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Pace picks up as vote nears in special election for 8th District seat

WASHINGTON - With days to the 8th District election, most experts say Democrat Hiral Tipirneni has an uphill fight against Republican state Sen. Debbie Lesko in the heavily GOP district, but Democrats are eager to vote in this special election season, leading to a close race in a normally safe district.

Court OKs special prosecutor to fight Arpaio’s push to clear his record

WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court approved the hiring of a special prosecutor to challenge former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's claim that his contempt of court conviction should be vacated after his presidential pardon, after the Justice Department said it sided with Arpaio.

Democrats get tips on selling progressive points in conservative areas

WASHINGTON - Arizona Democrats at a Washington training session on how to sell a progressive message to the voters in conservative districts didn't agree on all points, but they all said they plan to stick to their guns and that they think Democrats have the best chance in years in the state.

Prior Guard deployments to border got lukewarm reviews by auditors

WASHINGTON - As Arizona prepare s to send 150 National Guardsmen to the border as part of President Donald Trump's plan to support border agencies, government audits of Guard deployments by previous administrations said were inefficient despite some success in slowing border crime.

Ducey welcomes Trump plan to send National Guard troops to border

WASHINGTON - The secretary of Homeland Security said her agency is working with border governors to send National Guard troops to the southern border as quickly as possible to support Customs and Border Protection, a move welcomed by Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey.

Sheriffs wait to see details on Trump plan for soldiers on the border

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump's announcement that he plans to send U.S. troops to patrol the border left southern Arizona sheriffs looking for details before committing to the "big step" that Trump said is needed until a border wall can be built.

Supreme Court reverses ruling against officer in Tucson police shooting

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court said Monday that a Tucson police officer cannot be sued for shooting a woman who refused to drop a knife as she stood in her driveway in 2010, with the justices taking the unusual step of reversing a lower court without holding a hearing on the case.

Students, parents, teachers pack D.C. streets at March for Our Lives

WASHINGTON - The March for Our Lives was organized by students but the estimated hundreds of thousands who crowded the streets of Washington at a peaceful, hopeful really Saturday to call for increased gun regulations represented multiple generations.