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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)

Senate hopeful Joe Arpaio mum on details of Trump policies

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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

Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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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

(Source: Gov. Doug Ducey via Twitter) (Source: Gov. Doug Ducey via Twitter)
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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

(Source: 3TV/CBS 5) (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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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

(Source: 3TV/CBS 5) (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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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

(Source: 3TV/CBS 5) (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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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

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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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After Gov. Ducey signs tax extension, teachers say it's not enough

On the same day Gov. Doug Ducey extended a tax to pay fund education, leaders in a growing teachers group vowed to keep up the pressure on state leaders for better teacher pay. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) On the same day Gov. Doug Ducey extended a tax to pay fund education, leaders in a growing teachers group vowed to keep up the pressure on state leaders for better teacher pay. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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On the same day Gov. Doug Ducey extended a tax to pay fund education, leaders in a growing teachers group vowed to keep up the pressure on state leaders for better teacher pay.

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New ballot measure crops up in Arizona clean energy fight

A new bill would allow state utility regulators to ignore a proposed requirement that half the state's power come from renewable energy by 2030. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) A new bill would allow state utility regulators to ignore a proposed requirement that half the state's power come from renewable energy by 2030. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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The voter referral allows state utility regulators to ignore a proposed requirement that half the state's power come from renewables like solar and wind by 2030.

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Judge: Land trust use to fund Arizona schools is illegal

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A federal judge ruled Monday that a school funding settlement championed by Gov. Doug Ducey violates federal law and that Arizona may have to repay at least $344 million to the state land trust.

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How the City of Glendale intends to pay for new school officers

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The City of Glendale intends to pull money from several sources to pay for new school resource officers.

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Arizona governor signs education sales tax extension

Gov. Ducey signed an education sales tax extension on Monday. (Source: Gov. Ducey) Gov. Ducey signed an education sales tax extension on Monday. (Source: Gov. Ducey)
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Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has signed a measure extending a sales tax that provides more than $500 million a year for K-12 schools until 2041. 

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Glendale rolls out plan to put cops on all high school campuses

Officials with Glendale want more officers at schools. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Officials with Glendale want more officers at schools. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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Glendale city leaders rolled out a plan to put more cops on campuses immediately.

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Republicans fight bill making it easier for sex assault victims to sue abusers

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A Senate panel on Thursday narrowly passed a bill giving sexual assault victims more time to sue their abusers after a majority of Republicans voted to kill it.

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Arizona medical marijuana testing bill moves closer to governor's desk

A state lawmaker plans to proposal a measure that would require medical marijuana products to undergo independent tests for safety and accurate labeling for the first time in Arizona. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) A state lawmaker plans to proposal a measure that would require medical marijuana products to undergo independent tests for safety and accurate labeling for the first time in Arizona. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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A bill that would regulate medical marijuana for the first time in Arizona is now one major vote away from reaching the governor's desk.

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9 Glendale elementary schools closed amid teachers protest

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Pendergast Elementary School District officials confirmed that nine schools in the district will be closed Wednesday due to a planned protest in the form of a 'sick-out' by teachers.

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Arizona teachers protest low pay at state Capitol

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Hundreds of red-shirted educators jammed into Capitol hearings rooms and marched around the Legislature Wednesday to protest what they call dismal pay and conditions for their students.

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Gov. Ducey speaks about his 'Safe Arizona Schools' plan while teachers plan walk-outs

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Amid protests and 'sick-outs' held by Arizona teachers regarding their pay that caused at least nine schools to be closed Wednesday, Gov. Doug Ducey unveiled his plan for another issue plaguing Arizona schools: safety. 

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School superintendent backs governor's plan to add school resource officers

It's unclear how much Ducey's willing to spend to increase the number of officers on school campuses. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) It's unclear how much Ducey's willing to spend to increase the number of officers on school campuses. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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Gov. Doug Ducey said he wants to add more resource officers to Arizona schools but details remain vague, like how many and how much it will cost.

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Sen. John McCain has strong rebuke for President Trump

John McCain, R-Ariz. (Source: AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) John McCain, R-Ariz. (Source: AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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"An American president does not lead the free world by congratulating dictators on winning sham elections." That was a part of a statement released by Arizona Senator John McCain after President Donald Trump congratulated Russian President Vladimir Putin for winning re-election earlier this month.  

