• President Donald Trump speaks at Fort Myer in Arlington Va., Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, during a Presidential Address. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

    Questions on immigration, race follow Trump to Arizona

    Trying to recapture the Republican fervor that helped put him in office, President Donald Trump travels to Yuma, Arizona, on Tuesday.

  • Avondale City officials announced Monday that Sandi Nielson died at her home last Saturday. (Courtesy: City of Avondale)

    Avondale Vice Mayor Sandi Nielson dies, had battled ALS

    The vice mayor of Avondale has died after battling amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, more commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease.

  • FILE - In this Jan. 26, 2016 file photo, then-Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is joined by Joe Arpaio, the sheriff of metro Phoenix, at a campaign event in Marshalltown, Iowa (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

    Trump returns to Arizona and a chaotic political landscape

    Donald Trump was just a few weeks into his candidacy in 2015 when he came to Phoenix for a speech that ended up being a bigger moment in his campaign than most people realized at the time. 

  • Kelli Ward is looking to become Arizona's next senator by beating Sen. Jeff Flake. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Ward supportive of president's comments on Charlottesville, possibility of pardon for Arpaio

    Former State Senator Kelli Ward, one of the Republicans vying to unseat Senator Jeff Flake next year, voiced her support for the possibility of a presidential pardon of former Sheriff Joe Arpaio at Tuesday's rally in Phoenix and defended President Trump's response to the violence in Charlottesville.

  • If protesters try to block traffic like they did in March of 2016, they could face harsher penalties. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Demonstrators who block traffic at Trump rally could face stiffer penalties

    If demonstrators block roads outside Tuesday’s rally for President Donald Trump at the Phoenix Convention Center, they could face stiffer penalties that were put in place after a previous Trump event.

  • Public safety officials from the City, County and the state said they're fully prepared to handle protests surrounding President Donald Trump's rally in downtown Phoenix. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Public safety officials say they're ready to handle Trump rally & protests

    Public safety officials from the City, County and the state held a joint news conference on Monday to address preparedness and safety for the upcoming presidential visit set for Tuesday at the Phoenix Convention Center. 

  • (Source: 3TV/CBS 5 file photos)

    Gov. Ducey to skip Trump rally in Phoenix, VP Pence to attend

    Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey is the latest high-profile Republican to skip a planned rally for President Donald Trump Tuesday night in Phoenix.

  • Arizona Democratic leaders aren't too happy that Donald Trump is having a rally in Phoenix on Tuesday. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Arizona Democrats worried about Trump rally in Phoenix

    Democratic leaders in Arizona say they're still disappointed that President Donald Trump is coming to Phoenix Tuesday and that they're worried protests will turn violent.

  • President Trump announces visit to Phoenix

    President Trump's office has confirmed that he will hold a rally in Phoenix on Aug. 22. 

  • In this Aug 10, 2017, file photo, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., watches a baseball game between the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Los Angeles Dodgers during the first inning in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

    Sen. McCain faces cancer battle with typical feistiness

    Sen. John McCain's packed agenda while on break from Congress in his home state of Arizona has hardly been the schedule of a typical brain cancer patient - or even someone about to turn 81.

  • President Trump took a jab at Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake on Twitter leading up to his August 22 Phoenix rally. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5 file photos)

    Trump Phoenix rally to highlight feisty feud with senator

    When President Donald Trump takes the stage this week at a rally in Arizona, the state's junior senator will be nowhere to be seen. But Trump is likely to save some choice words for Sen. Jeff Flake.

  • (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Arizona anti-voucher referendum poised to make ballot

    Opponents of Arizona's sweeping new school voucher law took a big step toward blocking it until voters can weigh in next year, after state officials determined that 97 percent of the 111,000 signatures collected by a grassroots group passed an initial certification.

  • Anti-Trump graffiti appeared in a few locations around Phoenix Friday, including 13th Avenue and Camelback.

    Anti-Trump graffiti pops up around Phoenix ahead of presidential visit

    Some Anti-Trump graffiti is popping up around Phoenix ahead of the president's visit this Tuesday.

  • Some bars and restaurants in Phoenix will be closed Tuesday. (Source: Facebook)

    Downtown businesses consider closing during Trump visit

    Some downtown Phoenix restaurants and bars are considering closing their doors Tuesday when President Donald Trump holds a rally at the Phoenix Convention Center.

  • President Trump told Fox News he's "seriously considering" pardoning former County sheriff Joe Arpaio. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Pardon of Joe Arpaio would refute crux of immigration debate

    Arizona politicians have invoked the "rule of law" for more than a decade as the guiding principle in pushing for tougher immigration laws, arguing that no one - no matter who you are - is above the law.  

  • (Source: Twitter)

    McCain completes round of radiation, chemo for brain cancer

    Sen John McCain's daughter has positive words about her father's fight against cancer.

  • (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Arizona Supreme Court OKs law penalizing cities

    The Arizona Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a Tucson ordinance that requires the destruction of guns seized by the city's police department conflicts with a state law requiring the weapons to be sold.

