Republicans press Tucson police chief on border in nomination hearing

WASHINGTON - Tucson Police Chief Chris Magnus walked a fine line in a hearing Tuesday on his nomination to lead Customs and Border Protection, easily fielding questions from Democrats while telling GOP senators some of what they wanted to hear.


Pinal County farmer struggles to grow crops with less water

CASA GRANDE – Nancy Caywood has worked on her grandfather’s farm in Pinal County since she was young. She should have a full field of alfalfa now, but since the San Carlos Irrigation District shut off her water because of drought, her fields are empty and dry.


Arizona officials cite highs, lows that will be Colin Powell’s legacy

WASHINGTON - Arizona politicians from both sides of the aisle praised former Secretary of State Colin Powell as a dedicated public servant who will inspire "generations of Americans," but who also leaves behind a mixed legacy.


VP Kamala Harris discusses Build Back Better and climate change at Lake Mead

Vice President Kamala Harris met with regional leaders Monday at Lake Mead to discuss water shortages and the importance of the Build Back Better plan, which would invest in such measures as water reclamation and recycling.

Vice President Kamala Harris at Lake Mead

Low-income voters cast nearly 44% of all Arizona votes in 2020, study finds

PHOENIX – Arizonans making less than $50,000 a year were responsible for nearly 44% of votes cast in the 2020 general election, a voting study finds. Nationwide, that figure was 35%.


Supporters seek national designation for Tucson’s January 8th Memorial

WASHINGTON - Organizers behind the January 8th Memorial marking the Jan. 8, 2011, mass shooting in Tucson that killed six and wounded 13, including then-Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, want the site to earn a national designation, but the National Park Service is lukewarm to the idea.


Maricopa officials blast election review’s ‘spread of disinformation’

WASHINGTON - Maricopa County supervisors told a congressional committee Thursday that the state Senate's review of the county's 2020 election results amounted to a "staggering refusal to follow the will of the voters."


Protesters confront Sinema directly, she calls the move ‘unacceptable’

WASHINGTON - Progressives upset with Sen. Kyrsten Sinema took their protests directly to the Arizona Democrat this weekend, ambushing her in public spaces three times to get answers on immigration reform and spending on social programs.


Arizona groups aim to influence Supreme Court in abortion-rights case

WASHINGTON - An abortion rights case that is a top issue in the U.S. Supreme Court term that began Monday has already drawn scores of legal filings - including from dozens of Arizona lawmakers, activists and advocates on both sides of the issue.


Can you hear me now? Centrist positioning makes Sinema a player, pariah

WASHINGTON - Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema's refusal to back the Biden administration's $3.5 trillion social and clean-energy spending package has made her a target for Democrats - and possibly "the most powerful person in Washington right now," one analyst said.


From the Hill to the mound: Playing ball is break from political brawl

WASHINGTON - Arizona Reps. Greg Stanton and Ruben Gallego, both Phoenix Democrats, among the players at this week's Congressional Baseball Game that pits Republicans against Democrats, lets them let their hair down and raise money for charity at the same time.


New law prohibits vehicles blocking sidewalks, punishable by a $250 fine

PHOENIX – A new law makes blocking sidewalks with vehicles a crime, meant to keep walkways clear for all pedestrians. It was one of 12 laws that took effect Wednesday.