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As early returns came in from Arizona's primary election Tuesday night, several races showed signs of being tight. Others, not so much. Matt Heinz narrowly led Victoria Steele in the CD Democratic congressional primary. In the race for Pima County Attorney, incumbent Democrat Barbara LaWall was leading challenger Joel Feinman. ... Read more»   1

Pima County Attorney Barbara LaWall has for years paid the TUSD print shop to produce election materials — a practice that may be barred by state law, and that the school district said would be halted after TucsonSentinel.com pointed it out.... Read more»   

A poll released Monday showed that Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are essentially tied in Arizona, with the Democrat up a single point over the Republican in the traditionally GOP-leaning state.... Read more»   

After his campaign announced a change in topic, and then called off the event, GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump tweeted that he'll appear in Phoenix on Wednesday to make a "major speech" about illegal immigration. The event is now listed on the Republican's campaign website.... Read more»   

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has found breaches in Arizona and Illinois voter registration databases and is urging states to increase computer security ahead of the November presidential election, according to a U.S. official familiar with the probe. ... Read more»   

Due to "critical" overcrowding at the shelter, the Pima Animal Care Center will be offering $10 adoption fees for all pets — including puppies and kittens — through September 11.... Read more»   

U.S. Sen. John McCain has spent $6.2 million on his re-election bid and his lead challenger, Kelli Ward, has spent about $1.3 million as they prepare to square off in Tuesday’s GOP primary. But the spending by the two campaigns has almost been matched by independent political action committees, which have spent almost $7.4 million.... Read more»   

Republican congressional hopefuls in Arizona’s 1st District have raised more than $3.3 million ahead of Tuesday’s primary, already surpassing the $2.4 million that GOP candidates in the district raised for all of 2014.... Read more»   

Federal Judge Murray Snow ordered Sheriff Joe Arpaio to cease and desist racial profiling. Arpaio refused. He broke the law. Snow has referred the case for criminal prosecution. By Arpaio's own reasoning, he's a criminal and needs to be made an example of, so kids can see.... Read more»   1

Reports of people hoarding animals are on the rise, driven partly by the attention social media and reality TV programs have focused on the public health and safety problem. And states and localities are finding themselves walking a fine line between criminalizing the compulsive behavior and helping people with the mental illness that underlies it.... Read more»   

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Christy, Miller leading GOP supervisor races, Heinz leading Steele in CD2

As early returns came in from Arizona's primary election Tuesday night, several races showed signs of being tight. Others, not so much. Matt Heinz narrowly led Victoria Steele in the CD Democratic congressional primary. In the race for Pima County Attorney, incumbent Democrat Barbara LaWall was leading challenger Joel Feinman. ... Read more»1

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By Joe Arpaio's logic, it's time to make an example of him

Federal Judge Murray Snow ordered Sheriff Joe Arpaio to cease and desist racial profiling. Arpaio refused. He broke the law. Snow has referred the case for criminal prosecution. By Arpaio's own reasoning, he's a criminal and needs to be made an example of, so kids can see.... Read more»1

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Fight to remain silent: People often waive Miranda rights

The well-known Miranda right against self-incrimination, a case with its roots in Arizona more than 50 years ago, is still little understood by the public despite being a staple on police dramas and, as a result, it is waived in the vast majority of cases, knowingly or not.... Read more»5

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