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Salmon leaves Washington – for a second time – with no regrets

WASHINGTON - Ask enough people about Matt Salmon and eventually the same theme comes up: The Republican congressman from Mesa sticks to his principles, even when they are unpopular.

Some Arizona Democrats balk as Pelosi re-elected minority leader

WASHINGTON - House Democrats re-elected Nancy Pelosi their leader Wednesday with support from more than two thirds of the caucus, but from just half of the Arizona Democrats in the House.

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Turkey should be heated, not talk: Surviving the post-election holiday

WASHINGTON - Thanksgiving hosts should brace for some extra guests around the holiday table this year: Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.

Minority advocates, Trump transition team hold closed-door meeting

WASHINGTON - Leaders of about 20 minority advocacy organizations met with President-elect Donald Trump's transition team in a closed-door meeting Wednesday in what advocates said they hope was one of many meetings to come.

Minority, civil rights groups will work with Trump, will fight if need be

WASHINGTON - Minority and civil rights organizations met in Washington Thursday with a message for President-elect Donald Trump: They are willing to work with his administration, but only if he rejects what they called the hateful rhetoric of his campaign.

Final settlement OK means VW, Audi drivers can start to file claims

WASHINGTON - A federal judge in California gave final approval Tuesday to a $14.7 billion settlement with Volkswagen, clearing the way for up to 10,000 motorists in Arizona to file a claim to their share of the funds.

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Navajo farm and East Coast church connected by pumpkins

FAIRFAX, Va. - Picking the right pumpkin was an involved process for 6-year-old Tobin Coolbaugh. On a recent Saturday, it involved a Superman costume, an hour in the inflatable bouncy house, and then repeatedly picking up and showing off possible choices in the church pumpkin patch - when the pumpkins weren't rolling away from him.

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Giffords, Kelly bring ‘Vocal Majority’ gun-control tour to Washington

WASHINGTON - In the five years since then-Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was critically injured in a Tucson shooting that killed six and wounded 13, Congress has been unable to pass gun reforms, her husband said Thursday.

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VW settlement of emissions case could mean millions for Arizona

WASHINGTON - The state of Arizona could get up to $53 million for clean-air programs as part of a $14.7 billion settlement of a U.S. government lawsuit that charged Volkswagen rigged its "clean diesel" vehicles to cheat on emissions tests.

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Hurricane doesn’t get in the way of Arizona staffer’s wedding

WASHINGTON - Saturday was supposed to be the most special day in the lives of Jason Samuels and Courtney Singer, who were set to get married at Singer's family home in Charleston, South Carolina.


Artist discusses massive northern Arizona crater-based art installation

WASHINGTON - To mapmakers and geologists, it's Roden Crater, a volcanic cone outside Flagstaff. To artist James Turrell, who has spent his career working with light installations, it's his "unfinished dissertation," a massive art project that he started almost 40 years ago and for which he has no estimated opening date.

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Franks urges action on pro-life bill stalled in Senate for a year

WASHINGTON - More than a year after his Born Alive Protection Act passed the House, Rep. Trent Franks, R-Glendale, called on senators to act on the bill before the legislative calendar runs out.

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