WASHINGTON - Metro Tech High School senior Axel Vargas doesn't dislike all school buses - just the diesel ones whose emissions he says are hurting the air quality and affecting the health of him and his classmates.
WASHINGTON - Senate leaders abandoned their latest effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, saying Tuesday that they would turn their attention to tax reform after key GOP defections doomed the health care proposal.
WASHINGTON - Former Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano thinks there is a deal to be had in the current renegotiation of NAFTA, if the deterioration of relations between the United States and Mexico doesn't get in the way of finding common goals.
WASHINGTON - When overgrown forests clash with energy infrastructure - devastating fire and power outages can follow. But current law puts up bureaucratic hurdles that make it hard for utilities to do the forest clearing that could prevent those fires, and then holds them responsible when fires break out, an Arizona Public Service official told a Senate committee Tuesday.
WASHINGTON - When prosecutors tried to bring criminal charges against backpage.com in connection with alleged sex trafficking, a California judge dismissed the case last month saying the website enjoyed immunity under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act.
WASHINGTON - Glendale resident Tahnee Gonzales admits she wasn't thrilled that President Donald Trump negotiated with Democratic leaders last week on immigration - but that wasn't about to keep her from traveling across the country to support her president.
WASHINGTON - As he prepared to leave Washington and head back to Sahuarita after two weeks of praying and lobbying for the DREAM Act, the Rev. Randy Mayer said he was frustrated by the slow progress - but not surprised.
WASHINGTON - It was the greatest political deal that was - until it wasn't. Unless it still is. After Democratic leaders said Wednesday night that they had reached a deal with President Donald Trump to preserve DACA, without a border wall requirement, social media exploded - along with some Republican members of Congress.
WASHINGTON - Gun-control advocates blasted a hunters' rights bill in a House hearing Tuesday, calling it little more than a "cowardly" attempt to ease restrictions on silencers and armor-piercing bullets being pushed by the gun lobby.
WASHINGTON - A Hispanic-owned construction company from Sierra Vista won one of four contracts awarded this week to build prototypes of President Donald Trump's proposed border wall with Mexico, the second round of awards in as many weeks.
WASHINGTON - Hispanic House members took a page from President Donald Trump's playbook Friday, saying they are willing to risk a government shutdown later this year if they cannot get a vote on the DREAM Act.
WASHINGTON - Arizona DREAMers joined other advocates on Capitol Hill Wednesday as Democrats called for a quick vote on a "clean" DREAM Act, which would keep many of the protections that could be lost if DACA is revoked.