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Vaccinations give migrants hope and health as they wait to enter the U.S.

SAN LUIS RÍO COLORADO, Mexico – With U.S. officials rejecting requests to vaccinate those held in border facilities, some organizations are working to get migrants the health care they need – on the Mexican side of the border – before they request asylum in the states.


Arizona middle school students compete to plan the cities of the future

WASHINGTON - They have four-, 10- and 20-year plans for their own lives, but the three Maricopa Wells Middle School students in Washington this week for an engineering competition were also looking farther down the road - to what a sustainable Salt Lake City might look like in 100 years.


McSally officially enters costly, high-profile race to keep Senate seat

WASHINGTON - Arizona Republican Sen. Martha McSally officially kicked off the campaign to retain her seat this week, entering a race already awash in cash and which one national analyst calls the "marquee Senate race of the cycle."


Coronavirus hits AZ: Officials confirm case in Tempe, one of five in U.S.

PHOENIX – A Maricopa County resident who recently returned from Wuhan, China, is one of five confirmed cases of novel coronavirus in the U.S. That person was identified as a "member of the ASU community," but officials would not say whether the patient is a student or employee.


Native American veterans still struggling to get the health care they were promised

KYKOTSMOVI – Access to VA health care has been a challenge for Native Americans for decades, and they suffer some of the worst health outcomes. Now, advocates are hoping a new law could expand health care for Native American veterans.


Arizona lawmakers vote on party lines to forward impeachment to Senate

WASHINGTON - Arizona lawmakers voted on a straight party line Wednesday to forward two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump to the Senate for trial, a 228-193 vote that was as predictable as the arguments for and against it.


As state looks to redistricting after 2020, painful lessons from 2010

TUCSON - Arizona is one of 18 states where independent panels, instead of lawmakers, draw congressional and legislative lines, but the last redistricting devolved into fights, threats and legal battles that show how high the stakes can be and how hard it is to keep deeply divisive politics out of it.


Experts: Tariffs on French cheese, wines, more will cost U.S. consumers

WASHINGTON - When France decided to tax America's tech companies, the Trump administration hit the French where it hurts - in exports of cheese, Champagne and handbags.But trade experts and Arizona business owners say U.S. consumers and small businesses will end up paying the price.


Farm-to-school programs revitalize health in nutritionally underserved communities

MESA – Latino communities have higher rates of obesity and diabetes, in part because of food deserts and the abundance of unhealthy food choices. To find a lasting solution, an elementary school in Mesa is teaching children about nutrition and agriculture through gardening.


McSally to pen memoir – just in time for her 2020 Senate bid

WASHINGTON - Sen. Martha McSally, R-Ariz., announced a book deal Monday that will put her memoir, "Dare to Fly," on bookshelves in May, just six months before she stands for re-election.She's just the latest to pen a book, joining former Arizona Sens. John McCain and Jeff Flake as election-year authors.


March for Our Lives Arizona honors gun-violence victims, plans next steps on reforms

PHOENIX – Congressional candidates and members of the Arizona Legislature spoke at a town hall about gun reform organized by 17-year-old Genesis Rivas, director of special projects for March for Our Lives Arizona.


Court: Death-row inmate should get new chance to show lawyer failed him

WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court ruled that an Arizona death-row inmate should have another chance to prove his attorney did not fully investigate evidence of his intellectual disabilities in his trial for a 1989 Phoenix double-murder.