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Lesko, Tipernini win hotly contested District 8 congressional primary

WASHINGTON - Voters went to the polls Tuesday for a special primary election to replace former Rep. Trent Franks, R-Glendale, but the nearly 2,000 who had showed up by late morning were dwarfed by the more than 101,000 mail-in ballots in the race.


Crowded field for House special election raises more than $1.1 million

WASHINGTON - With a week to the special primary for the 8th Congressional District, FEC reports show a Democrat has raised and spent more than any of the 20 candidates in the heavily Republican district, but analysts say that funding is not likely to help in the general election.


District 8 House seat likely to remain Republican, despite crowded race

The race to replace Rep. Trent Franks in the U.S. House of Representatives has inspired a political free-for-all between almost 20 candidates in the West Valley.


DHS may not have capacity to hire 15,000 officers Trump promised

WASHINGTON - The Homeland Security Department may not have the resources needed to hire the thousands of new agents President Donald Trump has ordered, and even if it could it might not know how to best deploy them.

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Youth Sports: Issues & Progress

Many children take up a sport from a young age, whether they enjoy the game, they want to make friends, or they aim to go pro. However, many student athletes undergo serious amounts of pressure from their parents, coaches, and society.


Presidents’ fitness councils make slow progress against childhood obesity

WASHINGTON - When a study showed American youth were significantly more obese than their European peers, it shocked the president into creating a council aimed at combating the childhood obesity epidemic and increasing physical fitness throughout the country.


Activists angered as DHS waives environmental rules on border projects

WASHINGTON - The Department of Homeland Security invoked a waiver of environmental and other regulations Tuesday to speed construction of border projects, a decision that critics said will "endanger wildlife and people."


In opening campaign salvo, Flake book says GOP has ‘lost its way’

WASHINGTON - Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake is calling for a return to "traditional conservatism" in a book that says the Republican Party has lost its way, the opening salvo in what could be a tough re-election campaign.


McCain, two other Republicans, help defeat repeal of Obamacare

WASHINGTON - Sen. John McCain's decision to buck his party early Friday and vote against a GOP plan to repeal Obamacare was both hailed as an example of "amazing courage" and derided as "betraying his conservative constituency."


Arizona senators join razor-thin majority to OK health care debate

WASHINGTON - Both Arizona senators joined the majority of their fellow Republicans and voted by the narrowest possible margin Tuesday to allow debate on measures that could repeal or replace the Affordable Care Act.


Advocates: Obamacare repeal would ‘painfully disrupt’ Arizona care

WASHINGTON - A Senate proposal to repeal the Affordable Care Act with no replacement plan in place "would immediately and painfully disrupt the health care system" and could force as many as 709,000 Arizonans off coverage, advocates said this week.


McCain diagnosed with brain cancer; family asks for prayers

WASHINGTON - Arizona Sen. John McCain has been diagnosed with brain cancer, his doctors said Wednesday, less than a week after he was hospitalized for removal of a suspicious blood clot over his left eye.