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Ted Robbins

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In Time Of Drought, Arizona's Alfalfa Exports Are Criticized

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

As the West moves more into a record-setting drought, many are taking a look at how water gets used. Alfalfa grown with Colorado River water is a case study of how and why water gets used as it does.

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A Reason To Smile: Mexican Town Is A Destination For Dental Tourism

Monday, June 09, 2014

Los Algodones is tiny, but with help from the Internet, the Mexican border town has become a virtual dental factory, drawing patients from across the U.S. and Canada.

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What's In A Name? Plenty Of Ways To Make A Mistake

Friday, May 16, 2014

When Arizona State University graduates hear their names announced, they have Peter Lafford to thank. It's his job to ensure students' names are pronounced correctly — and it's not always easy.

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Speaking Beside A Bridge, Obama Addresses Approaching Budget Gap

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

President Obama is visiting one of New York state's bridges across the Hudson River to talk about the need to spend more on roads and bridges. Funds for federal highways and bridges continue to fall short of expected needs. Why is the federal gas tax not keeping pace with the number of miles Americans are driving?

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Home Of Sanctuary Movement Revives Strategy To Stop Deportation

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

In Tucson, Ariz., a man set to be deported has taken sanctuary in a church. Immigrant rights activists are hailing the move as a new way to fight the Obama administration's deportation policies.

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Ranchers And The Federal Government: The Long History Of Conflict

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

The controversy over Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy's fight with the federal government seems to have come out of nowhere. It, however, is just the latest skirmish in a fight that's goes back 150 years.

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Training Men And Women On Campus To 'Speak Up' To Prevent Rape

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Colleges are teaching students what's known as bystander intervention, based on the idea that both men and women can intervene to interrupt behaviors that could lead to sexual assault.

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The Curious Practice Of Bringing Immigrants Back — To Deport Them

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

U.S. officers at the ports of entry are arresting undocumented immigrants as they try to leave the U.S. They're then prosecuted and sent to prison, only to be removed from the U.S. anyway. Why bother? That's a question people on all sides of the immigration debate are asking.

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'World's Largest Rosebush' Graces Arizona Desert Town

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The bush was planted in 1885 in Tombstone, back when it was a boomtown for silver mining. Blooming season lasts about six weeks — and it's almost always in bloom for Easter Sunday.

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Nevada Ranch Dispute Ends As Feds Back Down — For Now

Monday, April 14, 2014

A Wild West-style dispute between a Nevada rancher and the Bureau of Land Management has subsided — at least for the moment. Saying Cliven Bundy owed substantial back fees for allowing cattle to graze on federal land, the BLM had begun rounding up his cattle. But following protests from Bundy and hundreds of others, some armed, the BLM backed down, for now.

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For Albuquerque PD, A Searing Rebuke From Justice Department

Thursday, April 10, 2014

The Albuquerque Police Department has engaged in excessive force and unreasonable deadly force, according to a civil rights investigation by the Department of Justice.

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Diego Garcia On Mountain Stage

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Raised in Tampa by his Argentine parents, Garcia combines the influences of his upbringing — and his favorite singers — to create a sound that digs deep into romance and yearning.

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Waters Will Flood Part Of Colorado River, For Just A Few Weeks

Friday, April 04, 2014

Thanks to an agreement between the U.S. and Mexico, water is flowing to 35 million people in both countries along the Colorado River Delta. At least for now.

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ATF Works To Slow Flow Of U.S. Weapons Across Border

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Most of the guns in Mexico come from north of the border. The U.S. has taken steps aimed at slowing gun smugglers, especially since the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives scandal.

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In Arizona, Citizens Keep Close Eye On Immigration Checkpoint

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Residents of a small town in southern Arizona say a local Border Patrol checkpoint is unnecessary and that agents have overstepped legal bounds. So now they conduct their own form of surveillance.

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Arizona Struggles To Gain Cross-Border Trade With Mexico

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

In 2010, Arizona passed laws aimed at undocumented immigrants. As a result, business relations with Mexico — Arizona's biggest trading partner — began to suffer.

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At The Cubs' Arizona Retreat, A Fond Reminder Of Wrigley

Monday, March 17, 2014

The Cubs have a new home in spring training that evokes their stadium back in Chicago. Fans and former players love Cubs Park in Mesa, Ariz. — their own "mini-Wrigley."

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Border Patrol Revises Its Rulebook For Use Of Deadly Force

Friday, March 07, 2014

The U.S. Border Patrol announced changes to its policies regarding use of deadly force on Friday. It added new guidance for agents when dealing with moving vehicles and people throwing rocks.

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After Days Of Deliberation, Controversial Ariz. Bill Is Vetoed

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

A bill passed last week by Arizona lawmakers would have allowed business owners to refuse service to gays and lesbians on the basis of religious beliefs. Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed the bill on Wednesday.

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Amid Controversy, 'Right To Refuse' Bill Hits Governor's Desk

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Opposition in Arizona is growing against a controversial bill that would let business owners to refuse service based on religious beliefs. Gov. Jan Brewer hasn't yet decided whether to veto the bill.

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