• Arizona jurors who will decide a malicious-prosecution trial against Arpaio were told Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, that one of Sen. Jeff Flake's sons suffered from depression as a result of a now-dismissed animal cruelty case.(Source: AP Photo/Angie Wang, File)

    Jury rules for Arpaio in lawsuit by Flake'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 Flake's sons in the heat-exhaustion deaths of 21 dogs. 

  • 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)

    Jeff Flake debates GOP tax plan with voter on a plane

    While traveling Thursday on an airplane from Washington, GOP Sen. Jeff Flake debated a voter in a wide-ranging discussion about the GOP tax plan, the issue of Dreamers, the Affordable Care Act and the Children's Health Insurance Program.

  • McCain (Source: AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

    McCain, Cochran have health issues ahead of key tax vote

    Republican leaders in the Senate are keeping a close eye on the health conditions of two senior members -- John McCain of Arizona and Thad Cochran of Mississippi -- ahead of a crucial vote on the GOP tax plan next week.

  • (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Arizona legislature's lawyers says 'resign-to-run' not triggered

    The Arizona Legislature's nonpartisan legal counsel says the state's "resign to run" law won't be triggered if sitting lawmakers want to seek the U.S. House seat vacated by Trent Franks.

  • Joe Biden and Meghan McCain shared an emotional moment Wednesday ABC's "The View" (Source: ABC)

    Biden consoles daughter of ailing Arizona Sen. John McCain

    Former Vice President Joe Biden sought to console the daughter of ailing Sen. John McCain after she began crying while discussing her father's battle with brain cancer on ABC's "The View." 

  • FILE - In this March 24, 2017, file photo, Rep. Trent Franks, R-Ariz. speaks with a reporter on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Source: AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)

    Republicans jump in to replace Franks as Ducey sets election

    Two Republicans immediately announced they would run in the Feb. 27 primary.

  • Rep. Trent Franks, Republican. (14 July 2017) [Source: 3TV/CBS 5]

    Gov. Ducey sets special election for Franks' seat

    Gov. Doug Ducey announced Monday the dates for a special primary election and a special general election to fill the vacancy created when U.S. Rep. Trent Franks resigned. 

  • Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5 file photo)

    Mayors of Phoenix and Tucson speak at citizenship event

    Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton and Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild were among the speakers at the national Cities for Citizenship Municipal gathering.

  • Rep. Trent Franks (Source: Wikipedia.org)

    Rep. Trent Franks resigns immediately amid surrogacy allegation

    Congressman Trent Franks of Arizona's eighth congressional district announced Friday that he would resign immediately.

  • Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday morning, Dec. 7, 2017. (Source: AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

    Dems mourn Franken's demise but see a 2018 election benefit

    Members of both parties are glum and guarded after a shocking week of resignations on Capitol Hill. But Democrats say the way they're handling the sexual misconduct issue will give them a valuable weapon for next year's congressional elections.

  • Rep. Trent Franks. (Source: Wikipedia.org)

    AZ GOP Rep. Trent Franks announces resignation over possible sexual harassment allegations

    He reportedly talked about surrogacy with two female staffers.

  • The Arizona Board of Regents said Mark Brnovich doesn't have the authority to file a lawsuit over tuition. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    AZ Board of Regents files motion to dismiss AG's lawsuit over university tuition

    The board said that Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich doesn't have the authority to file the lawsuit.

  • (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Gun bill passes making conceal carry permits valid across state lines

    The U.S. House has approved a bill that would make concealed carry permits valid across state lines. House Bill 38 passed with a vote largely along party lines, but critics on both sides of the issue would like to see some serious changes. 

  • An ethics complaint was dropped against Rep. Rebecca Rios. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Ethics charges dropped against state House minority leader

    An ethics complaint has been dropped against a top Democrat in the state Legislature. 

  • Arizona jurors who will decide a malicious-prosecution trial against Arpaio were told Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, that one of Sen. Jeff Flake's sons suffered from depression as a result of a now-dismissed animal cruelty case.(Source: AP Photo/Angie Wang, File)

    Arpaio unable to cite evidence in case vs. Sen. Flake's son

    Former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio was unable to cite any evidence on the witness stand Wednesday to back up his now-dismissed animal cruelty case against one of U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake's sons in the 2014 deaths of 21 dogs.

  • Arizona jurors who will decide a malicious-prosecution trial against Arpaio were told Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, that one of Sen. Jeff Flake's sons suffered from depression as a result of a now-dismissed animal cruelty case.(Source: AP Photo/Angie Wang, File)

    Malicious-prosecution suit against Joe Arpaio goes to trial

    Arizona jurors who will decide a malicious-prosecution trial against former Sheriff Joe Arpaio were told that one of Sen. Jeff Flake's sons suffered from depression as a result of a now-dismissed animal cruelty case that the lawman brought against him.

  • GOP Sen. Jeff Flake writes check to Democrat opposing Roy Moore

    Arizona Republican Sen. Jeff Flake, who's been adamantly opposed to Republican Alabama Senate hopeful Roy Moore, posted a photo Tuesday of a check with his signature on it that was addressed to Moore's Democratic rival, Doug Jones.

