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

Tusayan photo

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

In Focus DACA Special Report: Episode 6

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

Hercules the horse photo

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

1 Arizona filer in 5 took state, local deduction House wants to drop

McSally’s entry into Senate race could set up ‘war’ in GOP primary

Immigrants wary as DHS ends Nicaraguan protection, extends Hondurans

Arizona has some of the least restrictive gun laws in the country

Arizona lawmakers split as House begins work on GOP tax-reform plan

ATA sign

Officials urge transportation workers to report suspicious behavior after New York terrorism attack

House extends children’s health coverage, but Senate outlook unclear

Feds consider lifting ban on uranium mining around Grand Canyon

Arizona Obamacare premiums may drop, as troubled enrollment opens

Penzone to inmates on hunger strike: Food is nutritious, not delicious

Emotional McCain urges midshipmen to fight for ideals ‘under attack’

Flake, Kaine renew call for Congress to weigh in on ongoing military use


Community groups call on Ducey to ‘commit to action on climate change’


Four Latinos form Arizona’s first legislative LGBT Caucus

In Focus DACA Special Report: Episode 3

Opioid drugs

Arizona officials praise Trump’s declaration of public health emergency for opioids

Lawmakers, advocates blast ‘misguided’ Grand Canyon fee hike plan

Democrats renew call for a quick vote on a ‘clean’ Dream Act bill

Flake won’t run again, opening likely ‘free-for-all’ in Senate race

At least 1,100 in Arizona could lose TPS coverage, face deportation

Flake will not seek 2018 re-election for Senate seat

comfort dog

Phoenix Police Department seeks to diversify by promoting wide array of career possibilities

Joe Thomas presenting

Education leaders demand Ducey give teachers 20 percent raises

Senators say feds leave local officials on their own on cybersecurity

Sessions: DACA bill needs border security, ‘more than just amnesty’

Sparring partners: Trump warns McCain he will ‘fight back’ at some point


Ward formally kicks off Senate campaign with conservative big guns

Cancer survivor says Trump plan sabotages health insurance coverage

McCain calls on U.S. to lead world, reject ‘spurious nationalism’

Zinke vows to stamp out ‘virus’ of harassment at national parks

No shooting sign

Interior Department may expand recreational shooting on federal lands

Fire Station 5, Santa Rosa, California

Arizona forestry department sends 150 firefighters to California to battle wildfires

Lindsey Graham

In Focus DACA Special Report: Episode 2

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Advocates: Trump immigration demands complicate DACA replacement


Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone wants ‘no politics in policing’   

Land Feud

House advances bill to limit president’s creation of national monuments

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Graham optimistic about chances for Franks’ abortion bill in Senate

Flake bill to shield DACA recipients has green card path, border funds

Despite outreach efforts, 42,200 immigrants fail to meet DACA deadline

Senators tell DACA recipients that ‘stars align’ for Dream Act passage


What happens to DACA recipients who can’t renew?

House approves ban on abortion after 20 weeks; chances slim in Senate

Justin Uhart

Survivors describe chaos, carnage of Las Vegas shooting aftermath

Vice President Pence arrives in Phoenix to tout Trump tax plan

Giffords to Congress: ‘The nation is counting on you’ after Las Vegas

Hugo Juarez

In Focus DACA Special Report: Episode 1

Donkeys? Elephants? Nah. This campaign pits dogs and hedgehogs

Officials: Nothing to worry about – yet – when health programs expire

Sinema’s long-expected challenge to Flake shakes up Senate race

As Scalise returns to Capitol, Flake repeats call for renewed civility

Arizona teen joins Capitol push to replace diesel buses with electric

The Grand Canal, Phoenix

Bike paths and walkways mark grand goals for Grand Canal

Border Patrol

As border wall prototype construction starts, Arizona geographer speaks up

How would Pat Tillman react to anthem controversy? Friend Staat has an idea

Franks back with ‘pain-capable’ bill to ban abortions after 20 weeks


Tell us: What aspects of health care reform are important to you?

Claudia Franco

Consul of Mexico in Phoenix expresses appreciation for help, says more is needed

U.S. Postal Service building in Florence

Officials dedicate Florence post office to WWII veteran

Marijuana plant

Tribal leaders urge colleagues to consider marijuana businesses to boost revenue

Girl crying

Volunteers help DACA recipients through ‘nerve wracking’ renewal process

APS official: Red tape slows utilities’ efforts to prevent forest fires

Grijalva in handcuffs

Rep. Grijalva arrested protesting outside of Trump Tower in New York City

When ‘deplorable’ is a compliment: Trump backers rally on National Mall

Despite slow going, faith leaders vow to continue push for DREAM Act

Buzz on rumored DACA deal dissolves to drone on what was really said

Karina Ruiz

As Democrats announce deal, Trump tweets, DREAMers and advocates react

Tribal agencies cite progress on audit issues, senators want to see more

Sinema, McSally invited to White House for bipartisan tax reform talks

Critics: Hunters’ rights is wrong argument for bill allowing silencers

Ongoing problems land tribal oversight agencies on GAO ‘high-risk’ list

Democrats raise the stakes in push to get vote on ‘clean’ DREAM Act

Arizona lawmakers weigh in on case pitting gay rights, religious rights

Senate probe blasts Chandler-based Insys for practices on painkiller

One day after DACA decision, Democrats push for vote on DREAM Act

Future Lawyer

DACA: legally, what happens now?

