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Second petition demanding action on elections tops 100,000 signatures

WASHINGTON - The furor over last week's elections in Arizona continued to churn this weekend, with a petition on the topic passing the 100,000-signature threshold Saturday that obligates a White House response.


Valley speller nails the word ‘recumbent,’ heads to capital to compete in national bee

Arizona's top spellers met for a showdown in downtown Phoenix on Saturday to determine who will represent the state at the national competition.

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Voters protest in the wake of clogged Maricopa County polling places

Elected officials and members of the public on Wednesday called for action after Maricopa County voters faced a night of long lines and overwhelmed polling stations during Tuesday’s presidential preference election.

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Arizona election day photo gallery

Arizona voters who went to polling places Tuesday to cast their ballot in Presidential Preference Election experienced long lines, fewer polling locations and confusion with voter eligibility. Check out the photos of the day.


Fewer polling places, independent voters causing long lines on Arizona election day

Long lines and traffic jams have plagued most of Maricopa County’s 60 presidential preference election polling places since they opened at 6 a.m., an election official said. Some voters have had to wait in line for up to two hours at some locations.


Arizona Secretary of State predicts large turnout for presidential preference election

The state is ready for Tuesday's presidential preference election, said Arizona Secretary of State Michele Reagan and Maricopa County Recorder Helen Purcell. But if Reagan had her way, this election wouldn’t be the state’s responsibility.


Animal euthanasia in Phoenix area down by 71%

The euthanasia of dogs and cats in Maricopa County has plummeted more than 70 percent since a coalition of animal-welfare groups launched an initiative three years ago, Phoenix and animal activists said.


Abuse of Arizona’s elderly increases as aging population grows

Vulnerable and elderly adults have been the victims of abuse, neglect and fraud in nearly 14,000 cases in Arizona, with the number of cases reported in 2015 increasing 19 percent over the year before, according to a Cronkite News analysis.


BASIS Charter School’s new Scottsdale location causing controversy

SCOTTSDALE — The expansion of BASIS Charter School in Scottsdale is causing controversy for the neighborhood near 128th Street and Shea.


Sex traffickers are targeting Arizona’s homeless teens and runaways

Tucson – More than 4,000 cases of sex trafficking in the U.S. were reported to the National Human Trafficking Resource Center in 2015 - with nearly 120 of those cases coming out of Arizona.


Arizona House votes to repeal Presidential Preference Elections

The Arizona House of Representatives voted Wednesday to repeal the state-funded version of the presidential primary.


App aimed at Chinese-speaking students wins $50,000 in ASU competition

Tempe – Despite Chang Liu’s numerous years of English lessons in China, she found it extremely difficult to communicate when she arrived at Arizona State University.