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Advocates push back against border wall funds, citing other U.S. needs

WASHINGTON - One day after lawmakers met with the president to discuss border wall funding, advocates fanned out across Capitol Hill to tell members of Congress, current and incoming, that billions of dollars targeted for a border wall could be better used for needs inside the country.

Scottsdale firefighters pitch in to battle Woolsey Fire near LA

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif. – The Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management has sent more than 160 Arizona firefighters to Southern California to help contain the Woolsey Fire. Capt. Al DiBenedetto with the Scottsdale Fire Department and three crew members are working in the hills and the mountains in Ventura and Los Angeles counties.

Flake threat to scuttle judicial nominees is scuttled by delayed vote

WASHINGTON - The Senate Judiciary Committee delayed votes on 15 judicial nominees - including one from Arizona - temporarily scuttling a plan by Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Arizona, to force a vote on the Special Counsel Independence and Integrity Act by opposing all judicial nominees until a vote on the act is allowed.

Gosar shouted down at right-wing groups’ event on social media access

WASHINGTON - Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Prescott, had to call Capitol Police after protesters disrupted a forum he joined with right-wing groups - groups the protesters called racists and extremists - complaining about their social media access being restricted over comments on immigration and Islamic law.

Despite slight drop, Arizona still leads nation in women officeholders

WASHINGTON - Despite a record number of women running for office this year, Arizona will actually lose one female elected official when congressional and legislative delegations take office in January, but the state still leads most of the rest of the nation when it comes to electing women.

Seeing Stars: Midterm ballots include James Bond, JFK, Elvis, others

WASHINGTON - James Bond and Cesar Chavez are on the ballot this year - just not the James Bond or the Cesar Chavez most people think of. The two Arizona candidates are among the many around the country whose names may make voters to a double-take, including JFK, Elvis and Chuck Norris.

Women account for 39 percent of Arizona ballot, among highest in nation

WASHINGTON - The 90 women on the ballot for state or federal office in Arizona this year, account for a record 39 percent of the candidates running, up from just 14 percent in 1974 and reflecting a national trend in what many predicted would be the Year of the Woman in elections.

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.

Rocks vs. Glocks: Trump backs off suggestion that soldiers fire on migrants

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump backed off his statement that active-duty soldiers on the border should respond to rock-throwing migrants as if the soldiers had been attacked with a firearm, saying Friday that such immigrants would be "arrested for a very long time."

Green nominee’s withdrawal injects new drama into tense Senate race

WASHINGTON - Green Party nominee Angela Green's decision to pull out of the Arizona Senate race and back Kyrsten Sinema was the "best possible news" the Democratic nominee could have received in the waning days of her tight race against Republican Martha McSally, analysts said.