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7-year-old girl dies crossing border; authorities blame smugglers

TUCSON – Federal agents found the body of a 7-year-old girl near the Arizona-Mexico border Wednesday morning


Coming of age: ASU golf coach Thurmond takes daughters on trips of a lifetime

PHOENIX – Arizona State's Matt Thurmond has a special birthday gift for his daughters when they turn 14.

Matt Thurmond, ASU men's golf coach, and his daughter

Pima official defends clean-water rule that farmers blast as burdensome

WASHINGTON - Both sides at a Senate hearing on the Waters of the U.S. rule agreed they want clean water, but a Pima County official said a Trump plan would open the door to pollution while farm groups said an Obama-era rule was too burdensome and confusing to be effective.


Peaches and team: 7-year-old cancer patient finds support from all-girls baseball teammates

CHANDLER – When they learned Leighton Accardo was battling cancer, teammates on her all-girls baseball team rallied around her.


The winners and losers in Arizona’s $11.8 billion budget

PHOENIX – Teachers, victims of child sex abuse and low-income kids were among the winners in the budget the Legislature passed late Monday.


Henry Cejudo reflects on Maryvale roots as he prepares for UFC championship bout

PHOENIX – As Henry Cejudo prepares for his fight against Marlon Moraes for the vacant bantamweight championship at UFC 238, he thinks back to his roots in Maryvale.


Arizona farmers can legally grow industrial hemp, but will they take the risk?

CASA GRANDE – Paco Ollerton, a third-generation cotton farmer, is carefully looking at growing industrial hemp – a crop that has attracted many with its environmentally friendly claims – this summer, as it will be legal to grow in the state May 31.


Capitol Hill internships always paid off – this summer they’ll pay, too

WASHINGTON – Students heading to Washington for Capitol Hill internships this summer will see something that many haven't seen there in decades - a little pay for their long hours and hard work. Congress this year set aside money to pay interns, and most Arizona lawmakers said they plan to do so.


Same report, different take for state lawmakers eyeing Mueller report

PHOENIX - Arizona lawmakers looked at the same 448-page Mueller report and saw two different things, with two very different reactions, depending on which side of the aisle they are on. If there was a common thread, it was that nobody's mind appeared to be changed by the report.


Mother urges Phoenix police to carry life-saving overdose drug

PHOENIX – Only 100 of Phoenix’s specialty police officers carry Narcan, a nasal spray form of naloxone. A mother who lost two children to opioid overdoses is trying to change that.


Coyotes proud of season but disappointed to finish short of playoffs

For the seventh straight season, Coyotes have missed the playoffs, the second-worst drought in the NHL. However, the players, who cleaned out their lockers Monday, still feel encouraged.


Phoenix officials pleased with cancer screening program for first-responders

PHOENIX – A cancer screening program for Valley police and firefighters has detected several cases of cancer, but all were caught early enough to successfully treat.