By Nicole Hernandez | Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019
PHOENIX – Stand Down, a nationwide event conducted in Maricopa County for nearly two decades, once served only about 200 people. But in January, thousands descended on the State Fairgrounds for services from barbers, doctors and judges.
By Julio Lugo | Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019
PHOENIX – Three weeks after Officer Clayton Townsend was hit and killed at a traffic stop, allegedly by a motorist who was driving and texting, state Sen. Kate Brophy McGee introduced a “hands-free” bill to prohibit the use of a cell-phone in a moving vehicle.
By Will Stone | Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019
PHOENIX – The Arizona Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday over the non-discrimination ordinance Phoenix approved in 2013 to protect the rights of gay Americans. The Christian owners of a calligraphy studio argue the law violates their rights to free speech and religion.
By Daniel Perle | Friday, Dec. 21, 2018
WASHINGTON - Democrats are gearing up for change in Washington after their midterm election surge, but the GOP still holds the upper hand in judicial nominations, with the Senate likely to resume the torrid pace of confirmations for President Donald Trump's judicial nominees next year.
By Brendan Campbell | Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018
WASHINGTON - The first order of business in the new Congress, HR 1, is a three-pronged package of top Democratic election reform efforts, a clear signal from Democrats that they want to flex their muscle after midterm elections saw the party gain 40 seats and retake control of the House.
By Brendan Campbell | Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018
WASHINGTON - After months of meetings, progress toward Arizona's portion of a multistate drought contingency plan has been a two-steps-forward, one-step-back affair, but those involved in the process think they're getting close to a deal they can present to the Legislature this spring.
By Bret Jaspers | Friday, Nov. 30, 2018
PHOENIX – The head of the state water department said Gov. Doug Ducey will ask for significant state dollars in his upcoming budget proposal to help make the Drought Contingency Plan a reality.
By Brendan Campbell | Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018
WASHINGTON - A Supreme Court ruling makes it harder for the government to designate critical habitat for endangered species, a decision hailed by business and property rights groups but one that environmentalists say will weaken endangered species protections.
By Brendan Campbell | Monday, Nov. 26, 2018
WASHINGTON - Arizona Republicans backed President Donald Trump's renewed demands for border wall funding after migrants were tear gassed as they tried to rush the border near Tijuana, but experts don't think Congress will OK funding in its remaining few weeks, or shutdown government over the issue.
By Brendan Campbell | Monday, Nov. 19, 2018
WASHINGTON - Advocates urged the White House to bring active-duty troops home from the border for Thanksgiving and end what they called a "needless," politically motivated deployment, as Department of Homeland Security officials reiterated the need for troops to help "harden" ports of entry.
By Daniel Perle and Brendan Campbell | Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018
WASHINGTON - Arizona Sen.-elect Kyrsten Sinema was in Washington Tuesday, one day after Republican Martha McSally conceded in the one of the narrowest, most closely watched Senate races in the country to eke out a 1.72 point lead, becoming the first Democratic senator from the state since 1994.
By Brendan Campbell | Friday, Nov. 9, 2018
WASHINGTON - It's not your imagination: Spending on campaign ads in Arizona reached a record $129 million this year, part of a national trend that saw cable and broadcast election ad spending top $3 billion for the first time in a midterm election cycle.