President Donald Trump gives a thumb-up to supporters before his speech Friday at the Conservative Political Action Conference. The speech hit familiar themes, which was just fine with the enthusiastic audience. (Photo by Kevin Lamarque/Reuters)

Trump message the same, but Arizona conservatives still like hearing it

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey at the Conservative Political Action Committee outside Washington joined other governors who said that states need to be the laboratories of government, not the feds. (Photo by Ziyi Zeng/Cronkite News)

Ducey, other governors hope feds cede power to states under Trump

U.S. Rep. Martha McSally answered questions about Planned Parenthood, Obamacare and transgender rights. (Photo by Charlie Clark/Cronkite News)

McSally faces tense crowd at town hall near Tucson


Rep. Raúl Grijalva hosts community discussion to ‘interject humanity’ into immigration debate

Rep. Martha McSally, R-Tucson, welcomed the Air Force decision to keep the A-10 flying, but has concerns about the ability of the F-35 to replace the “Warthog” in close-air support roles.

McSally, critics hold dueling town halls, amid claim GOP dodges voters

Students in this Phoenix Coding Academy history class are searching the web for current events. The academy specializes in computer science. (Photo by Christopher Silavong/Cronkite News)

Legislator wants to add computer coding to Arizona’s public and charter schools

Legislation has been proposed to ban the use of tanning beds by minors. Indoor devices, much like the one pictured here, would be prohibited for those 18 and younger. (Photo by Lexi Hart/Cronkite News)

Bill to ban tanning for minors passes Arizona House, now in Senate

Technology allows students and educators to communicate outside of school on online and social media platforms. Those communications are usually fine but can occasionally cross the line, experts say. (Photo Illustration by Tea Francesca Price and Lexi Hart/Cronkite News)

From classroom to chatroom: how teachers risk crossing the line with students

Arizona Secretary of State Michele Reagan said she had to learn a lot in a hurry during a hectic 2016 election year, but had pointers for other elections officials. (Photo by Anthony Marroquin/Cronkite News)

Reagan hopes other election officials learn from her tumultuous year

Viri Hernandez said voting rights advocates have been pushing for years in Arizona with little gain. But Hernandez, director of the Arizona Center for Leadership, sees reason to be hopeful for the future. (Photo by Ziyi Zeng/Cronkite News)

Arizona voting rights advocates see little change, but hope for future

People filled an Arizona Senate health and human services committee meeting, listening to Julia Jones explain why she opposed a bill protecting health-care providers dealing with patients’ end-of-life choices. (Photo by Saundra Wilson/Cronkite News)

Bill raises questions about delicate balance of doctor and patient rights near life’s end

As part of a driver’s education class at Mountain View High School, Mesa police officer Ryan Lovell shows students mock traffic stops. The  reinactments are meant to teach students the do’s and don’ts of traffic stops. (Photo by Blake Hemmel/Cronkite News)

New questions on Arizona driver’s test promote safety at traffic stops

Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas, flanked by fellow Democrats, speaks after a closed-door meeting with ICE Acting Director Thomas Homan on recent actions that ICE said is business as usual, but critics fear is a return to immigration raids. (Photo by Joseph Guzman/Cronkite News)

Democrats leave ICE meeting convinced arrests a taste of what’s to come

Homeless Hope

Report cites prevalence of faith-based groups in homeless fight

ACA Arizona

As Obamacare winds down, so does enrollment for Arizona, nation

President Donald Trump said Friday he is confident he will win his fight to impose a temporary travel ban on refugees, despite two federal courts that have now moved to block its implementation. (Photo courtesy the White House)

Trump voters express support for president’s early actions

Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye said tribal nations have made gains in their dealings with the federal government but still have to seek permission too often for what they should control. (Photo by Anthony Marroquin/Cronkite News)

State of Indian Nations: Hopeful, but cautious, as Trump replaces Obama

Kingman, Arizona is on Route 66 in Mohave County, Arizona, where nearly 74 percent of the vote went to Donald Trump. (Photo by Lily Altavena/Cronkite News)

