Jose Castillo, 74, says he realizes Ajo’s health-care system comes up short.
AJO — Jose Castillo was born here in 1939, at the old hospital that sits atop a hill. He’s lived here most of his life and worked at the open-pit copper mine that used to employ much of the town.
PHOENIX — Sixty-six firearms were confiscated at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport in 2013, trailing only three other U.S. airports, according to the Transportation Security Administration.
Daniel Buttry, the chairman of ASU’s department of chemistry and biochemistry, says research is “a long haul.”
PHOENIX — Technology re-creating the processes of leaves could yield abundant renewable energy in the form of hydrogen fuel, according to a team of Arizona State University researchers.
PHOENIX — In another step toward their merger, American Airlines is joining US Airways in Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport’s Terminal 4.
WASHINGTON — Arizona is expected to post the second-highest rate of job growth among states in 2014, trailing only booming North Dakota, according to a recent report.
Rachel Winkler said maintaining a viable career as an attorney can be difficult since military spouses often have to move frequently.
Former Tucson resident Mary Reding founded the Military Spouse JD Network to help lawyers with military spouses, just like she is.
Born and raised in Arizona, fresh out of law school, and married, Rachel Winkler said she didn’t worry at first about the unique challenges of having a spouse in the military.
TEMPE — Juliet Martinez has been using a wheelchair since age 8, after she received an overdose of chemotherapy drugs. But she doesn’t consider herself handicapped or disabled.
PHOENIX — Samantha Varner grew up in Chandler, and has always been a city dweller.
WASHINGTON — Arizona posted the second-highest number of solar-industry jobs in the nation for the second year in a row in 2013, despite losing 1,242 jobs from a year earlier, according to a new report.
PHOENIX — Google will collaborate with Phoenix, Scottsdale and Tempe to develop ways to bring its high-speed wireless Internet network to the Valley, the technology giant and the cities’ mayors announced this week.
Mary Black, an 86-year-old woman with dementia, drove away from her St. David home with no money, water or food more than once.
NOGALES, Ariz. — When the Border Patrol stops Arizona youths smuggling drugs through the port of entry here on behalf of cartels, Eric Cantu and other agents often find out those kids have been fed lies.
Border Patrol Agent Eric Cantu runs Operation Detour in Nogales. The program is aimed at discouraging youths from drug smuggling. “We want to tell them how it happens and what to look out for so they can stay on the right path,” Cantu says.
WASHINGTON – Maricopa County gained residents from nearly 1,000 counties across the U.S. — from Pinal County to as far away as Washington County, Maine, the Census Bureau reported.
WASHINGTON — A national group that plans to mount a multiyear campaign to improve income and household wealth among Hispanic families points to Arizona as a potential leader in that effort.
WASHINGTON — The farm bill signed by President Obama includes $8 billion in cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, but experts say the cuts will not affect food-stamp benefits in Arizona.
WASHINGTON — Convenience stores will have to start stocking a variety of “staple foods” alongside the snacks and fountain drinks if they want to keep accepting food stamps, under a little-noticed section of the farm bill.
PHOENIX — Arizona’s public pension systems for state employees, public safety personnel and corrections officers are on a path toward financial stability, according to a study by a bipartisan think tank.
PHOENIX — For three years, most of the rocks, gems and artifacts once displayed by the Arizona Mining and Mineral Museum have remained unseen.
WASHINGTON — More than 40 percent of Arizona households are on the brink of “financial devastation,” according to a national report that again ranked the state among the worst in terms of its residents’ financial security.
WASHINGTON — Arizona had the smallest gap between men’s and women’s pay among states in 2012, with women in the state earning about 87 cents to men’s dollar, according to new data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
A state lawmaker has introduced a bill to reopen the Arizona Mining and Mineral Museum, which closed to make way for a centennial-themed museum that has yet to be created and was to highlight Arizona’s five C’s: copper, citrus, cotton, cattle and climate.
A train once used to haul ore is among the artifacts of Arizona’s mining history outside the former Mining and Mineral Museum.
WASHINGTON — When she got a call Friday inviting her to come to the White House and meet with first lady Michelle Obama, Gilbert resident Amanda Shelley “thought I was being pranked by my friends.”
PHOENIX — Reducing taxes and government regulation would help Arizona’s small businesses bolster the economy and create jobs, advocates said Tuesday in making their case to state lawmakers.
WASHINGTON — For those who think slavery exists only in history books, Tucson resident Beth Jacobs has a message.
Beth Jacobs, founder of Willow Way, which works to help victims of human trafficking, told a panel in Washington that part of the problem is laws that make little distinction between victims of trafficking — as she was — and the traffickers that prey on them.
Arizona gained more than 230,000 residents in the past three years, again making it one of the faster-growing states in the nation, according to new Census Bureau estimates.
PHOENIX — Getting top grades, serving as president of her student nursing association and networking with professionals didn’t get Chloe Burtcher the nursing job she knew was her calling when she received an associate degree from Yavapai College in 2012.
Caroline Branch, GCU student
Robin Schaeffer, executive director of the Arizona Nurses Association, which represents 80,000 Arizona nurses, worries that the current struggles faced by many nursing graduates will lead to a shortage when demand for nurses picks up again.
PHOENIX — The former mayor of the nation’s sixth-largest city wants Arizona to form a partnership with Mexico that would build desalination facilities and tap the ocean’s limitless supply of water.
TEMPE — Even if the Sun Devils don’t go to the Rose Bowl after today’s Pac-12 Championship Game, this city’s economy will still win.
Sumergido en la profunda oscuridad y la humedad de las cuevas del Parque Estatal de las Cavernas Kartchner descansa algo que parece más como de un cuento de hadas que de una formación rocosa.
Maria Arreola, right, speaks in front of the U.S. Capitol about her deportation. Next to her is her daughter, Erika Andiola, who quit a congressional staff job to help battle her mom's deportation.
WASHINGTON — Erika Andiola came to Washington expecting it would be the place to make a difference in the immigration reform fight - until the immigration fight hit closer to home.
Andiola on Wednesday said she quit her job in the office of Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Phoenix, to go home and foc…
MESA – After monsoon rain, poachers are known to prowl desert roads looking for Gila monsters warming themselves on the asphalt. That’s where “Ranger” comes in.
WASHINGTON – Former Arizona state Sen. Jack Jackson Jr. knew his job with the State Department would be a balancing act between representing the federal government and serving tribal communities.
Nate Deason, venomous serpent curator at the Phoenix Herpetological Society, holds a Gila monster. The creatures, protected in Arizona, can fetch up to $1,500 apiece on the black market, experts say.
A banded rock rattlesnake kept at the Phoenix Herpetological Society. The species is one of five venomous reptiles protected in Arizona that are popular targets for poachers, officials say.
This Gila monster, named Ranger, has been fitted with a microchip to help nab reptile poachers.
Deep inside the dark, damp caves of Kartchner Caverns State Park lies something that sounds more suited to a fairy tale than to a rock formation.
PHOENIX — Could there be a real-life Spider-Man? Fourth-grader and journalist Wyatt Arrington went to the Arizona Science Center to find out.
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A federal appeals court said Friday that a Mexican woman cannot invoke an international convention on child abduction to get back her twin daughters, whose father has refused to return them from his home in Arizona.