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In Arizona, Cruz vies with Trump on immigration

As the presidential race again turns West, Ted Cruz is zeroing in on what has become the defining issue of the Republican nominating process: illegal immigration. On Friday, that renewed focus brought the U.S. senator from Texas to Arizona.... Read more»

Photos: Sanders makes last-minute primary pitch in Tucson

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders returns to Tucson, trying to convince voters to pick him over Hillary Clinton in Arizona's Democratic primary, which will be held on Tuesday, March 22. ... Read more»

Sanders courts Native American vote in Arizona

Bernie Sanders touched on Native American issues during a town hall event near Flagstaff on Thursday night, but it is unclear how much support from the community can sway the election.... Read more»

Clinton runs Spanish-language ads ahead of Az primary

Hillary Clinton’s campaign released two bilingual ads in Arizona on Thursday, featuring Spanish speakers expressing their support for her presidential bid in November, just days before the state's primary election onTuesday.... Read more»

Factchecking Trump's Muslim claim

Donald Trump claimed that a Pew Research Center survey found that among the world’s Muslims, “27 percent, could be 35 percent, would go to war” against the U.S. The Pew Research Center says it has conducted no survey that asks such a question, nor did experts we consulted know of any such survey. One expert we talked to called Trump’s claim “nonsense.” Another told us it had “no scientific basis.”... Read more»

Thursday is deadline to mail early ballots

If you've got an early ballot for next week's Arizona presidential preference election, you should mail it by Thursday so it'll be counted, officials said. Early ballots can also be dropped at polling places on Tuesday. ... Read more»

Factchecking 'temperature' at Trump rallies

Asked if he would consider "lowering the temperature" at his rallies when protests erupt, Donald Trump said, “I think, in many cases, I do lower the temperature.” But in many cases he has not. Quite the opposite.... Read more»

In 2 weeks, Pinal deputies arrest 25 smugglers, seize 1,000 lbs. of pot

In under two weeks, deputies with the Pinal County Sheriff's Office arrested 25 men connected with smuggling and seized more than 1,000 pounds of marijuana in a half-dozen separate incidents, authorities said.... Read more»


Trump’s campaign rhetoric, ISIS and the law of war

A military lawyer examines the legal aspects of Donald Trump’s campaign rhetoric on the use of force against the Islamic State, or ISIS.... Read more»

Sunshine Week commentary

Republicans & Democrats ask Obama: Why haven’t you signed this transparency order?

Ten billion dollars. That’s what some experts predict the 2016 election will cost (at least financially). This Sunshine Week, as news organizations and advocates reflect on the progress we’ve made on transparency and right-to-know reforms, it is critical to urge President Obama to sign an executive order that would shine a light on one tranche of money in politics.... Read more»

Sunshine Week commentary

True disclosure demands full accountability

With its Citizens United and McCutcheon decisions, the U.S. Supreme Court clearly articulated the value of disclosure and transparency to the health of our democracy. After all, transparency is the best disinfectant, to paraphrase Justice Louis Brandeis’ famous quote. Sadly, the type of transparency and disclosure envisioned by the justices doesn’t exist.... Read more»

Capitol roundup: Ballots, revenge porn, wild horses and wine delivery

Last week Gov. Doug Ducey signed a bill makes it a felony to turn in another voter’s ballot, which is punishable by a $150,000 fine and one year in prison. Bills regarding child prostitution and revenge porn still need his signature ... Read more»

FactCheck: Trump University’s D-minus rating

Donald Trump gets an ‘F’ for a video he posted to YouTube purporting to tell the “truth” about Trump University, the real-estate program that has been the subject of three ongoing lawsuits alleging fraud. But what Trump literally holds out as evidence is meaningless and misleading.... Read more»

FactChecking the 12th GOP debate

The candidates’ factual stumbles touched on ISIS, ethanol, climate change and more. ... Read more»

Old enough to drive, old enough to vote? Amendment’s backers say yes

A proposed amendment to the Arizona Constitution would let 16-year-olds vote in state elections, a move supporters hope would boost interest in elections and lead to greater turnout of young voters.... Read more»

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