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Raul H. Castro poses for a photo as Arizona governor.

Castro, who died Friday at age 98, had a rough childhood in the border community of Douglas that included walking miles to school while white kids took the bus and wondering where his next meal would come from. He wandered as a hobo for a time and boxed on the side to make ends meet. Read more»


Ducey's veto letter said Arizona law already gives police departments the ability to withhold names. It also said the legislation contained "ambiguities" that went beyond the stated goal of protecting officers and their families. Read more»

A second group has filed paperwork to seek a place on the 2016 Arizona ballot for marijuana-legalization.

Arizonans for Responsible Legalization wants to allow adults to purchase small amounts of marijuana for private use and tax marijuana sales to help fund education, the group said in a news release. Read more»

Arizona driver’s licenses do not comply with the federal Real ID Act, which requires tamper-proof measures, specific data and sharing of that data between states – a security concern that led the state to refuse to comply.

Unless something changes, come next year Arizonans will have to present a passport to catch flights and enter secure federal buildings. That’s because Arizona driver’s licenses don’t comply with the REAL ID Act of 2005. Read more»

U.S. Sen. John McCain answers questions at a news conference Friday.

U.S. Sen. John McCain said Friday that attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch’s support of President Barack Obama’s executive actions on immigration makes her unfit for the post. Read more» 1

Demonstrators at the Immigration and Customs Enforcement office in Phoenix demanded the release of a transgender woman seeking asylum in the U.S. who activists say is being held at an all-male facility in Florence.

Activists say Nicoll Hernández-Polanco, a transgender woman from Guatemala, is being held at an all-male facility and has suffered sexual assault by fellow detainees and ill treatment by guards. Read more»

State Sen. Jeff Dial, R-Chandler, and Rep. Brenda Barton, R-Payson, visit a kindergarten class at Horseshoe Trails Elementary School in north Phoenix on Friday, Feb. 13. They have introduced bills that would require public and charter schools to add all-day kindergarten.

Two Republican lawmakers say the hundreds of millions of dollars owed to schools under a court ruling on funding should be used to provide all-day kindergarten at every school district and charter school in the state. Read more»

Alondra Lopez, a student at Glendale Community College, said she hasn’t been able to apply under the current rules for the Obama administration’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program because she left the country in 2008. She said she plans to apply under expanded rules taking effect Feb. 18.

The Obama administration's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program is changing Feb. 18 to make people of more ages eligible and to shorten the length of time a person needs to have been in the U.S. to apply. Experts say that will mean more in Arizona applying for DACA. Read more»