PHOENIX – The ability to attend a sporting event, place a bet on a team and possibly return home a winner will soon be a reality in Arizona. So, too, could an uptick in gambling addiction, some worry. Excitement surrounded Gov. Doug Ducey’s decision to sign a bill on April 15 that allows a significant.
WASHINGTON – When the Supreme Court takes up the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act – again – Tuesday, Tucson resident Alicia DeWitt will be watching the case closely. Without the ACA, DeWitt said she would not have been able to get health insurance to pay for surgery to remove a brain tumor, and would.
WASHINGTON – Arizona conservative groups hailed the confirmation of “capable, brilliant” Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, after a rushed vote Monday that split the Senate along party lines. Barrett’s confirmation comes less than six weeks after the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and cements a conservative majority on the high court.
WASHINGTON – Arizona Sen. Martha McSally left little doubt how she plans to vote on Supreme Court Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination, calling Barrett “a gift to America” during a brief meeting Wednesday. The meeting, one of a series between senators and Barrett, came on the eve of a Senate Judiciary Committee vote on the.
WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court said Monday it will consider whether the Trump administration can use an emergency declaration to divert $2.5 billion on Defense Department funds to construct the southern border wall. Two lower courts have rejected the administration’s argument, agreeing with opponents who argue that the emergency declaration was meant to bypass Congress.
WASHINGTON – The road to the ballot box in Arizona apparently runs through the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which heard two cases in just the past two days concerning ballots and voter registration in the state. Late Tuesday night, the court ruled in one of those cases, reversing a lower court order that.
WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court Tuesday said the Census Bureau can stop its count of the population, a blow to tribal leaders and local advocates for underrepresented communities in Arizona who said they would be hit hardest by an undercount. The court blocked lower courts that had ordered the bureau to continue counting until Oct..
WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court on Friday said it would hear Arizona’s defense of two election laws, on ballot-collecting and out-of-precinct voting, that were struck down by a lower court earlier this year as racially discriminatory. The controversial voting restrictions are still in effect, as the lower court’s ruling was put on hold for a.
WASHINGTON – Almost every Senate Democrat has come out against President Donald Trump’s plan to rush through a replacement for the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, saying the nomination should wait until after the looming elections. Every Senate Democrat but one – Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema. While other Democrats were using language like.
WASHINGTON – Long lines formed outside the Supreme Court on Wednesday as admirers came to pay their final respects to the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a liberal icon whom one mourner called a “lion of equality.” It was the first of several days of official ceremonies to mourn Ginsburg, who died Friday of complications.
WASHINGTON – Arizona’s already high-profile Senate race drew new attention with the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and news that a new Arizona senator could be seated in time to vote on her replacement. With Democratic challenger Mark Kelly currently leading Sen. Martha McSally, R-Arizona, in both polling and fundraising, Democrats could.
WASHINGTON – When President Donald Trump sits down to pick a Supreme Court nominee to take the seat of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died Friday, Phoenix native Bridget Bade will be on the list. Trump added Bade 10 days ago, along with 19 others, to his short list of potential Supreme Court justices, bringing.
MESA – With kicks, blocks and twists of the wrist, 16-year-old Kylie Hunts-in-Winter is teaching Native American boys and girls to stay safe. Her defense classes have a mission: to keep more indigenous women and girls from disappearing and dying. An estimated 500 have been lost to violence over the past decades, but experts said.
PHOENIX – Arizona’s highest court is set to decide whether a Phoenix law aimed at prohibiting businesses from discriminating against LGBTQ people violates the state’s Constitution. The case centers on two Phoenix business owners who say designing wedding invitations for same-sex couples goes against their religious beliefs. They argue Phoenix’s non-discrimination ordinance requires them to.
PHOENIX – More than 4,000 African-Americans were lynched during the “lynching era,” from the end of Reconstruction in 1877 to about 1950. Eighty-eight percent of the lynchings occurred across 10 Southern states, according to “Lynching in America,” a 2017 report by the Equal Justice Initiative, a legal advocacy group in Montgomery, Alabama. The lynching era’s.
WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court on Monday ruled in favor of a Colorado baker who had refused to bake a wedding cake for a gay couple, saying that doing so would violate his deeply held religious opposition to same-sex marriage. The court’s 7-2 decision left open many questions surrounding Masterpiece Cakeshop owner Jack Phillips’ refusal.
PHOENIX – The opportunity to play the role of virtual general manager is enticing to sports fans, especially when money is involved. In Arizona, those opportunities are unavailable. Participation in daily fantasy sports (DFS) sites such as FanDuel or DraftKings is illegal in Arizona, and experts don’t anticipate change anytime soon, despite the efforts of.
WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear a challenge to the way Arizona decides which criminals can be sentenced to death, a process critics say is so broad that virtually every convicted murderer is eligible for execution. In a separate statement on the case, four justices said the case of Hidalgo v..
WASHINGTON – Thousands of shoes lined the lawn in front of the Capitol Tuesday, a display advocates said represented all the children killed by firearms since the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School six years ago. “We wanted to make the absent people present here,” said Oscar Soria, senior campaigner for Avaaz, the group that.
PHOENIX — The University of Arizona put on a proverbial full-court press Thursday, discrediting allegations made in a report about Sean Miller’s recruitment of a star player and saying it will retain the men’s basketball coach. Beginning with a statement in Tucson, Miller insisted he “never knowingly violated NCAA rules,” calling an ESPN report that.
WASHINGTON – A federal appeals court Friday overturned the death sentence in a brutal 1996 triple murder near Kingman, saying Arizona courts did not give enough weight to the killer’s troubled childhood and mental-health issues. The ruling by a three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in California said the Arizona Supreme.
BUCKEYE – They were teenagers from Venezuela, drawn to Arizona’s Elite 1 Academy with hopes of playing college basketball or making it to the NBA. Luis Velasquez and Robinson Dominguez said they were promised safe housing, meals, an education and the opportunity to make money to help their families back home. Almost all it, they.
PHOENIX – Agents have seized 140 pounds of fentanyl at Arizona’s ports of entry in 2017, a 600 percent increase from 2016, according to a report from United States Customs and Border Protection. The report stated 140 pounds is enough to kill 21 million people. Fentanyl, a synthetic opioid, is 50 times stronger than heroin.
WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court let stand a ruling that a Scottsdale police officer was justified when he shot and killed a man who threatened two people with a knife and advanced toward officers with two halves of a pool cue in his hands. The high court on Monday refused without comment to hear an.
WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court has refused to hear an Arizona case that pitted a non-Indian mother and Indian father against one another in a fight for custody of their children. The decision Monday lets stand lower court rulings that invoked the Indian Child Welfare Act, a 1978 federal law that aimed to keep the.
PHOENIX — As the weeks go by, DACA recipients know time is running out. That’s why on Wednesday morning, several of them walked into the Phoenix offices of Living United for Change in Arizona (LUCHA). They wrote their names on a sign-in sheet and carried folders of paperwork. They took seats next to volunteers. It.
WASHINGTON – When prosecutors tried to bring criminal charges against backpage.com in connection with alleged sex trafficking, a California judge dismissed the case last month saying the website enjoyed immunity under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. For Cindy McCain and other advocates at a sometimes-emotional Senate hearing Tuesday, that is just more evidence.
WASHINGTON – Three Arizona lawmakers were among the scores of House and Senate members who filed a court brief Thursday defending the Colorado cake shop owner who was sued for refusing to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple. The Supreme Court has agreed to hear the appeal of Masterpiece Cakeshop owner Jack Phillips,.
WASHINGTON – A Senate investigation released Wednesday claims that Chandler-based pharmaceutical company Insys Therapeutics used “aggressive and likely illegal techniques to boost prescriptions” of a painkiller that contained the powerful synthetic opioid fentanyl. The report by the minority staff of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee comes less than a week after Arizona.
WASHINGTON – A group of Arizona restaurant servers will get another day in court to prove their claim that their employers failed to pay them sufficiently for work that should have paid them minimum wage. A divided three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a lower court decision dismissing the servers’.
PHOENIX — Arizona immigration attorneys said the six-month winding down of the dreamers’ program leaves thousands in limbo. What will happen to undocumented immigrants who entered the U.S. as children who want to file for DACA is uncertain, said attorney Candia Weaver. “It is a very frightening way to live,” said Weaver, who specializes in.
WASHINGTON – A federal court has rejected a bid to declare the Sonoran Desert bald eagle an endangered species, saying the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service acted properly when it determined the birds were no different than other bald eagles. The ruling Monday by a panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is.
WASHINGTON – A federal appeals court Tuesday ordered the Federal Aviation Administration to throw out a controversial flight path plan for Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport that sparked tens of thousands of noise complaints from neighbors. A divided panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit said the FAA failed.
WASHINGTON – In Washington, reaction to President Donald Trump’s pardon of former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio was swift and strong. All four Arizona Democrats, as well as the Arizona Democratic Party, issued statements within an hour of the pardon that accused the president of violating the rule of law, endorsing racism and bigotry and.
WASHINGTON – A federal appeals court Friday ordered district judges in Arizona to stop shackling defendants unless they first determine that restraints are needed for “maintaining security and order” in the court. The order by a three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals follows a May ruling by the full court in.
President Donald Trump has pardoned former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, the White House announced late Friday afternoon. Arpaio is a fervent Trump fan who was convicted of criminal contempt of court in July for violating a federal judge’s order to stop targeting Latinos in traffic stops. Arpaio, 85, was scheduled to be sentenced on.
GLENDALE — In his first public appearance since becoming the sole owner of the Arizona Coyotes, Andrew Barroway insisted that the franchise’s top priority is to find a new, long-term home in Arizona. “We couldn’t be more committed to Arizona and the Valley,” said Barroway, who completed a buyout of the team’s minority owners in.
WASHINGTON – A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that an Arizona furniture company had its trademarks infringed by another company that used its name and its logo to sell identical products – what the court called “slam-dunk evidence” of infringement. Stone Creek sued Omnia Italian Design, which had manufactured leather furniture under license for the.
WASHINGTON – A federal appeals court ruled Wednesday that the Navajo Nation Labor Commission can decide a labor dispute between state school districts and their employees at schools on Navajo land. The ruling by a divided three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reverses a district court that said the tribe’s jurisdiction.
WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court this week moved to take a closer look at Arizona’s bid to deny driver’s licenses to recipients of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, sparking concern among immigration-rights advocates. The justices Monday asked for the views of the solicitor general – a move that signals the court is considering taking a.
WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court said Monday that the Trump administration can proceed, for now, with a limited version of its restrictions on refugees and travelers from six majority-Muslim countries, a ban that critics called at thinly veiled Muslim ban. The restrictions, signed by President Donald Trump within a week of his inauguration in January,.
WASHINGTON – Native American advocates vowed Monday to continue their fight against the “racist” name of the Washington Redskins, after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that use of such names is protected by the First Amendment. The court’s ruling in an unrelated case struck down part of the trademark law that bars a trademark on.
WASHINGTON – A federal appeals court Monday said two former firefighters can sue the Mount Lemmon Fire District for age discrimination in their firing, a suit that had earlier been thrown out by a lower court. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the plain language of the Age Discrimination.
