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Protesters for, against Kavanaugh stage spirited, largely civil rallies

WASHINGTON - While senators heard the conflicting stories of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and accuser Christine Blasey Ford, hundreds of anti-Kavanaugh protesters and a smaller number of supporters rallied outside the hearing for hours of spirited, but mostly civil, debate.


Flake calls for civility, open minds at hearing for Kavanaugh, Ford

WASHINGTON - Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake said he has not made up his mind on allegations of sexual assault by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, and he urged fellow senators to keep open minds when Kavanaugh and one of his accusers testify Thursday.


Potential buyer for Navajo Generating Station out, plant closure likely

WASHINGTON - The investment firm that was interested in buying the Navajo Generating Station broke off its pursuit this week, making the closure of the plant next year and the loss of hundreds of jobs appear more likely.


Grijalva, Bishop craft surprise deal to save fund for public lands

WASHINGTON - A House committee unanimously approved a surprise, bipartisan plan to save a popular land conservation fund Thursday, just weeks before the $900 million Land and Water Conservation Fund was set to expire, a victim of partisan feuding.


Democrats push back against GOP plan to change Endangered Species Act

WASHINGTON - Democratic lawmakers said that efforts by House Republicans and the Trump administration efforts to revamp the Endangered Species Act disregard science and ignore the impact that climate change is having on wildlife and their habitats.


Navajo group takes protest against coal-fired power plant to Manhattan

NEW YORK - A group of Navajo environmentalists took their fight against the Navajo Generating Station to Manhattan where they protested at the offices of an investment firm that might save the plant, which employs hundreds but is routinely cited as one of the most-polluting in the nation.


After years of increases, Arizona 2019 health premiums likely to drop

WASHINGTON - After several years of double- and triple-digit increases in health insurance premiums, Arizona could see premiums fall more than 4 percent in 2019, one of only 11 states looking at a drop, and a sharp turnaround for Arizona.


One day after appointment, Kyl sworn in to fill McCain’s Senate seat

WASHINGTON - Sen. Jon Kyl was welcomed back to the Senate with smiles, handshakes and applause Wednesday as he was sworn back in, less than 24 hours after he was named to fill the seat of the late Sen. John McCain.


Politically powerful pack McCain service that’s more laughter than tears

WASHINGTON - There were more laughs than tears for Arizona Sen. John McCain at the Washington National Cathedral, where his funeral service Saturday drew scores of political power players of the last four decades - but not the current president.


Thousands line up for McCain, called one of our ‘bravest souls’

WASHINGTON - Arizona Sen. John McCain lay in state Friday in the U.S. Capitol, honored by the nation's top elected officials and then by thousands who waited in wilting heat for the chance to file past his flag-draped casket.


For Tucson native, being even small part of McCain rites is ‘humbling’

WASHINGTON - Tucson native Joshua Carrigg grew up hearing about Arizona Sen. John McCain, so it was a "humbling" experience when Carrigg - now Army 1st Sgt. Carrigg - led the military detail that received McCain's casket when it arrived at Joint Base Andrews.


Court agrees man could face torture, death if returned to El Salvador

WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court overturned an immigration board's decision to deport an Arizona man to his native El Salvador, rejecting the lower court's "glib characterization" that murders, beatings and home invasions did not constitute persecution.