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Sec. of State, Michele Reagan and candidate Steve Gaynor. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5 News) Sec. of State, Michele Reagan and candidate Steve Gaynor. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5 News)

Secretary of State denies accusations she is allowing illegal immigrants to vote in Arizona

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The Secretary of State is the second highest office in Arizona. And this year the Republican incumbent Michele Reagan is taking fire for problems with an election two years ago.

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Candidates coming back from controversy hope to win re-election

Rep. David Stringer, left, Rep. Paul Mosley, middle, and Don shooter, right, are all hoping to win political jobs despite controversial pasts. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Rep. David Stringer, left, Rep. Paul Mosley, middle, and Don shooter, right, are all hoping to win political jobs despite controversial pasts. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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Three lawmakers are facing three very different accusation levied against them - sexual harassment, comments some view as racist, and bragging about speeding. They are trying to come back from controversy, once again vying for a seat at the State Capitol.

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Arizona Sec of State rejects ACLU voter registration request

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Arizona Secretary of State Michele Reagan has rejected a request to unilaterally change more than 500,000 voter registration addresses to the address listed on driver’s licenses. 

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Political profanity: Vandals target candidate Rodney Glassman's political signs, cut 'GL' out of his name

If you run for political office, you may be the butt of a lot of jokes. But Arizona Corporation Commission candidate Rodney Glassman (R) never expected this. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) If you run for political office, you may be the butt of a lot of jokes. But Arizona Corporation Commission candidate Rodney Glassman (R) never expected this. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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If you run for political office, you may be the butt of a lot of jokes. But Arizona Corporation Commission candidate Rodney Glassman (R) never expected this.

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Arizona voters won’t see primary debates

Rep. Martha McSally, former state Sen. Kelli Ward and former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio are vying for the Republican nomination to fill the seat of retiring Sen. Jeff Flake. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Rep. Martha McSally, former state Sen. Kelli Ward and former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio are vying for the Republican nomination to fill the seat of retiring Sen. Jeff Flake. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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Rep. Martha McSally, former state Sen. Kelli Ward and former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio are vying for the Republican nomination to fill the seat of retiring Sen. Jeff Flake.

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Arizona secretary of state faces GOP primary challenge

FILE- In this April 4, 2016, file photo, Arizona Secretary of State Michele Reagan speaks during a news conference after she certified the official canvass results of the March 22 presidential primary in Phoenix. (Source: AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File) FILE- In this April 4, 2016, file photo, Arizona Secretary of State Michele Reagan speaks during a news conference after she certified the official canvass results of the March 22 presidential primary in Phoenix. (Source: AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
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Arizona Secretary of State Michele Reagan is facing a primary challenge from a Republican businessman who claims her tenure has been marked by missteps..

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Early ballots put Arizona on track to hit 1 million votes in primary

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While it looks Arizona will count 1 million ballots for the primary election, that number represents only about 30 percent of all registered voters in Arizona.

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GOP candidates for Congressional District 9 want to kick Congress into gear

Irina Baroness Von Behr, left, Dave Giles, middle, and Steve Ferrara, right, are all running to be the Republican nominee for Congressional District 9. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Irina Baroness Von Behr, left, Dave Giles, middle, and Steve Ferrara, right, are all running to be the Republican nominee for Congressional District 9. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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Now that Kyrsten Sinema is running for Senate, we know there will be a new face in the House of Representatives, and it might be Irina Baroness Von Behr, Dave Giles, or Steve Ferrara.

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Democrats ramp up political push to win in GOP-heavy Arizona

Protesters rally at a Keep Families Together march at the Arizona state Capitol in Phoenix. The blue wave Democrats hope will crash into Arizona this November is creeping up in community centers, library auditoriums and churches. (Source: AP photo) Protesters rally at a Keep Families Together march at the Arizona state Capitol in Phoenix. The blue wave Democrats hope will crash into Arizona this November is creeping up in community centers, library auditoriums and churches. (Source: AP photo)
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The blue wave that Democrats hope will crash into Arizona in November is creeping up in community centers, library auditoriums and churches this summer.

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GOP senate candidate hoping second time is the charm

Kelli Ward (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Kelli Ward (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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One year ago, it looked like everything was going Kelli Ward's way. She'd bagged perhaps the biggest prize in Republican politics. A tweet from President Trump that said, "Great to see that Dr. Kelli Ward is running against Flake Jeff Flake."

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Meet Arizona's candidates for US Senate: Kelli Ward

Kelli Ward (Source: 3TV/CBS5) Kelli Ward (Source: 3TV/CBS5)
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One of the biggest races to watch in the countdown to the Arizona primary is the fight for Jeff Flake's U.S. Senate seat. In our promise to profile each of the candidates, we tagged along to an informal karaoke party at Kelli Ward’s campaign headquarters.

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Arizona candidate's staffer resigns after tweets surface

David Garcia, gubernatorial candidate. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5 News) David Garcia, gubernatorial candidate. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5 News)
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A staffer for Arizona Democratic gubernatorial candidate David Garcia left the campaign after a website unearthed tweets that some law enforcement officials say show disparaging remarks against police.

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Candidate wants GOP primary opponent to quit over attack ads

Republican state Sen. Steve Smith. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Republican state Sen. Steve Smith. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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An Arizona congressional candidate on Thursday asked one of his opponents to quit the Republican primary after she aired attack ads deriding the modeling agency he works for.

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In Arizona’s Senate race, Democrat seeks to flip a GOP seat

FILE - In this May 29, 2018, file photo, Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz. speaks prior to delivering her signatures to the Arizona Secretary of State’s office at the Capitol in Phoenix. (Source: AP Photo/Matt York, file) FILE - In this May 29, 2018, file photo, Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz. speaks prior to delivering her signatures to the Arizona Secretary of State’s office at the Capitol in Phoenix. (Source: AP Photo/Matt York, file)
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Arizona is a political rarity this year, one of the few places where Democrats have any hope of flipping a Republican Senate seat. In a year when the Senate map isn’t favorable for Democrats, changing demographics could put the seat being vacated by Sen. Jeff Flake within reach.

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Meet the candidates for US Senate: Kyrsten Sinema

Rep. Kyrsten Sinema says she is a total bookworm. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Rep. Kyrsten Sinema says she is a total bookworm. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema talks about her love of education, a lifetime of learning and a humble job she will hang onto even if elected to the U.S. Senate. 

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'D' nowhere to be found in Sinema's Senate campaign

Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (Source: sinema.house.gov) Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (Source: sinema.house.gov)
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She began her political life with Ralph Nader's Green Party, but the Kyrsten Sinema who is running for Arizona's open Senate seat is now among the most conservative Democrats in the US House.

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Meet the candidates for US Senate: Joe Arpaio

Joe Arpaio said he always wanted to be a federal agent. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Joe Arpaio said he always wanted to be a federal agent. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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Joe Arpaio is the most recognized name in the race for U.S. Senate.

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Arpaio campaign spends big on consultants, fundraising

Arpaio's expense disclosure listed mainly payments to consulting firms, fundraisers and direct mail expenses. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Arpaio's expense disclosure listed mainly payments to consulting firms, fundraisers and direct mail expenses. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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Federal Election Commission records show former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's Senate campaign has spent a majority of its money on consulting and fundraising fees. Campaign finance experts say that can get in the way of transparency.

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McSally defends Trump's comments that journalists are the 'enemy of the American People'

Martha McSally said the media has treated Trump unfairly. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Martha McSally said the media has treated Trump unfairly. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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Asked a second time if she agrees with Trump's opinion on the media, she said, "The mainstream media has shown that they are not natural and their hysteria against this president is very real and nonstop."

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Ex-lawmaker Don Shooter campaigning with bold billboard

Now, in a true-to-self Shooter fashion, he's working to win over Legislative District 13 with a bold new billboard campaign. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Now, in a true-to-self Shooter fashion, he's working to win over Legislative District 13 with a bold new billboard campaign. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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Former Arizona House Rep. Don Shooter is working to win over Legislative District 13 with a bold new billboard campaign. One sign, located just outside of Yuma, reads "MAKE A LIBERALS HEAD EXPLODE! VOTE SHOOTER." 

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Meet the candidates for US Senate: Deedra Abboud

Deedra Abboud wears a headscarf and she also speaks with a slight twang in her voice from growing up in Arkansas and that has a tendency to throw people. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Deedra Abboud wears a headscarf and she also speaks with a slight twang in her voice from growing up in Arkansas and that has a tendency to throw people. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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Political newcomer Deedra Abboud looks to open the lines of communication between voters with different views and finds that the way to do that often starts with a conversation about a visible sign of her religion.

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Deedra Abboud running as only liberal Democrat for US Senate

The lone candidate running to the left is Deedra Abboud. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) The lone candidate running to the left is Deedra Abboud. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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While the other candidates for the US Senate seat from Arizona are running to the right during this election season, the lone candidate running to the left is Deedra Abboud. 

