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Debbie Lesko and Steve Montenegro (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Debbie Lesko and Steve Montenegro (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

Similar GOP candidates vie for Arizona Rep. Franks' seat

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 A dozen Republicans are facing off in the special primary election to replace disgraced former U.S. Rep. Trent Franks, and voters may have a hard time distinguishing one from the other. 

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Lawmaker: Lack of regulation on Arizona tattoo industry is ‘shocking’

Manny Hernandez, a Phoenix tattoo artist, said consumers should always do research on tattoo shops before getting inked. (Source: Maddy Ryan/Cronkite News) Manny Hernandez, a Phoenix tattoo artist, said consumers should always do research on tattoo shops before getting inked. (Source: Maddy Ryan/Cronkite News)
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The state doesn’t regulate the industry, which means tattoo and body-piercing parlors don’t get inspected and employees aren’t required to undergo training.

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Special election for Arizona's Congressional District 8

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Arizona is divided into nine congressional districts. One of those seats in the House -- the one for CD 8 -- has been vacant since Trent Franks resigned in early December amid allegations of sexual harassment. 

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House vote keeps nonprofits from disclosing election funding

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The Republican-controlled Arizona House on Tuesday voted to ban cities and towns from requiring nonprofit groups that spend money in elections to disclosure their donors.

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Deal reached on overseas ballots in race to replace Franks

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It could take more than a week to determine the winners in the crowded race to replace former U.S. Rep. Trent Franks. 

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CD 8 special election: Get to know Phil Lovas

Phil Lovas (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Phil Lovas (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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Political power couple Phil and Corrine Lovas are busy raising three children in this sprawling part of the West Valley. Oh, and running for Congress at the same time. 

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CD special election: Lesko, Montenegro have raised most money for Republican primary

Debbie Lesko and Steve Montenegro (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Debbie Lesko and Steve Montenegro (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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In terms of money, the Republican primary is down to two candidates – former state lawmaker Debbie Lesko and Steve Montenegro. They lead the 12-candidate field in the spending race.

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House bill OKs stun guns, pepper spray at universities

Republican Rep. Travis Grantham of Gilbert (left), the bill's sponsor, said he was prompted by policies at some universities that he believes ban the active ingredient in the most effective chemical sprays. (Source: AP Photo and 123RF) Republican Rep. Travis Grantham of Gilbert (left), the bill's sponsor, said he was prompted by policies at some universities that he believes ban the active ingredient in the most effective chemical sprays. (Source: AP Photo and 123RF)
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State university and community college students would be allowed to carry pepper spray, stun guns and other "non-lethal" weapons under a bill approved by the Arizona House late Thursday.

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Arizona House panel OKs felony for rule-breaking pot doctors

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An Arizona House panel on Thursday approved a proposal making doctors who sidestep rules for medical marijuana recommendations guilty of a felony. 

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Legislative leaders push redistricting commission changes

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Republican leaders in the Arizona Legislature are pushing a proposal to dramatically overhaul the independent commission that draws congressional and legislative maps every decade.

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House committee passes watered-down child marriage ban

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The original bill would have outlawed all marriages for people under the age of 18. The new bill bans marriage for children under the age of 16 and places restrictions on marriage for 16 and 17 year olds.

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GOP lawmaker proposes harsher punishment for opioid dealers; bill dies in House

House Bill 2241 targets dealers trafficking in heroin and fentanyl - a deadly synthetic opioid more potent than morphine. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) House Bill 2241 targets dealers trafficking in heroin and fentanyl - a deadly synthetic opioid more potent than morphine. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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Democrats don't like the idea and are worried the proposal wouldn't solve the root problem.

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Arizona high court to consider in-state tuition for DREAMers

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The Arizona Supreme Court will review a lower court ruling that said young immigrants granted deferred deportation status under a program started by former President Barack Obama are not eligible for lower in-state college tuition.

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Replacement for expelled Arizona House lawmaker sworn in

Yuma farmer Tim Dunn is sworn in as a member of the Arizona House of Representatives by state Supreme Court Justice Andrew Gould as his wife, Eileen Dunn, holds the Bible at the Capitol in Phoenix on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018. (Source: AP Photo/Bob Christie) Yuma farmer Tim Dunn is sworn in as a member of the Arizona House of Representatives by state Supreme Court Justice Andrew Gould as his wife, Eileen Dunn, holds the Bible at the Capitol in Phoenix on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018. (Source: AP Photo/Bob Christie)
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He replaces former Rep. Don Shooter, who was expelled by a 56-3 vote on Feb. 1.

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DPS confirms former Rep. Shooter was being tailed

DPS confirmed that a private investigator was following Shooter around. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) DPS confirmed that a private investigator was following Shooter around. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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One political expert says the fact a private investigator was tailing Shooter proves absolutely nothing.

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Gov. Doug Ducey signs order to keep Grand Canyon open during future gov't shutdowns

Governor Doug Ducey signed an executive order, creating a plan to keep the Grand Canyon open during future government shutdowns. (Source: Grand Canyon National Park Services) Governor Doug Ducey signed an executive order, creating a plan to keep the Grand Canyon open during future government shutdowns. (Source: Grand Canyon National Park Services)
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Governor Doug Ducey signed an executive order, creating a plan to keep the Grand Canyon open during future government shutdowns.

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Arizona lawmakers split on bill to continue funding federal government

Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Arizona, explains his vote against the bipartisan budget deal to keep government open. Bipartisanship is good, he said, “but not when it’s bought and paid for with billions of taxpayer dollars.” (Source: Sen. Jeff Flake’s office) Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Arizona, explains his vote against the bipartisan budget deal to keep government open. Bipartisanship is good, he said, “but not when it’s bought and paid for with billions of taxpayer dollars.” (Source: Sen. Jeff Flake’s office)
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 Arizona lawmakers split early Friday on a budget bill that reopened the government after a brief midnight shutdown, with opposition coming from an unusual coalition of budget hawks and immigration advocates upset by the measure.

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Arizona group aims to register 200,000 new voters in 2018

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Community group, One Arizona Coalition kicked off its effort to register 200,000 voters in 2018 Saturday morning.

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Flagstaff city manager to resign, cites council's behavior

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The Flagstaff city manager has announced plans to leave the position, citing the "unprofessional and discourteous" treatment by two city council members.

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Concerns raised over voting instructions ahead of Arizona's CD 8 special election

The voting instructions say "vote for not more than 2." Once candidate believe this might confuse voters. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) The voting instructions say "vote for not more than 2." Once candidate believe this might confuse voters. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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The latest controversy centers around the voting instructions sent out ahead of this month's special election primary in Arizona's 8th Congressional District.

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House OKs photo radar ban, but likely dead in Senate

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The Arizona House has passed legislation banning cities from using photo speed and red light enforcement cameras, but it likely won't see the light of day in the Senate barring some slick maneuvering by the House sponsor.

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GOP Sen. Flake guarded about Senate OKing immigration deal

Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., walks to his office, Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, at Capitol Hill in Washington. (Source: AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana) Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., walks to his office, Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, at Capitol Hill in Washington. (Source: AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
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A Republican lawmaker who's been a leading advocate of striking a bipartisan immigration deal is guarded about whether the Senate can approve a compromise on the politically electric issue.

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Pressure builds for Tempe councilman to resign following latest allegation

Kolby Granville. (Source: Facebook) Kolby Granville. (Source: Facebook)
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Tempe City Councilman Kolby Granville is now facing more pressure to resign his seat follow accusations of sexual misconduct from a third woman. 

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Lawmaker seeks review of possibly explicit communication

Republican Rep. Anthony Kern, left, said he sent letters to the FBI and four state and local agencies seeking the investigation of a former House staffer, Brian Townsend, right. Republican Rep. Anthony Kern, left, said he sent letters to the FBI and four state and local agencies seeking the investigation of a former House staffer, Brian Townsend, right.
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An Arizona lawmaker said Monday he wants law enforcement to investigate whether "unsolicited, potentially explicit communications" referenced in an investigative report on sexual misconduct at the Legislature violated the state's "revenge porn" law.

