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Chelsea Clinton urges AZ voters to choose Hillary Clinton for US president

TEMPE – Chelsea Clinton on Wednesday spoke at a rally Arizona State University's Tempe campus where she talked about college tuition and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's college affordability plan.


October 2016 Arizona poll methodology

The Arizona Republic, the Morrison Institute for Public Policy and Cronkite News partnered on a statewide political poll in October. Behavior Research Center conducted the poll from Oct. 10-15. Using up-to-date voter registration lists, more than 1,200 live landline and cellphone calls were used to obtain an average of 811 valid responses from registered voters per question. The interviews were performed in English or Spanish.


Phoenix schools combat truancy

PHOENIX – The building next to Starlight Park Elementary School looks like it belongs there. The fence in front boasts a colorful sign declaring it's proud to be a drug-free school, the water fountains are inviting low enough for the children running around the playground.


Phoenix VA hospital introduces a controversial system director

PHOENIX - RimaAnn Nelson is the right choice to take over the Phoenix VA Health Care System, according to Department of Veterans Affairs undersecretary David Shulkin, despite objections from Arizona's congressional delegation and her record of managing a facility that failed to meet sanitation standards that potentially put thousands of veterans at risk of being exposed to HIV.

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Supreme Court begins term with relatively few Arizona cases – so far

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court began its new term this week with one judgeship empty for the first time in a generation, and just one Arizona case on the docket for the first time in several years.


Business goes on as Tempe protesters march past restaurants

TEMPE – A handful protestors chanted "Hands up, don't shoot!" along Mill Avenue Monday morning, but it was mostly business as usual for customers at several nearby restaurants.


Controversy spikes as Scottsdale plans Desert Discovery Center

SCOTTSDALE – A controversial, $75-million desert center in the McDowell Sonoran Preserve is moving forward after two decades of wrangling, despite preservation activists' attempts to stop it.

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Police arrest four people in Tempe during police brutality protest

TEMPE – Tempe police on Monday arrested the Rev. Jarrett Maupin and at least three other people after they blocked the Mill Avenue Bridge for impeding a public thoroughfare.


Biggs wins Republican primary in CD 5 but awaits possible recount

PHOENIX – The Republican primary election that places Andy Biggs as the winner by 16 votes in Congressional District 5 was officially confirmed Monday by the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, but that doesn't mean the race is over.


Former Phoenix mayor: Loopholes put marijuana dispensaries too close to home

PHOENIX – Community activists, including a former Phoenix mayor and Arizona attorney general, believe loopholes in Arizona zoning laws could allow medical-marijuana dispensaries to open too close to schools, homes and religious institutions.


Arizona supporters praise Donald Trump at immigration rally

PHOENIX – Dressed in a floppy hat and her grandmother's pearls, Loretta Spencer stood in a line that snaked around two buildings as people waited to get into the Donald Trump rally. She lost her salon business during the Obama presidency and switched from the Democratic to the Republican Party.


Concussion reporting on the rise in Arizona

PHOENIX – At first blush, the statement from Dr. Javier Cardenas might have troubled some parents of young athletes.