Sinema lands in Washington, a day after McSally concedes Senate race
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.
Arizona Korean War veterans hold fast to memories of the ‘forgotten war’
WASHINGTON - Pat Haggard has spent most of his 89 years in Arizona - but for a couple years in the 1950s when he headed thousands of miles from home to fight in Korea, in what is often called the forgotten war. Now, he and other vets are remembering, and being remembered, in an Honor Flight.
Trump’s aim of skirting birthright citizenship draws backlash, skeptics
WASHINGTON - Arizona native Francisco Fernandez holds a college degree and a job with a nonprofit in the nation's capital - none of which, he said, would have been possible without the citizenship status conferred on him at birth, a right that could be dismantled for others if President Donald Trump has his way.
Reports show Senate race on track to be among state’s costliest
WASHINGTON - The race to replace Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Arizona, could be one of the most expensive Senate races in state history, with the two leading candidates raising a total of $28.6 million through September and outside groups spending another $33 million on the race already.
Report: DHS was not prepared to enforce ‘zero tolerance’ border policy
WASHINGTON - The Department of Homeland Security was not fully prepared to enforce the Trump administration's "zero-tolerance" immigration policy or handle its consequences, which included separating parents and children, the department's inspector general said in a recent report.
Justices press both sides in Mount Lemmon Fire District age-bias case
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court began its 2018 term with an Arizona case that asked whether federal age discrimination laws applied to small government agencies like Mount Lemmon Fire District, where two former officers filed a discrimination claim after they were laid off in 2009.
Report: Aging legislatures overlooking concerns of younger voters
WASHINGTON - Legislators in Arizona and across the country are far older than their constituents, and issues important to young people are taking a backseat at state and national levels as a result, according to a report released Tuesday.
Red Cross mental-health volunteers help victims deal with emotional trauma from Hurricane Florence
PHOENIX – The American Red Cross is helping victims of Hurricane Florence cope with the disaster.
Flake joins other senators, wins delay on Kavanaugh after allegation
WASHINGTON - Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake and a handful of other Republican senators broke with leadership Monday and won a delay of a scheduled vote on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, after allegations of a decades-old sexual assault surfaced.
Advocates target millennial Latino voters with social media campaign
WASHINGTON - If you want to boost votership, you go to where the voters are. And in the case of millennials, that's probably the Internet, so Mi Familia Vota's campaing to reach millennial Latino voters this fall is heavy on use of social media, text messaging and digital delivery of voter information.
Despite rough patches, officials recall McCain’s service to Native Americans
WASHINGTON - Mention the late Sen. John McCain and images of a war hero or a presidential candidate come to mind - but for far longer than he spent in those roles, McCain was a friend, and sometimes irritant, to Indian Country, say many who called him a firm advocate for tribal rights.
Vietnam Wall ceremony pays final tribute to key part of McCain’s history
WASHINGTON - Applause is not often heard around the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, but that was the response from a few hundred people who came to see Cindy McCain place a wreath in honor of her husband, Sen. John McCain, who spent years as a Vietnamese prisoner of war.