By Wissam Melhem | Friday, Nov. 8, 2019
WASHINGTON - The Democratic National Committee confirmed this week that Arizona is one of eight battleground states it has targeted for the 2020 elections, already hiring organizers in the state and focusing on suburban and Latino voters.
By Kailey Broussard | Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019
WASHINGTON - Rising rates of preterm births in 30 states - Arizona included - are a sign that health care providers are "failing our many mothers and babies," say advocates, as the release a report showing premature births hit 9.5% in Arizona and 10% nationally last year.
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.
By Alex Simon | Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019
PHOENIX – Opportunities are plentiful for the Pac-12 Networks’ future as the conference prepares for 2024, but the path to get there will continue to be challenging.
By Megan U. Boyanton | Monday, Oct. 28, 2019
WASHINGTON - Arizona has taken in 1,291 Syrians since 2014, but for those refugees the war back home is never far away, whether they are worrying about loved ones or worrying about saying something here that can get family members there in trouble with one side or the other.
By Kalle Benallie | Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019
PHOENIX – Asylum seekers find a new life as a lesbian couple in Phoenix with the help of Trans Queer Pueblo, as well as building a community in the LGBTQ community.
By Deagan Urbatsch | Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019
PHOENIX – Census officials emphasized improvements in accuracy for 2020 to reduce historical undercounts of minorities.
By Megan U. Boyanton | Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019
WASHINGTON - Applications for "domestic violence green cards" have risen steadily since the 2013 reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, but the percentage flagged as possibly fraudulent has risen even faster. But advocates say greater attention does not mean more problems.
By Madeline Ackley | Monday, Oct. 14, 2019
PHOENIX – Changes to federal public charge policy set to take effect on Oct. 15, have been blocked by a judge in New York. Arizona advocates are working to spread the word to immigrant families.
By Wissam Melhem | Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019
WASHINGTON - Arizona lawmakers have held just 28 town halls this year - 19 of those by Rep. Tom O'Halleran, D-Sedona. Neither of the state's senators have had a town hall this year and no Republicans in the state's House delegation had done so, a new report says.
By Vandana Ravikumar | Monday, Oct. 7, 2019
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Monday let stand lower court rulings that said Maricopa County is responsible for controversial policing practices of the Maricopa County Sheriff's Department under former Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
By Tyaun Marshburn | Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019
PHOENIX – The West Nile virus is at a record high in Arizona, with 156 cases so far this year, according to AZDHS. State health reports said that, by late September, 16 people have died.