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Smoke ’em if you’ve got ’em: Flavored vape ban alarms Arizona retailers

WASHINGTON - Arizona vape-store owners were alarmed by the Trump administration's announcement Wednesday that it plans to begin enforcing rules that would drive flavored e-cigarettes out of the market, an industry official said.


Footy, anyone? Australian Rules Football finds home in Arizona

TEMPE – Australian Rules Football is largely unknown in the Valley, but has given those playing a community of friends. It also gives those that are passionate about the sport an opportunity to play professionally through the USAFL.


DHS plan to close Flores ‘loophole’ likely to get tied in knots

WASHINGTON - The Trump administration unveiled new rules to replace the Flores agreement, a 1997 court ruling that severely limits the amount of time migrant children can be held by the government, but advocates say plan is flawed and that Flores is not likely to go down without a fight.


Protesters, proponents and the cultural clash over Phoenix police

PHOENIX – Police departments have looked to technology for solutions to criticisms, such as body-worn cameras to monitor police and public behavior and early-intervention software to sniff out bad behavior. Experiments with better community engagement, including civilian review boards with subpoena power, also are being considered or field-tested. Phoenix police plan to launch accountability procedures to document every time an officer draws a gun.


Without federal disaster aid, states are left to fend for themselves

BONDURANT, Wyo. – Without a federal major disaster declaration, FEMA assistance isn’t available. Either states pay to rebuild, or people are on their own.


Excavations reveal little wealth disparity in ancient Teotihuacán civilization

TEOTIHUACAN – Scientists sifting through the ruins of Teotihuacán say there appears to have been little wealth disparity in one of the largest cities in the ancient world. “You can have a complex urban society without a high level of inequality,” one ASU researcher says.


Climbing in Joshua Tree: Breaking bones and belaying friendships

JOSHUA TREE, California – Two climbers trace the evolution of the sport through their 40-year friendship. Todd Gordon and Tucker Tech pioneered many of the routes in Joshua Tree National Park, as visitors surge to nearly 3 million a year.


‘It’s our turn’: Phoenix police supporters rally outside City Hall

PHOENIX – About 50 demonstrators rallied Wednesday to show support for police in the wake of protests over a viral video of a controversial police stop.


Can the government be sued for climate change? Appeals court hears arguments

PHOENIX – Judges from the U.S. Appeals Court for the 9th Circuit heard arguments in a landmark case on climate change Tuesday.


‘One team, one heartbeat’: Arizona softball ends Women’s College World Series drought

TUCSON – With their Super Regional victory over Ole Miss, the Arizona Wildcats are headed to Oklahoma City for the Women’s College World Series for the first time since 2010.


Influx of Venezuelans sorely tests Peru’s economy and labor market

The Peruvian labor market is being transformed by an influx of more than 700,000 Venezuelans, a number that could double by year’s end.


Schools in Peru are under added pressure from wave of Venezuelan migrants

Although overwhelmed and short of money, educators in Peru are scrambling to accommodate an influx of Venezuelan school children.