Arizona lawmakers split by party, as House OKs next impeachment steps

Manufacturing jobs now outnumber construction jobs in Arizona, Ducey says

Democrats roast CIS head over plan to end ‘medical deferred action’

No money, no lights: Shutoff of senior woman’s electricity leads to calls for reform

‘Operation Kayla Mueller’ stirs memories of Arizonan killed in Syria

Arizona joins more than 40 other states in antitrust probe of Facebook

Arizonans among House Republicans who stormed impeachment hearing

Officials: State making gains on teacher vacancies, still has way to go

Census officials will work to accurately count all communities in 2020

McSally to pen memoir – just in time for her 2020 Senate bid

Fundraising shows Schweikert down, but analysts say he’s not out yet

Impeach Trump? Not an option for his supporters at Capitol Hill rally

Lawmakers optimistic for bill on National Museum of the American Latino

Senate approves Arizonan Barrett as fourth female Air Force secretary

Schweikert among 129 House Republicans who join rebuke of Trump on Syria

Breakfast and a side of bipartisanship: Lawmakers revive get-together

Despite ICE detainer ruling, business as usual for Arizona sheriffs

Arizona lawmakers join critics of Trump’s troop withdrawal from Syria

Town hollow: Report says lawmakers had few town halls; GOP had none

CBP: Close to 1 million apprehended at southern border in fiscal 2019

Volker quits McCain Institute, fears Ukraine testimony ‘a distraction’

Volker resigns from McCain Institute, says impeachment testimony ‘becoming a distraction’

South Phoenix business owners wary of light rail expansion, seek city assistance

Trump sees treason in whistleblower, but it’s not so clear-cut to ASU prof

Biggs take reins of Freedom Caucus at tough time for conservatives

Yee, in Washington, backs $5 billion tax credit plan for school choice

Tucson Elections

Restrictive election laws, lack of polls hamper Native American voters, leaders say

Barrett nomination, despite hiccup, expected to proceed through Senate

Volker steps down from State Department role, stays at McCain Institute

ICE officials say immigration crackdowns don’t make them the ‘bad guys’

Congress again voids Trump’s border emergency declaration; veto likely

Arizona lawmaker brings personal story, gun-reform plea to Washington

Syrian Arizona

Trump administration reduces numbers, tightens criteria for refugees

March for Our Lives Arizona honors gun-violence victims, plans next steps on reforms

Both sides now: Arizonans rally to stake out opposing border positions

Lawmakers agree Trump should turn over documents, disagree on end goal

Start of missing, murdered women panel moving ‘at speed of bureaucracy’

Pelosi backs impeachment inquiry, Arizona delegation members not swayed

Despite ‘modest gains,’ schools continue to see severe teacher shortage

Census says 55,000 Arizonans lost health insurance coverage last year

Sinema censure effort stalls; progressives say they made their point

McCain, McSally: State at forefront on human trafficking, more work remains

Audit shows deep, worsening trauma for migrant children in custody

Tribal leaders, lawmakers chide FCC for lack of progress on broadband

Phoenix business owner says SBA can do more to help small firms launch

Giffords report claims gun violence in Arizona costs state billions

Forgone forgiveness: New try at student loan repayment shows few gains

Arizona Supreme Court: Freedom of speech trumps anti-discrimination law

Ducey brings pitch for new North American trade deal to Washington

Businesses welcome, environmentalists dread end of Obama-era water rule

Smoke ’em if you’ve got ’em: Flavored vape ban alarms Arizona retailers

Air Force nominee Barrett gets gentle treatment at confirmation hearing

House panel’s votes on gun bills give likely preview of battles to come

Syrian Arizona

Advocates alarmed by reports administration may lower refugee cap again

House members again push ‘born-alive’ abortion bill, despite long odds

Border apprehensions fell sharply, but still at highest level in years

Mesa mayor, others in Washington to urge action on gun background checks

Ethics panel releases details of new probe of GOP Rep. David Schweikert

Report: Using funds to keep parks open in government shutdown violated law

State GOP looks to clear nomination path for Trump by canceling primary

Deferred action on DACA: Program lives on; advocates worry for how long

Navajo council votes to oppose possible HUD limits on home-loan program

New rules expand hunting on most national wildlife refuges in Arizona

March for Our Lives Arizona steps into gun violence fray in communities of color

Yuma border projects get Pentagon funding, as Fort Huachuca takes a hit

opioids

Arizona to get $20 million of $1.8 billion fed fund to fight opioids

12 Valley police agencies join program linking to video-doorbell owners

State boards waste little time approving professional licenses under new law

Arizona officials fear fallout as new tariffs on Chinese goods start

Deadlines loom for Navajo looking to take part in land buy-back program

The tough gets tougher: McSally again faces primary race in Senate bid

Rosemont copper mine suffers another setback in decade of legal battles

Experts: $20 million for school suicide prevention welcome, more needed

DHS plan to close Flores ‘loophole’ likely to get tied in knots

Phoenix light rail to expand with the defeat of Prop 105

A year later, some efforts to honor McCain move forward as others stall

Court upholds ruling that town conspired with fundamentalist church

Protesters, proponents and the cultural clash over Phoenix police

Without federal disaster aid, states are left to fend for themselves

Wildfire-vulnerable communities search for ways to live with growing threat

Out of sight is out of mind: Small communities struggle in the shadow of larger disasters