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McSally doubles down on Trump in GOP primary

In April 2017, McSally co-sponsored legislation that would provide legal status to some children of undocumented immigrants, but after deciding to run for Senate in Arizona, she asked that she be removed as a co-sponsor last month. (Source: The Associated In April 2017, McSally co-sponsored legislation that would provide legal status to some children of undocumented immigrants, but after deciding to run for Senate in Arizona, she asked that she be removed as a co-sponsor last month. (Source: The Associated
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Since the former combat pilot announced her campaign in an airplane hangar earlier this year, Martha McSally's pivot toward President Donald Trump has come along with a major shift in her views to more reflect those of the president.

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Meet Arizona's candidates for US Senate: Martha McSally

Martha McSally announcing her run for US Senate. 12 Jan. 2018 (Source: 3TV/CBS 5 News) Martha McSally announcing her run for US Senate. 12 Jan. 2018 (Source: 3TV/CBS 5 News)
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Former fighter pilot, congresswoman and candidate for U.S. Senate, Martha Mcsally shares her routine for relieving stress, finding inner peace and strength to fight for what she believes in.


 

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Arpaio, other politicians duped by Sacha Baron Cohen for new show

Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio with Sacha Baron Cohen on the TV show "Who Is America?" (Source: Showtime) Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio with Sacha Baron Cohen on the TV show "Who Is America?" (Source: Showtime)
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In the past few days, several politicians, including Arizona's Joe Arpaio, have come forward to say they were pranked by actor and comedian Sacha Baron Cohen for his new show.

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Education plays central role in Arizona governor’s race

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey, R, speaks at a campaign rally in Tempe, Ariz. on June 20, 2018. (Source: AP Photo/Matt York, file) Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey, R, speaks at a campaign rally in Tempe, Ariz. on June 20, 2018. (Source: AP Photo/Matt York, file)
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Education is one of the top issues in Arizona’s gubernatorial race after anger about stagnating school funding bubbled over into a six-day teachers’ walkout this spring. 

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INFOGRAPHIC: Races to watch in Arizona primary

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What happens in the primary election determine who will be on the ballot for the General Election on Nov. 6. Here is some information about the races to watch.

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Senate rejects cybersecurity funding proposal

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The U.S. Senate rejected a plan Wednesday to dole out $250 million in new money to the states to beef up security for their election systems.

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Arizona teachers hope to move from the classroom to the Capitol

Mendy Gomez (back left), Christine Marsh (back middle), Kristina Kelly (back right), Eric Kurland (front left) and Jennifer Samuels (front right) are among the estimated two dozen teachers running for seats in the Legislature.(Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Mendy Gomez (back left), Christine Marsh (back middle), Kristina Kelly (back right), Eric Kurland (front left) and Jennifer Samuels (front right) are among the estimated two dozen teachers running for seats in the Legislature.(Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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Months after a massive teacher walkout over low school funding, at least 20 Arizona teachers are running for seats in the state Legislature.

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Arizona named one of the most vulnerable states for an election hack

The report identified Arizona among the 18 most vulnerable states and ranks the state’s deficiencies in the second-most-serious tier. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) The report identified Arizona among the 18 most vulnerable states and ranks the state’s deficiencies in the second-most-serious tier. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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The Arizona Secretary of State’s Office revealed some of its plans Monday to use federal aid to beef up election security after a Congressional report named the state one of the most vulnerable to a cyber attack.

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Gov. Ducey requires additional disclosure of pharmacy committee

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Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on Friday added new financial disclosure rules for a state pharmaceutical committee after it was revealed a member took hundreds of thousands of dollars from drug companies.

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Arizona ethics committee to consider speeding lawmaker

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 A group of Arizona lawmakers will consider an ethics complaint concerning a member who bragged about speeding to a sheriff’s deputy. 

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Despite 'zero tolerance' most illegal border-crossers aren't charged, report finds

The vast majority of border crossers still don’t face criminal charges despite the Trump Administration’s “zero tolerance” stance, according to a new study. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) The vast majority of border crossers still don’t face criminal charges despite the Trump Administration’s “zero tolerance” stance, according to a new study. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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The number of migrants facing prosecution for illegal entry has been climbing steadily in recent months, but the vast majority of border-crossers still don’t face criminal charges despite the Trump Administration’s “zero tolerance” stance, according to a new study.

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Ducey calls for ballot measure to end legislative immunity

Rep. Paul Mosley pulled over for speeding. (Source: Associated Press) Rep. Paul Mosley pulled over for speeding. (Source: Associated Press)
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Gov. Doug Ducey wants to give Arizona voters a chance to abolish a constitutional provision that gives immunity to state lawmakers under some circumstances.

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Though some cannot cast a ballot, Generation Z may increase voter rates

Generation Z’s passion for gun reform has culminated in the growing March for Our Lives movement. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Generation Z’s passion for gun reform has culminated in the growing March for Our Lives movement. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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Arizonans have one week left to register to vote if they want to participate in the August primary, and that’s mobilizing a group of youth including members that aren’t even old enough to cast a ballot.

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In Arizona, liberals debate forgiving candidate’s moderation

Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz. speaks on May 29, 2018, at the Capitol in Phoenix. Sinema seeks to become the first Democrat to represent Arizona in the Senate in 30 years. (Source: AP Photo/Matt York) Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz. speaks on May 29, 2018, at the Capitol in Phoenix. Sinema seeks to become the first Democrat to represent Arizona in the Senate in 30 years. (Source: AP Photo/Matt York)
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The third-term congresswoman has come a long way from her days as a Green Party activist as she tries to become the first Democrat to represent Arizona in the Senate in 30 years.

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Gov. Ducey: 'No one is above the law,' signs executive order about legislative privilege

FILE - In this June 20, 2018, file photo, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey, R, speaks at a campaign rally in Tempe, Ariz.  (AP Photo/Matt York, file) FILE - In this June 20, 2018, file photo, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey, R, speaks at a campaign rally in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York, file)
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Gov. Doug Ducey’s new executive order comes after a little more than a week after a video was released showing State Rep. Paul Mosely bragging to a deputy about his excessive speeding. 

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VIDEO: Arizona lawmaker brags to deputy about speeding

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A deputy's body camera video showing State Rep. Paul Mosley bragging about how fast his car can go and how fast he drives on a regular basis “as long as it’s safe” was made public Thursday.

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State House to include training on immunity as part of ethics training

State legislators will have to go over legislative immunity as part of their ethics training. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) State legislators will have to go over legislative immunity as part of their ethics training. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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A legal House memo dating back to 2002 states "no immunity for speeding tickets or DUI violations."

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Ducey directs state health to inspect facility used by ICE contractor

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Gov. Doug Ducey has directed the Arizona Department of Health Services to check out a Central Phoenix facility that was being used to temporarily hold migrants in transport.

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McCain calls Trump's news conference with Russia's Putin 'disgraceful'

Arizona Sen. John McCain slammed President Donald Trump over a news conference he held with Russian President Vladimir Putin on July 16, 2018 in Helsinki, Finland. (Sources AP file photo and CNN Wire) Arizona Sen. John McCain slammed President Donald Trump over a news conference he held with Russian President Vladimir Putin on July 16, 2018 in Helsinki, Finland. (Sources AP file photo and CNN Wire)
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President Donald Trump's news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin is drawing sharp criticism from Arizona's senior senator. 

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ICE contractor will no longer house migrant children at Phoenix office building

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 "[It's] a real win for the community," said Phoenix City Councilwoman Kate Gallego.

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Arizona's old abortion laws were never repealed, could come back

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Despite the 1973 Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision, Arizona never repealed some of its abortion laws, some of which date back decades before the landmark legal ruling. 

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Former VP Joe Biden to visit Arizona

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Former vice president Joe Biden is planning a trip to Arizona this month.

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Gov. candidate Steve Farley says 'we need to fix ICE, not abolish it'

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Democratic candidate for governor Steve Farley is not going along with his primary opponents who want to abolish Immigration and Customs Enforcement, commonly referred to as ICE.

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Elections body sues lawmakers over ballot measure language

Arizona’s nonpartisan elections entity is suing a group of lawmakers. (Photo by Creative Commons) Arizona’s nonpartisan elections entity is suing a group of lawmakers. (Photo by Creative Commons)
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Arizona’s nonpartisan elections entity is suing a group of lawmakers after raising concerns that they approved misleading language about a ballot measure. 

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Arizona lawmakers weigh in on president’s Supreme Court nominee

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Within moments of President Donald Trump’s announcement that he is nominating Judge Brett Kavanaugh to a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court, Arizona lawmakers started commenting.

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Controversy over Glendale councilmen taking gifts from gaming tribe

Last year, City councilmen Jamie Aldama, right, and Ian Hugh, left, reported taking gifts in excess of $500 from the tribe. (Source: glendaleaz.com/Twitter) Last year, City councilmen Jamie Aldama, right, and Ian Hugh, left, reported taking gifts in excess of $500 from the tribe. (Source: glendaleaz.com/Twitter)
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A pair of Glendale councilmen said they did nothing wrong by voting to cut a land deal with a casino owner who gave them high-priced game tickets. 

