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Troubled visa investment program gets short-term extension, no fixes

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.

Visa Reprieve

Arizona voters: Do you have questions for McCain or Kirkpatrick?

The October U.S. Senate debate is around the corner for Arizona residents.


Man who said Phoenix police forced him to eat pot wants answers from City Hall

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.


Marijuana Prop 205: What’s your stance and why?

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.


Arpaio federal contempt of court case stalled

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.


Franks urges action on pro-life bill stalled in Senate for a year

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.

Born Alive

Tribal leaders give Obama high marks for Native American relations

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.

Tribal Farewell

Business goes on as Tempe protesters march past restaurants

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.


‘It could be anyone’s child’: AZ police shootings of African-Americans protested

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.


Police arrest four people in Tempe during police brutality protest

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.


Court upholds state’s rules for political parties to get on the ballot

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.


One less battle: Treatment courts keep vets out of jail, in recovery

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.

Veteran Courts