  • Steve Bannon bashed establishment Republicans in a fiery speech Tuesday night while stumping for controversial Senate candidate Roy Moore of Alabama. (Source: CNN)

    Steve Bannon calls Sen. Jeff Flake a 'total embarrassment'

    Steve Bannon bashed establishment Republicans in a fiery speech Tuesday night while stumping for controversial Senate candidate Roy Moore of Alabama. Bannon, speaking in Fairhope, Alabama, called out Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Arizona, for his $100 donation to Democratic candidate Doug Jones. 

  • Paula Aboud (Source: AboudForJustice.com)

    Arizona court censures Pima County justice of the peace for misconduct

    The court's announcement Tuesday says it censured Justice of the Peace Paula Aboud because she took a copy of an assessment and answer key from her judicial orientation mentor while he was out of the room.

  • Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, front right, leaves U.S. District Court on the first day of his contempt-of-court trial Monday, June 26, 2017, in Phoenix. (Source: AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

    Lawsuit from Sen. Flake's son against Arpaio heads to court

    A civil trial beginning Tuesday will focus on former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio's reputation for pursuing trumped-up criminal charges against his political adversaries.

  • (Source: Associated Press)

    Arizona schools for deaf, blind feel effects of teacher shortage

    Arizona's schools for deaf and blind students are feeling the effects of the state's teacher shortage.

  • Seven people were arrested for trespassing, police said, after a DREAM Act protest outside Sen. McCain's Office. (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office/3TV/CBS 5)

    7 arrested in Dream Act protest outside McCain's office

    Hundreds of people in Phoenix staged a "sit-in" at Sen. John McCain's Phoenix office, in an effort to pass a replacement for the DREAM Act.

  • (Source: AP)

    Tax bill on its way to conference committee, but not without a hiccup

    The House of Representatives formally voted 222-192 Monday night to go to conference committee on the tax bill, where they will work to iron out key differences between their bill and the Senate's.

  • (Source: Associated Press)

    Arizona school voucher backers, opponents to face off in court

    Backers of Arizona's sweeping new universal school voucher law are set to face off in court with opponents who collected enough signatures to block it until the November 2018 election. 

  • "I've been offered many positions before this but I wanted to wait until at least I'm in the last year of my term, which this basically is now," DeWit said. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Arizona state treasurer nominated to NASA post by Trump

    Arizona State Treasurer Jeff DeWit speaks about getting nominated to be the chief financial officer at NASA. If confirmed by the Senate, DeWit said he would resign his statewide elected office, although that could be months from now.

  • Sen. John McCain to vote yes on Senate tax reform bill

    Senator John McCain released a statement Thursday morning saying that he plans to vote in support of the Senate tax reform bill.

  • DeWit was nominated for the CFO position at NASA. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    AZ Treasurer nominated for position at NASA

    Jeff DeWit has long been a supporter of President Donald Trump and now he has nominated him for a top spot at NASA.

  • (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Initiative seeks disclosure of "dark money" donors

    A new initiative effort was launched Wednesday seeking to require the disclosure of the source of all political donations in Arizona over $2,500, even if they are funneled through so-called "dark money" groups.

  • Senator John McCain speaks to CNN on September 10, 2017. (Source: CNN)

    The inspiring joy of John McCain

    Sen. John McCain has lost two campaigns for president. He spent almost six years in a North Vietnamese prison camp. He's had melanoma. He's come under attack from his own party. And, now, he is battling brain cancer. But, McCain isn't bitter. Instead, he's positively joyful.

  • 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.

  • (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: AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

    Sen. John McCain will remain in Senate as brain cancer treatment continues

    Following an MRI on Monday, Sen. John McCain will continue radiation and chemotherapy as part of his brain cancer treatment, as recommended by his doctors.

  • Sen. John McCain and his wife Cindy talk to Lesley Stahl for "60 Minutes." (Source: CBS News)

    McCain on his cancer prognosis: It's 'very, very serious'

    Sen. John McCain's brain cancer is "very, very serious," the Arizona Republican said in an interview Sunday night, adding that doctors told him "it's a very poor prognosis."

  • (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    New report shows Arizona school funding still lagging

    State funding for Arizona's kindergarten to grade 12 public school system remains nearly 14 percent below what it was before the Great Recession hit in 2007, according to an analysis of school funding in 48 states released Wednesday by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. 

  • (Source: 3TV/ CBS 5)

    Crews begin rearranging security features at Arizona House

    Crews are removing a security perch inside the Arizona House of Representatives building to make more room in the lobby area for lobbyists and visitors. 

  • Gov. Doug Ducey speaks to reporters on Wednesday. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Does Gov. Ducey want Trump's support?

    Gov. Doug Ducey is up for re-election in 2018 so the question is why wouldn't he want President Trump to campaign for him? 

  • President Donald Trump ripped Sen. Jeff Flake in a tweet on Sunday night. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Trump insults Arizona senator as 'Flake(y)'

    President Donald Trump issued an insulting tweet against the Arizona Republican two days after Flake criticized the president. 

