By Kailey Broussard | Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020
WASHINGTON - The Federal Emergency Management Agency doles out billions annually in response to tornadoes, hurricanes and other disasters, but the deadliest disaster goes largely unfunded - extreme heat, cited as the cause of death for about 100 people a year in Maricopa County alone.
By Bryan Pietsch and Wissam Melhem | Monday, Jan. 6, 2020
WASHINGTON - Arizona's congressional delegation has an average tenure well below that of other states, but they have combined important committee and caucus posts with aggressive media appearances to give the delegation a presence bigger than its relatively short tenure would indicate.
By Kara Harris | Monday, Dec. 30, 2019
WASHINGTON - Retailers and local leaders said they were "caught with their pants down" by a Food and Drug Administration announcement last week that it had raised the legal age to buy tobacco products from 18 to 21.
By Kara Harris | Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019
WASHINGTON - Just hours after a bitterly partisan impeachment vote, the House turned around Thursday and gave overwhelming bipartisan approval to a new U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement that could affect billions of dollars in annual trade for Arizona.
By Alex Simon | Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019
TUCSON – The excitement that accompanied the hiring of Kevin Sumlin has died down after the team has struggled for two straight seasons
By Kalle Benallie | Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019
PHOENIX – A class of Navajo women entrepreneurs graduate from a free business training program to start their own businesses and help their communities.
By Wissam Melhem | Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019
WASHINGTON - The House Judiciary Committee ended a daylong hearing into possible articles of impeachment Wednesday against President Donald Trump with bitter partisan sparring, and Arizona lawmakers on the panel largely followed suit.
By Austin Grad | Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019
LOS ANGELES – California passed a law requiring schools to test for lead in their drinking water, but businesses and homes don’t have this same requirement.
By Heather Cumberledge | Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019
WASHINGTON - Impeachment. Immigration. Investigations. Looming elections - with all the chaos in Washington, it might seem like there's not a lot to be thankful for. Which may be why Arizona lawmakers' thoughts turned to home when they were asked what they are thankful for this holiday.
By Wissam Melhem | Friday, Nov. 22, 2019
WASHINGTON - Two months of investigation and two weeks of televised hearings do not appear to have changed any minds in Arizona's congressional delegation about the potential impeachment of President Donald Trump, a situation so far mirrored in the public, according to recent polls.
By Wissam Melhem | Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019
WASHINGTON - A House committee gave preliminary approval to a bill that would add 20,000 farmworker visas and let some workers apply for permanent legal residency, despite Republican concerns that it could open the door to more illegal immigration.
By Heather Cumberledge and Wissam Melhem | Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019
WASHINGTON - A House committee gave preliminary approval to a comprehensive marijuana reform bill that would decriminalize the drug while erasing pot convictions stretching back decades.The vote came the same day a new poll showed a slim majority of Arizonans support marijuana legalization.