By Miranda Faulkner | Wednesday, June 12, 2019
WASHINGTON - Both sides at a Senate hearing on the Waters of the U.S. rule agreed they want clean water, but a Pima County official said a Trump plan would open the door to pollution while farm groups said an Obama-era rule was too burdensome and confusing to be effective.
By Miranda Faulkner | Friday, June 7, 2019
WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court will consider if a Mexican family can sue a Border Patrol agent who was standing in Texas when he fatally shot their teenage son who was in Ciudad Juarez - a ruling that will affect a nearly identical case in Nogales, where a Sonoran family is suing over their son's death.
By Miranda Faulkner | Thursday, June 6, 2019
WASHINGTON - The number of migrants apprehended at the southern border surged to 144,278 in May, bringing the total for the first eight months of fiscal 2019 to 676,315, already more than any full year in the last decade, leaving authorities and aid groups "bursting at the seams."
By Miranda Faulkner | Wednesday, June 5, 2019
WASHINGTON - Tribal and environmental officials urged House lawmakers to protect sacred land and natural resources by passing a mining ban on just over 1 million acres around the Grand Canyon, a move critics called "ill conceived" and driven by "scare tactics."
By Miranda Faulkner | Tuesday, June 4, 2019
WASHINGTON - Arizona lawmakers split on party lines, like much of the rest of the House, as Democrats pushed through a bill that would protect millions of "Dreamers" from deportation and create a pathway to citizenship, a bill Republicans said would only lead to more illegal immigration.
By Miranda Faulkner and Tim Royan | Friday, May 31, 2019
Arizona lawmakers, business officials and experts Friday blasted President Donald Trump's threat to impose a tariff on Mexican goods in hopes of cutting immigration, calling his plan everything from "terribly damaging" to "unhinged."
By Miranda Faulkner | Thursday, May 30, 2019
WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court Thursday ordered a new hearing for environmental groups trying to ban the use of lead shot in Kaibab National Forest that they said poses a threat to endangered California condors who ingest the toxic metal.
By Miranda Faulkner | Wednesday, May 29, 2019
WASHINGTON - Arizona lawmakers did not appear to be swayed Wednesday by Special Counsel Robert Mueller's careful recap of his investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, with both Democrats and Republicans digging in to their previous positions on the report.
By Miranda Faulkner | Tuesday, May 28, 2019
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md., - Eight Arizona elementary and middle school students went to Washington to compete against almost 600 other students in the 92nd Scripps National Spelling Bee, but only one, from Fort Defiance, still had a shot at the finals after the first three rounds of competition.
By Miranda Faulkner | Friday, May 24, 2019
WASHINGTON - New Census Bureau figures show that per-pupil spending in Arizona's public schools was fourth-lowest in the nation in 2017, still mired at the back of the pack even though spending rose faster that year in the state than it did in the rest of the country.
By Miranda Faulkner and Julian Paras | Thursday, May 23, 2019
WASHINGTON - Buckeye saw its population grow by 8.5% from 2017 to 2018 and Phoenix added 25,288 new residents in the same period, claiming the top spots among U.S. cities for growth that year, the Census Bureau said, as Arizona continued its steady population rise.
By Angelica Cabral | Friday, May 10, 2019
Talented Venezuelan migrants in Peru share their stories about trying to earn a living through art.