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‘In God We Trust’ license plates spark funding furor

PHOENIX – The specialty license plate “In God We Trust” has come under fire because Alliance Defending Freedom, the group behind the plate, is designated as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center for its anti-LGBTQ views.


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.


Arizona food banks prepare for possible government shutdown – again

PHOENIX – Food banks that helped furloughed federal employees learned lessons that will help if the government shuts down again.


Poll: Phoenix residents want answers about government shutdown during State of the Union

PHOENIX ­– An informal poll on President Trump’s State of the Union address showed most respondents want him to discuss the recent government shutdown.


Pentagon more than doubles active-duty troops deployed to border

WASHINGTON - The Defense Department will send an additional 3,750 active-duty troops to the southern border to string razor wire help with surveillance, bringing the number of soldiers supporting Customs and Border Protection officers to 4,350.


How Arizona national parks survived the longest government shutdown in U.S. history

GRAND CANYON – With community help, the two national parks in Arizona that remained open during the federal government shutdown are still beautiful and saw little negative impact.


‘Enough is enough’: State considers cellphone ban for drivers weeks after officer’s death

PHOENIX – Three weeks after Officer Clayton Townsend was hit and killed at a traffic stop, allegedly by a motorist who was driving and texting, state Sen. Kate Brophy McGee introduced a “hands-free” bill to prohibit the use of a cell-phone in a moving vehicle.


Arizona’s indigenous women led the Phoenix Women’s March

PHOENIX – At the head of this years Phoenix Women’s March were indigenous women bringing awareness to missing and murdered native women.


Future of Suns, Diamondbacks in downtown Phoenix causing angst

PHOENIX – With the potential of the Diamondbacks and Suns leaving downtown Phoenix, growth of the area could slow down.


New fellowships help train doctors in battle against drug addictions

PHOENIX – The opioid crisis has underscored the shortage of U.S. doctors trained in addiction medicine, but two new Arizona fellowships hope to encourage more doctors to enter the field.


Food insecurity a challenge for nearly half of college students in the U.S.

SANTA MONICA, Calif. – According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, 48 percent of college students in 2016 reported food insecurity. Some universities, including Arizona State University and Santa Monica College in California, have programs to help.


New houses, built to fire code, burned down anyway in California’s 2017 Thomas Fire

LOS ANGELES – California's building codes are not keeping up with the severe, wind-driven wildfires that are becoming the norm.