Syringe program for addicts operates in legal gray area as debate continues

‘We need to live our values every day’: Warren’s Tempe town hall spotlights immigration reform

Senate GOP steamrolls Democrats, gets immigration bill out of committee

Phoenix launches downtown ‘giving meters’ to help fight homelessness

Lawmakers spar over family separations, detention center conditions

VA touts ‘transformation,’ five years after Phoenix hospital scandal

Advocates decry Trump administration plan to rein in food stamp access

Tourism tension in Instagram age: $1 billion in AZ taxes, challenges to preservation

NPS considering improvements to telecommunications at Grand Canyon

50 years later, Arizona still plays a big role in exploring the universe

McSally, Kelly raise $13.9 million for anticipated 2020 Senate race

30 more Phoenix police officers trained to use Narcan in opioid overdoses

Two Arizona Democrats vote for impeachment, others take pass – for now

House panel OKs bills to rein in mining around Grand Canyon, elsewhere

Racist? House vote puts members on record over Trump ‘go home’ tweets

With ICE sweeps looming, immigration rhetoric heats up on Capitol Hill

Pedestrian deaths in Arizona’s 7th Congressional District are highest in U.S., report says

Advocates: High court’s ruling in death-row case could affect 19 others

No bursting in air: Carefree uses drones instead of fireworks to celebrate the Fourth

Goodyear mayor sides with Nike in dispute involving Ducey, controversial shoe

Phoenix police roll out more body cameras; 950 officers now have them

Trump vows Census will ask citizenship; critics decry ‘scare tactics’

Phoenix to look into new system to track, measure police conduct

Protesters gather across Arizona to demand officials close immigrant detention centers

Emergency border funds get final OK, after some odd political turns

Supreme Court rejects – for now – citizenship question on 2020 Census

Arizona lawmakers split as House, Senate pass emergency border funds

Law firm releases details on 109 Catholic clergy accused of sexual abuse in Phoenix

Maricopa County approves updates to vote-counting system to avoid snafus

‘It’s our turn’: Phoenix police supporters rally outside City Hall

Critics attack Trump administration push to expedite uranium mining

Arizona acupuncture board takes on the opioid crisis

Giffords back on Capitol Hill to push for vote on background-check bill

Arizona National Guard chief defends role of troops at border

Environmental groups call for McSally to support climate change proposal

Phoenix budget approved after 3 hours of anger, pain and demands for police reform

Frustrated Phoenix residents make voices known after viral police video

Coconino official urges feds to live up to responsibility to fund parks

Trump’s pledge to quickly deport ‘millions’ earns praise, provokes alarm

Family suing Phoenix for police brutality rejects apologies from mayor, chief

Arizona lawmakers Grijalva, Schweikert focus of House ethics probes

Arizona ranks 46th for childhood well-being, Kids Count report says

Ducey, at White House, touts benefits of new occupational licensing law

Report: Undocumented immigration into U.S., especially from Mexico, is down

Pima official defends clean-water rule that farmers blast as burdensome

Federal, Arizona tribal leaders seek solutions to violence against women

Hung jury in trial of No More Deaths volunteer charged with harboring migrants

Hepatitis A outbreak reaches 8 Arizona counties

VA expands veterans’ access to health care from private providers

Southern border apprehensions surge to highest rate in 10 years

Can the government be sued for climate change? Appeals court hears arguments

Tribal leaders, lawmakers push bill to ban mining near Grand Canyon

Democrats push Dream Act through House, outlook in Senate less certain

No More Deaths isn’t on trial, prosecutor says in opening, Scott Warren is

Mueller restates Russia report, as lawmakers restate their positions

The winners and losers in Arizona’s $11.8 billion budget

Census: Arizona continued to lag far behind U.S. on school spending

Trump OKs Navajo Nation disaster declaration in wake of February storms

Buckeye had nation’s fastest growth, Phoenix added most people in 2018

For homeless young adults, HomeBase offers structure, shelter and a way out

Inmates at Arizona prison prepare retired greyhound racers to live with families

New law changes how English Language learners are taught. But what comes next?