WASHINGTON – A federal appeals court Tuesday agreed with two tribes who challenged a Freeport Minerals plan to divert water from the Gila River, saying the company had failed to show that its proposal would not affect the tribes. The ruling by a three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the.
WASHINGTON – Erica Keppler traveled from Phoenix to Washington so she could have her voice heard – the voice of a transgender woman. “We desperately need protection because our lives are very difficult,” said Keppler. “To live fully as equal members of society, we need some help from government to say you need to play.
WASHINGTON – Just days after Gov. Doug Ducey declared a health emergency in response to the state’s opioid crisis, a top aide was in Washington to press the need to tighten regulation of opioid prescriptions. Danny Seiden, the governor’s deputy chief of staff for external affairs and policy development, backed up his call for change.
TUCSON – Nearly 30 years ago, Calistro Manuel Mejias robbed a drug dealer, but something he didn’t expect happened. One of the men with Mejias choked the dealer to death. The state charged Mejias with first-degree murder. He pleaded guilty and was sentenced to life in prison. He was 15 years old. Mejias’ sentence was.
WASHINGTON – Since taking office in January, members of Congress have introduced nine separate pieces of legislation that deal with when and how the president should be allowed to use military force against terrorist groups abroad. But if they are ever asked to vote on any of those bills, most lawmakers will be doing so.
Cronkite News reporters based in the Washington bureau cover the battles over U.S. Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, self-driving cars, debates over immigration reform and refugee policies impacting Arizona.
WASHINGTON – A federal appeals court this week rejected a businessman’s claim that Google cannot trademark the verb form of its name because “to google” has become synonymous with internet searching. David Elliott sued Google after the company tried to block the 763 internet domain names he registered using google as a verb, for sites.
PHOENIX – The rolling, golden hills and towering mountains of southern Arizona sit under the bright morning sun in mid-March, providing the backdrop as a private jet skids to a halt along the runway at a small airport outside of Nogales, Ariz. Miguel Pompa Corella emerges from the jet onto the tarmac, immediately being welcomed.
PHOENIX – Children kept themselves busy with coloring books and chased each other with masks in the corner of the cafeteria at Isaac Middle School, but school had long since ended and adults soon came over to keep them quiet. Parents sat in rows of chairs across the large room and listened intently to a.
PHOENIX – Valeria Rodriguez was 18 years old when she found out she was undocumented. “I was enrolling for college and thought I was an American citizen because I had documents,” she said. But those documents turned out to be fake, the legacy of an unscrupulous lawyer who took advantage of her mother when she.
WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court on Tuesday overturned a $2.7 million award that Goodyear and its attorneys had been ordered to pay for withholding documents from a family that sued the tire maker over a crash in Arizona. The unanimous court agreed that even though Goodyear had made “repeated and deliberate attempts to frustrate” Leroy.
ELOY – Sandra Ojeda is familiar with search procedures and the visitor registration process at the Eloy Detention Center. She carried nothing but a sheet of paper with the names of six U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainees and their A-number — identification issued by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to undocumented immigrants. She assigned.
PHOENIX – When 13 states recently filed a brief in support of President Trump’s travel ban, they used Arizona’s rocky history of immigration enforcement at the core of their legal argument. Citing Arizona v. United States, the states aim to turn Arizona’s defeat over the notorious SB1070 into a victory for the Trump Administration. “The.
PHOENIX- Ntimpa Ngabire Bright cuts a striking figure in slim pants, shiny black lace-up oxford shoes, and a colorful blazer festooned with swirls of red, black and gray. A blue and white rubber “BELIEVE” bracelet encircles his right wrist as he sits on a couch in his central Phoenix apartment, an upbeat song playing on.
PHOENIX – As graduation looms and student applications are being submitted for the summer and fall semesters, Arizona State University officials are providing support to the international student community over President Trump’s second executive order calling for a travel ban from six Muslim-majority nations. Holly Singh, senior director of ASU’s International Students and Scholars Center,.
PHOENIX – When Magdalena Schwartz, now a pastor in Mesa, first immigrated to America from Chile in 1998, she played guitar for people in jail because she felt it was a way she could volunteer without speaking English. It was there where she met a woman who had been wrongfully arrested because of a language.
TEMPE — On a sweltering spring afternoon, the normally gridlocked roadways are lightly traversed on a weekend afternoon. Jevin Hodge sits in a local coffee shop, a stylish three-piece suit draped over his athletic build, a gold watch adorning his wrist. He orders coffee from the barista, effortlessly starting up a conversation with the woman.
Are you a professional adult working in Arizona? Tell us how President Donald Trump’s policies are affecting your industry and which economic developments you anticipate having the greatest impact on your career. How will tax cuts, business regulations and insurance plans influence your professional life? What type of economic changes are you expecting to see.
PHOENIX – State Rep. Tony Rivero doesn’t believe accidental firing of a gun within city limits should be a felony. By sponsoring House Bill 2287, the Peoria Republican wants to alter a 17-year-old law known as “Shannon’s Law.” Currently, Arizona law makes it a Class 6 felony to negligently discharge a firearm within a mile.
PHOENIX — A Phoenix immigration attorney is leading an international campaign for Mexico to boycott the importation of corn from the U.S. Daniel Rodriguez, a Phoenix-based immigration attorney and organizer of the boycott #NoMaizGringo, said it is an attempt to push back against President Donald Trump’s executive orders on immigration and his anticipated actions on.
WASHINGTON – Rosario Vazquez-Hernandez was washing windows of cars waiting at the Mariposa Port of Entry, as he did most days, when Border Patrol agents grabbed him on charges that he was attempting to re-enter the U.S. illegally in 2014. But a federal appeals court Friday reversed his conviction, saying that there was no evidence.
WASHINGTON – Prisoners’ rights to confidential communication with their attorneys includes the right to watch jailers open some mail in front of them to make sure it’s not being read, a federal appeals court ruled Friday. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said a lower court was wrong to dismiss.
Two Jewish community centers in Arizona were targeted with bomb threats Monday in the fifth wave of such threats to centers across the country in two months. The threats against Valley of the Sun Jewish Community Center in Scottsdale and Tucson Jewish Community Center were part of a string of 31 bomb threats to Jewish.
PHOENIX – Several Arizona legislators support a bill to create a memorial honoring survivors and victims of a day of horror in Tucson, when a man started shooting during a congressional meet-and-greet in a grocery-store parking lot. U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords, D-Tucson, and 12 others were injured and six people died. Giffords, who was shot.
PHOENIX – Survivors, caregivers, health care workers and volunteers alike all came together on the Arizona State Capitol lawn Wednesday morning to mark National Cancer Awareness month. American Cancer Society’s Cancer Action Network has been meeting on the lawn every year for over a decade, raising cancer awareness. This year, members are trying to garner.
AVONDALE – Rep. Raúl Grijalva told about 20 residents and community leaders in his district that highlighting their concerns about President Donald Trump’s actions on immigration would help “interject humanity” into the national debate on the issue. Grijalva, a Tucson Democrat and first-generation American, has been a staunch and outspoken critic of Trump. He was.
PHOENIX — Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery said Wednesday that the Department of Homeland Security’s immigration enforcement memoranda released earlier this week will not change how local law enforcement officers enforce immigration in the near future. Memoranda from the DHS dictates several new rules that expand the types of people the government can deport, including.
PHOENIX — President Donald Trump’s election and immigration executive orders have led to an increase in the number of immigrants seeking legal advice and assistance in Arizona, and local law organizations are responding to this influx by supplying pro bono and low-cost legal help to community outreach groups. One option for those seeking legal aid.
PHOENIX – A bill to ban minors from using tanning beds, a move to reduce their risk of getting skin cancer, has passed the Arizona House and reached the Senate. A parent signature has always been required for minors to use indoor tanning devices. But HB 2194 would not allow youths younger than 18 to.
PHOENIX — In a dimly lit apartment off I-17, a 9-year-old Syrian girl named Aya is learning how to use her family’s first computer. She places her hands on the keyboard and presses “A” when she hears the letter pronounced through the speakers. “Bravo!” says Riad Sbai, the founder of PCs for Refugees, the nonprofit.
PHOENIX — With President Donald Trump’s new enforcement of deportation orders, and the deportation of Guadalupe Garcia de Rayos last week, immigrant rights organizations in Arizona are stepping up their educational efforts so families will know what rights they have if a parent is deported. “I think the impact of the executive order on families.
PHOENIX – Maricopa County is unclear on the Arizona Diamondbacks’ end goal in their ongoing dispute over Chase Field. “We’re hoping to sit down and go over what exactly it is (the Diamondbacks) want,” Maricopa County Public Information Officer Fields Mosley told Cronkite News Friday. “We’re not sure what they’re after.” In the latest development.
WASHINGTON – Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Arizona, has been a supporter of Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch since the nomination was announced last week, but he said he feels even more confident after the two met Wednesday. Flake and Gorsuch met for about 30 minutes in the senator’s office, the first of seven courtesy calls the.
WASHINGTON – Leila Asadi has had to put her doctoral dissertation on hold while courts consider legal challenges to President Donald Trump’s temporary ban on travel from seven majority-Muslim countries. Asadi, a justice studies student at Arizona State University, is an Iranian who hoped to go to the Middle East to interview Syrian refugees for.
WASHINGTON – A divided federal appeals court Thursday refused to reconsider its April ruling that Arizona cannot deny driver’s licenses to DACA recipients, despite dissenting judges saying the court should address “a fundamental question of presidential power.” Arizona had asked the full 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to take another look at the case,.
WASHINGTON – Arizona Republicans hailed Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch on Wednesday as a “brilliant” legal mind who can be expected to respect the Constitution if he is confirmed to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia. “If” being the operative word, as at least one Arizona Democrat is urging senators to block the Gorsuch nomination.
WASHINGTON – Paula Mercado, 18, has prayed at Planned Parenthood facilities and taken part in anti-abortion protests in Arizona, but Friday found the Tucson teen on the National Mall with thousands of others pro-life protesters, many of them millennials. “This is very important, and nobody seems to wake up and notice that,” Mercado said of.
PHOENIX – In just five days, President Trump has changed the face of immigration in the U.S. And refugees in the Phoenix area are worried. “I think the president is moving too fast,” said William Tuoy-Giel, a current Phoenix resident who was one of the “Lost Boys” of Sudan. Tuoy-Giel, who arrived in Phoenix in.
TEMPE – Police wearing body cameras can promote a good relationship between the community and police, including members of the public saying police officers treated them with respect, early results of an ongoing Arizona State University study show. “Nearly 90 percent of the citizens strongly agreed the officers treated them with respect, treated them fairly,.
WASHINGTON – Peter MacDonald Sr. is a Navajo code talker, a lifelong Republican – and an unabashed supporter of President Donald Trump. “The Navajo tribe, like most Indian tribes, is very conservative,” said MacDonald, who was in Washington last week to march in Trump’s inaugural parade. He said Thursday that the Navajo philosophy, “to do.
PHOENIX – One family brought their two children, with the four-year old wearing a cardboard “Feminist” sign as her mother carried her on her back. The parents said they want their children to know that Arizona and the rest of the country welcomes people with multi-racial identities. A 60-year-old man, separated from his daughter by.