  • (Source: The Associated Press)

    Arizona congress members urge President Trump not to pardon Joe Arpaio

    Three democratic representatives from Arizona sent a letter to President Trump Thursday morning urging him not to pardon former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

  • A Confederate monument in Phoenix was defaced early Thursday morning by a vandal who spray-painted it white, according to DPS. (Source: William Robles / Facebook)

    Arizona Confederate monument defaced; 2nd incident in last week

    A Confederate monument in Phoenix was defaced early Thursday morning by a vandal who spray-painted it white, according to the Arizona Department of Public Safety. 

  • (Source: Facebook/3TV/CBS5)

    U.S. Representative Grijalva to lead protest at Trump rally in Phoenix

    U.S. Representative Raul Grijalva (D) of Tucson announced Wednesday that he will come to Phoenix to lead a counter protest against President Trump's rally scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 22 at the Phoenix Convention Center.

  • President Trump took a jab at Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake on Twitter leading up to his August 22 Phoenix rally. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5 file photos)

    Leading up to Phoenix rally, President Trump takes jab at 'toxic' Sen. Flake

    President Trump took a jab at Arizona Sen. Flake on Twitter leading up to his August 22 Phoenix rally. 

  • Arpaio has been a strong supporter of Trump and campaigned for him. (Source: The Associated Press)

    Trump mulls pardon of ex-sheriff with same immigration views

    Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio is awaiting sentencing and the possibility of jail time following a criminal conviction for disobeying a judge's order to stop his traffic patrols that targeted immigrants.

  • Phoenix police are preparing to keep people safe during a Trump Rally on Tuesday. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Police preparing for demonstrators during Trump visit

    Phoenix Police are gearing up for the presidential visit next Tuesday where possibly thousands of demonstrators will gather outside the Phoenix Convention Center.

  • File picture of Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Phoenix mayor criticizes Trump's plan to hold Phoenix rally

    Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton isn't happy that President Donald  Trump plans to hold a campaign rally in his city but supports his right to do it.

  • Community leaders called on Doug Ducey to bring down the Confederate monuments in Arizona. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Civil rights leaders slam Ducey over confederate monuments

    Civil rights and other community leaders slammed Gov. Doug Ducey on Tuesday, saying the governor is trying to have it "both ways" when it comes to issues of race. 

  • 'It's not my desire or mission to tear down any monuments or memorials,' Gov. Doug Ducey said Monday.

    Ducey has no 'desire or mission' to remove Confederate monuments on state land

    A day after strongly condemning hate groups, Gov. Doug Ducey said he will not push for the removal Confederate monuments on state property.

  • President Donald Trump at a news conference in New York on Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017 (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    President Trump blames Sen. John McCain for failure of health care bill

    During a news conference in New York Tuesday, President Donald Trump verbally swiped at Arizona Sen. John McCain – twice – overtly blaming him for the failure of his much-touted health care bill.

  • Keeping to his promise of staying busy, Sen. John McCain spends time with family in Arizona.(Source: Twitter.com/SenJohnMcCain)

    Sen. McCain takes break from treatment to spend time with family

    Keeping to his promise of staying busy,  John McCain isn't letting his brain cancer treatment slow him down.

  • U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake addresses business officials gathered for an event in Prescott, Ariz., Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Bob Christie)

    Sen. Jeff Flake working Arizona as he faces tough 2018 race

    Republican Sen. Jeff Flake has spent the first part of the August congressional recess crisscrossing Arizona, touring the U.S.-Mexico border, visiting a wildfire-scarred town and giving a speech to business leaders. 

  • President Trump. (August 11, 2017) [Source: 3TV/CBS 5]

    Could President Trump return to the Valley this month?

    Is President Trump planning a visit to Phoenix? Perhaps. According to Jerry Harper with the Phoenix Convention Center, someone with Donald Trump's campaign has inquired about available dates for the week of August 21st.

  • Phoenix Mayor Stanton. (August 11, 2017) [Source: 3TV/ CBS 5 News]

    Phoenix Mayor Stanton considering a run for Congress

    Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton is preparing to run for Congress as speculation about Rep. Kyrsten Sinema's future could dramatically alter Arizona's political landscape. 

  • (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Board won't stop in-state tuition for eligible immigrants

    Public universities in Arizona said Thursday they will not stop offering in-state tuition for eligible immigrants granted deferred deportation status.

  • Gov. Doug Ducey (Source: 3TV/CBS 5 file photo)

    Gov. Ducey extends executive order for opioid-related data

    Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has extended the increased reporting of opioid-related data by renewing his recent executive order for another 60 days. 

  • (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    2 Trump backers join Flake opponent Kelli Ward's campaign

    A political operative who helped raise millions of dollars to support President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign is joining the U.S. Senate campaign of Kelli Ward. 

  • Republican Kelli Ward, a former state senator, sent out a letter with the infamous picture of comedienne Kathy Griffin holding a decapitated, bloody head, in the image of President Donald Trump. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Senate candidate uses graphic photo in mailer

    The woman trying to unseat Sen. Jeff Flake is using a disturbing image in her campaign material.

  • McCain not sure if Trump 'ready to act' on North Korea

    Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain says "great leaders" don't threaten foes unless they're ready to act -- and he's not certain President Donald Trump is ready to act against North Korea.

  • A poll last month by Morning Consult that ranked senators by popularity in their home states made Arizona Republican Sens. John McCain and Jeff Flake as second- and third-least popular in the nation. (Source: (Source: Cronkite News)

    Doubling down: McCain, Flake don’t soften edges despite poll showing

    What do you do when you are listed as one of the most unpopular people in your home state? If you’re a U.S. senator from Arizona, apparently you stick to your guns. 

