National report card ranks Arizona near bottom of states for highway safety

WASHINGTON – Arizona was third-worst in the country for highway safety in 2017, based on its relative lack of driving-safety laws, a new report says. But one official said the Arizona does not get credit for the good it does.

Grand Canyon partly open, blunting biggest hit of government shutdown

WASHINGTON - As Congress met this weekend in an effort to end the government shutdown before it could enter its third full day, the costliest impacts of the shutdown in Arizona have been blunted - for now.

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Two polls show ‘stunning reversal’ in recent Mexican attitudes toward U.S.

WASHINGTON - Mexican attitudes toward Americans have gone through a "stunning reversal" since the election of President Donald Trump, with most Mexicans holding an unfavorable view of the U.S. for the first time ever.

Flake, McCain: Trump attacks on media hurt democracy, help autocrats

WASHINGTON - Arizona's two Republican senators took President Donald Trump to task in separate forums Wednesday, saying his attacks on the press and "fake news" embolden dictators to crack down on media abroad and endanger democracy at home.

Arizona: False alarm like Hawaii’s unlikely; people should still prepare

WASHINGTON - Arizona emergency management officials said they have safeguards in place that should prevent a false alarm like the one that rattled Hawaiian residents, who received an erroneous report of a ballistic missile attack.

McSally embraces Trump, her military service as she enters Senate race

Rep. Martha McSally, R-Tucson, announced her bid for Senate Friday, immediately becoming the frontrunner in a crowded Republican primary field whose winner is expected to face an unusually tough Democratic challenge this fall.

Feds say states can move forward on plans for Medicaid work requirement

WASHINGTON - Federal officials issued guidelines Thursday that will let Arizona and nine other states move ahead on proposals to require that able-bodied Medicaid recipients are either working or involved in "community engagement activities" to be eligible for coverage.

Agents tell panel it will take more than a wall to fully secure border

WASHINGTON - Frontline border agents told a House panel that a wall is just one thing needed to secure the border, saying they also need better technology, more officers and better incentives to attract and keep agents.

Military accepts transgender recruits, but advocates won’t give up fight

WASHINGTON - Transgender individuals will be able to openly enlist, re-enlist and serve in the military beginning Jan. 1. Advocates in Arizona welcomed the shift, but don't believe this is the end of their fight.

In Mexico, loving the mountains to death

LA SIERRA GORDA, Queretaro, Mexico – The Sierra Gorda Biosphere Reserve covers nearly 1 million acres that shelter 2,200 species of plants and animals, but ever-increasing numbers of people who come to visit can pose a major threat if not regulated carefully, activists worry.

Twenty years after ASU career ended, Tillman legacy endures

TEMPE - Twenty years ago today, Pat Tillman walked off a football field for the last time as an Arizona State football player. No one knew then that he would later become a symbol of perseverance, selflessness, bravery and, ultimately, sacrifice.

Mixed feelings on NAFTA in Mexico as talks on pact continue

QUERETARO, Mexico - While some in Mexico are pushing the benefits of the North American Free Trade Agreement. Mexican critics of the treaty say it’s time for their government to take a hard look at its shortcomings.