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McCain coy on new GOP health care bill that Flake, Ducey are backing

WASHINGTON - Arizona Sen. John McCain, a key vote in the failure of the last Obamacare repeal attempt, refused to say Tuesday how he will vote on a new GOP plan, which is being supported by his fellow Republicans, Gov. Doug Ducey and Sen. Jeff Flake.


When ‘deplorable’ is a compliment: Trump backers rally on National Mall

WASHINGTON - Glendale resident Tahnee Gonzales admits she wasn't thrilled that President Donald Trump negotiated with Democratic leaders last week on immigration - but that wasn't about to keep her from traveling across the country to support her president.


Appeals court sides with Tucson police officers in fatal 2014 shooting

WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court ruled Friday that two Tucson police officers who shot and killed a man as he came at them, snarling and wielding a broken hockey stick, are protected for their actions by qualified immunity.


Teaching medical workers to recognize and help human trafficking victims

PHOENIX – Phoenix has been identified by the Department of Justice as a major human trafficking destination but a local hospital is training health care workers to spot and help the men and women who have fallen victim to prostitution.

Dominique Roe-Sepowitz discusses warning signs

Tribal agencies cite progress on audit issues, senators want to see more

WASHINGTON - Leaders of federal agencies serving Indian Country told a Senate panel Wednesday they have made some progress on dozens of problems cited in Government Accountability Office audits, but lawmakers said much more needs to be done.


Sinema, McSally invited to White House for bipartisan tax reform talks

WASHINGTON - Arizona Reps. Kyrsten Sinema and Martha McSally were among a bipartisan group of 13 House members invited to the White House to talk about tax reform Wednesday with President Donald Trump.


Ongoing problems land tribal oversight agencies on GAO ‘high-risk’ list

WASHINGTON - Federal agencies that oversee tribal schools, lands and health care still suffer from weak leadership, a lack of oversight and mismanaged resources, despite nearly a decade of prodding from the Government Accountability Office.


Democrats raise the stakes in push to get vote on ‘clean’ DREAM Act

WASHINGTON - Hispanic House members took a page from President Donald Trump's playbook Friday, saying they are willing to risk a government shutdown later this year if they cannot get a vote on the DREAM Act.


Arizona lawmakers weigh in on case pitting gay rights, religious rights

WASHINGTON - Three Arizona lawmakers were among the scores of House and Senate members who filed a court brief Thursday defending the Colorado cake shop owner who was sued for refusing to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple.


Senate probe blasts Chandler-based Insys for practices on painkiller

WASHINGTON - A Senate investigation released Wednesday claims that Chandler-based pharmaceutical company Insys Therapeutics used "aggressive and likely illegal techniques to boost prescriptions" of a painkiller that contained the powerful synthetic opioid fentanyl.


Appeals court gives restaurant workers another chance in wages lawsuit

WASHINGTON - A group of Arizona restaurant servers will get another day in court to prove their claim that their employers failed to pay them sufficiently for work that should have paid them minimum wage.


White House says phasing out DACA is least harmful to young immigrants

WASHINGTON - Trump administration officials defended their proposal to "wind down" a deferred deportation program over the next six months, calling it the least disruptive way of terminating a program that has protected 800,000 young immigrants.