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In a hole: Az officials lack funds to find, secure at least 100,000 abandoned mines

Potentially thousands of people – often spurred by curiosity, greed or dumb luck – seek out or stumble into one of thousands Arizona’s of mines abandoned by long-dead prospectors and hidden in the desert. ... Read more»0

100,000 abandoned mines create challenge for Arizona's 2 inspectors

Arizona likely has more abandoned mines than any other state in the country. It's two men's job to find them all.... Read more»0

Early returns show McSally-Sinema race for Senate is too close to call

Early returns in the race for Arizona’s open U.S. Senate seat showed a sliver of votes separating Republican Martha McSally and Democrat Kyrsten Sinema.... Read more»1

A migrant's journey: Tracking the footsteps of a trip into the unknown

A father's story is symbolic of thousands of migrants leaving all they know for a chance at a better life and challenging odds.... Read more»0

McSally, Sinema trade barbs, stress voting records during their only Senate debate

In a debate peppered with accusations of lying and treason, Senate candidates Martha McSally and Kyrsten Sinema took shots at each other in their only public debate of the 2018 election, each calling out the other’s voting record as proof that the other candidate is not a true representative of Arizona.... Read more»1

Arizona could lose millions without federal grant program for outdoor recreation

In Arizona, which relies on tourism dollars to boost its economy, the Land and Water Conservation Fund is a windfall for cash-strapped recreational areas — about $235 million to the state over the past 53 years. But the federal fund expires on Sunday, and a reauthorization backed by Rep. Grijalva hasn't passed Congress.... Read more»0

McSally, Sinema to face off for Senate seat in November

The 2018 primary election to replace Sen. Jeff Flake is one of the biggest races in the state, with implications on the balance of power in Congress for the next two years. ... Read more»0

McCain to lie in state at Capitol; mourners pay respects

U.S. Sen John McCain will lie in state at both the Arizona and U.S. capitols this week, with services both in Phoenix and Washington, D.C., before being buried at the U.S. Naval Academy on Sunday.... Read more»0

Ducey sending 150 Az National Guard troops to border, but questions remain

Arizona plans to send “approximately 150 National Guard members” to the U.S.-Mexico border next week, but questions remain about the duties and duration of the deployment, as well as who will pay for it.... Read more»0

Gun control bills stall in Arizona Legislature

The Legislature likely won’t debate a single piece of gun control legislation this session, after Democrats failed Tuesday to force a vote on a bill to ban bump stocks, which were used in the Las Vegas mass shooting. Reps. Randall Friese and Daniel Hernandez, both from Tucson, co-sponsored a measure that would have banned trigger cranks, including bump stocks.... Read more»0

Rand Paul: Kelli Ward is only true conservative running for Senate

Republican Sen. Rand Paul, a standard bearer for Tea Party conservatives, praised U.S. Senate candidate Kelli Ward at a campaign rally in Scottsdale, calling her a “constitutional conservative” who will stand up to the D.C., establishment.... Read more»0

Arizona education gets low marks on annual report card

Arizona education scrapes the bottom ranks in the nation, receiving a D+ for school funding and the poverty achievement gap in an annual report card released Wednesday.... Read more»0