By Brendan Campbell | Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018
WASHINGTON - Republican Debbie Lesko's April special election win in the 8th Congressional District was surprisingly close over well-funded Democrat Hiral Tipirneni. Their Nov. 6 rematch looks a lot like April, with Tipirneni heavily raising funds and a poll showing only a few points between the women.
By Brendan Campbell | Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018
WASHINGTON - Arizona election officials are optimistic they will have the thousands of poll workers trained and ready to go on Election Day, but said that long days and an aging pool of workers is making it harder to staff up at the polls every year.
By Renata Cló and Brendan Campbell | Monday, Oct. 29, 2018
WASHINGTON – The Trump administration confirmed plans to send 5,200 active military troops to help "harden" the Southwest border to deter a caravan of thousands of Central American migrants headed north through Mexico, with the first 800 troops already on their way.
By Brendan Campbell | Monday, Oct. 22, 2018
WASHINGTON - The race to replace Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Arizona, could be one of the most expensive Senate races in state history, with the two leading candidates raising a total of $28.6 million through September and outside groups spending another $33 million on the race already.
By Brendan Campbell | Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018
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.
By Brendan Campbell | Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018
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.
By Brendan Campbell | Monday, Oct. 1, 2018
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.
By Brendan Campbell | Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018
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.
By Brendan Campbell | Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018
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.
By Brendan Campbell | Monday, Sept. 17, 2018
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.
By Brendan Campbell | Friday, Sept. 14, 2018
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.
By Bret Jaspers | Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018
The first in a series of trials looking at water rights for the Hopi Tribe starts on Tuesday in Maricopa County Superior Court. But the results will take a while.