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GOP ex-Sen. Jon Kyl will be the 'Sherpa' for SCOTUS nominee Kavanaugh

Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh (left) and former AZ Sen. Jon Kyl and on Kyl speaking at an event in Phoenix in April 2017. (Source: AP Photo/Dennis Cook, File and Gage Skidmore under CC BY-SA 3.0) Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh (left) and former AZ Sen. Jon Kyl and on Kyl speaking at an event in Phoenix in April 2017. (Source: AP Photo/Dennis Cook, File and Gage Skidmore under CC BY-SA 3.0)
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The White House has tapped former Republican Sen. Jon Kyl of Arizona to be the "Sherpa" for President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, spokesman Raj Shah announced.

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Arizona GOP congressional candidate proposes Powerball-style lottery to pay for border wall

Irina Baroness Von Behr, who is running for the open seat in Arizona's 9th Congressional District, suggests a national lottery to pay for the border wall. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Irina Baroness Von Behr, who is running for the open seat in Arizona's 9th Congressional District, suggests a national lottery to pay for the border wall. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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Irina Baroness Von Behr, who is running for the open seat in Arizona's 9th Congressional District, has devised a self-described "out of the box" solution that she says will give Americans a choice about paying for the border wall.

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Gov. Ducey sidesteps abortion question

Gov. Doug Ducey, who is staunchly anti-abortion, ducked questions Friday on whether he would try to criminalize the procedure should the composition of the highest court in the country change. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Gov. Doug Ducey, who is staunchly anti-abortion, ducked questions Friday on whether he would try to criminalize the procedure should the composition of the highest court in the country change. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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President Donald Trump is expected to unveil his Supreme Court pick in the coming days, giving him the opportunity pick a nominee who could overturn Roe v. Wade. If that happens, what would Gov. Doug Ducey do?

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Proposed ballot initiatives could change the way Arizona operates

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"This is the year of the people, there's no question," former Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard said of proposed ballot initiatives that could change the way Arizona pays for schools, powers the state, and funds elections.

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Renewable energy push in sunny Arizona draws political fight

In this photo taken Wednesday, June 27, 2018, environmental activist & billionaire Tom Steyer poses at his offices in San Francisco. (Source: AP Photo/Eric Risberg) In this photo taken Wednesday, June 27, 2018, environmental activist & billionaire Tom Steyer poses at his offices in San Francisco. (Source: AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
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Arizona's largest utility is fiercely opposing a push to mandate increased use of renewable energy in the sun-drenched state, setting up a political fight over a measure funded by a California billionaire.

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Challenge filed to law barring collecting of mail-in ballots

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Another legal challenge has been filed to a 2016 law that bars groups in Arizona from collecting early mail-in ballots from voters and delivering them as part of get-out-the-vote efforts.

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AZ Democrats won't back calls to abolish ICE

Democratic Reps. Ruben Gallego and Kyrsten Sinema don't want to abolish ICE. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5/CNN) Democratic Reps. Ruben Gallego and Kyrsten Sinema don't want to abolish ICE. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5/CNN)
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A number of high profile  Democrats have recently said the federal agency in charge of deportations should be shut down. But don't add Democratic Reps. Ruben Gallego and Kyrsten Sinema to that list.

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Family separation highlights immigration in Arizona midterms

FILE - In this June 20, 2018, file photo, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey, R, speaks at a campaign rally in Tempe, Ariz. (Source: AP Photo/Matt York, file) FILE - In this June 20, 2018, file photo, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey, R, speaks at a campaign rally in Tempe, Ariz. (Source: AP Photo/Matt York, file)
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The outrage sparked by the sights, sounds and stories of children separated from parents at the U.S.-Mexico border underscores the outsized role immigration will play in the midterms in Arizona.

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GOP leader renews call for Republican lawmaker to quit

State republicans are calling for Rep. Stringer to resign. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5 News) State republicans are calling for Rep. Stringer to resign. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5 News)
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The leader of the Arizona Republican Party in Friday renewed his call for an white GOP lawmaker to step down over racially offensive comments. Jonathan Lines, the chairman of the state GOP, said he still wants Rep. David Stringer, a Republican from Prescott, to quit and end his re-election campaign.

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Prosecutor: Regulator broke public’s trust in taking bribe

Former Arizona Corporation Commissioner Gary Pierce is accused of having the money funneled to him. (Source: AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File and 3TV/CBS5) Former Arizona Corporation Commissioner Gary Pierce is accused of having the money funneled to him. (Source: AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File and 3TV/CBS5)
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A prosecutor said at the close of an influence-peddling trial in Arizona that a former elected utility regulator breached his duty to serve the public by accepting $31,000 in bribes from a water company owner in exchange for favorable regulatory decisions.

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SLIDESHOW: Melania Trump visits Arizona immigration facilities

Melania Trump in Tucson on Thursday. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Melania Trump in Tucson on Thursday. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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First lady Melania Trump spent several hours in Arizona Thursday, making stops in Tucson and Phoenix.

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IT company expands to Phoenix, adds to Arizona’s booming tech sector

Milestone Technologies Inc. is expanding to Phoenix, bringing 100 new jobs. The company will focus on artificial intelligence and automation. (Source: Photo by Nick Serpa/Cronkite News) Milestone Technologies Inc. is expanding to Phoenix, bringing 100 new jobs. The company will focus on artificial intelligence and automation. (Source: Photo by Nick Serpa/Cronkite News)
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Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on Wednesday touted what he called Arizona’s booming tech sector and announced the expansion of an IT company to Phoenix. 

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Court: Arizona lawmaker kicked out amid #MeToo can run again

Former Member of Arizona House of Representatives Don Shooter. (Source: The Associated Press) Former Member of Arizona House of Representatives Don Shooter. (Source: The Associated Press)
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The first state lawmaker in the nation to be first kicked out of office amid sexual misconduct claims since the #MeToo movement started can run for state Senate, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled Wednesday.

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GOP lawmaker says ‘white kids’ remark taken out of context

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An Arizona Republican who was asked to resign after saying “there aren’t enough white kids to go around” when discussing school integration said at a community forum Wednesday that his comments were taken out of context.

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AZ Senate candidate accused of forging paperwork doesn't make Nov. ballot, judge says

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Court documents say Mark Syms only submitted 493 valid signatures, which is 757 short of the 1,250 required by law to appear on the November ballot

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Arizonans protest outside Southwest Key shelter in Glendale holding immigrant children

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Arizonans stood in solidarity outside the Southwest Key facility in Glendale Saturday for immigrant children who are behind those gates.

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Ducey allies end bid to knock primary challenger off ballot

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A group of Gov. Doug Ducey supporters has ended a bid to knock a primary challenger off the ballot. 

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Board of Education holds off on discussing discipline for teachers who walked out

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The president of the Arizona State Board of Education on Friday announced that he’s hitting the pause button on discussing possible for discipline for teachers who walked out of their classrooms to protest education funding and low pay earlier this year.

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Arizona lawmakers want to visit centers for migrant kids

Children listen to speakers during an immigration family separation protest in front of the Sandra Day O'Connor U.S. District Court building, Monday, June 18, 2018, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Children listen to speakers during an immigration family separation protest in front of the Sandra Day O'Connor U.S. District Court building, Monday, June 18, 2018, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
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Latino elected officials in Arizona say they want to visit area centers housing migrant children separated from their parents under the U.S. government’s “zero tolerance” immigration policies. 

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Immigrant mother separated from child in AZ sues Trump administration

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The mother and her 7-year-old son were separated by immigration agents after they crossed the U.S.-Mexico border into Arizona in May following a 2,300-mile trek in search of asylum from their native Guatemala.

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Phoenix-area immigration advocates not on board with Trump's executive order

President Donald Trump signs an executive order Wednesday that bans the separation of children from their parents who enter the country illegally. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) President Donald Trump signs an executive order Wednesday that bans the separation of children from their parents who enter the country illegally. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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President Donald Trump has made a complete 180 in his stance on separating immigrant families that cross the border illegally. But immigrant advocates say this does not entirely defuse the situation.

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Tensions rise at immigration rallies in Phoenix

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Supporters of President Donald Trump's immigration of policy of separating migrant children from their parents at the border clashed Wednesday with activists who oppose the White House’s tactics.

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Arizona Senate candidate appeals Don Shooter’s eligibility

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A state Senate candidate filed a legal challenge Tuesday with the Arizona Supreme Court, contesting a lower court ruling that allows an ousted legislator to run for office again. 

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Kirkpatrick wins suit that tried to kick her off ballot

FILE - In this Nov. 8, 2016, file photo, Democratic senatorial candidate U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick, D-Ariz., speaks to supporters during an election night party in Phoenix. (Source: AP Photo/Matt York, File) FILE - In this Nov. 8, 2016, file photo, Democratic senatorial candidate U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick, D-Ariz., speaks to supporters during an election night party in Phoenix. (Source: AP Photo/Matt York, File)
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A lawsuit funded by one of Kirkpatrick’s opponents sought to kick her off the ballot, alleging she falsely claimed she lived in an apartment in Tucson, when she actually resides in a condo in downtown Phoenix.

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Arizona group asks governor to speak out on migration policy

More than 100 people rallied at the state Capitol so Gov. Ducey would stand up to Trump on immigration. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) More than 100 people rallied at the state Capitol so Gov. Ducey would stand up to Trump on immigration. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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Protesters set up a playground to represent the kind of place children where should be, rather than in detention centers.

