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Arizona comes up short again on highway-safety report for lack of laws

WASHINGTON - A new report says Arizona continues to be one of the worst states in the nation for its highway safety laws, falling "dangerously behind in adoption of ... optimal laws," but state officials disputed the report that they said overlooks many of the state's traffic-safety efforts.


Arizonans travel to D.C. for ‘powerful and electrifying’ Women’s March

WASHINGTON - The crowd was smaller and the emotions may have been less raw, but for thousands who turned out Saturday for the Women's March in Washington the event was still "powerful and electrifying," as one Arizona resident put it. It was echoed by "sister" marches around the country.


March madness: Arizonans head to Washington for busy weekend of demonstrations

WASHINGTON - Arizonans Miguel Valladares and Amanda Blackhorse are in Washington this weekend to march for a cause.But not the same cause. And not the same march.They are among thousands packing the city for three major marches in two days, followed by Monday's MLK Day parade.


Court: Tucson man wrongly jailed cannot collect for years behind bars

WASHINGTON - A Tucson man who spent 42 years in prison on 28 arson-related murder counts that were later vacated cannot now collect damages for the years he spent behind bars, a federal appeals court ruled, adding that it took "no pleasure in reaching this unfortunate result,"


Arizona mom joins activists protesting Wheeler nomination to head EPA

WASHINGTON - Phoenix environmental activist Columba Sainz joined other moms Wednesday in Washington, where members of the Moms Clean Air Force turned out to oppose Andrew Wheeler's nomination as the next head of the Environmental Protection Agency.


Roll with it: Toilet paper, trash show brisk business at Grand Canyon

WASHINGTON - Despite a partial government shutdown, the Grand Canyon is still doing a brisk business, according to an unusual measure: Workers took out tons more trash and took in miles more toilet paper over the holidays than they would over a typical holiday season.


Supreme Court won’t hear Arizona law denying bail in sex-assault cases

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to revive a voter-approved Arizona law that would deny bail to suspects in sexual assault cases, declining without comment to review a 2018 Arizona Supreme Court ruling that struck the law down as unconstitutional.

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Biggs, Gosar among handful to oppose back pay for furloughed feds

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump said that furloughed federal workers will get back pay when the government shutdown ends, but a bill to do just that was opposed by Arizona Republican.Reps. Andy Biggs and Paul Gosar because it would apply to future shutdowns as well.


As shutdown drags on, some lawmakers defer pay – but only for now

WASHINGTON - As thousands of federal workers in Arizona go without pay this month, at least six members of the state's congressional delegation are deferring their salaries while the government shutdown lasts, and some have vowed to turn their paychecks over to charity.


On eighth anniversary of shooting, Giffords in D.C. to support gun bill

WASHINGTON - Eight years to the day after an attack that killed six and wounded 13, one of those victims, former Tucson Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, was back in Washington Tuesday to tell Congress it's time to act on gun control.


Bridging baseball’s language gap: Journey of D-Backs’ Takahashi shows value of being multilingual

SCOTTSDALE – Baseball has become increasingly bilingual in the last half century, with more than a quarter of major league players coming from Latin American countries. No person is more emblematic of the uniqueness of this setting and this sport than the D-Backs’ Takahashi.


Filling bellies and landfills: Meal prep kits are convenient, but at a cost

LOS ANGELES – Those prepared meal kits delivered to your door offer quick convenience, but they leave a larger environmental footprint than you might think. They also require consumers to think about proper disposal of packaging, particularly plastics.