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Who pays? Who knows? Air Force One campaign trip costs hard to gauge

WASHINGTON - Presidents fly Air Force One for official business as well as campaign events, like Friday's rally in Mesa, but political parties are supposed to pick up the tab - at $140,000 an hour - for political trips. That's something watchdog groups say is hard to track.

Gosar vs. Gosar ads bring buzz to Democrat, but upset odds still long

WASHINGTON - Democrat David Brill got national attention with ads in which six members of the Gosar family slam the politics of their brother, Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Prescott. But what Brill apparently did not get was new voter support in his bid to unseat Gosar, according to a poll released last week.

Supreme Court lets stand ban on new uranium mines around Grand Canyon

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court let stand an Obama-era 20-year moratorium on new uranium mines on about 1 million acres around the Grand Canyon, declining to hear a challenge to the ban by mining groups who said the ban was an overreach by government bureaucrats.

Report: Aging legislatures overlooking concerns of younger voters

WASHINGTON - Legislators in Arizona and across the country are far older than their constituents, and issues important to young people are taking a backseat at state and national levels as a result, according to a report released Tuesday.

Court: Bartenders, waiters entitled to higher pay for non-tipped work

WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court ruled that Arizona bars and restaurants cannot pay tipped employees less than minimum wage for doing work that does not directly generate tips, a decision that one attorney called "a game changer" for the industry.

Flake joins other senators, wins delay on Kavanaugh after allegation

WASHINGTON - Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake and a handful of other Republican senators broke with leadership Monday and won a delay of a scheduled vote on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, after allegations of a decades-old sexual assault surfaced.

Free thinkers: Advocates tout universal basic income, despite critics

WASHINGTON - Despite reports showing rising incomes and falling poverty, advocates of universal basic income - regular govenment payments to citizens, with no preconditions and no strings attached - say it's as timely now as ever. But critics say UBI is too costly and too impractical to ever come to be.

Kyl brings experience as a senator, baggage as a lobbyist to new job

WASHINGTON - Jon Kyl's history in the Senate made him an attractive candidate to replace the late Sen. John McCain, but it's Kyl's history as a lobbyist in the years since he last held the office that has some government watchdog groups saying voters have reason to be concerned.

Experts: Constituents should see smooth transition from McCain to Kyl

WASHINGTON - Gov. Doug Ducey's of former Sen. Jon Kyl to fill the seat of the last Sen. John McCain, coming just days after McCain's funeral, should provide what will be a "near-seamless" transition as far as constituents are concerned, with Kyl inheriting McCain's office and, likely, much of his staff.

Jon Kyl named McCain’s replacement in Senate

Former U.S. Senator Jon Kyl has been announced and confirmed as McCain's replacement for the senate seat, according to tweets posted by Sen. Jeff Flake, Cindy McCain, and Gov. Doug Ducey.

Photo essay: John McCain memorials and services

Sen. John McCain is remembered by family, friends and hundreds in Phoenix before his body lies in state at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.