By Keerthi Vedantam and Andrew Howard | Friday, April 5, 2019
WASHINGTON – Two months after it let the Violence Against Women Act lapse, the House voted Thursday to renew the 25-year-old law that extends protections for victims of domestic violence, and renewing protections for Native American women.
By Keerthi Vedantam | Thursday, March 21, 2019
WASJHINGTON - Former Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano, now president of the University of California System, said that a Trump administration policy that threatens to strip funding from colleges in the name of free speech is "unnecessary and, in some respects, undesirable."
By Keerthi Vedantam and Luv Junious | Friday, March 15, 2019
WASHINGTON - Backed by sheriffs and members of "angel families," including three from Arizona, President Donald Trump vetoed a bill that would have blocked his declaration of a national emergency at the border. It was the first veto of his term, but will not clear the way to funding a wall.
By Andrew Howard | Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019
WASHINGTON - Many people sign them without thinking - the terms and condititons for a job or purchase that require disputes to be settled by arbitration, not in court. But some in Congress want to do away with such clauses, which they say benefit big organizations over consumers and workers.
By Luv Junious | Friday, Feb. 22, 2019
WASHINGTON - Fentanyl seizures are just a fraction of total drug seizures in the country, but it is one of the deadliest drugs, with as little as 2 milligrams being a potentially fatal dose. That's raised alarms as Customs and Border Protection officers seized a record 254 pounds in Nogales in January.
By Andrew Howard | Monday, Feb. 18, 2019
WASHINGTON - Hundreds gathered outside the White House to protest President Donald Trump's declaration of a national emergency at the southern border, a move the protesters called a "massive abuse of presidential power" that is not an actual emergency.
By Keerthi Vedantam | Friday, Feb. 8, 2019
WASHINGTON - Arizona was one of seven states that met with federal officials and veterans groups in Washington to map out a strategy for reversing the high rate of suicides among vets, a particular problem in Arizona which had the sixth-highest veteran suicide rate in the nation in 2016.
By Keerthi Vedantam and Andrew Howard | Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump used his first speech to a divided Congress to call for unity and a plea to "govern not as two parties, but as one nation." But the reaction to his State of the Union address fell largely along party lines, which was mirrored in the Arizona delegation's response.
By Keerthi Vedantam, Luv Junious and Andrew Howard | Friday, Jan. 25, 2019
WASHINGTON – White House and congressional officials announced a plan to temporarily reopen the federal government Friday, as the partial government shutdown was about to begin its sixth week and furloughed workers were set to skip a second paycheck.
By Micah Alise Bledsoe and Luv Junious | Friday, Jan. 18, 2019
WASHINGTON - Arizonans joined tens of thousands in Washington at the 46th March for Life, an annual gathering to protest the Supreme Court's 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that recognized a woman's right to an abortion, but marchers this year were optimistic that the tide may be turning their way.