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Poverty rate falls in Arizona, but still exceeds national average

WASHINGTON - An estimated 88,529 Arizonans rose out of the ranks of poverty last year, but that still left about 1 million - or one state resident in seven - living below the poverty level, according to new Census data that show the state's poverty level fell faster, but remained higher, than the nation in 2017.


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.


Rising hate drives Latinos and immigrants into silence

More than one in five suspected hate crimes victimized Latinos, according to a News21 analysis of responses to the National Crime Victimization Survey data from 2012 to 2016.


As elections near, interest in schools fades for some campaigns

WASHINGTON - When Arizona teachers walked out of their classrooms in April to demand more funding for schools, it forced the issue of education into the headlines. Three months later, those headlines appear to be a distant memory to some campaigns.


Phoenix Council to proceed with light-rail extension to South Phoenix, but requests design evaluation

The Phoenix City Council on Wednesday voted to proceed with the development of the South Central light-rail extension after a contentious meeting with residents earlier this week.


Monsoon rescues are free, despite ‘stupid-motorist law,’ Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office says

Monsoon season sparks rumors about the enforcement a ‘stupid motorist law’ where drivers can be charged the cost of being rescued from storm floods. MCSO deputies want residents to know that they won’t make people pay.

Phoenix monsoon photo

More than 4,000 acres of land in northern Arizona to be auctioned for gas and oil exploration

A Trump administration plan calls for auctioning off about 4,200 acres of public land for oil and gas development in northern Arizona.


San Carlos Apache activist joins D.C. rally for ‘fundamental rights’

WASHINGTON - Native Americans face a slew of challenges, said Wendsler Nosie Sr., one of a number of speakers at a wide-ranging rally by dozens of activists as part of the Poor People's Campaign that touched on everything from voting rights to fights over the minimum wage.


Phoenix trains apprentices to become sanitation workers

Phoenix offers the Solid Waste Equipment Operator Apprenticeship – an intensive, yearlong paid program to give prospective sanitation workers intensive training.


Saluting history: WWII museum honors veterans by preserving their stories, vintage planes

At the Arizona Commemorative Air Force Museum in Mesa, volunteers keep history alive through storytelling and by keeping the museum’s vintage planes airworthy. Passengers can tour the museum and planes or take flight on one of several of their World War II aircraft.


Shoebox of hope comes full circle to health care, housing for the homeless

A nun who is a doctor established Circle the City, a medical-care facility for people who are homeless. The work started with her collecting donations in a shoebox. It expanded in April to a second location.


Ducey: Lawmakers agree to raise pay for teachers, support staff

Gov. Doug Ducey announced Friday he had reached an agreement with lawmakers that would provide 20 percent raises to Arizona teachers among other concessions as educators continue their second day of a statewide strike.