Crowded field for House special election raises more than $1.1 million

WASHINGTON - With a week to the special primary for the 8th Congressional District, FEC reports show a Democrat has raised and spent more than any of the 20 candidates in the heavily Republican district, but analysts say that funding is not likely to help in the general election.


Arizona Latinx performers: Using the stage as a platform to show their pride and culture

The mariachi group showcases young musicians and performers whose motivation for playing mariachi music is the same: to represent their Mexican culture with pride.


‘Hardest thing I’ve ever had to do’: Cubs’ Rizzo reflects on returning to hometown after school shootings

Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo was back at training camp Monday after attending a vigil at his alma mater, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, in the aftermath of a school shooting there last week.


Congress takes a week off as DACA deadline looms, Dreamers fret

WASHINGTON - Despite days of open debate, the Senate failed to agree on immigration reform this week. With a March 5 deadline on DACA looming - and Congress on recess next week - there is little time to find a way to protect about 800,000 young immigrants who could face deportation.


Arizona schools to join national protest of gun violence

Lawmakers have introduced several bills this legislative session that would place bans or preventative measures on the sale, distribution and accessibility of firearms.


Lawmaker: Lack of regulation on Arizona tattoo industry is ‘shocking’

Rep. Kelli Butler, D-Paradise Valley, introduced a bill that would require body art establishments - which covers places that do tattoos, piercings, branding and scarifications - to get a health certificate.


Claims of better tribal school oversight draw lawmakers’ skepticism

WASHINGTON - A Bureau of Indian Education official told a House panel that his agency is making "strong improvements" in the oversight of tribal schools, despite a long history of problems and proposed cuts to the bureau's budget - claims greeted skeptically by lawmakers.


Making wine at home uncorks custom blends

Home wine making can grow from a hobby into a business


Counting on conversations with people who are homeless to reveal respect, gain resources

The 2018 Point-in-Time homeless count took place on Tuesday morning. Volunteers took to the streets before sunrise, as the temperature hovered around 40 degrees.


Tribal leaders call on Washington to respect Native sovereignty

WASHINGTON - The federal tax overhaul passed last year is "completely unacceptable" to Native Americans, one more example of what happens when tribes are not included in federal decision-making, said a national tribal leader.


House OKs harassment bills in wake of charges against Franks, others

WASHINGTON - The House gave final approval to measures aimed at protecting congressional workers from sexual harassment. It comes just two months after the abrupt resignation of Rep. Trent Franks, R-Glendale, in the face of a harassment investigation.


McCain backs immigration bill blasted as ‘waste of time’ by Trump

WASHINGTON - Sen. John McCain co-sponsored a bipartisan bill that gives DACA recipients a path to citizenship and calls for beefed-up border security - but excludes border wall funding, causing the president to brand it a "waste of time."