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Congress takes a week off as DACA deadline looms, Dreamers fret

WASHINGTON - Despite days of open debate, the Senate failed to agree on immigration reform this week. With a March 5 deadline on DACA looming - and Congress on recess next week - there is little time to find a way to protect about 800,000 young immigrants who could face deportation.

Pima sheriff welcomes Sessions’ pledge to crack down on opioid fight

WASHINGTON - Attorney General Jeff Sessions' vow to not "cede a single community, one block or one street corner, to violent gangs and drug dealers" in the fight against opioids was well received at a meeting of sheriffs that included Pima County Sheriff Mark Napier.

Gubernatorial hopeful Garcia optimistic on Democratic chances in 2018

WASHINGTON - After years of incremental improvement, Democrats have a "great chance" of turning Arizona blue this year, gubernatorial candidate David Garcia said. But experts and state GOP officials said Democrats have made similar claims before, and nothing's changed this year.

Senate begins debate on immigration reform with deadlines looming

WASHINGTON - The Senate has plenty of options, and not much time, as it begins the debate with less than three weeks until the current Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program expires. And Senate leaders said they expect to move on to other topics after Friday.

Finalists hope Native American vets memorial is place of honor, healing

WASHINGTON - The charge for the National Native American Veterans Memorial was daunting: Design a memorial that honors the contributions of every tribe to every war fought for the U.S. More than 100 took up the challenge, and five design finalists have been chosen.

House OKs harassment bills in wake of charges against Franks, others

WASHINGTON - The House gave final approval to measures aimed at protecting congressional workers from sexual harassment. It comes just two months after the abrupt resignation of Rep. Trent Franks, R-Glendale, in the face of a harassment investigation.

Despite gains, Arizona blacks still lag in employment, income

WASHINGTON - Despite falling unemployment that President Donald Trump touted, African Americans still lag the rest of Arizona: The 9 percent jobless rate in 2017 was almost twice the state average, while black incomes were lower and poverty rates higher.

Same speech, different views: Democrats, GOP differ on State of the Union

WASHNGTON - The White House promised that President Donald Trump's first official State of the Union address to Congress and the nation would be a unifying message, but Arizona lawmakers found little to agree after the 80-minute speech Tuesday.

Gosar call to arrest illegal immigrants at Trump address causes stir

WASHINGTON - Two Arizona lawmakers were among a number of Democrats who invited DACA recipients as guests for the State of the Union address, where another state lawmaker said the immigrants should be arrested by Capitol Police if they cannot provide their papers.