  • A group said it filed more than 111,000 signatures that were against the expansion of school vouchers. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    New Arizona school voucher law on hold for now

    Arizona's ambitious expansion of its school voucher program was officially put on hold Tuesday after opponents filed enough signatures to at least temporarily block the new law. 

  • New laws going into effect in Arizona

    Here's a list of some of the most notable bills recently signed into law by Gov. Doug Ducey.

  • Arpaio endorsed Trump in January 2016. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Arpaio wants to know why Trump has been silent on his case

    Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who campaigned hard for Trump last year, says he's not going to ask the commander and chief himself.

  • The senator joined Good Morning Arizona Tuesday to open up about his just-released book, which some are calling "candid" and "forceful."(Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Sen. Jeff Flake opens up about new book

    Sen. Jeff Flake just released a book titled "Conscience of a Conservative" where he questions his GOP colleagues and President Trump.

  • Group seeking school voucher bill repeal to file petitions

    A group opposed to an Arizona law that marked the nation's most ambitious expansion of a private school voucher program said Monday it has collected enough signatures to stop the measure from taking effect this week, allowing voters decide its fate in the 2018 election if the signatures are validated. 

  • Gov. Doug Ducey. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Arizona school districts confused over Ducey's pay plan

    Arizona school districts have yet to receive word of details of new funding stream provided in the new state budget at the behest of Gov. Doug Ducey. 

  • Save Our Schools Arizona. (August 7, 2017) [Source: 3TV/CBS 5]

    Group set to block school voucher program from taking effect

    A parents group is trying put the brakes on one of Gov. Doug Ducey's signatures pieces of legislation. Save Our Schools Arizona claim they've   collected enough signatures to stop the expansion of the states school voucher program. 

  • Sen. Jeff Flake (Source: 3TV/CBS 5 file photo)

    Poll shows voters disapprove of Sen. Flake's job performance

    If the election were held today, 47 percent of voters would vote for a Democratic compared to 31 percent who would cast their ballot for Sen. Jeff Flake, according to Public Policy Polling.

  • Daniel Magos said he was humiliated after a Maricopa County Sheriff’s deputy pulled himover as he was driving to a new job. (Photo by Blakely McHugh/Cronkite News)

    Motorist in class action suit sees ‘justice’ in Arpaio criminal contempt verdict

    The driver who was at the heart of former Sheriff Arpaio’s contempt of court case said the sheriff’s guilty verdict shows “justice is being served.” 

  • Sen. Jeff Flake doesn't think a Republican bill curbing immigration is a good idea. (Source: CNN/CBS 5/3TV)

    Sen. Flake knocks immigration proposal

    Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake on Wednesday knocked his party's latest effort to slash the number of immigrants coming to the United States. 

  • (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    In Arizona, it's Flake vs. Trump in a test of the GOP's allegiances

    Sen. Jeff Flake's decision to kick off his re-election campaign with a book railing against President Donald Trump has positioned Arizona as a battleground for the soul of the Republican Party.

  • In this April 13, 2017 photo, Arizona Republican Sen. Jeff Flake takes a question from the audience during a town hall in Mesa, Ariz. The debut of Flake's book "Conscience of a Conservative" goes on sale on Tuesday, Aug. 1. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

    Sen. Flake takes GOP to task over Trump

    Sen. Jeff Flake says his fellow Republicans have let President Donald Trump lead the country away from conservative principles and democratic ideals.

  • FILE--In this June 26, 2017, file photo, former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, left, leaves U.S. District Court on the first day of his contempt-of-court trial with attorney Mark Goldman, right, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, file

    Defiance that made Arizona sheriff popular led to downfall

    The political defiance that made Joe Arpaio popular as metro Phoenix's sheriff of 24 years ultimately led to his downfall.

  • FILE- In this April 13, 2017, file photo, Arizona Republican Sen. Jeff Flake takes a question from the audience during a town hall in Mesa, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

    Sen. Flake faults GOP, Democrat partisanship for Trump rise

    Sen. Jeff Flake took his own party to task as well as Democrats, blaming both in a new book for the political gridlock that led to Trump's presidency.

  • Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Gov. Ducey in Washington for meetings on health care

    Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey made an unexpected trip to Washington to confer with Trump administration officials and other governors on a repeal of the Affordable Care Act, his spokesman confirmed Monday.

  • Arizona State Parks and Trails plans to repurpose exisiting buildings to preserve Rockin’ River Ranch’s character. This building will become a convenience store. (Photo by Alexis Kuhbander/Cronkite News)

    Verde River ranchers worry about safety in Arizona’s newest state park

    State officials plan to open Arizona’s newest state park along the Verde River but neighboring landowners fear crowds will compromise safety. 

  • Rep. Ruben Gallego, D-Phoenix, a veteran of the war in Iraq, called President Donald Trump’s announcement via Twiter on Wednesday of a ban on transgender members of the military “embarrassing” and “dumb.” (Photo by Megan Janetsky/Cronkite News)

    Arizona lawmakers blast Trump’s tweeted ban on transgender soldiers

    The response from Arizona lawmakers was swift and clear after President Trump said in a series of tweets that transgender individuals would not be able to serve in the military.

