Government

Everything old is renewed again as architects renovate historic buildings

PHOENIX – Old buildings have a story to tell.


May 5, 2017 Newscast

Cronkite News special: Government and justice reporting in Arizona


Giffords joins Democrats accusing Trump, GOP of pandering to NRA

WASHINGTON - Former Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords joined House and Senate Democrats Wednesday to accuse Republicans of pandering to the gun lobby with bills to do away with gun-free school zones and deregulate silencers, among other measures.


FEC: Arizonans gave $1.5 million toward Trump’s $107 million inaugural

WASHINGTON - Arizona residents donated $1.5 million toward President Donald Trump's record-breaking inauguration fund, dwarfing the $26,000 that Arizonans gave to the last inauguration of President Barack Obama, according to Federal Election Commission reports.


In Focus, episode 7: ‘Aging out’ of foster care in Arizona

On this episode of In Focus, we look at the foster care system in Arizona, specifically for those in the system over the age of 18. Although foster children can leave the foster care system when they turn 18, they can sign a voluntary agreement to continue until they turn 21. Why might some teens decide stay? We talk with one young woman who explains her choice.


Trump orders review of predecessors’ national monument designations

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump ordered the Interior Department Wednesday to review two decades of national monument designations, actions he said represent an "egregious use of government power" affecting millions of acres of land.


Valley Metro chief: Federal cuts threaten light rail, trolley projects

WASHINGTON - Transportation Department budget cuts proposed by the Trump administration could threaten Valley rail projects in which the federal government has already invested $75 million, the head of Valley Metro said Wednesday.


SRP gets failing grade for transparency of online financial records

WASHINGTON - Arizona's Salt River Project earned failing marks for the transparency of its online financial records, one of more than half of special districts nationwide to fail in a new report on districts that provide services independently of state or local jurisdictions.


Democrats: Border wall could block budget, force government shutdown

WASHINGTON - Democratic leaders said Monday that President Donald Trump's insistence on the border wall in the budget has "thrown a monkey wrench" in negotiations to reach a deal by Friday that would head off a government shutdown.


Guess who’s coming to dinner? Trump hosts McCains, Graham

WASHINGTON - Exchanges between President Donald Trump and Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, have been largely limited to sniping at each other through the media and Twitter over the past year.


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.