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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.


Arizona lawmakers weigh in on case pitting gay rights, religious rights

WASHINGTON - Three Arizona lawmakers were among the scores of House and Senate members who filed a court brief Thursday defending the Colorado cake shop owner who was sued for refusing to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple.


Senate probe blasts Chandler-based Insys for practices on painkiller

WASHINGTON - A Senate investigation released Wednesday claims that Chandler-based pharmaceutical company Insys Therapeutics used "aggressive and likely illegal techniques to boost prescriptions" of a painkiller that contained the powerful synthetic opioid fentanyl.


Appeals court gives restaurant workers another chance in wages lawsuit

WASHINGTON - A group of Arizona restaurant servers will get another day in court to prove their claim that their employers failed to pay them sufficiently for work that should have paid them minimum wage.


One day after DACA decision, Democrats push for vote on DREAM Act

WASHINGTON - Arizona DREAMers joined other advocates on Capitol Hill Wednesday as Democrats called for a quick vote on a "clean" DREAM Act, which would keep many of the protections that could be lost if DACA is revoked.


Marchers go from White House to ICE offices to protest DACA decision

WASHINGTON - Hundreds of demonstrators marched peacefully - but not quietly - in Washington Tuesday to protest the Trump administration's decision to "wind down" deferred deportation protections for illegal immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children.


Advocates’ response to DACA decision is swift, broad-based, emotional

WASHINGTON - Immigration advocates vowed they would go to court to block a Trump administration plan to wind down a deferred deportation program for young immigrants, almost as soon as Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the plan Tuesday.


Arizona lawmakers sour on plan to revoke DACA, vow to work on new bill

WASHINGTON - Arizona Democrats, joined by some Republicans, had harsh words for the Trump administration's Tuesday announcement that it will revoke the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program unless Congress can agree on a replacement in six months.


Arizona gas prices bumped by holiday, hurricane; still relatively low

WASHINGTON - Gas prices in Arizona rose 5 cents a gallon this week - 4 cents since Thursday - squeezed by the typical rise in holiday demand and a drop in supply from Gulf Coast refineries shuttered by Hurricane Harvey.


Seeing the light: Despite fears, few eye injuries turn up after eclipse

WASHINGTON - After they stared into the darkness, it seems Americans are still seeing the light. A little over a week after the shadow of the Great American Eclipse crept across the country, it appears that people who took the time to watch the eclipse also heeded public warnings and took precautions to protect their eyes.


Ministers plan fast to support DACA as White House weighs program

WASHINGTON - Arizona minister Noel Andersen joined dozens of faith leaders outside the White House where they vowed Wednesday to mount a fast over the next week as the fate of a deferred deportation program for minors hangs in the balance.