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McSally heaps praise on Barrett on eve of first confirmation vote

WASHINGTON - Arizona Sen. Martha McSally left little doubt how she plans to vote on Supreme Court Judge Amy Coney Barrett's nomination, calling Barrett "a gift to America" during a brief meeting Wednesday.


CDC: Masks, business limits helped curb spread of COVID-19 in Arizona

WASHINGTON - A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report Friday credited mask mandates and business restrictions for slowing the spread of COVID-19 in Arizona, reversing an early summer spike blamed on an early easing of restrictions.


Ballot zombies: Early voters’ choices made moot by Democratic shakeup

WASHINGTON - When voters go to the polls Tuesday, they will be handed a ballot listing 18 Democrats who were running for president - 12 of whom have pulled out of the race since the ballots were printed in December. Voters next week know that; early voters did not.


Pro-refugee resolution passes Arizona Senate after push from local activists

PHOENIX – A state resolution praising refugee contributions in Arizona was passed in the Senate after a full day of lobbying from local activists. A similar resolution awaits a vote in the House.


Arizona joins other states calling on Supreme Court to overturn DACA

WASHINGTON - Arizona joined 12 other states this week that asked the Supreme Court to roll back the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which they say has caused "irreparable harm" to their states.


The tough gets tougher: McSally again faces primary race in Senate bid

WASHINGTON - Arizona's Senate race, already expected to be one of the toughest in the nation, got tougher this week when Phoenix businessman Daniel McCarthy announced a Republican primary challenge to incumbent Sen. Martha McSally in her 2020 re-election bid.


Senate GOP steamrolls Democrats, gets immigration bill out of committee

WASHINGTON - A sharply divided Senate Judiciary Committee pushed through a GOP-backed bill that would force migrants to apply for asylum at facilities outside the U.S., raise the limit on how long immigrant children can be held in detention and add 500 new immigration judges, among other changes.


McSally, Kelly raise $13.9 million for anticipated 2020 Senate race

WASHINGTON - Arizona Republican Sen. Martha McSally and her likely Democratic challenger, Mark Kelly, reported raising just under $13.9 million in the first six months of this year and had a combined $10.3 million on hand for an election that's still 16 months away, new campaign finance reports show.


A virtual wall may be the solution to protect wildlife at the border

PHOENIX – The Center for Biological Diversity says animals like jaguars are at risk of harm if President Trump builds a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. Tech company, Quanergy Systems, says it has an alternative that can be used to create a virtual wall instead, possibly offering a solution to the wildlife problem.


Mueller report says Russian hacking once went through Arizona server

PHOENIX - The road from Washington to St. Petersburg apparently passes through Arizona, according to the Mueller report, which said Russian intelligence officers used a "leased computer" in Arizona to help funnel information stolen from hacked Democratic Party computers.


Same report, different take for state lawmakers eyeing Mueller report

PHOENIX - Arizona lawmakers looked at the same 448-page Mueller report and saw two different things, with two very different reactions, depending on which side of the aisle they are on. If there was a common thread, it was that nobody's mind appeared to be changed by the report.


A tale of two cities: What Baltimore can teach Arizona about fighting fentanyl overdoses

PHOENIX – After researchers proved fentanyl testing strips were the most accurate method of detecting the opioid, Maryland decriminalized them. But they’re illegal in Arizona, which advocates say is only making the overdose problem worse.