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Arizona lawmaker wants to allow people to shoot rat and snake shot within city limits

PHOENIX – It’s been illegal to fire a weapon within city limits in Arizona since 2000.

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Childcare program allows refugee parents to focus on much-needed classes

PHOENIX - Refugee mothers and fathers face various barriers when they arrive in the U.S. with their children.


Trump message the same, but Arizona conservatives still like hearing it

FORT WASHINGTON, Md. - If President Donald Trump was looking for a welcoming crowd, he found it Friday at the 2017 Conservative Political Action Conference.


Ducey, other governors hope feds cede power to states under Trump

FORT WASHINGTON, Md. - Gov. Doug Ducey joined other Republican governors who told an appreciative crowd of conservatives Thursday that the Trump administration presents a chance for state and local officials to take the reins back from the federal government.


McSally faces tense crowd at town hall near Tucson

SAHUARITA – More than 250 people gathered at a town hall on Thursday to pepper U.S. Rep. Martha McSally with questions about immigration, health care and President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall.


Rep. Raúl Grijalva hosts community discussion to ‘interject humanity’ into immigration debate

AVONDALE - Rep. Raúl Grijalva told about 20 residents and community leaders in his district that highlighting their concerns about President Donald Trump’s actions on immigration would help “interject humanity” into the national debate on the issue.


McSally, critics hold dueling town halls, amid claim GOP dodges voters

WASHINGTON - Facing charges that she was dodging constituents, Rep. Martha McSally, R-Tucson, will be at a town hall Thursday - the same day that a group of critics has scheduled a separate town hall that McSally spurned.


Legislator wants to add computer coding to Arizona’s public and charter schools

PHOENIX – Recognize this language? ¿Cual es su nombre?


Bill to ban tanning for minors passes Arizona House, now in Senate

PHOENIX – A bill to ban minors from using tanning beds, a move to reduce their risk of getting skin cancer, has passed the Arizona House and reached the Senate.


From classroom to chatroom: how teachers risk crossing the line with students

PHOENIX – Investigators said it started with a World of Warcraft game: A 16-year-old girl joined a team with her teacher and then entered into a private chat, which spiraled into online advances by the teacher and suggestions of meeting outside of school.


Reagan hopes other election officials learn from her tumultuous year

WASHINGTON - It was a rough year for Arizona Secretary of State Michele Reagan, who told a national group Friday that after learning the hard way how to deal with election issues, she hoped her experience would keep them from going through the same turmoil.


Arizona voting rights advocates see little change, but hope for future

WASHINGTON - Arizona may have made headlines in 2016 when voters had to wait hours in the sun just to vote in the presidential preference election, but advocates in the state said problems with voting are nothing new to them.