  • (Source: C-SPAN2)

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

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

  • Former Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords gets a hug from a well-wisher after an event to name a room at the U.S. Capitol in honor of her and the late California Rep. Leo J. Ryan Jr. (Photo by Trevor Fay/Cronkite News)

    Giffords assures crowd at Capitol ceremony she’s ‘still fighting’

    It’s been almost six years since Gabrielle Giffords walked the halls of the Capitol, but her time away does not appear to have reduced the number of friends and supporters the former Tucson congresswoman has here.

  • (Generic photo: Associated Press)

    Arizona high court to hand down Medicaid expansion ruling

    The Arizona Supreme Court is set to release a ruling deciding the fate of a hospital assessment that helps pay for Medicaid insurance for 400,000 low-income Arizonans. 

  • (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Gov. Ducey won't call for powerful lawmaker accused of sexual harassment to resign

    Gov. Doug Ducey said Thursday that the women accusing a powerful state lawmaker of sexual harassment should be believed.

  • (Source: AP Images)

    Democrats, others suing over Arizona political spending law

    A 2016 Arizona law that expanded the ability of some groups to spend unlimited amounts of money on elections without disclosing their donors was challenged in court Wednesday by a group of Democratic lawmakers, a union and a voter advocacy group.

  • (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    GOP leadership retains outside counsel to investigate sexual harassment claims at AZ Capitol

    The Arizona House of Representatives is looking deeper into the allegations of sexual harassment at the state Capitol.

  • State Rep. Ray Martinez, D-Phoenix, has alleged that House Minority Leader Rebecca Rios had an improper relationship with a former deputy sergeant-at-arms, whom he claims was later forced to resign. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Top Democratic leader at state Capitol accused of 'inappropriate relationship'

    There are more scandalous accusations coming out of the state Capitol.

  • Governing magazine said Greg Stanton was one of the top officials in the nation. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    'Governing' magazine honors Phoenix mayor Greg Stanton

    The magazine named him one of the public officials of the year.

  • Attorney General Mark Brnovich (Source: 3TV/CBS 5 file photo)

    Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich says counties can maintain own voter rolls

    Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich says county election officials can maintain separate voter databases but are legally required to send voter information to the secretary of state's office.

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

    Groups want prosecutor appointed to appeal Arpaio's pardon

    Legal advocacy groups that opposed former Sheriff Joe Arpaio's pardon are asking an appeals court to appoint a special prosecutor to appeal a lower-court decision that let the retired lawman's clemency stand. 

  • (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Arizona prisons boss to appeal order over inmate health care

    The head of the Arizona Department of Corrections is appealing a judge's order for possible punishments regarding falling short in improving health care for inmates. 

  • (Source: www.sheriffjoelegaldefensefund.com)

    Arpaio to supporters: Should I run for Senate?

    The idea of politics as the next career chapter for Arpaio is not new, but now there's a poll asking if he should run for Senate on the front page SheriffJoeLegalDefenseFund.com.

  • Rep. Don Shooter (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Arizona lawmaker accused of sex remarks loses committee post

    Republican House Speaker J.D. Mesnard suspended Don Shooter from heading the appropriations committee pending the results of an investigation.

  • In this June 14, 2017 file photo Rep. Martha McSally, R-Ariz. speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Source: AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta,File)

    Arizona Rep. McSally dodges press on possible Senate run

    Arizona Rep. Martha McSally declined to answer questions about a possible U.S. Senate run during her first public appearance in southern Arizona since she told fellow Republicans she planned to run.

  • This Feb. 14, 2017 file photo shows Arizona state Rep. Don Shooter, R-Yuma, on the House floor at the Capitol in Phoenix. (Source: AP Photo/Bob Christie,File)

    Publisher says Arizona lawmaker made offensive remarks

    The publisher of Arizona's largest newspaper on Friday joined a growing list of women who say a top Republican state lawmaker subjected them to inappropriate sexual comments or actions.

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

    Ducey urges feds to fund 2 new Arizona veterans homes

    Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey is urging the federal government to make it a priority to fund new veterans homes in the state. 

  • (Photos by Andrew Nicla/Cronkite News)

    Arizonans join hundreds in raucous protests demanding action on DACA

    Hundreds of protesters packed the lobby of a Senate office building Thursday, their chants echoing off the marble walls as they demanded that Congress vote to protect DACA recipients. 

  • (Source: Associated Press)

    Arizona group that sued over disabled access barred from court

    A group accused of filing hundreds of sham lawsuits targeting businesses for alleged lapses in providing access for disabled Arizonans has agreed to stop the practice. 

  • The Arizona House is investigating allegations of sexual harassment at the Legislature. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Arizona House launches sexual harassment investigations

    The investigations announced by House Speaker J.D. Mesnard will examine harassment allegations made by Reps. Michelle Ugenti-Rita of Scottsdale and Kelly Townsend of Mesa.

