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Arizona senators split as divided Senate puts Barrett on Supreme Court

WASHINGTON - Arizona conservative groups hailed the confirmation of "capable, brilliant" Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, after a rushed vote Monday that split the Senate along party lines.


Shuttered by COVID-19, concert venues band together for a virtual show

WASHINGTON - A Phoenix concert promoter is one of the organizers of an online concert of top acts this weekend that aims to raise money for, and awareness of, the dire straits concert venues around the country face because of COVID-19 restrictions.


Proposition 208 proposes income surtax on high earners to fund education

Proposition 208 proposes a 3.5% income tax raise to increase funding for teachers, support staff and education programs.


Sierra, in Hopkins ICU, becomes fourth state lawmaker hit by COVID-19

WASHINGTON - Arizona Rep. Lorenzo Sierra, D-Avondale, was being treated in the intensive care unit of Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore Monday for "complications related to COVID-19," one day after being hospitalized with the virus in Washington.


State passes COVID-19 milestone, as final county meets reopening mark

WASHINGTON - Arizona officials hailed a COVID-19 milestone Thursday, when the final county in the state crossed a coronavirus transmission threshold that lets some shuttered businesses begin the process of reopening.


Action on missing, murdered women legislation caps years of advocacy

WASHINGTON - Native American advocates and families have worked for years to draw attention to Indian Country's epidemic of missing and murdered Indigenous women. The federal government finally passed legislation that could help do something about it.


Migrants hope to work legally in Panama, but some jobs are off-limits

PANAMA CITY, Panama – The nation of Panama reserves 56 professions for citizens only, leaving otherwise qualified migrants struggling to find legal employment.


Payroll ‘holiday’ begins, but it’s not clear that anyone’s celebrating

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump's payroll tax holiday started Tuesday, but no one involved with the program could say how many businesses will actually participate in the voluntary program, and how many workers might be affected.


Experts: Border wall construction may imperil sacred source of water in desert

Along the U.S.-Mexico border in Arizona, Hia C-ed O'odham and the Tohono O'odham – along with wildlife – have relied on Quitobaquito Springs. Some experts worry that ongoing border wall construction may further imperil the freshwater source.


Unhappy hour: Bar owners sue, call Ducey closure order unconstitutional

Gov. Doug Ducey concedes "businesses and employees have sacrificed" in the fight against COVID-19 - but some of them are tired of sacrificing. A lawsuit by 50 bar owners claims Ducey's order closing their businesses is unconstitutional.


Northern Arizona Suns leaving Prescott Valley? Not so fast

PHOENIX – Despite a press release stating their intent to leave, the Northern Arizona Suns have not yet made a decision on whether to move from Prescott Valley for the 2020-21 season.


Good roads, bad drivers: Arizona interstates deadliest in nation, report says

WASHINGTON - Arizona's interstate highways are in generally good shape, but they experienced the highest rate of fatalities in the nation in 2018, according to a national report released Tuesday.