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What Maria washed away: Puerto Ricans resettle in Arizona

FOUNTAIN HILLS — Maria Torres sat in her daughter’s living room remembering the day Hurricane Maria made landfall in her town of Yabucoa, Puerto Rico, and changed her life forever.

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DACA renewals come to a close, those affected look to the future

PHOENIX - Jazmin Nuñez was born in the United States, and therefore is a citizen — but her sister is not. That’s why for the past month, Nuñez has worked hard to help people do what her own sister can’t: renew their DACA status.

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Volunteers help DACA recipients through ‘nerve wracking’ renewal process

PHOENIX — As the weeks go by, DACA recipients know time is running out. That’s why on Wednesday morning, several of them walked into the Phoenix offices of Living United for Change in Arizona (LUCHA). They wrote their names on a sign-in sheet and carried folders of paperwork. They took seats next to volunteers.

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Senate eyes bill on online sex trafficking; critics say it goes too far

WASHINGTON - When prosecutors tried to bring criminal charges against backpage.com in connection with alleged sex trafficking, a California judge dismissed the case last month saying the website enjoyed immunity under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act.


Phoenix Rising hopes Gold Cup success helps MLS cause

GLENDALE — Valley soccer fans showed once again that their passion for the world’s most popular sport is alive and well.


Frank Kush’s legacy far greater than winning football games

PHOENIX — Frank Kush was defined by his accomplishments and controversies but his impact on the growth of Arizona State as a university should be his greatest legacy.


Outreach program teaches Latino families about the dangers of substance abuse

TUCSON -- Twice a week, Latino families gather at Apollo Middle School for Familia Adelante, an after-school prevention program designed to teach families about the consequences of substance abuse.


Former Homeland Security secretary addresses cybersecurity concerns

PHOENIX – Michael Chertoff, who served as U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security from 2005 to 2009, said there’s a new story about hacking that “catches your attention” every day.


New citizens share mixed emotions about immigration debate

PHOENIX - When Abraham Martinez - “like Abraham Lincoln,” he said - raised his right hand in a courtroom on Friday to take the oath of allegiance in a citizenship ceremony with 71 other people, news about the immigration debate was on his mind.


Coming full circle: A 360 view into the life of a recovering opioid addict

Coming full circle: A 360 view into the life of a recovering opioid addict


360 Video: Mock bedroom exposes hidden signs of drug addiction

360 Video: Mock bedroom exposes hidden signs of drug addiction


Michelle Obama campaigns in Phoenix in push to turn Arizona blue

PHOENIX – First Lady Michelle Obama campaigned Thursday as the Hillary Clinton campaign closer in Arizona, speaking of the power of hope to build human connections, show empathy for the strength of inclusiveness and acknowledge the hard work of Americans who struggle to improve their lives.