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Former Arizona Gov. Napolitano Hospitalized for Cancer

A statement did not identify the type of cancer, but said the 59 year old was diagnosed in August.

Vanishing Sand at the Grand Canyon

Also on Arizona Spotlight: The 2017 Arizona legislature starts work; exploring diction with Anna Risley; and film & stage stars Renèe Taylor & Joseph Bologna visit Tucson with "My Life on a Diet".

Pascua Yaqui Youth Get Involved

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Native American portrayals in film; profile of Tucson author Ethel Lee Miller; and young love at a long distance.

Welcoming New Americans

Attend a naturalization ceremony at the DeConcini Federal Courthouse in Tucson, where 46 candidates from 17 countries take their oaths of allegiance.

Life-changing Experiences While Serving Overseas

Peace Corps volunteers say life abroad opens new horizons, and is unforgettable.

Plans to Use Helicopters in Wilderness Areas Worries Conservationists

Arizona Game and Fish wants the aircraft to manage bighorn sheep.

Ducey Hopes to Encourage Arizonans to Help People in Need

Gov.-elect is launching an initiative to encourage importance of 'giving to others.'

Record Number of Children in Shelters, Foster Care

As of March 2014, nearly 16K kids are under custody of state compared to 11K four years ago; budget cuts to reunification programs an issue.

US Census Chooses Maricopa County for 2015 Test of Counting Tactics

Savannah, Ga. will also be site to prepare for 2010 national headcount; trying to study new approaches.

Navajo Nation Council Speaker Resigns; Faces Criminal Charges

Administrative duties for Johnny Naize had already been taken away after being indicted on bribery, conspiracy.

Tucson Police Warn of Fraudulent Bill Collector Calls

Department says it has received number of reports about callers claiming to be from IRS, other agencies demanding payments.

Neighbors Question Plan to Raze Historic Downtown Motor Hotel

Developer will build low-income housing, housing for homeless veterans; opponents call an important part of Tucson's architectural history.

Navajos Report Difficulties Getting Birth Certificates

Those born in remote areas say AZ's strict regs make it hard to access retirement, health benefits due to lack of documentation.

Construction for 19 Hotshots Memorial in Prescott Begins

Each firefighter killed in Yarnell Hill Fire will have a plot, bronze grave marker at local cemetery.

LGBT Global Persecution Leads to Asylum Seekers in Southern AZ

Marco Antonio Galdino left São Paulo in 1995, lives in Tucson while he awaits appeal of refugee rejection.

Tucson Soldier Dies in TX After Attack in Afghanistan

Command Sgt. Maj. Martin Barreras passed away Tuesday at the San Antonio Military Medical Center of wounds suffered last week.

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