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Experts: What do businesses need to increase trade across borders?

More than a dozen panelists discussed the growing number of business opportunities popping up across borders at the North America Economic Connectivity Conference last week.

The Morrison Institute for Public Policy at Arizona State University hosted the North America Economic Connectivity Conference on Sept. 30 at the Phoenix Airport Marriott. (Photo by Carla León/Cronkite News)

Catholic Church increasing Hispanic outreach

When Pope Francis visits Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia, he will see the changing face of the Roman Catholic Church in America, which includes more Hispanics and immigrants.


Teaching kids born post-9/11, so it’s not ‘just another date’ in history

WASHINGTON - Every year on 9/11, Arizona teacher Gaye Vaterlaus asks her fourth-grade class to define heroism, and every year they cite heroes like Superman, Spider-Man and Captain America - missing the significance of the date.


Congress returns from recess facing long to-do list, short calendar

WASHINGTON - When Congress returns Tuesday from a five-week vacation, its members had better be rested.


Apache vow fight, lawmakers push bill, to block Oak Flat land swap

WASHINGTON - The protest to preserve Oak Flat turned heated Wednesday as San Carlos Apache tribal members, rallying at the Capitol, vowed to do whatever it takes to reverse a deal to turn Oak Flat over to a mining company.


Inspectors find dead rodent, undated food at Valley ballpark eateries

Spring training fans: Before you bite into that hot dog or sip that lemonade, you might want to check out the place you bought it from first.

Sloan Park in Mesa

Facing popularity issues, baseball steps into 21st century with pace of play rules

Baseball has long been called “America’s Pastime,” and as time itself passes, the game has grown to encompass that definition – in a negative way.

Diamondbacks meet at mound

Firms showcase products aimed at boosting border security

With some technology seemingly straight out of a summer blockbuster movie, companies from across the country showcased some brand new products this week that they hope will increase the security of America’s borders and improve trade.

GuardBot brought to the Border Security Expo an video system carried by a ball that can operate on land and water. (Photo by: Carrie Adams)

Supreme Court turns down appeal from owner of Gilbert ‘fish spa’

The Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear the appeal of a Gilbert spa owner whose plan to offer fish pedicures was blocked by the Arizona State Board of Cosmetology.

Fish eating bacteria of a foot.