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Tourism tension in Instagram age: $1 billion in AZ taxes, challenges to preservation

PHOENIX – Tourism continues to expand in Arizona, a boon for jobs, development and tax revenue, but the growth presents challenges to preserving the natural beauty that draws visitors to the state.


‘It’s pretty emotional’: ASU baseball ready for first regional since 2016

PHOENIX – ASU baseball is headed back to the postseason after a two-season hiatus.


Doing more time: Ex-felons face long odds, long wait to restore voting rights

TUCSON - The years paying off their debt to society is just the starr for ex-felons who are trying to regain their votiing rights - they face more years and hurdles in Arizona, one of the more difficult states to get the vote back. But former felons say it's worth the fight, and some state officials and advocates agree.


Weather conditions set Maricopa County up for better air than last year

PHOENIX – Maricopa County is seeing improvements in air quality from last year.


Game track: Arizona, Sonora install cameras to monitor large animals along the border

EL RANCHO LAS AGUILAS, Mexico – Sonoran and Arizona game officials recently set up dozens of remote cameras to track large animals, many of whom range back and forth across the border with Mexico.


Tucson council votes to support Nogales in fight against razor wire

TUCSON – The Tucson City Council voted Wednesday night to support the border city of Nogales in its fight with federal authorities and the U.S. military over concertina wire strung along the border fence.


Venezuelans in the Valley rally in support of Venezuela’s new opposition leader

TEMPE – The Venezuelan community in Arizona gathered to express support for Juan Guaidó and optimism for the future of Venezuela.


Victims of Baptist Foundation scheme still recovering 20 years later

PHOENIX – Anne Mezzapelle Cacace was one of 11,000 investors who lost $580 million when the Baptist Foundation of Arizona, or BFA, a registered nonprofit, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in 1999, in what prosecutors described as a Ponzi scheme. To this day, it is considered one of the largest affinity frauds in U.S history.


Buckle up? Not in every seat in Arizona, which some experts frown on

WASHINGTON - Buckling up saves lives, particularly during the busy holiday travel season, but safety experts saw Arizona's relatively lax seatbelt laws leave a lot to be desired. One state expert disagrees, saying Arizona actually does better on seatbelt use than many states with stricter laws.


Simulation gives Gilbert caregivers an idea of what it’s like to live with dementia

GILBERT – Staff at a Gilbert assisted-living facility participated in a dementia simulation to better understand the cognitive difficulties common to older people.


Clean Elections commissions interactive mural on Roosevelt Row to spur younger people to vote

PHOENIX – The Citizens Clean Election Commission commissioned a mural along Roosevelt Row to attract inspire the younder generation to vote.


‘Fight the bite’: August rains bring risk of mosquito-borne illnesses

PHOENIX — Preventing rainwater from pooling is a good way to prevent mosquitoes from breeding and spreading disease, like the west nile.