WASHINGTON – Police tear-gassed hundreds of protesters Friday as a march against President Donald Trump’s inauguration turned into a clash with authorities just blocks from the White House. The protests, the latest in a week of demonstrations against Trump, began peacefully with groups that represented a range of issues marching from Washington’s Union Station toward.
WASHINGTON – Tucson resident Greg Shimn knew he would have had a better view of the ceremonies from his couch back home, but there was no way he was going to miss the chance to be there in person for Donald Trump’s inauguration. Shimn was one of thousands on the National Mall, many sporting Make.
Outside the Arizona State Capitol, dozens of people gathered in protest of Donald Trump’s Inauguration Day on Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. The protesters had plenty to say, and as follows, many visuals to accompany their chants.
TUCSON – While the fanfare of Donald Trump’s inauguration engulfed Washington, D.C., in a swathe of traditions and “Make America Great Again” hats on Friday, Rep. Raúl Grijalva watched the ceremony alone from his office a couple thousand miles away. “I was waiting for a respectful, inspirational, powerful tone,” Grijalva said of Trump’s inauguration speech..
PHOENIX – As President Donald Trump was being sworn into office in Washington D.C. Friday morning, dozens of people gathered at the Arizona Capitol to protest the new president and his policies. Some protesters carried signs: “Unfit to Lead, Impeach,” and “Not my President”. Joe Axton, a 67-year-old artist, pounded a bass drum strapped to.
WASHINGTON – Thousands of cots line the suite-level hallways of FedEx Field, temporary housing for 3,500 National Guardsmen from around the country who are here as part of a contingent of 7,500 guardsmen helping provide security for Friday’s inauguration. Someone’s got to feed all those guards based at FedEx. That’s where Arizona comes in. For.
WASHINGTON – Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio was in Washington Thursday with a message for the rest of the country: Told you so. Arpaio, one of President-elect Donald Trump’s earliest supporters, said he flew to Washington for the inauguration that he predicted long ago, based on his belief that a “silent majority” of Americans.
WASHINGTON – With 198 inaugural tickets to hand out and requests from 500 constituents, Rep. Martha McSally, R-Tucson, turned to an expert to handle the distribution – Lady Luck. McSally’s office turned to a lottery to allocate the tickets – the 177 standing and 21 seated passes that all House members got – to constituents.
WASHINGTON – Two Arizona lawmakers will join dozens of Democrats who plan to boycott Friday’s inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump, saying they will spend time with constituents instead of the man they said ran a polarizing campaign. Democratic Reps. Raul Grijalva of Tucson and Ruben Gallego of Phoenix would be among at least 48 House.
WASHINGTON – Mesa’s efforts to get homeless veterans off the street is closing in on “functional zero,” Mayor John Giles told an audience of fellow mayors in Washington Tuesday. Giles, speaking at a panel at the U.S. Conference of Mayors winter meeting here, said the city has found housing for 125 vets since first lady.
PHOENIX – The Governor’s Office for Youth, Faith and Family will release about $3.5 million in new funding for substance abuse prevention programs for high school youth – a key demographic to target when tackling Arizona’s opioid epidemic. Debbie Moak, director of the office, said at a news conference on Tuesday to discuss Arizona’s opioid.
WASHINGTON – A federal appeals court said Thursday that the owners of an Arizona ministry cannot avoid paying income taxes by claiming they had taken vows of poverty and were merely being supported by donations to their church. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the “maintenance” payments from.
PHOENIX – Medical professionals say Gov. Doug Ducey’s letter urging that Arizona doctors receive more education on drug addiction is a step forward in the battle against opioid abuse, but that the curriculum must be detailed and useful. Ducey said on Monday that he had sent a letter to the Arizona Medical Board and Arizona.
WASHINGTON – Former DREAMer and Phoenix resident Oscar Vazquez got his citizenship, served in the Army and is “living the American dream” – a dream he worries could be scuttled for others under a Justice Department led by attorney general nominee Jeff Sessions. Vazquez was one of 15 witnesses testifying in a divided hearing Wednesday.
WASHINGTON – Executives of the online classifieds site Backpage.com refused to answer questions Tuesday from a Senate committee investigating claims that the site facilitated child sex trafficking through its adult ads section. The hearing came one day after the site – whose former owners Michael Lacey and James Larkin co-founded the Phoenix New Times –.
WASHINGTON – A federal appeals court Tuesday said Prescott breached its contract to treat wastewater from the Pure Wafer plant when it tried to get the plant to pay for the cost of meeting tougher state environmental regulations. A divided three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected a lower court’s reasoning,.
PHOENIX – Gov. Doug Ducey sent a letter to the Arizona Medical Board and the Arizona Board of Osteopathic Examiners pushing to require all Arizona physicians to complete continuing education in drug addiction, he said during his State of the State speech Monday. “A critical component to fighting this opioid epidemic is ensuring our state’s.
SCOTTSDALE – The popularity of daily fantasy sports games is exploding across the country, but Arizona residents are among those who have been left out of the action. Arizona is one of five states in which pay-to-play fantasy games are considered a form of illegal gambling. However, that hasn’t stopped Scottsdale-based Head2Head Sports from providing.
Jose Caraveo discovered fantasy football when he was in high school. “Sports was a way for me interact with people from other cultures and communicate before I could really speak English,” said Caraveo, 31, whose family emigrated from Mexico before he was born. In his first season in fantasy football with his newfound friends, Caraveo,.
PHOENIX – The Arizona health community distributed 305 million pain reliever pills last year – enough to provide 24-hour medication for every adult in the state for two weeks straight, according to the Arizona Criminal Justice Commission. As those pills, like other medications, are taken or tossed, some of the chemicals found in them can.
PHOENIX – State officials said federal funding has helped jump start awareness campaigns and drug monitoring efforts to combat the prescription drug epidemic in six of Arizona’s 15 counties. Last year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention selected Arizona for a four-year, $3.6 million grant to combat the opioid addiction epidemic. Arizona is one.
WASHINGTON – Of five states with recreational marijuana on the ballot this fall, Arizona was the only state where the initiative failed, after supporters ran into a well-funded opposition campaign backed by political heavyweights. But that hasn’t stopped marijuana advocates from looking ahead and predicting legalization – either through a rematch at the polls or.
WASHINGTON – President-elect Donald Trump’s most recent immigration pledge is to deport undocumented immigrants with criminal records, which he estimates at 2 million to 3 million immigrants – or roughly the same number deported by outgoing President Barack Obama. Critics derided Obama as “deporter-in-chief” for his policies that led to the deportations of 2.5 million.
WASHINGTON – Of the 20 states with two Republican senators, only one state had both of those senators publicly declare they would not vote for their party’s presidential nominee this year – Arizona. But political experts said the state should not worry about retribution from President-elect Donald Trump for the well-publicized squabbling between him and.
BOULDER, Colo. – It’s been nearly 10 years since Jake Plummer retired from football. He still experiences soreness and pain from his neck and shoulders to the soles of his feet. It’s an ache that Plummer and many other former and current NFL players have managed for years with the use of potentially addictive pain.
WASHINGTON – Charles Heller embraces President-elect Donald Trump’s proposal to eliminate gun-free zones on school campuses, a move he sees as “really restoring a freedom, not eliminating anything.” “I don’t support disarming those who defend children and students and I support rights to keep and bear arms,” said Heller, the co-founder for the Arizona Citizens.
On Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, Donald Trump will become the 45th president of the United States of America. Cronkite News wants to know how you feel about Trump taking office. Are you going to the inauguration? What do you hope he says in his inaugural address? What do you expect of his presidency? Share your.
WASHINGTON – Death and taxes may be the only things certain in life, but the outcome of the Electoral College vote can’t be far behind. When Arizona’s 11 presidential electors gather in Phoenix Monday to officially vote in the next president, experts say there is little chance that they will cast their ballots for anyone.
WASHINGTON – Ask enough people about Matt Salmon and eventually the same theme comes up: The Republican congressman from Mesa sticks to his principles, even when they are unpopular. “The best way to sum up Matt is (he’s) a guy who will be best remembered because he’s a guy who didn’t toe the party line,”.
WASHINGTON – Arizona and Nevada have never had much in common with Vermont – until last month. Those three are now the only states that have not been touched by President Barack Obama’s record-setting pace of prison sentence commutations, with 1,023 nonviolent federal criminals having their sentences reduced so far. Experts say there’s likely nothing.
WASHINGTON – A buzzing group of anxious staffers and strategists packed a Capitol Hill room with 48 newly elected House members Thursday, eagerly awaiting their first assignments in the coming Congress – an office. The biennial freshmen office lottery is a tradition in a city where a room isn’t just a room, but can indicate.
WASHINGTON – House Democrats re-elected Nancy Pelosi their leader Wednesday with support from more than two thirds of the caucus, but from just half of the Arizona Democrats in the House. Pelosi, who has led House Democrats for the past 14 years, faced a challenge from Rep. Tim Ryan of Ohio who promised to shake.
PHOENIX – More than 100 people marched down Van Buren Street on Tuesday evening chanting: “This is what community looks like! This is what democracy looks like!” It was billed as the Rise Up and Resist Hate March on Facebook, and was sponsored by the group LUCHA, Living United for Change in Arizona, a self-described.
WASHINGTON – A federal appeals court Monday reinstated an excessive force lawsuit against a University of Arizona police officer who shot a woman four times as she walked toward another woman while carrying a kitchen knife. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a lower court’s finding in favor of.
WASHINGTON – A federal judge Tuesday halted an Obama administration rule on overtime pay that could have made as many as 90,000 workers in Arizona eligible for time-and-a-half pay had it been allowed to take effect next week. U.S. District Judge Amos Mazzant agreed with 21 states, including Arizona, and scores of business groups who.
GLOBE-MIAMI — It’s here, on the drive along Arizona’s U.S. Route 66 into this historic mining community, where symbols emerge that reveal the political and social changes that roil much of America. “Yes, We Can,” says a sign on Live Oak Street, a 2008 campaign relic from the waning, two-term Democratic president that includes a.
The 2016 presidential election brought a lot of emotion to the political parties, debates, populace and more. Around the nation, there have been celebrations and demonstrations since the announcement of Donald Trump as the president-elect. But in a Nov. 18 update, the Southern Poverty Law Center said that 701 incidents of hateful harassment have been.
WASHINGTON – Arizona is one of 15 states that expressly allow corporal punishment in schools, but state educators said most schools already heed the spirit of U.S. Education Secretary John King’s call for an end to the practice. In an open letter Tuesday to “governors and chief state school officers,” King said physical punishment is.
Election 2016 has concluded, and the country will move forward with President-elect Donald Trump at the helm along with a Republican-controlled U.S. House and Senate. In Arizona, the minimum wage is going to increase, and Maricopa County will get a new sheriff. We asked readers and viewers what the United States and Arizona will look.
PHOENIX – Independent voters, who get shut out of primary elections and are ignored by Republicans and Democrats, proved in the 2016 election that squandering their voices is politically dangerous, according to some political observers. Public officials, pollsters and university professors said in panels earlier this week that too many miscalculated the power of the.
WASHINGTON – The House Republican Caucus sidestepped a proposal Wednesday that would have lifted a five-year-old ban on congressional earmarks, the special local “pork barrel” projects that can be slipped into budget bills with little public notice. Backers of the proposal said they withdrew the measure before it could come up for a vote in.
