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Additional carcinogens prompt changes at groundwater plant at Tucson Superfund site

PHOENIX – The operators of a treatment plant near a Superfund site in Tucson have made some changes after the discovery of perfluorinated chemicals in groundwater. Authorities blame the contamination on manufacturing activities and unlined landfills near the airport decades ago.


Arizona delegation brings new faces, less seniority to next Congress

WASHINGTON - When the 116th Congress convenes in January, something notable will be missing in Arizona's delegation: About 73 years of collective Capitol Hill experience. The loss of senior members drops the delegation's average tenure from just under nine years in the last Congress to just over five now.


Arizona’s two abandoned-mine inspectors face daunting task: ‘We’re all by ourselves’

WICKENBURG – Meet Jerry Tyra, one of only two abandoned-mine supervisors in Arizona. The pair face an uphill battle trying to identify the estimated 100,000 abandoned mines in the state and render them safe, or at least safer.



Transgender rally at state Capitol encourages voting

PHOENIX – The LGBTQ community and its supporters rallied at the state Capitol and hope to encourage others to vote


Trump rallies Mesa crowd to support Republican McSally in tight Senate race

MESA – President Donald Trump told a crowd of thousands in a Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport hangar Friday night that a vote for U.S. Senate candidate Martha McSally would be the "second-best vote you ever cast." The greatest vote was for him, he said.


‘Our fish’: Dedicated biologists scour Colorado River to help endangered species survive

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. – Wildlife officials use electrified rafts to momentarily stun fish and pull them out of the water. They remove non-native fish – such as smallmouth bass – and eventually discard them in a local landfill.


Federal judge temporarily halts Trump administration’s order ending Temporary Protected Status

GOODYEAR – A federal judge in California on Wednesday temporarily halted a federal order that removed Temporary Protected Status for more than 300,000 immigrants nationwide. About 1,100 TPS holders from El Salvador, Haiti and Honduras live in Arizona.


Protesters walk out of hearing on rules for holding immigrant youth

WASHINGTON - Immigrant-rights advocates carrying signs - and babies - walked out of a Senate hearing to protest its review of a court ruling that limits the amount of time the government can hold immigrant children, limits that were key to the administration's ending its policy of separating families at the border.


From refugee camp to Central High: Kwete brothers making most of athletic opportunities

The Kwete brothers moved from an African refugee program to Phoenix two years ago. Now they are using their athletic abilities to open up opportunities they never imagined when their family fled the war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo.


Photo essay: John McCain memorials and services

Sen. John McCain is remembered by family, friends and hundreds in Phoenix before his body lies in state at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.


‘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.