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A year after Hurricane Maria, panel wants 9/11-level probe of response

WASHINGTON - A panel of experts meeting on the first anniversary of Hurricane Maria's devastating hit on Puerto Rico called for a 9/11 Commission-style investigation into the government's response to the storm, the deadliest American natural disaster in a century.


From border town to Belmont: Bob Baffert points to family, Nogales ranch as roots to horse racing success

From border town to Belmont: Bob Baffert points to family, Nogales ranch as roots to horse racing success.


DACA Students Anxious as President Trump Tightens Immigration Controls

PHOENIX – As President Donald Trump signs a flurry of executive actions, DACA students anxiously wait to find out their fate. During the presidential campaign, he promised to put an end to the program that protects undocumented immigrants from deportation if they were brought to the U.S. as children.


Democrats increase Latino voter outreach in Arizona

PHOENIX - The Democratic Party in Arizona is increasing outreach to Latino voters as polls show the gap between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump narrowing.


Arizona convention pages can’t vote, but they can make their voices heard

PHILADELPHIA - Belen Sisa and Ellie Perez are both politically active, both beneficiaries of the Obama administration’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals – and both were pages for the Arizona delegation to the Democratic National Convention, the first DREAMers in the state to hold the job.


Animal euthanasia in Phoenix area down by 71%

The euthanasia of dogs and cats in Maricopa County has plummeted more than 70 percent since a coalition of animal-welfare groups launched an initiative three years ago, Phoenix and animal activists said.


For Arizona’s wrongfully convicted, life after prison brings hardship and hope

For 12 years, Drayton Witt passed his days behind bars, surrounded by rapists, murderers and convicts. Over the course of a decade, Witt insisted he was not guilty despite a murder conviction for killing his four-month old son.

Drayton Witt photo

Post-snow no-go: Arizonans stranded by blizzard cope with cabin fever

WASHINGTON - Jen Pitera hoped that when she brought a group of students from Phoenix-area Catholic schools to Washington last week they would learn more about what goes on in the nation's capital.


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.


Mesa Public Library adds to the environment with a seed library

MESA – Hoping to dispel the notion that there is a “very outdated perception of libraries as stuffy places with shelves,” the Mesa Public Library has started a seed library, where patrons can use the free seeds to start a garden, according to librarian Cherise Mead.


Phoenix looks for local artists to create art from trash piles

Local artist Beth Shook collects discarded furniture parts to create her artwork.

The artists will have four months to claim pieces of trash for their art projects. (Photo by Elenee Dao/Cronkite News)