  • (Source: C-SPAN 2)

    Arizona GOP senator, Trump Jr. fight on Twitter over guns

    Donald Trump Jr. and Republican Sen. Jeff Flake are engaging in a war of words over Twitter. 

  • Martha McSally (Source: mcsally.house.gov)

    Arizona Rep. McSally tells colleagues she'll run for Senate

    Arizona Rep. Martha McSally has told Republican colleagues that she will enter the race for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by fellow Republican Jeff Flake, a move that puts a mainstream candidate who could win backing from the state's top Republicans into the primary race.

  • New hiring policy by Arizona agencies could curb recidivism

    Gov. Doug Ducey has instructed all Arizona agencies to adopt new hiring procedures that could help reduce recidivism. 

  • Sen. McCain tweeted this picture on Monday and said he hates wearing the boot. (Source: Sen. McCain)

    Sen. John McCain treated for minor tear in Achilles tendon, returns to work

    Arizona Senator John McCain has returned to Capitol Hill after he was treated at a Maryland hospital over the weekend for a minor tear in Achilles tendon, his office said Monday morning. 

  • (Source: Associated Press)

    What's next for a Grand Canyon tram? Prospects are bleak

    Lawmakers on the country's largest American Indian reservation have shot down a measure to build an aerial tram to take visitors to a riverside boardwalk in the Grand Canyon. 

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

    Judge won't appoint special prosecutor in Joe Arpaio's case

    A judge has rejected an unusual request from critics in former Sheriff Joe Arpaio's criminal case as part of a flurry of legal challenges since President Donald Trump pardoned the ex-lawman.

  • (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    US moves to end ban on new uranium mining near Grand Canyon

    U.S. officials said Wednesday they have proposed ending the Obama administration's ban on new uranium mining leases on public land outside Grand Canyon National Park. 

  • The City of Phoenix won't be allowed to do much to ban bump stocks. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Petition to ban bump stocks in Phoenix likely won’t go anywhere

    A citizen petition to ban the sale of bump stocks will likely not go much further than a Phoenix City Council meeting.

  • The new sexual harassment rules outline how complaints are taken, how they are investigated and potential disciplinary actions. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Gov. Ducey says more need to be done to end sexual harassment at the Capitol

    Gov. Doug Ducey said that a new sexual harassment policy released by the House on Tuesday may not be enough to curb sexual harassment.

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

    Ducey aims to continue KidsCare if Congress fails to act

    The Republican governor said that he is working with the state's Congressional delegation to ensure the Children's Health Insurance Program is renewed.

  • (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Tucson school district must cut $4.5 million due to declining enrollment

    The Tucson Unified School District must make a mid-year $4.5 million budget cut after more than 880 students projected to attend the district's schools this year decided to go elsewhere.

  • (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Arizona teachers demand pay raises, better working conditions amid shortages

    A group of teachers said they are tired of their poor working conditions and poor pay and want the state government to do something

  • In a Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017 photo, former Republican Arizona state Sen. Kelli Ward smiles as she is greeted by supporters at a campaign fundraiser, in Scottsdale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

    Upstart Republican now in headlights of Arizona Senate race

    The upstart tea party Republican who challenged Arizona Sen. John McCain last year and then set her sights on the state's junior senator is suddenly in the national spotlight.

  • An independent investigator determined that Michele Reagan broke the law by failing to mail out more than 200,000 informational pamphlets to voters in May 2016. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Election pamphlet blunder prompts calls for AZ Sec. of State to step down

    A new report paints an unflattering picture of what went on inside the Secretary of State's office leading up to an election blunder last year.

  • (Source: AP Photo)

    PAC head now campaign chief for Ward in Arizona Senate race

    The chairman of a political action committee backing Arizona Republican Senate candidate Kelli Ward is assuming a senior role in her campaign, prompting questions about coordination between the groups, which is prohibited by federal law.

  • (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Some expect rush of GOP hopefuls vying for Sen. Flake's seat

    U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake's decision to bow out of a re-election fight could spur a rush of other Republican candidates who hope to take on his only announced challenger in the Arizona primary next year.

  • Tim Jeffries spent more than two years as director of Department of Economic Security. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Fired director sues Arizona, alleging libel in police report

    The former head of the Arizona Department of Economic Security has sued the state of Arizona over what he claims is libel in a police report that detailed a stash of weapons and ammunition kept in the agency offices.

  • Sen. Flake announced on Tuesday that he will not seek re-election. (Source: C-SPAN2)

    Sen. Jeff Flake, vocal Trump critic, won't seek re-election

    Sen. Jeff Flake, an Arizona Republican, announced Tuesday he would not run for re-election in 2018, condemning in a speech aimed at President Donald Trump the "flagrant disregard of truth and decency" that is undermining American democracy.

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

    Sen. McCain, former Navy Pilot, to speak at Naval Academy

    Sen. John McCain is returning to his alma mater to address the Brigade of Midshipmen at the U.S. Naval Academy on leadership and service to the nation.

