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Feds’ land buyback program has paid $175 million to Arizona tribes so far

WASHINGTON - Arizona tribal members have received more than $175 million in the first four years of a federal program to buy back and consolidate parcels of land that are now split between multiple owners, the Interior Department said Tuesday.


Supreme Court orders new sentencing hearings for five teen killers

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Monday ordered Arizona courts to reconsider the life-without-parole sentences handed down to five juveniles who were convicted in separate cases on a total of nine murders and other crimes in the 1990s.

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Court won’t block ballot-collection law opponents say hurts minorities

WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court handed Arizona Democrats a setback Friday, refusing to block a new state law that makes it a felony for anyone but a family member or caregiver to collect another person's mail-in ballot.


Democrats sue Trump, GOP, to stop what they call voter intimidation

WASHINGTON - The Arizona Democratic Party has filed suit against presidential candidate Donald Trump's campaign, the Arizona Republican Party and others for what it calls a coordinated effort to "depress voter turnout," particularly among minority voters.