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Family, country – Suns? Arizona lawmakers on what they’re thankful for

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.

Impeachment impasse: Few minds appear changed by weeks of testimony

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.

House panel OKs pot decriminalization, as poll shows support in Arizona

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.

Advocates aim to energize Latino voters, as their clout at polls grows

WASHINGTON - With Hispanics expected to be the largest bloc of minority voters by the 2020 elections, advocates hope to capitalize with a multimillion-dollar campaign focused on five states, including Arizona, that will be aimed at boosting Latino civic engagement across the board.

High-profile public impeachment hearings get off to a low-decibel start

WASHINGTON - The much-anticipated first day of open House impeachment hearings arrived Wednesday with none of the drama of recent high-profile events like the Kavanaugh confirmation, with one Arizona lawmaker describing the hearing as "pretty dry."

Court weighs whether Border Patrol can be sued in Mexican teens’ deaths

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.

He was a robber, she sold drugs; only one can get help with school

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.