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Natural disaster, unnatural calm: Trying to stay upbeat after hurricane

MOREHEAD CITY, N.C. - They lost everything in Hurricane Florence, but weeks later the residents of a shelter in Morehead City, North Carolina, were trying to look at the positives of the experience, as community and familiy came together, with one resident saying they had all been blessed to be here."

Report: Crimes against Native women vastly underreported in urban areas

WASHINGTON - A lack of solid data in government and law enforcement records has led to the underreporting of hundreds of deaths and thousands of missing persons cases for Native American women and girls who are living in urban areas, a new report says.

Arizona Korean War veterans hold fast to memories of the ‘forgotten war’

WASHINGTON - Pat Haggard has spent most of his 89 years in Arizona - but for a couple years in the 1950s when he headed thousands of miles from home to fight in Korea, in what is often called the forgotten war. Now, he and other vets are remembering, and being remembered, in an Honor Flight.

Trump’s aim of skirting birthright citizenship draws backlash, skeptics

WASHINGTON - Arizona native Francisco Fernandez holds a college degree and a job with a nonprofit in the nation's capital - none of which, he said, would have been possible without the citizenship status conferred on him at birth, a right that could be dismantled for others if President Donald Trump has his way.

Justices press both sides in Mount Lemmon Fire District age-bias case

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court began its 2018 term with an Arizona case that asked whether federal age discrimination laws applied to small government agencies like Mount Lemmon Fire District, where two former officers filed a discrimination claim after they were laid off in 2009.

Report: Aging legislatures overlooking concerns of younger voters

WASHINGTON - Legislators in Arizona and across the country are far older than their constituents, and issues important to young people are taking a backseat at state and national levels as a result, according to a report released Tuesday.

Flake joins other senators, wins delay on Kavanaugh after allegation

WASHINGTON - Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake and a handful of other Republican senators broke with leadership Monday and won a delay of a scheduled vote on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, after allegations of a decades-old sexual assault surfaced.

Advocates target millennial Latino voters with social media campaign

WASHINGTON - If you want to boost votership, you go to where the voters are. And in the case of millennials, that's probably the Internet, so Mi Familia Vota's campaing to reach millennial Latino voters this fall is heavy on use of social media, text messaging and digital delivery of voter information.

Despite rough patches, officials recall McCain’s service to Native Americans

WASHINGTON - Mention the late Sen. John McCain and images of a war hero or a presidential candidate come to mind - but for far longer than he spent in those roles, McCain was a friend, and sometimes irritant, to Indian Country, say many who called him a firm advocate for tribal rights.

Vietnam Wall ceremony pays final tribute to key part of McCain’s history

WASHINGTON - Applause is not often heard around the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, but that was the response from a few hundred people who came to see Cindy McCain place a wreath in honor of her husband, Sen. John McCain, who spent years as a Vietnamese prisoner of war.

Hold off on new stationery: Senators balk at naming building for McCain

WASHINGTON - Senators agree that they need to find some way to honor the legacy of Arizona Sen. John McCain, but this is Washington - there has to be a committee first, an apparent blow to a proposal to rename the Russell Senate Office Building for McCain.