been able to check one box.


A cleaner Santa Cruz River helps Tucson community connect

TUCSON - Jason Ground has two main reasons to enjoy the stretch of the “new” Santa Cruz River that runs through Tucson.

The Santa Cruz River

Teaching medical workers to recognize and help human trafficking victims

PHOENIX – Phoenix has been identified by the Department of Justice as a major human trafficking destination but a local hospital is training health care workers to spot and help the men and women who have fallen victim to prostitution.

Dominique Roe-Sepowitz discusses warning signs

Senate probe blasts Chandler-based Insys for practices on painkiller

WASHINGTON - A Senate investigation released Wednesday claims that Chandler-based pharmaceutical company Insys Therapeutics used "aggressive and likely illegal techniques to boost prescriptions" of a painkiller that contained the powerful synthetic opioid fentanyl.


Native American tribes fight for clean water and more money

CROW AGENCY, Mont. – When John Doyle first noticed signs of trouble in the Little Bighorn River, he was still a young member of the Apsaalooke Nation in southeastern Montana.

man looks towards water

Industrial waste pollutes America’s drinking water

PHOENIX – In Ringwood, New Jersey, Ford Motor Co. dumped more than 35,000 tons of toxic paint sludge onto lands occupied for centuries by the Turtle Clan of the Ramapough Lenape tribe, poisoning groundwater with arsenic, lead and other harmful chemicals.

Industrial view

How does water get treated?

PHOENIX – The Deer Valley Treatment Plant cleans, tests and pumps out 150 million gallons of water a day.


Morale, hiring practices could hinder plan to boost border agents

WASHINGTON - A Trump administration plan to hire thousands more border and immigration officers is "desperately" needed, but unlikely to happen quickly at agencies plagued by low morale and a cumbersome hiring process, witnesses told a Senate panel Wednesday.


Backpage.com executives plead Fifth in hearing on sex trafficking

WASHINGTON - Executives of the online classifieds site Backpage.com refused to answer questions Tuesday from a Senate committee investigating claims that the site facilitated child sex trafficking through its adult ads section.


Trump talk of eliminating gun-free schools a long shot, experts say

WASHINGTON - Charles Heller embraces President-elect Donald Trump's proposal to eliminate gun-free zones on school campuses, a move he sees as "really restoring a freedom, not eliminating anything."


Navajo hope to digitally preserve thousands of hours of oral history

WASHINGTON - Jolyana Begay-Kroupa still remembers waiting for the seasons to change when she was a child so she could hear the winter stories her Navajo grandparents would tell.

Digitized Dine

ASU Mariachi Ensemble celebrates culture, music of Mexico

TEMPE - On a Monday evening in September, Michael Smith hummed quietly and scrawled the names of mariachi songs on a whiteboard.