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Giffords, Democrats rally at Capitol for gun background-check bill

WASHINGTON – Former Arizona Democratic Rep. Gabrielle Giffords rallied House lawmakers Tuesday to support a bill that would expand the requirement for background checks on private gun sales.

AZ delegation splits on party lines as US House votes to block Trump’s border wall emergency

The U.S. House voted to block President Trump’s emergency border wall declaration on Monday, delivering a stinging rebuke to the White House.

The legislature lacks courage for real charter reform, despite outcry

It seems the charter school industry is far too powerful and legislators are far too chicken to seriously consider real charter school reform.

Mark Kelly launches Senate bid, ‘mission for Arizona,’ at Phoenix rally

Former astronaut Mark Kelly’s launch event for his U.S. Senate bid drew several hundred Democratic supporters, a curious Republican and even a candidate for Phoenix mayor Sunday.

Hobbs tells AG that Reagan, top aides may have destroyed public records

Secretary of State Katie Hobbs has informed the Arizona Attorney General’s Office that her predecessor and some of her top staff deleted months of official emails before she took over in January.

Arizona income tax credits are 93,000% larger for companies than individuals

If you’ve ever wanted proof that Arizona’s tax laws are skewed in the favor of businesses and not individuals, here it is: The average income tax credit claimed by corporations is 93,286% larger than the average income tax credit claimed by individuals.

Ex-Rep. Kolbe signs letter urging Republicans to fight Trump’s emergency declaration

WASHINGTON – A former Arizona Republican congressman is urging current GOP representatives to fight President Trump’s emergency declaration to fund construction of the border wall he campaigned heavily on in 2016.Jim Kolbe, a...

Rep. Gallego coyly mulling Senate bid as liberal groups push him to run

“We’re heading in the direction to make a decision,” was the most that he would concede.

The faces of immigrants are everywhere

Contrary to widely mistaken popular belief, immigrants and the profound role they play in U.S. society are not confined to those grainy images Fox News loves to run with the inflammatory “Battle at the Border” logo it routinely plasters on stories about immigration.

Is your genetic information really safe?

Is genetic information truly safe, even in the hands of a government agency that promises to anonymize the data? The answer, like our DNA, is complicated.
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