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VA struggles to fill medical center positions in Arizona, across nation

WASHINGTON - Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald told lawmakers Wednesday that his agency is having trouble filling vacancies at VA medical centers around the country, which has led to "critical staffing problems" at the facilities.


Technology links Arizona Buddhists with spiritual leader halfway across the world

As dusk fell, on small house near South Mountain lit up with joy as 20 people gathered around an iPad screen. It’s home to the Tergar Buddhist Meditation Center and the faithful were greeting their spiritual teacher Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche, for the first time in four years.


Preparations underway for Light Parade floats

The parade is expected to last 90 minutes this, featuring more floats than in past years.


Organic local turkeys from Gilbert farm sell out in a day

GILBERT – Representatives with The Farm at Agritopia said their goal is to bring fresh and organic food to the community – especially for this Thanksgiving holiday.


Chandler pharmaceutical company sees rapid financial gains, but faces legal scrutiny over pain meds

CHANDLER – Insys Therapeutics Inc.’s headquarters lie nestled in an unassuming building complex in Chandler, its only distinguishing feature being the large company logo emblazoned near its roof.


Border ranchers in Cochise County feel abandoned by Washington

DOUGLAS – Border security is a hot topic on the presidential campaign trail, but Arizona ranchers who live near the border say they’ve been left out of the debate and forgotten by Washington lawmakers, who they say have done nothing about immigration reform.


Group to host ‘Woofstock’ to raise awareness for veterans and their service dogs

CHANDLER – Coast Guard veteran James Falsken said it was a challenge to adjust to everyday life after he came back from the Vietnam War.

Woofstock photo

Arizona’s Better Business Bureau introduces Scam Tracker to help prevent fraud

SONOITA – Scammers are out there, ready to offer you a deal too good to be true, award lottery winnings for a contest you never signed up for, or even demand payment for a debt you didn't realize you had.

The Better Business Bureau says its latest tool, the Scam Tracker, helps people spot scams across the state. (Photo by Jacqueline Padilla/Cronkite News)

Vigil honors lives lost on the border

Tucson – More than 100 people made a five-hour pilgrimage to the historic San Xavier Mission in honor of those who lost their lives on the border.

Cross photo

ASU students show appreciation for student veterans

Students at ASU wrote thank you letters and had conversations with veterans to honor those who have served in the military.

Students write thank you letters to fellow students who are veterans as part of the Salute to Service on campus. (Photo by Fan Wang/Cronkite News)

Local Phoenix tech company looks to make paying at the meter easier

With more people using credit cards, cash-only lots in Downtown Phoenix are paying the price. A mobile application called ParkX puts the parking meter in the palm of your hand.


Weak peso hurts border businesses in Arizona

NOGALES, Arizona – Rebeca Castañeda stood behind a counter eagerly watching the doorway at Chi’s store just blocks from the border. It was almost noon and shoppers were scarce.