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Lawsuit seeks to block Trump asylum ban, saying it violates federal law

Three civil rights groups filed a lawsuit Friday to block the Trump administration's plan to bar people who illegally crossed the U.S.-Mexico border from applying for asylum, arguing that the White House is violating federal law. ... Read more»

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Forest Service chief grilled over charges of sexual harassment in agency

Forest Service Chief Vicki Christiansen came under fire Thursday for her department’s handling of sexual harassment complaints, the same issue that led to the retirement of her predecessor as chief.... Read more»

Report: Crimes against Native women vastly underreported in urban areas

While rates of violence on reservations have been found to be as high as 10 times the national average, no research had been done in the area of indigenous women in cities, even though “71 percent of American Indians and Alaska natives live in urban areas," the report said.... Read more»

Yuma BP agents apprehended 654 people in 2 days

In two days, 654 people surrendered themselves to Yuma-area Border Patrol agents, including a group of Guatemalans who waded across the Colorado River and walked around vehicle barriers, authorities said. ... Read more»

Number of tire-related deaths may be undercounted

Without saying why, federal traffic safety officials have quietly altered crash data, revealing that more than three times as many people die in wrecks linked to tire failures than previously acknowledged.... Read more»

Ms. Kirkpatrick & Mr. Stanton go to Washington.

Newly elected members of Congress Greg Stanton and Ann Kirkpatrick joined more than 80 other House members for orientation, as Democrats prepare to take control of the lower chamber for the first time in eight years.... Read more»

Az firefighters assist efforts to combat California wildfires; death toll rises to 48

Firefighters from across the state of Arizona are in California to help fight devastating wildfires, one of which has raged for a week.... Read more»

Hunters help safeguard Arizona’s deer & elk from chronic wasting disease

Hunters are on the front line of Arizona’s efforts to keep chronic wasting disease at bay now that it is popping up in other states. ... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Orange Crush: Trump broke McSally, GOP's stranglehold on Arizona

It’s fine, Martha. You didn’t lose. Donald J. Trump beat you. He beat Lea Marquez Peterson's bid to replace you. He looks like he's electing Democrats Katie Hobbs, Sandra Taylor and Kathy Hoffman to statewide office.... Read more»

Court – again – puts brakes on administration plan to overturn DACA

A federal appeals court Thursday rejected a Trump administration request to move forward with its plan to end the Obama-era DACA program, saying the deferred deportation plan should stay in effect while legal challenges are pursued.... Read more»

Border advocates to lame-duck Congress: No new laws, funding

Advocates from Southwest border communities on Thursday called on Congress to resist the urge to ram through border laws in the coming lame-duck session before the newly elected, more Democratic, Congress is sworn in next year. ... Read more»

CBP: In 48 hours, 449 Central Americans crossed into U.S. near Yuma

In a 48-hour period, 449 people from Central America, many of them in family groups, surrendered to Yuma-area Border Patrol agents this week. After their apprehensions, the families asked for asylum, and will be handed over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. ... Read more»

Midterms show health is important to voters but no magic bullet on Capitol Hill

Voters called health care the most important issue facing the country in 2018, and states — not Washington — may lead the way toward expanding coverage. ... Read more»

Trump administration seeks to restrict asylum claims

Immigration officials plan to bar people who illegally crossed the U.S.-Mexico border from applying for asylum, newly installed acting Attorney General Whitaker and Homeland Security Secretary Nielsen announced Thursday.... Read more»

FactCheck: Viral meme misidentifies Nazi guard as Soros

Viral chatter about George Soros being a former SS officer known as "the Bookkeeper of Auschwitz" proves untrue.... Read more»

Analysis

Arizona, Nevada voters split on renewable energy measures

Arizonans rejected a renewable energy proposition but the trend continues at the state level to encourage and increase standards in this emerging technology.... Read more»

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