Politics

Giffords, congressional Democrats call for action on gun reform bills

WASHINGTON - Backed by a field of flowers that represent the thousands killed by gun violence each year, former Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords joined Democrats who said Congress can act on gun reform or "can let the shooting continue."


5 gun bills – 3 from Democrats – are on different paths in the Arizona Legislature

At least five gun bills introduced in the Legislature show the tension between Second Amendment supporters and gun safety advocates. In Arizona, Republican lawmakers narrowly carry the day.


Buttigieg: Indian Country investment a priority of infrastructure plan

WASHINGTON - Indian Country infrastructure needs, for everything from water to housing to broadband, are a high priority of the Biden administration's $2.2 trillion American Jobs Plan, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg said this week.


Biden cites infrastructure needs in Arizona, other states, to push plan

WASHINGTON - President Joe Biden’s $2 trillion infrastructure proposal spelled out constructions needs in all states, including Arizona.


New restrictions on sex education advance to House

PHOENIX - Arizona lawmakers are considering a bill that would require written consent to discuss gender, sexuality and HIV/AIDS in the classroom.


Advocates call on Biden to ‘tear down this wall,’ repair border damage

WASHINGTON - Advocates called on President Joe Biden to "tear down this wall" Tuesday and fulfill his campaign promise of stopping the border wall construction that he put on hold in January.


Report: Arizona a ‘shining example’ for Democrats wooing Latino voters

WASHINGTON - Democrats looking to win the Latino vote should take their cues from Arizona, which was held up as a "shining example" of how it's done by the author of an election post-mortem on the Latino vote.


Ducey orders Arizona businesses to reopen, calls for end of local mask mandates

Gov. Doug Ducey’s latest executive order prohibits local mask mandates and allows for gatherings of more than 50 people. Bars also will be allowed to operate normally, without serving food.


House OKs ERA bill, Violence Against Women Act in Women’s History Month

WASHINGTON — The House reauthorized the Violence Against Women Act and lifted the deadline for ERA ratification during Women’s History Month.


House OKs bills easing path to citizenship for undocumented residents

WASHINGTON - The House passed a pair of bills Thursday that would provide a path to citizenship for Dreamers and legal status to undocumented farmworkers.


Judge: Tape shows Chansley’s ‘detachment from reality’ in riot defense

WASHINGTON - An attorney for Arizona native Jacob Chansley, the face-painted "Q-Anon Shaman" charged in the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection, downplayed government video showing his client as part of the mob that broke into the building and confronted police.


Senate makes history with vote confirming Haaland as Interior secretary

WASHINGTON - The Senate Monday confirmed New Mexico Rep. Deb Haaland as the next Interior secretary, a historic vote that makes her the first Native American to head a Cabinet agency.