  • Sen. McCain to return to Arizona to start cancer treatment

    After his dramatic return to the Senate this week, Sen. John McCain is planning to travel back to Arizona to start cancer treatment on Monday

  • Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. who returned to Capitol Hill this week after being diagnosed with an aggressive type of brain cancer, smiles as he heads to the Senate on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, July 27, 2017 (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    McCain, fighting cancer, turns on GOP and kills health bill

    Sen. John McCain appeared poised to be the savior of the GOP health bill when he returned to the Capitol earlier this week despite brain cancer. 

  • Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., who returned to Capitol Hill this week after being diagnosed with an aggressive type of brain cancer, smiles as he heads to his office on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, July 27, 2017 (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    Cryptic calls, lip-reading and a thumbs-down: Behind McCain's dramatic vote

    In hindsight, it seems clear: McCain had made up his mind to vote "no" well before he walked into that chamber.

  • Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., who returned to Capitol Hill this week after being diagnosed with an aggressive type of brain cancer, smiles as he heads to his office on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, July 27, 2017 (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    John McCain's maverick moment

    Shortly before Sen. John McCain entered the Senate chamber in the wee hours of Friday morning, reporters wanted to know how he'd vote. 

  • Dealing a serious blow to President Donald Trump's agenda, the Senate early Friday rejected a measure to repeal parts of former President Barack Obama's health care law after a night of high suspense in the U.S. Capitol. (Source: CNN)

    'Obamacare' repeal reeling after Senate defeat

    Dealing a serious blow to President Donald Trump's agenda, the Senate early Friday rejected a measure to repeal parts of former President Barack Obama's health care law after a night of high suspense in the U.S. Capitol.

  • Mesa City Councilman Ryan Winkle was arrested for a DUI in May. (Source: City of Mesa)

    City Councilman Ryan Winkle's DUI already costing Mesa $36,000

    The City of Mesa has spent just over $36,000 in legal services stemming from the disciplinary investigation and hearing of Mesa City Councilman Ryan Winkle's recent DUI arrest, according to public records obtained by 3TV/CBS 5.

  • Arizona's two Republican senators are split over their party's latest effort to repeal Obamacare. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    AZ Senators split over ObamaCare repeal

    Arizona's two Republican senators are split over their party's latest effort to repeal Obamacare. Sen. Jeff Flake voted Wednesday for a straight repeal of the Affordable Care Act while Sen. John McCain voted against, dealing another set back to the GOP.

  • Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton, left, and Mesa Mayor John Giles, right. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    In show of bipartisanship, AZ mayors oppose Obamacare repeal

    Two of the state's most influential mayors from different political parties say is it's time to end the drama and pull the plug on the Republican health care bill.  

  • Sen. McCain gave a speech on Tuesday to mark his return to the Senate after being diagnosed with brain cancer. (Source: C-SPAN)

    Cheers, whoops for McCain's return, then impassioned speech

    In high drama at the Capitol, Sen. John McCain on Tuesday delivered a crucial vote in the Republican drive to dismantle the health care law, a win for President Donald Trump and GOP leaders, and then leveled a broadside at how the GOP got there.

  • Sen. John McCain plans to return to the Senate on Tuesday. (Source: The Associated Press)

    McCain to come back to Senate Tuesday

    The office of Sen. John McCain says the ailing Arizona Republican will return to the Senate on Tuesday, the day of the health care vote.

  • Aboard an American Airlines flight heading to Washington D.C., crew members passed around cards for passengers to sign get-well wishes for the recently diagnosed Sen. McCain. (Source: Facebook/AP)

    Get-well cards passed around for airline passengers to sign for Sen. McCain

    Well isn't that the sweetest thing. Aboard an American Airlines flight heading to Washington D.C., crew members passed around cards for passengers to sign get-well wishes for the recently diagnosed Sen. McCain.

  • A judge plans to rule within weeks on a challenge to an Arizona law that prompted the dismantling of a Mexican-American history program in Tucson's largest school district. (Source: 3TV/ CBS 5)

    Stage set for ruling in Mexican-American studies trial

    A judge plans to rule within weeks on a challenge to an Arizona law that prompted the dismantling of a Mexican-American history program in Tucson's largest school district. 

  • AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File). In this July 11, 2017, file photo, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington.

    McCain making dramatic Senate return for crucial health vote

    John McCain will make a dramatic return to the Senate for a make-or-break vote on GOP health care legislation Tuesday, just days after getting diagnosed with a brain tumor.

  • Arizona is one of a number of states that have said they will not provide some, or all, of the data requested by a Presidential Advisory Commission on Electoral Integrity. (Source: Erik Hersman/Creative Commons)

    Trump taunts states, like Arizona, that denied voter data to task force

    Arizona election officials had sharp words Wednesday for President Donald Trump after he suggested that states that are withholding voter information from a presidential commission have something to hide. 

  • (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    New Dream Act bill gives young undocumented immigrants new hope

    Texas and nine other states have threatened to sue the federal government if the Trump Administration continues to give temporary legal status to undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children.

