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

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

Election Day: Where to drop off your ballot

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

Hundreds attend O’Rourke town hall in Tucson

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

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  Tucson mayoral candidate challenges others after ‘orchestrated removal’ of campaign signs

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

  WATCH: Exclusive interview with Vice President Mike Pence

  UPDATE: Road open after Vice President Mike Pence speaks in Green Valley

Flake to GOP: Still time to save your souls

Rep. Grijalva expresses concern over Brazilian government

Arizona legislators call for Trump’s impeachment

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

Gov. Ducey attends UA Disability Resource Center ribbon cutting ceremony

This is the first time a state has supported adaptive athletics.

Arizona Democrats debate opening primary to independents

A group of independents is making a longshot push to convince the Arizona Democratic Party to open its presidential primary to voters who decline to join a political party

Official: Arizona corrections officers vacancy rates on rise

The Arizona Department of Corrections director says vacancy rates for correctional officers increased across the state

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

McSally: Arizona base project on funding diversion list

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

Tucson man charged with voting in two states in 2016 election

Illinois man to be sentenced for threatening Arizona senator

Judge rules sanctuary city measure can appear on November ballot

  Government delays some border wall construction in Arizona

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

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.

  New rules to deny green cards to many legal immigrants

Federal law already requires those seeking green cards and legal status to prove they will not be a burden to the United States, or what's called a "public charge," but the new rules, made public on Monday, detail a broader range of programs that could disqualify them.

  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.

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

Kirkpatrick is a Democrat who represents Congressional District 2.

Tucson/Pascua Yaqui agreement opens door for potential gaming at Grant, I-10

Site would be accepted 'in trust' for tribe by federal government.

Group jabs at Ducey, claims he wore black Nike shoes at Independence Day event

Governor has not responded to image showing him sporting the swoosh.

Gov. Ducey steps into Nike controversy, withdraws incentive money

Tweets, 'I am embarrassed for Nike."

  G-20 leaders clash over values, face calls to protect growth

World leaders attending a Group of 20 summit in Japan that began Friday are clashing over the values that have served for decades as the foundation of their cooperation as they face calls to fend off threats to economic growth.

AP FACT CHECK: Dems’ missteps on climate, wages in debate

A look at some of their statements and how they compare with the facts:

Sheriff Napier elected Vice President of Major County Sheriffs of America

Sheriff Napier is proud to be involved in increasing the recognition of the Pima County Sheriff’s Department.

Senate sends LEGION Act to House

Bipartisan bill would extend American Legion membership to more veterans.

Actor Jon Voight: Trump is the greatest president since Lincoln

The 80-year-old movie star has been a vocal supporter of Trump. In fact, this isn’t even the first time he has likened Trump to Lincoln.

Judge halts plan to build parts of border wall

U.S. District Judge Haywood Gilliam Jr. on Friday immediately halted the administration's efforts to redirect military-designated funds to build sections of wall on the Mexican border. His order applies to two planned projects to add 51 miles of fence in two areas.

  Pro-life activists rally in Tucson; Arizona Republicans ask for $2.5 million for anti-abortion clinic pilot program

Protesters were also there to support pro-life ideals.

  House approves sweeping bill to expand gay rights

Dubbed the Equality Act, the bill is a top priority of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who said it will bring the nation "closer to equal liberty and justice for all."

Ducey signs bill to make lemonade Arizona’s state drink

Arizona is known for citrus.

  WATCH: Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich shows off sweet nunchuck skills

Arizona lifted the legal restrictions around owning nunchucks

Former US President Jimmy Carter has surgery for broken hip

Former President Jimmy Carter underwent surgery at a medical center in Americus, Georgia.

Former Tucson councilman Roy Laos dies at 65

Roy B. Laos represented Ward 5 on the Tucson City Council from 1997 to 1988.

  WATCH: Sen. McSally visits Tucson to talk about sexual assaults in military

Sen. Martha McSally met with commanders and base leadership at Fort Huachuca and Davis-Monthan to discuss sexual assaults in the military.

UPDATE: Wife of Douglas Mayor files complaint of recall

If successful, the recall effort that started in January would unseat Uribe prematurely to his planned June 2020 term.

Although the Mueller report is out, ‘it isn’t over’ Van Susteren says

Gray Television's Greta Van Susteren says that Congress could call for their own investigations, but hopes that it's not for political gain.

  Trump tried to choke Russia probe, oust Mueller, report says; president claims it shows no collusion or obstruction

Those efforts "were mostly unsuccessful, but that is largely because the persons who surrounded the President declined to carry out orders or accede to his requests," Mueller wrote.

  Mueller report release spirals into political gamesmanship

After nearly two years of waiting, America will get some answers straight from Robert Mueller— but not before President Donald Trump's attorney general has his say.

Trump sanctuary city idea could help migrants stay in US

The idea to ship immigrants to Democratic strongholds was considered twice in recent months, but the White House and Department of Homeland Security said the plan had been rejected. But Trump said Friday he was still considering the idea.

WATCH: Vice President Mike Pence tours border wall, meets with CBP agents in Nogales

Vice President Mike Pence flew to southern Arizona Thursday to meet with Customs and Border Protection agents and tour the border wall in Nogales.

  Trump says he’s not looking to reinstate family separation policy

Facing bipartisan pushback on his immigration shake-up, President Donald Trump said Tuesday he's not looking to revive the much-criticized practice of separating migrant children from their families at the southern border.

