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Arizona advocates react as court overturns Texas abortion restrictions

WASHINGTON - Arizona pro-choice advocates hailed Monday's ruling by the Supreme Court that said Texas' restrictions on abortion clinics are unconstitutional, calling the decision a "significant victory for women in Arizona."


Democrats end 26-hour House sit-in, but vow to continue fight

WASHINGTON - Democrats ended a 26-hour takeover of the House claiming victory Thursday afternoon, even though they did not get the guaranteed vote on a gun-control measure they had been seeking.


Arizona lawmakers join Democratic sit-in on House floor

WASHINGTON - House Democrats, chanting "no bill, no break," shut down the chamber with a sit-in Wednesday in an effort to force the Republican leadership to allow a vote on stalled gun-control legislation.


Flagstaff wildfire prevention cited among ‘best in class’ for nation

WASHINGTON - A Flagstaff program that aims to prevent wildfires by thinning the forest surrounding the city was named a national "best in class" Tuesday in a report on use of natural defenses against catastrophes.


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.


Social media in Orlando attacks a shocking, but ‘healthy,’ development

WASHINGTON - When news broke Sunday of the mass shooting at an Orlando nightclub, many people took to their phones to share their thoughts during the attack - including the victims inside the club.


Native American domestic violence survivors take to stage to share stories

WASHINGTON - Billie Jo Rich never imagined she would be telling anyone her story of surviving domestic violence - much less a room with hundreds of people.


Twitter account’s Trump endorsement stirs confusion for Phoenix Pride

WASHINGTON - Dani Logan, program manager for Phoenix Pride, spent Monday answering tweets from concerned members of the LGBT community - but they weren't about the Orlando mass shooting.

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Court rejects death-row inmate’s claims in Phoenix double murder

WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court Friday rejected an Arizona death-row inmate's claim that he had an ineffective attorney at his trial and sentencing in the 1987 stabbing of a elderly Phoenix couple.


Lawmakers trade ‘hate,’ ‘censorship’ barbs in ‘illegal alien’ debate

WASHINGTON - The House spent several hours in bitter debate Thursday over a Republican-backed bill that would force the Library of Congress to continue using the term "illegal alien" in its catalog instead of the library's preferred "noncitizen."


House balks at Library of Congress plan to drop term ‘illegal alien’

WASHINGTON - House Republicans are trying to block a Library of Congress proposal to replace the term "illegal aliens" with "noncitizens" in its subject listings, a move the GOP called an attempt to "unilaterally censor these terms."


TSA redeploys 27 officers from Sky Harbor to other airports

WASHINGTON - The Transportation Security Administration has pulled 27 officers from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport and reassigned them to airports around the country to help handle peak travel as their summer travel seasons are heating up.