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State child-protection officials are launching a new program to identify families to care for children living in group homes and shelters due to abuse or neglect.

The Department of Child Safety says the program is called “Fostering Sustainable Connections.” It’s intended to give children supportive relationships by connecting or reconnecting them with people who have been important in their lives.

Jaime Awe

An archaeology expedition led by Northern Arizona University has uncovered one of the largest Mayan tombs ever found in Belize. As Melissa Sevigny reports from the Arizona Science Desk, it’s the most significant discovery in more than century of research at the site.  


The Arizona Republic

A member of the Arizona Corporation Commission who has been urging the state's largest electric utility to disclose whether it spent millions in the 2014 commission election has issued subpoenas demanding the company provide the information.

Opponents of a voter initiative legalizing recreational marijuana in Arizona are asking the Arizona Supreme Court to overturn a judge's decision and block the measure from the ballot.

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Democratic Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick has called on Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio to resign immediately. It follows a recent judge’s ruling that the sheriff may have committed criminal contempt of court. Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports. 


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