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Judge: Expelled Arizona lawmaker Don Shooter can run for state House

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A judge says the Arizona lawmaker ousted over allegations of sexual harassment can run for a seat in the state Senate.

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AZ Attorney General's mother's name forged on state Senate campaign's paperwork, office says

The Arizona Attorney General's Office said Mark Brnovich's mom had her signature forged on a campaign petition. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) The Arizona Attorney General's Office said Mark Brnovich's mom had her signature forged on a campaign petition. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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Anyone can be a victim of a crime, including the mother of the state's top prosecutor.

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Judge mulls whether to keep Kirkpatrick’s name off ballot

Ann Kirkpatrick, D-Ariz., speaks to supporters during an election night party, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016, in Phoenix. (Source: AP Photo/Matt York) Ann Kirkpatrick, D-Ariz., speaks to supporters during an election night party, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016, in Phoenix. (Source: AP Photo/Matt York)
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The lawsuit says she falsely stated on records that she lived in an apartment in Tucson, when she actually resides in a condo in downtown Phoenix.

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Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey officially launches re-election campaign

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Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has officially launched his re-election campaign. 

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Hearing set in suit challenging Ann Kirkpatrick’s residency

Former U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Former U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
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A hearing is scheduled in a challenge of the home addresses listed by Congressional District 2 candidate Ann Kirkpatrick on her nominating petitions. 

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Despite cancer, McCain’s maverick ways press on in tweets

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 Sen. John McCain’s legacy was thrust into focus nearly one year ago when he announced his brain cancer diagnosis. 

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McCain implicitly criticizes Trump for 'parroting' North Korean talking points

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Sen. John McCain implicitly criticized President Donald Trump on Thursday for "parroting" North Korean and Chinese rhetoric about US-South Korean joint military exercises following the summit between Trump and North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un earlier this week. 

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Judge mulls allowing expelled Arizona lawmaker on ballot

Expelled Arizona House Rep. Don Shooter, right, arrives at court with attorney Tim Nelson, left, Thursday, June 14, 2018, in Phoenix. (Source: AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Expelled Arizona House Rep. Don Shooter, right, arrives at court with attorney Tim Nelson, left, Thursday, June 14, 2018, in Phoenix. (Source: AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
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Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Rosa Mroz said she planned to release a decision Friday.

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AZ GOP to Rep. David Stringer: 'Resign immediately'

Jonathan Lines, Chairman of AZ Republican Party (left) and Rep. David Stringer (Sources: AZ.gop and Facebook) Jonathan Lines, Chairman of AZ Republican Party (left) and Rep. David Stringer (Sources: AZ.gop and Facebook)
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The chairman of the Arizona Republican Party is calling on Rep. David Stringer “to resign immediately” in the wake of comments made Stringer that some are calling racist.

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Arizona lawmaker says there 'aren’t enough white kids to go around’

Arizona State Rep. David Stringer warned voters that immigration represents an "existential threat" to the country in a video posted to social media by a Democrat. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Arizona State Rep. David Stringer warned voters that immigration represents an "existential threat" to the country in a video posted to social media by a Democrat. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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"It will not be the country you were born into," Arizona State Rep. David Stringer said.

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Arizona students call for gun control on Pulse anniversary

Dozens participated in a "die-in" at the state Capitol in hopes of getting stricter gun laws passed. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Dozens participated in a "die-in" at the state Capitol in hopes of getting stricter gun laws passed. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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Members of an alt-right group confronted and interrupted the high school students who were demanding stricter gun laws.

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Candidate accused of submitting forged paperwork

Mark Syms, independent running for AZ. Senate, faces accusations of forged paperwork. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5 News) Mark Syms, independent running for AZ. Senate, faces accusations of forged paperwork. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5 News)
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Mark Syms, an independent candidate for the Arizona Senate, is now facing accusations that he submitted forged paperwork to qualify for the ballot.  Syms is running in Arizona's Legislative District 28, an area that covers parts of North Phoenix, Arcadia, and Paradise Valley.

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Longtime councilwoman will be temporary Phoenix mayor

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A bipartisan coalition of the Phoenix City Council has unanimously selected Councilwoman Thelda Williams to be temporary mayor until a special election is held. 

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Lawsuit claims expelled lawmaker can’t run for office

Republican candidate Brent Backus claims Don Shooter doesn’t live at the Yuma address he supplied to state election officials. (Source: Associated Press) Republican candidate Brent Backus claims Don Shooter doesn’t live at the Yuma address he supplied to state election officials. (Source: Associated Press)
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A lawsuit claims an Arizona Republican expelled from the state House amid sexual misconduct allegations shouldn’t be allowed to run for state Senate because he doesn’t live in the district he’s seeking to represent.

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Senate candidate says enough evidence may exist to remove President Trump from office

Deedra Abboud, a Democrat running for the U.S. Senate, said enough evidence may already exist to remove President Donald Trump from office and would support impeachment proceedings "with pleasure." (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Deedra Abboud, a Democrat running for the U.S. Senate, said enough evidence may already exist to remove President Donald Trump from office and would support impeachment proceedings "with pleasure." (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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Deedra Abboud, a Democrat running for the U.S. Senate, said enough evidence may already exist to remove President Donald Trump from office and would support impeachment proceedings "with pleasure." 

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Sen. Flake rips White House in floor speech

Sen. Jeff Flake took to the Senate floor to blast President Trump. (Source: CNN) Sen. Jeff Flake took to the Senate floor to blast President Trump. (Source: CNN)
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Once again Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake ripped President Donald Trump, saying on Thursday that the White House's trade policies threaten the nation's standing in the world.

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GOP Senate candidate Martha McSally's office removes video of her praising DACA

In April 2017, McSally co-sponsored legislation that would provide legal status to some children of undocumented immigrants, but after deciding to run for senate in Arizona, she asked that she be removed as a co-sponsor last month. (Source: The Associated In April 2017, McSally co-sponsored legislation that would provide legal status to some children of undocumented immigrants, but after deciding to run for senate in Arizona, she asked that she be removed as a co-sponsor last month. (Source: The Associated
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In April 2017, McSally co-sponsored legislation that would provide legal status to some children of undocumented immigrants/

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Deadly shooting spree renews calls for stricter gun laws

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A deadly shooting spree that ended last week with six people dead over a four-day period has renewed calls for state leaders to take action to curb gun violence. 

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Arizona settles suit over handling of voter registration

Volunteer Tomas Robles, for Promise Arizona, talks to a potential voter he wants to visit, as the group holds a voter registration rally at the Arizona Capitol Friday, Oct. 1, 2010, in Phoenix. (Source: AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Volunteer Tomas Robles, for Promise Arizona, talks to a potential voter he wants to visit, as the group holds a voter registration rally at the Arizona Capitol Friday, Oct. 1, 2010, in Phoenix. (Source: AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
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The lawsuit claimed the state’s voter registration process was unduly burdensome, as people who use a state-produced application and fail to provide proof could not vote in both state and federal elections.

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Court requires lawyers to chime in on Joe Arpaio's pardon

FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2018, file photo, former Maricopa County Sheriff and U.S. Senate candidate Joe Arpaio speaks at his office in Fountain Hills, Ariz. (Source: AP Photo/Matt York, File) FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2018, file photo, former Maricopa County Sheriff and U.S. Senate candidate Joe Arpaio speaks at his office in Fountain Hills, Ariz. (Source: AP Photo/Matt York, File)
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Attorneys involved in litigation over former Sheriff Joe Arpaio's pardon will have to tell a court whether a special prosecutor is needed to handle an appeal of the clemency.

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Bennett making no apologies for McCain tweet

Republican candidate for governor, Ken Bennett, is making no apologies after saying he would not appoint John McCain's wife to fill his seat if the senator left office. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Republican candidate for governor, Ken Bennett, is making no apologies after saying he would not appoint John McCain's wife to fill his seat if the senator left office. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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Republican candidate for governor, Ken Bennett, is making no apologies after saying he would not appoint John McCain's wife to fill his seat if the senator left office.

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Trial begins for ex-Arizona regulator charged with bribery

The bribery trial for former Arizona Corporation Commissioner Gary Pierce started on Thursday. (Source: AP Photo/Matt York, File) The bribery trial for former Arizona Corporation Commissioner Gary Pierce started on Thursday. (Source: AP Photo/Matt York, File)
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Lawyers made opening statements at the trial of a former Arizona utility regulator accused of accepting bribes from a water company owner in exchange for favorable decisions.

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Ethics committee unveils review of Arizona lawmaker, aide

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The House Ethics Committee says it's reviewing an independent watchdog's referral of Republican Rep. David Schweikert of Arizona and his chief of staff. 

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Ducey faces challenger in Republican gubernatorial primary

A former Arizona secretary of state will challenge Gov. Doug Ducey in the Republican primary on Aug. 28. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) A former Arizona secretary of state will challenge Gov. Doug Ducey in the Republican primary on Aug. 28. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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A former Arizona secretary of state will challenge Gov. Doug Ducey in the Republican primary on Aug. 28.