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McCain, Coons push bipartisan immigration deal despite WH rejection

Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain and Delaware Democratic Sen. Chris Coons are behind a bill that would grant eventual citizenship to young undocumented immigrants who have been in the country since 2013. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5/AP) Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain and Delaware Democratic Sen. Chris Coons are behind a bill that would grant eventual citizenship to young undocumented immigrants who have been in the country since 2013. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5/AP)
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The measure would grant eventual citizenship to young undocumented immigrants who have been in the country since 2013 and came to the U.S. as children, but it does not address all of the President's stated immigration priorities.

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Arizona agency director quits over conflicts with Ducey aide

Craig Brown (left) and Gilbert Davidson (Source: Arizona Department of Administration) Craig Brown (left) and Gilbert Davidson (Source: Arizona Department of Administration)
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The director of the Arizona agency that serves as the human resources department for all 33,000 state workers quit his job last month because he was clashing with a new hire in Gov. Doug Ducey's office.

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Former newspaper publisher says of AZ lawmaker's inappropriate remark: 'It was gross'

Mi-Ai Parrish said Rep. Don Shooter made an inappropriate comment toward her in 2016. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Mi-Ai Parrish said Rep. Don Shooter made an inappropriate comment toward her in 2016. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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A former president and publisher of the Arizona Republic has accused Rep. Don Shooter of making an inappropriate comment while meeting with her and an attorney. 

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READ: Sen. McCain issues statement about attacks on FBI, DOJ

Arizona Senator John McCain (Source: Gage Skidmore / flickr) Arizona Senator John McCain (Source: Gage Skidmore / flickr)
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As a controversial memo about the Russia probe was released to the public, Arizona Senator John McCain lashed out on the recent attacks on the FBI and Justice Department.

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Party animal Arizona lawmaker expelled after #MeToo movement

Arizona Republican state Rep. Don Shooter drops his mic after voting no on a resolution expelling him from the Arizona House for a pattern of sexual harassment in Phoenix, Ariz., Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018. (Source: AP Photo/Bob Christie) Arizona Republican state Rep. Don Shooter drops his mic after voting no on a resolution expelling him from the Arizona House for a pattern of sexual harassment in Phoenix, Ariz., Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018. (Source: AP Photo/Bob Christie)
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Known for booze-fueled partying and good-ol' boy, clownish behavior, Rep. Don Shooter spent the past seven years as a hard-to-miss fixture who wielded considerable power at the Arizona state Capitol.

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Shooter says he is 'free at last' after expulsion from state House of Reps

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Don Shooter told us he was "free at last," hours after being expelled from the State House of Representatives. 

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AZ House votes to expel Rep. Don Shooter

Rep. Don Shooter spoke on the House floor before lawmakers voted to expel him for sexual harassment.(Source: House TV) Rep. Don Shooter spoke on the House floor before lawmakers voted to expel him for sexual harassment.(Source: House TV)
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The Arizona House voted Thursday to expel Rep. Don Shooter following claims of sexual harassment. 

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Gun removed from Don Shooter's office before expulsion vote

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House Speaker J.D. Mesnard says he removed a firearm from Rep. Shooter’s office before the House expelled Shooter on Thursday. 

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Rep. Shooter writes letter addressing sexual harassment allegations

Rep. Don Shooter (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Rep. Don Shooter (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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Rep. Don Shooter released a letter Thursday morning ahead of a vote that will determine if he will be formally censured after an investigation found that he had violated sexual harassment policies.

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Arizona lawmaker seeks resignation in sex harassment case

House Majority Leader Kelly Townsend, right, said she wants Rep. Don Shooter, left, expelled unless he resigns first after being accused of a pattern of sexual harassment. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) House Majority Leader Kelly Townsend, right, said she wants Rep. Don Shooter, left, expelled unless he resigns first after being accused of a pattern of sexual harassment. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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The move runs counter to GOP House Speaker J.D. Mesnard's call for a formal censure for Rep. Don Shooter's behavior but not an expulsion.

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Probe finds Arizona lawmaker broke sex harassment rules

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An internal investigation has found that an Arizona House lawmaker violated the chamber's sexual harassment policies. Republican Rep. Don Shooter has been permanently removed from all committee assignments.

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Lobbyist seeks to cut allegations from bribery indictment

Jim Norton. (Source: Twitter) Jim Norton. (Source: Twitter)
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The indictment alleges George Johnson funneled $31,000 through Jim Norton to Gary Pierce and Pierce's wife for favorable treatment in a rate case before the commission.

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Rep. Paul Gosar calls for arrest of illegal aliens at State of the Union address

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Republican Congressman Paul Gosar is creating a storm of controversy after a series of tweets from his office, calling on police to arrest undocumented immigrants at Tuesday night's State of the Union address.

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Phoenix area groups expecting Trump to promote plan for 'Dreamers' in SOTU

Supporters of the DREAM Act, a bill that never passed Congress, hope that Trump shows more support for it in his State of the Union address. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5/CNN) Supporters of the DREAM Act, a bill that never passed Congress, hope that Trump shows more support for it in his State of the Union address. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5/CNN)
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Promise Arizona has been pushing for a clean DREAM Act.

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Battle over Bobs plays out in special congressional election

There's a verbal battle over who can use the name of Bob Stump. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) There's a verbal battle over who can use the name of Bob Stump. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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There's a verbal battle over who can use the name of Bob Stump.

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US tax change seen as boost to Arizona payments in December

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The Legislature's budget staff says Arizona's general fund had record high revenue in December, likely due in part to taxpayers temporarily increasing their estimated payments because of a federal tax change. 

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Business owners weigh in on new bill designed to regulate medical marijuana safety

A bill that would regulate medical marijuana safety is expected to be introduced on Monday. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) A bill that would regulate medical marijuana safety is expected to be introduced on Monday. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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Many cannabis business owners agree that it comes down to patient safety and industry trust.

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Arizona governor signs law he sought to target opioid abuse

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Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on Friday signed a sweeping new law designed to crack down on opioid abuse and cut the number of overdose deaths. 

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Nonprofit pushes upbeat image of Arizona's education

(Source: 3TV/CBS 5) (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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Business entities are backing a campaign to push an upbeat image of Arizona education.

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Bill to end child marriage in Arizona faces obstacles

There's a bill in the state Legislature that would ban child marriages but it might not make it to a committee. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) There's a bill in the state Legislature that would ban child marriages but it might not make it to a committee. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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A child gets married once every three days in Maricopa County, and the bill that would end child marriage in Arizona may not even get a hearing in the state Legislature. 

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Arizona Legislature passes law tackling rising opioid crisis

Ducey's proposal bars doctors from prescribing more than an initial five-day supply of pain medication, boosts pain clinic regulation and adds $10 million to help uninsured people get addiction treatment. (Source: AP Photo/Matt York/CNN) Ducey's proposal bars doctors from prescribing more than an initial five-day supply of pain medication, boosts pain clinic regulation and adds $10 million to help uninsured people get addiction treatment. (Source: AP Photo/Matt York/CNN)
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The Republican governor was expected to sign it Friday.

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Legislature poised to debate opioid crackdown law

Gov. Doug Ducey (Source: 3TV/CBS 5 file photo) Gov. Doug Ducey (Source: 3TV/CBS 5 file photo)
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The Arizona House and Senate are poised to debate Gov. Doug Ducey's proposal to cut down on addiction and deaths from prescription painkillers. 

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House panel OKs ban on photo red light and speed enforcement

Another bill to ban photo enforcement cameras is at the state Legislature. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Another bill to ban photo enforcement cameras is at the state Legislature. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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There have been multiple attempts to ban photo radar and red light cameras in recent years in the Legislature but they mainly failed.

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Arizona Senate panel advances governor's tax cut bill

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An Arizona Senate panel has advanced a proposal championed by Republican Gov. Doug Ducey boosting an income tax exemption for military pensioners.

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Arizona House panel OKs sales tax cut for diapers, tampons

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An Arizona House panel on Wednesday advanced a proposal exempting diapers and feminine hygiene products like tampons from sales taxes, but its fate remained unclear because it would cut state revenue.