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Meghan McCain shares photo of father during his absence from Washington

Meghan McCain tweeted a photo of her father Sunday, March 18, 2018, showing her and the Republican senator from Arizona together amid his absence from Capitol Hill. (Source: Meghan McCain/Twitter) Meghan McCain tweeted a photo of her father Sunday, March 18, 2018, showing her and the Republican senator from Arizona together amid his absence from Capitol Hill. (Source: Meghan McCain/Twitter)
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Meghan McCain tweeted a photo of her father Sunday, showing her and the Republican senator from Arizona together amid his absence from Capitol Hill. 

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Weirdly, Jeff Flake could be Donald Trump's worst nightmare

FILE- In this April 13, 2017, file photo, Arizona Republican Sen. Jeff Flake takes a question from the audience during a town hall in Mesa, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File) FILE- In this April 13, 2017, file photo, Arizona Republican Sen. Jeff Flake takes a question from the audience during a town hall in Mesa, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
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Two things can -- and likely are -- true about the possibility of President Donald Trump facing a serious primary in 2020. Trump is a massive favorite to win that race. 

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Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey rolls out school safety package

Gov. Doug Ducey released a plan on Monday aimed at keeping schools safer. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Gov. Doug Ducey released a plan on Monday aimed at keeping schools safer. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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The proposal from the Republican governor fell flat with Democrats and students who have been protesting school shootings.

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Supreme Court won't upend Arizona licenses for immigrants

But the calls for a fix stand in contrast with the lack of momentum for any progress in Washington, with little likelihood of that changing in the near future. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) But the calls for a fix stand in contrast with the lack of momentum for any progress in Washington, with little likelihood of that changing in the near future. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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The Supreme Court is rejecting Arizona's plea to stop issuing driver's licenses to young immigrants known as "Dreamers" who are protected from deportation. 

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Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey to roll out school safety package

Gov. Doug Ducey plans to roll out legislation on Monday, March 19, 2018. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Gov. Doug Ducey plans to roll out legislation on Monday, March 19, 2018. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey is expected to unveil a wide-ranging proposal to boost school safety prompted by the Feb. 14 school shooting in Florida that left 17 dead.

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Zinke meets with tribes in multi-day visit to Arizona

U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke (File AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke (File AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
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U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke plans to meet with tribal leaders Monday in the Phoenix area.

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Students to AZ Gov. Ducey: School safety plan does not do enough

(Source: 3TV/CBS 5)"We don't think it's enough. He says, 'school safety,' but we don't need school safety. We need gun reform," Jordan Harb, a high school junior, told our Dennis Welch. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)"We don't think it's enough. He says, 'school safety,' but we don't need school safety. We need gun reform," Jordan Harb, a high school junior, told our Dennis Welch. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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The young student activists leading the charge for stricter gun control laws in Arizona the governor’s plan, which has not been officially released, does not go far enough.

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Ducey signs bill barring cities from taxing sugary drinks

There no sign any Arizona city or county is currently considering taxing soda and other sugary drinks. (Source: monticello via 123RF) There no sign any Arizona city or county is currently considering taxing soda and other sugary drinks. (Source: monticello via 123RF)
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Gov. Doug Ducey has signed legislation barring Arizona cities and counties from joining a growing national trend of taxing sugary drinks.

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Frequent Trump critic Sen. Jeff Flake to visit New Hampshire as 2020 looms

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Republican Sen. Jeff Flake, a vocal critic of President Donald Trump, will stop in the early presidential primary state of New Hampshire on Friday, adding fuel to speculation that the retiring senator will launch a GOP challenge against the sitting President in 2020.

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Gov. Ducey to roll out gun legislation

A day after students protesters stormed his office demanding action on gun control, Gov. Doug Ducey plans to roll out legislation on Monday. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) A day after students protesters stormed his office demanding action on gun control, Gov. Doug Ducey plans to roll out legislation on Monday. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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A day after students protesters stormed his office demanding action on gun control, Gov. Doug Ducey plans to roll out legislation on Monday.

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Jeff DeWit confirmed as CFO of NASA, ends tenure as Arizona state treasurer

Jeff DeWit was unanimously confirmed Wednesday by the U.S. Senate as the new chief financial officer at NASA, ending his tenure as Arizona state treasurer. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Jeff DeWit was unanimously confirmed Wednesday by the U.S. Senate as the new chief financial officer at NASA, ending his tenure as Arizona state treasurer. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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Jeff DeWit was unanimously confirmed Wednesday by the U.S. Senate as the new chief financial officer at NASA, ending his tenure as Arizona state treasurer.