Marchers go from White House to ICE offices to protest DACA decision

White House says phasing out DACA is least harmful to young immigrants

Arizona lawmakers sour on plan to revoke DACA, vow to work on new bill

Holding hands

From ‘fulfills a promise’ to ‘wrong’ and ‘heartless,’ online reaction to DACA news is swift

Ministers plan fast to support DACA as White House weighs program

DACA signs

DACA: The process and the impact of its possible removal

Controversy over banner with crossed-out swastika prompts meeting with Rising FC

High turnout for city council meeting as police are under review

Just days after his pardon, Arpaio muses about possible future moves

Jack Wilenchik

Arpaio’s lawyer files motion to vacate conviction after presidential pardon

Arizona natives join thousands as ‘Ministers March for Justice’

Fight Hatred Sign in Crowd

Phoenix launches independent investigation of police response to Trump rally protesters

Arizona lawmakers praise, condemn Trump’s pardon of Arpaio

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President Trump grants pardon to former Sheriff Joe Arpaio

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Phoenix officials promise ‘thorough’ review of police response after Trump rally

Trump hints of future pardon for Arpaio, scolds Arizona senators McCain, Flake

Day of peaceful protests ends with tear gas as faction confronts police

Trump visit to Arizona comes as party fight for Flake’s seat heats up

Trump supporter

City prepares, reacts to Trump’s rally in downtown Phoenix

Phoenix leaders pledge to keep Trump rally safe; some schools, businesses to close early

In Focus, episode 10: Arizona’s new detection system for wrong-way driving

Arizona edges to front of states eyeing blockchain technology

VA Chief

‘Hard choices’ at VA include possible cut to unemployability benefit

Grand Canyon water pipeline slated for multimillion-dollar replacement

Doubling down: McCain, Flake don’t soften edges despite poll showing

Arizona colleges strive to increase state’s graduation rate

Enshrinement ceremony stirs debate about Tillman and Hall of Fame

On second thought: Congress drops talk of staying, takes August recess

Pension Trap

DHS may not have capacity to hire 15,000 officers Trump promised

Trump backs ‘merit-based’ visa bill that could halve legal immigration

Motorist in class action suit sees ‘justice’ in Arpaio criminal contempt verdict

As McCain begins treatment, fellow POW reminisces, expresses hope

Flake call for GOP to return to its roots sparks range of reactions

Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio found guilty of criminal contempt in racial profiling case

In opening campaign salvo, Flake book says GOP has ‘lost its way’

McCain, two other Republicans, help defeat repeal of Obamacare

Arizona driver’s manual now includes information for staying safe during traffic stop

Legislative bill would block out-of-state college students from voting in AZ

Corporation commissioner: Market change forcing regulators to adapt

House OKs spending bill with border wall funds, other amendments

Family proposes new law to regulate bouncers after death of Valley firefighter

Arizona lawmakers blast Trump’s tweeted ban on transgender soldiers

Flake raises more than $4 million for expected tough 2018 campaign

Verde River ranchers worry about safety in Arizona’s newest state park

Experts say Arizona legislation a model for implementing 5G technology

McCain cajoles, condemns, coerces Senate in emotional return

McCain returning to Washington on eve of next Senate health care vote

Pleasant day at lake can turn deadly for boaters caught in monsoon

‘Structurally deficient’ bridge over I-17 repaired using new technology

A McCain intern answers questions at Phoenix campaign headquarters. (Photo by Socorro Carrillo/Cronkite News)

Outpouring of support for McCain comes from far – and weird

What to know about glioblastoma, the brain cancer Sen. John McCain is battling

McCain vows to return to Senate after brain cancer diagnosis; lauded as Arizona icon

Pork barreling on: Report shows ‘pork barrel’ spending continues rise

Trump taunts states, like Arizona, that denied voter data to task force

McCain diagnosed with brain cancer; family asks for prayers

McCain reaction: News of brain cancer brings response from all sides

Flake: McCain ‘sounded great,’ as experts debate severity of condition

Goldwater Institute report: City courts levy fines at taxpayer expense

Storm damage to Burton Barr library sends patrons, staff to other branches

Customers regain power, crews clean up damage from weekend monsoons

House OKs $689 billion defense bill, with almost as many amendments

Arizonans at ‘play-in’ still bring serious clean-air message to Capitol

Two Republican lawmakers, Phoenix chamber oppose health care bill

Flake, Kaine urge Congress to reclaim power to OK military action

Senate to delay August recess, some House members push for same

Phoenix Councilman DiCiccio blocks constituents on Twitter

Arizona protesters arrested at Flake’s D.C. office in health care rally

National Council of La Raza encourages Latino youth to vote when they turn 18

Firefighters add drone incursions to threats faced in a wildfire

Local protests just part of pressure aimed at Flake on health care vote

Mesa police investigate accusations of excessive force against jaywalker

Civics Lessened

Arizona among growing number of states to reject voter data request

Phoenix firefighters battle scorching heat as they fight fires, rescue hikers

Arizona taxpayers could pay more as pension costs continue to rise

In wake of attacks, police plan ‘robust’ July Fourth security on Mall

Reagan says Arizona will not give voter data to White House commission

Stranded on Arizona highway? DPS program helps motorists in need

Arizona will comply with only some of White House’s voter data request

Arizona Regents: DREAMers to keep in-state tuition for now

House passes bills aimed at crimes committed by illegal immigrants

Cardinals visit Phoenix VA to acknowledge vets who ‘hardly get recognition’

Hiring freeze lifted, Phoenix police seek diverse recruits

Dust storm detector will alert drivers to freeway hazards

Navajo OK plan to begin shutdown of Navajo Generating Station

CBP: Border wall will mix walls, tech, patrols and ‘natural barriers’

Arizona organizations urge Senate to say no to new healthcare bill

CBO: Senate bill cuts deficit deeply, also cuts 22 million from health care

Wrangling begins in contempt trial of former Sheriff Joe Arpaio

Protesters urge ‘no’ vote on GOP health care bill, as details emerge

Arizona reaction to Senate health bill ranges from lukewarm to hostile