PHOENIX — Smoke from lit bundles of sage swirled around protesters waving signs, “Water Is Life” and “Stand With Standing Rock” to oppose the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. The protest in central Phoenix was among other planned, daylong protests across the country, including Flagstaff, Tucson, Prescott and Sierra Vista. Organizers had billed the.
WASHINGTON – Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, issued a stern warning Tuesday against smoothing relations with Russia, one day after President-elect Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed that the two countries need to do just that. McCain did not mention Trump by name in a statement released by his office, noting only Putin’s overtures.
WASHINGTON – House Republicans capped a tumultuous campaign season by unanimously re-electing their leadership team Tuesday, while Democrats delayed their vote to give them time to figure out how to move forward following a disastrous election. Rep. Ruben Gallego, D-Phoenix, was among dozens of Democrats calling for the delay this week, saying it would send.
WASHINGTON – President-elect Donald Trump’s decision to tap Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus as his White House chief of staff could open the door for an Arizona official to move to the national stage. Arizona GOP Chairman Robert Graham has frequently been cited as a possible successor to Priebus, but political observers have expressed.
PHOENIX – It’s rare in U.S. history: the president-elect wins the electoral vote but loses the popular vote. But in an already historic presidential election, it may happen again. The 2016 election could mark an electoral-popular vote split for the fifth time in the nation’s history. President-elect Donald Trump handily won the electoral vote, 290.
WASHINGTON – Incoming Reps. Andy Biggs, R-Gilbert, and Tom O’Halleran, D-Sedona, said they’re excited to come to Washington and represent the people of Arizona – but first they have to learn how to do that, exactly. The two Arizona congressmen-elect were among 54 freshmen House members here Monday for the first of several days of.
WASHINGTON – Marty Wheeler never did trust those polls. The 50-year-old Sun City resident and Donald Trump supporter said he saw stronger support for the Republican presidential nominee than the media reported, which cited polls predicting a Trump loss to Democrat Hillary Clinton. “Trump far outnumbers the Hillary support, yet when it comes to the.
WASHINGTON – Minority and civil rights organizations met in Washington Thursday with a message for President-elect Donald Trump: They are willing to work with his administration, but only if he rejects what they called the hateful rhetoric of his campaign. “We cannot and will not give up, but we also have to understand that we.
Republican Donald Trump was elected the 45th president of the United States on Tuesday. Cronkite News wants to know how you feel about the results and what a Trump presidency means for Arizona. Share your perspective by answering the questions below. A reporter with Cronkite News or the Public Insight Network may contact you for.
PHOENIX – Donald Trump, the real estate mogul and businessman who resonated with white working-class Americans, rode a powerful wave of support on Tuesday in Arizona and across much of the country to become the 45th president of the United States. The Associated Press and Washington Post declared Trump the winner at about 12:30 a.m..
WASHINGTON – Voting rights advocates for months had warned about possible voter intimidation at the polls, but voting watchdogs Tuesday were dealing with more routine problems: Long lines, computer issues and a lack of language assistance at polling locations. “Long lines continue to be a problem, even after the presidential preference primary with the consolidation.
Democrat Tom O’Halleran was elected to the Congressional District 1 seat, while Republican Andy Biggs was a clear winner in District 6. In other Congressional districts, Democrat Kyrsten Sinema, Republican Trent Franks and other incumbents won re-election. The Congressional slate in unofficial returns, in numerical order: District No. 1 O’Halleran apparently was headed to replace.
WASHINGTON – Arizonans head to the polls Tuesday to cast actual ballots for president, but if they were voting with their pocketbooks the results wouldn’t be pretty for either of the major parties’ nominees. The most recent campaign finance reports from the Federal Election Commission show that Arizona residents gave about half as much to.
In the run up to Election Day, Cronkite News asked Arizonans to share their thoughts and concerns about the voting process. We turned to our reporters, as well as county and state officials, to answer some of the questions you raised about casting your ballot. For coverage of voting in Arizona and the election results,.
WASHINGTON – Arizona officials were extending their condolences for a Tucson native who was among three soldiers killed Friday when their “convoy came under fire entering a Jordanian military base,” according to a Defense Department statement. Staff Sgt. Kevin McEnroe, 30, of Tucson, had more than eight years of service and was on his third.
PHOENIX – For the first time during an election cycle, the millennial generation surpassed the baby boomers as the largest population of potential voters. Yet as Arizona set a record for early voting this month, millennials accounted for just 11 percent of ballots cast. An analysis of U.S Census data conducted by the Pew Research.
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Supreme Court on Saturday reinstated Arizona’s ban on ballot-harvesting, just one day after the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals put the law on hold. Arizona Secretary of State Michele Reagan late Friday had asked the Supreme Court to step in, saying the circuit court’s injunction coming so soon before Tuesday’s.
WASHINGTON – When Arizona voters go to the polls next week, it will be at 212 fewer polling places than in 2012, with 13 of the state’s 15 counties cutting sites in that time, a new report shows. The Friday report by the Leadership Conference Education Fund looked at states that had been subject to.
GILBERT – Donald Trump Jr. took Republican supporters to the water on Friday, urging them to vote as he stood beneath the iconic Gilbert Water Tower. Presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are in a tug of war over voters in Arizona, a state that has voted for a Democrat for president only once.
WASHINGTON – A federal appeals court handed Arizona Democrats their second defeat in a week Wednesday, refusing to block a state law that lets elections officials reject ballots cast by people who were not at their assigned polling place. A group of Democratic and minority organizations said the “out of precinct” policy violated the Voting.
WASHINGTON – It’s tough to give a poll worker your street address when you don’t live on a traditional street, but that’s just one of the challenges that Native American voters who live on a reservation can face. A lack of voting information, vast distances to polling places, different languages – all are challenges that.
WASHINGTON – The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Wednesday it would reconsider its decision to let stand an Arizona law that makes it a felony for third parties to collect and deliver ballots for others. Critics say the law hurts minority and low-income voters who rely on that method of voting, which is.
MARYVALE – “Todos somos Americanos:” We’re all Americans. With those words, Democratic vice presidential pick Tim Kaine delivered the second half of a two-part bid to bring Hispanic voters into the Democratic fold, talking to Arizona Latinos in Spanish about Hispanics’ rich history and currency in the United States. His speech came a day after.
TEMPE – Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton made a pitched plea Wednesday night for Arizona voters, focusing her courtship on embracing Latinos and other diverse voters in a race that is tightening six days before the election. “We’re going to get the economy working for everybody, not just those at the top,” Clinton said, adding.
MESA – Mike Pence, Donald Trump’s running mate, sounded a continuing campaign drumbeat on Wednesday, saying the rising costs of “Obamacare” and Hillary Clinton’s “open borders” immigration policy show why Arizona voters should remain faithful to the Republican Party. “Arizona, we must ensure that Hillary Clinton is never elected president,” said Pence, who spoke to.
GRAND CANYON – Matt Rudig stands on Havasupai Hilltop and looks down at the landscape of the Grand Canyon. He laces up his hiking boots and situates his backpack in preparation for the 8-mile hike ahead of him. Deep within the gorge is the Havasupai Tribe’s village – his destination. Rudig, who works for Coconino.
WASHINGTON – Arizona tribal members have received more than $175 million in the first four years of a federal program to buy back and consolidate parcels of land that are now split between multiple owners, the Interior Department said Tuesday. The 2016 status report on the $1.9 billion buyback program said Navajo Nation individuals received.
WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court on Monday ordered Arizona courts to reconsider the life-without-parole sentences handed down to five juveniles who were convicted in separate cases on a total of nine murders and other crimes in the 1990s. The court vacated the sentences without hearing and ordered the Arizona Court of Appeals to consider whether.
WASHINGTON – A federal appeals court handed Arizona Democrats a setback Friday, refusing to block a new state law that makes it a felony for anyone but a family member or caregiver to collect another person’s mail-in ballot. A coalition of Democratic organizations had sued to block the law that they said would hurt minority.
WASHINGTON – The Arizona Democratic Party has filed suit against presidential candidate Donald Trump’s campaign, the Arizona Republican Party and others for what it calls a coordinated effort to “depress voter turnout,” particularly among minority voters. The lawsuit filed Sunday alleges that Trump, state Republicans and Roger Stone Jr., whom it calls a campaign adviser,.
The Phoenix municipal ID, which is scheduled to launch in February, will allow city residents who don’t have the documents to obtain a state identification card to obtain a municipal ID that will allow them access to all city services, such as turning on water or checking out a library book. It also will serve.
PHOENIX – Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump hoped his seventh visit to Arizona Saturday afternoon was the charm to ensure victory, rallying in downtown Phoenix as he fights to win the state’s 11 traditionally Republican electoral votes. “The silent majority is back,” Trump told an appreciative, roaring crowd at the Phoenix Convention Center. “In 10.
WASHINGTON – If Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are waging war over Arizona’s nearly 1 million potential Latino voters, it doesn’t appear to be an air war. A review of Federal Communications Commission filings by Spanish-language broadcast stations in the state shows that Clinton, the Democratic nominee for president, invested in Spanish-language ads that aired.
Some voters have changed their party registration this election cycle, with motivations ranging from sincere to strategic. Cronkite News wants to know: Have you switched your political party recently or had doubts about your affiliation? What caused this change? Let us know by answering the questions below. We will not publish your response without your.
WASHINGTON – The 2016 election is still 11 days away, but former state Sen. Kelli Ward already has her sights set on 2018 and a challenge to U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Arizona. Ward – a Republican who lost a primary bid to unseat Sen. John McCain just two months ago – announced on her radio.
TEMPE – Donald Trump Jr. on Thursday followed his father’s footsteps to Arizona, a battleground state in the presidential election that has drawn Republican Donald Trump here six times – with another planned visit this weekend. The younger Trump spoke at Arizona State University in Tempe as the election races to a close, a move.
WASHINGTON – Was Sen. John McCain’s decision to withdraw his endorsement of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump a principled stand by a political maverick or the calculated move of a career politician? All of the above and more, said voters who responded to a Public Insight Network query on politicians’ endorsements. The differing opinions are.
WASHINGTON – A state task force said Arizona has thousands more untested rape kits than originally thought, a problem that advocates fear could undermine efforts to get victims to come forward while giving serial offenders a “free pass.” The Arizona Sexual Assault Evidence Collection Kit Task Force last month reported a backlog of 6,424 untested.
PHOENIX – U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton signed the order to officially charge Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio with criminal contempt-of-court on Tuesday. Two weeks ago, prosecutors promised to charge Arpaio, but it would not be official until a judge signed the agreement, according to the Associated Press. The charge stems from an on-going racial.
At the final presidential debate, Donald Trump would not commit to accepting the results of the election. The Republican presidential nominee has frequently said the election is “rigged,” even though most studies have found few incidents of actual voter fraud. Cronkite News wants to know how you feel about the election and voting process. What.
PHOENIX – It seems like a normal room: There’s a can of hairspray by the mirror, a red trash can by the desk, an extension cord plugged into the wall and a teddy bear wearing a tie-dye shirt on the bed. Unscrew the bottom of the can, and you’ll discover pills. Unfold the tinfoil in.
