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Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema announced Friday she has registered as an independent, a renegade move that could bolster her political brand but won't upend the Democrats' narrow Senate majority. She says she will not caucus with Republicans.

By By JONATHAN J. COOPER and LISA MASCARO, Associated Press December 9, 2022
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The head of the Arizona Republican Party wants Attorney General Mark Brnovich to investigate whether Democrat Katie Hobbs used her official position "to suppress free speech.''

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Time marches on, on the double. It’s been 81 years since the bombing of Pearl Harbor catapulted the United States into World War II.

December 7, 2022
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Arizona parents have flocked to apply for the state’s new universal Empowerment Scholarship Accounts, which let any family apply for state funds to pay for their child’s schooling, regardless of need.

By By John Brown, Cronkite News December 7, 2022
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Special counsel Jack Smith has subpoenaed local election officials in Wisconsin, Michigan, Arizona and Pennsylvania, asking for communications with or involving former President Donald Trump, his 2020 campaign aides and a list of allies involved in his efforts to try to overturn the results of the election.

By By SCOTT BAUER and JILL COLVIN, Associated Press December 6, 2022
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The U.S. Department of Homeland The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has again extended the deadline for domestic airline travelers to have a federally compliant form of ID. Security has again extended the deadline for domestic airline travelers to have a federally compliant form of ID.

December 5, 2022
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Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes was convicted Tuesday of seditious conspiracy for a violent plot to overturn President Joe Biden's election, handing the Justice Department a major victory in its massive prosecution of the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection.

By By LINDSAY WHITEHURST, ALANNA DURKIN RICHER and MICHAEL KUNZELMAN, Associated Press December 1, 2022
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A judge on Tuesday tossed out Abe Hamadeh's legal bid to have himself declared the winner in the race for attorney general.

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Outgoing Gov. Doug Ducey said Wednesday his Republican administration will ensure an orderly transition to Democrat Katie Hobbs, his first public statement on her victory.

By By JONATHAN J. COOPER, Associated Press November 25, 2022
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Lawyers for the federal government say a lawsuit by Gov. Doug Ducey seeking control of land along the border to place shipping containers is “flawed on so many fronts” that it should not be allowed to proceed.

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An estimated 80% of the more than 400,000 children in foster care across the U.S. struggle with significant mental health issues because of trauma related to neglect, abuse, parental substance use, the death of mom or dad, and more.

By By Chase W. Drumgoole, Cronkite News November 23, 2022
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Democrat Kris Mayes will be the next attorney general of Arizona.

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Masters blames national GOP for loss to Kelly
GOP's lackluster fundraising spurs post-election infighting

Trailing badly in his Arizona Senate race as votes poured in, Republican Blake Masters went on Tucker Carlson's Fox News program and assigned blame to one person: Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.

By By BRIAN SLODYSKO and AARON KESSLER, Associated Press November 21, 2022
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Attorney General Mark Brnovich is demanding answers from Maricopa County about what he said appear to be violations of state election law.

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Fewer than six months before the federal deadline for domestic airline travelers to have a federally-compliant form of ID, the Arizona Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Division is urging people to consider getting the Arizona Travel ID.

November 19, 2022
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The board overseeing Cochise County, whose Republican leaders had hoped to recount all Election Day ballots on Friday, delayed certifying the results of last week's vote after hearing from a trio of conspiracy theorists who alleged that counting machines were not certified.

By By BOB CHRISTIE, Associated Press November 19, 2022
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The last two statewide races appear headed for a recount. But one will be unnecessary.

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Two people reportedly died late Tuesday night when the vehicle they were in traveled into the path of a BNSF train.

November 16, 2022
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Republican Blake Masters called Democratic Sen. Mark Kelly Tuesday to concede in the Arizona Senate race, joining other vanquished Republicans around the country who cast doubt on the 2020 election but still acknowledged their own defeat.

By By JONATHAN J. COOPER, Associated Press November 16, 2022
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Governor-elect Katie Hobbs laid out her priorities for the next four years, promising to work with the Republican-controlled Legislature to solve problems but with a political warning to those who choose a different path.

November 15, 2022
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A woman who walked over to her neighbor's house to tell him his dog was loose ended up getting shot, leading to a standoff with a SWAT team.

November 15, 2022
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Arizona voters have approved an initiative to extend cheaper in-state college tuition to some non-citizen students, cheering supporters who hope the measure's passage Monday will help spark momentum for wider immigration reform in Congress.

By By ANITA SNOW, Associated Press November 14, 2022
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Katie Hobbs will be the next governor of Arizona.

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The Supreme Court has cleared the way for the House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection at the U.S. Capitol to get phone records belonging to the leader of the Arizona Republican Party.

November 14, 2022
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Republican Kari Lake closed the gap slightly on Sunday in the governor's race with Katie Hobbs.

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