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graduation
New research shows teenagers are less likely to become parents before the age of 18 if they have strong family and community ties.
Apr. 19, 2016
Leslie Allen Merritt Jr.
It was a major victory for defense lawyers for Merritt as they insist ballistic tests cast doubt on the claim by authorities that he was behind four of the freeway shootings.
Apr. 19, 2016
A provision tucked into an unrelated election bill Monday would require Maricopa County to have at least one polling place for every 1,700 eligible voters.
Apr. 19, 2016
U.S. Supreme Court
The case to be heard Tuesday marks a test for federal efforts to combat domestic violence in Indian Country, where Congress has begun broadening tribes' authority to prosecute cases.
Apr. 19, 2016
Current Arizona law allows candidates to post their campaign signs 45 days before an election. The Senate gave preliminary approval Monday to a measure extending that period to 86 days.
Apr. 19, 2016
Arizona Capitol building
The proposal would try and stop the government from indefinitely detaining or executing Arizona residents except for when it's authorized under state or federal law.
Apr. 19, 2016
Mel Begay, a Navajo Nation lawmaker
The tribe's election office declared a vacancy Friday for the legislative seat held by Mel Begay.
Apr. 19, 2016
Mark Brnovich
The attorney general's office is arguing state law doesn't allow the March 22 election results to be contested.
Apr. 19, 2016
In the tiny community of Birdsprings, Arizona, there’s a Navajo mother who wants to bring her baby girl home. But she can’t. Her daughter is hooked up to a machine in Phoenix. She needs a small intestine transplant. But the doctors say she can’t have one because her family doesn’t have running water.
Apr. 19, 2016
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments on whether federal felony charges can be filed against defendants who were previously convicted of multiple domestic violence counts in tribal courts that didn't provide attorneys.
Apr. 18, 2016
injection table
With limited resources, death penalty cases can be a huge expense for rural counties.
Apr. 18, 2016
In a perfect world, the workforce would be a gender-blind place – a place, maybe, that looks like Rep. Raul Grijalva’s office, where women occupy three of the four top-paid jobs.
Apr. 18, 2016
John C. Lincoln medical center
Banner Thunderbird Medical Center in Glendale and HonorHealth John C. Lincoln Medical Center in Scottsdale are named in a lawsuit for failing to protect patients.
Apr. 18, 2016
prescott
Prescott residents are taking matters into their own hands to help fund the police and fire departments as attrition and pension debt threaten to reduce services.
Apr. 18, 2016
seismograph
Mike Conway, a seismologist with the Arizona Geological Survey, said it’s unlikely the series of earthquakes are over.
Apr. 18, 2016
Undocumented immigrants pay nearly $230 million in taxes in Arizona, according to the Washington, DC-based Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy.
Apr. 18, 2016
The federal government is cleaning up a long legacy of uranium mining on the Navajo Nation. Many Navajo people have died of kidney failure and cancer-- conditions linked to uranium contamination. And new research from the CDC shows uranium in babies born today.
Apr. 18, 2016
Solar installation
Former utility regulator Kris Mayes is driving an initiative to bar the changes utilities are seeking she says would undermine the ability of Arizonans to go solar.
Apr. 18, 2016
The Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol in Arizona has collected more than 200,000 signatures, about 50,000 more than is required.
Apr. 18, 2016
Navajo Nation seal
San Juan County is crying foul over a lawsuit filed by members of the Navajo Nation who say a move to hold elections only by mail disenfranchises certain members of their tribe.
Apr. 18, 2016

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