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A Mexican gray wolf at the Sevilleta Wolf Management Facility in New Mexico in 2011.

Under the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's plan, the endangered Mexican gray wolf would have a lot more room to roam in Arizona and New Mexico. That is, as long as it doesn’t cross Interstate 40. Representatives of two conservation groups said the plan doesn't go far enough. Read more» 1

Sarah Philyaw, a manager at Arizona Organix in Glendale, one of the first medical dispensaries to open in the state, said she would definitely welcome recreational sellers to the fold, even if it meant more competition.

The Marijuana Policy Project is pushing to have voters to decide in 2016 whether to legalize the recreational use of the drug. In 2010, the group led a successful effort to legalize medical marijuana. Read more» 1

A supporter of same-sex marriage signs a petition calling on Arizona Attorney Tom Horne to stop defending Arizona’s ban during a rally Thursday.

Delivering more than 5,000 petition signatures in a little red wagon, supporters of gay marriage called for Attorney General Tom Horne to drop his defense of the state's ban. A spokeswoman says Horne's office is required to defend Arizona's laws against lawsuits. Read more»

Ken Roland, research associate professor at Arizona State University’s Biodesign Institute, says scientists should learn how to communicate better to help allay parents concerns about vaccinating their children.

A group of scientists at ASU are working to improve their communication skills to find common ground among parents who feel their concerns about vaccinating their children aren't being heard by the health care providers. Read more»

Carrie Lightfoot started The Well Armed Woman in 2012, and in two years has grown the business into one of the largest female-focused shooting groups in the United States. To her, it exemplifies the trend of women becoming more independent.

More women than ever before own guns. From this surge in popularity comes classes, specialized apparel, custom firearms, shooting-group memberships and conferences for women. Women have also become the sellers, the lobbyists and the business owners. Read more»

The ACLU is taking aim at an Arizona law that bans so-called "revenge porn." A federal lawsuit by booksellers, photographers and other media members contends the law is overly broad and could actually make artistic or newsworthy pictures illegal. Read more»

Morgan Klemp, who co-owns Arroyo Vodka with her sister, said starting up the brand wasn’t always easy in the 'boy’s world' of liquor distribution.

A recent report gives Arizona a grade of C for women's employment and earnings. As income inequality persists, more women in Arizona and elsewhere in the country are gaining leadership skills and taking on managerial roles by starting their own businesses. Read more»

Joshua Zaragoza, senior field organizer for the Human Rights Campaign in Arizona, said that by passing Proposition 475 Tempe voters sent a message that their city is 'open for business to everyone.'

Tempe is the first city in Arizona in which voters have approved protecting LGBT municipal workers. Advocates hope the change to Tempe's city charter will inspire other cities to adopt non-discrimination measures of their own. Read more» 2

Dona Mercedes, a traditional midwife, checks on Maria Lopez Mendoza, then six months pregnant, shortly before she declared Lopez’s baby 'una nina' – a girl.

Private groups and the Mexican government agree that the staggeringly high rate of maternal deaths during childbirth in Chiapas has to come down - but they disagree on how to do it. That's resulted in a blending of traditional and modern methods in the poor, rural state. Read more»