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Senate eyes bill on online sex trafficking; critics say it goes too far

WASHINGTON - When prosecutors tried to bring criminal charges against backpage.com in connection with alleged sex trafficking, a California judge dismissed the case last month saying the website enjoyed immunity under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act.


McCain coy on new GOP health care bill that Flake, Ducey are backing

WASHINGTON - Arizona Sen. John McCain, a key vote in the failure of the last Obamacare repeal attempt, refused to say Tuesday how he will vote on a new GOP plan, which is being supported by his fellow Republicans, Gov. Doug Ducey and Sen. Jeff Flake.


When ‘deplorable’ is a compliment: Trump backers rally on National Mall

WASHINGTON - Glendale resident Tahnee Gonzales admits she wasn't thrilled that President Donald Trump negotiated with Democratic leaders last week on immigration - but that wasn't about to keep her from traveling across the country to support her president.


Appeals court sides with Tucson police officers in fatal 2014 shooting

WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court ruled Friday that two Tucson police officers who shot and killed a man as he came at them, snarling and wielding a broken hockey stick, are protected for their actions by qualified immunity.


Despite slow going, faith leaders vow to continue push for DREAM Act

WASHINGTON - As he prepared to leave Washington and head back to Sahuarita after two weeks of praying and lobbying for the DREAM Act, the Rev. Randy Mayer said he was frustrated by the slow progress - but not surprised.


Buzz on rumored DACA deal dissolves to drone on what was really said

WASHINGTON - It was the greatest political deal that was - until it wasn't. Unless it still is. After Democratic leaders said Wednesday night that they had reached a deal with President Donald Trump to preserve DACA, without a border wall requirement, social media exploded - along with some Republican members of Congress.


Teaching medical workers to recognize and help human trafficking victims

PHOENIX – Phoenix has been identified by the Department of Justice as a major human trafficking destination but a local hospital is training health care workers to spot and help the men and women who have fallen victim to prostitution.

Dominique Roe-Sepowitz discusses warning signs

Tribal agencies cite progress on audit issues, senators want to see more

WASHINGTON - Leaders of federal agencies serving Indian Country told a Senate panel Wednesday they have made some progress on dozens of problems cited in Government Accountability Office audits, but lawmakers said much more needs to be done.


Critics: Hunters’ rights is wrong argument for bill allowing silencers

WASHINGTON - Gun-control advocates blasted a hunters' rights bill in a House hearing Tuesday, calling it little more than a "cowardly" attempt to ease restrictions on silencers and armor-piercing bullets being pushed by the gun lobby.


Ongoing problems land tribal oversight agencies on GAO ‘high-risk’ list

WASHINGTON - Federal agencies that oversee tribal schools, lands and health care still suffer from weak leadership, a lack of oversight and mismanaged resources, despite nearly a decade of prodding from the Government Accountability Office.


Sierra Vista firm gets contract for part of border wall construction

WASHINGTON - A Hispanic-owned construction company from Sierra Vista won one of four contracts awarded this week to build prototypes of President Donald Trump's proposed border wall with Mexico, the second round of awards in as many weeks.


Democrats raise the stakes in push to get vote on ‘clean’ DREAM Act

WASHINGTON - Hispanic House members took a page from President Donald Trump's playbook Friday, saying they are willing to risk a government shutdown later this year if they cannot get a vote on the DREAM Act.