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Gov. Doug Ducey adds $50 million to state budget for COVID-19 response, aid

Ducey signed a budget agreement approving $50 million in COVID-19 response and aid spending.

Joe Biden wins Arizona Presidential Preference Election

Arizona officials continue to monitor the spread of COVID-19

Presidential Preference Election 2020: Find your polling local place

  Officials keep routine cleaning measures at county polling places amid COVID-19 outbreak

Unofficial results: Douglas Mayor Robert Uribe unseated in primary election

Bill passes Arizona House barring transgender people from female school sports

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President Trump reacts to restaurant owners who received backlash for showing support

Invest in Education advocates collect signatures for 2020 ballot

  Restaurant owners face backlash for supporting Trump

Greyhound to end Border Patrol immigration checks on buses

  WWII veteran carried to seat at Trump rally in Phoenix

  Trump’s campaign visit to Phoenix met with crowds of protesters

  Supporters pack Phoenix area for Trump 2020 campaign rally

Constituents showed their support for four more years of a Trump presidency.

Everything you need to know about President Trump’s rally in Phoenix this week

President Donald Trump will hold a rally in Phoenix on Wednesday at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum at the Arizona State Fairgrounds.

Yuma, Tucson Border Patrol agents arrest two for drug smuggling

Two men were arrested near the border for drug smuggling Sunday.

Dems to debate in Arizona in March

Phoenix event scheduled for two days before primary

Two people from Sells sentenced for human smuggling operation

  Tucson residents react to President Trump’s State of the Union address

Court overturns No More Death volunteers’ convictions

Tucson man accused of threatening to kill Rep. Adam Schiff

  Pima County supervisors vote against future Operation Stonegarden funding

Registration deadline for presidential preference election is Feb. 18

  Career Border Patrol official from Nogales picked to be agency’s chief

Rodney S. Scott will take over for Carla Provost

Bill would make building private border wall easier

Most of Arizona’s borderlands are publicly owned

Gabbard sues Clinton for defamation over ‘Russian asset’ comment

It’s all over a comment the former secretary of state made in a podcast that suggested the Hawaii congresswoman was a Russian asset.

VIDEO: Sen. McSally tweets contentious response to reporter’s question about impeachment trial

Calls Manu Raju ‘liberal hack’

U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick seeking treatment for alcohol dependence

Before her first run for Congress in 2008, Kirkpatrick was a state lawmaker, prosecutor and attorney.

Here’s what Arizona lawmakers are saying about the Impeachment vote tonight

President Trump is accused of abusing his presidential power and obstructing Congress according to the House.

Former Pima County Sheriff Nanos ready for rematch against Napier

Announces plans to run in 2020

Ally Miller announces she will not seek re-election

Ally Miller has announced she will not be running in the Board of Supervisors District 1 election in a Facebook announcement on Monday.

Feds: Mexican man in U.S. illegally allegedly kills woman, is able to flee country after sheriff’s office sets him free

Alejandro Maldonado-Hernandez is wanted in connection with a fatal crash in Oregon on July 12.

  Many gather at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument to protest border wall construction

People held signs, banners, and some even wore costumes to protest border wall construction.

  Regina Romero to be sworn in as Tucson’s first female mayor

Regina Romero says she believes the agenda will tilt towards children's issues such as investing in schools and investing in youth.

  ELECTION: Romero becomes Tucson’s first female mayor; voters soundly reject Sanctuary City Initiative

Complete results from all races in southern Arizona.

What Arizona lawmakers are saying about the impeachment vote

Arizona lawmakers have been vocal on Twitter, making their stances clear.

Report: CBP apprehends record number of migrants

U.S. Customs and Border Protection apprehended nearly 1 million migrants in 2019 fiscal year.

15 candidates apply for TUSD board vacancy

Schools superintendent will announce appointment by Nov. 1

Here’s what you need to know for Nov. 5 election

Deadline to request a replacement ballot is Oct. 30

Maricopa County assessor indicted on adoption fraud charges

Maricopa County Assessor Paul Petersen indicted in adoption fraud scheme

Gov. Ducey orders flags at half-staff to honor border agent

Robert Hotten died while on patrol south of Patagonia

WATCH: Beto O’Rourke hosts town hall near the University of Arizona

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke hosted a town hall in Tucson on Sunday.

  CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Man walks off with campaign signs on Tucson’s streets

One candidate said he was "disappointed" to see the man remove signs from his campaign.

  Vice President Mike Pence talks campaign, Ukraine, politics and border security

Vice President Mike Pence was Arizona Wednesday and Thursday and promised more visits in the coming months.

  Oro Valley to keep town-owned golf courses open

Town purchased club five years ago for $1 million

Flake to GOP: Still time to save your souls

Urges Senate Republicans to take a stand

Judge blocks Trump rules for detained migrant kids

A U.S. judge on Friday blocked new Trump administration rules that would enable the government to keep immigrant children in detention facilities with their parents indefinitely.

Prosecutor in Jodi Arias case reassigned to auto theft cases

The prosecutor who won convictions in the Jodi Arias murder case and other notorious killings in metro Phoenix has been reassigned to handle auto thefts

Some members of anti-immigrant group settle lawsuit

Some members of an Arizona anti-immigrant group have agreed to stop harassing Phoenix-area churches as part of a lawsuit settlement

Arizona legislators call for Trump’s impeachment

Gov. Doug Ducey visits the UA Adaptive Fitness center on Tuesday, Sept. 24 2019.

