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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.


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.


March 10, 2017 Newscast

Cronkite News special: Government and justice reporting in Arizona


Arizona lawmakers give Trump’s first speech to Congress mixed reviews

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump delivered an hourlong speech to Congress Tuesday that, while short on detail, was long on rhetoric that kept Republican lawmakers jumping to their feet and Democrats mostly sitting on their hands.


Lawmakers host kids of deported mom to send message to Trump

WASHINGTON - Angel and Jacqueline Garcia de Rayos could have spent Tuesday celebrating their mother's 36th birthday, but the Mesa teens instead spent it in Washington instead to protest her deportation.


Ducey presses governors on need for civics education like Arizona’s

WASHINGTON - Gov. Doug Ducey urged fellow governors this weekend to follow Arizona's lead and implement civics requirements in schools to help improve the nation's civic and political engagement.


State officials welcome feds’ reversal of transgender students rule

WASHINGTON - Arizona officials Thursday welcomed the federal government's reversal of an Obama administration rule that required equal access to school facilities for transgender students, arguing that communities are better able to handle the issue locally.


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.


75 years later, Japanese detainees reflect on painful part of U.S. past

WASHINGTON - Seishi Oka was 5 and his sister, Mitzi, only 3, when their family was loaded on to a train and taken from their Salinas, California, home to the Poston War Relocation Center in Arizona.


Agencies seek help fighting ‘sophisticated’ criminal threat at border

WASHINGTON - Despite efforts to secure U.S. points of entry, drug cartels have the networks, money and technology to continue smuggling drugs into the U.S., law enforcement officials told a House committee Thursday.


State of Indian Nations: Hopeful, but cautious, as Trump replaces Obama

WASHINGTON - Tribal leaders said they hope to see a continuation of the gains in tribal and federal relations under the Trump administration that they said began during the administration of President Barack Obama.


Kelly vows to get local input as feds seek way to close southern border

WASHINGTON - Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly told a House panel Tuesday that a wall will help close the "gaping wound" of the U.S-Mexico border, but that he will rely on local authorities to tell his department where and how to close the border.