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Gov. Ducey tweets about football as students occupy his office demanding gun control

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Gov. Doug Ducey angered student protesters Wednesday for tweeting about the Arizona Cardinals instead of meeting with them to discuss gun control legislation.

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Activists, Democratic lawmakers push for action on gun bills

High school junior, Jordan Harb, speaks during news conference at the Arizona State Capitol about stalled gun legislation and a planned walkout by students to highlight inaction on gun safety measures. (Source: AP Photo/Bob Christie) High school junior, Jordan Harb, speaks during news conference at the Arizona State Capitol about stalled gun legislation and a planned walkout by students to highlight inaction on gun safety measures. (Source: AP Photo/Bob Christie)
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Democratic lawmakers were joined by student activists at the Arizona state Capitol on Monday, calling on the Republican-led Legislature to act on stalled bills designed to curb gun violence. 

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State has budget surplus but no promises for more teacher pay raises

The state budget is expected to have an extra quarter billion dollars in the budget but it's unclear how much of that teachers will get. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) The state budget is expected to have an extra quarter billion dollars in the budget but it's unclear how much of that teachers will get. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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A non-partisan committee said the state government has about $247 million more than expected but it's unclear where that money will go.

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‘We deserve better:’ 17-year-old activist joins legislators calling for gun control laws

'Our legislators and the governor need to know we will no longer be ignored,' Jordan Harb, a high school junior and student organizer from Mesa, told a news conference on the Capitol lawn Monday. (Source: Jenna Miller / Cronkite News) 'Our legislators and the governor need to know we will no longer be ignored,' Jordan Harb, a high school junior and student organizer from Mesa, told a news conference on the Capitol lawn Monday. (Source: Jenna Miller / Cronkite News)
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High-school student Jordan Harb, flanked by Arizona lawmakers and a representative for the state school board, delivered a gun control message on Monday: “We want our lives taken into account.”

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Gov. Ducey announces appointments to Arizona Cybersecurity Team

(Source: Governor Doug Ducey's Office) (Source: Governor Doug Ducey's Office)
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Gov. Ducey has announced who will make up his Arizona Cybersecurity Team.

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Ducey grants 1 pardon, 5 reduced sentences so far in 1st term

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Gov. Doug Ducey has granted only one pardon and five reduced sentences as he nears the end of his first term in office. 

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Lawmaker proposing to cap minimum wage Video included

A bill in the state Legislature would freeze the minimum wage at $10.50 an hour. (Source: zerbor / 123RF Stock Photo) A bill in the state Legislature would freeze the minimum wage at $10.50 an hour. (Source: zerbor / 123RF Stock Photo)
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If some lawmakers get their way, workers on the lowest end of the pay scale will not see the pay raises they were promised.

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Maricopa County certifies US House primary election victors

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The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors has certified the results of last week's special primary election for the U.S. House seat vacated by former Rep. Trent Franks.

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Arizona House OKs funds, teacher tax credit for supplies

Rep. Todd Clodfelter's (R) bill failed two weeks ago but got a second vote under a procedural move and passed on a 34-20 vote. (Source: Todd Clodfelter) Rep. Todd Clodfelter's (R) bill failed two weeks ago but got a second vote under a procedural move and passed on a 34-20 vote. (Source: Todd Clodfelter)
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The Arizona House on Thursday approved legislation providing a $150 tax credit for teachers who spend their own money on classroom supplies and a $150 cash stipend for each teacher to spend on supplies. 

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ICE detains DC-area immigration activist in Arizona

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Immigration rights activists are protesting the detention of a prominent Washington-area organizer in Arizona after she appeared for what she thought was a routine hearing. 

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Minimum wage supporters rally at Arizona Capitol

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Supporters of the state's minimum wage law rallied at the Capitol today to block attempts by lawmakers to kill future pay increases for Arizona's lowest-paid workers.

