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.
A recent cover of the newspaper.
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.
Visitors look over an exhibit about the Big Room. The Underground Microbiology Exhibit focuses on invertebrate life in Kartchner Caverns.
PHOENIX — Customer Dru Bacon compared Arizona Public Service Co.’s approach to household solar to Eastman Kodak Co.’s inability to recognize the future of digital photography.
PHOENIX — Arizona’s four-year public universities had the nation’s largest in-state tuition and fees increase over the past five years, according the nonprofit organization that oversees the SAT.
TEMPE — Two researchers at Arizona State University are aiming to help officials manage trees based on how different types are affected by climate change.
New foreclosure filings in Arizona have fallen to the lowest level in seven years, a sign of a recovering housing market, says RealtyTrac, a real estate information company.
Purchases of local phone numbers suggest that Arizona is among the five top states for small-business growth since the 2008 downturn, a recent study shows.
Small business that have opened and closed in Arizona, by year, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration.
WASHINGTON — More than 1.1 million Arizonans who depend on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program — better known as food stamps — will see their benefits reduced today in a long-planned national cut.
WASHINGTON — Shipbuilding may not seem like a vital issue for arid, landlocked Arizona, but Rep. Trent Franks, R-Glendale, joined the Congressional Shipbuilding Caucus — along with 23 other caucuses and working groups.
WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court has slashed the damages that mining company Asarco was ordered to pay a former employee who successfully sued the company for sexual harassment at a Sahuarita mine.
WASHINGTON – With a year until the next election, Democratic freshmen in three competitive Arizona congressional districts are stockpiling cash for their re-election bids, according to the latest campaign-finance reports.
WASHINGTON — This month’s federal government shutdown caused a backup in seasonal farmworkers’ visa applications that some groups say could lead to a labor shortage during the coming winter vegetable harvest.
PHOENIX — State and county authorities accused a recycling company with salvage yards in Phoenix, Coolidge and Tucson of buying stolen cars for the scrap metal.
Joseph Garcia, director of the Latino Public Policy Center at Arizona State University’s Morrison Institute for Public Policy.
Hundreds marched at the Stop Modern Slavery rally in Washington, D.C., last weekend to oppose sex trafficking.
Grand Canyon river-rafting guides were having a good season this year. And then the calendar turned to October.
Someone who solicits sex with a minor in Arizona could face up to 27 years in prison. Or 90 days.
PHOENIX — When Chicanos por la Causa holds events, representatives from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona will be there to connect with and inform the Latino community about the Affordable Care Act.
Taryn Offenbacher of Shared Hope International says "a minor is a minor" and "johns" should be punished just as severely whether that minor is 14 or 17.
TEMPE — While Arizona State University has announced that tuition won’t increase next year, the Tempe campus’ student government is discussing a mandatory fee that would help fund athletic programs.
Jordan Davis, student body president for ASU's Tempe campus
A person looking to buy a house in Gila Bend area can see if the neighborhood lies in a potential flood zone.
WASHINGTON — A government shutdown could not keep 77 Southern Arizona veterans from seeing “their” World War II Memorial ono Monday.
Veterans on the Honor Flight Southern Arizona trip pause at the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. Some veterans feared the shrine would be closed Monday, but it was open.
A Phoenix employment attorney is advising Arizona employers that they can still hire as usual, even though E-Verify is closed to business.
COTTONWOOD — Joey Estrada grew up cleaning up family friends’ vineyards in California, so he said it is only natural that he will make his career in the wine industry.
Nikki Check, Yavapai College’s director of viticulture, with student Joey Estrada, shows grapevines growing on an acre of borrowed land next to the campus. A 2006 state law allowing individuals to sell wine directly through tasting rooms caused a boom in wineries, she says.
WASHINGTON — Arizona’s tourism industry stands to lose millions of dollars per day if national parks close as part of a possible federal government shutdown this week.
WASHINGTON — Arizona shared the nation’s lowest risk of fire death at last count, a fact experts attributed to everything from a relatively low number of high-rises to building codes in some localities that require residential sprinklers.
PHOENIX — Committing to preserving the environment, including supporting the use of electric vehicles, is no longer an “optional nicety” for cities, Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton said Friday.
PHOENIX – As manager of a gas station convenience store, Leslie Robb said he’s noticed that people who come in glancing at the Arizona Lottery sign often make a detour to grab chips and a soda before plunking down money on tickets.
PHOENIX – Rodney Behrens stood at the edge of Encanto Park’s lake, attaching bait to a fishing pole not far from one he had already cast in hopes of hooking catfish.
PHOENIX — When Anthony Nitz ends his stint as a military police officer, he’ll have a better shot at fulfilling his dream of working in civilian law enforcement thanks to a partnership between the Army and employers.
PHOENIX — With prices surging, the percentage of Arizona homes that are underwater has fallen dramatically since last year.
With three children, Jessy Bellerose, right, relied on help around the house from her mother, Mercedes De Leon.
PHOENIX — Watching nurses care for her father after he had a stroke compelled Jessy Bellerose to rethink her career after 10 years as an elementary school teacher.
PHOENIX – Federal grants worth $5.3 million will fund 43 new law-enforcement positions in seven Arizona communities, officials said Thursday.
PHOENIX — The nation’s sixth-largest city is ready to begin phasing out an “emergency” sales tax on food that was added in 2010 to address a massive budget deficit.