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Driven: Immigrant mom travels 200 miles weekly to study for GED

COTTONWOOD — Zahide Betancourt wakes up at 5 a.m. every Friday to get ready for her weekly GED prep class.


Before the perks, the pick: Freshmen hope, plot in Hill office lottery

WASHINGTON - A buzzing group of anxious staffers and strategists packed a Capitol Hill room with 48 newly elected House members Thursday, eagerly awaiting their first assignments in the coming Congress - an office.


Some Arizona Democrats balk as Pelosi re-elected minority leader

WASHINGTON - House Democrats re-elected Nancy Pelosi their leader Wednesday with support from more than two thirds of the caucus, but from just half of the Arizona Democrats in the House.

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Housewarming: Biggs, O’Halleran join freshmen in Capitol orientation

WASHINGTON - Incoming Reps. Andy Biggs, R-Gilbert, and Tom O'Halleran, D-Sedona, said they're excited to come to Washington and represent the people of Arizona - but first they have to learn how to do that, exactly.


Make money by conserving water in Arizona’s Verde Valley

VERDE VALLEY – The valley is tucked south of the red rocks of Sedona, lush with greenery and alive with wildlife that flock to the banks of the river running through it.


8 things Arizonans love or loathe about Hillary Clinton

PHOENIX — Hillary Clinton is alternately revered and reviled, similar to Donald Trump, her Republican opponent for president. Here is what some Arizona residents – Democrats, Independents and others with no political party affiliation – had to say about the woman seeking to become the next U.S. president.

Hillary Clinton gives a speech on the final night of the Democratic National Convention. (Photo by Kelsey DeGideo/Cronkite News)

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.


Bill could keep cities from banning short-term rentals

JEROME – Glen Odegard spent more than a year repairing and renovating a historic home in Jerome after a mudslide left it vacant for more than a half century. For the past three years, tourists have rented out the house.

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Arizona movie crew to share funding struggles at PHX Startup Week

Director and producer Marcus De Leon spent more than two years asking investors for the funding he needed to create his film “There and Back.”

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Has Airbnb hurt Arizona’s hospitality industry?

Kim Vu could smell the salty sea breeze from the San Diego loft just above a local coffee shop.When she arrived, the Phoenix native was thrilled when she noticed a small gift – a birthday card with a bag of goodies.


FYI: Arizona’s surge in dark sky places combats light pollution

Editor's note: FYI is an ongoing series of feature stories by Cronkite News digital production bureau students that help explain various issues that impact the Valley. TUCSON – Look up at the sky once the sun goes down. How many stars do you see?


Diamondbacks new uniforms an attempt to draw in younger demographic

The Arizona Diamondbacks have shed their skin for the second time in franchise history. On Thursday night at Chase Field, the Diamondbacks unveiled seven brand-new bold uniforms with designs that are a clear nod to a younger demographic and the next generation of Diamondbacks baseball.