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The mental health struggle of storm survivors: ‘It follows them forever’

MOORE, Okla. – Families, community members, psychologists and school officials say more must be done to help survivors of natural disasters recover emotionally and mentally.


Advocates: High court’s ruling in death-row case could affect 19 others

WASHINGTON - There is no question that James McKinney murdered two people in botched Phoenix-area burglaries in 1991, buit should he be put to death for it? When the Supreme Court takes up that quesiton this fall, it could also be deciding the fate of 19 other Arizona death-row inmates.


Arizona lawmakers Grijalva, Schweikert focus of House ethics probes

WASHINGTON - Experts say it is "more of a coincidence than anything" that Arizona Reps. Raul Grijalva, a Democrat, and David Schweikert, a Republican, are both being investigated by the House Ethics Committee, but they caution that neither lawmaker should take the probes lightly.


Peaches and team: 7-year-old cancer patient finds support from all-girls baseball teammates

CHANDLER – When they learned Leighton Accardo was battling cancer, teammates on her all-girls baseball team rallied around her.


Robocalls hit 3 million a day in Arizona, but help may be on the way

WASHINGTON – Despite efforts to block them, robocalls keep coming, with almost 3,2 million such calls made per day to Arizona phone numbers in the first four months of this year. New regulations and new technologies might help stem the tide, but not everyone is convinced.


House Ethics panel releases details in ongoing probe of Schweikert

WASHINGTON - The House Ethics Committee released details of its probe of Rep. David Schweikert, R-Fountain Hills, that began last year finding "substantial reason to believe" he may have approved improper office expenditures and campaign contributions.


‘Lesson in toughness’: Grit helps ASU women advance to Sweet 16

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The Sweet 16 has been elusive in recent years for the Arizona State women's basketball team. Not this time. The Sun Devils go to the wire and beat Miami.


Pentagon could divert $30 million Fort Huachuca project to border wall

WASHINGTON - The Pentagon has identified $150 million of military construction projects in Arizona that could be tapped to fund a border wall, with a $30 million project at Fort Huachuca the likeliest target in the state, under President Donald Trump's declaration of a nationa border emergency.


It’s the law that can’t be obeyed: Firms hire with E-Verify on hiatus

WASHINGTON – Arizona law requires businesses to use E-Verify, a system that checks job applicants' citizenship status, but with the government shutdown halting the service employers have to roll the dice and hope any new hires check out after government, and the service, come back.


March for Life draws upbeat pro-life crowd on chilly Washington day

WASHINGTON - Arizonans joined tens of thousands in Washington at the 46th March for Life, an annual gathering to protest the Supreme Court's 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that recognized a woman's right to an abortion, but marchers this year were optimistic that the tide may be turning their way.


Dewey-Humboldt Town Council condemns coyote-killing contests

FLAGSTAFF – The Dewey-Humboldt Town Council passed a resolution Nov. 20 condemning animal-killing contests. The resolution comes three weeks before a coyote contest in central Arizona.


White House vows to fight ‘absurd’ ruling against asylum restrictions

WASHINGTON - The White House vowed to fight a federal judge's ruling that temporarily blocked restrictions on asylum seekers, who administration officials said threaten to "incapacitate our already overwhelmed immigration system."