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Bill to exempt tribes from some labor oversight draws union concerns

WASHINGTON - Tribal leaders called on Congress Wednesday to exempt their governments and government-run businesses from oversight by the National Labor Relations Board, a right they said is enjoyed by every other government in the country.


Obamacare replacement fails; Arizona lawmakers say fight goes on

WASHINGTON - House leaders withdrew their plan to replace the Affordable Care Act just minutes before a scheduled vote Friday, but Arizona lawmakers on both sides of the issue said they expect the fight over Obamacare to continue.


Arizona reflects split as GOP delays health care vote amid infighting

WASHINGTON - On the seventh anniversary of the Affordable Care Act's signing, House Republican hopes to vote on an Obamacare replacement were dashed Thursday when leaders failed to quell an uprising by conservatives in their own party.


Resolution mine official calls permitting process a barrier to business

WASHINGTON - The Resolution Copper Mine in Arizona would be operating by now in most countries, but is still years away from getting all the permits it needs to begin mining in the U.S., a company official testified Tuesday.


Advocates: Relatively small fund cuts have big impact on Arizona arts

WASHINGTON - The Trump administration's call to eliminate the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities in next year's budget would mean the loss of just over $1.5 million in federal funds for Arizona.


Business leaders see interest rate hike as sign of improving economy

WASHINGTON - The Federal Reserve raised the key interest rate by a quarter-percent Wednesday, to 1.0 percent, a move that Arizona business leaders welcomed as one that is likely to benefit Arizona consumers in the long run.


Arizona lawmakers give Trump’s first speech to Congress mixed reviews

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump delivered an hourlong speech to Congress Tuesday that, while short on detail, was long on rhetoric that kept Republican lawmakers jumping to their feet and Democrats mostly sitting on their hands.


Lawmakers host kids of deported mom to send message to Trump

WASHINGTON - Angel and Jacqueline Garcia de Rayos could have spent Tuesday celebrating their mother's 36th birthday, but the Mesa teens instead spent it in Washington instead to protest her deportation.


Ducey presses governors on need for civics education like Arizona’s

WASHINGTON - Gov. Doug Ducey urged fellow governors this weekend to follow Arizona's lead and implement civics requirements in schools to help improve the nation's civic and political engagement.


State officials welcome feds’ reversal of transgender students rule

WASHINGTON - Arizona officials Thursday welcomed the federal government's reversal of an Obama administration rule that required equal access to school facilities for transgender students, arguing that communities are better able to handle the issue locally.


Report cites prevalence of faith-based groups in homeless fight

WASHINGTON - Religion scholar Byron Johnson is one of those people who "always has their ear to the ground" for news of faith and society, but even he was surprised by his study on homelessness and faith-based organizations.

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Experts say 19th century ‘Frankenstein’ offers 21st century message

WASHINGTON - For centuries, Frankenstein's monster was nothing more than a horrific fantasy, but for two Arizona State University professors it is very real and very modern.