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There’s a new speaker in town: Arpaio addresses GOP convention

CLEVELAND - Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio was awarded a prime speaking slot at the final day of the Republican National Convention on Thursday, delivering a speech with familiar themes of stopping illegal immigration and protecting law enforcement.


Convention delegates show lukewarm support for McCain re-election

CLEVELAND – When Arizona delegates to the Republican National Convention were asked Thursday how many would not vote for Sen. John McCain in next month’s primary, more than half of their hands went up.


Arizona GOP told it has work to do to reach millennials, independents

CLEVELAND - Republican pollster Frank Luntz told Arizona delegates Thursday that the Grand Old Party needs to focus less on the “old” if it hopes to remain relevant in the future.


Franks, lone Arizona congressman at RNC, urges support for Trump

CLEVELAND – The only Arizona congressional Republican to show up at the party’s national convention this year defended his absent colleagues Wednesday, calling it a busy time of year for officeholders facing re-election this fall.

Rep. Trent Franks was the only Arizona congressman to attend the Republican National Convention in Cleveland.

No surprises: Arizona delivers all 58 delegation votes for Trump

CLEVELAND - Arizona delegates cast all 58 of their votes Tuesday for Donald Trump, helping him complete his run to be the unlikely presidential nominee of the Republican Party in a red, white and blue sea of chanting convention delegates.


Parties bring 21st-century tech to 19th-century conventions

CLEVELAND - Need to find a bathroom at the Republican National Convention? There's an app for that. Kind of.


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.


Grijalva bill would give deported vets a chance to come back to U.S.

WASHINGTON - Hector Barajas' Army service should have guaranteed him military benefits after he was honorably discharged.


ACLU says lack of reporting allows abuses by Border Patrol agents

WASHINGTON - ACLU attorneys from Southwest border states said Tuesday that a lack of reporting on stops by Customs and Border Protection officers opens the door to police abuse and makes it difficult to hold officers accountable for their actions.


Trump, Flake spar during likely GOP nominee’s visit to Congress

WASHINGTON - Presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump was on Capitol Hill to reach out to Republican lawmakers Thursday but ended up criticizing several instead, saving his sharpest comments for Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake, according to published reports.


Arizona would get $21 million to fight opioid abuse under White House plan

WASHINGTON - Arizona would get $21 million over two years to combat opioid abuse as part of a $1.1 billion proposal pushed Wednesday at the White House to tackle the spread of the epidemic.


Sanders’ campaign got more money, more donors, fewer votes in Arizona

WASHINGTON - Sen. Bernie Sanders' web-driven, grass-roots campaign had close to three times as many contributions from Arizonans and brought in about $123,000 more than Hillary Clinton, out of the $3 million Democratic presidential hopefuls raised in the state.