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Arizona lawmakers sour on plan to revoke DACA, vow to work on new bill

WASHINGTON - Arizona Democrats, joined by some Republicans, had harsh words for the Trump administration's Tuesday announcement that it will revoke the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program unless Congress can agree on a replacement in six months.


Arizona gas prices bumped by holiday, hurricane; still relatively low

WASHINGTON - Gas prices in Arizona rose 5 cents a gallon this week - 4 cents since Thursday - squeezed by the typical rise in holiday demand and a drop in supply from Gulf Coast refineries shuttered by Hurricane Harvey.


Seeing the light: Despite fears, few eye injuries turn up after eclipse

WASHINGTON - After they stared into the darkness, it seems Americans are still seeing the light. A little over a week after the shadow of the Great American Eclipse crept across the country, it appears that people who took the time to watch the eclipse also heeded public warnings and took precautions to protect their eyes.


Native American tribes fight for clean water and more money

CROW AGENCY, Mont. – When John Doyle first noticed signs of trouble in the Little Bighorn River, he was still a young member of the Apsaalooke Nation in southeastern Montana.

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Industrial waste pollutes America’s drinking water

PHOENIX – In Ringwood, New Jersey, Ford Motor Co. dumped more than 35,000 tons of toxic paint sludge onto lands occupied for centuries by the Turtle Clan of the Ramapough Lenape tribe, poisoning groundwater with arsenic, lead and other harmful chemicals.

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Arizona lawmakers praise, condemn Trump’s pardon of Arpaio

WASHINGTON - In Washington, reaction to President Donald Trump's pardon of former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio was swift and strong.


Court orders Arizona federal judges to stop shackling defendants

WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court Friday ordered district judges in Arizona to stop shackling defendants unless they first determine that restraints are needed for "maintaining security and order" in the court.


Schools fail lead tests while many states don’t require testing at all

WASHINGTON, D.C. – When Ceon Dubose Palmore got thirsty at school, an administrator had to escort the 15-year-old past trash-bag-covered fountains to a faucet two floors down.


Trump comments on NAFTA talks put some Arizona businesses on edge

WASHINGTON - One day after President Donald Trump's prediction that the U.S. could "end up terminating NAFTA at some point," business and political leaders expressed hope Wednesday that negotiations on a new deal will still be allowed to play out.


Trump visit to Arizona comes as party fight for Flake’s seat heats up

WASHINGTON - The primary race for Arizona Republican Sen. Jeff Flake's seat is heating up as one of Flake's main antagonists, President Donald Trump, is visiting the state.


Military bases’ contamination will affect water for generations

VICTORVILLE, Calif. - Once a fighter jet training base critical to the Cold War, little remains of the former George Air Force Base but rows of dilapidated houses, a dismantled military hospital and dangerous chemicals from pesticides, jet fuels and other hazardous wastes that have poisoned the water for decades.

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Suns owner Sarver eyeing new arena in quest to return team to prominence

PHOENIX — Phoenix Suns owner Robert Sarver confirmed Wednesday that the franchise is actively pursuing options to either renovate Talking Stick Resort Arena or leave its current home altogether.