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Money to burn: Forest Service wildfire fund ends its year in the black

WASHINGTON - For the first time in nine years, the U.S. Forest Service ended the fiscal year without depleting its fire suppression budget and having to borrow money from other projects to continue fighting wildfires.


More efficient than solar panels? Rust, saltwater show renewable-energy promise

LOS ANGELES – Scientists in California and Illinois may have found an efficient renewable energy source that’s cheaper than solar panels: rust and saltwater.


With GCU setting the pace, Arizona is becoming a hotbed of college esports

PHOENIX- ASU, GCU, UofA look strong, optimistic for the future of Arizona after the first Arizona Esports Collegiate Cup.


Asylum granted: LGBTQ Guatemalan couple begin a new life in Phoenix

PHOENIX – Asylum seekers find a new life as a lesbian couple in Phoenix with the help of Trans Queer Pueblo, as well as building a community in the LGBTQ community.


Impeach Trump? Not an option for his supporters at Capitol Hill rally

WASHINGTON - With chants like "Pelosi's got to go" and "Four more years," hundreds of protesters marched to the West Lawn of the Capitol to voice their support for President Donald Trump - and disdain for Congress.investigating his possible impeachment.


Lawmakers optimistic for bill on National Museum of the American Latino

WASHINGTON - The dream of a national museum dedicated to the Latin American experience took one step closer to reality Thursday, as lawmakers and advocates touted a bill that they think has a good chance of putting a museum on the National Mall.


Safe passage sought for wildlife trying to cross busy highway in northern Mexico

ĺMURIS, Sonora – Researchers with the Wildlands Network are looking for ways to assist animals trying to cross Highway 2, which bisects a crucial wildlife corridor in northern Sonora, Mexico.


Advocates worry as ‘domestic violence green cards’ get greater scrutiny

WASHINGTON - Applications for "domestic violence green cards" have risen steadily since the 2013 reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, but the percentage flagged as possibly fraudulent has risen even faster. But advocates say greater attention does not mean more problems.


‘Repugnant to the American dream’: Federal judges block controversial immigration policy

PHOENIX – Changes to federal public charge policy set to take effect on Oct. 15, have been blocked by a judge in New York. Arizona advocates are working to spread the word to immigrant families.


‘Coach, I got you’: Jayden Daniels says it, does it in ASU win over WSU

TEMPE – Late in the game, quarterback Jayden Daniels looked at coach Herm Edwards and told him he would get Arizona State a victory. He delivered as promised.


Despite ICE detainer ruling, business as usual for Arizona sheriffs

WASHINGTON - Two weeks after a federal court halted some detainer requests from Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Arizona law enforcement agencies say they are still doing business with the agency as usual.


‘Public charge’: How changes to federal guidelines could affect immigrants who rely on benefits

PHOENIX – Trump administration changes to the so-called public charge rule affecting immigrants have been delayed but nevertheless are stirring widespread confusion and fear in immigrant communities. An expert answers questions.