  • Sen. John McCain (left); Kelli Ward (top left); Sen. Jeff Flake (bottom right) (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Jeff Flake primary challenger: McCain should step aside 'as quickly as possible' after cancer diagnosis

    US Senate candidate Kelli Ward, who is challenging Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake in the state's 2018 Republican primary, said Thursday that she hopes Sen. John McCain will step aside as quickly as possible following the news this week of his brain cancer diagnosis. 

  • Cancer, working from bed all part of long McCain chronicles

    Sen. John McCain is telling his best friend in the Senate to keep it together as he grapples with brain cancer. The resilience is classic McCain, the Navy pilot and Vietnam prisoner of war turned congressman and senator.

  • Former U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

    Ex-lawmaker Kirkpatrick running for McSally's House seat

    Former U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick is entering a crowded Democratic primary race for the House seat held by two-term Republican Rep. Martha McSally in Arizona's competitive 2nd Congressional District. 

  • Senator John McCain (3TV/CBS 5 file photo)

    McCain says 'I'll be back soon' as he battles brain cancer

    "I greatly appreciate the outpouring of support - unfortunately for my sparring partners in Congress, I'll be back soon, so stand-by!" McCain said in a tweet.

  • Sen. John McCain, Oct. 27, 2008  (Source: AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

    The absolutely remarkable life of John McCain

    Sen. John McCain's story is amazing because he's been knocked down in ways big and small throughout his life. And he just keeps getting up.

  • Arizona Sen. John McCain is recovering after having surgery. (17 July 2017) [Source: 3TV/CBS5]

    Sen. John McCain diagnosed with brain cancer

    Arizona Sen. John McCain was diagnosed with brain cancer, his staff announced Wednesday. McCain's underwent surgery last week to remove a blood clot above his left eye and was at home recovering.

  • Rep. Jesus Rubalcava, D-Gila Bend, announced Wednesday that his resignation is effective on July 28. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Lawmaker facing scrutiny over campaign-finance funds quits

    A state legislator under investigation for allegedly violating Arizona's clean election financing laws has resigned.

  • Potential Democratic challenger Deedra Abboud on a CNN interview with Don Lemon. (Souce: CNN)

    Sen. Jeff Flake defends opponent attacked on Facebook for being Muslim

    Cyberbullies bombarded a Muslim US Senate candidate's Facebook page with hate-filled messages, and she drew support from the man she's trying to unseat -- Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona.

  • (Source: Bob Christie/AP)

    Arizona AG: No prosecution of ex-speaker after expense probe

    The Arizona Attorney General's Office said Tuesday it won't prosecute former state House speaker David Gowan following a fraud investigation into expense reimbursements.

  • (Source: Ross Franklin/AP)

    Ex-school official: Radicals taught Mexican-American program

    The former leader of Arizona's public schools defended his years-long battle to end a popular Mexican-American history program, testifying Tuesday that he was troubled by what he described as radical instructors teaching students to be disruptive but insisting he targeted all ethnic studies programs equally.

  • Arizona Sen. John McCain. (17 July 2017) [Source: 3TV/CBS5]

    McCain's surgery anything but 'minor'

    Sen. John McCain is planning a return to the Senate next week following a surgery to remove a two inch blood clot over his eye, but his recovery may take longer than he anticipates.

  • A conservative Republican who is running to unseat Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake said Monday she has met with White House officials about the campaign. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    White House meeting suggests strain between Trump, Flake

    A conservative Republican who is running to unseat Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake said Monday she has met with White House officials about the campaign.

  • (Source: The Associated Press)

    Shuttered Mexican-American studies program back in court

    A federal trial considering whether an Arizona law that shuttered a popular Mexican-American studies program in Tucson was enacted with discriminatory intent resumes this week and will include testimony from the man behind the effort to end the program.

  • Dr. Jared Muenzer said 60 percent of the children the hospital serves would lose coverage if the proposed cuts to Medicaid passed in Washington. (Source: Chris Benincaso/Cronkite News)

    2 Republican lawmakers, Phoenix chamber oppose health care bill

    A group of Republican legislators, business leaders and doctors in Arizona joined a continuing chorus of opposition to the national health-care bill Thursday, saying it would slash state Medicaid coverage for seniors, children and veterans.

  • Senator John McCain (3TV/CBS 5 file photo)

    McConnell delays vote on health care after McCain surgery

     Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Saturday he will delay consideration of health care legislation in the Senate, after Sen. John McCain's announced absence following surgery left Republicans short of votes on their marquee legislation.

  • It appears Arizona's 3 universities will continue to offer in-state tuition to DACA students. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    AZ Board of Regents votes to give in-state tuition to DACA students

    Certain undocumented immigrants scored another win over in-state tuition with a move by the panel that oversees the state's universities. 

  • A former Arizona lawmaker is moving to challenge the university system for temporarily allowing young immigrants protected from deportation to keep paying lower-cost in-state tuition. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Fight flares in Arizona over tuition for young immigrants

    A former Arizona lawmaker known as the driving force behind most of the state's toughest immigration laws is moving to challenge the university system for temporarily allowing young immigrants protected from deportation to keep paying lower-cost in-state tuition.

  • Stacie Banks is running as an Independent for Superintendent of Public Instruction in Arizona. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Independent faces uphill ballot battle in superintendent race

    A Valley woman seeking the top education job in the state has a tough road ahead just to get on the ballot.

