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.
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 - 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 - 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.
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.