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A still from the video captured by the family that shows one of the Chevy Suburbans still smoldering after an ambush by gunmen killed 9 people, including three adults and six children near Rancho La Mora, about 70 miles southeast of Douglas, Arizona.

Gunmen ambushed members of a Mormon community near a town in northern Mexico on Monday morning, killing three women and six children, and wounding five other children. Read more»

The Deep South has not elected a Democratic senator since 1992, but Alabama drew the line against a wildly unqualified Roy Moore on Tuesday. The natural question for readers here is, If this can happen in Alabama, why not in Arizona? Read more» 1

Arizona's main political parties held organizing meetings over the weekend, with the Democrats and Republican each holding meetings in Phoenix to pick this year's statewide leadership. Democrats dealt with accusations of financial improprieties, while Republicans were riled by statements about Mormon "cronyism." Read more»

Brewer in 2013.

The progressive echo chamber had quite a fit when Jan Brewer brushed off the suggestion that Hispanics would cause Clinton to win Arizona. "Nah. They don't vote," she said. But she told the truth. Rare for her, perhaps unprecedented, but accurate for once. Read more» 3

The Colorado City voting precinct includes both Colorado City and the city of Centennial Park, each comprising about half of the precinct’s voting population.

Hundreds of voters in Colorado City made nearly identical choices when casting ballots in the November 2014 election, continuing a bizarre trend where a block of voters didn’t choose any candidate in some races, but voted almost 100 percent for an individual candidate in others. Read more» 1

Anthony Romney, second from right, with his family in Mexico. He says he's a second cousin of Mitt Romney and, as a dual citizen of Mexico and the United States, he's voting for the Republican candidate for president.

They farm, own big houses and pray in a lavish Mormon temple. But they regret that cousin Mitt Romney has never visited. Read more»

Among the murderers and other criminals in Yuma Territorial Prison in the mid-1880s, prominent Mormons were also incarcerated. Their crime? Polygamy. Read more» 2

In advance of Utah’s Republican primary Tuesday, here are 10 important facts about immigrants and people of color in the state that display their significant economic, cultural, and electoral power. Read more» 1

President Obama stumped in Chandler in January during a post-State of the Union swing through battleground states that saw him touting high-tech manufacturing as a way to get the U.S. economy on track.

Since the days of Harry S. Truman, only one Democratic presidential candidate has won in Arizona: Bill Clinton, seeking a second term in 1996. But despite the state’s reputation as a GOP bastion and Mitt Romney’s advantages here, President Obama’s campaign is suggesting that it can win Arizona in November. Read more»

It was a big day for Mormons Tuesday. Read more»

Mitt Romney speaks to voters at a rally Feb. 13 in Mesa.

Mitt Romney has a strong lead so far among Arizonans who have opened their wallets in support. And donations from residents of Mesa and Gilbert, cities with large Mormon populations, are a big part of that. Read more»

Mesa Arts Center is the venue for Wednesday’s presidential debate.

For better or worse, Arizona’s third-largest city is making national headlines. On Wednesday, four men vying for the Republican presidential nomination will debate in the heart of Mesa’s downtown. Read more»

Candidate Rick Santorum

The GOP's worst enemy is its candidates. Santorum may be the slightest, but all the remaining Republican contenders come up short. Even so, the anti-sex constituency is very, very small. Read more» 2

Nobel Peace Prize winner Elie Wiesel at the World Economic Forum in 2008. The Holocaust survivor's name, along with the names of his father and maternal grandfather, were found entered into a Mormon database for the deceased.

Mormon church leaders have apologized to the family of the late Holocaust survivor and Jewish rights advocate Simon Wiesenthal after a researcher discovered that his Jewish parents were posthumously baptized by Mormon church members in Arizona and Utah. Read more»

An interview with scholar Joanna Brooks about the Mormon faith and politics, political coverage of religion, history of the LDS Church, and the progressive Mormon tradition. Read more»

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