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$7 million settlement proposed in jail death from Arpaio era

rizona jurors who will decide a malicious-prosecution trial against Arpaio were told Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, that one of Sen. Jeff Flake's sons suffered from depression as a result of a now-dismissed animal cruelty case.(Source: AP Photo/Angie Wang, File) rizona jurors who will decide a malicious-prosecution trial against Arpaio were told Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, that one of Sen. Jeff Flake's sons suffered from depression as a result of a now-dismissed animal cruelty case.(Source: AP Photo/Angie Wang, File)
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The family of a mentally ill man who alleges he died after being beaten and shot with a stun gun by law enforcement officers in one of the jails in Phoenix run by former Sheriff Joe Arpaio could receive $7 million in a lawsuit settlement. 

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Phoenix-area activists demand Dream Act on symbolic DACA deadline

Demonstrators gathered outside the offices of Sen. Jeff Flake and Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, calling on them to push for a broader DREAM Act. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Demonstrators gathered outside the offices of Sen. Jeff Flake and Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, calling on them to push for a broader DREAM Act. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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Immigration activists held demonstrations outside congressional offices in Arizona Monday, the day the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program or DACA was originally scheduled to begin phasing out.

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Arizona lawmaker arrested at DC DACA sit-in

Arizona House Rep. Isela Blanc was one of three Valley residents arrested at a DACA sit-in in Washington. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Arizona House Rep. Isela Blanc was one of three Valley residents arrested at a DACA sit-in in Washington. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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From Washington D.C. and Orlando to Chicago, DACA recipients and immigration advocates held rallies, hoping to send a message to lawmakers. In our nation's capital, several of those protesters ended up in handcuffs, including an Arizona Lawmaker.  

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Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake says the Republican Party is in a 'bad place'

Sen. Jeff Flake (Source 3TV/CBS 5 file photo) Sen. Jeff Flake (Source 3TV/CBS 5 file photo)
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Outgoing Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake says the Republican Party is in a "bad place," and that President Trump does not behave in the way that "a conservative should act." 

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C-SPAN brings its interactive bus to Phoenix

C-SPAN Buses have been touring the United States in 1993 (Source: C-SPAN) C-SPAN Buses have been touring the United States in 1993 (Source: C-SPAN)
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A popular broadcasting network will have their interactive bus open to the public in Arizona for two days. As part of their “50 Capitals Tour,” C-SPAN is bringing its 45-foot customized motor coach to Phoenix to create a unique experience for Arizonans on March 6th and 7th.

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Flake: 'There should be' Republican challenger to Trump in 2020'

Republican Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona will not run for re-election. He stated he wouldn't embrace President Donald Trump to win next year's Republican primary. (Source: C-SPAN2) Republican Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona will not run for re-election. He stated he wouldn't embrace President Donald Trump to win next year's Republican primary. (Source: C-SPAN2)
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Republican Sen. Jeff Flake said he thinks President Donald Trump will and should have a Republican challenger in the 2020 presidential election.

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Why Arizona Democrats are going all-in on this Trump district

Hiral Tipirneni won last Tuesday's Democratic primary ahead of the April 24 special election. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Hiral Tipirneni won last Tuesday's Democratic primary ahead of the April 24 special election. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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The 8th District seat vacated by former Republican Rep. Trent Franks, who resigned over accusations of sexual harassment, has long looked sure to stay in GOP hands in the upcoming April special election.

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Ducey appointments fill Pima County Superior Court vacancies

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Gov. Doug Ducey has appointed two lawyers in private practice as new Pima County Superior Court judges to fill vacancies. 

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More political drama at state Capitol over sexual harassment investigation

Several Republicans now saying the public is not getting the whole story and wants House leaders to release more documents concerning the sexual harassment investigation. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Several Republicans now saying the public is not getting the whole story and wants House leaders to release more documents concerning the sexual harassment investigation. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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Several Republicans want House leaders to release more documents in connection with the sexual harassment investigation.

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Gov. Ducey supports bump stock ban

Ducey said he supports a ban on bump stock devices. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Ducey said he supports a ban on bump stock devices. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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Gov. Doug Ducey stayed silent on the issue of raising the minimum age to buy semi-automatic rifles.

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AZ lawmakers consider bill that would pick sides in fight over frozen embryos

A bill would require frozen embryos to be given to the spouse who would use them during a divorce, no matter what the contract says. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) A bill would require frozen embryos to be given to the spouse who would use them during a divorce, no matter what the contract says. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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Senate Bill 1393 would require that frozen embryos be given to the spouse or partner who will use them to conceive a child.

