By Renata Cló | Monday, Oct. 15, 2018
WASHINGTON - With teen use of cigarettes and other tobacco products declining, Arizona health officials say their "No. 1 priority" now is reducing e-cigarette use, or "vaping," by high school and middle school students in the state.
By Renata Cló | Friday, Oct. 5, 2018
WASHINGTON - Gambling revenues dipped slightly at Arizona's tribal casinos in 2016, but those losses were more than offset by a strong jump in non-gaming revenues that helped boost total income to $2.23 billion for the year, just shy of pre-recession levels, a new report says.
By Renata Cló | Monday, Oct. 1, 2018
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.
By Renata Cló | Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018
WASHINGTON - Last year, 4,254 people donated more than 200,000 hours of volunteer work at 16 national parks in Arizona, orienting visitors, maintaining historical collections, monitoring wildlife and more. And despite reports of friction at an East Coast park, Arizona staff and volunteers seem to get along fine.
By Renata Cló | Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018
WASHINGTON - An estimated 88,529 Arizonans rose out of the ranks of poverty last year, but that still left about 1 million - or one state resident in seven - living below the poverty level, according to new Census data that show the state's poverty level fell faster, but remained higher, than the nation in 2017.
By Renata Cló | Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018
WASHINGTON - Health care advocates urged Attorney General Mark Brnovich to pull Arizona out of a multistate lawsuit that challenges the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, saying the court case could deny coverage to vulnerable state residents.
By Renata Cló and Daniel Perle | Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018
WASHINGTON - In the first of what is expected to several days of contentious hearings, Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake was generally upbeat about Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh but said he wants to question the Trump nominee on his views on separation of powers and executive privilege.
By Renata Cló | Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018
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.
By Alexis Egeland | Friday, Aug. 31, 2018
WASHINGTON - Arizona Sen. John McCain lay in state Friday in the U.S. Capitol, honored by the nation's top elected officials and then by thousands who waited in wilting heat for the chance to file past his flag-draped casket.
By Renata Cló | Friday, Aug. 31, 2018
WASHINGTON - Gas prices are up, but that does not seem to have dampened desire for travel this holiday weekend, with airlines predicting a record 16 million fliers and AAA Arizona expecting strong motor traffic closer to home for the weekend.
By Renata Clo | Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018
WASHINGTON - As senators delivered glowing tributes to John McCain, Sen. Lindsey Graham reminded them of another side of his friend: Every one of them had "had their head ripped off time by him at some point in time," but McCain could work with those same people the next day. It was one of a number of remembrances this week by senators, some tearful, of the Arizona icon.
By Renata Clo | Monday, Aug. 27, 2018
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump reversed course Monday and ordered the flag over the White House lowered to half-staff to honor Arizona Sen. John McCain after briefly raising the flag Monday, less than two days after the senator's death.