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Same speech, different views: Democrats, GOP differ on State of the Union

WASHNGTON - The White House promised that President Donald Trump's first official State of the Union address to Congress and the nation would be a unifying message, but Arizona lawmakers found little to agree after the 80-minute speech Tuesday.


Gosar call to arrest illegal immigrants at Trump address causes stir

WASHINGTON - Two Arizona lawmakers were among a number of Democrats who invited DACA recipients as guests for the State of the Union address, where another state lawmaker said the immigrants should be arrested by Capitol Police if they cannot provide their papers.


Repercussions: How does lack of diversity affect policing?

PHOENIX – Arizona police departments don’t always reflect the racial diversity of the communities they serve, but experts disagree on the degree to which that makes a difference.


Trump ‘Pocahontas’ remark overshadows Code Talkers event

WASHINGTON - Tribal groups reacted swiftly Monday after President Donald Trump used an event honoring Native American Code Talkers to call a Democratic senator "Pocahontas," what critics called a slur that marred an otherwise positive event.


Arizona lawmakers split along party lines as House approves tax cut

WASHINGTON - Arizona lawmakers fell in line with their respective parties Thursday as the House voted 227-205 for a $1.5 trillion tax-cut plan, making good on Speaker Paul Ryan's promise to get a bill passed before the Thanksgiving recess.


Hopi to elect new leaders as planned plant closure threatens tribe’s financial future

SECOND MESA – Houses and corn fields dot the Hopi reservation, spread across three mesas in northeastern Arizona and circled by the much larger Navajo Nation. The seemingly barren Hopi land carries a rich, centuries old history and, now, an uncertain economic future.

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Arizona lawmakers split as House begins work on GOP tax-reform plan

WASHINGTON - The House began work Monday on the largest tax reform push in over three decades, with most Arizona lawmakers tentatively embracing the concept even as they expressed reservations about details in the 429-page bill.


House extends children’s health coverage, but Senate outlook unclear

WASHINGTON - The House Friday passed a GOP bill to extend the Children's Health Insurance Program for five years by pulling funds from other programs under Obamacare, angering Democrats who called the cuts unnecessary.


Feds consider lifting ban on uranium mining around Grand Canyon

WASHINGTON - The Trump administration may reverse a 20-year moratorium on new uranium mining claims on 1 million acres around the Grand Canyon, a move that environmental groups said could lead to long-term harm to water quality and wildlife in the region.


Forest bill aimed at cutting wildfires called ‘giveaway’ to loggers

WASHINGTON - A divided House on Wednesday approved a bill that supporters said would boost wildfire prevention efforts, in part by excluding forests from environmental requirements.


Lawmakers, advocates blast ‘misguided’ Grand Canyon fee hike plan

WASHINGTON - Arizona lawmakers and advocates are condemning proposed fee increases at the Grand Canyon and 16 other parks, a move the National Park Service said is badly needed to fund billions in backlogged maintenance projects.


Experts: Trump actions targeting Obamacare could cut into enrollment

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump's actions this week to dismantle Obamacare created what health experts called "political smoke" just weeks before the next open enrollment period, which they said could hurt enrollment for 2018.