By McKenzie Sadeghi | Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020
WASHINGTON - Democratic National Committee officials said they plan to focus aggressively on Maricopa County voters as part of their efforts to swing Arizona, one of six battleground states where the party plans to invest millions in 2020 - a move Republicans call too little, too late.
By Amy-Xiaoshi DePaola | Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020
WASHINGTON - The Census Bureau wants you - specifically 57,000 of you, the number of people needed to fill jobs in Arizona alone for the decennial census in 2020.It's part of a push to hire 500,000 workers nationwide, for enumerators who will go door to door, but for other jobs as well.
By Amy-Xiaoshi DePaola | Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2019
WASHINGTON - Uber to parties, Uber to work, sure. But to the doctor's office? For some Arizona Medicaid recipients, the answer may be yes, and the state will pick up the tab.The first-in-the-nation program is just six months old, but state officials are enthusiastic about its prospects.
By Amy-Xiaoshi DePaola | Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019
WASHINGTON - Almost 76% of U.S. companies were planning to hold a holiday party this year, the most in several years, according to an annual survey, that said while they won't have the excesses of the '80s and '90s the rise in parties reflects a stable economy.
By Amy-Xiaoshi DePaola | Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019
WASHINGTON - Arizona ranks high on the list of "most humane states," but officials and animal advocates are still welcoming a new federal law they said will let them fight animal cruelty that crosses state lines.
By Amy-Xiaoshi DePaola | Friday, Nov. 22, 2019
WASHINGTON - A total of 55 million people are expected to travel over the 12-day Thanksgiving travel season, with 31.6 million of them taking to the skies, both increases over last year. Busiest will be the day before Thanksgiving and the Sunday after - which could set a one-day record of 3.1 million fliers.
By Amy-Xiaoshi DePaola | Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019
WASHINGTON - Former McCain Institute Executive Director Kurt Volker told the House Intelligence Committee Tuesday that he was unaware of any efforts to get the Ukrainian government to interfere in U.S. politics in exchange for military aid.
By Amy-Xiaoshi DePaola | Monday, Nov. 18, 2019
WASHINGTON - As many as 3 million Arizonans whose personal data may have been exposed in a 2017 data breach have to decide by Tuesday whether to be part of a settlement with Equifax for that breach. Advocates say the settlement is not much, but that consumers should probably take it.
By Harrison Mantas | Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court seemed split on whether the family of a Mexican teen shot across the border by a Border Patrol agent in Texas can sue the agent. A court in Texas said no, but a court in a nearly identical Nogales case said those parents could sue for the death of their teen son in 2012.
By Lindsay Walker and Amy-Xiaoshi DePaola | Monday, Nov. 11, 2019
WASHINGTON - Yazmin Irazoqui-Ruiz and Reyna Montoya will be watching as the Supreme Court considers the fate of DACA Tuesday. The two Arizona DACA recipients were cited in the dozens of brief filed in the case, including opposing briefs from the state and from Arizona advocacy groups.
By Amy-Xiaoshi DePaola | Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump boasted Wednesday about the record 158 federal judges that have been confirmed under his watch, with dozens more to come as he carries through on a campaign promise to remake federal courts - a prospect that alarms liberal groups.
By Amy-Xiaoshi DePaola | Friday, Nov. 1, 2019
WASHINGTON - The American Opportunity Tax Credit lets people, including former inmates, claim a credit for college education expenses - unless they were convicted of a drug crime. Lawmakers are trying to lift that ban, saying someone jailed for drugs should not be denied benefits a murder can get.