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Staffing woes keep Mariposa port expansion from living up to promise

WASHINGTON - Nearly two years after the completion of a $250 million expansion that was supposed to speed traffic through the Mariposa Port of Entry in Nogales, some say the project has yet to live up to its promise.


Mexican officials call for strengthening trade relationship with U.S.

WASHINGTON - Mexican officials told a Washington audience Monday that there must be a strong trade relationship between the U.S. and Mexico in what they called a "challenging time" for the bond between the two nations.


Washington calls for calm, unity in wake of attack on Dallas police

WASHINGTON - The shots heard Thursday in Texas echoed in Washington Friday as lawmakers reacted to the Dallas attack that left five police officers dead in an ambush-style shooting.


Arizona, New Mexico senators team up to prevent sale of tribal items

WASHINGTON - Arizona and New Mexico lawmakers teamed up this week to sponsor a bipartisan bill that would prevent the auction of sacred tribal items.


Republicans blast FBI director’s refusal to push for charges in Clinton emails

WASHINGTON - House Republicans Thursday accused FBI Director James Comey of setting a "dangerous precedent" by refusing to recommend charges against Hillary Clinton for her mishandling of State Department emails.


Arizona police sign on to White House plan to cut jail populations

WASHINGTON - Pima County Sheriff Chris Nanos is convinced that his department might have prevented the 2011 shooting of then-Rep. Gabby Giffords if it had the mental health resources it does now.

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White Mountain Apache, lawmakers seek access to funds to finish dam

WASHINGTON - The federal government needs to "honor its commitment" to Arizona's White Mountain Apache and let the tribe use funds from a federal water-rights settlement funds to continue work on the Miner Flat Dam, lawmakers said Wednesday.


Arizona advocates react as court overturns Texas abortion restrictions

WASHINGTON - Arizona pro-choice advocates hailed Monday's ruling by the Supreme Court that said Texas' restrictions on abortion clinics are unconstitutional, calling the decision a "significant victory for women in Arizona."


Democrats end 26-hour House sit-in, but vow to continue fight

WASHINGTON - Democrats ended a 26-hour takeover of the House claiming victory Thursday afternoon, even though they did not get the guaranteed vote on a gun-control measure they had been seeking.


Arizona lawmakers join Democratic sit-in on House floor

WASHINGTON - House Democrats, chanting "no bill, no break," shut down the chamber with a sit-in Wednesday in an effort to force the Republican leadership to allow a vote on stalled gun-control legislation.


Flagstaff wildfire prevention cited among ‘best in class’ for nation

WASHINGTON - A Flagstaff program that aims to prevent wildfires by thinning the forest surrounding the city was named a national "best in class" Tuesday in a report on use of natural defenses against catastrophes.


House narrowly rejects proposals to ban DACA recipients from military

WASHINGTON - Republicans vowed to continue pushing to keep undocumented immigrants out of the military, after the House this week narrowly defeated two proposals that would have done so.