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The Navajo Nation, which occupies about 20 percent of Arizona’s land mass, doesn’t recognize same-sex marriage.

The Diné Marriage Act, passed in 2005 by the Navajo Nation Council, defines marriage as between a man and a woman. But advocates say they hope tribal leaders will change their stance now that same-sex marriage is legal in Arizona, New Mexico and many other states. Read more» 1

Abby Pulse, a teenager diagnosed with a form of pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders associated with streptococcal infections, or PANDAS, shared this picture via Facebook during one hospital visit.

Abby Pulse has been in pain every day for the past three years. At first, nobody knew what was wrong with the 15-year-old, who was eventually diagnosed with PANDAS, which was triggered by a Valley fever bout.. “I think that it has made me more mature,” she said. “I deal with pain every day, and I think it changes a person. But I think I did change for the better.” Read more»

Proposition 122 would amend the state Constitution to say that Arizona may exercise its "sovereign authority" to restrict the use of its money and personnel to purposes consistent with its Constitution. It's the second straight election with sovereignty on the ballot. Read more»

A new state law allows the transfer of tags for hunting big game such as antelope to disabled veterans.

Dale Lewis. a 69-year-old Vietnam veteran with heart problems, was able to experience the adrenaline of hunting once more with a big-game tag donated under a new state law created to help veterans disabled during their service. Read more»

Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild addresses a news conference at which he and Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton announced an agreement for Phoenix to store some of its Central Arizona Project allotment in aquifers to the south.

As Lake Mead hits its lowest point in almost 85 years, Arizona's two largest cities are taking steps to bank water for a not-so-rainy day. Phoenix and Tucson have formed a partnership that will store excess water from Phoenix's Central Arizona Project allotment in Tucson. Read more» 1

The ferruginous cactus pygmy-owl is found in Pima and Maricopa counties, parts of Texas and through much of Mexico.

The Center for Biological Diversity and the Defenders of Wildlife this week filed a formal notice of intent to sue the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for not protecting the owl under the Endangered Species Act. The groups also object to the wording in the agency’s policy restricting the owl from receiving protection. Read more» 1

An example of the Energy Efficient 'Clean Air – Blue Skies' plate.

When Jim Stack bought his Ford Focus electric plug-in, his passion to keep emissions out of the air was broadcast to the world. He can even drive across the country and not pay a penny in driving costs. Stack is part of an exclusive club for two reasons: having a plug-in electric vehicle and being able to sport a blue-and-white license plate entitling him to use the HOV lane even when it’s just him in the car. Read more»

Eleven-year-old Hunter Lopez takes part in a dove hunt near Buckeye.

Dove hunting season is here, and the Arizona Game and Fish Commission has raised the daily limit from 10 to 15. Early next year minors will be allowed to take the same number of doves as adults. An environmental group says hunters are treating the birds as "cheap skeet." Read more»