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As GOP convention opens, Democrats go on the attack

CLEVELAND - Rep. Ruben Gallego, D-Phoenix, condemned likely Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s foreign policy proposals Monday, part of a coordinated Democratic attack on the opening day of the GOP convention.


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.


Arizona Democrats: Does Hillary Clinton represent you?

Cronkite News wants to hear from Arizona Democrats about your perspectives on the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.


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.


Gallego, advocates renew calls for stricter gun-control measures

WASHINGTON - Rep. Ruben Gallego, D-Phoenix, joined Arizona gun-control advocates on a conference call Wednesday to again call for stricter gun laws in the wake of the deadly mass shooting at an Orlando nightclub.


Grijalva, Gallego join call for more minority inclusion in public lands

WASHINGTON - Arizona Democratic Reps. Raul Grijalva and Ruben Gallego joined other lawmakers and civil rights groups Thursday urging President Barack Obama to implement more inclusive policies on the nation's public lands.


8-year-old Valley girl launches ‘Buddy Bench’ to make sure every kid has friend

Can you remember what you were doing at age 7? I was running around, playing with friends. The only thing I worried about was what was the snack that day.


Thousands of Arizonans lose food stamps

Elizabeth Bagby-Emmons’ 8-year-old daughter was coming home after being placed in foster care for two years. But, as she prepared for her child’s return, she was unable to put food on the table. Bagby-Emmons had lost her food stamps, and with that, the ability to feed her child.


Glendale Fire Department leads disaster drill training

The Glendale Fire Department led disaster drill training for local students at Landmark Middle School as students spent 21 hours of time in the classroom learning about proper preparations for how to handle disasters. (Video by Ben Margiott/Cronkite News)


Yoga’s popularity heating up with athletes

TEMPE – Michael Wolff played minor league baseball for seven years. He is no stranger to the weight room and a strict fitness routine, but it wasn’t until after his career ended and he started attending classes at Bikram Yoga Tempe that he realized the physical and mental benefits of yoga.


A Donald Trump impersonator, cheers, chants and dismay mark Arizona election night watch parties

Arizona election parties had the look and feel of an after-work happy hour, with supporters of Republican and Democratic candidates wearing their allegiance on slogan-laced shirts and campaign pins at downtown Phoenix restaurants. Supporters later erupted into cheers and fistbumps when Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton were predicted as winners, and Bernie Sanders fans wore expressions of quiet disbelief.


Trump, Clinton win Arizona presidential preference election

Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton won Arizona’s presidential preference elections in an early call Tuesday, giving distinctive momentum to the two leading candidates.