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Partisan House vote renews Violence Against Women Act, Senate fate unclear

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.

Napolitano questions need for Trump order to enforce campus free speech

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."

Arizona sheriff, advocates on hand for Trump veto over border emergency

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.

Maricopa woman shares story in call for an end to mandatory arbitration

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.

As fentanyl seizures rise, so do safety concerns around the deadly drug

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.

Arizona, other states in ‘governors challenge’ target veteran suicides

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.

Trump call for unity appears to do little to sway divided Congress

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.

Congressional leaders, Trump reach deal to reopen government – for now

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.

March for Life draws upbeat pro-life crowd on chilly Washington day

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.