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Supreme Court limits ability to designate endangered species habitat

The Supreme Court made it harder Tuesday for the government to designate critical habitat for endangered species, in a ruling that logging giant Weyerhaeuser and business and property rights groups said corrects bureaucratic overreach.... Read more»0

Border tear gas incident renews wall debate, but little change expected

Arizona Republicans on Monday backed President Donald Trump’s renewed demands for border wall funding after migrants were tear gassed as they tried to rush the border at San Ysidro, California, Sunday.... Read more»0

Experts urge troop withdrawal; DHS repeats need to ‘harden’ border

National security experts and former military officials called on the administration to bring active-duty troops home from the border for Thanksgiving and end what they called a “needless” and politically motivated deployment.... Read more»0

Arizona political ad spending hit new highs

Spending on campaign ads in Arizona reached a record $129 million this year, part of a national trend that saw cable and broadcast election ad spending top $3 billion for the first time in a midterm election cycle.... Read more»0

Lesko-Tiperneni CD8 rematch looks like a rerun of close April race

Poll shows another tight race for what has been a safe Republican district — former Rep. Trent Frank’s CD8 seat — but math presents a big hurdle for Democrats.... Read more»0

Long hours, low pay, but poll workers are still signing up – for now

Arizona election teams are working hard to find enough poll workers on Election Day, but it's a constant struggle.... Read more»0

State secret: Cost of presidential political visits remain elusive

Campaigns and political parties are supposed to reimburse the government for political use of Air Force One – at an estimated cost of more than $140,000 an hour -- but local government can be stuck with the bill. ... Read more»0

Report: Aging legislatures overlooking concerns of younger voters

Legislators 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 new report.... Read more»0

Experts: Constituents should see smooth transition from McCain to Kyl

On the late Sen. McCain’s office website is a note asking constituents for patience as staffers deal with their cases in the wake of the senator’s death. But that was before Gov. Ducey appointed former Sen. Jon Kyl to fill his seat, a move that assures what experts said would likely be a “near-seamless” transition as far as constituents are concerned.... Read more»0

Maricopa County voting issues continue to raise eyebrows of watchdogs

A civil rights watchdog group that tracks elections said it was greatly concerned that 62 Maricopa County polling stations failed to open on time Tuesday, and “very disappointed” that county officials refused to extend voting hours to let people cast a ballot.... Read more»0