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Cosplay industry grows rapidly, Arizona benefits from pop culture phenomenon

TUCSON – When Dustbunny first learned about cosplay in high school, she viewed it as just “dress up.”


Cities deprived of venture capital look for ways to share the wealth

WASHINGTON - Jonathan Cottrell understands that when it comes to available venture capital, the Valley is no Silicon Valley. But he and other entrepreneurs don't know why that can't change, and they have started various networking and mentoring efforts in hopes of turning things around.


Family members hail opening of office for victims of immigrant crime

WASHINGTON - A new federal office that will assist victims of crimes committed by immigrants brought "relief and a sense of accomplishment" to parents of Arizona crime victims, on hand Wednesday to witness the opening of the office.


In Focus, episode 5: Finding ‘hidden resources’ for autism care

Raising a child with autism can be incredibly challenging under the best of circumstances. For families who live in small towns, far from big-city resources, it can be even harder. In this episode of In Focus, we talk with Elizabeth Gullikson, a 30-year-old mother and resident of Yuma. Her four-year-old son, Gavin Cunningham, has autism. Elizabeth and her family try to acquire the best help for Gavin, but it can take some serious digging to excavate the right resources.

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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.


Lollipops teach students what segregation feels like during Black History Month

SCOTTSDALE – Mackenzie Leblanc frowned at her lollipop in disappointment, trying to figure out why students in the group across from her were rewarded with the good lollipops – the ones with bubble gum in the middle – for doing the same exercise she had just completed.


Court: Maricopa County worker’s talk with reporter was not protected speech

WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court ruled Thursday that the Maricopa County Attorney's Office did not violate the First Amendment rights or employee contract of a former worker it terminated following comments she made to the Arizona Republic.


Arizonans on hand as Trump signs orders on borders, immigration

WASHINGTON - As Arizona resident Steve Ronnebeck watched President Donald Trump sign an executive order to tighten U.S. borders and immigration policies Wednesday, he said he felt as if his slain son Grant finally had a voice.


How can journalists more accurately reflect Americans’ voices?

After many journalists were surprised by the results of the presidential election, they are left wondering how news media underestimated the swell of support for Donald Trump.


Arizona’s Election Day a mix of high turnout, enthusiasm and frustrating problems

Arizona's Election Day was a mix of computer problems, long lines, frustration and enthusiasm as state races and a divisive presidential campaign drew high numbers of voters to the polls.


Arizona polls closing but several locations still have long lines

7 p.m. update: Arizona polls officially closed at 7 p.m., but long lines persist throughout the state. In the Valley, voters have reported a 3-hour wait at the Maryvale Church of the Nazarene, and a 90-minute wait at Quentin Elementary School in Avondale. Near the border, wait time exceeds 2 hours at St. Andrews Catholic Church in Sierra Vista; the line lasts an hour at the Yuma Civic Center; and 300 people remain in line at the Douglas Visitor Center.


Police arrest four people in Tempe during police brutality protest

TEMPE – Tempe police on Monday arrested the Rev. Jarrett Maupin and at least three other people after they blocked the Mill Avenue Bridge for impeding a public thoroughfare.