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AZ lawmaker says topless women at rallies have 'no defense ' for rape

State Rep. Kelly Townsend made a controversial post on Facebook saying topless women at protests don't have a defense when they're sexually harassed or raped. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) State Rep. Kelly Townsend made a controversial post on Facebook saying topless women at protests don't have a defense when they're sexually harassed or raped. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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Townsend, one of the highest-ranking Republicans in the state house, was condemning a pictured of a female protestor taken at the Capitol on Sunday. 

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Judge removes 1 of 3 Democrats seeking Congress seat

Gene Scharer. Source: Facebook) Gene Scharer. Source: Facebook)
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A judge has removed a Democratic candidate from the special primary election ballot for Arizona's 2nd Congressional District.

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Head of Arizona HR department steps down

Craig C. Brown (Source: ADOA) Craig C. Brown (Source: ADOA)
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The director of the Arizona agency that serves as the human resources department for all 33,000 state workers has resigned.

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Challenge to Democrat running for Franks' seat dropped

FILE - In this March 24, 2017 file photo, Rep. Trent Franks, R-Ariz. speaks with a reporter on Capitol Hill in Washington, as the House nears a vote on their health care overhaul. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File) FILE - In this March 24, 2017 file photo, Rep. Trent Franks, R-Ariz. speaks with a reporter on Capitol Hill in Washington, as the House nears a vote on their health care overhaul. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)
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Republican U.S. Rep. Trent Franks resigned last month amid sexual harassment allegations.

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Shutdown affects AZ parks, paychecks, and security

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The government shut down is already hurting Arizonans’ paychecks, security, and how families spend their free time.

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2 Democrats seeking ex-Rep. Franks' seat face challenge

FILE - In this March 24, 2017 file photo, Rep. Trent Franks, R-Ariz. speaks with a reporter on Capitol Hill in Washington, as the House nears a vote on their health care overhaul. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File) FILE - In this March 24, 2017 file photo, Rep. Trent Franks, R-Ariz. speaks with a reporter on Capitol Hill in Washington, as the House nears a vote on their health care overhaul. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)
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Maricopa County elections officials on Friday began reviewing qualifying signatures for two of three Democratic candidates seeking to replace Republican U.S. Rep. Trent Franks. The review began after a judge set a hearing for next week on the legal challenge to signatures qualifying Brianna Westbrook and Gene Scharer for the ballot.

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Suits seek to bar 2 Democrats seeking ex-Rep. Franks' seat

(Left to Right: Brianna Westbrook and Gene Scharer. Source: Facebook) (Left to Right: Brianna Westbrook and Gene Scharer. Source: Facebook)
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Two of three Democrats running in the special primary election to replace former U.S. Rep. Trent Franks are facing lawsuits challenging their right to appear on the ballot. 

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County board chooses replacement for senator who resigned to run for Congress

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors appointed Rick Gray to fill Debbie Lesko's seat in the state Senate. (Source: Maricopa County) The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors appointed Rick Gray to fill Debbie Lesko's seat in the state Senate. (Source: Maricopa County)
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Debbie Lesko stepped down from her position in the Arizona Senate in order to run for the seat vacated by U.S. Rep. Trent Franks.

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County board to pick replacement for senator who resigned to run for Congress

Debbie Lesko (Source: Gage Skidmore) Debbie Lesko (Source: Gage Skidmore)
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Thursday's scheduled board action comes after Debbie Lesko stepped down to seek the seat vacated by U.S. Rep Trent Franks. 

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Arpaio suggests Flake committed treason, calls for limits on criticizing president

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Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who recently launched a Senate campaign, suggested Sen. Jeff Flake may have committed treason when he delivered a scathing rebuke of President Trump.

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Car registration fee boost proposed to end raid on road cash

Republican lawmakers in the Arizona House and Senate are proposing an increase in vehicle license fees. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Republican lawmakers in the Arizona House and Senate are proposing an increase in vehicle license fees. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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The proposals mark the latest effort to end the raid of about $95 million a year that is supposed to fund local roads.

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State senator withdraws HOA bill that speeds up foreclosure process

Sen. John Kavanagh, R-Fountain Hills, has withdrawn SB 1080. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Sen. John Kavanagh, R-Fountain Hills, has withdrawn SB 1080. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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Arizona's Family found out on Wednesday Sen. John Kavanagh, R-Fountain Hills, has withdrawn SB 1080, a day after our report aired detailing the measure. 

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Jeff Flake rips Trump: A president 'who cannot take criticism ... is charting a very dangerous path'

President Donald Trump's use of the terms "fake news" and "enemy of the people" is "shameful" and reminiscent of words infamously used by Soviet dictator Josef Stalin to describe his enemies, Republican Sen. Jeff Flake said Wednesday. (Source: Senate TV) President Donald Trump's use of the terms "fake news" and "enemy of the people" is "shameful" and reminiscent of words infamously used by Soviet dictator Josef Stalin to describe his enemies, Republican Sen. Jeff Flake said Wednesday. (Source: Senate TV)
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Sen. Jeff Flake said the president's use of the terms "fake news" and "enemy of the people" is reminiscent of words used by Soviet dictator Josef Stalin to describe his enemies.

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Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio will be keynote speaker at GOP dinner

Former Maricopa County sheriff turned candidate for Senate Joe Arpaio at his office on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018. (Source: Jason Barry, 3TV/CBS 5) Former Maricopa County sheriff turned candidate for Senate Joe Arpaio at his office on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018. (Source: Jason Barry, 3TV/CBS 5)
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Former Maricopa Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who recently announced he is running for the U.S. Senate, will speak at the Lincoln Reagan Dinner and Fund Raiser next month in Minden, NV.

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McSally embraces Trump in Arizona Senate bid

Martha McSally. 12 Jan. 2018 (Source: 3TV/CBS 5 News) Martha McSally. 12 Jan. 2018 (Source: 3TV/CBS 5 News)
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Arizona congresswoman Martha McSally is embracing President Donald Trump and his hardline immigration rhetoric as she launches her bid to replace retiring GOP Sen. Jeff Flake.

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State to argue for dismissal in Arizona schools suit

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The state of Arizona wants a lawsuit alleging schools have been short-changed billions of dollars in capital project funding dismissed.

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Jeff Flake expected to deliver floor speech comparing Trump's attacks on media to Stalin's

Sen. Jeff Flake, right, is expected to compare the remarks of President Trump, left, to statements from Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin. (Source: CNN) Sen. Jeff Flake, right, is expected to compare the remarks of President Trump, left, to statements from Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin. (Source: CNN)
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Flake will criticize the President for calling the news media the "enemy of the people," calling it "an assault as unprecedented as it is unwarranted."

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Ducey pushes efforts to cut recidivism by helping inmates find, hold jobs

The Arizona Department of Corrections worked with Gov. Doug Ducey to add employment centers in prisons in a move to find jobs for prisoners and reduce Arizona’s recidivism rate. (Source: Jenna Aronson/Cronkite News) The Arizona Department of Corrections worked with Gov. Doug Ducey to add employment centers in prisons in a move to find jobs for prisoners and reduce Arizona’s recidivism rate. (Source: Jenna Aronson/Cronkite News)
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Researchers estimated states could save more than $635 million combined in one year alone in averted prison costs if they reduced recidivism rates by just 10 percent.

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Legislator on Pacific trip missing most of session's start

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A state representative who is missing most of the beginning of the Arizona Legislature's annual session says her husband surprised her with a trip to the South Pacific rescheduled on short notice to celebrate their 20th wedding anniversary and 50th birthdays.

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Kelli Ward distances herself from Bannon and Arpaio

Arizona Senate candidate Kelli Ward, a Republican, distanced herself Thursday from former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon and her primary opponent, controversial former Sheriff Joe Arpaio. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5/AP) Arizona Senate candidate Kelli Ward, a Republican, distanced herself Thursday from former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon and her primary opponent, controversial former Sheriff Joe Arpaio. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5/AP)
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Arizona Senate candidate Kelli Ward, a Republican, distanced herself Thursday from former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon and her primary opponent, controversial former Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

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McSally launches Senate campaign in heated Arizona contest

Arizona Rep. Martha McSally announced her bid for Senate. (Source: Martha McSally's office) Arizona Rep. Martha McSally announced her bid for Senate. (Source: Martha McSally's office)
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Arizona Republican Congresswoman Martha McSally called on the national GOP to "grow a pair of ovaries" as she launched her bid for the U.S. Senate on Friday, joining the race to replace retiring GOP Sen. Jeff Flake by embracing President Donald Trump and his outsider playbook in one of the nation's premier Senate contests.

