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District 8 House seat likely to remain Republican, despite crowded race

The race to replace Rep. Trent Franks in the U.S. House of Representatives has inspired a political free-for-all between almost 20 candidates in the West Valley.


As monsoon storms grow stronger, county works to keep trails safe for park visitors

As researchers predict monsoons to grow more powerful, Maricopa County parks may face increased erosion from runoff.


No More Deaths volunteers arrested as group accuses Border Patrol of destroying humanitarian aid

No More Deaths, an immigrant advocacy group that leaves water and aid supplies along desert routes for undocumented migrants trying to cross the border, alleges that Border Patrol agents have dumped thousands of gallons of water left for crossers in the past few years.


Two polls show ‘stunning reversal’ in recent Mexican attitudes toward U.S.

WASHINGTON - Mexican attitudes toward Americans have gone through a "stunning reversal" since the election of President Donald Trump, with most Mexicans holding an unfavorable view of the U.S. for the first time ever.


Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey pushes efforts to reduce recidivism

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has announced several new programs to try to reduce recidivism among convicted felons.


Arizona law enforcement doesn’t reflect state’s diversity

WINSLOW – Despite national calls for more diverse law enforcement agencies, very few, if any, Arizona police departments reflect the demographics of the communities they serve - though diversity is not always their top priority.


From disconnection to opportunity: Zip Code Project aims to reconnect the ‘disconnected youth’ of Arizona

MARYVALE — Teen pregnancy, difficult living situations, immigration status and mental or physical disabilities are some of the reasons young people in the United States become ‘disconnected.'

Christopher Dickenson addresses community leaders

ASU ‘evaluating’ whether Charlie Rose will keep 2015 Cronkite Award

PHOENIX — Arizona State University officials are “evaluating” the 2015 award presented to former CBS anchor Charlie Rose by the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism, after the Washington Post detailed allegations of sexual harassment made by eight women.

Charlie Rose

Senators say feds leave local officials on their own on cybersecurity

WASHINGTON - An empty chair fielded question after question from an angry Senate panel Thursday, after a White House cybersecurity coordinator invoked executive privilege and skipped the hearing.


Critics: Hunters’ rights is wrong argument for bill allowing silencers

WASHINGTON - Gun-control advocates blasted a hunters' rights bill in a House hearing Tuesday, calling it little more than a "cowardly" attempt to ease restrictions on silencers and armor-piercing bullets being pushed by the gun lobby.


Schools fail lead tests while many states don’t require testing at all

WASHINGTON, D.C. – When Ceon Dubose Palmore got thirsty at school, an administrator had to escort the 15-year-old past trash-bag-covered fountains to a faucet two floors down.


Triple digits? Done properly, training in intense heat can have advantages

PHOENIX -- In the 2017 version of the Black Canyon Ultras 100-kilometer race, which began in Mayer and finished in New River, 74 participants -- nearly a quarter of the competitors -- did not finish the race. Some dropped out before even starting and some attempted to complete the race but could not.