Millions are victims of hate crimes, though many never report them

A year after U.S. left Paris climate pact, mayors still cling to fight

All in a (12-hour) day’s work: Lawmakers log long hours despite gridlock

Tweet retreat: Twitter purge trimmed lawmakers’ followers, impact small

Ugly legacy of the ‘lynching era’ continues to resonate in America

Free speech or hate speech? Americans struggle to decide when that line is crossed

Fall elections, recess mean immigration reform chances continue to dim

Gallego: Latino and immigrant hate are ‘one and the same’

ACLU drops suit against Gosar for blocking social media accounts

Vehicle crashes and fatalities continued to rise in 2017, ADOT report shows

Tucson mom joins other parents pressing EPA for ban on toxic chemical

Immigration, border agencies defend handling of family separations

VA Chief

Court: Widow waited too long to sue VA for delays in husband’s care

Analysts downplay Trump threat to shut down government over immigration

Clean Elections commissions interactive mural on Roosevelt Row to spur younger people to vote

Gosar, Biggs join handful of Republicans filing to impeach Rosenstein

Anti-Defamation League review: 6 Supreme Court cases that delight conservatives, dismay liberals

Unlikely allies back bill to fund $11.6 billion in national parks work

ADOT workers on South Mountain Freeway muscle through the summer heat

Mesa firm gets front-row seat at White House ‘Made in America’ showcase

After two years, Congress OKs bill to let Apache move on water project

Proposed law would require Arizona to compile statistics on veteran suicide

Endangered species changes either ‘long overdue’ or ‘massive attack’

Senate blocks Flake resolution seeking answers on Trump-Putin summit

March for Our Lives taking push for gun-law reforms, voter registration on the road

Phoenix works with community to replace aging public-housing complex

As Trump continues to explain Putin remarks, lawmakers continue to feud

No earmarks? No problem. Pork-barrel spending still rising, report says

New Arizona law helps combat PTSD among first responders

Trump reversal on Russia doesn’t come soon enough for Arizona lawmakers

Study: Arizona No. 43 in voter turnout; minorities, youth and poor are hurt most

As fentanyl overdoses rise, cartels are eager to funnel more of it through Arizona

Plan to ‘modernize’ Endangered Species Act called ‘extinction bills’

Arizona rancher says ‘dysfunctional’ rules hurt environment, ranchers

‘Deeply problematic’: Cardinals criticized for promoting Bidwill’s support of SCOTUS nominee

Report: Hispanic motorists in Maricopa County still arrested, searched more often

Kyl to help shepherd Supreme Court nomination through Senate

Advocates on range of issues anxious over Trump’s Supreme Court nominee

Border IOU

Audit: Hiring of customs, border agents better, but still falling short

Rep. Raúl Grijalva: Secrecy surrounds Tucson shelter housing migrant children

Strapped for workers, employers wait – and wait – on H-2B visa program

‘Good riddance’: Democrats, environmentalists cheer Pruitt’s departure

Bid to put recreational marijuana on November ballot fails

Citizenship question on census will intimidate immigrants, skew headcount, Latino leaders say

Mexican ambassador: Mexico’s relationship with Trump in ‘better shape’

Realtor group files petitions to bar Arizona from ever imposing a tax on services

Citizenship Rush

Advocates, administration spar over pending citizenship applications

More than 150,000 Mexican citizens living in U.S. registered to vote for July 1 election

Melania Trump visits west Phoenix shelter for migrant children

Ethics panel moves ahead on probe of Schweikert office finances

House soundly rejects last-ditch effort to pass immigration reform bill

Slim hopes for immigration bill, despite E-Verify, farmworker visas

Anti-abortion advocates hail Supreme Court decision on pregnancy centers as free speech win

Arizona wildlife managers rely on public to help stop poaching

Victims’ families take plea to White House for stringent border laws

Chinese Cultural Center Outside

Patriot Movement AZ supports preservation of Chinese Cultural Center

Immigration reform stalls in House, as GOP-backed plan is shot down

AZ ACLU worries Trump’s executive order too vague to halt family separations

Trump ends family separations, stands firm on ‘zero tolerance’ policy

House immigration vote nears, but GOP fighting puts outcome in doubt

Phoenix Council to proceed with light-rail extension to South Phoenix, but requests design evaluation

Pharmacy chain CVS adds medication drop-off sites in Arizona, another move in opioid battle

Family separations spark feuds across Capitol; DHS defends handling

Poll shows 66% of Americans disagree with border policy: What do Arizona leaders say?

