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A worker leads a group of migrants into Washington’s Union Station to get food after they were dropped off by a bus the brought them from the border in Texas or Arizona to Washington, D.C. The trips aim to highlight border problems.

Washington, D.C., officials are asking federal and regional governments to help area nonprofits stretched thin by busloads of migrants who are being sent to the city by the governors of Arizona and Texas to bring attention to surging migration and protest plans to end Title 42. Read more»

Analysts say part of the fundraising success of Sen. Mark Kelly, D-Ariz., is due to the fact that he was elected just two years ago in a costly, hard-fought special election. That’s put Kelly in a position where he has 'essentially been campaigning nonstop for years now,' one said.

Sen. Mark Kelly reported raising almost $52.5 million as of June 30, putting him well ahead of the pack of would-be Republican challengers in Arizona — but outside political action committees have targeted more than $42 million to oppose him this fall. Read more»

President Donald Trump, at a January 2021 event in Texas, will be headlining a political rally Saturday in Prescott Valley. Officials there do not plan to bill the campaign for public safety costs – a move that other cities have tried in the past without success.

Prescott Valley officials expect crowds next week when former President Donald Trump brings his political rally there - but they don’t expect payment: Prescott Valley says police protection is just part of what cities do, and they do not bill for it. Read more»

U.S. Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-Del.), in red, tries to hand out masks to Rep. Andy Biggs (R-Gilbert), seated, Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-Okla.) and Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.), left, in the secret location where more than 100 lawmakers and staff were gathered on Jan. 6 as rioters stormed the U.S. Capitol building.

Arizona Rep. Debbie Lesko, Andy Biggs and Paul Gosar were small parts of a nearly three-hour hearing in which committee members methodically laid out what they said was evidence of then-President Donald Trump’s role in inciting violence on January 6. Read more»

Legal challenge to election laws in Arizona have landed before the Supreme Court twice in recent years – winning once and losing once.

Advocates welcomed the Justice Department’s decision to sue over Arizona’s strict new voter ID law that federal officials called a “textbook violation of the National Voter Registration Act” and supporters call a “common sense” defense against fraudulent voting. Read more»

Abortion opponents argue that a 1901 law criminalizing abortion in Arizona is back in effect, now that abortion is no longer recognized as a constitutional right. But abortion-rights advocates say it will require legal action to restore that law. In addition to a territorial-era ban, Arizona has laws banning abortions after 15 weeks and granting 'personhood' to fetuses.

The Supreme Court decision Friday to eliminate a constitutional right to an abortion has “unleashed chaos” for abortion providers in Arizona, where there is little agreement on where the law stands now. Read more»

Rep. Andy Biggs, R-Gilbert, in a file photo from April. Biggs this week challenged the testimony of a former White House aide, who told the Select Committee to Investigate the Jan. 6 Attack on the Capitol that Biggs was one of several House Republicans seeking a preemptive pardon from then-President Donald Trump.

Arizona Rep. Andy Biggs denied he sought a pardon for any part in connection with the Jan. 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol - contradicting testimony by a former White House aide who named Biggs as one of several Republican lawmakers who sought pardons. Read more»

The Supreme Court could merely restrict Roe v. Wade, its 1973 opinion that recognized a right to an abortion, but many think it could overturn Roe with its ruling this month in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health.

A ruling overturning Roe could come as early as Thursday, when the Supreme Court could release its decision on abortion - but Arizona advocates have been building networks to educate and to provide reproductive services and resources. Read more»

Former Arizona resident Tony Valdovinos at the off-Broadway New World Stages, which is wrapping up a run of '¡Americano!,' a musical based on Valdovinos’ story as a Dreamer.

“¡Americano!,” - which opened at the Phoenix Theatre in late January 2020 and debuted off-Broadway on May 1 at the New World Stages - tells the story of Tony Valdovinos and the need to continue the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Read more»

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich leaves the Supreme Court in February after arguing that states should be allowed to defend the Trump-era public charge rule that the Biden administration dropped. The court Wednesday dismissed the case, but Brnovich said states are still looking for how to proceed.

The Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed Arizona’s attempt to defend a Trump-era “public charge” that would have made it harder for immigrants to gain permanent residency, after the Biden administration refused to defend the policy. Read more»

The Supreme Court ruled Monday that noncitizens being held for deportation are not entitled to a bond hearing after months in detention, decisions that advocates said could let the government keep migrants behind bars indefinitely. Read more»

New Jersey National Guard members muster at the Capitol days after a mob stormed the building on Jan. 6. The riot comes at a time when the political divide is widening and threats against elected officials are steadily rising.

The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol began presenting evidence Thursday night from more than 1,000 witnesses – including a number of prominent Arizona Republicans. Read more»

Arizona executed Frank Atwood on Wednesday, the second execution in less than a month for the state. But for family members of Vicki Lynne Hoskinson, the 8-year-old Atwood kidnapped and murdered, it was the end of a 37-year wait for justice.

Convicted killer Frank Atwood was executed by lethal injection Wednesday morning, after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected a bid to stop his execution for the 1984 murder of an 8-year-old Tucson girl. Read more»

Former President Donald Trump, shown at a North Carolina event in 2020.

While other Republicans tried to downplay the impact of former President Donald Trump’s endorsement this week of Blake Masters’ bid for Senate, analysts said the nod could be the “rocket fuel” Masters needs to move to the front of a crowded field. Read more»

Vice President Kamala Harris, who sued Corinthian Colleges when she was California’s attorney general, praised the Education Department decision to erase $5.8 billion in federal loans held by 560,000 former Corinthian students.

More than 10,000 Arizonans could see $111.9 million in federal student loan debt erased as part of a $5.8 billion loan discharge announced this week for former students of the now-defunct Corinthian Colleges. Read more»

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