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Arizona officials share conservation ideas at White House Water Summit

WASHINGTON - Phoenix and Tucson water officials took the occasion of the first-ever White House Water Summit to announce plans Tuesday for a more than fivefold increase in the joint conservation effort between the two cities.


World War II vets from Arizona reminisce, reflect in trip to Washington

WASHINGTON - With a steady, practiced motion so natural it was hard to imagine he learned it 70 years ago, Jim Mende raised his right arm slowly before snapping it into a crisp salute against the bill of his ball cap.


Opponents slam “dark money” bill

Opponents of a legislative move to reduce state oversight of “dark money” said changes approved last week by the Senate would put Arizona elections under a cloud.

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Lawmakers challenge proposal to have Oak Flat listed as historic site

WASHINGTON - Supporters of a copper mine proposed for Oak Flat have been given until Friday to make the case that the area, deemed sacred by the San Carlos Apache, should not be designated a historic site.


White House adds $1.1 billion in 2017 budget for opioid, heroin abuse

WASHINGTON - The White House said Tuesday that it will include an additional $1.1 billion in its fiscal 2017 budget request to help states battle prescription opioid abuse and heroin use.

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Arizonans brave D.C. blizzard to join thousands in annual March for Life

WASHINGTON - Arizonans joined thousands at the annual March for Life here Friday, delivering an upbeat pro-life message on a bitterly cold and snowy Friday in the nation's capital.


A House divided – but for Arizona lawmakers, maybe not so much

WASHINGTON - Arizona's congressional delegation may not be as polarized in its votes as headlines would make it appear.


A very vegetarian Thanksgiving: How local businesses adjust to new kinds of customers

In addition to the president, millions of others will pardon turkeys from the imminent threat of Thanksgiving this year.

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Phoenix Sky Harbor adds nursing rooms in each terminal

Traveling mothers can sit back and relax because nursing their babies just became a little less stressful at Sky Harbor Airport.


Phoenix leads a major decline in human sex trafficking

People who want to pay for sex will find themselves the target of a program that is aimed at reducing prostitution in the Valley.


Laser beams pointed at aircraft a growing problem in the US

More than 170 times last year, someone pointed a laser at an aircraft in Arizona, according to data compiled by the Federal Aviation Administration, and pilots and passengers are in agreement that the perpetrators need to be punished.


Tempe distracted-driving ordinance makes strictest texting while driving law in Arizona

Tempe drivers better think twice before picking up their phones.