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Sky Harbor had 24,247 noise complaints in 2015 after flight-path shift

Neighbors of Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport filed 24,247 complaints about noise at the facility in 2015, one of the highest rates among airports studied in a recent George Mason University report.... Read more»

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Trump would face steep climb undoing possible Grand Canyon Nat'l Monument

President Obama could cement his environmental legacy by taking executive action to designate nearly 4 million acres of Western land as national monuments before leaving office next month.... Read more»

House Republicans balk at proposal to ease ban on earmarks

The House Republican Caucus sidestepped a proposal Wednesday that would have lifted a five-year-old ban on congressional earmarks, the special local “pork barrel” projects that can be slipped into budget bills with little public notice.... Read more»

As Trump builds team, door may open for Az's Robert Graham

President-elect Donald Trump’s decision to tap Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus as his White House chief of staff could open the door for an Arizona official to move to the national stage.... Read more»

Trump, Clinton to campaign again in Arizona

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, looking to shore up support in what has unexpectedly become a swing state, will make another campaign stop in Arizona on Saturday. An afternoon rally is planned in Phoenix. Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton will hold a rally on Wednesday in Phoenix.... Read more»

Back for more: After loss to McCain, Ward eyes 2018 bid vs. Flake

The 2016 election is still 11 days away, but former state Sen. Kelli Ward already has her sights set on 2018 and a challenge to U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake. The Republican just lost a primary bid to unseat Sen. John McCain just two months ago, but announced Wednesday that she'll target Flake, Arizona's other GOP senator.... Read more»

Sunday memorial service in Phoenix to honor Rose Mofford

A public memorial service on Sunday in Phoenix will celebrate the life of former Arizona Gov. Rose Mofford, who died last month at 94.... Read more»

McCain on Trump: 'Duty to concede' after presidential loss

After walking away from his support for Donald Trump two weeks ago, Sen. John McCain took another step Thursday, declaring in the wake of Trump's debate comment that he wouldn't necessarily accept the results of the election that a presidential nominee who loses has a "duty to concede."... Read more»

Az Republicans scramble after latest Trump revelations, responses vary

Arizona Republican candidates scrambled Saturday to distance themselves from recordings in which presidential nominee Donald Trump makes offensive and lewd comments about women, while Democrats criticized the GOP responses as too little, too late.... Read more»

McCain: 'I will not vote for Donald Trump'; McSally mum on endorsement

U.S. Sen. John McCain joined the wave of Republicans withdrawing their support for Donald Trump in the wake of the release of taped comments in which the GOP nominee joked about sexual assault. Rep. Martha McSally said she as "appalled," but did not indicate her stance on voting for Trump.... Read more»3

Inspector general report says problems persist at Phoenix VA hospital

Two years after problems with health care were first uncovered at the Phoenix Veterans Affairs hospital, an inspector general’s report released Tuesday said patients there “continued to encounter delays in obtaining” care.... Read more»

Troubled visa investment program gets short-term extension, no fixes

Congress granted a short-term reprieve this week to a visa program that benefits immigrants who invest in U.S. businesses, but that extension came without any reforms critics say are necessary to prevent fraud, abuse and security risks. ... Read more»

Tribal leaders say proposed water deal could benefit Az tourism

The chairman of the Hualapai Tribe told a Senate committee Wednesday that a proposed 70-mile, $173 million water project would lay the groundwork for expansion of Grand Canyon West and increased tourism in the state.... Read more»

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Flipping Arizona: Can Clinton carry the state?

The new NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist poll has Hillary Clinton within one point of Donald Trump in Arizona. You read that right. This is in line with a polling average from Real Clear Politics, which even had Clinton slightly ahead during and after both parties' conventions. Is it possible that Hillary could flip Arizona to the Democrats? I am skeptical.... Read more»

Flake: Trump can't win if he can't change

U.S. Senator Jeff Flake said on Tuesday that Republican nominee Donald Trump will not be able to win the presidential election, and should not win it, if he maintains the positions that he holds now, including his harsh stance on immigration.... Read more»

Franks, lone Az congressman at RNC, urges support for Trump

The only Arizona congressional Republican to show up at the party’s national convention this year defended his absent colleagues Wednesday, calling it a busy time of year for officeholders facing re-election this fall. ... Read more»

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