Hold off on new stationery: Senators balk at naming building for McCain
WASHINGTON - Senators agree that they need to find some way to honor the legacy of Arizona Sen. John McCain, but this is Washington - there has to be a committee first, an apparent blow to a proposal to rename the Russell Senate Office Building for McCain.
On eve of primary, officials confident election systems are secure
WASHINGTON - Arizona elections officials say they are confident in the security of the state's election infrastructure, after two years of working on the problem and the infusion of millions in federal funding to bolster security.
Arizona business leader hopeful as U.S., Mexico agree on NAFTA update
WASHINGTON - Few details were released, but one Arizona business leader said the mere fact that the U.S. and Mexico unveiled a trade agreement Monday should "calm concerns" over the future of NAFTA after President Donald Trump and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto announced a tentative deal.
Advocates urge Senate to help ‘heal this wound’ of native language loss
WASHINGTON - The government must help reverse generations of federally backed assimilation programs that left Native Americans "robbed of the ability to speak our own language," advocates told the Senate Indian Affairs Committee.
Millions are victims of hate crimes, though many never report them
Many victims of hate crimes are reluctant to report them, and reported crimes do not always lead to arrests, prosecutions or even a record of hate crimes.
Kombucha couture: Valley designer looks to grow her own clothing
TEMPE - Arizona designer, entrepreneur and professor Galina Mihaleva is merging biology, technology and fashion in her most innovative and sustainable idea yet - kombucha couture, fashion designed from a sustainable textile.
More than 100 Confederate symbols removed in past three years nationwide, but none in Arizona
Local and state governments have removed at least 110 Confederate tributes and monuments since the 2015 attack in Charleston.
Researchers: Maricopa County’s low vaccination rates could put larger population at risk
Maricopa County may soon see an influx of preventable diseases because of parents opting out of vaccinating their children.
Flake, on Senate floor, slams Trump on trade, lack of ‘grown-up leadership’
WASHINGTON - Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake took the Senate floor to "sound the alarm" on President Donald Trump's trade policies in a speech that quickly became a discourse on liberty, freedom and America "turning our back" on its responsibility as a world leader.
Eagle eyes: Nest watchers safeguard the next generation of Arizona bald eagles
Nest watchers collect data that helps scientists understand how the eagles interact with the environment, alert biologists to birds in distress and keep people, paragliders and, more recently, drones, away from sensitive nest sites.
‘Chain migration’: The definitions, history and faces behind family-based immigration
Family-based immigration, which is the standard term used by immigration lawyers and professionals, is the most common way for people to immigrate to the United States and reunite with their families. Critics refer to it as “chain migration,” and the Trump administration has publicly expressed its adamant opposition.
When a loss is a win: 8th District results called a warning for GOP
WASHINGTON - First-time Democratic candidate Hiral Tipirneni lost to Republican Debbie Lesko in Arizona's 8th District, but experts say Democrats can still consider the closer-than-expected race a victory in the staunchly conservative district - and a warming for to the GOP for fall.