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Guesting game: Lawmakers send messages with State of the Union guests

WASHINGTON - One veteran of State of the Union addresses says the guests are "often as interesting as what's on stage." Arizona lawmakers got that message, bringing guests to President Donatd Trump's speech to highlight issues ranging from health care to immigration and border security.


Audit shows deep, worsening trauma for migrant children in custody

WASHINGTON - An inspector general's report on the mental health of migrant children in federal detention found multiple shortcomings in how officials cared for children in custody last fall, with significant trauma and worsening mental health problems.


‘It was tough’: Leilani Mitchell boxes out adversity, leads Mercury to playoffs

PHOENIX – Despite fighting a variety of odds, Leilani Mitchell has been a difference-maker for the Phoenix Mercury as they begin postseason play Wednesday.


Groundwater pumping diminishes streams across the country, study finds

FORT COLLINS, Colo. – Rivers and small streams across the U.S. are declining from groundwater pumping according to new research.


Transgender troops in limbo as courts, Pentagon debate right to serve

WASHINGTON - Since leaving her dream job as a Navy pilot because she is transgender, Brynn Tannehill has seen her hopes of re-enlisting repeatedly raised and dashed as the Pentagon and the courts flip-flop on the issue, leaving Tannehill and thousands of other service members waiting and watching.


Arizona residents: What are your thoughts on sustainability?

Sustainability affects everyone, and everyone plays a role in it as individuals. Cronkite News wants to know what sustainability means to you.


Journey to learn Mandarin Chinese from kindergarten to 8th grade gives global education

DEER VALLEY – Eighth-grade students at Gavilan Peak School in the northwest Valley have been immersed in Mandarin Chinese class since they were in kindergarten, even taking math and science classes in the complex language.

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Mixed Americans: How multiracial families talk about race

TEMPE – When Talia Fuentes fills out the race/ethnicity portion of the United States Census, she checks three boxes: Hispanic, Native American, and Caucasian. But up until 2000, Fuentes, and others like her, would have only been able to check one box.


Arizona officials praise Trump’s declaration of public health emergency for opioids

PHOENIX – State leaders and public health officials on Thursday praised President Donald Trump after he declared a public health emergency on the nation’s opioid crisis, saying it’s a good first step. However, at least one local health care professional said it wasn’t enough.

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Dry conditions in south prime Arizona for ‘dangerous’ wildfire season

WASHINGTON - Southern Arizona is looking at a "very dangerous" wildfire season with a "tremendous amount of fire" after a spring of record dryness and above-average temperatures, fire officials say.


Cannabis Business Expo in Phoenix highlights ‘sophistication’ of growing industry

PHOENIX – When the marijuana industry started exploding, Kenneth Berke noticed a problem: Dispensaries and growers had to deal exclusively in cash.


UA partners with company to make concrete out of byproduct from coal mining

TUCSON – The University of Arizona has partnered with a private manufacturing firm to create a more eco-friendly version of concrete.