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Deported mother temporarily reunited with kids in Mexico

NOGALES - After a whirlwind 48 hours during which she was detained, deported and taken to a migrant shelter in Mexico, Guadalupe Garcia de Rayos was temporarily reunited with her children.


Protesters gather outside Flake’s office to oppose Trump, DeVos

PHOENIX - About 35 protesters gathered in front of Sen. Jeff Flake's Phoenix office Tuesday afternoon to protest decisions made by the Trump administration, including the President's executive order and nominations for members of his cabinet.


Arizona tourism officials want to capitalize on unused vacation time

PHOENIX – Visiting from Denmark, Gitee Sorensen and Gitte Ottosen came to Phoenix for an international craft and hobby trade show, but the pair extended their trip a few extra days to have a mini vacation.


Lawmakers: Obama won’t OK Grand Canyon monument before leaving

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama will leave office Friday without declaring a new 1.7 million acre national monument around the Grand Canyon, Arizona lawmakers said this week.

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Obama actions on public lands may be difficult for Trump to undo

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama could cement his environmental legacy by taking executive action to designate nearly 4 million acres of Western land as national monuments before leaving office next month. And it may be one legacy of the Obama administration that incoming President Donald Trump will have a hard time unraveling after he takes office.

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Back for more: After loss to McCain, Ward eyes 2018 bid against Flake

WASHINGTON - The 2016 election is still 11 days away, but former state Sen. Kelli Ward already has her sights set on 2018 and a challenge to U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Arizona.

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Park Service push for centennial visitors worries environmental groups

WASHINGTON - The National Park Service hopes to boost visits in honor of its centennial later this month, but its "Find Your Park" program has some environmental groups asking: How much is too much?


CDC: High smoking rate among Native Americans continues to climb

WASHINGTON - Cigarette use by Native Americans, already the highest in the nation, grew to 38.9 percent at a time when most other ethnic groups saw their rates dropping, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report released Thursday.


State gets failing grade for policies to support new working parents

WASHINGTON - Arizona received a failing grade for its policies to help expecting and new parents, only meeting the minimum federal standards under the Family and Medical Leave Act, according to a national report card released Wednesday.


Arizona police agencies get low marks for body camera policies

WASHINGTON - Police departments in Phoenix, Mesa and Tucson fell short in a new report that rated departments for policies that ensure that body cameras are a "tool for accountability, not a tool for surveillance" by agencies.

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Trump fundraising spikes in Arizona, still trails well behind Clinton’s

WASHINGTON – Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump raised three times as much money from Arizona contributors in June as his total fundraising in the state in the preceding year, according to the latest reports from the Federal Election Commission.


Arizona delegates praise inspiration, unity in Trump speech

CLEVELAND - Donald Trump closed out a bumpy Republican National Convention Thursday, officially accepting the party’s presidential nomination in a rousing speech that reiterated campaign themes of bringing law and order and prosperity to the country.