Maricopa County includes pets in annual homeless survey for the first time

Capitol Hill internships always paid off – this summer they’ll pay, too

Plan to forgive public-service workers’ student loans off to rocky start

Robocalls hit 3 million a day in Arizona, but help may be on the way

Supreme Court turns down Arpaio, who vows fight to vacate conviction

Court lets class-action suit proceed against state for foster care

A virtual wall may be the solution to protect wildlife at the border

phone apps

Put down the phone: Arizona bans cellphone use while driving

Mothers and supporters of breastfeeding gather at Capitol for Nationwide Nurse-In

Crossroads: Ridesharing, delivery services, population boom challenge transit planners

Report: Latino voters flexed muscle in 2018, set to be a force in 2020

It’s official: Lemonade will not become Arizona state drink

Crossing a line: Military encounter at border sparks Trump threats

Critics blast DHS environmental waivers that clear way for border wall

Phoenix bishop brings anti-abortion, traditional marriage message to D.C.

Mueller report says Russian hacking once went through Arizona server

Better mental health services key to reducing police-involved shootings, Phoenix police say

Same report, different take for state lawmakers eyeing Mueller report

House Ethics panel releases details in ongoing probe of Schweikert

Mother urges Phoenix police to carry life-saving overdose drug

Arizona’s messy tax system hampers small businesses battling online retailers for tax fairness

prison cell block and bars

Advocates work to slow the revolving door of repeat prisoners

CBP: Southern border apprehensions topped 360,000 in first half of year

House, Senate OK Colorado River drought plan, capping years of debate

Shift of CBP officers has led to border slowdown that’s hurting trade

McSally draws on history, calls on colleges to stop sexual assaults

Buckle up, Arizona: Students promote back seat safety belts

Arizonans join critics of Trump’s call to weaken unaccompanied minors law

Ducey supports short shutdown to secure border if Congress won’t act

Arizona House moves forward on code of conduct before session ends

Lawmakers, business leaders wary of Trump threat to close Mexico border

McSally, Biggs question DHS on release of migrants into Arizona communities

Bill to slice minimum wage for young part-time workers heads to Senate

Arizona lawmakers, House split in vote against transgender military ban

Training, change in tactics can reduce dangers to police officers handling drugs

Water officials press Senate on urgency of Colorado River drought plan

Proposed budget cuts for Special Olympics concern those who could be impacted in Arizona

Republicans blast Green New Deal, Democrats say GOP is playing politics

Pentagon moves ahead on border wall, as House can’t override Trump veto

When life gives you lemons: Arizona might declare lemonade as its state drink

For most Arizona lawmakers, Mueller report is not the end of the issue

An exoneration of the president? Democrats, legal experts say it’s too soon to tell

Jobs, recreation, high rents and traffic: Four ways a growing population changes Arizona

McSally talks about sexual assault task force, funding for border wall

Trump attacks on McCain seem to be stirring up support for late senator

Voting Rights

Arizona primary elections might be held earlier in August

Using pain to help others: Opioid crisis is personal for Safford mayor and his wife

Pentagon could divert $30 million Fort Huachuca project to border wall

EPA plan to ease mercury standards raises ire of moms’ group, activists

Arizona vigil for New Zealand victims wields love to overcome hate, terrorism

Arizona sheriff, advocates on hand for Trump veto over border emergency

House panel votes to restrict power of DHS to bypass regulations for wall

Arizona again rejects push to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment

Gallego wins big in runoff to become second woman elected Phoenix mayor

Democrats unveil bill to give DACA, TPS recipients path to citizenship

UA professor cautions senators to go slow in bid to protect personal data

City officials weigh local impact of plan to trim immigrants’ benefits

Extended campaign for Phoenix mayor will be decided Tuesday

Despite last year’s promise, Legislature still has no code of conduct

McSally says she was raped in military, ‘horrified’ by Air Force’s response

A rippling tragedy: Law would require review, standards to prevent maternal deaths

Title X fund limits would have ‘huge impact,’ Planned Parenthood says

‘Historical trauma’: Native communities grapple with missing and murdered women

Transgender soldiers say ban will backfire, but Pentagon defends policy

Phoenix mayoral candidates argue pension debt, Suns arena and public safety

Background-check bill passes, splitting House and Arizona delegation

Alzheimer’s advocates support bill requiring dementia training for care providers, first responders

Arizona lawmakers split on party lines in vote to block Trump emergency

Giffords, Democrats rally at Capitol for gun background-check bill

‘Full speed ahead’: Mark Kelly launches Senate bid at Phoenix rally

As fentanyl seizures rise, so do safety concerns around the deadly drug

Ducey’s budget would add $56 million to day care subsidies for low-income families

