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Arizona researchers find new ways to monitor snowpack – right down to your neighborhood

TUCSON – Researchers from the University of Arizona now are able to precisely track snowpack across the United States, which will help as the West gets drier and hotter..


Cities deprived of venture capital look for ways to share the wealth

WASHINGTON - Jonathan Cottrell understands that when it comes to available venture capital, the Valley is no Silicon Valley. But he and other entrepreneurs don't know why that can't change, and they have started various networking and mentoring efforts in hopes of turning things around.


Advocates: Kelly went ‘too far’ telling Congress fix laws or ‘shut up’

WASHINGTON - Immigration advocates Wednesday called for Congress to play a bigger role in checking executive power, saying the Trump administration is causing an "unprecedented level of anxiety, confusion and fear" in immigrant communities.


Kelly touts Homeland Security gains, has harsh words for critics

WASHINGTON - Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said that apprehensions at the Southwestern border have fallen sharply during his first 90 days in office, but there is still security work to be done in the United States and abroad.


Unwelcome house calls: Arizonans complain about medical debt collectors

WASHINGTON - Arizonans have filed 439 complaints with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau about medical debt collectors since the bureau started tracking complaints in 2013, the 11th-highest rate in the nation, according to a new report.


Arizona senators go ‘nuclear’ with GOP, pave way for Gorsuch vote

WASHINGTON - Arizona's senators joined other Republicans - and three Democrats - in a 54-45 vote Friday confirming Neil Gorsuch's nomination to the Supreme Court, one day after the GOP invoked the "nuclear option" to end a Democratic filibuster and allow a vote.

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Change to believe in: $1 coin, other changes could save billions

WASHINGTON - Even small change can make a difference in the fight against government spending.


Morale, hiring practices could hinder plan to boost border agents

WASHINGTON - A Trump administration plan to hire thousands more border and immigration officers is "desperately" needed, but unlikely to happen quickly at agencies plagued by low morale and a cumbersome hiring process, witnesses told a Senate panel Wednesday.


Judges say plan to split 9th Circuit could backfire, spark court delays

WASHINGTON - Judges from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals criticized plans to split the massive Western circuit in two, telling a House committee Thursday that doing so would cost taxpayers money while slowing down the judicial process.


Business leaders see interest rate hike as sign of improving economy

WASHINGTON - The Federal Reserve raised the key interest rate by a quarter-percent Wednesday, to 1.0 percent, a move that Arizona business leaders welcomed as one that is likely to benefit Arizona consumers in the long run.


Arizonans for, against keeping Obamacare bring stories to Washington

WASHINGTON - Two Arizonans were in Washington this week with stories of how the Affordable Care Act has affected them - stories that came down on opposite sides of the debate over whether the health care law should be replaced.


Arizona lawmakers give Trump’s first speech to Congress mixed reviews

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump delivered an hourlong speech to Congress Tuesday that, while short on detail, was long on rhetoric that kept Republican lawmakers jumping to their feet and Democrats mostly sitting on their hands.