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Arizonans join local leaders for White House pitch on Obama’s agenda

WASHINGTON - For the second time in six weeks, Arizona lawmakers were on hand at the White House Friday to get a pitch from administration officials on President Barack Obama's policy priorities.


IRS warns of phone scams aimed at duping taxpayers out of money

Tax filing season has yet to begin, but federal investigators say they are receiving reports of con artists that are making IRS impersonation phone calls to demand money from taxpayers.

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Report lists Arizona as one of top 10 states for ‘bad apple’ gun dealers

WASHINGTON - Arizona is among the top 10 states for "bad apple" gun dealers, the 5 percent of dealers who sold almost 90 percent of the traceable guns later used in crimes across the U.S., a new report says.


Sky Harbor Airport preparing for holiday travel germs

In just a few short weeks, airport travel will increase for the holiday season. 150,000 passengers will be traveling through Sky Harbor Airport to visit family across the country for a 12-day travel period around Thanksgiving.


Court voids Tucson City Council election system as unconstitutional

WASHINGTON - A divided federal court on Tuesday overturned Tucson's "unusual" method of electing city council members, saying the split system of ward and at-large elections unconstitutionally violated the one-person, one-vote principle.


State, local officials track down nearly 200 unregistered sex offenders

State officials are looking for just under 200 sex offenders who have failed to register with the Arizona Department of Safety, according to the county attorney general’s office.

Matt Hershey, assistant chief deputy of the U.S. Marshals Service for the district of Arizona, discusses the effort to track down almost 200 unregistered sex offenders. (Photo by Becca Smouse/Cronkite News)

New World War I memorial being planned for Washington

WASHINGTON – A new memorial is being planned in Washington to honor those who served in World War I, and it's expected to be funded and completed by 2018.


Experience Interfaith event draws record crowd to Valley

The Arizona Interfaith Movement's annual Experience Interfaith event, inspired by 9/11, helps various faiths communicate and better understand their points of view.


Veterans rally at VA medical center to protest lack of progress in improving care

Veterans rallied on Monday outside the Carl T. Hayden Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Phoenix to protest what they say is a lack of progress in improving care at the hospital despite a visit from President Barack Obama in March.


Phoenix leads a major decline in human sex trafficking

People who want to pay for sex will find themselves the target of a program that is aimed at reducing prostitution in the Valley.


Midwives protest mandatory testing by Arizona Department of Health Services

The Arizona Association of Midwives filed a lawsuit against the Arizona Department of Health Services on Nov. 5.


Court sides with Tohono O’odham – again – in fight over Glendale casino

WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court Friday upheld a lower court's ruling that prevented the city of Glendale from annexing land in an effort to block a planned Tohono O'odham casino there.