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Judge rules 18 votes to be counted in tight congressional primary

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.


A former refugee will vote for the first time as U.S. citizen

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.


House panel OKs bill to change how tribes get federal recognition

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.


Pinal County dodges health care void as Blue Cross steps in to offer ‘Obamacare’ coverage

PHOENIX – Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona announced Wednesday that it will remain in the Pinal County Affordable Care Act health exchange.

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Poll: Thumbs down on border wall, deportation and Arpaio

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 along the U.S.-Mexico border and harbor an “unfavorable” or “very unfavorable” opinion of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.


Poll: About half of voters favor making marijuana use legal for adults

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.


Arizona poll: Clinton, Trump in dead heat with almost a quarter of voters undecided

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. [su_pullquote align="right"]

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Court rejects Cochise County man’s challenge of sex-offender registry

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.


Arizona candidates kick off general election with Labor Day stumping

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.


Tucson’s hybrid city election system survives legal challenge

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.


Arizonans can soon drop off expired drugs at 18 Walgreens kiosks

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.