  • (Source: 3TV/ CBS 5)

    Rep. Gosar tells blocked Facebook followers, 'I don't care'

    An Arizona congressman is defending his decision to block some followers of his official Facebook page, saying in a post on the social media site that, "I don't care" if people he blocks are upset.

  • L to R: Ethan Ashley, Cynthia Gaines, Suzanne Distaso, Salie Travis & Phyllis Lesniak (Source: MCSO)

    Police arrest 5 at Sen. Flake's Phoenix office

    Phoenix police say four women and a man were arrested for trespassing at Senator Jeff Flake’s Phoenix office. 

  • Former Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne was cleared of accusations that he violated campaign finance laws during his 2010 campaign. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Ex-Arizona AG Horne cleared in 2010 campaign finance case

    The top prosecutor in Cochise County has cleared former Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne of a finding that he violated campaign finance laws during his 2010 campaign.

  • New federal documents shine light on a suspected bribery scheme involving a former state utility regulator and three others. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Feds say AZ bribery scheme emerged from 'larger' FBI probe

    The alleged bribery scheme involving a former state utility regulator and three others emerged from "larger and more intensive" FBI investigation that federal prosecutors are trying to keep quiet.

  • Since  November, the Arizona chapter of the ACLU has seen membership jump to 20,000 members from 5,000, according to its executive director, Alessandra Soler. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Trump victory is big win for civil liberties group

    Arizona's chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union has emerged as an unexpected winner of President Donald Trump's election victory.

  • Arizona won't be turning over any voter information to the Trump administration. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Arizona won't turn over voter registration info to Trump administration

    Arizona Secretary of State Michele Reagan has changed her mind and said on Monday she won't hand over any voter registration information to the Trump administration for a voter fraud investigation. 

  • Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Arpaio lawyers file motion seeking an acquittal

    Lawyers for former Sheriff Joe Arpaio have filed a motion in federal court seeking a judgment of acquittal in his criminal contempt-of-court case.

  • Defense rests in Arpaio's trial; closing arguments July 6

    The defense for former Sheriff Joe Arpaio rested its case Thursday after former members of Arpaio's immigration enforcement squad testified that they didn't believe they did anything to prompt a judge to order an end to Arpaio's immigration patrols that targeted immigrants.

  • The Maricopa County Community College District board voted 4-3 Tuesday evening to pursue an appeal of an appeals court ruling that rejected in-state tuition for so-called DREAMers. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    College board to appeal ruling on immigrant student tuition

    The state's largest community college district will ask the Arizona Supreme Court to overturn an appeals court ruling saying young immigrants granted deferred deportation status are not eligible for lower in-state college tuition.

  • Stock photo of a gavel. (Source: AP Images)

    Arizona Supreme Court to rule on same-sex parental rights

    Arizona's highest court on Tuesday struggled how to balance U.S. Supreme Court rulings requiring equal treatment for married gay couples with a state law that doesn't recognize the parental rights of a lesbian woman who is divorcing her spouse.

  • The Phoenix City Council voted it can rename "offensive" street names without the public's approval. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Phoenix votes to change offensive street names

    Phoenix leaders can now rename streets they find offensive without the approval of the home and business owners who live on those roads.

  • Joe Arpaio was back in court for day two of his criminal contempt trial where his longtime publicist testified. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Publicist says Joe Arpaio wouldn't have violated court order

    Former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio's longtime publicist testified at her ex-boss' criminal trial Tuesday that he wouldn't have violated a judge's order to stop traffic patrols targeting immigrants.

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    Protesters urge senator to 'Walk a mile in my panties,' vote against health care bill

    Tuesday morning, demonstrators hoped to get Flake's attention with the message, "Walk a mile in my panties," and persuade him to vote against the health care bill.

  • In this Thursday, July 29, 2010 file photo, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio speaks in Phoenix announcing his crime suppression sweeps. (left) (Source: AP Photo/Matt York, File)

    Joe Arpaio on trial over immigration actions echoing Trump's

    Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio is going on trial on a criminal charge stemming from immigration enforcement actions. 

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    Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio to face day of reckoning in court

    The political career of Joe Arpaio ended last year. Now, the 85-year-old who called himself America's toughest sheriff will face his day of reckoning in court for defying a judge's order to stop traffic patrols that targeted immigrants.

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    High police and fire pension rates send lawmakers scrambling

    A group of Arizona House lawmakers is launching an effort aimed at cutting the soaring costs to communities of police and fire pensions, with its leader warning that cities could end up declaring bankruptcy if legislators fail to act.

  • Analysis: Arizona mostly cut politics from drawing districts

    An effort by Arizona voters to take politics out of the once-a-decade process of redrawing the political lines for U.S. House seats appears to have largely succeeded, based on an analysis of district inequities across the nation.

  • Former U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

    Former Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick mulls another run for Congress

    Former U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick is considering a possible run next year for Arizona's 2nd Congressional District.

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    Arpaio makes last-ditch effort to delay his contempt trial

    Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio is asking a judge to delay his criminal trial that's scheduled to start Monday.

  • Greg Patterson (Source: azregents.edu)

    Ducey appoints new regent to replace chairman who resigned

    Gov. Doug Ducey says he's selected a new regent to fill the spot vacated by Greg Patterson following controversial comments Patterson made to a state lawmaker.

