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Bordering on insecurity

Immigrant 'dreamers' fear deportation nightmare under Trump

Some undocumented immigrants brought here as kids were granted a sort of legal status by President Barack Obama. They're in a state of shock and panic now that Donald Trump has won the White House. ... Read more»

Repealing the Affordable Care Act could be more complicated than it looks

Promising to make the law go away, as President-elect Donald Trump did repeatedly, and actually figuring out how to do it, are two very different things. ... Read more»

Obamacare repeal FAQ

President-elect Donald Trump has promised he’ll ask Congress to repeal the Affordable Care Act on day one of his administration. Should you even bother signing up? Here are answers to questions you may have.... Read more»

Possibility of even split in Az Senate grows dimmer for Dems

Republicans have traditionally controlled both chambers of the state Legislature. Some experts wondered whether Tuesday’s election would put the 30-member state Senate in play, potentially shifting the balance of power. Early results indicated Democrats stood a chance of splitting the Senate, 15-15. Unofficial results on Wednesday suggested that’s not as likely.... Read more»

3/4 of uncounted Az ballots are in Maricopa County

There are more than 672,000 ballots left to be added to the count from Tuesday's election in Arizona, with more than 75 percent of them in Maricopa County, state officials said Wednesday. There are about 48,000 uncounted early and provisional ballots in Pima County, with 470,000 uncounted in the Phoenix area.... Read more»

Tight fight between Mach, Clodfelter in LD 10

In Southern Arizona, Rep. Stefanie Mach narrowly trailed Republican challenger Todd Clodfelter in the LD 10 House race. Just 230 votes separated the two Wednesday afternoon, with Democrat Kirsten Engel up about another 230 ballots as voters picked two legislative representatives from the district.... Read more»

Napier ousts Nanos in Pima sheriff race

Three Arizona counties will no longer have controversial sheriffs, as Pima's Chris Nanos was defeated by GOP challenger Mark Napier, while Maricopa's Joe Arpaio was voted out and Pinal's Paul Babeu didn't run again as he pursued a failing bid for Congress.... Read more»1

What the Devil won't tell you

Living with 'new normal' makes Trump's win understandable

In their apathy, the elites call the troubles of the many "the New Normal." Those of us who have been forced to swallow the new normal just kicked the establishment in the keister for demanding our obedience. It was stupid but understandable. But checks and balances undermine the rapid, radical change Trump promised. You can campaign in tweets but governing is done in legalese.... Read more»

Nogales sees huge turnout, voters cite economy and immigration issues

The so-called Latino sleeping giant awoke in Nogales, a U.S. border town where voters said the stakes are unusually high. Santa Cruz County voters cast more early ballots this year than the total ballots cast two years ago, and on Election Day, some voters waited more than an hour to fill out their ballots.... Read more»

Arizonans approve ballot measure to raise minimum wage

Supporters of Prop. 206, the measure to raise the minimum wage, gathered alongside a crowd of about 300 gathered at the Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel on Tuesday night and cheered as early election results appeared on the screen.... Read more»

McCain to return to U.S. Senate for sixth term

One-time presidential candidate and longtime Republican Sen. John McCain will return to serve Arizona for a sixth term, defeating one of his toughest opponents in years. McCain, a conservative stalwart for more than three decades, led U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick, 53 percent to 42 percent.... Read more»

Democrat Paul Penzone unseats Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio

After holding the position of Maricopa County Sheriff for more than two decades, Joe Arpaio has lost his seat to Democrat Paul Penzone. It was a stunning defeat for a Republican sheriff who has enjoyed both local and national popularity – and notoriety – for years.... Read more»

Donald Trump elected the 45th president of the United States

Donald Trump, the real estate mogul whose populist message resonated with white working-class Americans, rode a powerful wave of support on Tuesday in Arizona and across much of the country to be elected the 45th president of the United States.... Read more»

McSally, O'Halleran, Grijalva win S. Az congressional seats

In Arizona's two open seats in Congress, Democrat Tom O’Halleran was elected to the 1st Congressional District, while Republican Andy Biggs was a clear winner in the 6th District. U.S. Reps. Martha McSally and Raul Grijalva won re-election in Southern Arizona.... Read more»

McCain & McSally win, incumbents lead Pima Supes races

U.S. Sen. John McCain had an relatively easy re-election win Tuesday, while Democrats pushed toward a closer margin in the Legislature. In closely watched Board of Supervisors races, incumbent Sharon Bronson was beating GOP challenger Kim DeMarco, while Republican Ally Miller narrowly led challenger Brian Bickel.... Read more»

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