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Jury picked at ex-Arizona regulator’s trial

Authorities said George Johnson, left, funneled $31,000 to Corporation Commissioner Gary Pierce Gary Pierce and his wife, bottom right, through lobbyist Jim Norton, top right. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Authorities said George Johnson, left, funneled $31,000 to Corporation Commissioner Gary Pierce Gary Pierce and his wife, bottom right, through lobbyist Jim Norton, top right. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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Attorneys are scheduled to make opening statements Thursday at the trial of former Corporation Commissioner Gary Pierce.

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Former Arizona judge kicked off the bench in disgrace, wants old job back

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He violated the public's trust. Now, he's hoping to win it back. Former Justice of the Peace Phillip Woolbright wants his old job back, six years after he was booted off the bench. 

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Expelled Arizona lawmaker files to run for state Senate

Don Shooter filed signatures to run in the state Senate primary in Legislative District 13. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Don Shooter filed signatures to run in the state Senate primary in Legislative District 13. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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Don Shooter said he filed more than 900 signatures to run in the state Senate primary in Legislative District 13.

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Record number of women bid for Senate but challenges await

Reps. Kyrsten Sinema and Martha McSally are both running for Senate. (Source: The Associated Press) Reps. Kyrsten Sinema and Martha McSally are both running for Senate. (Source: The Associated Press)
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A record number of women are running for the U.S. Senate this year, and their stiff challenge is winning enough seats to dramatically diversify a chamber long dominated by men.

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Leaders: Securing border part of fix for opioid crisis

In this Wednesday, May 30, 2018, photo, U.S. Rep. Martha McSally and Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey speak to reporters in phoenix, Ariz., following testimony in a field Congressional hearing on opioid abuse and the border. (Source: AP Photo/Astrid Galvan) In this Wednesday, May 30, 2018, photo, U.S. Rep. Martha McSally and Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey speak to reporters in phoenix, Ariz., following testimony in a field Congressional hearing on opioid abuse and the border. (Source: AP Photo/Astrid Galvan)
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A holistic approach is needed to battle the opioid crisis that has gripped many parts of the country, fueled in part by the high volume of drugs that come across the southern border, Arizona officials said Wednesday.

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Ducey challenger David Garcia files signatures Tuesday to be on ballot

David Garcia announced on Wednesday he's running for Arizona governor. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) David Garcia announced on Wednesday he's running for Arizona governor. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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More than a month after announcing his bid to become Arizona’s next governor, Democratic candidate David Garcia is filing the signatures he needs to get on the ballot.

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It's official: Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton has resigned

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Greg Stanton officially announced his resignation as mayor of Phoenix at noon on Tuesday. It was an expected move, since he declared his run for Congress in October 2017.  

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Kyrsten Sinema files petition for U.S. Senate race

Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema speaks to the media before she filed her petitions for the U.S. Senate race Tuesday morning in Phoenix(Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema speaks to the media before she filed her petitions for the U.S. Senate race Tuesday morning in Phoenix(Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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She filed more than 10,000 petitions to officially make the ballot.

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Ex-lawmaker expelled for misconduct open to serving again

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A former Arizona legislator who was expelled for sexual misconduct says he’s willing to serve at the Statehouse again if a small group of Republicans can gather enough petition signatures for him to qualify for the ballot. 

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Gov. Ducey: Keep evolution in state's science standards

Gov. Doug Ducey thinks schools should continue to teach evolution in the classroom. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5 News) Gov. Doug Ducey thinks schools should continue to teach evolution in the classroom. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5 News)
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Gov. Doug Ducey said Monday that schools should continue to teach evolution in the classroom despite attempts by Arizona's top education official to remove or alter references from the state's education standards.

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Ex-Arizona regulator charged with bribery heads to trial

Gary Pierce (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Gary Pierce (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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A trial is scheduled to begin Wednesday for a former elected Arizona utility regulator charged with accepting bribes from a water company owner in exchange for favorable decisions.

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Senate primary splits Arizona conservatives between 2 icons

In this May 17, 2018, photo, Republican Senate candidate Kelli Ward talks about her platform policies at a Scottsdale Tea Party event in Scottsdale, Ariz. (Source: AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) In this May 17, 2018, photo, Republican Senate candidate Kelli Ward talks about her platform policies at a Scottsdale Tea Party event in Scottsdale, Ariz. (Source: AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
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Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio was asking dozens of tea party activists for their backing in Arizona’s Republican Senate primary when one audience member said it was a shame disgruntled conservatives couldn’t send “both of you” to Washington.

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Sen. Flake on Trump, state of politics: 'We may have hit bottom'

GOP Sen. Jeff Flake gave some of his harshest criticism of President Donald Trump to date in a commencement speech Wednesday to Harvard Law students, where he shared his concerns for the integrity of politics in the United States. (Source: CNN) GOP Sen. Jeff Flake gave some of his harshest criticism of President Donald Trump to date in a commencement speech Wednesday to Harvard Law students, where he shared his concerns for the integrity of politics in the United States. (Source: CNN)
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GOP Sen. Jeff Flake gave some of his harshest criticism of President Donald Trump to date in a commencement speech Wednesday to Harvard Law students, where he shared his concerns for the integrity of politics in the United States.

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HBO's John McCain documentary offers definitive portrait of maverick senator

FILE - In this Dec. 1, 2017, file photo, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., leaves a closed-door session on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Source: AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File) FILE - In this Dec. 1, 2017, file photo, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., leaves a closed-door session on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Source: AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
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"John McCain: For Whom the Bell Tolls" offers a definitive portrait of an extraordinary life, boasting extensive access to its subject as well practically as every political luminary to pass through his orbit.

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Senate hopeful Joe Arpaio mum on details of Trump policies

Former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio arrives Tuesday at the Arizona Secretary of State’s office in Phoenix to turn in petition signatures in his bid to appear on the ballot in the race to succeed retiring U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake. (Source: AP Photo/Matt York) Former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio arrives Tuesday at the Arizona Secretary of State’s office in Phoenix to turn in petition signatures in his bid to appear on the ballot in the race to succeed retiring U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake. (Source: AP Photo/Matt York)
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In his 24 years as metro Phoenix’s sheriff, Arpaio wasn’t known for immersing himself in the policies and inner workings of his office and often prided himself on farming out those details to his underlings.

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VIDEO: 'I get my name in the paper ... when I go to the toilet,' Arpaio said before filing signatures for Senate run

"I know that there's been a lot of word out there -- subtly or not -- that I'm not going to run; I'm just doing this to get my name in the paper. Which is kind of stupid. I get my name in the paper around this country when I go to the toilet," former Maricopa County sheriff and current Senate hopeful Joe Arpaio said Tuesday ahead of filing the signatures required to get him on the ballot.

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McCain 'cracking jokes' and working at 'getting strong,' says his co-author

Mark Salter (let) is the co-author of Arizona Sen. John McCain's new book. (Source: 'CBS This Morning' and 3TV/CBS file photo) Mark Salter (let) is the co-author of Arizona Sen. John McCain's new book. (Source: 'CBS This Morning' and 3TV/CBS file photo)
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John McCain is in "good spirits" and "cracking jokes" with his nurses as he battles a life-threatening form of brain cancer, said Mark Salter, the co-author of Arizona senator's newest book.

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Arpaio ready to file signatures for Senate run

Former Maricopa County Sheriff and U.S. Senate candidate Joe Arpaio speaks at his office, Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, in Fountain Hills, Ariz. (Source: AP Photo/Matt York) Former Maricopa County Sheriff and U.S. Senate candidate Joe Arpaio speaks at his office, Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, in Fountain Hills, Ariz. (Source: AP Photo/Matt York)
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“I’m deeply honored and humbled by the outpouring of support for this campaign," Arpaio said in a written statement.

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Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton announces resignation ahead of congressional race

Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton announced his resignation as he moves closer to his race for Congress. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton announced his resignation as he moves closer to his race for Congress. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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Greg Stanton officially announced Monday that he will resign as mayor of Phoenix on May 29, an expected move ever since he declared his run for Congress in October 2017.

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Arizona ‘Dreamers’ struggle after losing cheaper tuition

Arizona State University student David Montenegro stands out in front of the Memorial Union building at ASU Thursday, May 10, 2018, in Tempe, Ariz. (Source: AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Arizona State University student David Montenegro stands out in front of the Memorial Union building at ASU Thursday, May 10, 2018, in Tempe, Ariz. (Source: AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
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David Montenegro worked part-time restaurant jobs and took advantage of Arizona’s lower in-state tuition as he labored through years of college. Now a senior with the goal of becoming a teacher nearly in sight, the 29-year-old Mexico-born immigrant who arrived in the U.S. at age 11 faces a new hurdle.

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Pressure on Gov. Ducey to call special session on gun control

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Arizona Democratic lawmakers responded to the latest school shooting by calling on Republican Gov. Doug Ducey to open a special legislative session focused on gun safety.

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Democrats get giddy about a perennial target: Arizona

In this Wednesday, May 9, 2018 photo, Arizona Democratic District 27 Chair Fern Ward, right, and Vice Chair Maritza Saenz react to a speaker during their legislative meeting in Phoenix. (Source: AP Photo/Matt York) In this Wednesday, May 9, 2018 photo, Arizona Democratic District 27 Chair Fern Ward, right, and Vice Chair Maritza Saenz react to a speaker during their legislative meeting in Phoenix. (Source: AP Photo/Matt York)
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Two Arizona brothers fooled donors nationwide into giving more than $50 million during the last decade to at least nine political action committees that posed as advocates for such causes as autism and law enforcement but were really bogus, authorities said Thursday.

