Latest restrictions on Obamacare could mean higher premiums in Arizona
WASHINGTON - The Trump administration's decision to suspend billions in Obamacare "risk adjustment" payments to insurance companies could hit tens of thousands of Arizonans in the pocketbook, as insurance companies grapple with new market uncertainty, according to both advocates and insurers.
After Thai drama, cavers insist sport is safe if you’re prepared, alert
Caving enthusiasts in Arizona say there is an important lesson in the headline-grabbing story of the boys trapped in a cave in Thailand: Be prepared so the sport can be enjoyed, not feared.
Kyl to help shepherd Supreme Court nomination through Senate
The White House has tapped former Arizona Sen. Jon Kyl as "sherpa" to help guide the Supreme Court nomination of U.S. Circuit Judge Brett Kavanaugh through the Senate, where he is expected to face a contentious confirmation process.
Advocates on range of issues anxious over Trump’s Supreme Court nominee
Even before President Donald Trump nominated U.S. Circuit Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court nominee Monday night, advocates for a range of issues were bracing for what might come next, how the next justice might affect the court and whether his nomination could be blocked.
Rise in rabies cases expected to continue as summer heats up in Arizona
Rabies cases in Arizona have risen sharply this year compared to the same time last year, and state health officials said the problem is only likely to get worse as the weather heats up.
Feds to reconsider yellow-billed cuckoo’s threatened species status
WASHINGTON - Federal officials said they will re-evaluate the threatened species status of the western yellow-billed cuckoo, after petitions from Arizona miners, ranchers and other groups argued that the species is no different from thriving eastern populations of the bird.
Trump ends family separations, stands firm on ‘zero tolerance’ policy
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump on Wednesday ordered immigration officials to keep undocumented immigrant families together, after weeks of mounting criticism over his administration's "zero tolerance" policy that led to the separation of families at the border.
House immigration vote nears, but GOP fighting puts outcome in doubt
WASHINGTON - The House is poised to take action on two Republican immigration-reform bills, but it was not clear Wednesday if House leaders would be able to muster enough support to pass either. Democrats oppose both and GOP conservatives appeared to balk.
Zinke has ‘no intention’ of revisiting Grand Canyon uranium mining ban
WASHINGTON - Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has "no intention to revisit uranium mining" in and around the Grand Canyon, his spokeswoman said, after outdoorsmen's groups launched a campaign urging him to keep a 20-year mining moratorium in place.
Sportsmen push to keep uranium mining ban near Grand Canyon
WASHINGTON - Arizona wildlife groups have launched a campaign to block what they fear is a Trump administration effort to reopen 1 million acres around the Grand Canyon to uranium mining, saying the environmental risks are too great.
Tribal affairs agencies make progress, not enough to satisfy senators
WASHINGTON - Federal agencies that oversee Indian affairs are making progress toward fixing management shortcomings that landed them on a list of "high-risk" agencies, but not enough progress to satisfy some senators and auditors who say more needs to be done.
Washington’s Stanley Cup rally draws fans from Arizona, Puerto Rico
WASHINGTON - Tens of thousands of Washington Capitals fans celebrated the team's Stanley Cup victory Tuesday, packing the National Mall with a sea of red jerseys under a clear blue sky - but not all of those cheering were Washingtonians.