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Tribal leaders give Obama high marks for Native American relations

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama told tribal leaders Monday that they and his administration had come far since he took office eight years ago, but that there is still work to be done to solve problems in Indian Country.

Tribal Farewell

McCain seeks repeal of affordable health-care plan

PHOENIX — Standing firmly in a political divide drawn along party lines, U.S. Senators John McCain and John Barrasso blamed federally subsidized health care for a shift in Arizona's insurance industry.


Voters will face maze of new requirements in November

CINCINNATI – With the presidential election less than three months away, millions of Americans will be navigating new requirements for voting – if they can vote at all – as state leaders implement dozens of new restrictions that could make it more difficult to cast a ballot.


Arizona delegates offer different perceptions of convention impacts

Cronkite News asked Arizona Democratic and Republican delegates whether their conventions strengthened their parties.


Delegates discuss ‘Black Lives’ movement a day after Tempe shooting

PHILADELPHIA - The normally placid breakfast meetings of Arizona’s delegates to the Democratic National Convention turned into a lively discussion of the Black Lives Matter movement Thursday, one day after Tempe police shot a black suspect during a robbery.


TGen teams up with Scottsdale family to take on rare childhood disease

SCOTTSDALE – Wylder Laffoon was just seven months old when his parents, Steven and Shannon Laffoon, learned their son had a rare, genetic disease that meant he would not live past age 3.


Arizona, New Mexico senators team up to prevent sale of tribal items

WASHINGTON - Arizona and New Mexico lawmakers teamed up this week to sponsor a bipartisan bill that would prevent the auction of sacred tribal items.


Coyotes hope proximity of new affiliate will pay dividends in player development

GLENDALE — Coyotes Director of Player Development Steve Sullivan stood on the ice at Gila River Arena earlier this week just a few feet away from more than 40 Coyotes prospects at the team’s annual development camp.


House narrowly rejects proposals to ban DACA recipients from military

WASHINGTON - Republicans vowed to continue pushing to keep undocumented immigrants out of the military, after the House this week narrowly defeated two proposals that would have done so.


Phoenix Latino leaders respond to Trump’s Curiel comments

PHOENIX — Local Latino and community leaders Wednesday denounced Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s comments about a Mexican-American judge, calling them offensive and derogatory.


Suns ambassador Hunter helps underprivileged kids with basketball and beyond

FOUNTAIN HILLS – This is second time that 12-year-old Zane Kelly Balzarini is attending the Steven Hunter Life Skills and Basketball Academy, hosted by former Phoenix Suns center Steven Hunter.


Court restores students’ free-speech lawsuit against Board of Regents

WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court ruled Wednesday that the Arizona Students' Association can pursue a claim that the Arizona Board of Regents cut off its funding in retaliation for the student group's aggressive support of a school-funding initiative.