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Battles over Props 127, 305 and Senate seat, with last-minute push for voters

PHOENIX – As voters head to the polls on Election Day, Maricopa County elections officials are pledging problem-free voting and election advocates are making a final push among Latinos and other residents. Newcomer candidates clamoring for votes include teachers and Native American women.


Arizona law professors among thousands urging a ‘no’ vote on Kavanaugh

WASHINGTON - More than 2,400 law professors, including at least 22 from Arizona, had signed on to an open letter of opposition to the possible confirmation of Supreme Court Brett Kavanaugh, saying they have concerns about his temperament and partisanship after his combative committee appearance last week.


Protesters for, against Kavanaugh stage spirited, largely civil rallies

WASHINGTON - While senators heard the conflicting stories of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and accuser Christine Blasey Ford, hundreds of anti-Kavanaugh protesters and a smaller number of supporters rallied outside the hearing for hours of spirited, but mostly civil, debate.


Grijalva, Bishop craft surprise deal to save fund for public lands

WASHINGTON - A House committee unanimously approved a surprise, bipartisan plan to save a popular land conservation fund Thursday, just weeks before the $900 million Land and Water Conservation Fund was set to expire, a victim of partisan feuding.


One day after appointment, Kyl sworn in to fill McCain’s Senate seat

WASHINGTON - Sen. Jon Kyl was welcomed back to the Senate with smiles, handshakes and applause Wednesday as he was sworn back in, less than 24 hours after he was named to fill the seat of the late Sen. John McCain.


Politically powerful pack McCain service that’s more laughter than tears

WASHINGTON - There were more laughs than tears for Arizona Sen. John McCain at the Washington National Cathedral, where his funeral service Saturday drew scores of political power players of the last four decades - but not the current president.


Museum honors McCain with portrait that captures his ‘timeless values’

WASHINGTON - Images of Sen. John McCain have been hard to avoid for the past week - McCain the POW, the presidential candidate, the maverick politician. But until Monday, few had seen the photo of McCain now displayed at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery.


Supervisors reject request to extend poll hours in Maricopa County because of computer delays

State and county election officials asked that polling hours be extended past 7 p.m. because of technical problems at more than 60 polling locations but the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors said extended hours would be too confusing for voters in Tuesday’s primary election.

Two voters walking into library to place their votes

Election Day: Computer problems at polls vex voters in Maricopa County

Voters and local media report technical problems with computers in Arizona’s largest county as polls opened across the state Tuesday in the primary election.

A man walks through the glass door of the Desert Rose Community Room of The Citadel Senior Living Community in Mesa.

White House reverses course, returns flag to half-staff to honor McCain

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump reversed course Monday and ordered the flag over the White House lowered to half-staff to honor Arizona Sen. John McCain after briefly raising the flag Monday, less than two days after the senator's death.


Critics call reported school gun plan ‘absurd,’ misuse of federal funds

WASHINGTON - A reported plan to let local schools use federal funds to buy guns and gun training sparked an immediate backlash from Arizona advocates and educators, who called the idea "absurd - and dangerous."


It’s not just you. The mosquitoes really are worse this year.

There’s a new type of mosquito roaming the southern United States. You might have heard of it — it’s the Aedes mosquito — and it first showed up in 2010.