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5 gun bills – 3 from Democrats – are on different paths in the Arizona Legislature

At least five gun bills introduced in the Legislature show the tension between Second Amendment supporters and gun safety advocates. In Arizona, Republican lawmakers narrowly carry the day.


School yard: Officials welcome new 3-foot rule for COVID-safe students

WASHINGTON - Arizona school and health officials welcomed Friday's announcement that COVID-safe social distancing for students can be reduced from 6 feet to 3, but they did not appear to be rushing to embrace the lower standard.


Immigration advocates hail DACA reinstatement; DHS promises appeal

WASHINGTON - The Trump administration said Monday it will abide by a court order - for now - to start accepting new Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals applications.

DACA stays

Glutton for punishment: Cardinals linebacker Dennis Gardeck bobs and weaves his way to success

TEMPE - Arizona Cardinals linebacker Dennis Gardeck, who turned to boxing in the offseason, stepped up when the team needed him.


Sierra, in Hopkins ICU, becomes fourth state lawmaker hit by COVID-19

WASHINGTON - Arizona Rep. Lorenzo Sierra, D-Avondale, was being treated in the intensive care unit of Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore Monday for "complications related to COVID-19," one day after being hospitalized with the virus in Washington.


Fleeing chaos, Venezuelans flock to Panama but struggle to find work

PANAMA CITY, Panama – 150,000 Venezuelans have fled to Panama, where they are reshaping the country’s labor force and cultural life.


USCIS balks on taking new DACA applications, despite court order

PHOENIX - The federal government is not accepting new applications for protection under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, despite a federal court order that it resume doing so, but is instead "reviewing the court decision" before moving forward.


‘Help is on the way’: Pence makes house call to Arizona amid COVID-19 surge

PHOENIX – Vice President Mike Pence praises Gov. Doug Ducey’s efforts to curb spread of disease and pledged federal support


‘I can breathe again’: DACA recipients, experts react to Supreme Court ruling

PHOENIX - Advocates and DACA recipients celebrated the Supreme Court ruling Thursday that upheld the deferred deprotation program the Trump administration tried to end. But how long that celebration will last is unclear, as the court said the administration still has the authority to end DACA.

DACA stays

Supreme Court reverses Trump administration, saves DACA – for now

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court breathed new life into the endangered DACA program Thursday, ruling that the Trump administration's attempt to end the program was arbitrary and capricious and must be reversed.


Phoenix police shootings dropped in 2019, after sharp spike in 2018

WASHINGTON - New data from the Phoenix Police Department show shootings by city officers fell sharply last year, from 44 incidents in 2018 to just 15 in 2019, bringing the city more in line with its average of recent years.


ALL In launches initiative to help Latinx students bridge education gap

PHOENIX - Education activist Luis Avila, after working in education reform for more than 20 years, launched Arizona Latinos in Education on Monday, creating the ALL In initiative to help Latinx students have a fair shot at school.