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Arizona felons have steep path to restore voting rights

PHOENIX - Michele Keller has been out of prison for nearly a decade.


TGen researchers looks to canines to advance treatment of cancer

SCOTTSDALE – Keith and Marna McLendon thought their 9-year-old Scottish terrier, Molly, had a mere bladder infection.


Elite runners flocking to Flagstaff

FLAGSTAFF - Vince Sherry, a former collegiate cross-country runner at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte, visited Flagstaff for the first time in 2006. He liked it so much he moved there with his wife two weeks later.


IRS referrals for tax-fraud prosecutions still falling in state, nation

WASHINGTON - The number of taxpayers the IRS referred for criminal prosecutions fell last year to the lowest levels of the Obama administration, and the agency said it expects numbers will continue to drop in coming years.


Paralyzed former IndyCar driver returns to PIR with Corvette operated by head movements

AVONDALE - Race fans gathered in the infield between practice runs at Phoenix International Raceway Friday, cheering as a new Corvette took to the track.

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Diamondbacks spend big to keep pace with major-market foes

Four seasons have passed since a team other than the Los Angeles Dodgers or San Francisco Giants captured a National League West Division title, and entering the most-recent offseason, it appeared that trend would continue for a fifth year.


Hundreds rally as Supreme Court weighs Obamacare contraceptive mandate

WASHINGTON - Protesters gathered at the Supreme Court Wednesday - one side dancing to Lady Gaga and the other singing hymns - while justices considered whether religious groups can be required to provide contraceptives to employees under Obamacare.


Arizona officials share conservation ideas at White House Water Summit

WASHINGTON - Phoenix and Tucson water officials took the occasion of the first-ever White House Water Summit to announce plans Tuesday for a more than fivefold increase in the joint conservation effort between the two cities.


FYI: Quick facts about the Arizona Presidential Preference Election 2016

The Arizona Presidential Preference Election will be held from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 22. Utah, Idaho (Democratic only) and American Samoa are also holding primaries on this day. Here are the facts:


World War II vets from Arizona reminisce, reflect in trip to Washington

WASHINGTON - With a steady, practiced motion so natural it was hard to imagine he learned it 70 years ago, Jim Mende raised his right arm slowly before snapping it into a crisp salute against the bill of his ball cap.


Opponents slam “dark money” bill

Opponents of a legislative move to reduce state oversight of “dark money” said changes approved last week by the Senate would put Arizona elections under a cloud.

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Good Sam 500 a homecoming for Glendale native McDowell

AVONDALE – There weren’t more than a dozen people in attendance when Michael McDowell took the stage for his appearance in front of fans Sunday morning at Phoenix International Raceway. The VIP tent was filling up before the Good Sam 500, but McDowell knew it wasn’t for him. NASCAR stars Denny Hamlin, Kevin Harvick and others were scheduled to appear within the hour.