  • Republican Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona will not run for re-election. He stated he wouldn't embrace President Donald Trump to win next year's Republican primary. (Source: C-SPAN2)

    Jeff Flake's full speech announcing he won't run for re-election

    I have decided that I will be better able to represent the people of Arizona and to better serve my country and my conscience by freeing myself from the political considerations that consume far too much bandwidth and would cause me to compromise far too many principles.

  • (Source: 3TV/CBS 5 file photo)

    AG: Bisbee's plastic bag ban breaks state law

    Attorney General Mark Brnovich ruled Tuesday that Bisbee's plastic ban violates state law. The southeastern Arizona city now faces steep financial penalties if leaders do not reverse the prohibition within 30 days.

  • McCain critiques Trump without labeling him 'draft dodger'

    Republican Sen. John McCain left no doubt Monday that he was thinking of President Donald Trump as he criticized the draft system during Vietnam for forcing low-income Americans to serve while the wealthy could avoid war with a doctor's note. 

  • The Arizona Board of Education decided to delay issuing final grades to schools in state. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Education board votes to review new grading system

    As soon as the grades were released earlier this month, the new system was bombarded with criticism that the data used was inaccurate. 

  • In this Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017 file photo, polarizing right-wing writer Milo Yiannopoulos speaks during a news conference in New York. (Source: AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

    Group plans Phoenix-area event featuring Milo Yiannopoulos

    A group founded to promote constitutional principles is planning an event in Phoenix area featuring right-wing firebrand Milo Yiannopoulos.

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

    McCain appears to mock Trump's draft deferments

    Sen. John McCain, in an interview about the Vietnam War, appeared to take a swipe at President Donald Trump when he criticized people from "the highest income level" who avoided the draft by finding a doctor. 

  • (Source: Arizona Capitol Television)

    Arizona lawmaker cites sexual harassment by male colleagues

    Prompted by allegations against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, a four-term Arizona legislator has joined a growing chorus of women going public about sexual harassment they encountered from men in the workplace.

  • Education advocates held a news conference at the State Capitol on Friday to demand pay raises for teachers. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Teachers to Ducey: We deserve big raises too

    Arizona teachers on Friday called for a big bump in their own pay after news that Gov. Doug Ducey had showered hefty raises to his own staff while approving only a 1 percent raise for teachers this year.

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

    Gov. Doug Ducey gives raises to aides despite lean budget

    Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey is in more hot water from teachers. He just handed out some pretty big raises to his staffers. He reportedly gave 44 of his staffers raises of up to 20 percent, but said there was only enough money in the budget to give teachers a one percent raise.   

  • (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Investigation finds ex-AG Tom Horne violated campaign laws

    A three-year investigation of former Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne found he illegally used his office staff to work on his failed 2014 re-election effort but that no criminal charges are warranted and he won't have to pay back additional money.

  • Former presidential strategist Steve Bannon plans to appear with Arizona Senate candidate Kelli Ward in a program headlined by conservative radio host Laura Ingraham. (Sources: KelliWard.com, AP, Deborah Feingold)

    Bannon praises Flake opponent, slams Senate leader McConnell

    Steve Bannon leveled a blistering attack on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and other top Republicans at an Arizona fundraiser for a GOP primary challenger to incumbent Sen. Jeff Flake. The former chief strategist to President Donald Trump heaped disdain on McConnell and other incumbent Republicans, saying they are failing the country by not backing Trump's agenda and are openly critical of their own president.

  • Former presidential strategist Steve Bannon plans to appear with Arizona Senate candidate Kelli Ward in a program headlined by conservative radio host Laura Ingraham. (Sources: KelliWard.com, AP, Deborah Feingold)

    Bannon boosts Flake challenger Kelli Ward, snubs Trump plea to back off

    Former presidential strategist Steve Bannon plans to appear with Arizona Senate candidate Kelli Ward in a program headlined by conservative radio host Laura Ingraham as Ward announces another bid for the Senate.

  • Senator John McCain got emotional Monday while accepting the Liberty Medal for his decades of public service.  But McCain didn't just offer a “thank you” speech. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    McCain blasts 'half-baked, spurious nationalism' in Liberty Medal speech

    McCain didn't just offer a “thank you” speech while receiving the Liberty Medal Monday. He also blasted President Trump's foreign policy.

  • (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Arizona insurers planned for Trump's ending of payments

    The two insurance companies that sell individual health insurance plans on federal exchanges in Arizona planned for the possibility that President Donald Trump would end payments that help cut costs for lower-income clients.

  • (Source: electnoraellen.com, chandleraz.gov)

    Mother of Arizona House speaker runs for son's seat

    The mother of Arizona House Speaker J.D. Mesnard is running for his seat in the legislative chamber as he pursues an open state Senate seat. 

  • Secretary of State Michele Reagan now says Arizona wasn't hit by Russian hackers in 2016. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Official: AZ election not targeted by Russians

    It appears Arizona's 2016 election system wasn't targeted by Russian hackers after all.

  • There are some questions about how secure this year's elections will be. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Maricopa County recorder confident in election security

    There are still a lot of lingering questions about the security of our election system.

  • (Source: kategallego.com)

    Councilwoman Kate Gallego announces run for Phoenix mayor

    Phoenix Councilwoman Kate Gallego announced her plan to run for mayor of Phoenix. ..