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Sinema, McSally stockpile cash as Senate runs loom

(L to R: Rep. Kyrsten Sinema and Rep. Martha McSally) (L to R: Rep. Kyrsten Sinema and Rep. Martha McSally)
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Two Arizona congresswomen are stockpiling cash ahead of a potential faceoff for Republican Sen. Jeff Flake's U.S. Senate seat.

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Tactics, events that defined Joe Arpaio's career as sheriff

FILE- In this Dec. 21, 2011 file photo, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio shows his badge as he holds a ceremony where 92 of his immigration jail officers.(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File) FILE- In this Dec. 21, 2011 file photo, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio shows his badge as he holds a ceremony where 92 of his immigration jail officers.(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
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Former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio says he plans to run for a U.S. Senate seat now held by Republican Jeff Flake.

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Confederate flag display places Arizona lawmakers at odds

Rep. Geraldine Peten of Goodyear. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Rep. Geraldine Peten of Goodyear. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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An Arizona lawmaker says she is undecided if a Confederate flag display on a colleague's laptop merits a formal complaint under the House's harassment policy.

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Joe Arpaio: Obama's birth certificate is a 'phony document'

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Controversial former Sheriff Joe Arpaio on Wednesday called former President Barack Obama's birth certificate a "phony document" in an interview on CNN.

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Joe Arpaio points to political traits he shares with Trump

People have been comparing the political styles of President Donald Trump and former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio since the allies starting appearing together at campaign events. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) People have been comparing the political styles of President Donald Trump and former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio since the allies starting appearing together at campaign events. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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People have been comparing the political styles of President Donald Trump and former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio since the allies starting appearing together at campaign events.

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Senate candidate Arpaio lashed out at Flake

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Joe Arpaio slammed Sen. Jeff Flake on national television Wednesday saying, "he didn't have the guts to face the people to get re-elected."

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13 Republicans, 3 Democrats file for ex-US Rep. Franks seat

Steve Montenegro, top left, Bob Stump, top right, Brianna Westbrook, bottom right, Dr. Hiral Tipirneni, bottom middle, and Debbie Lesko, bottom left, are running for Congressional District 8. (Source: Facebook) Steve Montenegro, top left, Bob Stump, top right, Brianna Westbrook, bottom right, Dr. Hiral Tipirneni, bottom middle, and Debbie Lesko, bottom left, are running for Congressional District 8. (Source: Facebook)
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The heavily Republican 8th Congressional District covers much of the western and northwestern Phoenix suburbs, and the winner of the GOP primary will be strongly favored to win the seat outright.

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Arizona school advocates react to Gov. Ducey's education funding plan

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AZ Schools Now, a coalition of parents, teachers, school board members and advocates responded to Gov. Ducey's five year education funding plan Tuesday morning.

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Gov. Ducey plans to add $100M in capital funding for schools

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Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on Tuesday said he plans to add $100 million in new K-12 education funding this year as a down-payment on the full restoration of a school capital funding formula that was slashed during the Great Recession. 

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America's toughest senator? Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio announces run for Senate

Former Maricopa County sheriff turned candidate for Senate Joe Arpaio at his office on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018. (Source: Jason Barry, 3TV/CBS 5) Former Maricopa County sheriff turned candidate for Senate Joe Arpaio at his office on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018. (Source: Jason Barry, 3TV/CBS 5)
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Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio tweeted Tuesday that he will be running for Senate. 

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Democrat Kelly Fryer enters race for Arizona governor

Kelly Fryer hopes to unseat Republican Gov. Doug Ducey with the announcement of her candidacy for Arizona governor early Tuesday morning. (Source: ProVentures) Kelly Fryer hopes to unseat Republican Gov. Doug Ducey with the announcement of her candidacy for Arizona governor early Tuesday morning. (Source: ProVentures)
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Democrat Kelly Fryer hopes to unseat Republican Gov. Doug Ducey with the announcement of her candidacy for Arizona governor early Tuesday morning.

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Gov. Ducey calls for more school funding, new opioid law

Ducey wants to add money to the basic funding formula that is distributed to schools based on enrollment and other factors and restore it to pre-recession levels. (Source: Pool) Ducey wants to add money to the basic funding formula that is distributed to schools based on enrollment and other factors and restore it to pre-recession levels. (Source: Pool)
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"I've pledged to increase spending on K-12 education, above and beyond inflation, every year I'm in office," Ducey said.

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Gov. Doug Ducey's State of the State Address: Spirit of Service

Gov Doug Ducey delivered his State of the State Address on Monday, Jan. 8, 2018. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Gov Doug Ducey delivered his State of the State Address on Monday, Jan. 8, 2018. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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"We gather here to continue our work moving Arizona forward. Sometimes that work is accomplished through legislation and policy, debated and voted on here in these halls. Other times, it’s through the actions of everyday citizens ...."

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Dairy farmer Sine Kerr picked to replace lawmaker who stepped down

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The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors has named a replacement for state Sen. Steve Montenegro, who resigned to run for Congress. 

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Ducey to push K-12 funding, opioid crackdown in Legislature

Ducey has pushed his agencies to find cash to redirect to education. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Ducey has pushed his agencies to find cash to redirect to education. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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Ducey needs to boost school funding again in his fourth budget proposal as he faces a re-election battle this year.

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Ethics code proposed for Arizona Corporation Commission

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An Arizona Corporation Commission member is proposing an ethics code that would ban lobbyists from buying food or gifts for commissioners and require those lobbying the commission for others to register with the state.

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AZ lawmakers claim education is top priority with new session

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The legislative session is set to start on Monday. Education is a top priority for Arizona's families, so how will it be handled by your elected officials? Lawmakers claim education is one of their top priorities.  

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The 10 Senate seats most likely to flip in 2018

Republican Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona will not run for re-election. He stated he wouldn't embrace President Donald Trump to win next year's Republican primary. (Source: C-SPAN2) Republican Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona will not run for re-election. He stated he wouldn't embrace President Donald Trump to win next year's Republican primary. (Source: C-SPAN2)
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The most interesting Senate race in 2018 might have nothing to do with whether Republicans or Democrats control the chamber after this year's midterm elections.

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State capitol dome lit blue for human trafficking prevention

Gov. Doug Ducey (Source: 3TV/CBS 5 file photo) Gov. Doug Ducey (Source: 3TV/CBS 5 file photo)
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Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey says the State Capitol's dome will be lit blue throughout January for human trafficking prevention month.

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AZ Sen. John McCain plans to return to Washington soon, sources say

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A specific date for McCain's return has not yet been determined. But in a statement announcing his decision to go to Arizona in December, his office said he was looking forward "to returning to Washington in January."

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Consultant: Dems need luck to win 8th Congressional District

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Political consultants say Democrats running for a Phoenix-area congressional seat vacated by Republican Trent Franks' resignation face an uphill climb.

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Arizona Senate president shuffles committee leadership

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New leadership will be at the helm of two Arizona Senate committees due to the impending resignation of Republican Sen. Debbie Lesko.

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Judge blocks ban on ethnic studies in Tucson school district

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A federal judge has issued a final judgment, blocking an Arizona state law that prompted the dismantling of a Mexican-American history program in Tucson's largest school district. 

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Arizona bill would raise age for tobacco, e-cigs to 21

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Arizona teens would lose their right to light up under a bill that will go before the Arizona state Legislature in the new year.

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Arizona lawmaker proposes bill to crack down on fake service animals

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From restaurants to sitting next to you on planes, it seems service animals are everywhere.  But one state lawmakers says it's a trend that's out of control. 

