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Outtakes of the Special Counsel’s report – the Mueller report – on Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election and a June indictment by the special counsel’s office of 12 alleged Russian hackers both cite a leased computer server in Arizona that was used to transmit stolen Democratic Party data.

Buried in the 448-page report is a little more than a page that said Russian intelligence officers used a “leased computer” in Arizona to help funnel information that was stolen from hacked Democratic Party computers. Read more»

Alfred Delgatto, a volunteer for Sonoran Prevention Works and similar organizations, provides drug users with clean needles and syringes, and fentanyl testing strips as well as basic hygiene and living supplies. “It’s not easy for most people to just stop doing everything at once,” Delgatto says. “I think most people thrive in an environment where they kind of chip away at things one thing at a time.”

Baltimore and Phoenix are two completely different cities culturally and geographically, but they’re both experiencing the same problem: increased deaths due to opioid overdoses, specifically those involving powerful fentanyl. Read more»

Tim Roemer (left), Sen. Martha McSally and Enrique Lucero discuss the issues Arizona is experiencing with the influx of migrants at a  meeting Monday at the Department of Homeland Security in Phoenix.

Sen. McSally reiterated her support for stronger border security at a closed-door roundtable meeting this week but stopped short of supporting President Trump’s threats to shut down the southern border if Mexico doesn’t stop migrants from entering the United States. Read more»

President Trump addressed reporters Sunday after the attorney general’s summary was released.

Arizona Republicans say Mueller’s report on Russian interference in the 2016 exonerates President Trump, but a UA legal expert cautioned that it’s premature for the president to declare victory. Read more»

Kate Gallego became the second woman to be elected Phoenix mayor, handily defeating her former City Council colleague Daniel Valenzuela. Read more»

In the wake of several behavior scandals, the Arizona Legislature pledged last session to adopt a code of conduct in order to hold members more accountable for their actions in office. Nearly a year later, that code doesn’t exist. Read more»

Phoenix mayoral candidates Kate Gallego and Daniel Valenzuela discussed a wide range of issues facing the city Tuesday night at  Burton Barr Public Library. The runoff election is March 12, and early voting has begun.

Kate Gallego and Daniel Valenzuela — both Democrats — disagreed over whether public money should be used for pro sports arenas and if affordable housing alone is enough to address homelessness. Early voting began this week. Read more»

Trump campaigning in 2016.

President Trump has hinted there’s a “good chance” he will declare a national emergency during his State of the Union address in order to build a border wall. Experts, however, believe there are obstacles to using a national emergency to build a wall. Read more»

Gov. Doug Ducey delivered his State of the State address on Monday.

Education funding and the looming threat of water shortages were among the key issues Gov. Doug Ducey emphasized in his State of the State address Monday afternoon. Read more»

Arizona state Rep. Isela Blanc, holding yellow sign, sits with Phoenix resident Karen Ibarra, a DACA recipient, to block Independence Avenue as part of a Dream Act protest in Washington.

Arizona State Rep. Isela Blanc and DACA recipient Karen Ibarra were among dozens of marchers arrested Monday in Washington during a protest on what was supposed to be the last day of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Read more»

Brianna Westbrook, a liberal, transgender Democrat in a conservative, Republican district, said she is ready to try another run for Congress this fall.

Even before she lost the Democratic primary in the special election to replace former Rep. Trent Franks, R-Glendale, Brianna Westbrook had her sights set on a primary in August when the seat will be up again. Read more»

President Donald Trump said tariffs he imposed on imported solar components will preserve U.S. companies and help create jobs here, but some industry officials fear it will have the opposite effect by driving up prices and turning people away from solar power.

New tariffs imposed last week by the Trump administration on imported solar products will benefit domestic manufacturers, but could hit consumers and other parts of the solar energy industry hard, experts said. Read more»

Under the 'AHCCCS Works' plan from the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System, able-bodied Medicaid recipients between ages 19 and 55 would have to work or be in school or job training for 20 hours a week to continue to get Medicaid coverage.

Federal officials issued guidelines last week that will let Arizona and nine other states move ahead on proposals to require that able-bodied Medicaid recipients are either working or involved in “community engagement activities” to be eligible for coverage. Read more»