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It’s on: Democrats name Arizona a battleground, GOP says it’s ready

WASHINGTON - The Democratic National Committee confirmed this week that Arizona is one of eight battleground states it has targeted for the 2020 elections, already hiring organizers in the state and focusing on suburban and Latino voters.


Suns cultivate family culture through Oubre’s Valley Boyz pop-up shop

PHOENIX – Kelly Oubre Jr.'s pop-up shop that donated funds to Deandre Ayton's hurricane relief cause was a reflection of the family image the Phoenix Suns hope to cultivate this season.


Report: Phoenix sixth-highest metro area in nation for gun suicides

WASHINGTON - The Phoenix metro area had the sixth-highest rate of firearm suicides among the nation's urban areas, according to a new report by House Democrats tying the availability of guns to the prevalence of gun suicides.


McSally to pen memoir – just in time for her 2020 Senate bid

WASHINGTON - Sen. Martha McSally, R-Ariz., announced a book deal Monday that will put her memoir, "Dare to Fly," on bookshelves in May, just six months before she stands for re-election.She's just the latest to pen a book, joining former Arizona Sens. John McCain and Jeff Flake as election-year authors.


From out of baseball to Olympian: Jeremy Wolf’s path to Aliyah and Team Israel

SCOTTSDALE – Scottsdale’s Jeremy Wolf is a Jewish-American Olympian with a heart for baseball’s minor leaguers.


Arizona lawmaker brings personal story, gun-reform plea to Washington

WASHINGTON - State Rep. Jennifer Longdon, D-Phoenix, didn't need to tell congressional lawmakers Thursday about the harm firearms can do: She showed them, when she rolled her wheelchair into a House hearing on the costs of gun violence.


House panel’s votes on gun bills give likely preview of battles to come

WASHINGTON - A House panel worked late into the night in a sometimes heated, sometimes emotional hearing on gun-control bills Tuesday, a potential preview of congressional debates to come in the weeks after a string of mass shootings.


Deadlines loom for Navajo looking to take part in land buy-back program

WASHINGTON - Time is running out for Navajo landowners who want to take part in the second round of a $1.9 billion federal program to buy back scattered and isolated parcels of land on the Navajo Nation. Friday is the last dayNew Mexico residents to apply while those in Arizona and Utah have until Sept. 30.


The tough gets tougher: McSally again faces primary race in Senate bid

WASHINGTON - Arizona's Senate race, already expected to be one of the toughest in the nation, got tougher this week when Phoenix businessman Daniel McCarthy announced a Republican primary challenge to incumbent Sen. Martha McSally in her 2020 re-election bid.


Protesters, proponents and the cultural clash over Phoenix police

PHOENIX – Police departments have looked to technology for solutions to criticisms, such as body-worn cameras to monitor police and public behavior and early-intervention software to sniff out bad behavior. Experiments with better community engagement, including civilian review boards with subpoena power, also are being considered or field-tested. Phoenix police plan to launch accountability procedures to document every time an officer draws a gun.


With so much construction, why is affordable housing so scarce in Phoenix?

PHOENIX – Phoenix is booming, but much of the new housing is unaffordable to people who aren’t wealthy.


Without federal disaster aid, states are left to fend for themselves

BONDURANT, Wyo. – Without a federal major disaster declaration, FEMA assistance isn’t available. Either states pay to rebuild, or people are on their own.