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Solar power brings light to some Navajo Nation homes

KAYENTA – Electrical power lines are nowhere in sight from Helen Salazar’s home. She lives on a dirt road in Monument Valley, part of the Navajo Nation. Throughout her life, Salazar has adapted to the challenges of living in a remote, off-grid home.


You can hear the dribble now: Final Four closing in on first Valley visit

PHOENIX — There’s a skill that’s important both in playing basketball and in hosting major sports events.


Arizona still a power in solar power, despite other states’ gains

WASHINGTON - A month after it announced plans to develop a new solar power plant in Gila Bend, Vasari Energy was back in November to double down on its Arizona investment, expanding the plant's capacity to power more than 7,000 homes.


Coconino County officials hike to bottom of Grand Canyon to set up polls for Havasupai Tribe

GRAND CANYON – Matt Rudig stands on Havasupai Hilltop and looks down at the landscape of the Grand Canyon. He laces up his hiking boots and situates his backpack in preparation for the 8-mile hike ahead of him. Deep within the gorge is the Havasupai Tribe's village – his destination.


Court upholds state’s rules for political parties to get on the ballot

WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court Friday upheld the state's process for recognizing political parties, rejecting claims by the Arizona Green Party that the petition deadline for new parties posed an unconstitutional burden.


Apache County had worst ‘food insecurity’ in U.S.; state fared poorly

WASHINGTON - Food advocacy groups said Apache County children had the least reliable access to healthy food in the nation in 2014, when 41.5 percent of children in the county were deemed to be "food insecure."

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Diamondbacks make Latino fan outreach top priority

PHOENIX - Just hours away from the Mexican border, the Diamondbacks celebrated Hispanic heritage with a pregame festival for their fans Saturday at Chase Field. But that heritage is represented by more than just the team’s fan base.


Court: Medicaid patients who sued over state plan can get lawyers’ fees

WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court ruled Wednesday that a group of Arizona Medicaid recipients who sued the government after it approved higher copayments for their care should still be able to recover attorneys' fees in the case.


Arizona company loses unfair business practice suit against Honeywell

WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court Friday rejected an Arizona aeronautical company's claim that a major competitor used its market dominance to "unfairly smother competition" in the aeronautics maintenance business.


Chandler kid gets trip to White House for her ‘Barack-a-Bowl’ recipe

WASHINGTON - It's not every kid who gets to go to a White House state dinner - unless it's the annual "Kids State Dinner" for youths who have devised healthy lunch recipes as part of first lady Michelle Obama's "Let's Move" initiative.


Legislators: State budget proposal slices education funds

A proposed state budget would cut $21 million from Arizona education that is already reeling financially, a Democratic legislator said Wednesday.


‘Toughest sport on dirt’ raises questions about animal cruelty

CAVE CREEK - A calf breaks from the chute, and is dragged down in a cowboy’s lariat.

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