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Deferred action on DACA: Program lives on; advocates worry for how long

WASHINGTON - Two years after the Trump administration announced plans to kill Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, the program still has a pulse - though advocates worry about how long that might last, and the Supreme Court could settle the question this fall.

Anti-Defamation League review: 6 Supreme Court cases that delight conservatives, dismay liberals

An Anti-Defamation League annual review of SCOTUS opinions paints a picture of this year’s Supreme Court decisions on immigrant detentions, voting rights for minorities, religious rights at a Colorado bakery and anti-abortion pregnancy centers. How people view those decisions depends on their ideology, a panel of legal and political experts says.

Fontes says multistate database could ease, improve voting process

WASHINGTON - Maricopa County Recorder Adrian Fontes said a new "master database of voters" should help Arizona and other states improve the accuracy of voter rolls and increase access to voter registration, by combining the Social Security death index with voting and drivng records from multiple states.

Arizona ranks high for hit-and-run deaths, AAA report shows

WASHINGTON - Arizona had the fifth-highest fatal hit-and-run rate among states in 2016, a year that saw the most hit-and-runs fatalities nationwide, according to the AAA, which said that pedestrians and cyclists are the two most likely victims of hit-and-run accidents.

When a loss is a win: 8th District results called a warning for GOP

WASHINGTON - First-time Democratic candidate Hiral Tipirneni lost to Republican Debbie Lesko in Arizona's 8th District, but experts say Democrats can still consider the closer-than-expected race a victory in the staunchly conservative district - and a warming for to the GOP for fall.

Sinema outpaces likely GOP challengers, raises $8 million in Senate bid

WASHINGTON - New campaign filings show Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Phoenix, has raised $8.2 million, more than the three leading GOP contenders for Senate combined, and a recent poll showed her winning a matchup against any of the three leading Republicans. But experts say it's early yet.

Feds no longer collect school shooting data, advocates left to scramble

WASHINGTON - As students walk out of classes to protest gun violence, the federal agency that had collected data on school shootings quietly stopped gathering it last year, leaving advocates scrambling to make sense of varied and sometimes conflicting private records.

State getting convictions as it slowly works through rape kit backlog

WASHINGTON - Since 2016, Arizona has methodically worked its way through a backlog of 6,424 rape kits that had been sitting in evidence rooms for years, testing more than half by this spring resulting in eight hits on suspects in previously unsolved crimes.