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As time for DACA renewals runs out, those affected in Az look to future

Jazmin Nuñez was born in the United States, and therefore is a citizen-but her sister is not. That’s why for the past month, Nuñez has worked hard to help people do what her own sister can’t — renew their DACA status.... Read more»

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Phoenix-area workers had highest wage increases in U.S.

Wages in the Phoenix metro area increased more than anywhere else in the United States in the past year, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data.... Read more»

FAA ordered to toss out Sky Harbor flight paths that raised noise levels

A federal appeals court Tuesday ordered the Federal Aviation Administration to throw out a controversial flight path plan for Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport that sparked tens of thousands of noise complaints from neighbors.... Read more»

Phoenix launches independent investigation of police response to Trump rally protest

The city is hiring an outside firm to conduct an independent review of the controversial police response to protesters after last week’s presidential rally.... Read more»

Phoenix promises 'thorough' review of police response after Trump rally

Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton said Wednesday the city’s police department will conduct a “thorough and transparent” review of the police response after President Donald Trump’s downtown rally Tuesday night.... Read more»

Phoenix leaders pledge to keep Trump rally safe

Local law enforcement leaders, school officials and businesses are bracing for President Donald Trump’s visit to Arizona on Tuesday, with public officials saying they are calmly working to avoid violent clashes between supporters and counter-protesters expected to clog downtown Phoenix.... Read more»

In opening campaign salvo, Flake book says GOP has ‘lost its way’

U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake is calling for a return to “traditional conservatism” in a book — "Conscience of a Conservative," an allusion to the Barry Goldwater book of the same name — that says the Republican Party has lost its way, the opening salvo in what could be a tough re-election campaign.... Read more»

Tucson, other Az cities buck Trump, pledge to stick to Paris climate goals

Arizona cities this week spurned President Trump’s plan to pull the U.S. out of a global emissions compact, with at least three mayors — including Tucson's Jonathan Rothschild — pledging their cities would hew to the emission goals laid out in the Paris accord.... Read more»

Trump plan to exit Paris accord riles Arizona Democrats, warms GOP

President Trump said Thursday the U.S. will withdraw from a global agreement on emissions that “handicaps” the economy, a move that Arizona critics charged will end up harming both the economy and the environment.... Read more»

Arizonans approve ballot measure to raise minimum wage

Supporters of Prop. 206, the measure to raise the minimum wage, gathered alongside a crowd of about 300 gathered at the Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel on Tuesday night and cheered as early election results appeared on the screen.... Read more»

Peaceful Phx rally turns tense: Cops use pepper spray as marchers head to I-10

A peaceful protest that moved through downtown Phoenix on Friday night turned tense when protesters wanted to move onto Interstate 10 at 7th Street and police formed a barricade, releasing pepper spray to try to get the crowd to disperse.... Read more»1

Debate over Prop. 123 rages on as election on education funding approaches

A special election in which Arizona voters will decide whether to approve $3.5 billion to fund education over the next 10 years has drawn scrutiny. Gov. Ducey is using his political capital to back Prop. 123, but State Treasurer DeWit and other opponents said it would be a shortsighted infusion that could rob the State Land Trust.... Read more»

Clinton, Dems to sue Az over voting troubles

The Democratic Party and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's campaign plan to sue Arizona over voting access following hours-long waits by voters in its March 22 primary contest.... Read more»2

Justice Dep't launches probe into Az election

The U.S. Department of Justice has launched an investigation into the handling of last month's presidential nominating contest in Arizona's most populous county, citing complaints of exceedingly long lines at polling places with high levels of minority voters. ... Read more»

Phx mayor calls for Justice Dep't probe of Maricopa election debacle

The outrage over the presidential preference election in Maricopa County rose to a roar Wednesday as Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton called for the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate long lines in polling places and other public officials condemned Tuesday’s election as a “complete failure.”... Read more»

Voters protest in the wake of clogged Maricopa County polling places

Elected officials and members of the public on Wednesday called for action after Maricopa County voters faced a night of long lines and overwhelmed polling stations during Tuesday’s presidential preference election.... Read more»

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