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Election officials: If there was vote fraud, it wasn’t in Arizona

WASHINGTON - Arizona lawmakers defended themselves and the state this week against President Donald Trump's charges that millions of fraudulent votes were cast in November, saying they had seen no evidence of illegal voters in Arizona.


Arizonans on hand as Trump signs orders on borders, immigration

WASHINGTON - As Arizona resident Steve Ronnebeck watched President Donald Trump sign an executive order to tighten U.S. borders and immigration policies Wednesday, he said he felt as if his slain son Grant finally had a voice.


Cursive, classic literature and phonetics: AZ schools leader sounds out new curriculum

PHOENIX – Arizona’s top education leader is heralding new state curriculum standards that would replace modern works with classic literature, retool math education with an emphasis on memorization, and focus reading education on phonetics. She also proposed a five percent raise for teachers.


Giles says veteran homelessness in Mesa nears ‘functional zero’

WASHINGTON - Mesa's efforts to get homeless veterans off the street is closing in on "functional zero," Mayor John Giles told an audience of fellow mayors in Washington Tuesday.


Trump talk of eliminating gun-free schools a long shot, experts say

WASHINGTON - Charles Heller embraces President-elect Donald Trump's proposal to eliminate gun-free zones on school campuses, a move he sees as "really restoring a freedom, not eliminating anything."


Waiting in line: Why legal immigration can take decades

PHOENIX -- As President-elect Donald Trump and the 115th Congress take control in January, immigration reform is expected to be a top priority, and Arizona is among the states with the most at stake.


Donald Trump elected the 45th president of the United States

PHOENIX – Donald Trump, the real estate mogul and businessman who resonated with white working-class Americans, rode a powerful wave of support on Tuesday in Arizona and across much of the country to become the 45th president of the United States.

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Democrat Paul Penzone unseats Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio

PHOENIX – After holding the position of Maricopa County Sheriff for more than two decades, Joe Arpaio has lost his seat to Democrat Paul Penzone. The Associated Press declared Penzone the winner Tuesday night.


Donald Trump Jr. urges supporters to vote at rally in Gilbert

GILBERT – Donald Trump Jr. took Republican supporters to the water on Friday, urging them to vote as he stood beneath the iconic Gilbert Water Tower.


‘Vamos a votar’: VP nominee Tim Kaine courts AZ Latino vote in Spanish in Maryvale

MARYVALE – "Todos somos Americanos:" We're all Americans.


Hillary Clinton works to turn AZ red votes blue

TEMPE – Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton made a pitched plea Wednesday night for Arizona voters, focusing her courtship on embracing Latinos and other diverse voters in a race that is tightening six days before the election.


Mike Pence chides ‘Obamacare’ at Mesa rally

MESA – Mike Pence, Donald Trump's running mate, sounded a continuing campaign drumbeat on Wednesday, saying the rising costs of "Obamacare" and Hillary Clinton's "open borders" immigration policy show why Arizona voters should remain faithful to the Republican Party.