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CBP: Southern border apprehensions topped 360,000 in first half of year

WASHINGTON - Frontline border officials told a Senate panel that the crisis at the southern border is real and that "something has to change" to combat the growing number of migrants arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border, which topped 360,000 for the first half of fiscal 2019.


Snarky comment in college admissions investigation has ASU supporters up in arms

PHOENIX – Arizonians are taking to social media after Mossimo Giannulli made a negative comment about Arizona State University in the wake of college bribe scandal.


Border communities refine tactics to deal with onslaught of fentanyl overdoses

NOGALES – Law enforcement in border communities are taking a proactive stance against fentanyl overdose deaths through community engagement and naloxone training.


‘Full speed ahead’: Mark Kelly launches Senate bid at Phoenix rally

PHOENIX – Former Astronaut Mark Kelly launched his campaign for U.S. Senate Sunday afternoon in downtown Phoenix, attracting several hundred supporters to hear his plan for Arizona.


As trade deal looms, North American farm officials pledge cooperation

WASHINGTON - The top agriculture officials from Canada, Mexico and the U.S. reiterated the importance of North American trade and cooperation Thursday in their first joint meeting since the release of a replacement deal for NAFTA that is now struggling toward passage.


What the hail? Spring training interrupted by cold, heavy rain

PHOENIX -- The first game of the Cactus League season was postponed Thursday when heavy rains fell on the metropolitan Phoenix area, keeping fans at home and grounds crew busy.


Discussion of Arizona basketball unrest finds its way to Board of Regents meeting

TEMPE – Although many thought the storm surrounding the Arizona men’s basketball program had dissipated, new developments have put the program back in the national spotlight.


Where’s the hype? National Signing Day much quieter with NCAA rule changes

TEMPE – The hype that used to accompany national signing day is no long present. The NCAA's decision to add an early signing period has changed the dynamic.


Trump call for unity appears to do little to sway divided Congress

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump used his first speech to a divided Congress to call for unity and a plea to "govern not as two parties, but as one nation." But the reaction to his State of the Union address fell largely along party lines, which was mirrored in the Arizona delegation's response.


Tucson faces potential legal battle with state over sanctuary city petition

TUCSON – Voters will decide if the petition becomes city code, but the courts will decide if it stays.


Estrada says border wall alone is not the best way to stem drug trafficking

WASHINGTON - Santa Cruz County Sheriff Tony Estrada said a border wall would do "very little" to stop the flow of drugs, most of which come in to the U.S. through ports of entry, which require more personnel and better technology.


Opinions divided on whether former ASU standout Barry Bonds belongs in Hall of Fame

PHOENIX – Opinions are split on whether former Arizona State standout Barry Bonds will find his way into the Baseball Hall of Fame.