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Mixed Americans: How multiracial families talk about race

TEMPE – When Talia Fuentes fills out the race/ethnicity portion of the United States Census, she checks three boxes: Hispanic, Native American, and Caucasian. But up until 2000, Fuentes, and others like her, would have only been able to check one box.


Arizona lawmakers split along party lines as House approves tax cut

WASHINGTON - Arizona lawmakers fell in line with their respective parties Thursday as the House voted 227-205 for a $1.5 trillion tax-cut plan, making good on Speaker Paul Ryan's promise to get a bill passed before the Thanksgiving recess.


In Focus DACA Special Report: Episode 4

They are the minority of the minorities, the recipients of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals who come from countries you may not immediately associate with DACA. In this fourth episode of our In Focus DACA Special Report, we talk with the young immigrants from countries other than Mexico - who account for one in five of the 800,000 DACA recipients in the U.S.


Despite slowing, foreign student numbers in US, Arizona inched up

WASHINGTON - A report Monday revealed for the first time "a very real drop" in new enrollment by international students in U.S. colleges and universities in 2016-2017.


As society grapples with how to treat vets, challenges continue to shift

WASHINGTON - Brad Allenby remembers being an Army officer during the Vietnam era and watching fellow soldiers return from the war suffering from trauma from what they had experienced there - trauma made worse by their reception at home.


Arizonans join hundreds in raucous protests demanding action on DACA

WASHINGTON - Hundreds of protesters packed the lobby of a Senate office building Thursday, their chants echoing off the marble walls as they demanded that Congress vote to protect DACA recipients.


1 Arizona filer in 5 took state, local deduction House wants to drop

WASHINGTON - A GOP tax-reform plan to eliminate deductions for state and local income and sales tax payments would affect one in five Arizona taxpayers, who used it to deduct more than $3.5 billion from their 2015 income.


McSally’s entry into Senate race could set up ‘war’ in GOP primary

WASHINGTON - Rep. Martha McSally, R-Tucson, has told House colleagues that she will run next year for the seat being vacated by Arizona Republican Sen. Jeff Flake, setting the stage for what could be a fractious primary fight with Kelli Ward.


Immigrants wary as DHS ends Nicaraguan protection, extends Hondurans

WASHINGTON - Arizona immigrants with Temporary Protected Status who were looking to the Department of Homeland Security for clues to their future in the U.S. may have been left with more questions than answers after an announcement Monday.


House extends children’s health coverage, but Senate outlook unclear

WASHINGTON - The House Friday passed a GOP bill to extend the Children's Health Insurance Program for five years by pulling funds from other programs under Obamacare, angering Democrats who called the cuts unnecessary.


As tax reform looms, tribal leaders complain about being left out – again

WASHINGTON - A day before House Republicans were expected to unveil their plan to overhaul the tax code, tribal leaders and senators complained Wednesday that Indian Country once again does not have a seat at the table.


Arizona Obamacare premiums may drop, as troubled enrollment opens

WASHINGTON - Arizona is one of the few states expected to see a decrease in average premium costs during the Affordable Care Act open enrollment period that opened Wednesday - if consumers can figure out how to sign up.