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Coming soon to Arizona: Robot deliveries

Gov. Ducey signed a bill that would help bring delivery robots to Arizona. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Gov. Ducey signed a bill that would help bring delivery robots to Arizona. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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The bill goes into effect in early August but that doesn't mean the autonomous delivery machines will be on the streets soon.

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Rep. Sinema opposes withdrawing from the Iran nuke deal she voted against

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Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema was one of 25 Democrats to vote against the Iran nuclear deal two years ago. Now, despite her initial opposition, Sinema says the Trump administration erred by withdrawing from the agreement last week.

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Gov. Ducey signs off on bill legalizing industrial hemp farming

Until this week, industrial hemp farming was illegal in Arizona. Gov. Doug Ducey has signed a bill reversing that. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Until this week, industrial hemp farming was illegal in Arizona. Gov. Doug Ducey has signed a bill reversing that. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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Pot's cousin, hemp, is now legal to grow in Arizona. The two plants look similar, but you can't get high off hemp.  Until this week, industrial hemp farming was illegal. Governor Doug Ducey has signed a bill reversing that.  

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Several big names on witness list in corruption trial involving Johnson Utilities

Some big name politicians are potential witnesses in a corruption trial. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Some big name politicians are potential witnesses in a corruption trial. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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Congressman Andy Biggs, former Congressman Matt Salmon, and former Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett are among a list of 82 potential witnesses in a federal bribery trial.

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Arizona governor signs remaining bills

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Gov. Doug Ducey is closing out the state's legislative session by signing 55 new laws and vetoing seven others.

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Ducey won't say White House should apologize over McCain comments

Gov. Doug Ducey didn't specifically say the White House should apologize over aide's remark on McCain. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Gov. Doug Ducey didn't specifically say the White House should apologize over aide's remark on McCain. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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Ducey said the comments made by an aide to President Trump were, "inappropriate,' but stopped short calling for an apology.

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Clean Energy ballot initiative could take Palo Verde nuclear plant off the grid

The Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station occupies about 4,000 acres in Tonopah, 50 miles west of Phoenix. (Source: Jenna Miller/Cronkite News) The Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station occupies about 4,000 acres in Tonopah, 50 miles west of Phoenix. (Source: Jenna Miller/Cronkite News)
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The Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station is the nation’s largest power producer, serving 4 million people across the Southwest and providing about 35 percent of Arizona’s electric power. At least for now.

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Arizona governor allows industrial hemp

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The fiber form of marijuana can be used to create a variety of products like building materials, food, paper and textiles.

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Poll: Arizona voters support ObamaCare, split on Trump's job performance

According to a left-leaning poll, Arizonans support Obamacare and are split on the performance of President Trump. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) According to a left-leaning poll, Arizonans support Obamacare and are split on the performance of President Trump. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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Republican candidates in Arizona running on the repeal of the Affordable Care Act do so at their own peril, according to a poll released Monday.

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Meghan McCain asks how WH staffer who joked about her father's brain cancer still has a job

Meghan McCain poses in the press room at the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame Awards 27th Anniversary Gala at the Grand Hyatt New York on Monday, Oct. 16, 2017, in New York. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP) Meghan McCain poses in the press room at the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame Awards 27th Anniversary Gala at the Grand Hyatt New York on Monday, Oct. 16, 2017, in New York. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP)
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Meghan McCain responded Friday to a White House staffer who joked about her father's brain cancer, saying her family was doing well but asking how the Trump administration could retain an employee who made such a remark.

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Mesa will vote on tax hike for police and fire

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Mesa voters will decide if they want to raise taxes this fall to hire more police and fire.

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John McCain calls on Senate to reject CIA nominee Gina Haspel

Sen. John McCain called on the Senate to reject Gina Haspel's nomination to be the director of the CIA, citing her refusal in testimony on Wednesday to acknowledge "torture's immorality." (Source: CNN) Sen. John McCain called on the Senate to reject Gina Haspel's nomination to be the director of the CIA, citing her refusal in testimony on Wednesday to acknowledge "torture's immorality." (Source: CNN)
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"I believe Gina Haspel is a patriot who loves our country and has devoted her professional life to its service and defense," the Arizona Republican said in a statement Wednesday evening.

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Appeals court: County also liable for sheriff's policies

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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A federal appeals court has upheld a lower court ruling that Maricopa County can also be held liable for the policies of a former Arizona sheriff whose department was found to have discriminated against Latinos. 

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Medical marijuana testing bill dies in AZ House from lack of Democratic support

A bill that would require certain testing on medical marijuana didn't make it out of the House. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) A bill that would require certain testing on medical marijuana didn't make it out of the House. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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The bill, SB 1420, had drawn bipartisan sponsorship from dozens of lawmakers after an investigation by Arizona’s Family found mold on medical marijuana sold at a Phoenix dispensary last year.

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Teacher walkout officially over after Gov. Ducey signed education bills

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"We will return to our schools." The teacher walkout is officially over.

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Would AZ clean energy measure mean higher energy bills, closing of nuclear power plant?

A clean energy measure could have a huge impact on Arizona if it passes. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) A clean energy measure could have a huge impact on Arizona if it passes. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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The country's largest producer of nuclear power could be forced to close if a clean energy bill is passed in November.

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Arizona lawmakers begin budget debate

Striking Arizona teachers, many with their children in tow, line up to enter the old state Capitol building in Phoenix, Wednesday, May 2, 2018. Teachers are in the fifth day of a statewide strike. (Source: AP Photo/Bob Christie) Striking Arizona teachers, many with their children in tow, line up to enter the old state Capitol building in Phoenix, Wednesday, May 2, 2018. Teachers are in the fifth day of a statewide strike. (Source: AP Photo/Bob Christie)
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The Senate was expected to begin floor debate on the budget at 8 p.m., and the House expected similar timing. The delay is needed to craft the final changes to the package of 10 bills.

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Arizona House OKs redistricting commission changes

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Republicans in the Arizona House outvoted minority Democrats to approve a measure that would ask voters to dramatically overhaul the independent commission that draws congressional and legislative maps every decade.

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Son-in-law: McCain asked me to 'take care' of his daughter

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Did John McCain's son-in-law post an ominous message from senator over the weekend?

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AZ House Speaker: Budget details to be released Monday

J.D. Mesnard said a budget package should be introduced on Monday. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) J.D. Mesnard said a budget package should be introduced on Monday. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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The Arizona House Speaker J.D. Mesnard said on Sunday the Legislature is "99.9 percent the way there."

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Arizona GOP lawmakers backing Ducey’s teacher raise, no more

Thousands march in the street to the Arizona Capitol for higher teacher pay and school funding Thursday, April 26, 2018, in Phoenix. (Source: AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Thousands march in the street to the Arizona Capitol for higher teacher pay and school funding Thursday, April 26, 2018, in Phoenix. (Source: AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
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There are still details to work out on an overall budget deal but the broad outlines are in place.

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Governor to Arizonans: Tell your legislators to vote for proposed teacher pay raise

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Gov. Doug Ducey is urging Arizonans to contact their legislators and demand that they vote for his proposal to raise teacher pay by 20 percent over two years.

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Conservative group says teachers shouldn't blame Gov. Ducey for low pay

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On the brink of a historic teacher strike in Arizona, an influential conservative group says teachers are blaming the wrong people for their low wages.

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Arizona governor OKs auto fee boost to end raid on road cash

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Fees for electric cars could soar from an average of $41 to $410.

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Arizona’s only black legislators chastised after race talk

FILE - In this June 5, 2017, file photo, Arizona state Democratic Rep. Reginald Bolding, left, calls on Gov. Doug Ducey to remove six confederate monuments in Arizona during a news conference. (Source: AP Photo/Angie Wang, File) FILE - In this June 5, 2017, file photo, Arizona state Democratic Rep. Reginald Bolding, left, calls on Gov. Doug Ducey to remove six confederate monuments in Arizona during a news conference. (Source: AP Photo/Angie Wang, File)
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The fight was at least the third this year where Democrats were shut down over what Republicans called violations of House rules of decorum and debate.

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GOP unsettled by narrow CB 8 win in Arizona

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It took a big money push from the Republican Party, tweets by the president and the support of the state's current and former governors, but the GOP held onto an Arizona U.S. House seat they would have never considered endangered in any other year.

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GOP Debbie Lesko wins CD 8 Special Election, per AP

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Republican candidate Debbie Lesko beat her Democratic opponent Hiral Tipirneni.

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Lawmaker proposes penny sales tax for AZ education funding

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A state lawmaker is shopping a sales tax increase to boost education funding, but so far no one is buying. 

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Why the win for Republicans in Arizona 8 is still good for Democrats

FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2018, file photo, Arizona State Rep. and U.S. Representative candidate Debbie Lesko speaks with a constituent during the meeting of the state committee of the Arizona Republican Party in Phoenix. (Source: AP Photo/Matt York, File) FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2018, file photo, Arizona State Rep. and U.S. Representative candidate Debbie Lesko speaks with a constituent during the meeting of the state committee of the Arizona Republican Party in Phoenix. (Source: AP Photo/Matt York, File)
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CNN has projected that Republicans won the special election in Arizona's 8th Congressional District, but once again Democrats have overperformed in a deep red district, in another sign the national environment is in the their favor. 

