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Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, a Tucson Democrat who was left severely injured in a 2011 shooting, walked unassisted on to the Democratic National Committee stage Wednesday to endorse Hillary Clinton.

Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords veered from her usual theme against gun violence to add her endorsement of presidential nominee Hillary Clinton in an address to the Democratic National Convention that one Arizona lawmaker called “very, very emotional.” Read more»

Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords spoke at a rally against gun violence in Philadelphia on Tuesday, one day ahead of her featured speaking role at the Democratic National Convention here.

Former Tucson Rep. Gabrielle Giffords walked onto the stage unassisted and smiling Tuesday and exhorted a crowd at a gun-control rally in a park here to have the “courage to do what’s right” to pass “responsible” gun reform. Read more»

Kory Kehle discusses the challenges of running a small business in Yuma with Cronkite News reporter Selena Makrides.

Yuma has one of the highest unemployment rates along the U.S.-Mexico border — or anywhere in the county — and the top concerns of residents are jobs and the economy rather than a wall or illegal immigration, according to a Cronkite News-Univision News-Dallas Morning News poll. Read more»

U.S. Rep Ruben Gallego, D-Arizona, (center) said voters were disenfranchised in MaricopaCounty in the March 22  presidential primary election.

Voting rights advocates Wednesday said the March presidential preference election amounted to voter suppression and proposed renewing federal election standards to protect voters. Read more»