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Court says Tucson woman can use battered woman syndrome as defense

WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court ordered a new trial for a Tucson woman who was convicted of illegally buying a gun for a violent former boyfriend, saying she was wrongly denied the chance to present evidence of battered woman syndrome in her defense.


Cases of missing and murdered Native American women challenge police, courts

Native American women across the country are being murdered and sexually assaulted on reservations and nearby towns at far higher rates than other American women.


Full circle: Urban Native American family keeps Apache traditions alive through hoop dancing

An award-winning hoop dancing family holds on to tradition and shares their culture through dance.


Advocacy groups pressure state to ban bee-killing pesticides

One local consumer group is calling for state officials to ban private sales of bee-killing pesticides


Fresh Express mobile market sells thousands of fruits and vegetables to low-income areas

A truck delivers fresh produce to low-income areas via mobile Fresh Express market.


Number of Latino business owners on rise in Arizona

The number of Latino-owned businesses in Arizona doubled from 2007 to 2015, according to recent data released by the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.


Scottsdale ranked No. 8 in country for vegan and vegetarian ‘friendliness’

Scottsdale has so many offerings, Wallethub recently ranked the city at No. 8 for vegan and vegetarian “friendliness” in the country.


Franks to resign in face of House Ethics probe of possible harassment

WASHINGTON - Rep. Trent Franks, R-Glendale, said Thursday he will resign in the face of a House investigation of his discussions with female staffers about his and his wife's search for a surrogate mother to help them have more children.


About this project

"Racial Divide," an in-depth look at race and policing in Arizona, is the fall 2017 graduate student project for Cronkite News. The students spent the past three months collecting data from Arizona law enforcement agencies, conducting dozens of interviews and examining the role race plays in policing our communities.


Repercussions: How does lack of diversity affect policing?

PHOENIX – Arizona police departments don’t always reflect the racial diversity of the communities they serve, but experts disagree on the degree to which that makes a difference.


UA doctor’s drug could buy time between rattlesnake bite and anti-venom treatment

TUCSON – As soon as a rattlesnake sinks its fangs into a victim, the venom starts traveling through the bloodstream. Within seconds, people can experience pain, swelling, bleeding and trouble breathing.

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Arizona officials praise Trump’s declaration of public health emergency for opioids

PHOENIX – State leaders and public health officials on Thursday praised President Donald Trump after he declared a public health emergency on the nation’s opioid crisis, saying it’s a good first step. However, at least one local health care professional said it wasn’t enough.

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