By Kyley Schultz and Philip Athey | Tuesday, March 13, 2018
WASHINGTON - Thousands of shoes lined the lawn in front of the Capitol to represent all the children killed by firearms in the past six years, a diaplay meant to prod lawmakers to action on gun legislation and to bring attention to a planned student walkout against gun violence.
By Austen Bundy | Monday, March 5, 2018
WASHINGTON - Arizona state Rep. Isela Blanc, D-Tempe, and Phoenix Dreamer Karen Ibarra were arrested by U.S. Capitol Police along with scores of others in Washington to protest Congress' failure to act on immigration reform, on what was supposed to be the last day of the DACA program.
By Austen Bundy | Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018
WASHINGTON - Even before losing the Democratic primary in the special election to replace former Rep. Trent Franks, Brianna Westbrook had her sights set on a fall primary when the seat will be up again. Hours after Tuesday's loss, she said she already has 800 petition signatures for an August bid.
By Philip Athey | Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018
WASHINGTON - Attorney General Jeff Sessions' vow to not "cede a single community, one block or one street corner, to violent gangs and drug dealers" in the fight against opioids was well received at a meeting of sheriffs that included Pima County Sheriff Mark Napier.
By Philip Athey | Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018
WASHINGTON - The Senate has plenty of options, and not much time, as it begins the debate with less than three weeks until the current Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program expires. And Senate leaders said they expect to move on to other topics after Friday.
By Austen Bundy | Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018
WASHINGTON - Gov. Doug Ducey renewed his vow this week that the Grand Canyon will not shut down even if the federal government does - and if that happens, the feds are sitting on tens of thousands of state dollars left over from previous shutdowns.
By Kyley Schultz | Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018
WASHINGTON - The House gave final approval to measures aimed at protecting congressional workers from sexual harassment. It comes just two months after the abrupt resignation of Rep. Trent Franks, R-Glendale, in the face of a harassment investigation.
By Shelby Lindsay and Ariana Bustos | Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018
WASHNGTON - The White House promised that President Donald Trump's first official State of the Union address to Congress and the nation would be a unifying message, but Arizona lawmakers found little to agree after the 80-minute speech Tuesday.
By Philip Athey | Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018
WASHINGTON - Two Arizona lawmakers were among a number of Democrats who invited DACA recipients as guests for the State of the Union address, where another state lawmaker said the immigrants should be arrested by Capitol Police if they cannot provide their papers.
By Austen Bundy | Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018
WASHINGTON - Arizona mayors were among more than 100 officials at a White House meeting where President Donald Trump pledged a $1 trillion investment in infrastructure, promising to release details sometime after next week's State of the Union address.
By Austen Bundy | Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018
WASHINGTON - New tariffs imposed Tuesday by the Trump administration on imported solar products will benefit domestic manufacturers, but could hit consumers and other parts of the solar energy industry hard, experts said.
By Austen Bundy | Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018
WASHINGTON - Federal officials issued guidelines Thursday that will let Arizona and nine other states move ahead on proposals to require that able-bodied Medicaid recipients are either working or involved in "community engagement activities" to be eligible for coverage.