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State pays millions to settle sexual harassment claims

The State of Arizona paid out more than $2 million to settle sexual harassment cases over the past 10 years, government paperwork said. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) The State of Arizona paid out more than $2 million to settle sexual harassment cases over the past 10 years, government paperwork said. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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Records show 14 government agencies paid a total of $2,052,646 to settle 27 sexual harassment claims.

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Sen. Jeff Flake may run for president in 2020

Sen. Flake said on Sunday he isn't closing the door on a presidential run in 2020. (Source: CNN) Sen. Flake said on Sunday he isn't closing the door on a presidential run in 2020. (Source: CNN)
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He predicted President Donald Trump will face an independent challenge in 2020, leaving open the possibility he might be the one to run against the president.

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Lawmakers working on new Code of Conduct which may ban sexual relations at the Capitol

Two lawmakers at the state Capitol want to ban sexual relations at the Capitol as part of a new Code of Conduct. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Two lawmakers at the state Capitol want to ban sexual relations at the Capitol as part of a new Code of Conduct. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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Two state lawmakers want to make changes at the state Capitol to fight sexual harassment.

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McCain says he's feeling well, vows return in January

In this Dec. 1, 2017 file photo, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., leaves a closed-door session where Republican senators met on the GOP effort to overhaul the tax code, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File) In this Dec. 1, 2017 file photo, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., leaves a closed-door session where Republican senators met on the GOP effort to overhaul the tax code, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
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Republican Sen. John McCain on Monday expressed thanks for the overwhelming support as he battles brain cancer, saying he is feeling well and looks forward to being back on the job in January.

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Jury rules for Arpaio in lawsuit by Flake's son, ex-wife

Arizona jurors who will decide a malicious-prosecution trial against Arpaio were told Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, that one of Sen. Jeff Flake's sons suffered from depression as a result of a now-dismissed animal cruelty case.(Source: AP Photo/Angie Wang, File) Arizona jurors who will decide a malicious-prosecution trial against Arpaio were told Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, that one of Sen. Jeff Flake's sons suffered from depression as a result of a now-dismissed animal cruelty case.(Source: AP Photo/Angie Wang, File)
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An Arizona jury has refused to award damages against former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio at a civil trial for bringing a since-dismissed criminal case against one of Sen. Jeff Flake's sons in the heat-exhaustion deaths of 21 dogs. 

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Jeff Flake debates GOP tax plan with voter on a plane

FILE- In this April 13, 2017, file photo, Arizona Republican Sen. Jeff Flake takes a question from the audience during a town hall in Mesa, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File) FILE- In this April 13, 2017, file photo, Arizona Republican Sen. Jeff Flake takes a question from the audience during a town hall in Mesa, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
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While traveling Thursday on an airplane from Washington, GOP Sen. Jeff Flake debated a voter in a wide-ranging discussion about the GOP tax plan, the issue of Dreamers, the Affordable Care Act and the Children's Health Insurance Program.

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McCain, Cochran have health issues ahead of key tax vote

McCain (Source: AP Photo/Cliff Owen) McCain (Source: AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
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Republican leaders in the Senate are keeping a close eye on the health conditions of two senior members -- John McCain of Arizona and Thad Cochran of Mississippi -- ahead of a crucial vote on the GOP tax plan next week.

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Arizona legislature's lawyers says 'resign-to-run' not triggered

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The Arizona Legislature's nonpartisan legal counsel says the state's "resign to run" law won't be triggered if sitting lawmakers want to seek the U.S. House seat vacated by Trent Franks.

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Biden consoles daughter of ailing Arizona Sen. John McCain

Joe Biden and Meghan McCain shared an emotional moment Wednesday ABC's "The View" (Source: ABC) Joe Biden and Meghan McCain shared an emotional moment Wednesday ABC's "The View" (Source: ABC)
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Former Vice President Joe Biden sought to console the daughter of ailing Sen. John McCain after she began crying while discussing her father's battle with brain cancer on ABC's "The View." 

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Republicans jump in to replace Franks as Ducey sets election

FILE - In this March 24, 2017, file photo, Rep. Trent Franks, R-Ariz. speaks with a reporter on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Source: AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File) FILE - In this March 24, 2017, file photo, Rep. Trent Franks, R-Ariz. speaks with a reporter on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Source: AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)
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Two Republicans immediately announced they would run in the Feb. 27 primary.

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Gov. Ducey sets special election for Franks' seat

Rep. Trent Franks, Republican. (14 July 2017) [Source: 3TV/CBS 5] Rep. Trent Franks, Republican. (14 July 2017) [Source: 3TV/CBS 5]
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Gov. Doug Ducey announced Monday the dates for a special primary election and a special general election to fill the vacancy created when U.S. Rep. Trent Franks resigned. 

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Mayors of Phoenix and Tucson speak at citizenship event

Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5 file photo) Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5 file photo)
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Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton and Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild were among the speakers at the national Cities for Citizenship Municipal gathering.

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Rep. Trent Franks resigns immediately amid surrogacy allegation

Rep. Trent Franks (Source: Wikipedia.org) Rep. Trent Franks (Source: Wikipedia.org)
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Congressman Trent Franks of Arizona's eighth congressional district announced Friday that he would resign immediately.

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Dems mourn Franken's demise but see a 2018 election benefit

Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday morning, Dec. 7, 2017. (Source: AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday morning, Dec. 7, 2017. (Source: AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
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Members of both parties are glum and guarded after a shocking week of resignations on Capitol Hill. But Democrats say the way they're handling the sexual misconduct issue will give them a valuable weapon for next year's congressional elections.

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AZ GOP Rep. Trent Franks announces resignation over possible sexual harassment allegations

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He reportedly talked about surrogacy with two female staffers.

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AZ Board of Regents files motion to dismiss AG's lawsuit over university tuition

The Arizona Board of Regents said Mark Brnovich doesn't have the authority to file a lawsuit over tuition. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) The Arizona Board of Regents said Mark Brnovich doesn't have the authority to file a lawsuit over tuition. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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The board said that Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich doesn't have the authority to file the lawsuit.

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Gun bill passes making conceal carry permits valid across state lines

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The U.S. House has approved a bill that would make concealed carry permits valid across state lines. House Bill 38 passed with a vote largely along party lines, but critics on both sides of the issue would like to see some serious changes. 

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Ethics charges dropped against state House minority leader

An ethics complaint was dropped against Rep. Rebecca Rios. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) An ethics complaint was dropped against Rep. Rebecca Rios. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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An ethics complaint has been dropped against a top Democrat in the state Legislature. 

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Arpaio unable to cite evidence in case vs. Sen. Flake's son

Arizona jurors who will decide a malicious-prosecution trial against Arpaio were told Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, that one of Sen. Jeff Flake's sons suffered from depression as a result of a now-dismissed animal cruelty case.(Source: AP Photo/Angie Wang, File) Arizona jurors who will decide a malicious-prosecution trial against Arpaio were told Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, that one of Sen. Jeff Flake's sons suffered from depression as a result of a now-dismissed animal cruelty case.(Source: AP Photo/Angie Wang, File)
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Former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio was unable to cite any evidence on the witness stand Wednesday to back up his now-dismissed animal cruelty case against one of U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake's sons in the 2014 deaths of 21 dogs.

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Malicious-prosecution suit against Joe Arpaio goes to trial

Arizona jurors who will decide a malicious-prosecution trial against Arpaio were told Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, that one of Sen. Jeff Flake's sons suffered from depression as a result of a now-dismissed animal cruelty case.(Source: AP Photo/Angie Wang, File) Arizona jurors who will decide a malicious-prosecution trial against Arpaio were told Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, that one of Sen. Jeff Flake's sons suffered from depression as a result of a now-dismissed animal cruelty case.(Source: AP Photo/Angie Wang, File)
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Arizona jurors who will decide a malicious-prosecution trial against former Sheriff Joe Arpaio were told that one of Sen. Jeff Flake's sons suffered from depression as a result of a now-dismissed animal cruelty case that the lawman brought against him.

