By McKenzie Sadeghi | April 28, 2020
TEMPE - Native American tribes have been severely hit by the coronavirus but have received only a fraction of the help they need from the federal government, said lawmakers, who called the impact on businesses and health on reservations "particularly worrisome."
COVID-19 in Arizona: Protesters demand that Arizona reopen; experts say far more testing is needed first
By Valerie Gonzales and Hannah Foote | April 20, 2020
PHOENIX – Arizona must double the number of tests it conducts before reopening for business, an expert says; water shortage might be contributing to cases of the disease among Navajos; and other updates about how COVID-19 is impacting Arizona.
By Marcella Baietto and Dylan Simard | March 19, 2020
PHOENIX – Coming out of the Arizona primary, former Vice President Joe Biden has emerged as the clear Democratic frontrunner ahead of Sen. Bernie Sanders.
By McKenzie Sadeghi and | Feb. 12, 2020
WASHINGTON - Voting barriers for Native Americans have always existed, but polling cutbacks, discriminatory voter ID laws and lack of funding are making things worse, advocates told a House panel Tuesday - the same day a federal court reinstated an Arizona law against "ballot harvesting."
By McKenzie Sadeghi | Feb. 10, 2020
WASHINGTON - Despite some "encouraging developments," threats to tribal sovereignty still come "from every branch and every corner of federal and state governments," the president of the National Congress of American Indians said Monday.
By MacKinley Lutes-Adlhoch | Feb. 10, 2020
WASHINGTON - Tohono O'odham Nation Chairman Ned Norris said the "controlled blasting" in Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, for a border wall that will ultimately cut through his reservation, is just the latest example of the federal government ignoring its duty to consult with tribes.
By Jessica Myers and McKenzie Sadeghi | Feb. 5, 2020
WASHINGTON - Arizona's senators fell in line with their respective parties Wednesday as the Senate voted to acquit President Donald Trump on two articles of impeachment that could have forced his removal from office.
By McKenzie Sadeghi and Jessica Myers | Feb. 5, 2020
WASHINGTON - For more than an hour Tuesday, President Donald Trump talked about the "Great American Comeback" that has occurred under his administration, in a State of the Union address that Democrats said described instead "a parallel universe."
By McKenzie Sadeghi and MacKinley Lutes-Adlhoch | Feb. 4, 2020
WASHINGTON - One veteran of State of the Union addresses says the guests are "often as interesting as what's on stage." Arizona lawmakers got that message, bringing guests to President Donatd Trump's speech to highlight issues ranging from health care to immigration and border security.
By MacKinley Lutes-Adlhoch and McKenzie Sadeghi | Feb. 3, 2020
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump said Tuesday's State of the Union Address will have a "very, very positive message." But with the speech coming a day after the Iowa caucuses and a day before the Senate votes on his impeachment, some experts expect to see a more partisan address.
By McKenzie Sadeghi | Jan. 29, 2020
WASHINGTON - The Arizona Department of Education has asked a Phoenix reporter to destroy records it sent him that later revealed parent names and account information of more than 7,000 students in the Empowerment Scholarship Account program.
By McKenzie Sadeghi and Christopher Scragg | Jan. 28, 2020
WASHINGTON - Critics are calling a Trump administration plan to curb so-called "birth tourism" unenforceable at best and "rooted in misogyny, xenophobia and racism" at worst, and say it is targeting the wrong people.