By Alexis Egeland | Nov. 29, 2018
WASHINGTON - A bipartisan group of House and Senate lawmakers gathered to push for renewal of the Land and Water Conservation Fund, which directs millions from offshore oil leases toward public lands and recreation projects amid fears that Congress is running out of time to save the program.
By Alexis Egeland | Nov. 28, 2018
WASHINGTON - Ed Pastor, 75, a trailblazing Arizona lawmaker who was the first Hispanic from the state elected to Congress, died Tuesday in Phoenix, his family said. Gov. Doug Ducey ordered flags in the state to be flown at half-staff for Pastor, whom Ducey called "an Arizona trailblazer and public servant."
By Alexis Egeland | Nov. 23, 2018
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."
By Vandana Ravikumar | Nov. 20, 2018
WASHINGTON - The White House vowed to fight a federal judge's ruling that temporarily blocked restrictions on asylum seekers, who administration officials said threaten to "incapacitate our already overwhelmed immigration system."
By Alexis Egeland | Nov. 16, 2018
WASHINGTON - One day after lawmakers met with the president to discuss border wall funding, advocates fanned out across Capitol Hill to tell members of Congress, current and incoming, that billions of dollars targeted for a border wall could be better used for needs inside the country.
By Alexis Egeland | Nov. 15, 2018
WASHINGTON - Forest Service Chief Vicki Christiansen came under fire for her department's handling of sexual harassment complaints, with members of a House committee demanding faster, more thorough responses to reports of harassment and abuse.
By Alexis Egeland | Nov. 14, 2018
WASHINGTON - Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Prescott, had to call Capitol Police after protesters disrupted a forum he joined with right-wing groups - groups the protesters called racists and extremists - complaining about their social media access being restricted over comments on immigration and Islamic law.
By Alexis Egeland | Nov. 9, 2018
WASHINGTON - Despite a record number of women running for office this year, Arizona will actually lose one female elected official when congressional and legislative delegations take office in January, but the state still leads most of the rest of the nation when it comes to electing women.
By Stephanie Morse and Sam Ficarro | Nov. 6, 2018
PHOENIX – Cronkite News reporters fan out across the state to share stories from Election Day. Find election results and voter experiences.
By Alexis Egeland | Nov. 5, 2018
WASHINGTON - James Bond and Cesar Chavez are on the ballot this year - just not the James Bond or the Cesar Chavez most people think of. The two Arizona candidates are among the many around the country whose names may make voters to a double-take, including JFK, Elvis and Chuck Norris.
By Alexis Egeland | Nov. 5, 2018
WASHINGTON - The 90 women on the ballot for state or federal office in Arizona this year, account for a record 39 percent of the candidates running, up from just 14 percent in 1974 and reflecting a national trend in what many predicted would be the Year of the Woman in elections.
By Jordan Dafnis | Nov. 5, 2018
PHOENIX – As voters head to the polls on Election Day, Maricopa County elections officials are pledging problem-free voting and election advocates are making a final push among Latinos and other residents. Newcomer candidates clamoring for votes include teachers and Native American women.