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CD 8: Republican Lesko, Democrat Tipirneni to face off for House seat

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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The results of the much-talked-about CD 8 special election primary are coming in and they do not seem to be much of a surprise.

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GOP winner of Arizona primary expected to win US House seat

The Republican victor of a special primary election is the immediate favorite to win the U.S. House seat vacated by former Rep. Trent Franks. (Source: AP Photo) The Republican victor of a special primary election is the immediate favorite to win the U.S. House seat vacated by former Rep. Trent Franks. (Source: AP Photo)
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The Republican victor of a special primary election is the immediate favorite to win the U.S. House seat vacated by former Rep. Trent Franks.

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Special election for Arizona's Congressional District 8

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

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Allegations on voter's minds in Arizona race for US House

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Allegations of impropriety against the top candidates were on voters' minds as the last ballots were cast in Tuesday's Republican primary to replace a U.S. congressman from Arizona who quit amid charges of sexual misconduct last year.

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Arizona joins 20-state coalition seeking to end 'Obamacare'

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Arizona has joined a 20-state coalition urging a federal district court in Texas to declare the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate as unconstitutional.

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Shell corporations cloud former Rep. Trent Franks’ family fortune

Open Secrets lists Franks’ net worth at $29 million. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Open Secrets lists Franks’ net worth at $29 million. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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The latest House of Representatives Financial Disclosure Report lists the source of Trent Franks’ assets as Trinity Petroleum and Trinity Petroleum Stock.

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Disgraced congressman plays key role in special election to replace him

FILE - In this March 24, 2017 file photo, Rep. Trent Franks, R-Ariz. speaks with a reporter on Capitol Hill in Washington, as the House nears a vote on their health care overhaul. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File) FILE - In this March 24, 2017 file photo, Rep. Trent Franks, R-Ariz. speaks with a reporter on Capitol Hill in Washington, as the House nears a vote on their health care overhaul. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)
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Former Congressman Trent Franks stepped down in December amid an embarrassing sexual harassment scandal, but remains a major figure in the race to replace him.

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CD 8 special election: Get to know Clair Van Steenwyk

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Retired businessman and former conservative talk radio host Clair Van Steenwyk isn’t a new name in Arizona politics. The Republican and leader in the local Tea Party movement calls himself a constitutional activist.

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Ex-staffer regrets racy photos sent to congressional hopeful

Stephanie Holford said in a statement the texts to Montenegro were professional but then turned more personal. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Stephanie Holford said in a statement the texts to Montenegro were professional but then turned more personal. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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Stephanie Holford expressed regret that the text messages became flirtatious to the point where she felt felt comfortable sending pictures of herself in "various states of undress."

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Crowded field for House special election raises more than $1.1 million

Twenty candidates will compete in next week’s special primary for the chance to run for the 8th District congressional seat that came open with the sudden resignation of former Rep. Trent Franks, R-Glendale, in December.(Photo by Creative Commons) Twenty candidates will compete in next week’s special primary for the chance to run for the 8th District congressional seat that came open with the sudden resignation of former Rep. Trent Franks, R-Glendale, in December.(Photo by Creative Commons)
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 A week before the special primary to fill former Rep. Trent Franks’ seat in Congress, new campaign finance reports show a Democrat has raised and spent more than any candidate in the heavily Republican district. 

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CD 8 special election: Get to know Brianna Westbrook

Brianna Westbrook is a sales manager at Arrowhead Honda in Peoria, where she’s worked for the past 12 years. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Brianna Westbrook is a sales manager at Arrowhead Honda in Peoria, where she’s worked for the past 12 years. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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She describes herself as hard-working and reliable, just like the cars she sells.

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Medical marijuana testing bill passed by AZ Senate, heads to House

The Senate passed a bill that would require certain testing on medical marijuana. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) The Senate passed a bill that would require certain testing on medical marijuana. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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The state of Arizona now one step closer to requiring medical marijuana testing.

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Arizona Senate aide quits over reported texts to ex-lawmaker

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The texts supposedly went to Steve Montenegro, who quit his Senate seat in December to run for the U.S. House seat vacated by Republican Trent Franks.

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CD 8 special election: Get to know Steve Montenegro

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To break away from the chaos of his grueling campaign for Congress, Steven Montenegro, one a dozen Republican candidates, sits at the piano, which he calls his "getaway."

