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Members of the Electoral College from Arizona meet in 2012 to cast ballots for GOP nominee Mitt Romney. Experts see little chance of electors this year backing Hillary Clinton.

When Arizona’s 11 presidential electors gather in Phoenix on Monday morning to vote in the next president, experts say there is little chance that they will cast their ballots for anyone but President-elect Donald Trump, who won the popular vote in the state. Read more»

A federal appeals court Monday reinstated an excessive force lawsuit against a University of Arizona police officer who shot a woman four times as she walked toward another woman while carrying a kitchen knife. Read more»

A federal judge has halted an Obama administration rule on overtime pay that could have made as many as 90,000 workers in Arizona eligible for time-and-a-half pay had it been allowed to take effect this week. Read more»

Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Arizona, said lifting a House ban on budget earmarks is like “feeding pork to the alligators” at a time when voters want to “drain the swamp” in Washington.

The House Republican Caucus sidestepped a proposal Wednesday that would have lifted a five-year-old ban on congressional earmarks, the special local “pork barrel” projects that can be slipped into budget bills with little public notice. Read more»

Immigration attorneys say they are not sure exactly what will happen to immigrants in the U.S. under a Trump administration, but that they are trying to encourage anxious clients against any rash actions.

Immigration lawyers in Arizona said they have been flooded with calls from anxious clients in the wake of President-elect Donald Trump’s victory, but they are urging people to avoid rash decisions in the midst of uncertainty. Read more»

One of the biggest problems with voting on tribal reservations is the size and remoteness of them, with voters there sometimes having to travel an hour or more just to reach a polling place.

Local elections officials in Arizona concede that there are a number of issues with voting on reservations, but they said they are doing what they can to make Native Americans have the same opportunities to cast a ballot as voters in more densely populated areas. Read more»

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is expected to be among the 10 busiest airports in the nation this Thanksgiving, when as many as 27.3 million people are expected to board a U.S. airline for their holiday travel. Read more»

A Democratic lawsuit accuses Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump of using his campaign rallies, like this one in Phoenix Saturday, to “implore his supporters to engage in unlawful voter intimidation.”

The Arizona Democratic Party has filed suit against presidential candidate Donald Trump’s campaign, the Arizona Republican Party and others for what it calls a coordinated effort to “depress voter turnout,” particularly among minority voters. Read more»

The Supreme Court said Arizona courts need to reconsider life without parole sentences for five inmates who were still teens when they committed their crimes, to determine if the crimes were the result of “transient immaturity” or the work of “those rare children” who are truly incorrigible.

The Supreme Court on Monday ordered Arizona courts to reconsider the life-without-parole sentences handed down to five juveniles who were convicted in separate cases on a total of nine murders and other crimes in the 1990s. Read more»

Children listen to a presentation on spacesuits at the National Air and Space Museum. Educators visiting the museum to release the national science test results said such hands-on activities can help kids learn science.

Arizona posted the nation’s biggest gains in fourth-grade standardized science test scores last year but still lagged behind the national average, with the fifth-lowest scores overall, according to national test results released Thursday. Read more»

Arizona has a backlog of 6,424 sexual assault evidence kits that have been collected but not tested, a trend that worries advocates.

A state task force said Arizona has thousands more untested rape kits than originally thought, a problem that advocates fear could undermine efforts to get victims to come forward while giving serial offenders a “free pass.” Read more»

A Syrian refugee family waits to hear its fate in Beirut, Lebanon, in this January 2014 photo. Syria was one of 42 countries whose refugees have resettled in Arizona in the past several years.

More than 15,400 refugees from 42 different countries were resettled in Arizona from fiscal 2012 through the just-ended fiscal 2016, according to the State Department’s Refugee Processing Center. Read more»

Syrian families at a United Nations refugees center in Lebanon in 2014. Arizona received 833 Syrian refugees in just-ended fiscal 2016, trailing only three other states in the nation that year.

At least 800 Syrian refugees were resettled in Arizona over the last year, more refugees than all but three states in the nation, according to the most recent data from the State Department’s Refugee Processing Center. Read more»

Hillary Clinton at a March campaign rally at Carl Hayden High School in Phoenix. Her campaign announced a new commitment of funds and rallies in the state, giving Democrats hope that Arizona could be in play this Election Day.

With only three weeks to Election Day, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is sending top surrogates to Arizona this week and pledging $2 million in advertising in an effort to turn the state blue for the first time in 20 years. Read more»

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, in a campaign file photo, issued a terse apology late Friday after a 2005 recording surfaced of him making vulgar comments about women. But he has rejected calls by some Republicans that he withdraw from the race.

Arizona Republican candidates scrambled Saturday to distance themselves from recordings in which presidential nominee Donald Trump makes offensive and lewd comments about women, while Democrats criticized the GOP responses as too little, too late. Read more»

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