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DACA applications, renewals still growing after three years

The number of people applying for deferred deportation protection, and the number reapplying, have both risen as the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program nears its third anniversary, new data shows.... Read more»


Sentinel editor joins in pressing Obama on transparency

In my role as head of a national group of local indie publishers, I signed onto a letter to President Obama urging changes to federal government policies that restrict reporters — and you — from learning what leaders and regulators are doing.... Read more»

Feds: Releasing families will lead to more illegal migration

The immediate release of immigrant families from detention facilities could cause another massive wave of illegal migration like the one Texas witnessed last summer, the Obama administration argued in a court filing late Thursday. ... Read more»

Arizona enviros cheer EPA Clean Power Plan, utilities wary

Arizona environmental groups cheered the final version of the Clean Power Plan unveiled Monday, a first-ever national standard that aims to cut power plant emissions by a third by 2030. But Arizona utilities and state officials both were more cautious, saying they need to study the plan that has been more than a year in the making.... Read more»1

States to colleges: Prove you're worth it

States increasingly are funding colleges based on outcomes, such as whether their students graduate and on time. The strategy may be here to stay.... Read more»

U.S. House bars funding for 'sanctuary' cities for immigrants

The U.S. House of Representatives voted on Thursday to deny funding to cities that do not report undocumented immigrants to federal authorities, setting off outcry from the White House and immigration advocates.... Read more»1

Factchecking Trump’s attack on McCain

Donald Trump distorts the facts in a recent op-ed in which he says Sen. John McCain has “abandoned our veterans” and “failed the state of Arizona and the country.” ... Read more»

McCain: Iran deal 'built far too much on hope'

It took more than 20 months of negotiations to reach agreement on an Iranian nuclear deal, but it took mere hours for Arizona lawmakers to respond to the plan, with support falling along party lines.... Read more»

Timeline: Long, bumpy road to the Iran nuclear deal

The world’s major powers and Iran have reached a deal Tuesday in the decades-long standoff over the Islamic republic’s nuclear program.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Trump visit misses how Latinos are climate change GOP can't ignore

Latinos and other minorities are the new Reagan Democrats and soccer moms. Boy, will that suck for Republicans if they can't dial back the demagoguery. Billionaire self-promoter Donald Trump played to fantasies about immigration again during a weekend rally in Phoenix.... Read more»

Az woman celebrates as appeals court denies 'Redskins' trademark

A federal judge Wednesday upheld a ruling by the Patent and Trademark Office to cancel registration of the Washington Redskins' trademark.... Read more»4

Obama's numbers, July update

Unemployment is down, as is home ownership, while business start-ups, paychecks and oil production are up. ... Read more»

Apaches renew protest of Oak Flat copper mine

Members of a Native American tribe in Arizona took to the roadways on Monday to protest against a proposal for a massive copper mine at a small town east of Phoenix, vowing to protect sacred lands.... Read more»

Months after Kayla Mueller’s death, Obama OKs new hostage policy

The White House announced a new policy this week on how it deals with foreign hostage-takers and “in particular its interaction and communication with families whose loved ones have been taken hostage.” Obama’s order comes four months after former Prescott resident Kayla Mueller died while being held by ISIS militants.... Read more»

Obamacare’s next 5 hurdles to clear

Obamacare survived it's second Supreme Court challenge, but it's long term future still isn't ensured.... Read more»

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