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This weekend’s pro-reform homilies will not be the Catholic Church’s only move to influence policy. Pope Francis plans to lead several hours of fasting and prayer for peace in Syria tomorrow. That got KJZZ's Nick Blumberg thinking about how and how much religious leaders can affect the way people think about big social issues of the day.
September 06, 2013
The War on Drugs makes for good drama. It has inspired Hollywood for years and lately a recent surge of TV shows like "Breaking Bad," "Weeds" and "The Bridge." These shows are trying to do something new however — showing the complexity of the conflict, with bad guys on both sides of the border.
September 06, 2013
A costly game of cat and mouse unfolds nightly along the banks of the Rio Grande in South Texas. The number of immigrants crossing illegally there has doubled in the last four years, making it the busiest section along the Southwest border.
September 06, 2013
Arizona’s Congress members have mixed reactions to President Obama’s call for military strikes in Syria. Flagstaff Democrat Ann Kirkpatrick said her office has been overwhelmed with phone calls and emails from constituents about the issue, but she is not ready to make a commitment.
September 06, 2013
In response to a call from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, dioceses across the country will hold Mass with an immigration theme this coming Sunday.
September 06, 2013
The house was built in 1929 as a resort. After years of restoration, the castle that sits on a hill in the middle of Phoenix has become a visitors' destination, Tovrea Castle.   The path leading up to the front of the castle.
September 06, 2013
TUCSON, Ariz.— The University of Arizona is creating four tenured professor positions to expand its transgender studies courses. University Provost Andrew Comrie said Wednesday the new positions will help the school's Institute for LGBT Studies develop into a leading resource.
September 06, 2013
Phoenix police said they are treating the death of an aspiring teenage boxer as a homicide, after his parents found him dead in his home Tuesday. Sergeant Trent Crump said 17-year-old Alexis Urbina-Ochoa was home from school Tuesday morning and last seen alive at 10:30 a.
September 06, 2013
Border Patrol said the Office of Air and Marine rescued an undocumented immigrant who fell and injured himself while hiking in the mountains southwest of Tucson. Border Patrol spokesman Victor Brabble said a helicopter was deployed to lower a paramedic into the rugged area to help the man with a head injury and broken pelvis.
September 06, 2013
Arizonans continue to pay less to fill up their gas tanks. AAA said the statewide average price of a gallon of unleaded was $3.39 Friday, and spokeswoman Michell Donatti said that is considerably less than elsewhere in the country.
September 06, 2013
A town hall on Thursday with Arizona Sen. John McCain became contentious, as many in attendance made it clear where they stand on a military strike against Syria.“You don’t respect our view,” one attendee said.
September 06, 2013
A coalition of environmental groups is launching a fundraising drive for Saturday.  They will be trying to restore part of the overtaxed Colorado River that has become more desert than delta. Conservationists from Mexico and the U.
September 06, 2013
This fall, the state’s utility regulators will decide whether to take up an issue that could change how you get your electricity. The Arizona Corporation Commission has asked for comment on what it is calling retail competition.
September 06, 2013
The city of Prescott announced they will remove the temporary memorial for the firefighters killed in the Yarnell Hill Fire. The memorial at Prescott's Station 7 stretches entirely around the building.
September 05, 2013
A state legislative committee will meet this month to review proposals to help the families of the 19 firefighters killed in the Yarnell Hill wildfire.  Arizona House Speaker Andy Tobin of Prescott Valley plans to introduce bills that would provide retroactive state benefits to the families.
September 05, 2013
An Arizona woman convicted in connection with the murder of her 4-year-old son in 1989, has been granted bail. Debra Milke is awaiting retrial on the charges. The retrial and bail are the result of a now questionable confession.
September 05, 2013
Northern Arizona University president John Haeger is stepping down, but not right away. The NAU leader will continue in his post for another two years. NAU President John Haeger (Courtesy nau.edu) John Haeger notified the Board of Regents on Thursday he would be leaving when his contract is up June 30, 2015.
September 05, 2013
This afternoon temperatures are going to peak at a sizzling 110 degrees for the second day in September.  National Weather Service Meteorologist Gary Woodall says the high pressure system over Colorado is driving up temperatures.
September 05, 2013
Tucson Electric Power says it is diversifying its energy portfolio, which will mean generating more power from renewable sources.The company says it is attempting to take advantage of low natural gas prices by entering into talks with Entegra Power Group to buy its gas-fired generating unit at the Gila River Generating Station in Gila Bend.
September 05, 2013
Seven javelinas were euthanized in Tucson after the group attacked a woman. The attack was not an isolated incident. The woman received puncture wounds from unprovoked javelinas while walking her dog.
September 05, 2013

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