Mohave County Trump voters positive about president’s first three weeks

President Donald Trump said Friday he is confident he will win his fight to impose a temporary travel ban on refugees, despite two federal courts that have now moved to block its implementation. (Photo courtesy the White House)

Trump won’t say where or how, but vows fight to reinstate travel ban

LOVE sculpture

Scottsdale develops master plan for future uses of Civic Center Mall

U.S.Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly toured the U.S.-Mexico border with Gov. Doug Ducey in Nogales, Arizona Thursday. (Sophia Kunthara/Cronkite News)

Emotions run high as Gov. Ducey, Homeland Security Sec. John Kelly tour Arizona border

The Eden Fire occurred in July 2016 and killed one man in Northern Arizona. Emergency alert systems are aimed at preventing fatalities in fires and other emergencies.

Maricopa County develops plan to provide information to hearing impaired during emergencies

Family and friends of Joseph Thomas Smith gathered in front of the state Capitol in support of Senate Bill 1054, also known as “Joe’s Law.” Smith was killed in an accident June 2016, three weeks after graduating from Horizon High School. (Photo by  Joe Constantin/Cronkite News)

Phoenix parents fight for passage of ‘Joe’s Law’ to test drivers for drugs, alcohol

Christie Willis, 33, said bringing her four-month-old daughter SaNyah to her office at the Arizona Deparment of Economic Security hasn’t affected her productivity.  (Photo by Saundra Wilson/Cronkite News)

These state employees can bring their babies to work

Flake Gorsuch

After meeting, Flake even more committed to Gorsuch nomination

FEMA Navajo

Tribes say feds gave them run-around, not aid, after Gold King spill

Dr. Moneeesh Bhow and Mathena Jones work in the emergency room at Banner-University Medical Center Phoenix. Since 1995, about 20 percent of all new jobs in Arizona came from the health care sector, according to a new report by an Arizona State University professor. (Photo by Johanna Huckeba/Cronkite News)

ASU professor predicts ‘Obamacare’ repeal could send state into health care recession

Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly listens to House lawmakers' concerns about President Donald Trump’s executive orders on border security and on limiting travel to the U.S. from certain countries. (Photo by Andres Guerra Luz/Cronkite News)

Kelly vows to get local input as feds seek way to close southern border

Protestors assemble outside Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake’s office in the wake of Pres. Trump’s executive orders on February 7, 2017 in central Phoenix. (Photo by Taryn Martin/Cronkite News).

Protesters gather outside Flake’s office to oppose Trump, DeVos

House Bill 2134, if passed, would allow children to carry and apply sunscreen on school grounds.(Photo by Josh Orcutt/Cronkite News)

Proposed Arizona law would allow students to apply sunscreen at school

Yuma County Sheriff Leon Wilmot said the wall that went up in his county along the border with Mexico has worked well. (Photo by Tyler Fingert/Cronkite News)

Border sheriff, businessman take different sides on border wall debate


Feds face Trump hiring freeze, with hundreds of Arizona jobs vacant

Rep. Trent Franks, R-Glendale, left, and other pro-life members of Congress at a Capitol Hill news conference where they renewed calls to defund Planned Parenthood. (Photo by Kendra Penningroth/Cronkite News)

Franks, other lawmakers renew call to defund Planned Parenthood

Trump supporters wave signs during his June 18 rally. (Photo by Selena Makrides/Cronkite News)

Trump voters: Share your perspective on the president

President Donald Trump introduces Circuit Judge Neil Gorsuch, left, whom he has nominated to a vacant seat on the Supreme Court. Trump had promised during teh campaign to name a judge in line with the conservative approach of the late Justice Antonin Scalia. (Photo by Carlos Barria/Reuters)

Gorsuch pick for Supreme Court praised, panned by Arizona lawmakers

Cathy Chase of the Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety said Arizona was "one of the worst states" for highway safety laws in the annual report card put out by her group. (Photo by Joseph Guzman/Cronkite News)

National report card ranks state among worst for highway safety laws

Mesa Fire and Medical Department firefighters cut out the windows of a Gulfstream Jet during a training exercise. (Photo by Alyssa Hesketh/Cronkite News)