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    Rep. O’Halleran calls for health care transparency for veterans

    U.S. Rep. Tom O’Halleran, D-Ariz., called the media to a local American Legion Post Monday morning to express his concern over the Trump administration’s Obamacare replacement plan, the American Healthcare Act (AHCA).

  • Sen. John McCain (left) says his sometimes confusing line of questions to fired FBI Director James Comey was aimed at getting Comey to say whether he believes President Donald Trump had obstructed justice. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Sen. John McCain's confusing questioning of former FBI Director James Comey

    "Bizarre," "confusing" and "strange" are a few of the words being used to describe Sen. John McCain's questioning Thursday of former FBI Director James B. Comey.

  • Steve Farley (Source: Facebook)

    Democrat Steve Farley launches bid to be next Arizona governor

    Democratic state Sen. Steve Farley announced Monday that he has formally entered the race to knock Republican Gov. Doug Ducey out of office next year. 

  • Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., speaks to members of the Glendale Chamber of Commerce Tuesday, May 30, 2017, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

    Arizona Sen. Flake walks tightrope as 2018 election looms

    As Republican Sen. Jeff Flake returned to Arizona this week during a congressional break, he was constantly reminded of the tightrope he must walk as he gears up for his 2018 re-election bid.

  • Mesa Mayor John Giles is the victim of a 'catfishing' scam. (2 June 2017) [Source: 3TV/CBS5]

    Mesa mayor used in 'Catfish' scam

    Someone was using pictures of the Mesa mayor, not to get votes, but to lure ladies. Mesa Mayor John Giles, who's been married for over three decades, now finds himself in the middle of a bizarre "catfishing" scam that stretches from the East Valley to Canada.

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    Bloody glove found after break in at AZ Sen. Catherine Miranda's office

    A suspect reportedly broke into an Arizona lawmaker's office this week, leaving behind a bloody glove. Police say it happened at Senator Catherine Miranda's office. She is a Democrat who represents the 27th Electoral District.

  • Gov. Ducey said he was open to the idea of appointing members of the Arizona Corporation Commission instead of voters choosing them. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Gov. Ducey 'open' to picking Corporation Commission instead of voters

    Should voters still elect members of the corporation commission to oversee utility companies? Gov. Doug Ducey weighed in on the issue.

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    Ex-sheriff Joe Arpaio loses bid to bar campaign comments at trial

    Prosecutors at former Sheriff Joe Arpaio's upcoming criminal trial over his refusal to stop his immigration patrols can use campaign statements he made about his fight against border problems, a judge has ruled. 

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    Utility regulators look at big changes following federal indictment

    The head of the Arizona Corporation Commission says he's looking at major changes following a political scandal now being described as one of biggest in state history.

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    Arizona Democrats pounce on bribery case against ex-official

    A bribery and fraud case that federal prosecutors brought this week against a former Republican statewide elected official and three others gave Arizona Democrats a new line of attack Friday ahead of the midterm elections.

  • Arizona high court rules ex-AG Tom Horne didn't get fair hearing. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Arizona high court rules ex-AG Horne didn't get fair hearing

    The Arizona Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that former Attorney General Tom Horne didn’t get a fair hearing during his appeal of a finding that he violated campaign finance laws during his 2010 campaign, giving him at least a temporary reprieve from having to repay $400,000 to donors.

  • Republican leaders of the Arizona Legislature to seek dismissal of initiative law challenge. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Legislature to seek dismissal of initiative law challenge

    The attorney for the Republican leaders of the Arizona Legislature told a judge Thursday they will seek to have a lawsuit challenging a new law targeting citizen initiatives thrown out of court.

  • FILE- In this Aug. 26, 2010, file photo, Republican candidate for Corporation Commission Gary Pierce, campaigns with other Republican candidates in Phoenix. (Source: AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

    Former Arizona utility regulator indicted on bribery charges

    A former Arizona utility regulator has been indicted on bribery and fraud charges in what prosecutors said was a scheme to funnel $31,000 in payments to him and arrange his purchase of a $350,000 property in exchange for favorable votes for a utility. 

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    Arpaio asks US Supreme Court for jury trial in contempt case

    Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to consider his request to have a jury, rather than a judge, decide whether he should be convicted of criminal contempt-of-court charge for defying a court order in a racial profiling case.

  • Gov. Doug Ducey signed a bill that would allow Arizona's three universities to borrow up to $1 billion. (Source: azgovernor.gov)

    Ducey signs $1B university loan plan, considers other bills

    Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on Monday signed legislation that allows the state's three public universities to borrow up to $1 billion and puts the state on the hook for $27 million a year to help cover the payments. 

  • Gov. Ducey acted on 33 remaining bills on Monday. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    A glance at bills signed Monday by Gov. Doug Ducey

    Gov. Doug Ducey on Monday finished up work on the 2017 legislative session by acting on 33 remaining bills, including signing legislation creating a $1 billion university loan program and 26 other bills.

  • Ryan Winkle spoke at 4 p.m. on Wednesday about his arrest at a news conference with his wife. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Mesa councilman arrested for DUI wants 'to make amends with the community'

    “I will be taking a voluntary leave of absence to kind of get through the legal stuff and also take the pressure off of City Hall,” Ryan Winkle said Wednesday.