  • (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Arizona Sen. Flake's vulnerability feeds GOP Senate concerns

    Arizona Republican Sen. Jeff Flake's re-election race is becoming a case study in the GOP's convulsions between the establishment, a furious base and angry donors.

  • Phoenix City Councilman Daniel Valenzuela said Friday that has no intention of quitting his job as a firefighter if he's elected mayor next year.  (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Phoenix mayoral candidate says he won't quit his day job

    Phoenix City Councilman Daniel Valenzuela said Friday that has no intention of quitting his job as a firefighter if he's elected mayor next year.

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

    Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton announces run for Congress

    update

    Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton is preparing to run for Congress, sources confirmed Thursday morning. 

  • (Source: AP photo/Evan Vucci)

    Time running out to renew DACA permits

    Children brought to the United States by their parents as undocumented immigrants, also known Dreamers, have until the end of Thursday Oct. 5 to reapply for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, also known as DACA. 

  • Rep. Martha McSally, R-Tucson, said a working group she chairs on women in the workforce is trying to find “the real root cause” of the gender pay disparity, whether that’s discrimination or other workplace barriers. (Source: Anthony Marroquin/Cronkite)

    Congresswoman begins 800-mile hike of Arizona Trail

    Arizona Congresswoman Martha McSally is running for re-election but she's also walking. 

  • The governor's office is defending its record on education. This comes as a new report by the Arizona school personnel administrators association shows 13,000 teaching positions are still open. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Governor's office defends record on education

    The governor's office is defending its record on education. This comes as a new new report by the Arizona school personnel administrators association shows 13-hundred teaching positions are still

  • Kyrsten Sinema announces she's running for Senate

    Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema has announced she's running for senate. Sinema made the announcement on You Tube Thursday. 

  • Political newcomer Mark Robert Gordon has filed paperwork to run for Arizona Secretary of State in the 2018 election. (Source: AP Images)

    Political newcomer plans run for Arizona Secretary of State

    Political newcomer Mark Robert Gordon has filed paperwork to run for Arizona Secretary of State in the 2018 election.

  • Francisco Heredia was sworn into office Thursday morning following his appointment by the City Council during a special meeting. (Source: mesanow.org)

    Mesa City Council appoints replacement for ousted member

    A former Maricopa County official has been appointed to the Mesa City Council to replace a councilman removed from office after pleading guilty to driving while intoxicated.

  • Save Our Schools Arizona. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Voucher foes seek dismissal of suit challenging referendum

    Proponents of a referendum on Arizona's ambitious school voucher expansion are asking a judge to throw out voucher supporters' lawsuit challenging the now-scheduled November 2018 public vote.

  • In this Feb. 23, 2009, file photo, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. listens during remarks of the Fiscal Responsibility Summit, hosted by President Barack Obama in the East Room of the White House in Washington.(AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, file)

    McCain's choice: Ailing senator plays spoiler again for GOP

    John McCain faced a choice that balanced friendship, party loyalty and his convictions.

  • (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Audit: Phoenix-area deputies more likely to arrest Hispanics

    Nearly four years ago, a federal judge ordered a sweeping overhaul of then-Sheriff Joe Arpaio's office after concluding sheriff's deputies had systematically racially profiled Hispanics in traffic patrols that targeted immigrants.

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

    Congressional Democrats want Arpaio pardon declared invalid

    A group of Democrats in Congress have asked the judge in Joe Arpaio's criminal case to declare his recent pardon to be invalid.

  • (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Activists demand name change for highway that might not exist

    Activists are demanding that the state Board on Geographic and Historic Names change the name of the Jefferson Davis Memorial Highway.

  • Vice President is expected to return to the Valley on Oct. 3. (Source: CNN)

    VP Pence to visit Phoenix next week for fundraiser

    Vice President Mike Pence is returning to the Valley.

  • President Trump tweeted out a six-minute-long video of clips of John McCain talking about repealing and replacing Obamacare from different news organizations across the country including a clip from 3TV.(Source: Twitter)

    Trump blasts McCain for opposing health care bill on Twitter

    President Trump called out Arizona senator John McCain for opposing the GOP healthcare plan.

  • (Source: Twitter)

    Trump slams McCain for opposing health bill

    Republican Sen. John McCain's opposition to the latest GOP health care bill is drawing an angry tweet from President Donald Trump.

  • John McCain won't back Graham-Cassidy bill, appears to halt GOP health care push

    Sen. John McCain announced Friday in a statement that he cannot "in good conscience" vote for the GOP's latest plan to overhaul Obamacare, appearing to halt Republicans' latest effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

  • Federal government notifies Arizona, 20 other states of election hacking

    The federal government is telling election officials in 21 states that hackers targeted their systems last year, although in most cases the systems were not breached. 