Mesa firefighters saw through jet in training exercise

Vice President Mike Pence, left, and Defense Secretary James Mattis look on Friday as President Donald Trump signs an executive order suspending refugee admissions to the U.S. (Photo by Carlos Barria/Reuters)

Arizona lawmakers split on Trump order halting refugee admissions

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Arizona representatives react to Trump’s executive order and travel ban

Lena Arkawi, a spokeswoman for American Relief Coalition for Syria, worries about the possible social and economic impacts of President Donald Trump’s ban on refugees. (Photo by Anthony Marroquin/Cronkite News)

Trump bars refugees to U.S. for 120 days, bars Syrians indefinitely


March for Life crowd younger, optimistic for pro-life gains under Trump

(Photo by Kurt:S via Creative Commons)

Tempe passes ordinance regulating electric bicycles

A ballot box at the Maricopa County Recorder's Office contains ballots from early voters in the 2016 general election. (Photo by Sean Pepper/Cronkite News)

Election officials: If there was vote fraud, it wasn’t in Arizona

The U.S.-Mexico border wall in Nogales, Arizona, on January 25, 2017. (Photo by Taylor Rearick/Cronkite News)

Nogales wary about executive order to start building border wall

Rep. Trent Franks, R-Glendale, is optimistic about the chances for his "born-alive" abortion bill, which has failed twice but now faces a GOP Congress and White House. With him is Sen. James Lankford, R-Oklahoma. (Photo by Joseph Guzman/Cronkite News)

Franks hopeful for ‘born alive’ abortion bill with Trump in White House

Dawn Whittington fills out a survey during the Point-in-Time homeless count on Tuesday. (Photo by Tynin Fries/Cronkite News)

Hundreds of volunteers help document homeless during annual street count


Tribes eye Trump: Some welcoming, some wary of new administration

Tucson resident Greg Shimn displays his signed Make America Great Again hat, a common sight among the thousands who turned out on the National Mall for President Donald Trump's swearing-in. (Photo by Kendra Penningroth/Cronkite News)

Amid sea of MAGA hats, Arizonans relish moment of Trump inauguration

Rep. Raul Grijalva, D-Tucson, hosted a ‘listening session’ to discuss what the future of Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security might look like under a Trump administration, in Tuscon, Arizona, on Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. (Photo by Johanna Huckeba/Cronkite News)

Inauguration speech disappoints Grijalva, who watches from Tucson

Guard Grub

Arizona Guard members wield ladles and spatulas for inaugural security

Tickets for one of the standing areas on the West Front of the Capitol to witness President-elect Donald Trump's swearing-in Friday. (Photo by Tyler Fingert/Cronkite News)

Hill offices juggle high demand, scant supply of inaugural tickets

This area in front of the Capitol will be packed with thousands Friday for the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump - an event a number of Democratic lawmakers say they will not attend. (Photo by Anthony Marroquin/Cronkite News)

Grijalva, Gallego join other Democrats boycotting Trump’s inauguration

Mesa Mayor John Giles, speaking at a conference of mayors in Washington, D.C., said his city's efforts to help homeless veterans have brought it close to 'functional zero' for the number of vets in need. (Photo by Joseph Guzman/Cronkite News)

Giles says veteran homelessness in Mesa nears ‘functional zero’

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey gives his State of the State speech in the House of Representatives building at the state Capitol in Phoenix. (Photo by Josh Orcutt/Cronkite News)

Gov. Ducey pushes to require drug-addiction training for doctors

Newscast legal beat

December 30, 2016: Legal Special

Republican presidential nominee acknowledges supporters during a rally in Phoenix on Oct. 29, just days before the 2016 election. (a href="" target="_blank">Photo by Gage Skidmore/Creative Commons)

Three men and a maybe: Can ex-foes Trump and McCain, Flake get along?

