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New rules on school prayer, religious groups, hailed and assailed

WASHINGTON - Arizona religious groups said the Trump administration's release this week of regulations aimed at protecting religious expression "rights a serious wrong," but others expect the moves will have little practical impact.


Anti-social media: McSally brush-off of reporter as ‘hack’ goes viral

WASHINGTON - Impeachment may have been the business of the day, but Arizona Sen. Martha McSally's videotaped brush-off of a CNN reporter as a "liberal hack" was the moment of the day, earning the freshman senator a rebuke from the network - and tens of thousands of Twitter likes.


Court says Arizona assault merits deportation for Iraqi refugee

WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court said an Iraqi refugee can be deported after he was convicted in Arizona of aggravated assault - a first-time offense that netted him a sentence of just 48 hours behind bars - because if was crime involving "moral turpitude."


Lawmakers send well-wishes as Kirkpatrick seeks care for alcohol dependence

WASHINGTON - Colleagues of Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick offered prayers and well wishes for the Tucson Democrat after she announced Wednesday that she is seeking treatment for alcohol dependence, which she said was to blame for a serious fall last week.


As state looks to redistricting after 2020, painful lessons from 2010

TUCSON - Arizona is one of 18 states where independent panels, instead of lawmakers, draw congressional and legislative lines, but the last redistricting devolved into fights, threats and legal battles that show how high the stakes can be and how hard it is to keep deeply divisive politics out of it.


New overtime rule could affect up to 20,000 Arizona workers in new year

WASHINGTON - As many as 20,000 Arizona workers could be guaranteed overtime pay when they do overtime work under a Labor Department rule that takes effect Jan. 1, the first change to the rule since 2004. But critics say that's still only a fraction of the workers who need protection.


Mark of the conquistadors: Mexico grapples with the polarizing legacy of Spain

MEXICO CITY – Five hundred years after the Spanish arrived in Mexico, the nation still is coming to terms with the conquistadors, who slaughtered millions as they brought benefits to the New World.


Pinal County’s future water shortfall leaves some developers in limbo today

PHOENIX – A new model from the Arizona Department of Water Resources for Pinal County predicts that demand for water will outstrip availability over the next 100 years, leaving some developers wondering whether they can build at all.


Racist taunts aimed at Native American high school athletes denounced

SCOTTSDALE – Salt River High School volleyball players were targets of racial taunts. Their governing body is organizing a committee to ensure it doesn’t happen again.


Transfers Jaylen Fisher, Isiah Brown add to excitement surrounding GCU basketball

PHOENIX – The GCU men’s basketball team welcomes two new transfer players, Jaylen Fisher and Isiah Brown.


‘Stop the Madness’ GOP rally criticizes AZ Dems for backing impeachment inquiry

CASA GRANDE – Arizona Republicans opposed to an impeachment inquiry into President Trump on Tuesday


Goodbye, Mr. B: Friends, family, team celebrate life of Cardinals’ Bidwill

PHOENIX – People gathered at Saint Xavier Catholic church to celebrate the life of Arizona Cardinals owner Bill Bidwill.