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Former GOP Sedona lawmaker running for CD 1 as a Dem

A former Republican legislator from Sedona wants to go to Congress, representing Arizona's sprawling CD 1 as a Democrat. Tom O'Halleran, a retired Chicago cop and member of the Chicago Board of Trade, announced his candidacy Tuesday. ... Read more»4

Kirkpatrick wants to give McCain the boot

An experienced Democratic campaigner said Tuesday that she'll challenge U.S. Sen. John McCain in 2016. Ann Kirkpatrick, whose sprawling CD 1 stretches from the Grand Canyon to Oro Valley, made her announcement in an online video featuring the boots she used to kick back at GOP pokes as she was reelected last year.... Read more»

Lawmakers, Phoenix outline plans for Mexico trade office

State lawmakers say a partnership with Phoenix to create a trade, tourism and investment center in Mexico City could boost Arizona’s economy by billions of dollars.... Read more»1

Hearing on driver's licenses for deferred action immigrants

Denying Arizona driver’s licenses to participants in the Obama administration’s deferred action program is setting up newly legal workers to break the law by driving anyway, an advocate told state lawmakers Thursday.... Read more»1

Border Roundup: Winter weather dangers, border implications for gun-control debate

New reminders of environmental danger on the border, national and state politicians address immigration issues, law enforcement on both sides of the border deals with crime and gun violence issues... Read more»

Dem lawmaker: Allow licenses for deferred action participants

A Democratic state representative is taking a swipe at Gov. Jan Brewer’s executive order preventing illegal immigrants taking part in the Obama administration’s deferred action program from receiving Arizona driver’s licenses.... Read more»

Sup't: Az's education data system needs $32M overhaul

Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal wants $32 million to replace Arizona’s decade-old educational data system, which he said has required extensive upkeep for quite some time. (with video)... Read more»

Some Az workers could see minimum wage cut

A state lawmaker wants Arizona voters to decide in November whether to allow a lower minimum wage for tipped workers and younger part-time and temporary employees.... Read more»