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Time running low as supporters of sex ed inclusivity bill voice support

A bill that would eliminate Arizona’s ban on school districts including any discussion of homosexual sex in teaching the prevention of sexually transmitted diseases is running out of time, according to the bill’s author.

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U.S. Supreme Court becomes a court divided after death of Justice Antonin Scalia

The death of Antonin Scalia, the U.S. Supreme Court’s most conservative justice, has moved the court to the left, an Arizona law professor said Monday.


McSally raises $3.2 million, but analysts still expect a tight race

WASHINGTON - Rep. Martha McSally's aggressive fundraising gives her an edge over her competitors in the 2nd District House race, say experts, but they caution that the district will likely still be competitive come November.


A proposed bill asks for aid in research of PANDAS autoimmune disorder

The proposed bill HB2640 asks Arizona to grant 1 million dollars this fiscal year to the Department of Health Services to aid in the research, treatment and diagnosis of the autoimmune disorder, PANS and PANDAS.

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McCain raised $5.6 million in 2015, easily outdistancing challengers

WASHINGTON - Sen. John McCain raised and spent more in 2015 for his re-election bid than all 10 challengers combined, ending the year with $5.1 million in the bank, according to the latest Federal Election Commission figures.


Sheriff Joe Arpaio announces implementation of body cameras

A body camera will now be a required part of a Maricopa County Sheriff’s deputy’s uniform, Sheriff Joe Arpaio announced Thursday.


Bill to restore health insurance for Arizona children moving forward in legislature

A bill that would restore health insurance for thousands of Arizona children is moving forward in the legislature. Nancy Robles is a part-time secretary and single mother who does not have health insurance for her 10-year old son and hopes the bill will pass.


Sex traffickers are targeting Arizona’s homeless teens and runaways

Tucson – More than 4,000 cases of sex trafficking in the U.S. were reported to the National Human Trafficking Resource Center in 2015 - with nearly 120 of those cases coming out of Arizona.


Arizona lawmakers welcome A-10 funding, as they question shift to F-35

WASHINGTON - Arizona lawmakers applauded the official announcement that the A-10 fighter will be funded through fiscal 2022, even as they expressed concerns Wednesday about the readiness of its proposed replacement, the F-35.


Arizona House votes to repeal Presidential Preference Elections

The Arizona House of Representatives voted Wednesday to repeal the state-funded version of the presidential primary.


Arizona state trooper credited with finding kidnapped children

Two boys kidnapped in Louisiana were found here in Arizona, thanks to one Arizona Department of Public Safety trooper.


Democratic lawmakers sponsor bills to increase police transparency, accountability

Two Democratic state lawmakers have teamed up to address the growing concerns over police accountability and transparency in the wake of controversial officer-involved shootings.