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Blue state or blue sky? Arizona Democrats hopeful for fall elections

PHILADELPHIA - Fresh off the history-making nomination of Hillary Clinton, the first female presidential nominee for a major U.S. party, Arizona Democrats said they think the historically Republican state could turn blue – or at least purple – this fall.


Not red, not blue, but Green: Sanders supporters eye third-party option

WASHINGTON - When Bernie Sanders announced his endorsement of presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton earlier this month, Phoenix Sanders supporter Susan Martin turned to what she believed was the only other option: the Green Party.


Stanton says immigration reform should be a priority in Clinton White House

PHILADELPHIA - Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton told a panel of mayors here that immigration reform needs to be Hillary Clinton’s “No. 1 domestic priority” if she is elected in November.


Arizona delegates hope for unity, progressive change after DNC email leak

PHILADELPHIA - Sanders delegate Mikel Weisser was not surprised that leaked emails showed the Democratic National Committee apparently scheming to support Sanders’ rival, Hillary Clinton, in the Democratic primary that culminates with Clinton’s nomination here this week.

First Lady Michelle Obama spoke on the opening night of the Democratic National Convention following a day dominated by talk of DNC email leaks. (Photo by Kelsey DeGideo/Cronkite News)

Arizona delegates praise inspiration, unity in Trump speech

CLEVELAND - Donald Trump closed out a bumpy Republican National Convention Thursday, officially accepting the party’s presidential nomination in a rousing speech that reiterated campaign themes of bringing law and order and prosperity to the country.


Poll: Latino Republicans not deterred by Trump’s Mexican immigrant remarks

CLEVELAND – Despite his previous attacks on Mexicans, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump still has a chance to “close the sale” with Hispanic voters as the general election approaches, the leader of a Latino organization said Wednesday.


State Republicans call for unity on first day of fractious convention

CLEVELAND - Arizona GOP leaders called for unity Monday as they kicked off the Republican National Convention, just hours before the party erupted into chaos over a procedural rules vote on the floor.


Arizona delegates turn to GoFundMe to finance convention trips

WASHINGTON - Kelly Thornton, a Prescott yoga teacher and Democratic delegate for Bernie Sanders, said she "choked" when she saw the estimated $4,000 price tag to go to the party's national convention.


Court upholds conviction, death sentence in 1989 Pima County double murder

WASHINGTON - A divided federal appeals court Friday upheld the conviction and death sentence of a Pima County man in a 1989 drug deal turned double murder.


Arizona official says proposed school regulations need tweaking

WASHINGTON - An Arizona school superintendent testified Thursday that, without changes, proposed regulations implementing the law to replace No Child Left Behind could throw the state back into an "unfortunate" debate like the one over Common Core.


Officials back bill to encourage renewable energy on public lands

WASHINGTON - State and federal officials praised a bipartisan bill Wednesday that would encourage renewable energy development on public lands by streamlining the permitting process and letting local governments share in revenues from the projects.


Shock, then aw: Sanders backers move on after endorsement of Clinton

WASHINGTON — Bernie Sanders' endorsement Tuesday of rival Hillary Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination was met with resignation from many of his Arizona delegates, followed by calls for party unity.