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3 major retailers across the country ban sale of guns, ammunition to customers younger than 21 years old

In a statement released Wednesday morning, Dick's CEO said they will no longer sell assault rifles or high capacity magazines.


Military accepts transgender recruits, but advocates won’t give up fight

WASHINGTON - Transgender individuals will be able to openly enlist, re-enlist and serve in the military beginning Jan. 1. Advocates in Arizona welcomed the shift, but don't believe this is the end of their fight.


Phoenix telephone museum re-opens doors, but still faces challenges

PHOENIX – A number of telephone history museums – which celebrate everything from telegraphs and telephone booths to rotary and flip phones – have closed in the past few years.

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The faces of intersectional feminism

PHOENIX - Feminists from around the Valley traveled to Arizona State University’s downtown campus Wednesday to honor civil rights activist Sylvia Mendez, who spoke about her contribution in the 1947 Mendez v. Westminster case that ended segregation in California.

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Immigration attorneys say DREAMers will be left in limbo

PHOENIX — Arizona immigration attorneys said the six-month winding down of the dreamers’ program leaves thousands in limbo.


Trump’s DACA decision brings tears, uncertainty, determination for recipients

WASHINGTON — Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Tuesday President Donald Trump’s decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program constructed under the Obama Administration.

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Despite more judges, immigration courts backlog grows to record high

WASHINGTON - Immigration court cases waiting to be heard hit an all-time high of 607,755 in June - 10,031 of them in Arizona - despite the hiring of more judges and a Trump administration directive to expedite cases.


Despite best efforts, years of drought leave state little room for error

WASHINGTON - Arizona's top water official told a congressional committee Wednesday that even though the state has done a lot right, years of drought still threaten to push the region into a water emergency in the next few years.


Arizona lawmakers blast Trump’s tweeted ban on transgender soldiers

WASHINGTON - The response from Arizona lawmakers was swift and clear Wednesday after President Donald Trump said in a series of early-morning tweets that transgender individuals would not be able to serve "in any capacity" in the military.


McCain cajoles, condemns, coerces Senate in emotional return

WASHINGTON - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell gave Sen. John McCain 16 minutes of floor time Tuesday and McCain used every minute of it, capping an already emotional return to the Senate with a call to action for his fellow lawmakers that hit every emotion on the scale.


Pork barreling on: Report shows ‘pork barrel’ spending continues rise

WASHINGTON - Despite the "tireless work" of Arizona Sens. Jeff Flake and John McCain, the number and cost of pork-barrel projects have continued to rise, jumping by over 30 percent this year, a new report says.


Flake: McCain ‘sounded great,’ as experts debate severity of condition

WASHINGTON - Sen. Jeff Flake said fellow Arizona Sen. John McCain "sounded great" in a phone conversation Monday, just three days after McCain underwent surgery to have a blood clot removed from above his left eye.