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Democrats face momentum test in Arizona special election

Arizonans vote Tuesday to fill the seat left vacant by former Rep. Trent Franks, who resigned in December amid sexual harassment accusations from members of his staff. (Source: AP Photo) Arizonans vote Tuesday to fill the seat left vacant by former Rep. Trent Franks, who resigned in December amid sexual harassment accusations from members of his staff. (Source: AP Photo)
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In Tuesday's special election in an Arizona House race outside of Phoenix, candidate Hiral Tipirneni is hoping to become the next Democrat to pull off an upset victory in a reliably Republican district.

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Republican favored to win Arizona special election, but it could be close

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Republican Debbie Lesko, by several metrics, is favored to win over Democrat Hiral Tipirneni in the race to replace Republican Trent Franks, who vacated the seat following allegations of sexual harassment.

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Democrats test strength in deep-red Arizona special election

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Democrats are hoping to continue their recent momentum in special elections Tuesday when voters outside of Phoenix head to the polls to fill a vacancy created when Republican Rep. Trent Franks resigned in December amid sexual harassment allegations.

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Democrat looks for upset in strong GOP district in Arizona

Hiral Tipirneni, left, and Debbie Lesko, right. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Hiral Tipirneni, left, and Debbie Lesko, right. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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In a district Donald Trump won by 21 points in 2016, a Democratic newcomer is trying to pull off an upset victory for an open U.S. House seat.

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Why the electoral battlefield is expanding in Arizona

Rep. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona and Rep. John Barrow of Georgia on Capitol Hill. (Source: CNN) Rep. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona and Rep. John Barrow of Georgia on Capitol Hill. (Source: CNN)
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Two recent polls indicating surprising Democratic strength in Senate races across the Southwest underscore how the parties' shifting demographics and geographic bases of support are widening the electoral battlefield. 

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What to watch: Arizona special election

Arizonans vote Tuesday to fill the seat left vacant by former Rep. Trent Franks, who resigned in December amid sexual harassment accusations from members of his staff. (Source: AP Photo) Arizonans vote Tuesday to fill the seat left vacant by former Rep. Trent Franks, who resigned in December amid sexual harassment accusations from members of his staff. (Source: AP Photo)
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Arizonans vote Tuesday to fill the seat left vacant by former Rep. Trent Franks, who resigned in December amid sexual harassment accusations from members of his staff.

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Arizona Senate can't change rules for replacing McCain

FILE - In this Dec. 1, 2017, file photo, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., leaves a closed-door session on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Source: AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File) FILE - In this Dec. 1, 2017, file photo, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., leaves a closed-door session on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Source: AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
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Republicans who control the Arizona Senate were prevented from ensuring that ailing Sen. John McCain's seat isn't on the November ballot if he leaves office.

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Arizona senator vows school safety plan protects gun rights

FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2015, file photo, Arizona state Sen. Steve Smith, R-Maricopa, speaks during a Joint Border Security Advisory Committee at the Arizona Capitol in Phoenix. (Source: AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2015, file photo, Arizona state Sen. Steve Smith, R-Maricopa, speaks during a Joint Border Security Advisory Committee at the Arizona Capitol in Phoenix. (Source: AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
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Sen. Steve Smith pointedly said "no" when asked if his proposal included universal background checks for firearm purchases, a top priority of Democrats.

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Pace picks up as vote nears in special election for 8th District seat

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But analysts say that Democrats, in the district and around the country, have been motivated this special election season, leading to a close race in a normally safe district.

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Arizona Legislature OKs ban on harassment secrecy pacts

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The Arizona Legislature on Wednesday gave final approval to a proposal allowing victims of sexual misconduct to talk to police or testify in a criminal case even if they signed a non-disclosure agreement as part of a civil settlement.

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Arizona Senate to hold school safety plan hearing

An Arizona Senate committee is set to hold the long-delayed first hearing on Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey's wide-ranging school safety proposal. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) An Arizona Senate committee is set to hold the long-delayed first hearing on Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey's wide-ranging school safety proposal. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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An Arizona Senate committee is set to hold the long-delayed first hearing on Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey's wide-ranging school safety proposal.

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Bill to keep McCain seat in GOP's hands on hold

FILE - In this Dec. 1, 2017, file photo, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., leaves a closed-door session on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Source: AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File) FILE - In this Dec. 1, 2017, file photo, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., leaves a closed-door session on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Source: AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
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The original proposal passed the House with bipartisan support, but the Senate added an emergency clause to the bill this week.

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Arizona election may halt recent Democratic wins

FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2018, file photo, Arizona State Rep. and U.S. Representative candidate Debbie Lesko speaks with a constituent during the meeting of the state committee of the Arizona Republican Party in Phoenix. (Source: AP Photo/Matt York, File) FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2018, file photo, Arizona State Rep. and U.S. Representative candidate Debbie Lesko speaks with a constituent during the meeting of the state committee of the Arizona Republican Party in Phoenix. (Source: AP Photo/Matt York, File)
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President Donald Trump carried Arizona's 8th Congressional District by 21 points in 2016.

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Ducey appoints outgoing Regents president as state treasurer

Eileen Klein is expected to be the next state treasurer. (Source: Arizona Board of Regents) Eileen Klein is expected to be the next state treasurer. (Source: Arizona Board of Regents)
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Gov. Doug Ducey called Eileen Klein the "most experienced person in the state of Arizona for this job."

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Arizona Senate moves to change rules for replacing McCain

The state Legislature is working to make sure Sen. John McCain's seat isn't on the November ballot. (Source: CNN) The state Legislature is working to make sure Sen. John McCain's seat isn't on the November ballot. (Source: CNN)
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The effort emerged Tuesday as the state Senate put an emergency clause on a bill changing how members of Congress who die or resign are replaced.

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AZ Sen. McCain recovering in hospital after surgery for intestinal infection

FILE - In this Nov. 13, 2017 file photo Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington. McCain continues to undergo treatment in Arizona, but Meghan McCain said it's possible her father could return to Washington by the summer. (AP Photo FILE - In this Nov. 13, 2017 file photo Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington. McCain continues to undergo treatment in Arizona, but Meghan McCain said it's possible her father could return to Washington by the summer. (AP Photo
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Arizona’s Sen. John McCain, who is battling an aggressive brain tumor, had surgery over the weekend in Phoenix, his office said Monday.

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Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio raises more than half a million for Senate campaign

Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio announced he has reached more than half a million dollars for his campaign for Arizona Senator. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio announced he has reached more than half a million dollars for his campaign for Arizona Senator. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio announced he has reached more than half a million dollars for his campaign for Arizona Senator.

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Questions linger in Arizona education funding suit

FILE- In this May 26, 2016, file photo, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey, second from right, signs a proclamation certifying the results of Proposition 123 on school funding at the state Capitol in Phoenix. (Source: AP Photo/Ryan Van Velzer, File) FILE- In this May 26, 2016, file photo, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey, second from right, signs a proclamation certifying the results of Proposition 123 on school funding at the state Capitol in Phoenix. (Source: AP Photo/Ryan Van Velzer, File)
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A Phoenix man who won a federal court ruling finding Arizona distributed more than $344 million to schools since 2016 without Congressional approval might seek hundreds of millions of additional dollars for education funding.

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Ex-Rep. Don Shooter demands $1.3 million from state; claims removal from office was rigged

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He wants $1.3 million in damages.

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Man won't seek Prop 123 repayment but may seek other cash

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 A Phoenix man who won a federal court ruling finding Arizona distributed more than $344 million to schools since 2016 without Congressional approval won't ask for the money to be repaid because Congress finally approved the payouts last month.

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Arizona bracing for avalanche of misleading political ads

Democrat Hiral Tipirneni is running against Republican Debbie Lesko. (Source: YouTube) Democrat Hiral Tipirneni is running against Republican Debbie Lesko. (Source: YouTube)
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Love them or hate them, political ads are protected by the First Amendment, so even the worst of them are tough to police.

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Arizona sets longer expiration date for eggs

Shoppers in Arizona can soon buy certain types of eggs that are stamped with a longer shelf life. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Shoppers in Arizona can soon buy certain types of eggs that are stamped with a longer shelf life. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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Gov. Doug Ducey on Wednesday signed legislation that creates a 45-day expiration date for Grade A eggs.

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Gov. Ducey signs bill creating minimum Arizona marriage age

Data from Maricopa County's court system says that 570 minors were married over a roughly five-year time period and none were younger than 16. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Data from Maricopa County's court system says that 570 minors were married over a roughly five-year time period and none were younger than 16. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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The measure prevents anyone younger than 16 from getting hitched.