While there are federal laws concerning gun-free zones in schools, many states and local boards have their own laws and policies. Arizona school officials leave the decision to local boards. (Photo by Marcus Quigmire/Creative Commons)

Trump talk of eliminating gun-free schools a long shot, experts say

Audience members wave flags from the National Mall during the 57th Presidential Inauguration in Washington, Jan. 21, 2013. More than 700 thousand people made their way to the National Mall for the day's events. For centuries, Marines and other service members have supported the inaugural events. This year, more than 180 Marines from Marine Barracks Washington marched in the Inaugural Parade behind The President’s Own band. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Mark Fayloga)

Trump’s inauguration: What do you expect?

Newscast Legal beat

December 20, 2016: Legal Special

Safe Bet

Experts: Call for Electoral College revolt unlikely to be heeded in state

Rep. Matt Salmon, R-Mesa, talks about his time in Washington and what he is looking for in his next job at Arizona State University. (Photo by Claire Caulfield/Cronkite News)

Salmon leaves Washington – for a second time – with no regrets

Newscast legal beat

December 9, 2016: Legal Special

Former Maryland Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, now a freshman member of Congress, strikes a pose before selecting his number in the office lottery. (Photo by Claire Caulfield/Cronkite News)

Before the perks, the pick: Freshmen hope, plot in Hill office lottery

Democratic leadership election on Capitol Hill in  Washington

Some Arizona Democrats balk as Pelosi re-elected minority leader

An apartment building in Miami, Arizona has an anti-Hillary Clinton message scrawled on it on Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016. Although Globe-Miami residents said the area has traditionally been liberal, some are hoping to see an increase in bipartisan politics under a Donald Trump presidency. (Photo by Joshua Bowling/Cronkite News)

In Gila County’s political divide, Democrats and Republicans coexist

Phoenix lights at night (Photo by Hannah Dickens/Cronkite News)

How has the 2016 election affected you?

Political mascots engage in civil conversation during Thanksgiving dinner. (Illustration by Roman Russo/Cronkite News)

Arizona voters on the future after Election 2016

A panel of pollsters, educators and politicians discuss how Democrats and Republicans can gauge independent voters’ habits. (Photo by David Caltabiano/Cronkite News)

Election rejection: independent voters don’t feel respected, but can’t be ignored

Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Arizona, said lifting a House ban on budget earmarks is like “feeding pork to the alligators” at a time when voters want to “drain the swamp” in Washington. (Photo by Claire Caulfield/Cronkite News)

House Republicans balk at proposal to ease ban on budget earmarks

Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, chided Sen. Jon Tester, D-Montana, for his opposition to school choice for tribal youth, calling “shame on you” for the position. (Photo by Claire Caulfield/Cronkite News)

McCain warns against Russian overtures, a day after Trump, Putin talk

Rep. Trent Franks, R-Glendale, said the House Republican Caucus’ unanimous re-election of its leadership team reflected the success of the 2016 campaign. (Photo by Jessica Suerth/Cronkite News)

Democrats delay, as House GOP keeps leaders after historic elections

Arizona Republican Party Chairman Robert Graham doesn’t think there’s a controversy behind Melania Trump’s speech to the national convention. (Photo by Krandall Brantley/Cronkite News)

As Trump builds team in New York, door may open for Arizona official

Civics Lessened

Rare sighting: President-elect Donald Trump wins electoral votes, may lose popular vote

Newly elected Arizona Reps. Andy Biggs, R-Gilbert, and Tom O’Halleran, D-Sedona, were among 54 freshmen House members learning the ropes of Congress during orientation sessions this week. (Photo by Claire Caulfield/Cronkite News)

Housewarming: Biggs, O’Halleran join freshmen in Capitol orientation

This was not the first election where polls got it wrong, as this 1948 photo of President Harry Truman’s re-election shows. But large numbers of polls were off the mark this year. (Photo courtesy Internet Archives Blog)

Poll attacks: Experts review what went wrong in presidential polling

Photo taken by Wikipedia Commons

Share your reaction to the presidential election results


Donald Trump elected the 45th president of the United States

A volunteer fields Election Day calls at the Voting Rights Project run by the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, which tries to address problems at polling places. (Photo by Dillion Eddie/Cronkite News_

