Despite gains, Arizona blacks still lag in employment, income

WASHINGTON - Despite falling unemployment that President Donald Trump touted, African Americans still lag the rest of Arizona: The 9 percent jobless rate in 2017 was almost twice the state average, while black incomes were lower and poverty rates higher.


With a week to next shutdown, no obvious progress on budget, DACA bills

WASHINGTON - With a week before the budget expires, and Congress off until Monday, there is little outward sign of progress on spending or DACA bills that could head off the next government shutdown. But officials are optimistic a deal will get done.


Arizona Rep. Don Shooter expelled from House over sexual harassment

Arizona House of Rep. Don Shooter has been expelled from the Arizona House of Representatives over sexual harassment allegations.


As monsoon storms grow stronger, county works to keep trails safe for park visitors

As researchers predict monsoons to grow more powerful, Maricopa County parks may face increased erosion from runoff.


Same speech, different views: Democrats, GOP differ on State of the Union

WASHNGTON - The White House promised that President Donald Trump's first official State of the Union address to Congress and the nation would be a unifying message, but Arizona lawmakers found little to agree after the 80-minute speech Tuesday.


Tribes say ‘no thanks’ to plan for scaled-back Bears Ears monument

WASHINGTON - Leaders of five tribes, including the Navajo and Hopi, accused lawmakers of "cherry-picking" tribal members to support an 85 percent reduction in the Bears Ears monuments, and said proposed tribal management of the new monument would be in name only.

Land Feud

Hispanic chamber: If Salvadorans with TPS are deported, Arizona’s economy would suffer

Arizona's economy will be affected by the termination of TPS for people from El Salvador.


Both sides blast Trump immigration plan – as racist or as a giveaway

WASHINGTON - A White House plan to give a path to citizenship for 1.8 million immigrants in exchange for a border wall and tougher immigration policies was attacked from all sides, called racist by one side and a shameless giveaway by the other.


When TPS ends: One Valley Salvadoran family’s story

As the Trump administration ends TPS, Salvadoran parents are facing a mountain of worry. Wilber Delgado and his wife, Eva Pineda, struggle as they live not knowing what the future will look like for them and for their children.


Trump citizenship remarks give immigration negotiators glimmer of hope

WASHINGTON - A reported White House plan that could give DACA recipients a path to citizenship will help those working toward an immigration reform compromise "a great deal," said Sen. Jeff Flake, conceding that there is still a long way to go.


Border program breaks down walls, brings American musicians and Mexican children together

Bisbee based artist creates program that unites U.S. musicians and Mexican children, breaking down borders and walls through music


No More Deaths volunteers arrested as group accuses Border Patrol of destroying humanitarian aid

No More Deaths, an immigrant advocacy group that leaves water and aid supplies along desert routes for undocumented migrants trying to cross the border, alleges that Border Patrol agents have dumped thousands of gallons of water left for crossers in the past few years.