PHOENIX – Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on Monday signed an executive order that will prohibit millions of Arizonans from filling initial prescriptions for more than seven days’ worth of opioids. The limit includes both initial and subsequent prescriptions for children. However, the limit excludes opiate prescriptions for children with “cancer, chronic disease and traumatic injury,”.
Schools in Mesa were on alert last month after a clown group threatened teachers and students on social media and on their personal cell phones. Other threats and hoaxes have been reported around the state, following in a national trend of “creepy” clowns swarming social media and threatening people in person. Cronkite News would like.
WASHINGTON – In the five years since then-Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was critically injured in a Tucson shooting that killed six and wounded 13, Congress has been unable to pass gun reforms, her husband said Thursday. That’s why Giffords and her husband, Capt. Mark Kelly, joined other gun-control activists in Washington to demand reform from.
WASHINGTON – Voting rights advocates Thursday lauded the final approval of a plan aimed at cutting lines and reducing wait times to no more than 30 minutes at polling places across Maricopa County, beginning with the Nov. 8 presidential election. The comprehensive Wait Time Reduction Plan settles a lawsuit against election officials that followed problems.
PHOENIX – First Lady Michelle Obama campaigned Thursday as the Hillary Clinton campaign closer in Arizona, speaking of the power of hope to build human connections, show empathy for the strength of inclusiveness and acknowledge the hard work of Americans who struggle to improve their lives. “We are always stronger together,” Obama said. “That is.
PHOENIX – For the last two years, Valley resident Robert Faas has lived without custody of his four children. A decade of meth and alcohol addictions took over his life, he said. As a result, the state took the 32-year-old’s kids and placed them with family. Six months ago, a child support representative contacted him.
About half of Arizona voters still support Proposition 205, the ballot measure to relax legal restrictions on recreational marijuana use, but the percentage of those opposed increased by two percentage points in recent weeks, according to the most recent Arizona Republic/Morrison/Cronkite News poll. The poll of registered Arizona voters taken Oct. 10-15 showed the percentage.
TEMPE – Chelsea Clinton on Wednesday spoke at a rally Arizona State University’s Tempe campus where she talked about college tuition and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s college affordability plan. “She was our family’s breadwinner,” Chelsea Clinton said. “I remember the day my mom wrote her last check to pay off her student loans. That.
PHOENIX – A vitriolic presidential race and a shrinking white Christian demographic in the U.S. have fractured the decades-old voting bloc of the religious right. In eight years, the percentage of people identifying as white and Christian in the U.S. population went from 54 percent to 43 percent, according to data collected by the Public.
Democrat Hillary Clinton now holds a five-point lead over Republican Donald Trump in the presidential race in Arizona, though more than 20 percent of the state’s likely voters say they are undecided, according to the latest Arizona Republic/Morrison/Cronkite News Poll. In the statewide poll of 713 likely voters, 39 percent said they plan to vote.
The Arizona Republic, the Morrison Institute for Public Policy and Cronkite News partnered on a poll of registered Arizona voters conducted Oct. 10-15. Behavior Research Center conducted the poll using up-to-date voter registration lists. More than 1,200 live landline and cellphone calls were used to obtain an average of 811 valid responses from registered voters.
The Arizona Republic, the Morrison Institute for Public Policy and Cronkite News partnered on a statewide political poll in October. Behavior Research Center conducted the poll from Oct. 10-15. Using up-to-date voter registration lists, more than 1,200 live landline and cellphone calls were used to obtain an average of 811 valid responses from registered voters.
The Arizona Republic, the Morrison Institute for Public Policy and Cronkite News partnered on a statewide political poll in August. The poll found that Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump were in a statistical dead heat in Arizona. The majority of poll respondents also opposed deporting all undocumented immigrants in.
The Arizona Republic, the Morrison Institute for Public Policy and Cronkite News collaborated on a statewide political poll in August. Behavior Research Center conducted the poll from Aug. 17-31. Using up-to-date voter registration lists, almost 1,700 live land line and cellphone calls were used to obtain an average of 800 valid responses from registered voters.
WASHINGTON – The state of Arizona could get up to $53 million for clean-air programs as part of a $14.7 billion settlement of a U.S. government lawsuit that charged Volkswagen rigged its “clean diesel” vehicles to cheat on emissions tests. People who bought or leased those vehicles – as many as 10,000 of them in.
WASHINGTON – With only three weeks to Election Day, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is sending top surrogates to Arizona this week and pledging $2 million in advertising in an effort to turn the state blue for the first time in 20 years. The push, announced Monday by the Clinton campaign, will include appearances by.
WASHINGTON – Lawmakers on Monday questioned the Justice Department’s decision not to prosecute officials in connection with the Gold King Mine spill, which dumped nearly 3 million gallons of toxins into the Animas River last year. Congressional staffers learned in briefings last week that the Environmental Protection Agency’s Inspector General found violations of the Clean.
Federal prosecutors have said they will file charges against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio for ignoring orders from a judge in a racial profiling case. Former U.S. Attorney for Arizona Paul Charlton, currently a partner at Steptoe and Johnson, and Stephen Montoya, a civil rights attorney from the firm Montoya, Lucero and Pastor, will discuss.
PHOENIX – Shared syringes can lead to shared diseases among opioid users, according to a Phoenix organization determined to improve safety. Sonoran Prevention Works wants to decrease the spread of Hepatitis and other diseases among opioid users and others who share syringes. The group conducts seminars about the need to dispose of syringes or at.
Cronkite News wants to know how politics does or doesn’t play a role in your relationships. While partisanship may dominate this presidential election, we want to know where and how people are coming together. Do you have a loved one or friend you disagree with, but still respect? What does it take for people to.
PHOENIX – When Sen. John McCain was asked during Monday’s Senate debate for whom he would vote in the presidential election, he responded: “I think I might write in Lindsey Graham. He’s an old, good friend of mine and a lot of people like him.” McCain and a long list of other Republican officials pulled.
Are you an Arizona resident with a passion for improving your neighborhood, city, county or state? Maybe you volunteer regularly or participate in civic engagement efforts. Maybe you’ve donated to a nonprofit organization or helped spark an effort to solve a local, emerging problem. Whatever your experience is, Cronkite News wants to hear from you..
PHOENIX – Earl Watson’s father was one of the first African-American men to join the integrated Army, as mandated by President Harry Truman in 1948. So, Watson was taught from an early age to respect the flag. “If it wasn’t for my father’s discipline, if it wasn’t for his strong conviction to his country, I.
Arizona Sen. John McCain and challenger Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick faced off Monday in a debate hosted by Arizona PBS and The Arizona Republic. The candidates discussed a range of issues, including the presidential race, immigration, health care and congressional gridlock. As journalists at Cronkite News/Arizona PBS and The Arizona Republic continue to report on this.
WASHINGTON – Arizona Republican candidates scrambled Saturday to distance themselves from recordings in which presidential nominee Donald Trump makes offensive and lewd comments about women, while Democrats criticized the GOP responses as too little, too late. They were reacting to a 2005 recording uncovered by the Washington Post, in which Trump talks bluntly about groping.
WASHINGTON – The Congressional Hispanic Caucus wants to encourage young Latinos to vote – but wants to make sure they don’t vote the wrong way. During a conference call after this week’s vice presidential debate, Rep. Linda Sanchez, D-California, said the caucus is urging Hispanics to get out and vote, but not for third-party hopefuls.
ASU School of Criminology and Criminal Justice students are earning credits alongside prison inmates as a part of the Inside-Out Program. Arizona State University students traveled nearly 60 miles to spend three hours locked inside a prison as a part of a new course. Spring 2016 was the first semester ASU’s School of Criminology and.
WASHINGTON – A national expert on whistleblowers Wednesday welcomed the multimillion-dollar settlement of charges against the Yavapai Regional Medical Center as “a great example” of how the system should work. The U.S. Attorney for Arizona and the Prescott medical center this week announced finalization of the agreement, under which the hospital will pay $5.85 million.
WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court began its new term this week with one judgeship empty for the first time in a generation, and just one Arizona case on the docket for the first time in several years. The judgeship is easy to explain: The Senate has refused to consider President Barack Obama’s nomination of Judge.
PRESCOTT VALLEY – Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump pounded on familiar themes that he will create jobs, stop illegal immigration and work on “fixing our inner cities” Tuesday in his sixth visit to Arizona, exhorting Arizona supporters to help him keep America rich, strong and great by electing him on Nov. 8. “We are going.
WASHINGTON – Congress granted a short-term reprieve this week to a visa program that benefits immigrants who invest in U.S. businesses, but that extension came without any reforms critics say are necessary to prevent fraud, abuse and security risks. The EB-5 program was set to expire Saturday, but lawmakers Wednesday included it in the short-term.
The October U.S. Senate debate is around the corner for Arizona residents. Democratic Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick and Republican Sen. John McCain will face each other in a live debate at 7.p.m. on Oct. 10. The debate will air on Arizona PBS, azcentral.com and the Cronkite News Facebook page. Cronkite News, the news division of Arizona.
PHOENIX – A Phoenix man who accused Phoenix police officers of forcing him to eat marijuana said Thursday he was physically sick and has had to seek counseling for post-traumatic stress. “I went home and threw up the next morning,” Edgar Castro, 19, said, after Phoenix officers two weeks ago allegedly told him to swallow.
Arizona has already legalized medical marijuana, and a recent poll showed about half of state voters favor legalizing recreational marijuana use for adults. Under federal law, it’s illegal to use marijuana for medical or recreational purposes, but Arizona voters could change state regulations for recreational marijuana use when Proposition 205 appears on the Election Day.
Phoenix – Maricopa Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s campaign raised $725,000 this past month during the same period a U.S. District Judge referred the Sheriff’s legal case to federal prosecutors for possible criminal contempt of court charges. The U.S. Department of Justice is deciding whether to pursue the case against Sheriff Arpaio who is running for a.
WASHINGTON – More than a year after his Born Alive Protection Act passed the House, Rep. Trent Franks, R-Glendale, called on senators to act on the bill before the legislative calendar runs out. The measure, passed last September at the peak of fighting over funding for Planned Parenthood, would make any doctor who is present.
WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama told tribal leaders Monday that they and his administration had come far since he took office eight years ago, but that there is still work to be done to solve problems in Indian Country. “We haven’t solved every issue, we haven’t righted every wrong,” Obama told the hundreds gathered for.
TEMPE – A handful protestors chanted “Hands up, don’t shoot!” along Mill Avenue Monday morning, but it was mostly business as usual for customers at several nearby restaurants. By the time the protest on the Mill Avenue bridge reached the business district, the crowd had dissipated from about 60 protesters to a couple dozen. Customers.
TEMPE – Longtime Phoenix activist Rev. Jarrett Maupin led about 50 protesters across the Mill Avenue Bridge in Tempe on Monday, blocking traffic in what Maupin said was a protest of two police shootings of African-Americans in Arizona. Echoing national concerns over police shootings of African-Americans, the diverse group of marchers in Tempe expressed outrage.
TEMPE – Tempe police on Monday arrested the Rev. Jarrett Maupin and at least three other people after they blocked the Mill Avenue Bridge for impeding a public thoroughfare. Police took protester Jarvis Johnson into custody, but he was later released. Cronkite News reporters at the protest estimated about 50 to 60 people attended the.
