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House bill could generate more health services for Native American elders

If passed, the Tribal Elder Care Improvement Act would award grants to tribal agencies to support elder health care.

US Senate passes bill repealing discriminatory laws against Native Americans

The Respect Act would eliminate laws like one that allows the forced removal of children from their homes to attend boarding school.

Group explores community impact of violence against Indigenous women

MMWIG committee members hear "heart-wrenching" stories from family members.

Lawmakers prepping punishment for Tucson if voters approve sanctuary city law

Two Arizona legislators are readying bills that experts say would likely end up in court if passed.

Effort to nix English immersion in Arizona finds support

Lawmakers from both sides of the aisle point to data suggesting immersion doesn't ease students' struggles.

Tucson takes step toward raising tobacco age within city

Members debated the merits of the city-only proposal, and some voiced concern over potential state preemption.

Regents say funding proposal preps Arizona for tech-driven economy

The budget request would set Arizona up to compete successfully in a changing economic landscape, the board chair says.

Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs on priorities ahead of 2020

Election security and access to polls are part of her focus.

Ducey backs court orders to require mental health evaluations

The governor said law enforcement needs tools to keep firearms away from people with mental health problems.

Arizona committee to begin studying violent crime against Indigenous women and girls

A main goal is to improve data collection on missing and murdered cases involving Indigenous women and girls.

Benefits issue is still pending before Arizona Supreme Court

At issue is whether a 2016 law conflicted with a 2006 voter-approved law on benefits and wages.

Law aims to help prevent teen suicides in Arizona

Recent legislation mandates suicide prevention training in the state's middle schools and high schools.

Data on missing or murdered Tohono O'odham females could help guide prevention efforts

New Arizona law requires law enforcement to collect this data in an effort to prevent violence.

Navajo Code Talker and New Mexico Senator Dies

Sen. John Pinto died Friday morning in Gallup, New Mexico.

Analyzing the budget: reporter Howard Fischer

Fischer has covered the Arizona Legislature for 30 years.

Lawmakers on the budget: State Rep. T.J. Shope

The Republican representative on his support for the proposed budget.

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