Puente Arizona speaks out against separation of families at the border

CBP chief looks to expand vehicle-scanning technology at Nogales port

A year after shooting, Congressional Baseball Game makes a statement

Action plans: Arizona groups teaching millennials and minorities to get involved politically

House leaders derail plan to force vote on bipartisan immigration bills

Phoenix chief asks city to fund study into increase in officer-involved shootings

March for Our Lives holds second ‘die-in’ at Capitol on Pulse shooting anniversary

A brain matter: Former Cardinals among those in concussion lawsuit against NFL

Obama Foundation launches community organizing initiative in Phoenix

Phoenix monsoon photo

Monsoon rescues are free, despite ‘stupid-motorist law,’ Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office says

Flake, on Senate floor, slams Trump on trade, lack of ‘grown-up leadership’

Renovated after flood damage, Burton Barr Central Library set to reopen

School’s out, lunch is on: Kids get free, nutritious meals in summer

Native American coal miners seek 90-day pause in shutdown of Navajo Generating Station

Mesa approves deal to build ASU satellite campus for media, technology in downtown

Reagan, Fontes settle suit over Arizona’s voter registration process

Court sides with baker who refused same-sex couple’s wedding cake

Free-speech ruling in Trump Twitter case echoes Arizona debate

New steel, aluminum tariffs worry Arizona firms, raise trade war fears

Ethics panel confirms Schweikert probe; supporters rush to his defense

DHS secretary visits Nogales, says undocumented children aren’t lost, ‘they don’t want to be found’

Arizona leaders say state has made progress on opioid crisis, but concerns about border security remain

Story of the 1,475 missing immigrant children is more complex than it appears

Ducey: Evolution should still be taught in schools

How mended relationship between Cardinals, Glendale helped return Super Bowl to Arizona

Phoenix, Buckeye among biggest-, fastest-growing cities in U.S. in 2017

Proud and close-knit : A Phoenix neighborhood unites under Old Glory

‘The closer’: Bidwill credits Gov. Ducey with sealing Arizona Super Bowl bid

Phoenix City Council votes to sue over citizenship question on 2020 Census

Arizona promises ‘most fan-friendly’ Super Bowl in 2023

McSally, immigration agency directors decry ‘loopholes’ in asylum law

Paper chase: Phoenix Union helps with financial aid forms to get more students into college

Arpaio submits signatures for U.S. Senate race, vows that he’s a serious candidate

Arizona students gather to remember victims of Texas school shooting

San Carlos Apache activist joins D.C. rally for ‘fundamental rights’

Some Arizona Republicans join Democrats to reject House farm bill

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Phoenix trains apprentices to become sanitation workers

Distance, language can still pose challenge to Native American voting

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Supreme Court decision could open door to legalized sports betting in Arizona

Change in Park Service policy catches some seasonal workers off-guard

Fontes says multistate database could ease, improve voting process

Ducey: Lawmakers agree to raise pay for teachers, support staff

National Park Service works to attract more ethnically diverse visitors

GOP lawmakers make ‘surreal’ return to field where gunman opened fire

#RedForEd: What’s about to happen when teachers walk out

When a loss is a win: 8th District results called a warning for GOP

Holding hands

Federal judge rules United States must keep DACA and accept new applications

Sinema outpaces likely GOP challengers, raises $8 million in Senate bid

Lesko tops Tipirneni, keeps Congressional District 8 in GOP hands

Bill to fund White Mountain Apache water project stalls – again

Students deem ‘die-in’ gun-control protest successful despite lack of response from Gov. Ducey

#RedForEd: Ducey vetoes 10 bills to pressure Legislature to fund raises for teachers

Arizona tightens the leash on service animals

Arizona students stage ‘die-in’ outside governor’s office to demand action on gun violence

Red for Ed: Teachers to walk out over low pay, inadequate classroom spending

Slurs, support on social media mark gun-control movement

Pace picks up as vote nears in special election for 8th District seat

Arizona educators voting on whether to walk out for better pay, more classroom dollars

Court OKs special prosecutor to fight Arpaio’s push to clear his record

#RedForEd: Teachers, legislators skeptical of Ducey’s plan for raising teacher salaries

Democrats get tips on selling progressive points in conservative areas

Ducey proposes 20% raise for teachers by 2020; Arizonans voice opinions on #RedForEd

Arizona National Guard announces details of Operation Guardian Shield along border

Hispanic Caucus vows to stop Census citizenship question ‘at all costs’

#RedForEd: Teachers ‘walk-in’ at Arizona schools as strike threat looms founders to be in court this week for detention hearings

Gov. Ducey sends 225 National Guard troops to Mexican border

Arizona Supreme Court strikes down in-state tuition for DACA students

Feeling disenfranchised by Phoenix Pride, undocumented LGBT people find their own way to celebrate

