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Arizona natives join thousands as ‘Ministers March for Justice’

WASHINGTON - Tucson native Daniel Viehland felt it was his duty as a Christian and a white person to march in Washington on Monday - 54 years after Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech and two weeks after white supremacists rallied just two hours away.


Phoenix launches independent investigation of police response to Trump rally protesters

PHOENIX – The city is hiring an outside firm to conduct an independent review of the controversial police response to protesters after last week’s presidential rally.

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Arizona lawmakers praise, condemn Trump’s pardon of Arpaio

WASHINGTON - In Washington, reaction to President Donald Trump's pardon of former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio was swift and strong.


President Trump grants pardon to former Sheriff Joe Arpaio

President Donald Trump has pardoned former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, the White House announced late Friday afternoon.

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Phoenix officials promise ‘thorough’ review of police response after Trump rally

PHOENIX – Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton said Wednesday the city’s police department will conduct a “thorough and transparent” review of the police response after President Donald Trump’s downtown rally Tuesday night.

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Trump hints of future pardon for Arpaio, scolds Arizona senators McCain, Flake

PHOENIX – President Donald Trump returned to Phoenix on Tuesday, greeted by warm temperatures and warmth from supporters crowded into the downtown Phoenix Convention Center and flinging heat about illegal immigration, the media and Arizona leaders.


Day of peaceful protests ends with tear gas as faction confronts police

PHOENIX - Police deployed tear gas, concussion grenades and pepper balls to disperse the crowd near the Phoenix Convention Center as tensions rose following a campaign-style rally Tuesday night by President Donald Trump and counterprotesters.


Trump visit to Arizona comes as party fight for Flake’s seat heats up

WASHINGTON - The primary race for Arizona Republican Sen. Jeff Flake's seat is heating up as one of Flake's main antagonists, President Donald Trump, is visiting the state.


City prepares, reacts to Trump’s rally in downtown Phoenix

PHOENIX – One downtown Phoenix group estimated 25,000 people will converge in downtown Phoenix on Tuesday – both to support and oppose – President Donald Trump at his rally. He plans to appear at 7 p.m. at the Phoenix Convention Center.

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Phoenix leaders pledge to keep Trump rally safe; some schools, businesses to close early

PHOENIX – Local law enforcement leaders, school officials and businesses are bracing for President Donald Trump’s visit to Arizona on Tuesday, with public officials saying they are calmly working to avoid violent clashes between supporters and counter-protesters expected to clog downtown Phoenix.


In Focus, episode 10: Arizona’s new detection system for wrong-way driving

On this episode of In Focus, we discuss wrong-way driving and the new technology that the Arizona Department of Transportation is installing on the Interstate 17. Digital Producer Alexis Kuhbander speaks to someone who barely avoided a wrong-way collision, along with a public safety official and vehicle-detection system expert, who highlight the importance of the thermal enhancements.


Arizona edges to front of states eyeing blockchain technology

WASHINGTON - Before Arizona could be recognized as a leader in blockchain technology legislation there was one major challenge - helping lawmakers "get your head around" exactly what the technology is.