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Neetish Basnet/Cronkite News

Capitalizing on capital’s draw, street vendors peddle to protests, tours

By: - August 15, 2022

WASHINGTON – Political rallies here almost always feature signs and speeches and chanting. There is often heated arguing between camps. Sometimes there’s singing, sometimes there’s praying. And in the heat of a Washington summer, there’s almost always the upbeat, repetitive chiming of an ice cream truck. Whether it’s someone selling icy bottles of water out […]

Can’t hurt to ask: Arizona lawmakers raise earmark requests by $194 million

By: - August 1, 2022

WASHINGTON – Add another item to the long list of things that Republican and Democratic members of Arizona’s congressional delegation disagree on: earmarks. For a second straight year, Republicans refrained from requesting any funding for local projects, while Democrats this year raised their requests by more than $194.5 million, a 43% increase over last year, […]

Arizona donors double down after Jan. 6 panel questions Trump election fund

By: - July 26, 2022

WASHINGTON – Scottsdale resident William Acorn had made occasional donations to conservative candidates in the past, but never considered himself an “avid political person.” That changed in 2020, after a flurry of emails from then-President Donald Trump’s campaign begging supporters to “step up and give us the resources” to challenge Democrats’ plans “to count ILLEGAL ballots.” Acorn […]

Rusty Bowers

Arizona GOP censures Rusty Bowers a month after his testimony to Jan. 6 panel

By: - July 22, 2022

WASHINGTON – The Arizona Republican Party formally censured House Speaker Rusty Bowers Tuesday as “unfit to serve” the party, less than one month after he testified to the committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol attack. The censure resolution makes no mention of that testimony, in which the Mesa Republican detailed former President Donald Trump’s efforts […]

Gas station in Phoenix

Passing on gas: Biden’s gas-tax holiday gets cool reception in Arizona

By: - June 25, 2022

President Joe Biden’s latest attempt to combat rising gas prices might be running on empty, with even Democrats cool to the idea.

Small baby in a crib

Baby bump: Births in Arizona increase for the first time in seven years

By: - June 3, 2022

The number of children born in Arizona last year rose for the first time in seven years, stumping experts who had expected a baby bust to worsen through the pandemic.