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Divided House votes to reset deadline to ratify Equal Rights Amendment

WASHINGTON - Arizona lawmakers split on party lines Thursday as the House voted to give the Equal Rights Amendment another chance by removing the deadline for states to ratify the proposed constitutional amendment.


Tribal officials press for more, and more predictable, federal funding

WASHINGTON - Tribal officials this week raised issues ranging from polluted water to underfunded police but there was one message they all had for House lawmakers - the government needs to be a more reliable partner on critical projects


Arizonans among surprise Trump guests for State of the Union address

WASHINGTON – A young boy from Scottsdale and the parents of slain Prescott native Kayla Mueller were among President Donald Trump's surprise guests for his State of the Union address Tuesday night.


State of disunion: Arizona lawmakers react to Trump speech at tense time

WASHINGTON - For more than an hour Tuesday, President Donald Trump talked about the "Great American Comeback" that has occurred under his administration, in a State of the Union address that Democrats said described instead "a parallel universe."


Bill would expand anti-discrimination protections to LGBTQ community statewide

PHOENIX – Phoenix and other cities protect residents and visitors based on race, disability and ”gender identity or expression,” but several lawmakers and community leaders say it’s time for a statewide law. SB 1321 would ban discrimination in housing, jobs and other areas based on sexual orientation and gender identity.


Businesses, officials hail USMCA signing, worth billions to state trade

WASHINGTON - Arizona businesses and elected officials hailed Wednesday's signing of the new United States-Mexico-Canada-Agreement that they say preserves markets worth more than $20 billion in trade and 228,000 jobs in the state in 2018.


Arizona lawmakers, House, split on vote demanding end to attacks on Iran

WASHINGTON - Arizona lawmakers split along party lines Thursday as the House passed a nonbinding resolution calling on the president to end the use of U.S. military "to engage in hostilities in or against Iran or any part of its government or military."


Despite relatively short tenure, Arizona delegation making waves

WASHINGTON - Arizona's congressional delegation has an average tenure well below that of other states, but they have combined important committee and caucus posts with aggressive media appearances to give the delegation a presence bigger than its relatively short tenure would indicate.


Parties ratchet up rhetoric against lawmakers after impeachment vote

WASHINGTON - The House vote to impeach President Donald Trump was just minutes old when the emails started flying, as national political parties attacked lawmakers considered vulnerable in 2020 - including three in Arizona - hoping to leverage their impeachment votes against them.


Arizona lawmakers split, as House takes historic vote to impeach Trump

WASHINGTON - Arizona lawmakers split along party lines Wednesday as the House took a historic vote to impeach President Donald Trump, making him just the third president to be impeached and the first while facing re-election.


More rain expected this week, but temperatures will be seasonal

PHOENIX – A fast-moving storm will move across the state by midweek, aiding rain chances and keeping temperatures near normal.


Groups say new federal law gives leg up in fight against animal cruelty

WASHINGTON - Arizona ranks high on the list of "most humane states," but officials and animal advocates are still welcoming a new federal law they said will let them fight animal cruelty that crosses state lines.