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GOP Sen. Jeff Flake writes check to Democrat opposing Roy Moore

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Arizona Republican Sen. Jeff Flake, who's been adamantly opposed to Republican Alabama Senate hopeful Roy Moore, posted a photo Tuesday of a check with his signature on it that was addressed to Moore's Democratic rival, Doug Jones.

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Steve Bannon calls Sen. Jeff Flake a 'total embarrassment'

Steve Bannon bashed establishment Republicans in a fiery speech Tuesday night while stumping for controversial Senate candidate Roy Moore of Alabama. (Source: CNN) Steve Bannon bashed establishment Republicans in a fiery speech Tuesday night while stumping for controversial Senate candidate Roy Moore of Alabama. (Source: CNN)
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Steve Bannon bashed establishment Republicans in a fiery speech Tuesday night while stumping for controversial Senate candidate Roy Moore of Alabama. Bannon, speaking in Fairhope, Alabama, called out Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Arizona, for his $100 donation to Democratic candidate Doug Jones. 

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Arizona court censures Pima County justice of the peace for misconduct

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The court's announcement Tuesday says it censured Justice of the Peace Paula Aboud because she took a copy of an assessment and answer key from her judicial orientation mentor while he was out of the room.

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Lawsuit from Sen. Flake's son against Arpaio heads to court

Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, front right, leaves U.S. District Court on the first day of his contempt-of-court trial Monday, June 26, 2017, in Phoenix. (Source: AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, front right, leaves U.S. District Court on the first day of his contempt-of-court trial Monday, June 26, 2017, in Phoenix. (Source: AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
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A civil trial beginning Tuesday will focus on former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio's reputation for pursuing trumped-up criminal charges against his political adversaries.

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Arizona schools for deaf, blind feel effects of teacher shortage

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Arizona's schools for deaf and blind students are feeling the effects of the state's teacher shortage.

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7 arrested in Dream Act protest outside McCain's office

Seven people were arrested for trespassing, police said, after a DREAM Act protest outside Sen. McCain's Office. (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office/3TV/CBS 5) Seven people were arrested for trespassing, police said, after a DREAM Act protest outside Sen. McCain's Office. (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office/3TV/CBS 5)
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Hundreds of people in Phoenix staged a "sit-in" at Sen. John McCain's Phoenix office, in an effort to pass a replacement for the DREAM Act.

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Tax bill on its way to conference committee, but not without a hiccup

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The House of Representatives formally voted 222-192 Monday night to go to conference committee on the tax bill, where they will work to iron out key differences between their bill and the Senate's.

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Arizona school voucher backers, opponents to face off in court

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Backers of Arizona's sweeping new universal school voucher law are set to face off in court with opponents who collected enough signatures to block it until the November 2018 election. 

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Arizona state treasurer nominated to NASA post by Trump

"I've been offered many positions before this but I wanted to wait until at least I'm in the last year of my term, which this basically is now," DeWit said. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) "I've been offered many positions before this but I wanted to wait until at least I'm in the last year of my term, which this basically is now," DeWit said. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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Arizona State Treasurer Jeff DeWit speaks about getting nominated to be the chief financial officer at NASA. If confirmed by the Senate, DeWit said he would resign his statewide elected office, although that could be months from now.

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Sen. John McCain to vote yes on Senate tax reform bill

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Senator John McCain released a statement Thursday morning saying that he plans to vote in support of the Senate tax reform bill.

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AZ Treasurer nominated for position at NASA

DeWit was nominated for the CFO position at NASA. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) DeWit was nominated for the CFO position at NASA. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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Jeff DeWit has long been a supporter of President Donald Trump and now he has nominated him for a top spot at NASA.

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Initiative seeks disclosure of "dark money" donors

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A new initiative effort was launched Wednesday seeking to require the disclosure of the source of all political donations in Arizona over $2,500, even if they are funneled through so-called "dark money" groups.

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The inspiring joy of John McCain

Senator John McCain speaks to CNN on September 10, 2017. (Source: CNN) Senator John McCain speaks to CNN on September 10, 2017. (Source: CNN)

Sen. John McCain has lost two campaigns for president. He spent almost six years in a North Vietnamese prison camp. He's had melanoma. He's come under attack from his own party. And, now, he is battling brain cancer. But, McCain isn't bitter. Instead, he's positively joyful.

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Sen. John McCain diagnosed with brain cancer

Arizona Sen. John McCain is recovering after having surgery. (17 July 2017) [Source: 3TV/CBS5] Arizona Sen. John McCain is recovering after having surgery. (17 July 2017) [Source: 3TV/CBS5]

Arizona Sen. John McCain was diagnosed with brain cancer, his staff announced Wednesday. McCain's underwent surgery last week to remove a blood clot above his left eye and was at home recovering.

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McCain completes round of radiation, chemo for brain cancer

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Sen John McCain's daughter has positive words about her father's fight against cancer.

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Sen. John McCain will remain in Senate as brain cancer treatment continues

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Following an MRI on Monday, Sen. John McCain will continue radiation and chemotherapy as part of his brain cancer treatment, as recommended by his doctors.

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McCain on his cancer prognosis: It's 'very, very serious'

Sen. John McCain and his wife Cindy talk to Lesley Stahl for "60 Minutes." (Source: CBS News) Sen. John McCain and his wife Cindy talk to Lesley Stahl for "60 Minutes." (Source: CBS News)
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Sen. John McCain's brain cancer is "very, very serious," the Arizona Republican said in an interview Sunday night, adding that doctors told him "it's a very poor prognosis."

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New report shows Arizona school funding still lagging

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State funding for Arizona's kindergarten to grade 12 public school system remains nearly 14 percent below what it was before the Great Recession hit in 2007, according to an analysis of school funding in 48 states released Wednesday by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. 

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Crews begin rearranging security features at Arizona House

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Crews are removing a security perch inside the Arizona House of Representatives building to make more room in the lobby area for lobbyists and visitors. 

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Does Gov. Ducey want Trump's support?

Gov. Doug Ducey speaks to reporters on Wednesday. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Gov. Doug Ducey speaks to reporters on Wednesday. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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Gov. Doug Ducey is up for re-election in 2018 so the question is why wouldn't he want President Trump to campaign for him? 

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Trump insults Arizona senator as 'Flake(y)'

President Donald Trump ripped Sen. Jeff Flake in a tweet on Sunday night. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) President Donald Trump ripped Sen. Jeff Flake in a tweet on Sunday night. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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President Donald Trump issued an insulting tweet against the Arizona Republican two days after Flake criticized the president. 

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Sen. Flake says GOP is 'toast' if it follows Trump, Moore

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Republican U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake was caught on an open microphone saying the GOP is "toast" if it follows President Donald Trump and Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore.

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Giffords assures crowd at Capitol ceremony she’s ‘still fighting’

Former Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords gets a hug from a well-wisher after an event to name a room at the U.S. Capitol in honor of her and the late California Rep. Leo J. Ryan Jr. (Photo by Trevor Fay/Cronkite News) Former Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords gets a hug from a well-wisher after an event to name a room at the U.S. Capitol in honor of her and the late California Rep. Leo J. Ryan Jr. (Photo by Trevor Fay/Cronkite News)
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It’s been almost six years since Gabrielle Giffords walked the halls of the Capitol, but her time away does not appear to have reduced the number of friends and supporters the former Tucson congresswoman has here.

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Arizona high court to hand down Medicaid expansion ruling

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The Arizona Supreme Court is set to release a ruling deciding the fate of a hospital assessment that helps pay for Medicaid insurance for 400,000 low-income Arizonans. 

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Gov. Ducey won't call for powerful lawmaker accused of sexual harassment to resign

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Gov. Doug Ducey said Thursday that the women accusing a powerful state lawmaker of sexual harassment should be believed.

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Democrats, others suing over Arizona political spending law

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A 2016 Arizona law that expanded the ability of some groups to spend unlimited amounts of money on elections without disclosing their donors was challenged in court Wednesday by a group of Democratic lawmakers, a union and a voter advocacy group.

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GOP leadership retains outside counsel to investigate sexual harassment claims at AZ Capitol

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The Arizona House of Representatives is looking deeper into the allegations of sexual harassment at the state Capitol.