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Reports suggest GOP House hopeful got racy texts from aide

Former state Sen. Steve Montenegro has described reports that he traded suggestive texts with a female staffer who included a topless photo of herself in one of the exchanges as "tabloid trash." (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Former state Sen. Steve Montenegro has described reports that he traded suggestive texts with a female staffer who included a topless photo of herself in one of the exchanges as "tabloid trash." (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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But former state Sen. Steve Montenegro didn't deny that he received the messages.

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CD 8 special election: Get to know Hiral Tipirneni

A battle with typhoid fever when she was 9 put Hiral Tipirneni on a career path in medicine. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) A battle with typhoid fever when she was 9 put Hiral Tipirneni on a career path in medicine. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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When she was nine, she spent a couple weeks in the hospital battling typhoid fever. That experience helped put her on a path toward a career in medicine.

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Democrats fail to force Arizona House vote on bump stock ban

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All 35 Republicans opposed putting the measure up for a vote, with some arguing instead that violent video games should be banned.

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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif speaks in Phoenix on Feb. 20, 2018 (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif speaks in Phoenix on Feb. 20, 2018 (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi came to Phoenix to highlight what the House Democratic leader says are the "disastrous" effects of the Republican tax proposal on the state's working families. 

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

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

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Sen. McCain spends weekend with daughter in Arizona, honored in Germany

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Meghan McCain was visiting Arizona for the weekend and tweeted a photo of the pair getting coffee.

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CD 8 special election: Get to know Debbie Lesko

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"I've just learned through the years that you need to work with everyone because you're not going to agree on every issue," according to CD 8 candidate Debbie Lesko.

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Similar GOP candidates vie for Arizona Rep. Franks' seat

Debbie Lesko and Steve Montenegro (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Debbie Lesko and Steve Montenegro (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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 A dozen Republicans are facing off in the special primary election to replace disgraced former U.S. Rep. Trent Franks, and voters may have a hard time distinguishing one from the other. 

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House vote keeps nonprofits from disclosing election funding

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

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Deal reached on overseas ballots in race to replace Franks

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

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CD 8 special election: Get to know Phil Lovas

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

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

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

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House bill OKs stun guns, pepper spray at universities

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

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Arizona House panel OKs felony for rule-breaking pot doctors

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

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Legislative leaders push redistricting commission changes

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

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House committee passes watered-down child marriage ban

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

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

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

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Arizona high court to consider in-state tuition for DREAMers

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

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Replacement for expelled Arizona House lawmaker sworn in

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

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DPS confirms former Rep. Shooter was being tailed

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One political expert says the fact a private investigator was tailing Shooter proves absolutely nothing.

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

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

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Arizona lawmakers split on bill to continue funding federal government

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

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

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

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Flagstaff city manager to resign, cites council's behavior

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

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

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

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House OKs photo radar ban, but likely dead in Senate

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

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GOP Sen. Flake guarded about Senate OKing immigration deal

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

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Pressure builds for Tempe councilman to resign following latest allegation

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

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Lawmaker seeks review of possibly explicit communication

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

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McCain, Coons push bipartisan immigration deal despite WH rejection

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

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Arizona agency director quits over conflicts with Ducey aide

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

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

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

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Party animal Arizona lawmaker expelled after #MeToo movement

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

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

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

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AZ House votes to expel Rep. Don Shooter

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

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Gun removed from Don Shooter's office before expulsion vote

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

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Rep. Shooter writes letter addressing sexual harassment allegations

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Rep. Don Shooter released a letter Thursday morning ahead of a vote that will determine if he will be formally censured after an investigation found that he had violated sexual harassment policies.

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Arizona lawmaker seeks resignation in sex harassment case

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

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Probe finds Arizona lawmaker broke sex harassment rules

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

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Lobbyist seeks to cut allegations from bribery indictment

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

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

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

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    More kids drown in open bodies of water than swimming pools, according to experts.

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    Day wins Craighead County Judge race

    Day wins Craighead County Judge race

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    Republican Marvin Day of Jonesboro has won the Craighead County Judge's race against opponent Jeff Presley. 

    Republican Marvin Day of Jonesboro has won the Craighead County Judge's race against opponent Jeff Presley. 

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    Voters will head to the polls May 22 to decide a variety of federal, state and local races, not to mention a pair of sales tax proposals.

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