Prior Guard deployments to border got lukewarm reviews by auditors

Ducey sending 150 Arizona National Guard troops to border, but questions remain

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Latino voters in Arizona could make the difference in upcoming elections

Text 911: Maricopa County improves emergency system to serve the hearing impaired

McCain, Udall honored for their legacy of supporting Grand Canyon

School resource officers called a key safety tool, but critics fear discrimination

Arizona teachers plan walk-ins demanding pay raise, additional education funding

DACA stays

Trump declares DACA deal dead, blames Democrats for its failure

Arizona Supreme Court hears arguments on in-state tuition for DACA recipients

Death of 11-year-old Ashlynne Mike may bring Amber Alert to Native American reservations

#RedForEd teachers demand 20 percent salary hike, more money for education

Census plan to ask citizenship status on 2020 form sparks backlash

Uber self-driving cars suspended from Arizona roads; Waymo moves ahead

heroin works

Arizona bill would legalize needle-exchange programs, bring volunteers out of legal gray area

‘I will not be next’: Teen activists lead 15,000 in March For Our Lives Phoenix

Students, parents, teachers pack D.C. streets at March for Our Lives

McCain called friend, a ‘character’ as Naval Academy honors ailing senator

Giffords joins lawmakers, students at Capitol March for Our Lives rally

Arizona business leaders stress need for pathway to citizenship for DACA recipients

‘Death is not new to us’: High school gun-control activists plan Phoenix March For Our Lives

‘Let’s build bridges’: Former Mexican President Vicente Fox talks about marijuana, Trump and trade

Democratic activists urge Gov. Ducey to take bigger steps toward gun safety

Maricopa County again leads nation’s counties in population growth

#RedForEd: Teachers call in sick over low pay, protest state proposal on tax cuts for wealthy

National parks in Arizona using microchips and photo-mapping to deter thieves

House panel weighs plans to close $11.6 billion parks repair backlog

Interior Secretary Zinke visits Arizona borderlands to talk up Trump’s wall

Valley DACA recipients and advocates claim a win after SCOTUS decision on driver’s licenses

Local expert and national reports indicate Arizona bridges are generally safe

Flagstaff officials, then Gov. Ducey, ask for tighter controls of gun sales, more mental health money

Flake renews criticism of Trump, GOP on eve of New Hampshire speech

Voices in protest: Community speaks out about gun violence

17 lives, 17 minutes: Students rally, walk out of schools to mark one month since the Parkland shooting

On eve of student walkouts, advocates send silent message of lives lost

Planned Parenthood evokes ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ to oppose abortion bill

AZ teachers talk: Should teachers carry guns in the classroom and other issues raised by Parkland shooting

‘We deserve better:’ 17-year-old activist joins legislators calling for gun control laws

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Arizona representative, DACA recipient arrested at immigration march

Democrat who lost Tuesday primary for Congress eyes August do-over

Black firefighter shares life lessons on and off job

Sen. Jeff Flake and injured coach reflect on congressional baseball game shooting

Dust storm warning system planned between Phoenix, Tucson

Lesko, Tipernini win hotly contested District 8 congressional primary

Supreme Court takes age discrimination suit from Arizona fire district

Flake plan to raise age limit for long guns leaves both sides unhappy

Tempe opens low-income housing targeted to veterans, families

Student protesters march in Phoenix, call for removal of school resource officers

Firearms-related deaths increase among Arizona children

Feds’ plan could add food stamp work requirement in most counties

300 Mesa High students walk out in support of stricter gun control

Gun control bills stall in Arizona Legislature

Crowded field for House special election raises more than $1.1 million

East Valley Krav Maga center teaches women to defend themselves

Kelli Ward is only true conservative running for Senate, Sen. Paul tells Scottsdale rally

Congress takes a week off as DACA deadline looms, Dreamers fret

Arizona schools to join national protest of gun violence

Lawmaker: Lack of regulation on Arizona tattoo industry is ‘shocking’

Gubernatorial hopeful Garcia optimistic on Democratic chances in 2018

Senate begins debate on immigration reform with deadlines looming

Arizona Democrats call Trump’s 2019 budget plan a ‘slap in the face’

MCSO trains K-9 dogs to protect and serve

Counting on conversations with people who are homeless to reveal respect, gain resources

Authorities grant stay to undocumented immigrant and father of five who sought sanctuary at Phoenix church

Legislators propose tougher laws to stop wrong-way crashes

Both sides of immigration issue face off outside Sen. Flake’s Phoenix office

Arizona could allow tax payments in Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies

Arizona lawmakers split on bill to continue funding federal government

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State ready – again – to fund Grand Canyon if government shuts down

A Gilbert legislator seeks to ban enforcement cameras

Is 2018 the year Arizona bans texting while driving?