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Top Democratic leader at state Capitol accused of 'inappropriate relationship'

State Rep. Ray Martinez, D-Phoenix, has alleged that House Minority Leader Rebecca Rios had an improper relationship with a former deputy sergeant-at-arms, whom he claims was later forced to resign. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) State Rep. Ray Martinez, D-Phoenix, has alleged that House Minority Leader Rebecca Rios had an improper relationship with a former deputy sergeant-at-arms, whom he claims was later forced to resign. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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There are more scandalous accusations coming out of the state Capitol.

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'Governing' magazine honors Phoenix mayor Greg Stanton

Governing magazine said Greg Stanton was one of the top officials in the nation. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Governing magazine said Greg Stanton was one of the top officials in the nation. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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The magazine named him one of the public officials of the year.

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Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich says counties can maintain own voter rolls

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Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich says county election officials can maintain separate voter databases but are legally required to send voter information to the secretary of state's office.

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Groups want prosecutor appointed to appeal Arpaio's pardon

Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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Legal advocacy groups that opposed former Sheriff Joe Arpaio's pardon are asking an appeals court to appoint a special prosecutor to appeal a lower-court decision that let the retired lawman's clemency stand. 

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Arizona prisons boss to appeal order over inmate health care

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The head of the Arizona Department of Corrections is appealing a judge's order for possible punishments regarding falling short in improving health care for inmates. 

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Arpaio to supporters: Should I run for Senate?

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The idea of politics as the next career chapter for Arpaio is not new, but now there's a poll asking if he should run for Senate on the front page SheriffJoeLegalDefenseFund.com.

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Arizona lawmaker accused of sex remarks loses committee post

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Republican House Speaker J.D. Mesnard suspended Don Shooter from heading the appropriations committee pending the results of an investigation.

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Arizona Rep. McSally dodges press on possible Senate run

In this June 14, 2017 file photo Rep. Martha McSally, R-Ariz. speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Source: AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta,File) In this June 14, 2017 file photo Rep. Martha McSally, R-Ariz. speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Source: AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta,File)
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Arizona Rep. Martha McSally declined to answer questions about a possible U.S. Senate run during her first public appearance in southern Arizona since she told fellow Republicans she planned to run.

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Publisher says Arizona lawmaker made offensive remarks

This Feb. 14, 2017 file photo shows Arizona state Rep. Don Shooter, R-Yuma, on the House floor at the Capitol in Phoenix. (Source: AP Photo/Bob Christie,File) This Feb. 14, 2017 file photo shows Arizona state Rep. Don Shooter, R-Yuma, on the House floor at the Capitol in Phoenix. (Source: AP Photo/Bob Christie,File)
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The publisher of Arizona's largest newspaper on Friday joined a growing list of women who say a top Republican state lawmaker subjected them to inappropriate sexual comments or actions.

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Ducey urges feds to fund 2 new Arizona veterans homes

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Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey is urging the federal government to make it a priority to fund new veterans homes in the state. 

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Arizonans join hundreds in raucous protests demanding action on DACA

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Hundreds of protesters packed the lobby of a Senate office building Thursday, their chants echoing off the marble walls as they demanded that Congress vote to protect DACA recipients. 

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Arizona group that sued over disabled access barred from court

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A group accused of filing hundreds of sham lawsuits targeting businesses for alleged lapses in providing access for disabled Arizonans has agreed to stop the practice. 

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Arizona House launches sexual harassment investigations

The Arizona House is investigating allegations of sexual harassment at the Legislature. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) The Arizona House is investigating allegations of sexual harassment at the Legislature. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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The investigations announced by House Speaker J.D. Mesnard will examine harassment allegations made by Reps. Michelle Ugenti-Rita of Scottsdale and Kelly Townsend of Mesa.

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Arizona GOP senator, Trump Jr. fight on Twitter over guns

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Donald Trump Jr. and Republican Sen. Jeff Flake are engaging in a war of words over Twitter. 

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Arizona Rep. McSally tells colleagues she'll run for Senate

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Arizona Rep. Martha McSally has told Republican colleagues that she will enter the race for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by fellow Republican Jeff Flake, a move that puts a mainstream candidate who could win backing from the state's top Republicans into the primary race.

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New hiring policy by Arizona agencies could curb recidivism

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Gov. Doug Ducey has instructed all Arizona agencies to adopt new hiring procedures that could help reduce recidivism. 

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Sen. John McCain treated for minor tear in Achilles tendon, returns to work

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Arizona Senator John McCain has returned to Capitol Hill after he was treated at a Maryland hospital over the weekend for a minor tear in Achilles tendon, his office said Monday morning. 

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What's next for a Grand Canyon tram? Prospects are bleak

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Lawmakers on the country's largest American Indian reservation have shot down a measure to build an aerial tram to take visitors to a riverside boardwalk in the Grand Canyon. 

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Judge won't appoint special prosecutor in Joe Arpaio's case

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A judge has rejected an unusual request from critics in former Sheriff Joe Arpaio's criminal case as part of a flurry of legal challenges since President Donald Trump pardoned the ex-lawman.

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US moves to end ban on new uranium mining near Grand Canyon

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U.S. officials said Wednesday they have proposed ending the Obama administration's ban on new uranium mining leases on public land outside Grand Canyon National Park. 

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Petition to ban bump stocks in Phoenix likely won’t go anywhere

The City of Phoenix won't be allowed to do much to ban bump stocks. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) The City of Phoenix won't be allowed to do much to ban bump stocks. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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A citizen petition to ban the sale of bump stocks will likely not go much further than a Phoenix City Council meeting.

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Gov. Ducey says more need to be done to end sexual harassment at the Capitol

The new sexual harassment rules outline how complaints are taken, how they are investigated and potential disciplinary actions. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) The new sexual harassment rules outline how complaints are taken, how they are investigated and potential disciplinary actions. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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Gov. Doug Ducey said that a new sexual harassment policy released by the House on Tuesday may not be enough to curb sexual harassment.

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Ducey aims to continue KidsCare if Congress fails to act

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The Republican governor said that he is working with the state's Congressional delegation to ensure the Children's Health Insurance Program is renewed.

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Tucson school district must cut $4.5 million due to declining enrollment

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The Tucson Unified School District must make a mid-year $4.5 million budget cut after more than 880 students projected to attend the district's schools this year decided to go elsewhere.

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Arizona teachers demand pay raises, better working conditions amid shortages

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A group of teachers said they are tired of their poor working conditions and poor pay and want the state government to do something

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Upstart Republican now in headlights of Arizona Senate race

In a Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017 photo, former Republican Arizona state Sen. Kelli Ward smiles as she is greeted by supporters at a campaign fundraiser, in Scottsdale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) In a Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017 photo, former Republican Arizona state Sen. Kelli Ward smiles as she is greeted by supporters at a campaign fundraiser, in Scottsdale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
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The upstart tea party Republican who challenged Arizona Sen. John McCain last year and then set her sights on the state's junior senator is suddenly in the national spotlight.

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Election pamphlet blunder prompts calls for AZ Sec. of State to step down

An independent investigator determined that Michele Reagan broke the law by failing to mail out more than 200,000 informational pamphlets to voters in May 2016. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) An independent investigator determined that Michele Reagan broke the law by failing to mail out more than 200,000 informational pamphlets to voters in May 2016. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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A new report paints an unflattering picture of what went on inside the Secretary of State's office leading up to an election blunder last year.

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PAC head now campaign chief for Ward in Arizona Senate race

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The chairman of a political action committee backing Arizona Republican Senate candidate Kelli Ward is assuming a senior role in her campaign, prompting questions about coordination between the groups, which is prohibited by federal law.

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Some expect rush of GOP hopefuls vying for Sen. Flake's seat

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U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake's decision to bow out of a re-election fight could spur a rush of other Republican candidates who hope to take on his only announced challenger in the Arizona primary next year.

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Fired director sues Arizona, alleging libel in police report

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The former head of the Arizona Department of Economic Security has sued the state of Arizona over what he claims is libel in a police report that detailed a stash of weapons and ammunition kept in the agency offices.

