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PHOENIX | Arizona city leaders want lawmaker out over race comments

PHOENIX— An Arizona city council voted Tuesday to demand the resignation of a Republican state lawmaker whose remarks on race and immigration have led to a growing backlash of criticism and the loss of his chairmanship on a key committee. Tuesday’s 6-1 vote by the Prescott City Council comes just days after the Phoenix New … Continue reading PHOENIX | Arizona city leaders want lawmaker out over race comments

PHOENIX | Arizona workers find woman who survived in desert for 6 days

PHOENIX  — Arizona transportation worker Zach Moralez knew something wasn’t right when he saw a damaged fence along a highway. Tracks went off the edge of the road and through the fence on the edge of the hill. Moralez, a highway operations technician, knew there had to be a car at the bottom. “We got … Continue reading PHOENIX | Arizona workers find woman who survived in desert for 6 days

PHOENIX | Troops at the border are limited in what they can do

PHOENIX — The 5,200 active-duty troops being sent by President Donald Trump to the U.S.-Mexico border will be limited in what they can do under a federal law that restricts the military from engaging in law enforcement on American soil. That means the troops will not be allowed to detain immigrants, seize drugs from smugglers … Continue reading PHOENIX | Troops at the border are limited in what they can do

PHOENIX | Shelter provider for immigrant kids surrenders 2 licenses

PHOENIX— The nation’s largest provider of shelters for immigrant children has surrendered two of its licenses in Arizona following a state investigation that found the organization didn’t have fingerprint records for some employees. In an agreement announced Wednesday, Southwest Key surrendered its licenses for shelters in Phoenix and Youngtown and will pay a $73,000 fine. … Continue reading PHOENIX | Shelter provider for immigrant kids surrenders 2 licenses

PHOENIX | Tropical Storm Rosa heads for Baja, US Southwest

PHOENIX — After soaking northwestern Mexico with heavy rains as it neared the Baja California Peninsula, reportedly claiming at least one victim, Tropical Storm Rosa is expected to drench the U.S. Southwest. From Arizona to Utah, some residents filled sandbags in anticipation of heavy rainfall forecasts and potential flooding. The center of Rosa, which was … Continue reading PHOENIX | Tropical Storm Rosa heads for Baja, US Southwest

PHOENIX | Arizona governor’s Senate pick reflects a cautious approach

PHOENIX — Arizona carries a reputation as one of the country’s political flashpoints, with heated debates over immigration, rambunctious populists and a divided GOP. But the man who had the attention of the nation’s political establishment this week is a buttoned-down former ice cream company executive running for a second term as governor. Doug Ducey, … Continue reading PHOENIX | Arizona governor’s Senate pick reflects a cautious approach

PHOENIX | Ducey, Garcia to face off for Arizona governor in November

PHOENIX  — The incumbent Republican governor and a Democratic Latino education professor won their parties’ respective nods in Tuesday’s primary election for Arizona’s top office. Gov. Doug Ducey bested former Secretary of State Ken Bennett, a more conservative GOP candidate who had little funding and campaign resources. Education professor and military veteran David Garcia beat … Continue reading PHOENIX | Ducey, Garcia to face off for Arizona governor in November

PHOENIX | Delays in opening polling locations disrupts Arizona primary

PHOENIX — Voters faced more problems at Phoenix-area polling places during Arizona’s primary election, with several locations opening hours behind schedule Tuesday because voting machines had not been set up on time. It comes after voters waited in long lines for hours during the 2016 presidential primary because of drastically reduced voting centers, which have … Continue reading PHOENIX | Delays in opening polling locations disrupts Arizona primary