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Experts give 4 reasons why Trump can’t declare a national emergency to build a wall

PHOENIX – Two legal experts say President Trump can’t use a national emergency to build a border wall.


‘Let’s get to work’: Ducey touts accomplishments, lists water and education as top priorities

PHOENIX – In his annual address to the Arizona Legislature, Gov. Doug Ducey said he was “ready to get back to work” and that both Republicans and Democrats “think there is common ground to work together.” But newly ascendent Democrats vowed things will be different this legislative session.


New houses, built to fire code, burned down anyway in California’s 2017 Thomas Fire

LOS ANGELES – California's building codes are not keeping up with the severe, wind-driven wildfires that are becoming the norm.


Sinema lands in Washington, a day after McSally concedes Senate race

WASHINGTON - Arizona Sen.-elect Kyrsten Sinema was in Washington Tuesday, one day after Republican Martha McSally conceded in the one of the narrowest, most closely watched Senate races in the country to eke out a 1.72 point lead, becoming the first Democratic senator from the state since 1994.


Reports show Senate race on track to be among state’s costliest

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.


Report: DHS was not prepared to enforce ‘zero tolerance’ border policy

WASHINGTON - The Department of Homeland Security was not fully prepared to enforce the Trump administration's "zero-tolerance" immigration policy or handle its consequences, which included separating parents and children, the department's inspector general said in a recent report.

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Researchers: Maricopa County’s low vaccination rates could put larger population at risk

Maricopa County may soon see an influx of preventable diseases because of parents opting out of vaccinating their children.


Flake, on Senate floor, slams Trump on trade, lack of ‘grown-up leadership’

WASHINGTON - Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake took the Senate floor to "sound the alarm" on President Donald Trump's trade policies in a speech that quickly became a discourse on liberty, freedom and America "turning our back" on its responsibility as a world leader.


Eagle eyes: Nest watchers safeguard the next generation of Arizona bald eagles

Nest watchers collect data that helps scientists understand how the eagles interact with the environment, alert biologists to birds in distress and keep people, paragliders and, more recently, drones, away from sensitive nest sites.


‘Chain migration’: The definitions, history and faces behind family-based immigration

Family-based immigration, which is the standard term used by immigration lawyers and professionals, is the most common way for people to immigrate to the United States and reunite with their families. Critics refer to it as “chain migration,” and the Trump administration has publicly expressed its adamant opposition.


Distance, language can still pose challenge to Native American voting

WASHINGTON - Overt challenges to Native Americans voting are a thing of the past, experts say, but casting a ballot can still be hard for tribal members who may face language barriers, registration difficulties and scant access to polling places and government services that can ease the process.


When a loss is a win: 8th District results called a warning for GOP

WASHINGTON - First-time Democratic candidate Hiral Tipirneni lost to Republican Debbie Lesko in Arizona's 8th District, but experts say Democrats can still consider the closer-than-expected race a victory in the staunchly conservative district - and a warming for to the GOP for fall.