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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 …

The college basketball players you have to watch this season

Breaking down the players to know heading into the 2017-18 college basketball season:

UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 29, 2017, 7:29 p.m.

Court orders Arizona tribe to recognize same-sex marriages

A tribal court has cleared the way for gay couples to marry on an American Indian reservation in the Phoenix area after a two-year legal battle that could have repercussions …

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 25, 2017, 11:31 a.m.

GOP rallies behind tax cuts after senators’ attack on Trump

Congressional Republicans showed scant signs Wednesday of turning on Donald Trump, rallying instead behind their party’s tax-cutting plans a day after a pair of prominent GOP senators denounced the president …

UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 24, 2017, 3:56 p.m.

GOP Sen. Flake, a vocal Trump critic, won’t seek re-election

Republican Sen. Jeff Flake announced Tuesday he would not seek re-election next year, delivering a forceful condemnation of the “flagrant disregard of truth and decency” and bemoaning political complicity in …

Judge won’t throw out ruling explaining Arpaio’s conviction

The judge in former Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s now-pardoned criminal case has refused the retired lawman’s request to throw out all rulings in the case, including a blistering decision that explained …

Keillor: When a red state gets the blues

If you chose to live in a tree and the branch your hammock was attached to fell down, you wouldn’t ask for a government subsidy to hang your hammock in …

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 23, 2017, 7:51 p.m.

Within 24 hours, a pair of wildly different Trump speeches

Within a 24-hour span, President Donald Trump delivered one speech in which he tore into the media and members of his own party, and a second in which he called …

UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 22, 2017, 10:33 p.m.

Trump blames media for condemnation of comments on Virginia

Fresh off a speech on Afghanistan that moved him in a different direction than many of his core voters, President Donald Trump is highlighting his pledge to combat illegal immigration …

UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 21, 2017, 9:02 p.m.

Trump returns to Arizona – and a chaotic political landscape

As Trump returns to Arizona on Tuesday in need of another big moment, he will find a place where his agenda and unconventional leadership style have consumed the political landscape …

UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 20, 2017, 9:05 a.m.

Trump to visit Marine base in Yuma before Phoenix rally

The White House says President Donald Trump is scheduled to visit a Marine Corps base in Arizona along the U.S.-Mexico border.

UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 14, 2017, 10:27 p.m.

Trump considers Arpaio pardon; critics call out president

President Donald Trump says he may grant a pardon to former Sheriff Joe Arpaio following his recent conviction in federal court, prompting outrage among critics who say the move would …

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 2, 2017, 6:03 p.m.

McCain says he expects to return to Senate next month

Arizona Sen. John McCain said in a radio interview Wednesday that he hates the healthy diet his wife and daughter are forcing on him as he fights an aggressive form …

UPDATED: Mon., July 31, 2017, 8:52 p.m.

Arizona sheriff convicted of crime for ignoring judge’s order

Former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio has been convicted of a criminal charge for disobeying a court order to stop traffic patrols that targeted immigrants.

UPDATED: Mon., July 31, 2017, 10:39 a.m.

Helicopter rescues dozens of stranded by flooding in Arizona canyon

A police helicopter rescued approximately 35 hikers stranded by flooding in a national forest recreation area in Arizona.

UPDATED: Tue., July 25, 2017, 8:34 p.m.

10 white caskets and memories: Funeral honors flood victims

To the strains of “Ave Maria,” more than 1,000 people said goodbye Tuesday to 10 members of an extended family who lost their lives in a flash flood while celebrating …

UPDATED: Sat., July 22, 2017, 10:47 p.m.

McCain’s primary rival urges him to step aside after diagnosis – and suggests she could replace him

A day after news came out about Sen. John McCain’s, R-Ariz., brain cancer diagnosis, his one-time political opponent urged the ailing senator to think about his political future sooner rather …