Democrats’ proposed Sinema censure vote delayed

A push by liberals for the Arizona Democratic Party to censure Sen. Kyrsten Sinema will be put off until next year

Arizona lawmaker sorry for comments about minorities, guns

Arizona state Rep. Jay Lawrence is apologizing for saying that black and Hispanic communities "are better armed than the police officers who are supposed to be controlling them" and that they "have firearms galore."

McSally distances herself from GOP chair’s fundraising email

Republican Sen. Martha McSally says it was a mistake for state GOP chairman Kelli Ward to write in a fundraising email that the party would stop Democratic Senate candidate Mark Kelly "dead in his tracks."

Arizona GOP scraps 2020 presidential primary

Arizona Republicans are scrapping their 2020 primary, joining GOP leaders in Nevada, South Carolina and Kansas in skipping primaries or caucuses next year

  LOCKED DOWN: Arizona prisoners ask court to take control of health care

Lawyers challenging the quality of health care in Arizona's prisons asked a judge to take over responsibilities for providing inmate care and appoint an official to run medical and mental health services

Arizona GOP head promises to stop ‘gun-grabber’ Mark Kelly ‘dead in his tracks’

The head of the Arizona Republican Party says in a fundraising email that Democratic Senate candidate Mark Kelly will be stopped "dead in his tracks."

  Tucson Mayor caught misbehaving in public ... again

Not bothered that mic catches cursing.

McSally: Arizona base project on funding diversion list

Arizona Republican Sen. Martha McSally says a construction project at an Army base in Sierra Vista is the only Arizona project affected by the use of military funding to build part of President Donald Trump's wall along the U.S.-Mexico border

Ducey appoints Montgomery to Arizona Supreme Court

Republican Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery is getting a spot on the Arizona Supreme Court

Pentagon approves military construction cash to build border wall

Defense Secretary Mark Esper has approved the use of $3.6 billion in funding from military construction projects to build 175 miles of President Donald Trump's wall along the Mexican border.

  Tucson bike store already feeling effects of new tariffs

15 percent U.S. taxes apply to about $112 billion of Chinese imports

  No matter how Tucson general election turns out, it will be historic

If Democrat Regina Romero is elected mayor of Tucson she would be the city's first Hispanic mayor since 1875

Southern Arizonans can see impact of trade with Mexico on new website

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey wants to be part of the push for the new North American Trade Agreement, known as the USMCA.

  UPDATE: Regina Romero wins Democratic nod in Tucson mayoral race

Tucson residents cast their votes to help pick the next mayor and three city council members.

  Tucson woman paints powerful picture of gun violence

The project has been limited to the Western U.S. thus far, but its appeal has gone global.

Family, friends and former political foes remember legendary lawmaker John McCain

Late senator's widow calls for return to civility.

In Louisville, Trump signs order forgiving student-loan debt for disabled veterans

President Donald Trump closed his speech in Louisville on Wednesday by signing an order that will forgive all student-loan debt for many of America’s disabled veterans.

Ex-pitcher says he’s interested in running for House seat

Former major league pitcher Curt Schilling says he might challenge Democratic U.S. Rep. Tom O'Halleran if he runs in Arizona.

  Government delays some border wall construction in Arizona

Tucson's Center for Biological Diversity calls the decision a small, but temporary win.

  Mexican tomatoes may be shut out of US market

The US Commerce Department is proposing a pair of changes to end the anti dumping investigation between Florida tomato growers and Mexican tomato growers.

Analysis shows 2020 votes still vulnerable to hacking

Using voter registration and turnout data, it's estimated as many as 16 million people will vote on paperless equipment in November 2020. Security experts have said that paper-based systems provide better security because they create a record that voters can review before casting their ballots.

  Arizona Department of Corrections Director Charles Ryan announces retirement

Charles Ryan is stepping down as the director of the Arizona Department of Corrections.

Recreational marijuana initiative may appear on 2020 ballot

Arizona voters may get a chance to decide again next year whether to legalize recreational marijuana

ACLU sues over Trump’s fast-tracked deportations policy

The American Civil Liberties Union is challenging the Trump administration's sweeping expansion of deportation powers, saying it violates constitutional rights and could lead to errors

  UPDATE: Altercation between Trump, Warren supporters leads to arrest

An altercation between supporters of President Donald Trump and Democratic candidate Elizabeth Warren happened during a town hall meeting in Arizona Thursday, Aug. 2.

  Elizabeth Warren gets ‘warm’ welcome from supporters in Tempe

Massachusetts senator holds town hall event Thursday night.

Former Arizona lawmaker Don Shooter on life support

AZ Family political editor Dennis Welch reported former state lawmaker Don Shooter is extremely ill and on life support,

County Elections Director takes on statewide role

Cochise County Elections Director Lisa Marra will step into a new role next month as President of the Election Officials of Arizona (EOA).

County supervisors vote to house asylum seekers in juvenile facility

Vote results were met with boos, jeers from audience.

Rep. Kirkpatrick calls on House to open impeachment inquiry into President Trump

Kirkpatrick is a Democrat who represents Congressional District 2.

  Southern Arizona company invited to White House

Arizona Chile Roasters, based in Catalina, was invited to the White House for the third annual Made in America Product Showcase.