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Will the future of Obamacare affect you?

Cronkite News is interested in hearing how you may be affected if changes are made to the Affordable Care Act.


Arizona bill would allow schools to stock and administer asthma medication

PHOENIX – Arizona’s asthmatic children might breathe easier this fall if legislation shielding public and charter schools from lawsuits for dispensing aid without parental consent becomes law.


Mexican presidential candidate files complaint against Trump policies

WASHINGTON - A leading candidate for the Mexican presidency filed a petition Wednesday in Washington that calls on President Donald Trump's administration to stop its "racist, discriminatory speech" and "massive" deportation aimed at Mexican migrants.


Arizona Center breaks up the old, reloads the new in $25 million renovation

PHOENIX – The Arizona Center in downtown Phoenix is getting a multi-million dollar facelift.


Foster parents must adapt to tougher DCS safety inspections

WADDELL - Before welcoming a newborn into their home, Michelle and Scott Medved prepared as many parents would. They installed magnetic locks on their cabinets, put together a detailed first aid kit and carefully plotted out an evacuation plan, marking the exits in each room in their home.


Arizonans for, against keeping Obamacare bring stories to Washington

WASHINGTON - Two Arizonans were in Washington this week with stories of how the Affordable Care Act has affected them - stories that came down on opposite sides of the debate over whether the health care law should be replaced.


Wanted: ‘Forever’ homes for dogs, cats at overcrowded Maricopa County shelter

PHOENIX – A cacophony of barking greets visitors at the Maricopa County Animal Care and Control shelter in south Phoenix.


As feds crack down on immigration, locals push to protect residents

WASHINGTON - Arizona city officials said Monday that while federal policy on immigration is shifting under President Donald Trump, municipalities still have a duty to make residents in their cities feel safe - undocumented or otherwise.


CBO: 24 million could lose insurance under Obamacare replacement

WASHINGTON - Arizona Democrats lambasted the GOP-proposed healthcare plan Monday after a Congressional Budget Office report said the plan would reduce the federal deficit by $337 billion over 10 years, while leaving as many as 24 million more Americans uninsured.


Oak Flat mine protesters march 40 miles on trail of opposition

SAN CARLOS – It’s a chilly Friday morning on highway AZ-170 on the San Carlos Apache Indian Reservation.


A border runs through it: Tribes wary of wall on reservation land

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump's proposal for a southwestern border wall would do more than separate two nations - it would split another nation in half, say tribal advocates.


Flake likely to face challenges from all sides, vows to be ready

WASHINGTON - Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Arizona, begins the 2018 election cycle with $580,000 in the bank, a history of disagreeing with President Donald Trump - and a target on his back.