Election Day polling place problems, yes; intimidation, not so much

Arizona Senate President Andy Biggs speaks at the Arizona Republican Party Election Night party at the Hyatt Regency Phoenix. Biggs is running for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. (Photo by Kia Murphy/Cronkite News)

O’Halleran, Biggs win new AZ Congressional seats


Arizonans reluctant to open wallets for Trump, Clinton campaigns

People vote at voting booths

Election Day FAQ: Answers to Arizona’s questions about voting

Director of Elections, Information Systems Garrett Archer, of the Secretary of State’s office speaking about the millennial vote in the election. (Photo by Kia Murphy/Cronkite News)

Millennial turnout on Election Day still in question

People line up to vote outside the Salvation Army’s Citadel Corps polling place in downtown Phoenix on Tuesday, March 22. (Miguel Otárola/Cronkite News)

Study: Number of Arizona polling places has fallen sharply since 2012

Donald Trump Jr. addresses the crowd in Gilbert fours days before Election Day.

Donald Trump Jr. urges supporters to vote at rally in Gilbert

Reservation Votes

For voters on reservations, getting to the poll just the first hurdle

Tim Kaine addresses a crowd of mostly Latinos during his visit to Phoenix on the campaign trail. (Photo by Roman Russo/Cronkite News)

‘Vamos a votar’: VP nominee Tim Kaine courts AZ Latino vote in Spanish in Maryvale

Hillary Clinton addresses a crowd at a rally on Arizona State University’s Tempe campus six days before Election Day. Clinton told the crowd, "It is in your hands." (Photo by Katie Bieri/Cronkite News)

Hillary Clinton works to turn AZ red votes blue

Republican Mike Pence, Donald Trump’s choice for vice president if he is elected Nov. 8, made his fourth appearance in Arizona. (Photo by Keerthi Vedantam/Cronkite News).

Mike Pence chides ‘Obamacare’ at Mesa rally

Matt Rudig, a Coconino County official, begins his 8-mile trek to the Havasupai Tribe’s village at the bottom of the Grand Canyon. He set up a polling station for the tribe for the 2016 Arizona primaries. (Photo by Bri Cossavella/Cronkite News)

Coconino County officials hike to bottom of Grand Canyon to set up polls for Havasupai Tribe

A panoramic view of the Navajo Nation's New Lands area, home to many relocated Navajo families.

Feds’ land buyback program has paid $175 million to Arizona tribes so far

Some of the forms of identification that could be used to obtain a Phoenix ID. Phoenix IDs will be available February 2017.

Phoenix municipal ID provides to provide access to city services

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump addresses a crowd Saturday at the Phoenix Convention Center. (Photo by Karla Liriano/Cronkite News)

Donald Trump hopes to turn seventh Arizona visit into victory

A federal court said Tucson’s system of electing city officials, an “unusual” hybrid of ward-based and at-large voting, unconstitutionally violated the one-person, one-vote principle. (Photo by Natasha Khan/Cronkite   News)

Trump, Clinton wooing of Latino voters does not extend to TV ads

Photo by Andreas Breitling via Pixabay

Have you switched political parties?


Back for more: After loss to McCain, Ward eyes 2018 bid against Flake

Donald Trump Jr. said Republican candidate Donald Trump will help reverse course for millennials in America. (Photo by Bri Cossavella/Cronkite News)

Donald Trump Jr. rallies Arizona voters to Republican cause

McCain Rally

Voters moved – but not moved to shift votes – by McCain’s Trump rebuke

Tucson Elections

Arizona: Will you trust the presidential election results?

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey kicked off Red Ribbon Week during a speech on the state Capitol lawn. He announced a new executive order, which places a seven-day limit on the first fill of prescription drugs for state employees and those in the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System. (Photo by Michelle Chance/Cronkite News)

AZ Gov. Ducey limits initial opioid prescription to 7 days

Clown mask

Clown sightings in Arizona: Are you concerned?


Voting groups welcome Maricopa County plan to cut poll wait times

Michelle Obama speaks to a crowd in Phoenix, AZ, on October 20, 2016. (Photo by Sean Pepper/ Cronkite News)

Michelle Obama campaigns in Phoenix in push to turn Arizona blue