WASHINGTON – A federal appeals court Friday upheld the state’s process for recognizing political parties, rejecting claims by the Arizona Green Party that the petition deadline for new parties posed an unconstitutional burden. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said that while the Green Party did not present evidence to.
WASHINGTON – The way Gregg Maxon sees it, veterans have a hard enough time as it is when their service is done – they don’t need jail time added to the list. Maxon is one of many advocates for veteran treatment courts, a diversion program that takes vets who have been charged with crimes and.
MESA — Mike Pence, the Republican vice presidential nominee, delivered a message of family, faith and conservative policy at Living Word Bible Church Thursday night. Pence, governor of Indiana, told supporters that GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump’s values and vision for the country make him the best candidate for president. “All you need to know.
WASHINGTON – National Park Service employees continue to suffer from a “toxic” work culture that has allowed for rampant sexual misconduct and a culture of retaliation, park workers told a House committee Thursday. The hearing by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee followed an Interior Department report earlier this year describing “discrimination, retaliation and.
WASHINGTON – House members grilled the director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement Thursday, alleging that more than 80 percent of detainees released by the agency have criminal records and that some reoffend once they are freed. ICE Director Sarah Saldana conceded in testimony to the House Judiciary Committee that 83 percent of freed detainees have.
PHOENIX — The Rev. Jarrett Maupin, an activist who led a summer march in Phoenix to protest police brutality, is organizing a Monday protest to block the Mill Avenue bridge over Tempe Town Lake. Maupin organized a July protest in Phoenix which ended in the Phoenix Police Department deploying tear gas on protesters after they.
PHOENIX – Jarvis Johnson admits he was driving too fast in his rented Dodge Charger on Labor Day when a police officer signaled him to pull over. Johnson thought, “This could go one of two ways. He could be a good officer. He could be a bad officer.” The officer calmly asked him to slow.
The number of fatal shootings by officers have increased in the first six months of this year compared to the same period last year, according to an ongoing two-year study by The Washington Post. Also, more officers were shot and killed in the line of duty. This issue has sparked both national and local conversation.
In November, Arizonans will vote on a measure that would increase the minimum wage from $8.05 an hour to $10 an hour in January 2017. The ballot measure would also increase the minimum wage annually until it reaches $12 in 2020. How would you be affected if this measure is passed? Are you currently making.
PHOENIX – A Colorado mayor and law officer said making marijuana legal would threaten Arizonans’ safety, urging voters to oppose Proposition 205. Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers said at a news conference Tuesday more children are using drugs in Colorado since recreational marijuana was legalized four years ago. “The problem with the leap to legalization.
PHOENIX – Near the end of spring training in 1990, MLB Commissioner Fay Vincent came to Arizona Gov. Rose Mofford with an ultimatum, according to former Maricopa County Board of Supervisors Chairman Jim Bruner. “Major League Baseball loves Arizona, but the Cactus League facilities are not very good,” Bruner said Vincent told Mofford. “If we.
PHOENIX — Standing firmly in a political divide drawn along party lines, U.S. Senators John McCain and John Barrasso blamed federally subsidized health care for a shift in Arizona’s insurance industry. Arizona’s McCain and Barrasso, of Wyoming, reiterated Republican efforts to repeal and replace the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which they called an.
PHOENIX – Kelsey Bone is taking her social injustice protest to a bigger stage. On a night when the Phoenix Mercury clinched a berth in the WNBA playoffs, the 24-year-old center kneeled during the singing of the national anthem to raise awareness of alleged racial inequality and the recent shootings by and of police officers.
TEMPE – Arizona State University will get its first polling place in history, allowing students to remain on campus to cast their ballot in the November election. ASU’s Undergraduate Student Government worked with the university as well as with the Maricopa County Recorder’s Office to provide the polling location on the Tempe campus to encourage.
PHOENIX – Rose Mofford, Arizona’s first female secretary of state and first female governor, died Thursday at a Phoenix hospice center. She was 94. Mofford was secretary of state for 11 years before becoming Arizona governor in 1988, ascending as the state’s top leader in a tumultuous time. Evan Mecham, the contentious governor who drew.
“Rose Mofford’s story is a truly unique Arizona story,” said Arizona governor Doug Ducey in a statement. “Rising through the ranks of state government to our state’s top office, she shattered a once-thought-unbreakable glass ceiling and served as an unparalleled role model to many. She was nothing short of an Arizona treasure, and will be.
MARICOPA – Cecily Peters and three other members of the Ak-Chin Indian Community loaded into an SUV Friday evening and drove 24 hours straight to join the protest of the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota. The week leading up to the trip, the quartet of 20-somethings requested time off work, hired babysitters and funded.
WASHINGTON – A federal appeals court ruled Wednesday that a group of Arizona Medicaid recipients who sued the government after it approved higher copayments for their care should still be able to recover attorneys’ fees in the case. The ruling by a three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a lower.
PHOENIX – The Arizona Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that paying police officers while they did work for the police union does not violate the state constitution. The court’s split decision overturns two previous lower court rulings against the practice of so-called “release time” for Phoenix police officers. As part of the city’s agreement with.
PHOENIX – The race to represent U.S. Congressional District 5 continues after a Maricopa County judge Tuesday ordered a recount of votes in the Republican primary. The latest developments in the election drama include a request by trailing candidate Christine Jones for a state investigation into county voting “anomalies.” The recount will take two to.
WASHINGTON – A federal appeals court ruled Monday that a former Maricopa County jail inmate can sue the sheriff’s office for shackling her while she was in labor and as she left the hospital after giving birth. Miriam Mendiola-Martinez claimed the county’s restraint policy violated her constitutional protection against cruel and unusual punishment, as well.
WASHINGTON – Gov. Doug Ducey told a Washington audience this weekend that the movement to legalize recreational marijuana is “a battle for the minds and future of our children’s lives.” It was just one of several issues that Ducey cited in a Saturday speech to the annual Values Voter Summit, where he said the nation.
PHOENIX – The Republican primary election that places Andy Biggs as the winner by 16 votes in Congressional District 5 was officially confirmed Monday by the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, but that doesn’t mean the race is over. The supervisors voted to accept the canvass of the Aug. 30 primary, setting the stage for.
TEMPE – Adriana Sandoval was a kindergartner when the two commercial airliners crashed into the twin towers. The youngster witnessed the atrocities of man through a television screen. By fourth grade, Sandoval knew what she wanted to be: a combat medic in the Army. She wanted to help those hurt by terrorism and war –.
WASHINGTON – House members came together on the steps of the Capitol Friday to mark the 15th anniversary of 9/11, listening to speeches, joining with the U.S. Marine Band in a rendition of “God Bless America” and observing a moment of silence. It was the sort of symbolic display that experts say could consume much.
WASHINGTON – A federal appeals court Friday rejected an Arizona aeronautical company’s claim that a major competitor used its market dominance to “unfairly smother competition” in the aeronautics maintenance business. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Aerotec International had not produced sufficient evidence to support its claim that Honeywell.
PHOENIX – A judge on Friday ordered 18 disputed votes to be counted in the congressional Republican primary between Christine Jones and Andy Biggs, putting a race divided by a sliver of votes into further disarray. Hours after the ruling, Biggs trumpeted new results on the Maricopa County Recorder’s website that showed his lead climbed.
PHOENIX – A former Somalian refugee’s nearly 30-year journey to become a U.S. citizen will reach a high point when he votes for the first time in November. Starting the journey Mohammed Abdullahi, who now lives in Phoenix, was three-years-old when he fled with his family from his birth country, Somalia. Only his paternal grandmother,.
WASHINGTON – A House committee Thursday gave preliminary approval to a bill that would give Congress greater control over which Native American tribes are granted federal recognition. The bill, co-sponsored by Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Prescott, was approved 23-13 on a largely party-line vote by the House Natural Resources Committee, despite objections from Democrats that the.
PHOENIX – Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona announced Wednesday that it will remain in the Pinal County Affordable Care Act health exchange. Pinal County had faced the possibility of becoming the only U.S. county without an “Obamacare” option in 2017. Blue Cross Blue Shield had planned to pull out of the county at the.
A recent Arizona Republic/Morrison/Cronkite News Poll found Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are in a dead heat with almost a quarter of voters undecided. Are you an undecided voter? If so, Cronkite News wants to hear from you. We also want to know what will influence your decision. The Arizona Republic recently endorsed Clinton, the.
PHOENIX – Despite Arizona’s national reputation as a hardline immigration state, most “likely voters” in the Grand Canyon State oppose deporting all undocumented immigrants in the United States, according to a poll of Arizona registered voters released today. The Arizona Republic/Morrison/Cronkite News Poll also found that a majority of likely voters opposed building a wall.
About 50 percent of Arizona voters favor a ballot measure to legalize recreational marijuana use for Arizona adults 21 and older, according to an Arizona Republic/Morrison/Cronkite News poll of registered voters. Fifty percent of nearly 800 registered Arizona voters who were polled said they would “likely vote” to approve Proposition 205, which will appear on.
Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are neck and neck in the presidential race in Arizona with more than 20 percent of the state’s likely voters undecided, according to an Arizona Republic/Morrison/Cronkite News Poll. In the statewide poll of 704 likely voters, 35.1 percent said they supported Clinton while 33.5 percent said they supported Trump. With.
WASHINGTON – A federal court Friday upheld a Cochise County man’s conviction for failing to register as a sex offender, even though the state’s sex-offender registry law was passed the year after his sexual misconduct conviction. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected David Bernard Clark’s argument that applying a.
WASHINGTON – Fresh off the primary and with just weeks until the general election, Democrat Paul Penzone will kick off his campaign against longtime Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio by meeting and greeting voters this holiday weekend. Penzone is just one of several candidates who will be out at parades and private parties over Labor.
WASHINGTON – A federal appeals court reaffirmed Tucson’s hybrid city election process Friday, rejecting opponents’ claims that it violated the one-person, one-vote principle. The full 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the system for city elections – in which council members are first nominated by party in ward races and then run at-large –.
PHOENIX — Arizona residents will soon be able to drop off out-of-date prescription drugs for safe, easy disposal at 18 Walgreens stores, Gov. Doug Ducey said Friday. People can discard their expired or unused prescription pills at kiosks once the program is rolled out, Ducey said at a news conference. Disposing of pills at such.
WASHINGTON – A federal appeals court ordered a new hearing Thursday for two Mexican men seeking to get back more than $800,000 that U.S. authorities seized in the belief the men were laundering drug money. The ruling by a three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a district court’s dismissal of.
Maricopa County Recorder Helen Purcell’s career, after 27 relatively tranquil years disrupted by one major upheaval, is balancing on a thin blade of a few hundred votes that separate her from a win or a loss. On election night Tuesday, unofficial results showed her 350 votes behind her Republican opponent. Thursday, as more votes were.
PHOENIX – Community activists, including a former Phoenix mayor and Arizona attorney general, believe loopholes in Arizona zoning laws could allow medical-marijuana dispensaries to open too close to schools, homes and religious institutions. “This is not hypothetical,” said former Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon at a news conference. “Variances have already been granted throughout the state.
