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Sens. Kyrsten Sinema, Martha McSally avoid media as shutdown drags on

Arizona's new U.S. senators chatted briefly with business leaders on Friday, but avoided reporters who wanted to ask about the government shutdown.         

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Amid border-wall debate, third drug tunnel found in less than a month in Nogales

Mexican officials uncovered another drug tunnel in Nogales, Sonora, the third discovery in less than a month.         

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Andy Biggs, Paul Gosar vote against back pay for federal workers in shutdown

Arizona's Reps. Andy Biggs and Paul Gosar voted against providing back pay for federal workers affected by the government shutdown.         

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Andy Biggs and Paul Gosar vote to stiff furloughed federal employees

Arizona Reps. Andy Biggs and Paul Gosar heap more misery upon furloughed federal workers.         

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Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on Jan. 14, 2019, will deliver the first State of the State address of his second term, outlining his priorities.         

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Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on Jan. 14, 2019, will deliver the first State of the State address of his second term, outlining his priorities.         

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Is the Bidwill family, owners of the Arizona Cardinals, racist?

A Dallas sportscaster implied that the Bidwills are. He's wrong.         

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Shutdown: Trump says he's not looking to declare emergency for border wall 'right now'

President Donald Trump Friday played down the prospects of an imminent emergency declaration to free up funding for his proposed border wall.         

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Gov. Ducey names Robert Broscheid new Arizona Parks leader after former director fired

Robert Broscheid was named Parks boss following the ouster of Sue Black. Former employees accused Black of ignoring laws protecting archaeological sites.         

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Martha McSally refuses pay, but how long will she agree to hold federal workers hostage?

How long will Sen. Martha McSally stand with President Donald Trump as he holds 800,000 federal employees hostage to his demand for a border wall?         

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Today should be payday for hundreds of thousands of government workers. But the shutdown means they're not getting paid

Federal employees were supposed to be paid on Friday, but checks are on hold for thousands of workers because of the ongoing government shutdown.         

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Trump seeks to justify possible emergency declaration that would bypass Congress on border wall

Locked in an impasse with Democrats over his border wall, President Donald Trump is inching increasingly closer to an emergency declaration.         

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Muslim vice-chair of Texas county GOP survives effort to oust him over his religion

Cheers went up behind closed doors as the vote was read while a critic stood outside wearing a black burqa.         

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Shutdown nears record: Why these Republicans have crossed party lines to reopen the government

Just a handful of Republicans have crossed party lines to vote with Democrats on bills to reopen the government. Here's why they did.         

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Sen. Martha McSally is dutifully obeying AZ GOP and not criticizing Donald Trump

Arizona Republicans were told support for the president is "non-negotiable." I guess so.         

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Shelter workers pushed, dragged migrant kids. Here's what they should have done instead

The videos of migrant kids being pushed and dragged demonstrate everything wrong with how to deal with children who act out         

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As Arizona's affordable-housing crisis persists, advocates see a chance for gains at the Legislature

As housing costs force more people out, housing agencies plan to take their case for more resources to the governor, lawmakers.         

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How Patriot Movement AZ sows fear at churches that are housing migrant families released by ICE

Members of the right-wing Patriot Movement AZ accuse churches of "aiding and abetting" illegal immigration by housing migrants dropped off by ICE.         

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Phoenix church pastors help Central American migrants, who were dropped off by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, at the local church.         

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Sen. McSally dutifully obeying AZ GOP and not criticizing Donald Trump

Arizona Republicans were told support for the president is "non-negotiable." I guess so.         

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