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The imam at the Islamic Community Center in Tempe said most new converts there are Hispanic.

A Tempe imam said that over the past few years most of the converts at his mosque have come from the Latino community. Read more»

Judy Kioski, spokeswoman for the Arizona Division of Emergency Management, says it’s important for residents to be informed about hazards in their areas.

A new interactive hazard map developed by the Arizona Geological Survey and the Arizona Division of Emergency Management enables visitors to explore areas with active faults, past earthquakes and earth fissures, as well as zones considered at risk for floods and wildfire. Read more»

Dion Austin says connecting with Safe Place, a national youth outreach program, helped get him off the street after he was banished from home.

Banished from home, Dion Austin, then 17, brushed his teeth at fast-food restaurants and slept in parks for three months before going to Avondale’s police station in hopes of starting a new life. Read more»

Dr. Greg Hess, Pima County’s chief medical examiner, points to the region where many cross the border illegally into the U.S.

Following brutal summer heat, deaths of border crossers in Pima County so far this year are up from 2012, the chief medical examiner said. Read more»

When someone seeks prescription painkillers from physicians and pharmacies in Yavapai County, a database shows when that person last received the drugs. The Prescription Drug Monitoring Program is a pilot for an initiative Arizona officials intend to take statewide to combat prescription drug abuse. Read more»