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Sen. Jeff Flake, vocal Trump critic, won't seek re-election

Sen. Flake announced on Tuesday that he will not seek re-election. (Source: C-SPAN2) Sen. Flake announced on Tuesday that he will not seek re-election. (Source: C-SPAN2)
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Sen. Jeff Flake, an Arizona Republican, announced Tuesday he would not run for re-election in 2018, condemning in a speech aimed at President Donald Trump the "flagrant disregard of truth and decency" that is undermining American democracy.

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Sen. McCain, former Navy Pilot, to speak at Naval Academy

FILE - In this July 11, 2017, file photo, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington.(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File) FILE - In this July 11, 2017, file photo, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington.(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
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Sen. John McCain is returning to his alma mater to address the Brigade of Midshipmen at the U.S. Naval Academy on leadership and service to the nation.

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Jeff Flake's full speech announcing he won't run for re-election

Republican Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona will not run for re-election. He stated he wouldn't embrace President Donald Trump to win next year's Republican primary. (Source: C-SPAN2) Republican Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona will not run for re-election. He stated he wouldn't embrace President Donald Trump to win next year's Republican primary. (Source: C-SPAN2)
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I have decided that I will be better able to represent the people of Arizona and to better serve my country and my conscience by freeing myself from the political considerations that consume far too much bandwidth and would cause me to compromise far too many principles.

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AG: Bisbee's plastic bag ban breaks state law

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Attorney General Mark Brnovich ruled Tuesday that Bisbee's plastic ban violates state law. The southeastern Arizona city now faces steep financial penalties if leaders do not reverse the prohibition within 30 days.

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McCain critiques Trump without labeling him 'draft dodger'

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Republican Sen. John McCain left no doubt Monday that he was thinking of President Donald Trump as he criticized the draft system during Vietnam for forcing low-income Americans to serve while the wealthy could avoid war with a doctor's note. 

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Education board votes to review new grading system

The Arizona Board of Education decided to delay issuing final grades to schools in state. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) The Arizona Board of Education decided to delay issuing final grades to schools in state. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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As soon as the grades were released earlier this month, the new system was bombarded with criticism that the data used was inaccurate. 

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Group plans Phoenix-area event featuring Milo Yiannopoulos

In this Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017 file photo, polarizing right-wing writer Milo Yiannopoulos speaks during a news conference in New York. (Source: AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File) In this Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017 file photo, polarizing right-wing writer Milo Yiannopoulos speaks during a news conference in New York. (Source: AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
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A group founded to promote constitutional principles is planning an event in Phoenix area featuring right-wing firebrand Milo Yiannopoulos.

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McCain appears to mock Trump's draft deferments

FILE - In this July 11, 2017, file photo, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington.(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File) FILE - In this July 11, 2017, file photo, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington.(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

Sen. John McCain, in an interview about the Vietnam War, appeared to take a swipe at President Donald Trump when he criticized people from "the highest income level" who avoided the draft by finding a doctor. 

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Arizona lawmaker cites sexual harassment by male colleagues

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Prompted by allegations against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, a four-term Arizona legislator has joined a growing chorus of women going public about sexual harassment they encountered from men in the workplace.

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Teachers to Ducey: We deserve big raises too

Education advocates held a news conference at the State Capitol on Friday to demand pay raises for teachers. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Education advocates held a news conference at the State Capitol on Friday to demand pay raises for teachers. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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Arizona teachers on Friday called for a big bump in their own pay after news that Gov. Doug Ducey had showered hefty raises to his own staff while approving only a 1 percent raise for teachers this year.

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Gov. Doug Ducey gives raises to aides despite lean budget

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Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey is in more hot water from teachers. He just handed out some pretty big raises to his staffers. He reportedly gave 44 of his staffers raises of up to 20 percent, but said there was only enough money in the budget to give teachers a one percent raise.   

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Investigation finds ex-AG Tom Horne violated campaign laws

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A three-year investigation of former Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne found he illegally used his office staff to work on his failed 2014 re-election effort but that no criminal charges are warranted and he won't have to pay back additional money.

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Bannon praises Flake opponent, slams Senate leader McConnell

Former presidential strategist Steve Bannon plans to appear with Arizona Senate candidate Kelli Ward in a program headlined by conservative radio host Laura Ingraham. (Sources: KelliWard.com, AP, Deborah Feingold) Former presidential strategist Steve Bannon plans to appear with Arizona Senate candidate Kelli Ward in a program headlined by conservative radio host Laura Ingraham. (Sources: KelliWard.com, AP, Deborah Feingold)
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Steve Bannon leveled a blistering attack on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and other top Republicans at an Arizona fundraiser for a GOP primary challenger to incumbent Sen. Jeff Flake. The former chief strategist to President Donald Trump heaped disdain on McConnell and other incumbent Republicans, saying they are failing the country by not backing Trump's agenda and are openly critical of their own president.

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Bannon boosts Flake challenger Kelli Ward, snubs Trump plea to back off

Former presidential strategist Steve Bannon plans to appear with Arizona Senate candidate Kelli Ward in a program headlined by conservative radio host Laura Ingraham. (Sources: KelliWard.com, AP, Deborah Feingold) Former presidential strategist Steve Bannon plans to appear with Arizona Senate candidate Kelli Ward in a program headlined by conservative radio host Laura Ingraham. (Sources: KelliWard.com, AP, Deborah Feingold)
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Former presidential strategist Steve Bannon plans to appear with Arizona Senate candidate Kelli Ward in a program headlined by conservative radio host Laura Ingraham as Ward announces another bid for the Senate.

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McCain blasts 'half-baked, spurious nationalism' in Liberty Medal speech

Senator John McCain got emotional Monday while accepting the Liberty Medal for his decades of public service.  But McCain didn't just offer a “thank you” speech. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Senator John McCain got emotional Monday while accepting the Liberty Medal for his decades of public service. But McCain didn't just offer a “thank you” speech. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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McCain didn't just offer a “thank you” speech while receiving the Liberty Medal Monday. He also blasted President Trump's foreign policy.

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Arizona insurers planned for Trump's ending of payments

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The two insurance companies that sell individual health insurance plans on federal exchanges in Arizona planned for the possibility that President Donald Trump would end payments that help cut costs for lower-income clients.

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Mother of Arizona House speaker runs for son's seat

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The mother of Arizona House Speaker J.D. Mesnard is running for his seat in the legislative chamber as he pursues an open state Senate seat. 

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Official: AZ election not targeted by Russians

Secretary of State Michele Reagan now says Arizona wasn't hit by Russian hackers in 2016. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Secretary of State Michele Reagan now says Arizona wasn't hit by Russian hackers in 2016. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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It appears Arizona's 2016 election system wasn't targeted by Russian hackers after all.

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Maricopa County recorder confident in election security

There are some questions about how secure this year's elections will be. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) There are some questions about how secure this year's elections will be. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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There are still a lot of lingering questions about the security of our election system.

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Councilwoman Kate Gallego announces run for Phoenix mayor Video included

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Phoenix Councilwoman Kate Gallego announced her plan to run for mayor of Phoenix. ..

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Arizona Sen. Flake's vulnerability feeds GOP Senate concerns

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Arizona Republican Sen. Jeff Flake's re-election race is becoming a case study in the GOP's convulsions between the establishment, a furious base and angry donors.

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Phoenix mayoral candidate says he won't quit his day job

Phoenix City Councilman Daniel Valenzuela said Friday that has no intention of quitting his job as a firefighter if he's elected mayor next year.  (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Phoenix City Councilman Daniel Valenzuela said Friday that has no intention of quitting his job as a firefighter if he's elected mayor next year.  (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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Phoenix City Councilman Daniel Valenzuela said Friday that has no intention of quitting his job as a firefighter if he's elected mayor next year.

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Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton announces run for Congress

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Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton is preparing to run for Congress, sources confirmed Thursday morning. 

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Time running out to renew DACA permits

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Children brought to the United States by their parents as undocumented immigrants, also known Dreamers, have until the end of Thursday Oct. 5 to reapply for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, also known as DACA. 

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