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Ducey doesn't back Douglas on teacher walkout reprimands

Gov. Doug Ducey is not interested in disciplining the tens of thousands of teachers who walked out of school during the six-day #RedForEd strike.

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Stringer: Racism label result of 'Democrat hit piece'

PHOENIX -- Hoping to put the controversy behind him, Rep. David Stringer came here Wednesday to tell a group of African-Americans that he is working on issues of interest to their community and his comments last week about immigration and assimilation were misconstrued or misunderstood.

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Arizona Supreme Court upholds Don Shooter's candidacy for AZ Senate

Don Shooter will get a chance to get back into the Arizona Legislature.

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Corporation Commission considers requirement of 80% renewable energy by 2050

With a renewable energy initiative ready to be filed next week, a state utility regulator is filing his own proposal, one that electric companies are likely to find more attractive.

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AZ Supreme Court takes up question of whether Wendy Rogers can be on CD1 primary ballot

Wendy Rogers has no right to have her name on the Republican ballot for Congress because her nominating petitions were flawed, a lawyer for political foes is arguing to the Arizona Supreme Court.

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Douglas lacking support in effort to discipline teachers who participated in statewide walkout

PHOENIX -- The state Board of Education won’t be weighing whether to discipline tens of thousands of teachers who walked out during the #RedForEd strike -- at least not yet.

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New legal effort launched to keep Don Shooter off primary ballot

PHOENIX -- A political foe of Don Shooter is making a last-ditch effort to keep the ousted former state representative from even trying to make a political comeback.

Despite nominating petition error, judge allows Wendy Rogers to proceed with CD1 candidacy

PHOENIX -- Wendy Rogers can run for Congress in the Republican primary despite an error on her nominating petitions, Maricopa County Superior Court Judge James Smith ruled.

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Prescott Rep. Noel Campbell says ‘racist’ label unfair to embattled lawmaker David Stringer

PHOENIX -- Embattled Rep. David Stringer has picked up an ally in his defense of his comments about the effects of immigration: his Prescott Republican seatmate.

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Brenda Barton off ballot in District 6 Senate race

The Republican Primary for Legislative District 6 Senate seat is no longer being contested following a withdrawal by Rep. Brenda Barton, who has served LD-6 in the House of Representatives since 2013.

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Trump ends family separations

President stands firm on zero-tolerance policy

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump on Wednesday ordered immigration officials to keep undocumented immigrant families together, after weeks of mounting criticism over his administration’s “zero tolerance” policy that led to the separation of families at the border.

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GOP school superintendent candidates press need for ‘intelligent design’ in school curriculum

Three of the Republicans hoping to be state school superintendent want students exposed to and taught “intelligent design,’’ but not necessarily as part of the science curriculum.

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Ducey refuses to debate 'fringe' candidate Ken Bennett

PHOENIX -- Gov. Doug Ducey won't debate his Republican foe, with an aide calling Ken Bennett a "fringe'' candidate despite the fact he was elected secretary of state in 2010.

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Governor: National Guard troops will continue border patrol

Gov. Doug Ducey won't withdraw National Guard troops from the border even though he objects to President Trump's policy of separating children from their families.

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Kirkpatrick prevails in residency challenge in CD2 race

Ann Kirkpatrick is a resident of Tucson and entitled to run for the open congressional seat being vacated by Martha McSally, a judge ruled this afternoon.

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It’s official: Ducey to seek re-election as governor

Gov. Doug Ducey promised Monday to make another attempt to let police and courts take guns away from potentially dangerous people if voters return him to office in November.

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Kirkpatrick faces legal challenge over residency in CD2 race

Democrat Ann Kirkpatrick acknowledged Monday she was circulating petitions for her congressional bid last year and earlier this year which bore a Tucson address where she did not live at the time.

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Arizona Republican Party calls on Rep. Stringer to resign

Citing his comments on immigrants and immigration, the Arizona Republican Party is calling on Rep. David Stringer to resign.

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Citing GOP extremism, state senator opts not to seek re-election

Decrying the direction of his Republican Party, state Sen. Bob Worsley yanked his name from this year's ballot.

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Lawmaker expelled from House now making run for Arizona State Senate

PHOENIX -- Don Shooter is a resident of Yuma and is legally qualified to make a bid for a political comeback to be a senator from the legislative district that he has represented before, a judge ruled Friday.

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Court hears arguments in Gosar case concerning blocked Facebook commenters

A congressional attorney is asking a federal judge here to toss out a lawsuit demanding that Rep. Paul Gosar be barred from blocking them -- or anyone -- from his Facebook page.

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Prescott lawmaker: Immigration 'represents an existential threat to the United States''

A first-term Prescott lawmaker is warning that immigration "represents an existential threat to the United States'' and needs to be curtailed before the country is irrevocably altered.

Arizona jobless rate falls to 4.7 percent

Arizona's jobless rate dropped two tenths of a point to 4.7 percent last month, driven in large part by an unusually strong showing in the state's construction industry. And there are indications on the horizon that trend will continue -- unless rising interest rates dampen demand.

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Ken Bennett faces legal challenge over nomination petitions in governor's race

Political allies of incumbent Gov. Doug Ducey are going to court to keep him from having to face a challenger in the Republican primary.

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State, Verde Valley brace for monsoon season

June marks the beginning of monsoon season in Arizona. While many Verde Valley residents may welcome the relief of some rain after an especially dry spring, local and state officials are bracing for the intense downpours and poor visibility that inevitably come summer monsoons.