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Deferred maintenance adds up at Casa Grande Ruins National Monument

Of more than $11 billion worth of deferred maintenance the National Park Service wants to address around the country, $2 million of it is for the Casa Grande Ruins National Monument in Coolidge. Learn about some of park's needs, including a new parking lot.

Business experts share ‘wins and losses’ on state budget

Experts said although they’re concerned state budget cuts will have long-term implications on the economy and job market, they also found some bright spots for the business community. Watch video

Tactical to practical: military technology could save firefighters’ lives

Technology used by U.S. Special Forces is being adapted for wildfire firefighters to use and could help avoid another Yarnell-like incident. Special Ops groups in the military used the system during combat. Watch video

Probe into climate change research targets ASU professor

U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva, D-Tucson, sent letters to seven universities seeking documentation on funding behind research seen as casting doubt on climate change. One of those letters went to Arizona State University, and professor involved tells Cronkite News he has no idea why he was targeted. Watch video

Legislation targeting politics and schools slammed as gag order

Opponents call the measure a gag order, but supporters say otherwise. It would prohibit school employees from releasing information for use in political activity, including influencing override elections. Watch video

Proponent: Pending abortion law gives women essential information

Gov. Doug Ducey has signed a bill that would require physicians to tell women that a medication abortion procedure can be reversed. It also will bar any health care exchange from providing coverage for abortions except in cases of rape and incest.

Auto theft less of a problem in Arizona, but don’t rest easy

According to the Arizona Automobile Theft Authority, a car stolen in the Valley can be at the border in around two hours. But Arizona has dropped eight spots since being the top state for auto theft in 2008. Watch video

Tucson inventor’s fight over Spider-Man toy lands before Supreme Court

Tucson man Stephen Kimble had no idea that the toy web-shooter he designed with his son two decades ago would take him to the Supreme Court. Now he's fighting for royalties from toy sales. Watch video

PIN Bureau: Are you an organ donor or waiting on an organ donation?

Heading into wildfire season, Sierra Vista reflects on destructive 2011 blaze

The 2011 Monument Fire blackened tens of thousands of acres and destroyed dozens of structures around the southeastern Arizona community of Sierra Vista. With wildfire season at hand, local officials say they're applying lessons learned from that disaster. Watch video

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