  • (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    DHS: AZ voter systems among 21 states targeted by hackers

    The Arizona Secretary of State’s office learned Friday that hackers targeted its voter registration system before the presidential election. Spokesman Matt Roberts said the office was informed Friday morning in a phone call with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

  • (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Sen. Jeff Flake reiterates support for latest GOP health care proposal

    Arizona’s junior U.S. Senator, Republican Jeff Flake, reiterated his support Friday for the latest healthcare reform proposal introduced by the GOP.   

  • (Source: File Photo)

    Analysts: Ariz. would lose $1.7B in 1st year under GOP bill

    Legislative budget analysts say the Republican health care bill would mean a first-year loss of $1.7 billion of funding for Arizona for the Medicaid eligibility expansion and the health exchange created under President Barack Obama's health law.

  • The City of Phoenix spent nearly half a million dollars for Trump's visit in August. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    City of Phoenix spends $450,000+ during President Trump's visit

    The City of Phoenix spent more than $450,000 when President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence came to visit late last month.

  • The Phoenix-owned Sheraton Hotel is finally starting to turn a profit just as the City is set to sell it off at a big loss. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Phoenix councilman: Hotel sale being done to keep Suns happy

    The Phoenix-owned Sheraton Hotel is finally starting to turn a profit just as the city is set to sell it off at a big loss. So why sell a city asset for a $50 million loss when it's finally making money?  

  • Gov. Ducey says he supports latest health care repeal law

    Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey says he supports the latest Republican effort to repeal former President Barack Obama's health law and is urging Congress to act under rules allowing a bare majority to replace the law. 

  • Jack Phillips, owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop, speaks at the Capitol where scores of lawmakers filed a brief backing his Supreme Court case.(Source: Adrienne St. Clair/Cronkite News)

    Arizona lawmakers weigh in on case pitting gay rights, religious rights

    Three Arizona lawmakers were among the scores of House and Senate members who filed a court brief Thursday defending the Colorado cake shop owner who was sued for refusing to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple.

  • Oklahoma state Sen. Julie Daniels speaks with another Republican delegate to a balanced budget planning convention at the Arizona Capitol in Phoenix on Sept. 12, 2017.(Source: AP Photo/Bob Christie)

    GOP lawmakers finish plan for balanced budget convention

    Republican lawmakers from 19 states completed a plan Friday that provides an outline on how to run a constitutional convention that would propose a federal balanced budget amendment.

  • Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery (Source: 3TV/CBS 5 file photo)

    Maricopa County attorney seeks U.S. Supreme Court decision on wiretapping

    Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery will appeal a federal court's ruling that his office's wiretapping authorization practices don't follow federal law.

  • State Sen. John Kavanagh (Source: 3TV/CBS file photo)

    Lawmaker: Phoenix police violating tough immigration policy

    An Arizona lawmaker has accused Phoenix police of violating provisions of an immigration crackdown law that requires police to inquire about the immigration status of people they suspect of being in the country illegally.

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

    Arizona may end criminal background questions for jobseekers

    Arizona Governor Doug Ducey is considering banning criminal background questions on job applications. 

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

    Ducey calls AG's lawsuit over university tuition unnecessary

    Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey says a lawsuit filed by the state attorney general that accused the state university system of charging excessive tuition isn't necessary and that universities are properly funded.

  • Nearly 100 immigration experts and lawyers offered legal advice at a seminar hosted at Arizona State University's college of law on Thursday. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Immigration officials urging Dreamers to 'know their rights'

    Deal or no deal, immigration experts are urging recipients of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, to know their rights so they are not deported.

  • Commissioner Doug Little announced Wednesday that he has accepted a job with the U.S. Department of Energy and will step down Sept. 29. (Source: Arizona Corporation Commission)

    Arizona utility regulator resigning to take Trump admin job

    A member of the state commission that regulates utilities is resigning to take a job with the Trump Administration in Washington. 

  • Arizona State Capitol Building

    GOP lawmakers in Arizona to plan balanced budget convention

    Lawmakers from 19 states are set to convene at the Arizona Capitol on Tuesday to come up with a plan for a constitutional convention that would propose a federal balanced budget amendment.

  • Bill Ridenour  (Source: azregents.edu)

    Arizona university chairman slams lawsuit over tuition

    The chairman of the Arizona Board of Regents says the board welcomes a lawsuit filed by Attorney General Mark Brnovich over steep increase in tuition. 

  • Attorney General Mark Brnovich (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Arizona AG sues Board of Regents over university tuition, called them 'eggheads'

    The lawsuit filed Friday goes much farther and alleges the Arizona Board of Regents is violating the state Constitution through a years-long series of tuition increases.

  • (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Former Rep. Gabby Giffords backing Kirkpatrick

    Former Rep. Gabby Giffords on Friday endorsed Ann Kirkpatrick in the Democratic primary for southern Arizona's 2nd Congressional District, a move that gives Kirkpatrick a boost as she faces a crowded primary field.

  • Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, front right, leaves U.S. District Court on the first day of his contempt-of-court trial Monday, June 26, 2017, in Phoenix. (Source: AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

    Critics urge rejection of appeal in racial profiling case

    Immigrant rights advocates are asking an appeals court to reject an appeal of the punishments that were issued after a judge found then-Sheriff Joe Arpaio in civil contempt of court for violating a judge's order to stop his immigration patrols. 

