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Yearning for home, AZ inmates paint California mural on prison walls

ELOY – The prison squatted in the southeastern Arizona desert is as drab as the vegetation and soil that surrounds it, giving way to a room inside painted in bursts of California scenes: of skyscrapers, surf and Interstate 5, Hollywood movie reels, the Oakland Raiders and Cesar Chavez.


Four Arizona schools honored as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2016

WASHINGTON - It was exciting for Arizona educator Kristi Pashley to be in the nation's capital on Election Day - but not for the reasons you might think.


Have you switched political parties?

Some voters have changed their party registration this election cycle, with motivations ranging from sincere to strategic.


Rules to protect prepaid card users will hurt innovation, issuers say

WASHINGTON - Federal officials unveiled new regulations Wednesday aimed at protecting users of prepaid cards, a booming financial sector that is expected to be worth as much as $112 billion by 2018.

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‘One big family’ of Mormon Latinos honored in Mesa

MESA - Two years ago, when she became a Mormon, Andrea Hunt faced opposition from her staunchly Catholic Guatemalan family.

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Marchers mark anniversary of anti-deportation walk on Washington

WASHINGTON - It was a briefer walk than last year, but the message was the same for three Arizona women who joined scores more marching in Washington Friday - end deportations and the separations of immigrant families.

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ASU researcher applauds new federal rule on antibacterial soaps

PHOENIX – Arizona State University researcher Rolf Halden has been warning the U.S. Food and Drug Administration of the dangers of ingredients found in antibacterial soaps for more than a decade.


Will the Latino ‘sleeping giant’ wake and vote this November?

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Andrea Montes turns 18 just weeks before the November election, and the Wisconsin resident plans to vote for the first time.


Meluskey drops Senate bid, clearing path for Ward to challenge McCain

WASHINGTON - GOP Senate candidate Alex Meluskey suspended his campaign Monday, leaving former state Sen. Kelli Ward a clear field for a direct challenge to five-term Sen. John McCain in the primary.


‘You are not alone’: Vigils shine light on Orlando shooting victims, others lost to violence

MESA — A young man with a face full of sorrow walks before more than 300 friends and strangers, clutching candles that shine in the night sky.


ASU research suggests new FDA food labels alone may not change behavior

PHOENIX — The Food and Drug Administration announced on Friday updates to the nutrition facts label for packaged foods.

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Immigrants in Arizona use hometown associations to help back home

MESA — Thousands of immigrants in the U.S. who maintain strong ties with Mexico are working together and pooling resources to improve life back in Mexico through hometown associations.