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State’s economic growth slowed in 2015, as mining, copper took a hit

WASHINGTON - Arizona's economy grew in 2015, but at a much slower rate than it did in 2014, according to the latest report from the Bureau of Economic Analysis.


Business leaders market Arizona to the world at Washington summit

WASHINGTON - They came from the state and from several cities, but business leaders at an event here this week had a common goal - convincing foreign business owners that Arizona is the right place for them.


Democrats blast plan to ban undocumented immigrants from military

WASHINGTON - Angry members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus accused House Republicans on Wednesday of "compromising national security" with a proposal that would ban DREAMers from serving in the military.


Proposed limits on payday loans draw sharp reactions from both sides

WASHINGTON - Federal officials unveiled new restrictions on payday lenders Thursday that aim to help low-income borrowers avoid the "debt traps" of readily available, high-interest loans that critics say prey on minority communities.


Democrats select final convention delegates, look to Philadelphia

PHOENIX - Arizona Democrats gathered Saturday to choose the final delegates for the Democratic National Convention, in what one party official said was the largest turnout of would-be delegates she could remember.


Border residents tell Congress something must be done, disagree on what

WASHINGTON - Southern Arizona residents Nan Stockholm Walden and Sue Chilton didn't agree on much in their testimony to a House subcommittee Thursday, but they did agree on one thing - something needs to be done to better protect border communities.


Supreme Court upholds redrawing of Arizona’s legislative districts

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court unanimously affirmed the boundaries of Arizona's legislative districts Wednesday, saying the commission that drew the districts had legitimate reasons for putting more voters in some districts than in others.

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Man of the House? Not necessarily, for Arizona delegation

WASHINGTON - In a perfect world, the workforce would be a gender-blind place - a place, maybe, that looks like Rep. Raul Grijalva's office, where women occupy three of the four top-paid jobs.


‘Everybody is safe’ in Arizona offices after U.S. Capitol lockdown

WASHINGTON - Arizona lawmakers praised the response of U.S. Capitol Police after a gunman was shot Monday as he tried to enter the Capitol Visitor Center, triggering a brief but tense lockdown.


Hundreds rally as Supreme Court weighs Obamacare contraceptive mandate

WASHINGTON - Protesters gathered at the Supreme Court Wednesday - one side dancing to Lady Gaga and the other singing hymns - while justices considered whether religious groups can be required to provide contraceptives to employees under Obamacare.


Phoenix teen brings story to panel weighing access to life-saving drugs

WASHINGTON - When his family moved from Phoenix to London so he could get treatment for a potentially deadly form of cancer, Brophy College Preparatory student Diego Morris said they were "not looking for guarantees - just hope."


Report: Gay rights gain but Arizona, other states, still fall short

WASHINGTON - It's been a good couple of years for LGBT rights in America, with the Pentagon allowing gays to serve openly in the military and the Supreme Court declaring same-sex marriage bans unconstitutional.