As trade deal looms, North American farm officials pledge cooperation

FDA vs. SPF: Feds say new look at sunscreen regulations long overdue

Bill would have repealed requirement that doctors try to save fetuses that survive abortion

Senate bill would outlaw dropping off early ballots on Election Day

Luke AFB F-35 facility funds could be tapped for border wall emergency

Lawsuits, rallies protest Trump declaration of national border emergency

UA professor sues state over denial of health-care coverage to transgender employees

Supreme Court to decide if 2020 Census can ask about citizenship

Constitutional experts express concerns after Trump declares state of emergency

Arizona reaction to Trump’s border emergency splits along party lines

Sinema joins GOP, two Democrats, to confirm Barr as attorney general

Moms Demand Action supports bill to ban guns for people convicted of domestic violence

Senate OKs open-space bill, reviving Land and Water Conservation Fund

As border budget talks wind down, rhetoric from warring sides heats up

Arizona’s top 10 specialty license plates

$300,000 down the drain: Rubber ducky, grease and currency clog treatment plant, cost taxpayers

Phoenix mayoral candidates face off over light rail, Suns arena and homelessness

‘In God We Trust’ license plates spark funding furor

Kelly announces Senate bid, opening high-stakes race to unseat McSally

Keel: State of Native nations ‘strong,’ but feds need to do their part

Pro-life groups seize on Trump call for federal late-term abortion ban

Arizona, other states in ‘governors challenge’ target veteran suicides

Grand Canyon, other parks, to be reimbursed for funds spent in shutdown

Arizona food banks prepare for possible government shutdown – again

Clean-water permits take longest in Arizona, study of Southwestern states says

Trump call for unity appears to do little to sway divided Congress

Poll: Phoenix residents want answers about government shutdown during State of the Union

Arizona lawmakers deliver messages with State of the Union guests

Experts give 4 reasons why Trump can’t declare a national emergency to build a wall

Pentagon more than doubles active-duty troops deployed to border

Transgender troops in limbo as courts, Pentagon debate right to serve

Arizona bills to expand non-discrimination protections to LGBTQ have bipartisan support

Estrada says border wall alone is not the best way to stem drug trafficking

Pentagon defends use of active-duty troops to support border security

‘Afflicted not addicted’: Chronic pain sufferers rally for access to opioids

How Arizona national parks survived the longest government shutdown in U.S. history

Standing up for veterans who need haircuts, housing and other help

Shutdown cost economy $11 billion, but long-term effects likely minimal

‘STOLEN’: Arizona approves digital license plates

Congressional leaders, Trump reach deal to reopen government – for now

It’s the law that can’t be obeyed: Firms hire with E-Verify on hiatus

Giles, other mayors blast plan to ask citizenship status on 2020 Census

‘Enough is enough’: State considers cellphone ban for drivers weeks after officer’s death

Arizona comes up short again on highway-safety report for lack of laws

Arizona high court hears appeal of Phoenix law protecting LGBT rights

Thousands march in downtown Phoenix to celebrate MLK Day

Arizona’s indigenous women led the Phoenix Women’s March

Asian-Americans working to make their voices heard in Arizona

Arizonans travel to D.C. for ‘powerful and electrifying’ Women’s March

March for Life draws upbeat pro-life crowd on chilly Washington day

Rainy day fund, drought and teacher pay: Ducey proposes 2020 budget

‘Maverick Mural’ in Scottsdale provokes squabble over property rights

March madness: Arizonans head to Washington for busy weekend of demonstrations

A trip to India set Cindy McCain on a mission against human trafficking

Arizona mom joins activists protesting Wheeler nomination to head EPA

Roll with it: Toilet paper, trash show brisk business at Grand Canyon

Lawmakers, advocates say shutdown’s impact hits hardest in tribal areas

Biggs, Gosar among handful to oppose back pay for furloughed feds

‘Let’s get to work’: Ducey touts accomplishments, lists water and education as top priorities

Milstead, after White House event, says wall is needed for border ‘crisis’

As shutdown drags on, some lawmakers defer pay – but only for now

On eighth anniversary of shooting, Giffords in D.C. to support gun bill

Former Arizona forester taps years of history in new Forest Service job

Officials hopeful ‘fire funding fix’ helps tame brutal wildfire seasons

Cuts in refugee admission defended as necessary, decried as ‘disastrous’

In rural Pennsylvania, family detention a world away from the border

First in Congress? Get in line, as more women, minorities head to Hill

New Congress likely to resume torrid pace of judicial confirmations

Grijalva could bring dramatic shift as head of resources committee

Immigration reform likely to make – limited – gains in next Congress

Ducey taps McSally for McCain’s seat; state to have two women senators

Newly empowered House Democrats set priorities for next Congress

A year after its supposed demise, DACA renewals struggle along