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Gov. Ducey calls #RedForEd movement 'political theater,' says teachers should 'know the facts'

Another #RedForEd rally at KTAR Tuesday, April 10 (left) and Gov. Doug Ducey at 3TV/CBS 5 (Source: Steve Aron, 3TV/CBS 5 and 3TV/CBS 5) Another #RedForEd rally at KTAR Tuesday, April 10 (left) and Gov. Doug Ducey at 3TV/CBS 5 (Source: Steve Aron, 3TV/CBS 5 and 3TV/CBS 5)
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With Arizona educators on the verge of a strike, Gov. Doug Ducey on Tuesday dismissed the #RedForEd movement as “political theater."

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Arizona sends 338 troops to Mexico border, more heading soon

Arizona National Guard troops in Phoenix prepare to deploy to the US-Mexico border on Monday, April 9. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Arizona National Guard troops in Phoenix prepare to deploy to the US-Mexico border on Monday, April 9. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey said Monday that 225 members of the state's National Guard were heading to the U.S.-Mexico border to support President Donald Trump's call for troops to fight drug trafficking and illegal immigration.

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Rep. Ralph Norman: 'I'm not going to be a Gabby Giffords'

Republican Rep. Ralph Norman (Source: CNN) Republican Rep. Ralph Norman (Source: CNN)

Republican Rep. Ralph Norman pulled out his loaded, personal .38-caliber Smith & Wesson handgun Friday and laid it on the table at a diner where he was meeting with his constituents in Rock Hill, South Carolina.

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Teachers demand Gov. Ducey roll back corporate tax cuts

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The Phoenix Union High School District approved a resolution Thursday night to support teachers in their fight for livable wages. 

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Ducey signs ban on city political spending disclosure rules

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Democrats argued that voters deserve to know who is funding political advertising in elections. Republicans argued that anonymous political speech principals demand that groups be allowed to weigh in without their donors being harassed.

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GOP senator: Drop voucher petition case against Democrat

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The chair of the Arizona Senate's Ethics Committee is moving to drop an investigation of a Democratic senator who had been accused of improperly filling out a petition to repeal the state's new school voucher bill.

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Teachers continue demonstrations for higher pay, funding

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The drumbeat to increase teacher pay and education funding in Arizona continued for the fifth straight week on Wednesday, with a statewide demonstration planned next week.

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March For Our Lives Phoenix holds second rally at state capitol

(Source: March For Our Lives Phoenix via Twitter) (Source: March For Our Lives Phoenix via Twitter)
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Arizona group, March For Our Lives Phoenix, held a rally Thursday morning at the state capitol to honor the 70 children killed by firearms since the February 14 massacre in Parkland, Florida. The group cites GunViolenceArchive.org for the reported number of child deaths due to firearms.

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Arizona officials react to planned National Guard deployment to the border

Members of the National Guard patrol along the Rio Grande at the Texas-Mexico border, Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015, in Rio Grande City, Texas. (Source: AP Photo/Eric Gay) Members of the National Guard patrol along the Rio Grande at the Texas-Mexico border, Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015, in Rio Grande City, Texas. (Source: AP Photo/Eric Gay)
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In a memorandum, President Donald Trump said the "situation at the border has now reached a point of crisis."

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Ducey's school safety plan faces skeptical GOP lawmakers

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Gov. Ducey's school safety plan could be hitting a roadblock. Members of his own party are voicing concern that a draft-proposal goes to far and could end up taking guns away from law abiding citizens. 

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Gov. Ducey plans to spend $11 million for more police on K-12 campuses

Ducey wants to spend $11 million for more school resource officers. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Ducey wants to spend $11 million for more school resource officers. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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The draft language has already met resistance by House Democrats who say it's doesn't go far enough because it does not include expanded background checks on gun purchases.

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Ducey signs bill giving 1 parent embryos in divorce

Gov. Doug Ducey has signed a measure allowing a parent to use embryos created during a marriage even if their divorced spouse doesn't want a child. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Gov. Doug Ducey has signed a measure allowing a parent to use embryos created during a marriage even if their divorced spouse doesn't want a child. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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The bill pushed by Sen. Nancy Barto and the social conservative group Center for Arizona Policy.

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Dreamers rally at AZ Supreme Court, could lose in-state college tuition benefit

So-called "Dreamers" rallied outside the Arizona Supreme Court because they want in-state tuition for certain students in the country illegally. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) So-called "Dreamers" rallied outside the Arizona Supreme Court because they want in-state tuition for certain students in the country illegally. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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Arizona "Dreamers" took a stand on the steps of the State Supreme Court Monday.

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Bill gives special treatment to corporate sponsors of charter schools

Research Director for Grand Canyon Institute, Dave Wells. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5 News) Research Director for Grand Canyon Institute, Dave Wells. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5 News)
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A controversial bill making its way through the Legislature is sparking claims that it gives education kickbacks to corporations.  HB 1196, which passed the House Appropriations Committee last week, allows publicly funded charters schools to give special treatment to the kids of corporate donors. 

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Arizona Supreme Court mulls immigrant tuition case

The Court said Monday that before colleges send out tuition letters for the next semester it will rule on whether immigrant students with deferred deportation status can continue to benefit from lower in-state school costs. (Source: AP Photo/Anita Snow) The Court said Monday that before colleges send out tuition letters for the next semester it will rule on whether immigrant students with deferred deportation status can continue to benefit from lower in-state school costs. (Source: AP Photo/Anita Snow)
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The Arizona Supreme Court said Monday that before colleges send out tuition letters for the next semester it will rule on whether immigrant students with deferred deportation status can continue to benefit from lower in-state school costs. 

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Arizona's GOP lawmakers want armed teachers in school safety plan

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The idea is to train select teachers, principals or even janitors who would access a secured weapon and bulletproof vest and intervene quickly during a school shooting.

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Arizona governor vetoes 1st of series of water bills

The Republican governor said the proposal doesn't address Colorado River and groundwater issues. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) The Republican governor said the proposal doesn't address Colorado River and groundwater issues. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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The Republican governor said in a Thursday veto letter that the proposal doesn't address Colorado River and groundwater issues.

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Arizona governor refuses teacher calls for 20 percent raise

Arizona teachers and education advocates shouts as they march at the Arizona Capitol highlighting low teacher pay and school funding Wednesday, March 28, 2018, in Phoenix. (Source: AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Arizona teachers and education advocates shouts as they march at the Arizona Capitol highlighting low teacher pay and school funding Wednesday, March 28, 2018, in Phoenix. (Source: AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
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Ducey said since he took office in 2015, there's 9 percent more dollars available for teachers' pay.

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Arizona state senator Kimberly Yee featured on Lifetime TV series

Kimberly Yee, Arizona State Senator for Legislative District 20 and Republican Majority Leader for the Arizona State Senate (Source: Arizona State Senate Republican Caucus) Kimberly Yee, Arizona State Senator for Legislative District 20 and Republican Majority Leader for the Arizona State Senate (Source: Arizona State Senate Republican Caucus)
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Kimberly Yee, Arizona's first female Asian-American state senator, was featured on Lifetime's Her America: 50 States, 50 Women series.

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Arpaio says he will re-investigate Obama's birth certificate if elected to senate

Joe Arpaio (Source: 3TV/CBS 5 News) Joe Arpaio (Source: 3TV/CBS 5 News)
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Former Maricopa County Sheriff, Joe Arpaio, is ramping up his campaign for senate with a promise to re-investigate Obama's birth certificate.

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Arizona Attorney General pens letter to Zuckerberg on Facebook's privacy practices

Attorney General Mark Brnovich (Source: 3TV/CBS 5 file photo) Attorney General Mark Brnovich (Source: 3TV/CBS 5 file photo)
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The office of the Arizona Attorney General released a letter Wednesday written by Attorney General Mark Brnovich to Mark Zuckerberg regarding Facebook's privacy practices.

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Departing Arizona treasurer offers advice on replacement

Arizona state Treasurer Jeff DeWit speaks at his Capitol office in Phoenix, Ariz., Tuesday, March 27, 2018. DeWit announced he will resign April 3, 2018, to begin his new job as CFO of NASA. (Source: AP Photo/Bob Christie) Arizona state Treasurer Jeff DeWit speaks at his Capitol office in Phoenix, Ariz., Tuesday, March 27, 2018. DeWit announced he will resign April 3, 2018, to begin his new job as CFO of NASA. (Source: AP Photo/Bob Christie)
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Arizona's state treasurer said Tuesday he will step down next week to start a job as NASA's chief financial officer and expects the governor to choose a replacement who isn't currently seeking the job in the November election. 

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McCain penning 'no-holds-barred' memoir

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Sen. John McCain is penning "his most personal book in years" to be released this May, his publisher announced. 

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Lawmakers question lack of regulation over self-driving cars

Some in the state Legislature are questioning whether Arizona has enough regulations on companies that test self-driving vehicles. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Some in the state Legislature are questioning whether Arizona has enough regulations on companies that test self-driving vehicles. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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A state committee in charge of overseeing self-driving cars, the Self Driving Oversight Committee, has only met once in 2016, records show.

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Arizona treasurer DeWit to discuss transition to NASA job

Jeff DeWit is set to head to NASA (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Jeff DeWit is set to head to NASA (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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Arizona state Treasurer Jeff DeWit is holding a news conference to discuss his transition to chief financial officer for NASA.

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    The Missouri State Highway Patrol Division of Crime Control is investigating at the request of the sheriff.

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