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Arizona police sign on to White House plan to cut jail populations

WASHINGTON - Pima County Sheriff Chris Nanos is convinced that his department might have prevented the 2011 shooting of then-Rep. Gabby Giffords if it had the mental health resources it does now.

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Arizona Democrats: Does Hillary Clinton represent you?

Cronkite News wants to hear from Arizona Democrats about your perspectives on the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.


Sanders’ campaign got more money, more donors, fewer votes in Arizona

WASHINGTON - Sen. Bernie Sanders' web-driven, grass-roots campaign had close to three times as many contributions from Arizonans and brought in about $123,000 more than Hillary Clinton, out of the $3 million Democratic presidential hopefuls raised in the state.


Gallego, advocates renew calls for stricter gun-control measures

WASHINGTON - Rep. Ruben Gallego, D-Phoenix, joined Arizona gun-control advocates on a conference call Wednesday to again call for stricter gun laws in the wake of the deadly mass shooting at an Orlando nightclub.


Voting rights advocates condemn March election as voter suppression, urge restoration of federal oversight

Phoenix — Voting rights advocates Wednesday said the March presidential preference election amounted to voter suppression and proposed renewing federal election standards to protect voters.


Arizonans gave Trump their votes but not their dollars – yet

WASHINGTON - He may have received close to half the primary votes in the state, but presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump got just 3 percent of the money Arizonans gave to 2016 Republican presidential campaigns, according to the latest campaign finance numbers.


War of words: Senate panel debates use of ‘radical Islam’ in war on terror

WASHINGTON - Refusing to use terms like "radical Islam" in the fight against terror is giving in to what ISIS, al-Qaeda and other terrorist groups want, a Valley resident told a Senate panel Tuesday.


Attorney General Loretta Lynch praises Phoenix police training

PHOENIX - U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch Tuesday praised Phoenix police training to reduce use of force, saying it is a model for departments across the country.

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Arizona advocates react as court overturns Texas abortion restrictions

WASHINGTON - Arizona pro-choice advocates hailed Monday's ruling by the Supreme Court that said Texas' restrictions on abortion clinics are unconstitutional, calling the decision a "significant victory for women in Arizona."


Political conventions: What do you want to know?

Thousands from all over the country are filling Cleveland and Philadelphia to watch the national political conventions. Cronkite News is there cover the news that matters to you.



The Trump wall, Brexit and Arizona trade relations: What Mexico’s top diplomat has to say

PHOENIX – Global competition, trade agreements and the budding economic relationship between Arizona and Mexico were on the agenda this week at the annual conference of the Arizona-Mexico Commission. Claudia Ruiz Massieu, the Mexico Secretary of Foreign Affairs, discussed how she feels about Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey, the impact of a proposed wall along the Mexico border and whether the Brexit vote in England to leave the European Union affects Mexico’s economic fortunes.

Claudia Ruiz Massieu, Secretary of Foreign Affairs for Mexico, greets crowd members in Phoenix at “Construye En Tu Tierra”, a new housing initiative between Sonora and Arizona. (Photo by Socorro Carrillo/Cronkite News)

‘You are not alone’: Vigils shine light on Orlando shooting victims, others lost to violence

MESA — A young man with a face full of sorrow walks before more than 300 friends and strangers, clutching candles that shine in the night sky.