Government

Trump targets Planned Parenthood with act; little Arizona change likely

WASHINGTON - Arizona advocates said they anticipate little immediate effect on funding after President Donald Trump's signing of a resolution Thursday that opens the door to states denying federal dollars to family planning facilities that provide abortions.


VA unveils tool to give vets clearer picture of medical care, delays

WASHINGTON - Veterans advocates said they were cautiously optimistic Wednesday about a new Department of Veteran Affairs website that aims to provide veterans better information on wait times and quality of care at the agency's hospitals.

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Trump proclamation honoring POWs pleases some, puzzles some

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump this weekend hailed the "unyielding and devout allegiance" of American prisoners of war, less than two years after he sparked a firestorm by questioning the heroism of Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, a Vietnam War POW.


Doctors say repeal of Obamacare would stop Medicaid coverage for children with disabilities

PHOENIX – Crucial Medicaid coverage that benefits children with disabilities would be removed if Obamacare is repealed, several pediatricians said.


Lawmakers praise Trump strike on Syria, warn about not being consulted

WASHINGTON - Most Arizona lawmakers agreed Friday that Syria's apparent use of chemical weapons against civilians called for quick action by the U.S., but some said President Donald Trump went about it the wrong way.


Arizona senators go ‘nuclear’ with GOP, pave way for Gorsuch vote

WASHINGTON - Arizona's senators joined other Republicans - and three Democrats - in a 54-45 vote Friday confirming Neil Gorsuch's nomination to the Supreme Court, one day after the GOP invoked the "nuclear option" to end a Democratic filibuster and allow a vote.

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Volunteers hand out clothes, respect and smiles to homeless

PHOENIX – As the sun rises on a Saturday morning, people line up at a corner lot in the shadow of the Arizona Capitol, waiting for socks, shoes and a dose of humanity.


Kelly: Trump is giving him ‘elbow room’ on what border wall should be

WASHINGTON - Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly told a Senate committee Wednesday that his department will not build a border wall "from sea to shining sea," but will instead use a variety of techniques to secure the Southwest border.


Senate panel asks experts if border wall is best approach to security

WASHINGTON - While they agreed that the U.S. needs to secure its Southwest border, no one at a Senate hearing Tuesday appeared ready to say a wall along the entire border would be the only way to go.


GOP urges vote on Gorsuch nomination that Democrats vow to block

WASHINGTON - The Senate began debate Tuesday on Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch with Republicans decrying the possibility of a filibuster and Democrats all but promising to deliver one.


With Final Four nets cut, could Valley’s next big game be a political ball?

PHOENIX — Even before 76,000 people in University of Phoenix Stadium were looking up at game-ending confetti on Monday night at the NCAA men’s basketball championship game, Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton was already looking ahead.


Report: Arizona women earn 83 percent of what men earn; U.S. gap wider

WASHINGTON - Michele Leber, 78, has been fighting to close the gender pay gap since the early 1970s, but new numbers released on the eve of Equal Pay Day show that she may still have her work cut out for her.

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