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 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 Megan 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 Harrison Mantas | Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019
WASHINGTON - Arizona lawmakers joined a growing bipartisan chorus critical of President Donald Trump's decision to pull American troops from Northern Syria. Sen. Martha McSally is one of several Republicans who said the move could allow a return of the Islamic State that could threaten the U.S.
By Nicholas Aguilera | Monday, Sept. 23, 2019
GLENDALE – After starring in the 2014 Winter Olympics, Lindsey Fry has made an impact on female hockey participation in Arizona. The state is No. 1 in growth during the last five years.
By Miranda Faulkner | Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019
WASHINGTON - A sharply divided Senate Judiciary Committee pushed through a GOP-backed bill that would force migrants to apply for asylum at facilities outside the U.S., raise the limit on how long immigrant children can be held in detention and add 500 new immigration judges, among other changes.
By Andrew Howard | Thursday, March 21, 2019
WASHINGTON - It's no secret that President Donald Trump is not a fan of the late Arizona Sen. John McCain, but instead of weakening the McCain fan club the president's latest string of attacks, from weekend tweets to a speeh Wednesday, may be having the opposite effect.
By Andrew Howard | Tuesday, March 12, 2019
WASHINGTON - A University of Arizona law professor said she was "delighted" to see lawmakers considering federal laws on data privacy, but cautioned members of a Senate panel against rushing into data privacy laws that could wind up hurting consumers in the long run.
By Andrew Howard | Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019
WASHINGTON - Arizona lawmakers voted along party lines as Democrats pushed one of their top priorities through the House, advancing a bill to strengthen background checks on gun transfers.But the Bipartisan Background Check Act of 2019 ix expected to face a ttoughher fight in the Senate.
By Daniel Perle | Friday, Dec. 21, 2018
WASHINGTON - Democrats are gearing up for change in Washington after their midterm election surge, but the GOP still holds the upper hand in judicial nominations, with the Senate likely to resume the torrid pace of confirmations for President Donald Trump's judicial nominees next year.
By Alexis Egeland | Friday, Sept. 28, 2018
WASHINGTON - Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake provided a key vote Friday to advance Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, but warned that he will not give final approval until the FBI investigates sexual assault allegations against the nominee.
By Daniel Perle | Friday, Sept. 28, 2018
WASHINGTON - Maricopa County prosecutor Rachel Mitchell took center stage at the Senate Judiciary Committee, gently probing a "terrified" Christine Blasey Ford about her charge that she was sexually assaulted by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh when they were both teens.