Gosar dismisses failed censure attempt over State of the Union tweets

Crime victims tell lawmakers, toughen immigration before saving DACA

House OKs harassment bills in wake of charges against Franks, others

Good Samaritan law will protect drug users who help opioid victims

Arizona Republicans short on time to replace Shooter in Legislature

District 8 House seat likely to remain Republican, despite crowded race

With a week to next shutdown, no obvious progress on budget, DACA bills

Phoenix recycling officials: Plastic bags contribute to lost time worth about $1 million

Arizona Rep. Don Shooter expelled from House over sexual harassment

President Trump’s focus on MS-13 may not reflect Arizona’s gang reality

New bill would prevent displaying ‘Redskins’ in Arizona public-funded stadiums

Valley Hispanic immigrants react to President Trump’s State of the Union

Same speech, different views: Democrats, GOP differ on State of the Union

Gosar call to arrest illegal immigrants at Trump address causes stir

Bill would limit marketing, publishing information about medical-marijuana dispensaries

Hispanic chamber: If Salvadorans with TPS are deported, Arizona’s economy would suffer

Both sides blast Trump immigration plan – as racist or as a giveaway

Ducey signs sweeping law to confront Arizona opioid crisis

Trump citizenship remarks give immigration negotiators glimmer of hope

Despite few details, Arizona mayors like Trump’s infrastructure pledge

New solar panel tariffs will be felt by Arizona companies, consumers

On cold, dark morning, teams count the homeless in Maricopa County

Pension Trap

Furloughed federal workers feel like ‘pawns’ in shutdown fight

Ducey calls special session on opioid crisis

Nearly 22,000 unite to push for political power at Women’s March in Arizona

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Grand Canyon partly open, blunting biggest hit of government shutdown

Arizonans at March for Life upbeat on pro-life prospects in Washington

Tempe City Council fails to pass border wall resolution

DACA advocates push for action as clock ticks down on budget deal

As federal shutdown looms, legislators approve Arizona CHIP health care funds for children

Tempe City Council to vote on opposition of border wall

Flake, McCain: Trump attacks on media hurt democracy, help autocrats

Arizona: False alarm like Hawaii’s unlikely; people should still prepare

Ducey unveils optimistic fiscal 2019 budget with emphasis on school spending

McSally embraces Trump, her military service as she enters Senate race

Nonprofits: Arizona needs more foster families for refugee children

Feds say states can move forward on plans for Medicaid work requirement

White Mountain Apache water measure sidetracked by labor language

Arizona schools help refugee children adjust

Iranian Bahá’í refugees find religious freedom in Arizona

Arpaio bid for Senate shakes up already tumultuous primary campaign

Flake, McSally join talks at White House on DACA, immigration reform

Two Kenyan sisters fled violence and found refuge in Mesa

Thousands of refugees came to Arizona in 2016, but fewer arrived last year

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey pushes efforts to reduce recidivism

Williams police test gun-mounted cameras

Military accepts transgender recruits, but advocates won’t give up fight

Police Chief Jeri Williams calls community engagement critical to success

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Franks abruptly quits Congress, hours after setting Jan. 31 resignation

Franks to resign in face of House Ethics probe of possible harassment

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Arizona police departments try to repair rifts with communities

Some Arizona residents push back against police through protests, ballot box

Arizona law enforcement doesn’t reflect state’s diversity

Repercussions: How does lack of diversity affect policing?

Firefighter practice

Firefighter fitness: drag tires, run stairs and punch holes in an attic. Do it again.

Justices grapple with baker’s right to deny service to same-sex couple

Citizenship Rush

Citizenship requests hit new high in state, nation, more growth likely

Flake joins McCain as Republicans line up behind Senate tax-cut plan

Flake wants to back tax bill if it comes with DACA protections

ACA Arizona

At open season midpoint, Obamacare sign-ups boom in state, nation

House panel OKs bill to allow concealed gun carry across state lines

Arizona rancher, official tell Congress states need voice in water regs


Fentanyl seizures increase at Arizona border

Arizona residents, Trump take competing tax plan appeals to Capitol

In Focus DACA Special Report: Episode 5

Arizona lawmakers split along party lines as House approves tax cut


Mesa sets its eyes on e-commerce with Mexico

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Phoenix neighborhood grant provides low-cost access to Grid Bikes

Giffords assures crowd at Capitol ceremony she’s ‘still fighting’

Backers hope Route 66 ‘historic trail’ designation can drive tourism

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Do you use Tonto National Forest? Officials want to hear from you

In Focus DACA Special Report: Episode 4

Faith Leaders

Arizona faith leaders call on McCain, Flake to fight repeal of Clean Power Plan