Government

Citizenship requests hit new high in state, nation, more growth likely

WASHINGTON - Naturalization applications in Arizona jumped 48 percent over the past three years, to more than 19,000 last year, a number that advocates expect will continue to rise as immigrants look for reassurance in the current political climate.

Flake wants to back tax bill if it comes with DACA protections

WASHINGTON – Sen. Jeff Flake announced on Twitter his support for a tax reform bill if it included a “growth-oriented” solution for DREAMers, as well as the elimination of the “$85 million expensing budget gimmick.”

Fentanyl seizures increase at Arizona border

PHOENIX - Agents have seized 140 pounds of fentanyl at Arizona's ports of entry in 2017, a 600 percent increase from 2016, according to a report from United States Customs and Border Protection.

In Focus DACA Special Report: Episode 5

On one side of the debate are the people who are demanding protection for those covered by Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA. They march. They chant. They protest. On the other side, opponents are just as convinced of their positions. But maybe not as loud.

Arizona lawmakers split along party lines as House approves tax cut

WASHINGTON - Arizona lawmakers fell in line with their respective parties Thursday as the House voted 227-205 for a $1.5 trillion tax-cut plan, making good on Speaker Paul Ryan's promise to get a bill passed before the Thanksgiving recess.

Mesa sets its eyes on e-commerce with Mexico

MESA – As trade between the United States, Mexico and Canada is debated by top negotiators in Mexico City, one Arizona city is working on a long-term, million-dollar project that will potentially increase trade with Mexico.

Phoenix neighborhood grant provides low-cost access to Grid Bikes

PHOENIX – The city is bringing a bike share program to a central Phoenix neighborhood at a fraction of the usual cost, teaching about safety and providing exercise options to residents who wouldn’t be able to afford the program.