Government

Sinema outpaces likely GOP challengers, raises $8 million in Senate bid

WASHINGTON - New campaign filings show Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Phoenix, has raised $8.2 million, more than the three leading GOP contenders for Senate combined, and a recent poll showed her winning a matchup against any of the three leading Republicans. But experts say it's early yet.

Lesko tops Tipirneni, keeps Congressional District 8 in GOP hands

Voters in the West Valley went to the polls Tuesday to cast their ballot for Republican Debbie Lesko or Democrat Dr. Hiral Tipirneni in the 8th Congressional district. The special election is to replace Rep. Trent Franks.

Bill to fund White Mountain Apache water project stalls – again

WASHINGTON - A bill to give the White Mountain Apache access to water-project funds stalled in the Senate over House language to exempt tribal businesses from National Labor Relations Board oversight, delaying a project the tribe has been trying to get off the ground since 2010.

Slurs, support on social media mark gun-control movement

Social media sparked the national, student-led gun control movement but Phoenix leaders also say reaction is a duel between support and opposition, with some gun advocates hurling curse words, insults and threats at high schoolers.

Pace picks up as vote nears in special election for 8th District seat

WASHINGTON - With days to the 8th District election, most experts say Democrat Hiral Tipirneni has an uphill fight against Republican state Sen. Debbie Lesko in the heavily GOP district, but Democrats are eager to vote in this special election season, leading to a close race in a normally safe district.