  • Republican state Sen. Steve Smith. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Arizona legislator announces run for Congress

    Democrat U.S. Rep. Tom O'Halleran will have at least one primary challenger for his 2018 re-election bid with the announcement that Republican state Sen. Steve Smith will seek his party's nomination for next year.

  • The legislative session is over and we've got hundreds of new laws soon to be on the books. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Notable legislation passed before legislative session ends

    The legislative session is over and we've got hundreds of new laws soon to be on the books. And Arizona once again finds itself in the national spotlight.

  • Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Gov. Ducey signs $9.8 billion Arizona state budget package

    Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on Friday signed a $9.8 billion state budget that provides an average $500 a year pay raise to public school teachers, adds cash bonuses for high-performing K-12 schools and authorizes the state's three public universities to borrow up to $1 billion for repairs and new construction.

  • Arizona state Rep. Mark Cardenas, right, D-Phoenix, speaks on the House floor during debate with Rep. Jeff Weninger, left, R-Chandler, regarding a tax credit bill at the capitol Wednesday, May 10, 2017, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

    Ducey's education plan makes small mark in big shortfall

    The Arizona Legislature's 2017 session put the spotlight on education spending and policies in a big way and provided a glimpse of expected election battles next year over how the state pays for schools and teacher salaries. 

  • Lawmakers are racing toward the end of this year's session. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Arizona lawmakers pass tax breaks as session ends

    After approving a small teacher pay raise when they passed a $9.8 billion state budget package last week, the Arizona Legislature's 2017 session raced toward its conclusion Wednesday with Republican lawmakers focused on giving tax breaks to corporate interests to drive economic development in the state.  

  • A crowd of people lined both sides of Camelback Road Wednesday evening, protesting outside the offices of Arizona Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Protesters demand McCain, Flake stand up to Trump

    A crowd of people lined both sides of Camelback Road Wednesday evening, protesting outside the offices of Arizona Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake. 

  • A group called Save Our Schools wants to collect enough signatures to put the law extending school voucher eligibility to all schoolchildren on hold until the November 2018 general election. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Group wants voters to repeal Arizona school voucher bill

    A group that opposes a major private school voucher expansion bill signed by Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey announced Monday that it will push to ask voters to repeal the legislation.  

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    Legislature passes budget with university bonding OK

    The Arizona Senate approved a $9.8 billion state budget package late Thursday, including a contentious program that will allow the state's public universities to borrow up to $1 billion for new buildings and maintenance. 

  • Rep. Don Shooter wouldn't answer questions about where he lives. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Abusing the system? State lawmaker cashes in on questioned residency

    A state lawmaker is making thousands of dollars based on far away from the state Capitol he lives. But now his residency is being called into question.

  • Republican Rep. Anthony Kern argues in support of a provision in the Arizona budget package that strips cash from Maricopa County Sheriff's office in Phoenix, Ariz., on Thursday, May 4, 2017. (Source: AP Photo/ Bob Christie)

    Arizona House OKs university bonding, Senate up next

    The Arizona House approved the most contentious part of a $9.8 billion state budget package Thursday evening, clearing the way for approval of the package in that chamber.  

  • Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone blasted a proposal to strip away $1.6 million away from his office. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Sheriff Penzone blasts proposed cuts to MCSO funding

    Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone criticized Republican state lawmakers on Thursday for proposing to take away $1.6 million away from the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office in the state budget.

  • Some Republican lawmakers in Arizona want to cut off about $2 million in funding for Planned Parenthood in the state budget. (Source: Planned Parenthood)

    Arizona budget proposal includes hit on Planned Parenthood

    A recently signed law by President Donald Trump has prompted Republican lawmakers in Arizona to include a provision in the state budget that cuts off about $2 million in funding for Planned Parenthood. 

  • Maricopa County Sheriff's Paul Penzone, left, and Thomas R. Shope, right. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    GOP lawmaker: Budget cuts send a message to Democratic sheriff

    A state Republican lawmaker says his party may be using the state budget to send Maricopa Country Sheriff a message -- step  up your immigration enforcement of face the budget ax.

  • Teachers dressed as boat captains and dragged inflatable rafts to the Capitol grounds. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Arizona teachers bring 'bills, not boats' protest to capitol

    Even with the apparent two percent raise lawmakers seem ready to approve, Arizona teacher pay will still rank among the lowest in the nation, if not the lowest. Dozens of teachers gathered at the Arizona State Capitol Tuesday afternoon, demanding a four percent raise. 

  • (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Arizona budget deal cut, but Republican opposition remains

    An agreement has been reached between Republican leaders in the Arizona Legislature and Gov. Doug Ducey on a $9.8 billion spending plan for the budget year beginning July 1 but it still faces opposition from some majority Republicans.

  • The bill would ban municipalities from closing the so-called "gun show loophole." (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Ducey OKs ban on background checks for private gun sales

    Gov. Doug Ducey has signed legislation that block state and local governments from requiring background checks on private gun sales.

  • A group of school districts and associations representing school officials and teachers sued the state of Arizona on Monday. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Arizona schools file suit saying state owes them billions

    A group of school districts and associations representing school officials and teachers sued the state of Arizona on Monday, saying that the Legislature has shorted them billions of dollars in required capital project funding over the past decade.