PHOENIX – Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump returned from a controversial visit to Mexico’s “wonderful wonderful” President Enrique Peña Nieto on Wednesday evening in time to unveil his hardline immigration policy to an enthusiastic crowd gathered in the Phoenix Convention Center. Arizona is friendly to Trump. Pollsters for the website fivethirtyeight.com forecast that Trump has.
PHOENIX – Protesters danced to celebrate Latino culture and chanted about immigration rights Wednesday to defy Donald Trump as he outlined his immigration policy. At moments during the protest, the crowd turned to chants of “Trump is hate,” and “El pueblo unido jamás será vencido,” or “united people will never be defeated.” Maricruz Ramirez, 50,.
PHOENIX – Dressed in a floppy hat and her grandmother’s pearls, Loretta Spencer stood in a line that snaked around two buildings as people waited to get into the Donald Trump rally. She lost her salon business during the Obama presidency and switched from the Democratic to the Republican Party. “My employees couldn’t continue to.
PHOENIX – Ramon Chavez worries that if Donald Trump becomes president, his family, including his autistic brother, will be deported to Mexico. Regardless of what Trump may say Wednesday night about his immigration policy, Chavez is not convinced that the Republican presidential candidate will soften his original plan to implement mass deportation policies. “I am.
WASHINGTON – Arizonans have been relatively stingy with their presidential donations this year, contributing $8.4 million as of August, well off the 2012 pace when residents forked over $21.9 million by the end of the presidential campaign. Despite the gap, experts said there is still time for the numbers to rebound with just 10 weeks.
PHOENIX – Arizona Republicans want John McCain to serve a sixth term as their U.S. senator, handing him a comfortable victory in the Tuesday primary. With 20 percent of the vote reported, McCain held a 53.7 to 36.8 percent lead over challenger Kelli Ward. McCain, who turned 80 on Monday, will face Democrat Ann Kirkpatrick.
WASHINGTON – A day before Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s scheduled “major immigration speech” in Phoenix, immigration advocates on Tuesday were already denouncing any new policy as a likely repackaging of the same “inhumane” policies. Trump’s promise of a Mexican-funded border wall and the deportation of all immigrants here illegally have been signatures of his.
WASHINGTON – A divided federal appeals court Tuesday overturned the assault conviction of a Gila River Indian Community man, saying the tribal court failed to tell him he could get a trial by jury – if he asked. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Fortino Alvarez’s treatment by the.
WASHINGTON – Arizona election officials said that “at no point” was voter registration information “accessed or manipulated” after an attempted hack into the state’s database over the summer. The Arizona Statewide Voter Registration System, which holds personal information on 3.4 million Arizona voters, was shut down for 10 days in June after an FBI warning.
PHOENIX – When poll workers arrived at a high school Tuesday morning to get ready for voters, they encountered two barriers that could have prevented voters from casting their ballot: a locked gate and a pack of dogs. First, a “gentleman” unlocked the gate, according to Ericka Minger, a “poll observer” with Arizona Advocacy Network..
SCOTTSDALE – The Federal Aviation Administration this week released new rules for commercial drone pilots, but one local unmanned aircraft enthusiast said the agency is focused on regulating the wrong group of users. FAA officials expect 600,000 commercial drone aircraft to operate in the U.S. within the year as the result of new safety rules.
PHOENIX – So far, so good. The polls were quiet through most of Tuesday for Arizona’s primary election as voters across the Phoenix area and elsewhere in Arizona cast ballots for their Republican or Democratic choice for Congress, statewide and local offices ranging from the Senate to Maricopa County sheriff. More than 700 polling places.
WASHINGTON – Whatever the final tally in Tuesday’s 2nd Congressional District primary, there’s one other number that Democratic challengers Victoria Steele and Matt Heinz will need to worry about: $2,063,033.42 That’s how much campaign cash incumbent Rep. Martha McSally, R-Tucson, had in the bank, according to her most recent filing with the Federal Election Commission,.
PHOENIX – Mexican immigrant Blanca Lorena Puente loves the United States, so much so that she is applying for citizenship in order to participate in the election process. She is among a group of Arizona Latino immigrants who say they are taking action to fight discrimination by becoming citizens and voting. Puente was one of.
PHOENIX — Republican Sen. Jeff Flake has said he is sticking to his principles and won’t vote for Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton for president. Flake on Friday expressed his often-professed and continuing disappointment in Trump, the Republican nominee, and Clinton, his Democratic opponent, at a Phoenix news conference. When asked who he would vote.
WASHINGTON – Sen. John McCain has spent $6.2 million on his re-election bid and his lead challenger, Kelli Ward, has spent about $1.3 million as they prepare to square off in Tuesday’s Republican primary. But the spending by the two campaigns has almost been matched by independent political action committees, which have spent almost $7.4.
WASHINGTON – The Pentagon’s attempt to retire the A-10 fighter jet was based on insufficient information that did not fully consider vulnerabilities that could come from the loss of the “Warthog,” the Government Accountability Office said. The GAO report, released Wednesday, also said that because of shortcomings in its evaluation process, the Air Force “cannot.
GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK – Liliana Spurlock knew she wanted to be a U.S. citizen since the first moment she stepped on American soil 13 years ago. The 43-year-old, originally from Colombia, was one of 15 men and women who now call Arizona home and took oaths of citizenship Thursday morning at the Grand Canyon..
WASHINGTON – Republican congressional hopefuls in Arizona’s 1st District have raised more than $3.3 million ahead of Tuesday’s primary, already surpassing the $2.4 million that GOP candidates in the district raised for all of 2014. Analysts attribute the relatively high funding to the large number of Republicans – seven candidates at one point – scrambling.
PHOENIX — Politicians and voting rights advocates continue to clash over whether photo ID and other voting requirements are needed to prevent voter fraud, but a News21 analysis and recent court rulings show little evidence that such fraud is widespread. A News21 analysis four years ago of 2,068 alleged election-fraud cases in 50 states found.
WASHINGTON – An independent political action committee has spent more than $280,000 since Aug. 1 in Arizona’s 4th Congressional District in an effort to unseat three-term Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Prescott, in next week’s primary election. The Right Way SuperPAC has spent a total of $281,025.94 as of Monday, the bulk of which has been in.
When Americans vote for president in November, many of the 1.4 million active-duty U.S. military personnel stationed or deployed overseas will not know whether their absentee ballots have reached their home states to be counted. And the federal Election Assistance Commission, charged with monitoring their votes, may not know either. Under the Help America Vote.
SAN JUAN COUNTY, Utah – Terry Whitehat remembers gathering at the community hall in Navajo Mountain each election day, where Navajo Nation members in this remote Utah community would cast their ballots. The tribal members would catch up with friends and family and eat food under the cottonwood trees in the parking lot. So when.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Andrea Montes turns 18 just weeks before the November election, and the Wisconsin resident plans to vote for the first time. She said she had always planned to exercise that right, but an incident in April made it clear just how important it was to cast her ballot. Montes was playing in.
When Daniel Magos first learned Friday that a judge referred Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for criminal contempt of court prosecution, he felt a flood of relief and elation. And then he wept. Magos, 71, is a plaintiff in an ongoing class action civil rights federal lawsuit in which Arpaio.
CINCINNATI – With the presidential election less than three months away, millions of Americans will be navigating new requirements for voting – if they can vote at all – as state leaders implement dozens of new restrictions that could make it more difficult to cast a ballot. Since the last presidential election in 2012, politicians.
The national election has addressed issues like immigration, the economy, infrastructure, energy and national security. In Arizona, the ballot may include measures relating to marijuana, the minimum wage and more. As November approaches, Cronkite News wants to make sure we’re covering the issues that matter to Arizonans. How will your community be affected? What makes.
MESA — When Susan Monroe, then a 32-year-old single mother, considered applying for a deputy position with the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, she spoke with her children about the risks. “The one thing [my son] asked me was ‘What if you get shot?’” she said. “And I told him … it’s part of my job.
WASHINGTON – The last book Khizr Khan sent his son Humayun, an Army captain who was killed in a 2004 car bombing in Iraq, was Sen. John McCain’s “Why Courage Matters.” Khan said he has long respected the Arizona Republican, and that one of his last conversations with his son had been about the book.
WASHINGTON – When Carlos Andres Maciel told police in Yuma County, before being advised of his Miranda rights, that he had broken into a church, officers were free to use that confession against him, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled late last month. What Maciel did during that 2011 stop – talking to officers when he.
PHOENIX — When one of Sen. John McCain’s campaign rivals stages an event, the Arizona Republican uses Snapchat GeoFilters to digitally advertise “Vote McCain” in the area. His opponent in the GOP primary, Kelli Ward, has galvanized hashtags and six second videos to get her point across. And interns for Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick, the Democratic.
Matthew Shuman looks forward to voting for Donald Trump this fall and said he agrees with the Republican Party on most everything, including its policies on national security, gun rights and economic liberalism. Most everything. Shuman, who shuttles between Scottsdale and Washington, D.C, where he works on veterans’ issues, is an openly gay member of.
When Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton opens a campaign office in Tucson Saturday, some of the Hernandez siblings will be there – just as one or the other of them has been on hand, pretty much since Clinton first ran for president eight years ago. The three siblings, all of whom were delegates at the.
WASHINGTON – A federal appeals court ruled Friday that the former Williams water superintendent can sue the city for violating his First Amendment rights by firing him in what he said was retaliation for an age-discrimination complaint. A divided panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said that Ronnie Stilwell’s free-speech suit was.
WASHINGTON — Veterans rallied outside Sen. John McCain’s Capitol Hill office Thursday demanding that the Arizona Republican rescind his endorsement of GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump in light of Trump’s comments about veterans and Muslims. “I am a Muslim American veteran and I am also an Arizona constituent of Sen. John McCain,” said Nate Terani,.
WASHINGTON – The war of words between Donald Trump and Gold Star father Khizr Khan echoed among the Muslim groups for and against the GOP presidential nominee this week, with each side seemingly becoming more entrenched in its position. Khan made headlines when he took the stage at the Democratic National Convention last week and.
PHOENIX — Mike Pence joined with Arizona Republicans on Tuesday night to defend the message and character of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. In an address to a crowd of about 1,000 at the Phoenix Convention Center, the Republican vice presidential nominee called Trump a “fighter” and “independent spirit” that could only originate in America.
WASHINGTON – Police departments in Phoenix, Mesa and Tucson fell short in a new report that rated departments for policies that ensure that body cameras are a “tool for accountability, not a tool for surveillance” by agencies. The report released Tuesday by the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights scored 50 major police departments.
U.S. Military veterans have been at the center of several aspects of the platforms in the campaigns of Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton. Now Cronkite News wants to know how the campaign has touched your community. How do you feel about Trump’s conflict with the family of a fallen U.S. Soldier Capt. Humayun.
Cronkite News asked Arizona Democratic and Republican delegates whether their conventions strengthened their parties. They sent us an audio clip of their thoughts. Delegates from the Republican Party: Republican delegates Debbie Lesko, Lori Klein and Diane Ortiz-Parsons agreed that the RNC unified the party. However, Jarrod White said the convention actually divided the party. Delegates.
PHOENIX — Hillary Clinton is alternately revered and reviled, similar to Donald Trump, her Republican opponent for president. Here is what some Arizona residents – Democrats, Independents and others with no political party affiliation – had to say about the woman seeking to become the next U.S. president. The verbatim comments, in response to a.
