WASHINGTON - Congress granted a short-term reprieve this week to a visa program that benefits immigrants who invest in U.S. businesses, but that extension came without any reforms critics say are necessary to prevent fraud, abuse and security risks.
The October U.S. Senate debate is around the corner for Arizona residents.
PHOENIX – A Phoenix man who accused Phoenix police officers of forcing him to eat marijuana said Thursday he was physically sick and has had to seek counseling for post-traumatic stress.
Arizona has already legalized medical marijuana, and a recent poll showed about half of state voters favor legalizing recreational marijuana use for adults. Under federal law, it's illegal to use marijuana for medical or recreational purposes, but Arizona voters could change state regulations for recreational marijuana use when Proposition 205 appears on the Election Day ballot this November.
Phoenix - Maricopa Sheriff Joe Arpaio's campaign raised $725,000 this past month during the same period a U.S. District Judge referred the Sheriff's legal case to federal prosecutors for possible criminal contempt of court charges.
WASHINGTON - More than a year after his Born Alive Protection Act passed the House, Rep. Trent Franks, R-Glendale, called on senators to act on the bill before the legislative calendar runs out.
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama told tribal leaders Monday that they and his administration had come far since he took office eight years ago, but that there is still work to be done to solve problems in Indian Country.
TEMPE – A handful protestors chanted "Hands up, don't shoot!" along Mill Avenue Monday morning, but it was mostly business as usual for customers at several nearby restaurants.
TEMPE - Longtime Phoenix activist Rev. Jarrett Maupin led about 50 protesters across the Mill Avenue Bridge in Tempe on Monday, blocking traffic in what Maupin said was a protest of two police shootings of African-Americans in Arizona.
TEMPE – Tempe police on Monday arrested the Rev. Jarrett Maupin and at least three other people after they blocked the Mill Avenue Bridge for impeding a public thoroughfare.
WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court Friday upheld the state's process for recognizing political parties, rejecting claims by the Arizona Green Party that the petition deadline for new parties posed an unconstitutional burden.
WASHINGTON - The way Gregg Maxon sees it, veterans have a hard enough time as it is when their service is done - they don't need jail time added to the list.