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The hidden homeless: Growing number of older people living on the streets

PHOENIX – Central Arizona Shelter Services says it helped more than 1,300 people older than 55 who are experiencing homelessness in the 2018-19 fiscal year. That’s nearly 30% of the total the agency served. And homelessness for Arizona residents is on the rise, according to the Arizona Department of Economic Security.

Arizona volunteers plant hope for the future of monarch butterflies

PHOENIX – As part of a 50 year plan to revive the population of migrating monarch butterflies, Arizona Game & Fish Department is working with volunteers and other organizations to plant milkweed to make “waypoints” for the insects.

Arizona veterans of 1998 impeachment see similarities, deeper divides

WASHINGTON - No one in Arizona's congressional delegation has been through an impeachment vote before, but lawmakers who were in Congress for the 1998 impeachment of President Bill Clinton remember angry phone calls from sharply divided voters - much like the situation today.

Family, country – Suns? Arizona lawmakers on what they’re thankful for

WASHINGTON - Impeachment. Immigration. Investigations. Looming elections - with all the chaos in Washington, it might seem like there's not a lot to be thankful for. Which may be why Arizona lawmakers' thoughts turned to home when they were asked what they are thankful for this holiday.

Impeachment impasse: Few minds appear changed by weeks of testimony

WASHINGTON - Two months of investigation and two weeks of televised hearings do not appear to have changed any minds in Arizona's congressional delegation about the potential impeachment of President Donald Trump, a situation so far mirrored in the public, according to recent polls.

House panel OKs pot decriminalization, as poll shows support in Arizona

WASHINGTON - A House committee gave preliminary approval to a comprehensive marijuana reform bill that would decriminalize the drug while erasing pot convictions stretching back decades.The vote came the same day a new poll showed a slim majority of Arizonans support marijuana legalization.

Advocates aim to energize Latino voters, as their clout at polls grows

WASHINGTON - With Hispanics expected to be the largest bloc of minority voters by the 2020 elections, advocates hope to capitalize with a multimillion-dollar campaign focused on five states, including Arizona, that will be aimed at boosting Latino civic engagement across the board.

High-profile public impeachment hearings get off to a low-decibel start

WASHINGTON - The much-anticipated first day of open House impeachment hearings arrived Wednesday with none of the drama of recent high-profile events like the Kavanaugh confirmation, with one Arizona lawmaker describing the hearing as "pretty dry."