By Bo Tefu | Monday, May 15, 2017
WASHINGTON - Before he was asked to score the hit Hollywood movie, "Get Out"; before he began writing symphonies; even before he was a member of the Phoenix Boys Choir, Michael Abels was just a kid in the Valley who loved music.
By Bo Tefu | Friday, May 12, 2017
WASHINGTON - David Stacy has heard the stories of older same-sex couples who face discrimination in assisted-living facilities because some "workers are less tolerant" toward them - but he can't point to data outlining the problem.
By Alexis Egeland | Thursday, April 13, 2017
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump's election meant different things to different Americans. To Phoenix resident Cassidy Trowbridge, it meant she needed to make an appointment at her local family planning clinic to get a long-term contraceptive device.
By Kendra Penningroth | Thursday, April 13, 2017
WASHINGTON - Arizona advocates said they anticipate little immediate effect on funding after President Donald Trump's signing of a resolution Thursday that opens the door to states denying federal dollars to family planning facilities that provide abortions.
By Bo Tefu | Friday, March 31, 2017
WASHINGTON - Obamacare remains the law of the land after Republican efforts to replace it fell apart last week, but even its supporters concede it's a far from perfect law. Now is the time, they say, for the needed changes to make it a law people can live with.
By Arren Kimbel-Sannit | Thursday, March 23, 2017
WASHINGTON - On the seventh anniversary of the Affordable Care Act's signing, House Republican hopes to vote on an Obamacare replacement were dashed Thursday when leaders failed to quell an uprising by conservatives in their own party.
By Bo Tefu | Monday, March 13, 2017
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump's proposal for a southwestern border wall would do more than separate two nations - it would split another nation in half, say tribal advocates.
By Bo Tefu | Wednesday, March 8, 2017
WASHINGTON - Arizona bridges are among the most structurally sound in the nation, according to a recent national ranking that said just 2.6 percent of the state's 8,154 bridges were structurally deficient in 2016.
By Bo Tefu | Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017
WASHINGTON - Enrollment in what could be the last open season for Obamacare fell in both the state and nation this year, a victim of confusion and uncertainty over the future of the program, supporters said.
By Bo Tefu | Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017
WASHINGTON - The number of abortions in Arizona fell in 2015, continuing a four-year trend that began in 2011, according to Arizona Department of Health Services.
By Bo Tefu and Alexis Egeland | Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017
WASHINGTON - Paula Mercado, 18, has prayed at Planned Parenthood facilities and taken part in anti-abortion protests in Arizona, but Friday found the Tucson teen on the National Mall with thousands of others pro-life protesters, many of them millennials.
By Alexis Egeland and Kendra Penningroth | Friday, Jan. 20, 2017
WASHINGTON - Tucson resident Greg Shimn knew he would have had a better view of the ceremonies from his couch back home, but there was no way he was going to miss the chance to be there in person for Donald Trump's inauguration.