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16-year-old develops free app to help students pass Arizona civics test

A 16-year-old has developed a free app to help students pass the Arizona civics test, which soon will be required for students to graduate.

Riley Danler, student at Primaver Online High School, creator of the Arizona High School Citizen App. (Photo by Alexis Dominguez/Cronkite News)

Phoenix chosen as ‘priority city’ in Michelle Obama’s new Let’s Move! Outside program

The U.S. Department of Interior has chosen Phoenix as one of its first 50 “priority cities” for first lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! Outside initiative.


Arizonans urge lawmakers and governor to reinstate KidsCare

KidsCare, Arizona’s Children’s Health Insurance Program, has been frozen since January 1, 2010. Monday, supporters gathered at the Capitol to rally together and urge lawmakers and Gov. Doug Ducey to lift the freeze.


Free meals of nutritionally sound ‘ugly food’ offered at ASU event to highlight food waste

TEMPE – Discolored, irregularly shaped and unusually sized fruit, vegetables and meat rarely make it to U.S. grocery stores. “Ugly food” is often left in the field to rot or thrown away before it can be sold to consumers.


A trip through southeastern Arizona is a chance to see the complexities of border life

U.S.-Mexico Border — Over the weekend, Borderlands team digital reporters Miguel Otárola and Molly Bilker, along with photographer Courtney Pedroza, took a reporting trip that brought them through some of the historic landmark towns of southeastern Arizona. The trip began in Bisbee, took a quick jaunt to Douglas and its sister city in Mexico, Agua Prieta, and eventually ended in Nogales.


Sen. Jeff Flake: States should determine primary responses to drought

U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Arizona, said he believes there is a chance the U.S. Congress will move forward with legislation addressing drought in the West, but any federal response to water shortages must not overrule state policies or rely on federal funding.


El Rio’s Birth and Women’s Health Center opens first human milk donation center in Arizona

TUCSON – On March 15th, El Rio’s Birth and Women’s Health Center became the first human milk donation site in Arizona. El Rio is partnering with Mothers’ Milk Bank.


Furious protesters ask for a re-vote of the presidential preference election at crowded legislative hearing

Shouts of “re-vote” and “resign” interrupted a legislative hearing Monday on Maricopa County’s election day debacle as incensed voters voiced anger, distrust and calls for reform. One man was later arrested by state Department of Public Safety officers

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Clinton releases Spanish-language advertisements in Arizona

Hillary Clinton’s campaign released two bilingual ads in Arizona on Thursday, featuring Spanish speakers expressing their support for her presidential bid in November, just days before the Arizona primary election on Tuesday.

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Arizona drivers enjoy third lowest gas prices in U.S.

Eladio Castellanos fills the gas tank of a black Dodge Charge outside of a Circle K gas station for $1.59 per gallon. A few minutes later, the price to fill up his tank makes him happy.

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Ford provides sneak peek of driverless vehicle

Ford Motor Co. showcased its version of an autonomous vehicle at an event at Phoenix co-working space CO+HOOTS on Wednesday.

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McCain raised $5.6 million in 2015, easily outdistancing challengers

WASHINGTON - Sen. John McCain raised and spent more in 2015 for his re-election bid than all 10 challengers combined, ending the year with $5.1 million in the bank, according to the latest Federal Election Commission figures.