Government

Arizonans travel to D.C. for ‘powerful and electrifying’ Women’s March

WASHINGTON - The crowd was smaller and the emotions may have been less raw, but for thousands who turned out Saturday for the Women's March in Washington the event was still "powerful and electrifying," as one Arizona resident put it. It was echoed by "sister" marches around the country.

March for Life draws upbeat pro-life crowd on chilly Washington day

WASHINGTON - Arizonans joined tens of thousands in Washington at the 46th March for Life, an annual gathering to protest the Supreme Court's 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that recognized a woman's right to an abortion, but marchers this year were optimistic that the tide may be turning their way.

A trip to India set Cindy McCain on a mission against human trafficking

PHOENIX – Gov. Doug Ducey and Cindy McCain, co-chair of the Arizona Human Trafficking Council, discussed their work to slow human trafficking and work with traumatized victims. The council has trained 31,000 people – first responders, counselors, nurses, and juvenile probation officers – so spot signs of human trafficking

Arizona mom joins activists protesting Wheeler nomination to head EPA

WASHINGTON - Phoenix environmental activist Columba Sainz joined other moms Wednesday in Washington, where members of the Moms Clean Air Force turned out to oppose Andrew Wheeler's nomination as the next head of the Environmental Protection Agency.

Roll with it: Toilet paper, trash show brisk business at Grand Canyon

WASHINGTON - Despite a partial government shutdown, the Grand Canyon is still doing a brisk business, according to an unusual measure: Workers took out tons more trash and took in miles more toilet paper over the holidays than they would over a typical holiday season.

Lawmakers, advocates say shutdown’s impact hits hardest in tribal areas

WASHINGTON - House Democrats called together experts to testify on the challenges that urban and rural tribal communities are facing on health, accessibility and land management under the government shutdown, now the longest in history at 25 days Tuesday.

Biggs, Gosar among handful to oppose back pay for furloughed feds

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump said that furloughed federal workers will get back pay when the government shutdown ends, but a bill to do just that was opposed by Arizona Republican.Reps. Andy Biggs and Paul Gosar because it would apply to future shutdowns as well.