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Trump sees treason in whistleblower, but it’s not so clear-cut to ASU prof

WASHINGTON - To President Donald Trump, the White House whistleblower who reported concerns about his call with the Ukrainian president is comparable to a spy and a traitor.To ASU professor Marianne Jennings, whistleblowers aren't sinners - but they aren't always saints, either.


ICE officials say immigration crackdowns don’t make them the ‘bad guys’

PHOENIX – Albert Carter, acting field office director of Enforcement Removal Operations, says ICE officials are just doing their job to secure public safety. Arizona immigration activist Salvador Reza disagrees.


Potential deportation of medically vulnerable migrants halted, but questions remain

PHOENIX – U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will again process deferred action requests for humanitarian reasons, reversing the agency’s decision to kill the program.


Pelosi backs impeachment inquiry, Arizona delegation members not swayed

WASHINGTON - Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Tuesday that the House would open a formal impeachment inquiry on President Donald Trump, but her announcement did not appear to change any minds in the Arizona delegation.


Air Force nominee Barrett gets gentle treatment at confirmation hearing

WASHINGTON - Arizona businesswoman Barbara Barrett might have been the subject of a Senate hearing Thursday on her nomination to be the next Air Force secretary, but it was President Donald Trump who was often the focus.


Border apprehensions fell sharply, but still at highest level in years

WASHINGTON - Apprehensions at the southern border dropped sharply in August, to just over 64,000 people, in part because of increased cooperation from Mexican authorities, a Customs and Border Protection official said. But apprehensions were still the highest of any August in the last five years.


Report: Using funds to keep parks open in government shutdown violated law

WASHINGTON - The Trump Administration violated federal law when it diverted funds for national park improvements toward keeping places like Grand Canyon National Park open during the last government shutdown, a new report from the Government Accountability Office said.


A family affair: Father, son make mark as graffiti grows in acceptance

PHOENIX - Some dads play catch with their sons. Noe "Such Styles" Baez painted graffiti with his son Champ, paving the way for what may be the only father-son graffiti team in the increasingly popular world of graffiti art.


Heat-relief shelters are helpful, but their hours of operation limit effectiveness

PHOENIX – There are scores of locations in metro Phoenix where homeless and low-income people can get relief from extreme heat. But most operate during daylight hours only, leaving the vulnerable to fend for themselves overnight.


‘Deaths of despair’ grew slowly in Arizona, but still higher than U.S.

WASHINGTON - "Deaths of despair" - the catchall name for deaths from drug overdoses, alcohol and suicide - have grown more slowly in Arizona than in the nation as whole since 2005, but death rates in the state still exceed the nation in every category, according to a national survey.

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NCAA Basketball Academy stops at GCU, gives top high school players taste of college expectations

PHOENIX – In an attempt to address issues surrounding summer basketball that sparked the involvement of the federal government, the NCAA Basketball Academy debuted, making a stop at Grand Canyon University.


McSally, Kelly raise $13.9 million for anticipated 2020 Senate race

WASHINGTON - Arizona Republican Sen. Martha McSally and her likely Democratic challenger, Mark Kelly, reported raising just under $13.9 million in the first six months of this year and had a combined $10.3 million on hand for an election that's still 16 months away, new campaign finance reports show.