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Native American veterans still struggling to get the health care they were promised

KYKOTSMOVI – Access to VA health care has been a challenge for Native Americans for decades, and they suffer some of the worst health outcomes. Now, advocates are hoping a new law could expand health care for Native American veterans.


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.


McSally to pen memoir – just in time for her 2020 Senate bid

WASHINGTON - Sen. Martha McSally, R-Ariz., announced a book deal Monday that will put her memoir, "Dare to Fly," on bookshelves in May, just six months before she stands for re-election.She's just the latest to pen a book, joining former Arizona Sens. John McCain and Jeff Flake as election-year authors.


Endangered porpoise protections falling short, conservationists and fishermen complain

PUERTO PEÑASCO, Sonora – Fishermen and conservationists say Mexico’s “zero tolerance” efforts on poachers in the Sea of Cortez aren’t enough to protect the vaquita marina, and shrimp fishermen have vowed to ignore a recent ban on using nets.


March for Our Lives Arizona honors gun-violence victims, plans next steps on reforms

PHOENIX – Congressional candidates and members of the Arizona Legislature spoke at a town hall about gun reform organized by 17-year-old Genesis Rivas, director of special projects for March for Our Lives Arizona.


Mesa mayor, others in Washington to urge action on gun background checks

WASHINGTON - Mesa Mayor John Giles was in Washington Monday with police chiefs and mayors from across the country, meeting with senators and White House officials to urge action on House bills that have been stalled in the Senate since February.


Giffords back on Capitol Hill to push for vote on background-check bill

WASHINGTON - Former Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords joined Democratic leaders to demand that the Senate vote on a bill to toughen background checks for gun buyers. It is the third time this year that Giffords - severely injured in a 2011 shooting - has lobbied on Capitol Hill for the bill.


Buffelgrass Blues: Campaign kicks off in Phoenix parks to combat an invasive species

PHOENIX – Buffelgrass, an invasive species from South Africa, is the focus of an eradication campaign by Phoenix and several conservancy groups.


Bus of dreams: Ganado driver hopes to inspire students with snapshots, words of greatness

GANADO – Bus driver Freddie Yazzie inspires students with photos all over bus of other students who succeeded in Navajo community.


Twins peek: Scott, Mark Kelly help NASA study effects of long-term space travel

WASHINGTON – Scott and Mark Kelly were identical twins when Scott went into space, but would they be identical when he came back to Earth 340 days later? NASA says yes – eventually. Long space travel does affect the body, but most changes are reversed within a few months, a study of the twins showed.


Background-check bill passes, splitting House and Arizona delegation

WASHINGTON - Arizona lawmakers voted along party lines as Democrats pushed one of their top priorities through the House, advancing a bill to strengthen background checks on gun transfers.But the Bipartisan Background Check Act of 2019 ix expected to face a ttoughher fight in the Senate.


Giffords, Democrats rally at Capitol for gun background-check bill

WASHINGTON - Former Arizona Democratic Rep. Gabrielle Giffords rallied House lawmakers to support a bill that would expand the requirement for background checks on private gun sales, a bill critics charge is "well intentioned, but will not solve the problem" of gun violence.