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He was a robber, she sold drugs; only one can get help with school

WASHINGTON - The American Opportunity Tax Credit lets people, including former inmates, claim a credit for college education expenses - unless they were convicted of a drug crime. Lawmakers are trying to lift that ban, saying someone jailed for drugs should not be denied benefits a murder can get.


What has bats, balls and an Arizona fanbase? Hint: It’s not baseball

SCOTTSDALE - Even though it’s more popular in other countries, cricket has found a surprising home in Arizona.

Arizona Falcons batsman Varun Ranganat playing cricket

Lack of funds makes it more difficult for refugee women in Arizona to set up new lives

PHOENIX – Due to the responsibility of child care, a higher rate of experiencing sexual violence, financial dependency and less access to education and lack of confidence, refugee women experience tribulation when resettling in new countries.


Bridging baseball’s language gap: Journey of D-Backs’ Takahashi shows value of being multilingual

SCOTTSDALE – Baseball has become increasingly bilingual in the last half century, with more than a quarter of major league players coming from Latin American countries. No person is more emblematic of the uniqueness of this setting and this sport than the D-Backs’ Takahashi.


Gosar shouted down at right-wing groups’ event on social media access

WASHINGTON - Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Prescott, had to call Capitol Police after protesters disrupted a forum he joined with right-wing groups - groups the protesters called racists and extremists - complaining about their social media access being restricted over comments on immigration and Islamic law.


Wildfires have burned 75,000 acres in Arizona, but experts had predicted more

: Wildfires have burned through about 75,000 acres in Arizona already this year. But experts say those numbers are encouraging – especially because Arizona’s monsoon season officially starts Friday, according to the National Weather Service.


On pointe: Teen with disability dances toward joy and a fuller life

15-year-old diagnosed as a child with a disability disorder takes ballet and finds her joy, improvement in motor skills


Domestic violence: A deadly problem among Native American communities

PHOENIX — Kayla White was 12 years old that winter morning when her life was changed forever. On Jan. 2, 2009, White’s mother was killed by her father, becoming a victim of domestic violence.

Kayla White and her mother.

State officials warn of mercury levels in fishing areas; launch online guide to safe consumption

PHOENIX – Arizona environmental officials on Wednesday warned visitors and residents to only eat limited amounts of certain kinds of fish contaminated with mercury found in three fishing areas in the state, adding to a growing list of advisories against fish consumption in lakes and streams.

Timothy Robbins

Conservation groups to continue Sonoran bald eagle protections

PHOENIX – Local conservation and environmental organizations plan to expand efforts to protect and grow Sonoran bald eagle populations after a federal court decision to deny the birds a spot on the endangered species list.

bald eagle

Community activist hopes to ride dark horse to Senate win as Democrat

WASHINGTON - All the things that analysts say present a political challenge for Deedra Abboud - her lack of political experience and party ties, her Muslim faith and liberal activism - are the things she embraces in her race for Senate.


Chasing Ghosts: Tar Heels one step away from redemption

GLENDALE -- It’s going to be hard for North Carolina to shake off the ghost of Villanova guard Kris Jenkins’ buzzer-beater in last season’s national championship game. Especially with him in the building, rocking a Tar Heels shirt in support of his brother -- UNC senior guard Nate Britt.