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Advocates urge troop withdrawal; DHS repeats need to ‘harden’ border

WASHINGTON - Advocates urged the White House to bring active-duty troops home from the border for Thanksgiving and end what they called a "needless," politically motivated deployment, as Department of Homeland Security officials reiterated the need for troops to help "harden" ports of entry.


Sinema lands in Washington, a day after McSally concedes Senate race

WASHINGTON - Arizona Sen.-elect Kyrsten Sinema was in Washington Tuesday, one day after Republican Martha McSally conceded in the one of the narrowest, most closely watched Senate races in the country to eke out a 1.72 point lead, becoming the first Democratic senator from the state since 1994.


But wait, there’s more: Arizona political ad spending hit new highs

WASHINGTON - It's not your imagination: Spending on campaign ads in Arizona reached a record $129 million this year, part of a national trend that saw cable and broadcast election ad spending top $3 billion for the first time in a midterm election cycle.



Nov. 6 looking like April 24 all over again in Lesko-Tipirneni rematch

WASHINGTON - Republican Debbie Lesko's April special election win in the 8th Congressional District was surprisingly close over well-funded Democrat Hiral Tipirneni. Their Nov. 6 rematch looks a lot like April, with Tipirneni heavily raising funds and a poll showing only a few points between the women.


Long hours, low pay, but poll workers are still signing up – for now

WASHINGTON - Arizona election officials are optimistic they will have the thousands of poll workers trained and ready to go on Election Day, but said that long days and an aging pool of workers is making it harder to staff up at the polls every year.


Administration plans to send 5,200 active-duty military to assist at border

WASHINGTON – The Trump administration confirmed plans to send 5,200 active military troops to help "harden" the Southwest border to deter a caravan of thousands of Central American migrants headed north through Mexico, with the first 800 troops already on their way.


Reports show Senate race on track to be among state’s costliest

WASHINGTON - The race to replace Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Arizona, could be one of the most expensive Senate races in state history, with the two leading candidates raising a total of $28.6 million through September and outside groups spending another $33 million on the race already.


Who pays? Who knows? Air Force One campaign trip costs hard to gauge

WASHINGTON - Presidents fly Air Force One for official business as well as campaign events, like Friday's rally in Mesa, but political parties are supposed to pick up the tab - at $140,000 an hour - for political trips. That's something watchdog groups say is hard to track.


Gosar vs. Gosar ads bring buzz to Democrat, but upset odds still long

WASHINGTON - Democrat David Brill got national attention with ads in which six members of the Gosar family slam the politics of their brother, Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Prescott. But what Brill apparently did not get was new voter support in his bid to unseat Gosar, according to a poll released last week.


Supreme Court lets stand ban on new uranium mines around Grand Canyon

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court let stand an Obama-era 20-year moratorium on new uranium mines on about 1 million acres around the Grand Canyon, declining to hear a challenge to the ban by mining groups who said the ban was an overreach by government bureaucrats.


Report: Aging legislatures overlooking concerns of younger voters

WASHINGTON - Legislators in Arizona and across the country are far older than their constituents, and issues important to young people are taking a backseat at state and national levels as a result, according to a report released Tuesday.