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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.

U.S.-Mexico Border

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.


Federal judge rules United States must keep DACA and accept new applications

A Federal judge ruled on Tuesday, the Department of Homeland Security must continue to accept renewal and new DACA applications and have 90 days to explain why they rescinded DACA last year, otherwise, all DACA applications must be processed.

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Bill to fund White Mountain Apache water project stalls – again

WASHINGTON - A bill to give the White Mountain Apache access to water-project funds stalled in the Senate over House language to exempt tribal businesses from National Labor Relations Board oversight, delaying a project the tribe has been trying to get off the ground since 2010.


Arizona National Guard announces details of Operation Guardian Shield along border

The Arizona National Guard announced on Wednesday they plan to send 338 ground and air soldiers to prepare for Operation Guardian Shield and mobilize them to support the Department of Homeland Security’s mission in securing the U.S.-Mexico border.


Hispanic Caucus vows to stop Census citizenship question ‘at all costs’

WASHINGTON - The Congressional Hispanic Caucus said it will block "at any and all costs" plans to ask a citizenship question on the 2020 Census, calling the proposal a "blatant intimidation attack" on minorities that will dissuade immigrants from participating