White House signals ‘never’ on tax returns

Mulvaney accused Democrats of engaging in a "political stunt" and wanting "attention" after the chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, Rep. Richard Neal, asked the IRS to provide six years of Trump's personal tax returns and the returns for some of his businesses.

  Kirstjen Nielsen resigns as Homeland Security secretary

The president said he is nominating Kevin McAleenan, the current commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, as her replacement.

Dems will ‘never’ see Trump tax returns, chief of staff says

Mick Mulvaney accused Democrats of engaging in a "political stunt" and wanting "attention" in seeking the president's tax returns.

Douglas mayoral recall effort proceeds with delivery of certified petitions

The city council has until April 27 to call an election.

2nd woman recounts unwanted touching by Joe Biden

The allegations by multiple women could leave Biden appearing out of touch with his party as the Democratic presidential primary begins.

  Trump border emergency survives as House veto override fails

The Democratic-controlled chamber fell 38 votes short of the 286 needed for Democrats and their handful of Republican allies to prevail, because a two-thirds majority was needed.

Though Mueller’s report has been completed, debate continues

Mueller's findings absolve Trump on the question of colluding with Russia but don't entirely remove the legal threats the president and his associates are facing.

  Mueller report: Barr says Mueller finds no evidence of Trump-Russia conspiracy

Attorney General William Barr has given Congress the eagerly anticipated summary of the “principal conclusions” of special counsel Robert Mueller’s two-year Russia investigation.

  Senate rejects Trump border emergency as Republicans defect

The Republican-run Senate rejected President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency at the southwest border on Thursday.

  Beto O’Rourke enters 2020 race attempting bipartisan appeal

Weeks of teasing an announcement are behind him, but O'Rourke now must prove whether the energy he brought to the Texas campaign will resonate on a much larger stage.

Grijalva, Cummings press for more information on new FOIA Policies, lack of public responsiveness

The letter cites multiple recent DOI moves to limit or politicize FOIA responses.

Sinema highlights Arizona’s leadership in the space industry

Sinema specifically cited World View, Raytheon, Honeywell, Orbital ATK, Vector, Arizona State University, and the University of Arizona as examples of NASA’s Arizona-based stakeholder community.

Rep. Grijalva takes action to permanently protect dreamers, TPS recipients and ‘Dream and Promise Act’

Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva, an original cosponsor of the bill, issued the following statement.

Sinema speaks to credit unions on bipartisan solutions to help families build better lives

In the U.S. House, Sinema worked alongside financial institutions like the Credit Union National Association to advance a number of bills that help Arizonans get ahead.

McSally, Sinema Press VA on Actions to Reduce Veteran Suicide

In Feb., Arizona was one of seven states to participate in the inaugural Governor’s Challenge to Prevent Suicide Among Service Members in Washington, D.C.

Pelosi: Impeaching Trump ‘just not worth it’

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is setting a high bar for impeachment of President Donald Trump, saying he is “just not worth it” even as some on her left flank clamor to start proceedings.

Trump reviving his border wall fight with $8.6 billion budget request

President Donald Trump proposed a record $4.7 trillion federal budget for 2020 on Monday, relying on optimistic 3.1 percent economic growth projections alongside accounting shuffles and steep domestic cuts to bring future spending into promised balance in 15 years.

  Trump’s latest budget ignores deficits that have driven U.S. debt above $22 trillion

Treasury Department figures show a 77 percent spike in the deficit over the first four months of the budget year, driven by falling revenues and steady growth in spending.

  Manafort sentenced to nearly 4 years in prison

He was convicted in August of eight felony counts for tax fraud and other financial crimes and faced up to 24 years in prison.

  North Korea said to be rebuilding structures at rocket site

Dismantling parts of the long-range rocket launch facility was among several steps North Korea took last year amid diplomatic talks with the United States and South Korea.

Trump pushed staff to give Ivanka Trump security clearance, report says

President Donald Trump tried to pressure top aides to approve a security clearance for his daughter Ivanka Trump, according to a CNN report.

  Hillary Clinton says she won’t run for president in 2020

Former secretary of state and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said unequivocally that she is not running for president following her failed run in 2016.

Ex-acting AG Matthew Whitaker leaves Justice Department

Whitaker was replaced last month when William Barr was confirmed as attorney general. He became a counselor in the associate attorney general's office.

  House Democrats launch aggressive new Trump probe

Democrats launched a sweeping new probe of President Donald Trump on Monday, an aggressive investigation that threatens to shadow the president through the 2020 election season with inquiries into his White House, campaign and family businesses.

  Former Colorado Gov. Hickenlooper joins 2020 presidential race

John Hickenlooper is the second governor to enter the sprawling field and is trying to cast himself as a pragmatist who can also take on President Donald Trump.

  Trump claims Cohen hearing may have hurt North Korea results

The U.S. and North Korea previously offered contradictory accounts of why last week's summit in Vietnam broke down, though both pointed to American sanctions as a sticking point.

  Sanders returns to NY roots, says he can defeat Trump

Bernie Sanders kicked off his presidential campaign Saturday miles from the rent-controlled apartment where he grew up in Brooklyn and forcefully made the case that he is nothing like fellow New Yorker Donald Trump.

  Tucson mayor delivers final ‘State of the City’ address

Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild delivered his last “State of the City” address at the Tucson Convention Center Friday, March 1.

Senate confirms acting EPA chief for permanent role

The Senate on Thursday confirmed former coal industry lobbyist Andrew Wheeler to lead the Environmental Protection Agency.

4 senators push resolution to halt Trump’s border emergency

The measure comes from Republican Sens. Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, along with Democratic Sens. Tom Udall of New Mexico and Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire.