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Biden to honor McCain, Giffords next week with Presidential Medal of Freedom

WASHINGTON – Arizona icons Gabrielle Giffords and the late John McCain were among the 17 recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom announced Friday by the Biden administration.


Supreme Court says ‘remain in Mexico’ policy for asylum seekers can end

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Thursday said the Biden administration can terminate a Trump-era policy that let the U.S. turn away asylum seekers at the southern border and force them to wait in Mexico for their court proceedings.


Sacramento Republic FC makes case for value of U.S. Open Cup

CARSON, Calif. – Sacramento Republic FC’s Cinderella story in the 2022 U.S. Open Cup shows why the United States' oldest soccer competition is also its most important for the growth of the sport.


‘Immense suffering’: After Roe, groups focus on how to help pregnant people

Activists and organizations on both sides of the abortion debate are figuring out how best to help pregnant people after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the landmark 1973 ruling that had legalized abortion.

woman holding "abortion equals healthcare" protest sign in crowd

Arizona officials decry, delight in Supreme Court ending abortion rights

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court ruled Friday that there is no constitutional right to an abortion in the U.S., overturning nearly 50 years of precedence and returning the power to regulate abortions to states. In Arizona reaction was swift, and ranged from anger to elation.


Bill advances for ‘truth and healing’ panel for Indian boarding schools

WASHINGTON – A House committee gave preliminary approval Wednesday to a bill that would create a commission to investigate Indian boarding schools, despite Republican concerns over the scope and power of the commission.


‘Helpless but not hopeless’: Arizona officials join surgeon general to address burnout in health workers

PHOENIX – Health care workers have reached crisis levels of burnout, prompting the U.S. surgeon general to issue an advisory spotlighting the problem. U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy visited Phoenix recently to meet with health workers and find solutions.


‘Border security is national security’: Pence in Arizona to discuss immigration

PHOENIX – Former Vice President Mike Pence visited the U.S.-Mexico border in Arizona on Monday, then addressed a crowd at the Arizona Commerce Authority in Phoenix on his vision for U.S. border security and immigration. Pence is expected to run for president in 2024 – potentially against his old boss.


Despite calls for reform, guns are still a growth industry in Arizona

WASHINGTON - At a time when headline-grabbing mass shootings are driving calls for gun reform, gun manufacturing appears to still be a growth industry in Arizona, which had the third-most in the nation. The number of manufacturers grew 218% over the last decade.


‘Open-air prison’ in southern Mexico traps thousands of migrants

TAPACHULA, MEXICO – Thousands of migrants are trapped in Tapachula, just north of Mexico’s border with Guatemala, where they face strict limitations on their movements, few job prospects, poor living conditions and long waits for immigration hearings. Some have labeled Tapachula an “open-air prison,” others call it the southern extension of the U.S. border.


Blinken urges young journalists to defend their craft – and themselves

LOS ANGELES – The ninth Summit of the Americas kicked off Tuesday night with remarks by Secretary of State Antony Blinken, but much of the discussion was on the safety of journalists in the Western Hemisphere and the growing mistrust of the news media.


GOP Senate hopefuls try to shrug off Trump endorsement of Masters’ bid

WASHINGTON - While other Republicans tried to downplay the impact of former President Donald Trump's endorsement this week of Blake Masters' bid for Senate, analysts said the nod could be the "rocket fuel" Masters needs to move to the front of a crowded field.