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UPDATED: Fri., April 27, 2018, 9:04 a.m.

Restaurants calm customers, say their romaine is safe

The government is still investigating how romaine lettuce from Yuma, Arizona, apparently became contaminated with E. coli bacteria. As of this week, at least 84 people in 19 states have …


UPDATED: Fri., April 27, 2018, 9:30 p.m.

‘He’s not listening’: Teachers and Arizona governor at odds

Arizona and Colorado teachers plan to don red shirts and descend upon their respective Capitols for a second day in a growing educator uprising.


UPDATED: Thu., April 26, 2018, 10:02 p.m.

Teacher walkouts shut Arizona, Colorado schools

Teachers in Arizona and Colorado turned their state Capitols into a sea of red Thursday as they kicked off widespread walkouts that shut down public schools in a bid for …


UPDATED: Wed., April 25, 2018, 11:08 a.m.

Despite win, GOP unsettled by narrow margin in U.S. House election in Arizona

GLENDALE, Ariz. – It took a big money push from the Republican Party, tweets by the president and the support of the state’s current and former governors, but the GOP …


Arizona is next stop for movement seeking better teacher pay

The latest stop in the national movement seeking higher teacher pay and better education funding is Arizona, where tens of thousands of teachers have voted to walk off the job …


UPDATED: Thu., April 19, 2018, 9:40 p.m.

Arizona teachers vote to walk off job in first-ever statewide strike

Arizona teachers have voted to walk off the job to demand increased school funding, marking a key step toward a first-ever statewide strike that builds on a movement for higher …


Possibility of Arizona teacher strike creates some confusion

Arizona teachers on Tuesday began weighing whether to walk out of their classrooms to demand more school funding after weeks of growing protests – a vote that’s raising questions about …


UPDATED: Mon., April 9, 2018, 9:42 p.m.

Arizona sending 225 troops to Mexico border, more heading soon

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey says 225 members of the state’s National Guard are heading to the U.S.-Mexico to support President Donald Trump’s call for troops to fight drug trafficking and …


Teacher rebellion puts red-state Republicans on defensive

A teacher rebellion in red states from West Virginia to Arizona has put Republicans on the defensive, forcing them to walk a fine line in the months before midterm elections …


Interior secretary defends Japanese comment to congresswoman

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is defending his use of a Japanese greeting when responding to a question from a congresswoman of Japanese descent.


Greg Cote: NCAA needs March Madness to help us forget taint of corruption for awhile

Save the season, March Madness. Fill our minds with basketball and brackets and Cinderellas. Spare us from the scudding cloud of FBI investigations and corruption and scandal for a few …


Ex-state senator wins GOP primary in race for US House

A former Arizona state senator easily outpaced another candidate embroiled in a sexting scandal and 10 other Republicans to win Tuesday’s primary to replace a U.S. congressman who quit amid …


Arizona could face fines in lawsuit over prison health care

A judge overseeing a class-action lawsuit over the quality of health care in Arizona’s prisons will hold hearings this week to determine whether to fine the state for falling short …


GOP Sen. Flake guarded about Senate OK’ing immigration deal

A Republican lawmaker who’s been a leading advocate of striking a bipartisan immigration deal is guarded about whether the Senate can approve a compromise on the politically electric issue, days …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 1, 2018, 5:10 p.m.

Arizona House votes to kick out lawmaker over sex misconduct

The Arizona House voted Thursday to kick out a Republican Rep. Don Shooter for sexual misconduct, making him the first state lawmaker in the U.S. expelled since the #MeToo movement …


Congressman calls for police to arrest undocumented immigrants at State of the Union

An Arizona congressman known for his hard-line views on immigration called on the U.S. Capitol Police to arrest any undocumented immigrants who attend President Trump’s State of the Union address, …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 17, 2018, 1:12 p.m.

Arizona’s GOP senators denounce Trump attacks on news media

President Donald Trump’s use of the terms “fake news” and “enemy of the people” is “shameful” and reminiscent of words infamously used by Soviet dictator Josef Stalin to describe his …


McSally launches Senate campaign in heated Arizona contest

Republican U.S. Rep. Martha McSally called on the national GOP to “grow a pair of ovaries” as she launched her Senate bid Friday, joining the race to replace retiring GOP …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 9, 2018, 9:37 a.m.

Ex-Arizona sheriff, Trump ally Joe Arpaio running for Senate

Former Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio has announced he plans to run for the U.S. Senate seat now held by Jeff Flake.


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 17, 2017, 9:27 p.m.

Trump: Sen. McCain returning home to Arizona after treatment

Republican Sen. John McCain is returning home to Arizona after being hospitalized for the side effects of his brain cancer treatment and likely will miss a crucial vote on the …


Jury rules for Arpaio in lawsuit by senator’s son, ex-wife

An Arizona jury has refused to award damages against former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio at a civil trial for bringing a since-dismissed criminal case against one of Sen. Jeff …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 9, 2017, 3:22 p.m.

Q&A: What’s next after Rep. Trent Franks’ resignation?

U.S. Rep. Trent Franks, a conservative anti-abortion Republican, has resigned after revealing that he discussed surrogacy with two female staffers. One former aide told the Associated Press that the congressman …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 8, 2017, 4:53 p.m.

Ex-aide: Franks offered $5m to carry his child

A former aide to Republican Rep. Trent Franks has told the Associated Press the congressman repeatedly pressed her to carry his child, at one point offering her $5 million to …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 7, 2017, 5:38 p.m.

Arizona GOP lawmaker resigns over surrogacy allegation

Republican Rep. Trent Franks of Arizona said Thursday he is resigning next month after revealing that he discussed surrogacy with two female staffers.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 18, 2017, 8:11 p.m.

Sen. Flake says GOP is ‘toast’ if it follows Trump, Moore

Republican U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake was caught on an open microphone saying that the GOP is “toast” if it follows Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore and President Donald Trump.


Phoenix man tries turning locomotive into a runaway train

A Phoenix man was close to turning a locomotive into his own runaway train.


How we voted: Duke holds down the top spot, but No. 2 Michigan State on deck for Blue Devils

A few of the freshman phenoms are starring already – Arizona’s DeAndre Ayton and Duke’s Marvin Bagley III more than the others – but there wasn’t much shifting after the …


Stretch of Arizona road renamed after slain militia member

A 2-mile section of road in Mohave County, Arizona, is being renamed after a resident and militia member who was killed during last year’s standoff at Malheur National Wildlife Refuge …


Indictments returned in college hoops bribery scheme

Four college basketball assistant coaches charged in a bribery scheme were among eight people indicted Tuesday by a federal grand jury in New York City.


Polygamous group slowly loses influence in longtime hometown

In a place where political contests are virtually unknown, the campaign signs offer the latest hint that a polygamous group is losing its grip on this remote red rock community …