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Migrants head back toward the bus that carried them from the border to Washington, D.C. In May 2022, Arizona started busing migrants from the state to Washington, D.C., which cost the state $3 million in three months.

At least 9,400 Latin American migrants have been voluntarily bused to Washington, D.C. - where they hoped to prosper - from Texas and Arizona in the past year, but instead have struggled to access quality food, stable and clean housing, work opportunities and affordable health care. Read more»

Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, I-Arizona, said she voted to stop the administration’s student debt-relief plan because it penalizes students who pay off loans, but the White House says the plan benefits the middle class. More than 300,000 people in Arizona had applied for relief under the plan before it was put on hold by legal challenges.

Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema joined two Democrats and all Senate Republicans Thursday to narrowly approve a bill overturning a federal program that would provide student debt relief to 16 million people, including more than 300,000 in Arizona. Read more»

Prosecutors wanted 17 years for Oath Keeper Edward Vallejo, an Arizona man convicted of seditious conspiracy for his part in the Jan. 6 attacks. But a federal judge gave him three years and three years of supervised release, citing his apparent contrition for his role.

Arizona resident Edward Vallejo was sentenced Thursday to three years in prison and three years of supervised release, a fraction of the sentence prosecutors sought for his role in the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol. Read more»

The bipartisan agreement would limit the federal government to spending $886 billion for defense and $704 billion for nondefense during the fiscal year that’s set to begin Oct. 1.

The bipartisan debt limit bill is on its way to President Joe Biden after the U.S. Senate voted Thursday to clear the measure for his signature, though many senators said the legislation was far from perfect, and opted to support it despite their reservations over some of its provisions. Read more»

Many DACA recipients are still students and others are in the early stages of their careers in various fields including nursing, teaching, technology and the legal profession.

Having already declared an Obama-era policy that shields around 600,000 immigrants from deportation illegal, a federal judge indicated in a hearing Thursday he will also rule in a challenge led by Texas against a new version rolled out by President Joe Biden. Read more»

The debt relief program was initially halted in October by an appeals court following an emergency request from Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds of Iowa, and Republican attorneys general in Nebraska, Arkansas, Missouri, South Carolina and Kansas.

The U.S. Senate on Thursday voted to overturn the Biden administration’s one-time student debt relief plan that is on hold due to a pending Supreme Court decision, though President Joe Biden has vowed to veto the resolution. Read more»

Aerial view of the lower Cosumnes River.

The Bureau of Land Management announced that it is receiving $161 million in federal funding to restore several landscapes across the western United States, an effort the agency says will create jobs and recreational opportunities while improving water quality and critical habitats. Read more»

Karen Opoku-Appoh made it to the quarterfinals of the Scripps National Spelling Bee, but was eliminated Wednesday when she misspelled 'ordonnance,' mistaking it for 'ordinance.'

The last of Arizona's three spellers at the 2023 Scripps National Spelling Bee were eliminated Wednesday afternoon, end of two days of competition that began with 229 spellers from every state and a handful of foreign countries. Read more»

An example already exists of what’s likely to happen if organizers of an interstate data-sharing system are unable or unwilling to invest the time and care needed to make it work effectively.

So far this year, seven Republican-led states have left the Electronic Registration Information Center, an interstate compact for sharing voter registration data, and amid the exodus, some states have said they plan to create their own data-sharing networks to replace ERIC. Read more»

Rep. Andy Biggs, R-Gilbert, and other conservative Republican members of the House at a news conference Tuesday opposing the debt-ceiling bill that passed the House Wednesday on a bipartisan vote.

The House approved a debt-limit bill that was almost universally disliked, but one which some lawmakers said they would vote for because failing to do so could spark a default - including Arizona lawmakers, where party lines were blurred by supporters and opponents of the bill. Read more»

A default would have prevented the federal government from borrowing any more money to pay all of the country’s bills in full and on time.

The U.S. House took a broadly bipartisan vote Wednesday night on the debt limit package, sending it to the U.S. Senate where lawmakers are expected to vote quickly to clear the measure. Read more»

Before the unwinding, more than 1 in 4 Americans — 93 million — were covered by Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program, and about 15 million people will be dropped over the next year as states review participants’ eligibility in monthly tranches.

More than 600,000 Americans have lost Medicaid coverage since pandemic protections ended on April 1, as states are deciding who stays and who goes - and the overwhelming majority of people who have lost coverage were dropped because of technicalities. Read more»

Chief of the U.S. Border Patrol Raul Ortiz addresses the media during a press conference at the Del Rio Port of Entry in Del Rio, Texas, September 20, 2021.

The head of the U.S. Border Patrol announced his retirement Tuesday, following a tenure marked by the pandemic-era restriction known as Title 42 and thousands of migrant encounters by agents across the U.S.-Mexico border. Read more»

The 2015 Finger Rock Fire, seen burning in the Catalinas from Downtown Tucson, nearly 10 miles away. Tucson High School, the University of Arizona and Banner-University Medical Center are seen in the foreground.

State Farm announced that it would no longer offer home insurance to new customers in California, a decision at least partially motivated by the effects of climate change, and one that could impact other places at high risk of climate change-fueled natural disasters. Read more»

Challenging a denial can take hours of patients’ and doctors’ time, and many people don’t have the knowledge or stamina to take on the task, unless the bill is especially large or the treatment obviously lifesaving.

Millions of Americans in the past few years have filed a health care insurance claim that once might have been paid immediately but now is denied, and the Department of Health and Human Services - tasked with with monitoring denials - hasn’t fulfilled that assignment. Read more»

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