PHOENIX — He’s a businessman who is better for American politics. He’s self-centered and unscrupulous. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, like his Democratic counterpart Hillary Clinton, spurs strong feelings from supporters and opponents. Here’s what some Arizona Republicans, Independents and those non-affiliated with a party had to say about the man who may become the.
WASHINGTON – GOP Senate candidate Alex Meluskey suspended his campaign Monday, leaving former state Sen. Kelli Ward a clear field for a direct challenge to five-term Sen. John McCain in the primary. Ward, who represented Lake Havasu City in the state Senate, said Meluskey’s withdrawal improves her odds of beating McCain in a race she.
Cronkite News reported on the Republican and Democratic national political conventions with audience in mind from the start. As part of our multi-platform coverage, the engagement team at the Cronkite Public Insight Network Bureau reached out to Arizona delegates who opted in to receive text messages. This allowed us to capture the experience through their.
Sen. John McCain on Monday released a lengthy statement condemning GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump’s reaction to the criticism he received by the immigrant family of a Muslim U.S. soldier who died in battle. McCain and several other GOP leaders have issued statements criticizing Trump’s reaction. Khizr Khan delivered an emotional speech during the Democratic.
PHILADELPHIA – Belen Sisa and Ellie Perez are both politically active, both beneficiaries of the Obama administration’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals – and both were pages for the Arizona delegation to the Democratic National Convention, the first DREAMers in the state to hold the job. Even though they were working at the convention that.
PHILADELPHIA – Tucson resident Joseline Mata, a Hillary Clinton delegate from the beginning, was crying in the stands of the Democratic National Convention Thursday as Clinton accepted the party’s nomination, the first woman in history to do so. “It was amazing,” Mata said. “Every single issue that she touched on is important to me and.
PHILADELPHIA – The normally placid breakfast meetings of Arizona’s delegates to the Democratic National Convention turned into a lively discussion of the Black Lives Matter movement Thursday, one day after Tempe police shot a black suspect during a robbery. Ahwatukee delegate M. Lisa Scinto said she was not trying hijack the meeting, but that delegates.
Now that both the Republican and Democratic national conventions have come to a close, both parties have officially selected their presidential candidates for the 2016 race: Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton. Now Cronkite News wants to know what impact the two conventions had on you and your vote this November. Which convention did.
PHILADELPHIA – For a sense of how effective Rep. Ruben Gallego was in his speech to the Democratic National Convention, look no further than Arizona delegate Michael Gordy. Gordy, a staunch supporter of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, said Gallego’s speech opened his eyes to reasons to get behind Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton now that Sanders.
PHILADELPHIA – Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords veered from her usual theme against gun violence to add her endorsement of presidential nominee Hillary Clinton in an address to the Democratic National Convention that one Arizona lawmaker called “very, very emotional.” “She will fight to make our families safer. In the White House, she will stand up.
WASHINGTON – Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump raised three times as much money from Arizona contributors in June as his total fundraising in the state in the preceding year, according to the latest reports from the Federal Election Commission. Trump brought in more than $340,000 from the state in June, after it became clear that.
PHILADELPHIA – Fresh off the history-making nomination of Hillary Clinton, the first female presidential nominee for a major U.S. party, Arizona Democrats said they think the historically Republican state could turn blue – or at least purple – this fall. “I think that Arizona is ready for a big transition back to the Democrats,” said.
At the Republican National Convention in Cleveland last week, Donald Trump was officially declared the Republican nominee for president. Cronkite News heard from the delegates on why they took the job, Republicans they missed and the state of the party. Now Cronkite News wants to hear from Arizona Republicans and unaffiliated voters about your perspectives.
PHILADELPHIA – Arizona native Jason Hurst came to Philadelphia with a message for Democrats on the night they were expected to formally nominate Hillary Clinton for president: “I can’t stomach the thought of even voting for Clinton.” Hurst was among the hundreds of “Bernie or Bust” protesters out Tuesday – supporters of Vermont Sen. Bernie.
PHILADELPHIA – Former Tucson Rep. Gabrielle Giffords walked onto the stage unassisted and smiling Tuesday and exhorted a crowd at a gun-control rally in a park here to have the “courage to do what’s right” to pass “responsible” gun reform. Giffords, who survived an assassination attempt in 2011 that left her which left her severely.
PHILADELPHIA – A divided Arizona delegation cast 51 of its 85 convention votes for Hillary Clinton as she wrapped up the Democratic presidential nomination Tuesday after a surprisingly tough, and sometimes bitter, battle with Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. The battle was still bitter for some Sanders supporters, who traded chants with Clinton delegates on the.
WASHINGTON – When Bernie Sanders announced his endorsement of presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton earlier this month, Phoenix Sanders supporter Susan Martin turned to what she believed was the only other option: the Green Party. “I filled out the form at work to change to the Green Party,” Martin said. “Jill (Stein, the Green Party.
What’s happening at the Democratic National Convention that Arizonans wouldn’t know by watching from home? We connected with Arizona Democratic delegates in Philadelphia through text to ask them about their behind-the-scene perspectives of the convention. Here is what they said: (Photo by Kelsey DeGideo/Cronkite News) This story was inspired by contributions from our readers, viewers.
PHOENIX — KidsCare returned to Arizona on Tuesday after a more than five-year absence and advocates expect to sign up more than 30,000 children for access to free or affordable medical, dental and vision care by the end of the year. “Insurance is more than just a card, it really represents having access to care,”.
We asked Arizona Democrats in Philadelphia, “Are you noticing a ‘Bernie effect’ on the Democratic Party platform?” Bernie Sanders told his supporters Monday to unite behind presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. But some Arizona delegates who responded to us via text message said the Vermont senator is still having an impact on the party..
PHILADELPHIA – Sanders delegate Mikel Weisser was not surprised that leaked emails showed the Democratic National Committee apparently scheming to support Sanders’ rival, Hillary Clinton, in the Democratic primary that culminates with Clinton’s nomination here this week. Weisser said he’s too cynical for that. But Weisser also said he hoped the revelation could work to.
PHILADELPHIA – Rep. Raul Grijalva, one of the earliest congressional supporters of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign, took the stage at the Democratic National Convention to say he is throwing support behind likely nominee Hillary Clinton. “I’m proud to be – very proud to be – part of a movement that’s going to beat.
We have connected with Arizona delegates through text messaging as a part of the Cronkite News Democratic National Convention coverage. We asked Arizona Democrats in Philadelphia why they decided to become delegates. This is what they had to say. Click here to see responses from Arizona’s Republican delegates.
PHILADELPHIA – Edward Manuel ticks off the issues – water shortages, federal approval of mining projects, allocation of scarce resources – all decisions made with what he thinks is insufficient input from the nation’s tribes. That’s why Manuel, the chairman of the Tohono O’odham Nation, joined scores of tribal leaders who called on the next.
PHOENIX— Several Arizona Republican delegates said the Democratic National Committee email leak is an opportunity to sway millennials and independent voters toward the Republican ticket in November. Delegates returning from last week’s Republican convention that included scandals and the political coronation of Donald Trump as the presidential nominee shared their relief to have “the heat.
PHILADELPHIA – Cheers from a packed room of Bernie Sanders’ followers turned to boos Monday, as the Vermont senator renewed his endorsement of his rival for the Democratic presidential nomination, Hillary Clinton, and urged them to do the same. Sanders, speaking to a ballroom full of his delegates, said that supporting Clinton was the Democrats’.
After weeks of speculation, Hillary Clinton, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, announced her selection of Sen. Tim Kaine, a Democrat from Virginia, as her running mate. Cronkite News wants to know what Arizonans think about Clinton’s pick. Would you approve of Kaine as vice president? Has his inclusion on the Democratic ticket changed the way.
PHOENIX- At the age of 37, Jeanne Lunn was getting ready to leave town on a work trip when she started feeling chest pain. At first she thought it was indigestion, but by the end of the night she was in the operating room with heart failure. “I was living in a dream world, that.
PHOENIX — Hundreds of Arizonans applied to be delegates to the Democratic National Convention this year, but only 100 people will actually attend. For Philadelphia 2016, Arizona will send a delegation that includes young up-and-comers, immigrants, a 102-year-old woman and two sisters, among others. The Arizona Democratic Party has a very intricate way of choosing.
CLEVELAND – Donald Trump closed out a bumpy Republican National Convention Thursday, officially accepting the party’s presidential nomination in a rousing speech that reiterated campaign themes of bringing law and order and prosperity to the country. The hourlong speech brought delegates in the packed Quicken Loans arena to their feet chanting “Trump” thunderously as the.
At the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Republican nominee Donald Trump promised to “lead the country back to safety, prosperity and peace” and “restore law and order.” It also saw charges of plagiarism against potential first lady Melania Trump, a defiant non-endorsement by former Republican candidate Ted Cruz and an address from actor Scott Baio..
In advance of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Cronkite News reporters reached out to every member of the Arizona delegation to learn more about the people who will represent the state’s Democrats. The directory below includes information shared by delegates and data released by the Arizona Democratic Party. Use the drop-down menus to learn.
CLEVELAND – Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio was awarded a prime speaking slot at the final day of the Republican National Convention on Thursday, delivering a speech with familiar themes of stopping illegal immigration and protecting law enforcement. Arpaio, an early and avid supporter of billionaire businessman Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, spoke to the convention,.
CLEVELAND – When Arizona delegates to the Republican National Convention were asked Thursday how many would not vote for Sen. John McCain in next month’s primary, more than half of their hands went up. The question stunned veteran pollster Frank Luntz, who had asked it as part of a presentation on the last day of.
CLEVELAND – Republican pollster Frank Luntz told Arizona delegates Thursday that the Grand Old Party needs to focus less on the “old” if it hopes to remain relevant in the future. Luntz, speaking at a delegation breakfast on the last day of the Republican National Convention, said the party’s problems range from its inability to.
Is the GOP at a historic crossroads? Why or why not? Those are the questions we put to Arizona delegates to the Republican National Convention Wednesday via text message. The prompt was inspired by Phoenician Lisa Reinhardt, who responded to a Public Insight Network questionnaire asking Arizonans what they would like to hear from convention.
CLEVELAND – Despite his previous attacks on Mexicans, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump still has a chance to “close the sale” with Hispanic voters as the general election approaches, the leader of a Latino organization said Wednesday. Hector Barreto, the chairman of the Latino Coalition, made the remarks at the release of a coalition poll.
CLEVELAND – For Buckeye resident Ernesto Lopez, the border wall promised by Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is disturbing enough that he was willing to drive from Arizona to Cleveland to be part of a protest against it. “I drove out here … with a couple of people from Phoenix exclusively for this action and.
CLEVELAND – Donald Trump loves many things, including Arizona and its eponymous iced tea. But just like that tea is not brewed in Arizona, this Trump is not the Donald. Eric Jackman is a Trump impersonator who has drawn swarms of both Trump devotees and detractors while sauntering down the bustling streets of Cleveland during.
CLEVELAND – The only Arizona congressional Republican to show up at the party’s national convention this year defended his absent colleagues Wednesday, calling it a busy time of year for officeholders facing re-election this fall. The comments from Rep. Trent Franks, R-Glendale, came after an appearance before the state’s Republican convention delegates in which he.