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Arpaio in Washington to enjoy Trump inauguration he said he called

WASHINGTON - Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio was in Washington Thursday with a message for the rest of the country: Told you so.

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Hill offices juggle high demand, scant supply of inaugural tickets

WASHINGTON - With 198 inaugural tickets to hand out and requests from 500 constituents, Rep. Martha McSally, R-Tucson, turned to an expert to handle the distribution - Lady Luck.


Grijalva, Gallego join other Democrats boycotting Trump’s inauguration

WASHINGTON - Two Arizona lawmakers will join dozens of Democrats who plan to boycott Friday's inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump, saying they will spend time with constituents instead of the man they said ran a polarizing campaign.


Giles says veteran homelessness in Mesa nears ‘functional zero’

WASHINGTON - Mesa's efforts to get homeless veterans off the street is closing in on "functional zero," Mayor John Giles told an audience of fellow mayors in Washington Tuesday.


$3.5 million allocated for high school substance abuse prevention

PHOENIX - The Governor's Office for Youth, Faith and Family will release about $3.5 million in new funding for substance abuse prevention programs for high school youth - a key demographic to target when tackling Arizona's opioid epidemic.


Court: Ministers cannot avoid income taxes with vow of poverty

WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court said Thursday that the owners of an Arizona ministry cannot avoid paying income taxes by claiming they had taken vows of poverty and were merely being supported by donations to their church.


Medical boards looking at Ducey’s recommendation of opioid education

PHOENIX - Medical professionals say Gov. Doug Ducey’s letter urging that Arizona doctors receive more education on drug addiction is a step forward in the battle against opioid abuse, but that the curriculum must be detailed and useful.


Former DREAMer, Phoenix resident raises concerns at Sessions hearing

WASHINGTON - Former DREAMer and Phoenix resident Oscar Vazquez got his citizenship, served in the Army and is "living the American dream" - a dream he worries could be scuttled for others under a Justice Department led by attorney general nominee Jeff Sessions.


Backpage.com executives plead Fifth in hearing on sex trafficking

WASHINGTON - Executives of the online classifieds site Backpage.com refused to answer questions Tuesday from a Senate committee investigating claims that the site facilitated child sex trafficking through its adult ads section.


Court says Prescott violated contract to treat metals plant wastewater

WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court Tuesday said Prescott breached its contract to treat wastewater from the Pure Wafer plant when it tried to get the plant to pay for the cost of meeting tougher state environmental regulations.


Gov. Ducey pushes to require drug-addiction training for doctors

PHOENIX – Gov. Doug Ducey sent a letter to the Arizona Medical Board and the Arizona Board of Osteopathic Examiners pushing to require all Arizona physicians to complete continuing education in drug addiction, he said during his State of the State speech Monday.


Scottsdale-based fantasy sports company thrives despite legal challenges

SCOTTSDALE - The popularity of daily fantasy sports games is exploding across the country, but Arizona residents are among those who have been left out of the action.