Government

Bernie Sanders, Tom Perez visit Mesa to rally Democrats, push for change

MESA – Arizona voters may have voted Republican in the 2016 presidential election, but Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez recently visited Mesa to share their confidence in the state’s ability to turn blue.

Community activist hopes to ride dark horse to Senate win as Democrat

WASHINGTON – All the things that analysts say present a political challenge for Deedra Abboud – her lack of political experience and party ties, her Muslim faith and liberal activism – are the things she embraces in her race for Senate.

‘March for Science’ events expected to draw thousands in Arizona

WASHINGTON – Organizers of the March for Science events scheduled around the country Saturday said they are compelled to march – something scientists don’t normally do – to defend their work against critics and their programs against budget-cutters.

¿Las políticas del presidente Trump te afectan?

Nuestro informativo Cronkite Noticias quisiera saber si las políticas del presidente Donald Trump sobre inmigración te afectan a ti o a personas que conoces.

Moving to Maricopa County, 222 people at a time

BUCKEYE – Tammy Navarre and her husband were two of the 222 people who moved to Maricopa County every day of 2016, making it the fastest growing county in the nation.

Kelly touts Homeland Security gains, has harsh words for critics

WASHINGTON – Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said that apprehensions at the Southwestern border have fallen sharply during his first 90 days in office, but there is still security work to be done in the United States and abroad.

Arizonans paid $11,264 in federal tax in 2016, below U.S. average

WASHINGTON – After accounts are settled Tuesday with Uncle Sam, the typical Arizonan will have sent $11,264 to the federal government, about 20 percent below the national average of $14,051, according to an economic policy think tank.

Sen. Jeff Flake faces hostility at AZ town hall

MESA – The audience chanted “Health care for all,” “No to the wall,” and “Shame on you” as Republican Senator Jeff Flake took the stage last week at a town hall at the Mesa Convention Center.