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Arizona congressional races hard-fought battles

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Democrats are trying to clinch a Phoenix-area seat, while Republicans are vying for a chance to unseat Democratic incumbents. More>>

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Court rules for Phoenix, Tucson on election issue

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The ruling issued Monday by the state Court of Appeals upholds a trial judge's ruling that the 2012 law improperly intrudes on the constitutional authority of charter cities. More>>

Court rules for Phoenix, Tucson on election issue

An appellate court ruling says the state can't make Phoenix and Tucson to move their municipal elections to even-numbered years. More>>

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1 week from primary, number of Independent voters on rise

Secretary of State Ken Bennett (Source: CBS 5 News) Secretary of State Ken Bennett (Source: CBS 5 News)
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The number of Independent voters has risen by 18,201 since March 2014, according to the Secretary of State's Office. More>>

GOP gubernatorial hopefuls in Flagstaff for forum

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Ken Bennett, Christine Jones, Frank Riggs and Scott Smith are scheduled to attend the forum Monday evening at Northern Arizona University. More>>

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Arizona congressional candidate says he has cancer

Adam Kwasman. (Source: Arizona House of Representatives) Adam Kwasman. (Source: Arizona House of Representatives)
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Arizona congressional candidate Adam Kwasman has a form of slow-growing blood cancer but has no plans to drop out of the race for a congressional seat. More>>

Allen running to replace legislator who died

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A former Arizona legislator who is now a Navajo County supervisor wants to run for a state Senate seat vacated by a lawmaker's death. The Arizona Capitol Times reports that Republican Sylvia Allen on More>>

Deadline to request early primary ballots Friday

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Completed ballots should be signed, sealed and mailed by Aug. 22 to be counted in the Aug. 26 primary. More>>

Philly history may hold Democratic convention edge

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Philadelphia's track record may give it an early edge over four other cities in its bid to hold the 2016 Democratic National Convention. More>>

Court rules on group's critical Horne ad in 2010

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A three-judge panel of the Arizona Court of Appeals on Thursday reversed a lower-court judge who concluded the commercial by Committee for Justice and Fairness was issue-oriented, rather than advocating for Horne's defeat. More>>

Smith sets event with Brewer, endorsement expected

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Former Mesa Mayor Scott Smith has scheduled an event with Gov. Jan Brewer for Thursday where the governor is expected to endorse her fellow Republican in the governor's race primary. More>>

Sarah Palin to headline political talk in Phoenix

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Sarah Palin will be the headline speaker at a conservative talk radio station's event in Phoenix in September. More>>

2 GOP candidates trade barbs in Arizona AG debate

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The two Republican candidates for Arizona Attorney General traded barbs in Monday night's televised debate. More>>

Secretary of State wants probe of Tom Horne

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Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne is facing another investigation into allegations he violated state election laws by having staffers work on his re-election campaign. More>>

Hearing set on Horne suit seeking to block probe

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A judge has scheduled a hearing Friday on Attorney General Tom Horne's lawsuit seeking to block a state campaign finance commission's investigation. More>>

Dems to visit Phoenix as potential '16 convention site

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Officials of the Democratic National Convention say they will visit Phoenix on Sept. 10-11. More>>

Smith files campaign complaint against Ducey

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A Republican candidate for Arizona governor has filed an election law complaint against another GOP hopeful. More>>

Arizona candidate who changed name to Cesar Chavez misses deadline

Scott Fistler who legally changed his name to Cesar Chavez. Scott Fistler who legally changed his name to Cesar Chavez.
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An Arizona congressional candidate who legally changed his name to Cesar Chavez is now officially off the Democratic primary ballot. More>>

Mesa man and son sentenced for drug trafficking

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A Mesa man and his son each have been sentenced to 15 years in federal prison for operating a multi-state drug trafficking organization. More>>

Bennett wants OK to appear in election ads

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The director of the Arizona Citizens Clean Elections Commission is recommending the panel deny Secretary of State Ken Bennett's request to appear in voter education ads. Commission director Tom Collins More>>

Clean elections director seeks probe of AG Horne

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The director of the state's clean elections commission says a full investigation of Attorney General Tom Horne is needed to determine if he broke election laws. More>>

Arpaio endorses Horne's re-election campaign

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The sheriff said Monday that he endorsed Horne because he's impressed with his record as attorney general, particular his efforts to confront illegal immigration. More>>

Maricopa County Attorney calls for Horne to resign

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Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery says Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne has brought disgrace to his office and should step down. More>>

Brewer signs child welfare overhaul into law Video included

Arizona child welfare overhaul passes Legislature Arizona child welfare overhaul passes Legislature
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Bills creating a new child welfare agency called the Department of Child Safety and giving the agency an extra $60 million passed nearly unanimously in the legislature on Thursday. More>>

Governor candidate files on final day

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Sen. Al Melvin turned in signatures just before deadline. More>>

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Mary Rose Wilcox running for Arizona congressional seat

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Mary Rose Wilcox has resigned from the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors so she can run for Congress. More>>

Former Mesa mayor Smith files for AZ governor

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Former Mesa Mayor Scott Smith has filed nominating petitions to get on the Republican ballot as a governor's candidate in the Aug. 26 primary. More>>

Attorney General Horne faces new attack ads

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An independent group has launched ads attacking Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne, and a key aide named in an election law complaint has resigned as pressure on the Republican official intensified. More>>

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Voters may see pension overhaul plan

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The proposal is designed to deal with a massive underfunding of the state's pension program for public safety employees. More>>

Prosecutor reinstates Horne campaign finance case

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Judge Tammy Eigenheer ruled on April 18 and Yavapai County Attorney Sheila Polk had 30 days to accept, reject or modify Eigenheer's findings. More>>

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  • Court: Arizona must pay for incontinence briefs

    Court: Arizona must pay for incontinence briefs

    Tuesday, May 13 2014 5:33 PM EDT2014-05-13 21:33:07 GMT
    A federal appeals court has upheld a ruling requiring Arizona's Medicaid program to provide broader coverage for incontinence briefs for disabled people. The ruling issued Tuesday by a three-judge panelMore >
    A federal appeals court has upheld a ruling requiring Arizona's Medicaid program to provide broader coverage for incontinence briefs for disabled people.More >
  • Brewer signs bill letting optometrists prescribe

    Brewer signs bill letting optometrists prescribe

    Wednesday, April 30 2014 9:29 PM EDT2014-05-01 01:29:48 GMT
    Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has signed a bill that would allow optometrists to prescribe certain drugs. Opponents of House Bill 2380 say it is dangerous because non-physicians should not be able to prescribeMore >
    Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has signed a bill that would allow optometrists to prescribe certain drugs.More >
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    Traveler with measles may have exposed others in Valley

    Traveler with measles may have exposed others in Valley

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 11:27 PM EDT2014-04-10 03:27:52 GMT
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    A unvaccinated traveler who returned from Europe has measles and may have exposed others in Maricopa County to the highly-contagious disease, Arizona state health authorities said Wednesday. It's believedMore >
    It's believed the person visited multiple public locations in the Phoenix area and likely infected others, the Maricopa County Department of Public Health said.More >
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