  • Arizona State Treasurer Jeff DeWit may not be seeking a second term, but he does want a say in who takes over the post – and he’s not afraid to label one candidate “sleazy.” (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    DeWit slams Treasurer candidate as 'Sleazy Foresey'

    Arizona State Treasurer Jeff DeWit may not be seeking a second term, but he does want a say in who takes over the post – and he’s not afraid to label one candidate “sleazy.”

  • (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Voucher opponents should get word on referendum try Tuesday

    Opponents of Arizona's new universal private school voucher program should find out soon if their effort to block the bill until voters can weigh in has been successful.

  • (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Voucher opponents to get word on referendum try next week

    Opponents of Arizona's new universal private school voucher program should find out early next week if their effort to block the bill until voters can weigh in has been successful.

  • Sen. John McCain, while undergoing cancer treatment, is spending the congressional recess at Diamondback's games, with his family, and attending a forum in Italy.

    McCain to attend international forum in Italy

    Republican Sen. John McCain, who has spent the congressional recess undergoing treatment for brain cancer, is capping a busy summer of interviews, an Arizona Diamondbacks baseball game and family hikes with a trip to an international forum in Italy. 

  • (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Arizonans wait for decision on DACA

    Immigration activists in Arizona are nervously watching the White House – and President Trump’s Twitter feed – for an announcement about the fate of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

  • Ryan Winkle reacts to losing his seat on the Mesa City Council on August 31. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Mesa City Council votes unanimously to remove Ryan Winkle from his seat

    In a unanimous vote Thursday morning, the Mesa City Council chose to remove Ryan Winkle from his seat after his second DUI conviction. 

  • (Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    Unofficial results: DiCiccio wins Phoenix City Council race

    It appears incumbent Sal DiCiccio has beaten challenger Kevin Patterson in the only contested Phoenix City Council race.

  • (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Hearing set in bid to void critical ruling in Arpaio's case

    The judge who presided over former Sheriff Joe Arpaio's criminal trial said Tuesday that she can't rule on the now-pardoned lawman's bid to throw out her ruling explaining his guilty verdict until prosecutors are given a chance to chime in on the request.

  • Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on Tuesday said his support for former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio shouldn't be read as a slap in the face of the state's Latino voters. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5 file photo)

    Gov. Ducey: Support for Arpaio not slap at Arizona Latinos

    Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on Tuesday said his support for former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio shouldn't be read as a slap in the face of the state's Latino voters.

  • Jim Moss (Source: Facebook.com/JimMossAZ)

    Another Democrat jumps into race to challenge Sen. Flake

    Businessman and former public school teacher Jim Moss of Globe announced Tuesday he would seek his party's nomination for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Republican Jeff Flake.

  • Incumbent Sal DiCiccio and challenger Kevin Patterson are vying to represent District 6 on the Phoenix City Council. (Source: Sal DiCiccio and Kevin Patterson)

    Districts 6 is only contested race in Phoenix City Council election

    With 117,491 voters, according to the City of Phoenix, District 6 is the largest of the four and was the only contested race -- incumbent Sal DiCiccio versus challenger Kevin Patterson.

  • (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Valley lawyers hold 'vigil for rule of law' in wake of Arpaio pardon

    Dozens of lawyers gathered outside the Sandra Day O'Connor Courthouse Tuesday afternoon to "stand vigil to affirm their commitment as lawyers and citizens to support and defend our judicial system and the rule of law."

  • President Trump and former sheriff Joe Arpaio. (Source: Associated Press)

    With Trump pardon, Arpaio again wiggles out of legal trouble

    In his 24 years as Maricopa County's sheriff, Joe Arpaio survived scandals and dodged investigations that would easily have sunk the careers of many politicians. 

  • (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    President Trump considers nixing DACA, recipients respond

    President Trump is considering getting rid of DACA, enacted by President Obama in 2012. It allowed young undocumented immigrants brought into the country as children to stay. 

  • Sen. Jeff Flake wants to work with Trump on immigration but both have been critical of each other. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5/CNN)

    Jeff Flake wants details of Trump's call for border wall

    Sen. Jeff Flake threw criticism back at President Donald Trump over his threats to shut down the government over border wall funding, questioning what happened to his frequent campaign pledge to make Mexico pay for it.

  • A group trying to block the expansion of the school voucher program says its petition is “squeaky clean” as Gov. Doug Ducey weighed in on the effort to throw out the signatures. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Ducey weighs in after school voucher referendum put on hold

    A group trying to block the expansion of the school voucher program says its petition is “squeaky clean” as Gov. Doug Ducey weighed in on the effort to throw out the signatures.

  • A majority of Arizona voters want to keep the Confederate memorial at the state Capitol, according to a new poll released Thursday.  (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Poll: Most Arizona voters want to keep Confederate monument

    A majority of Arizona voters want to keep the Confederate memorial at the state Capitol, according to a new poll released Thursday.

  • The signs are plastering Phoenix City Councilman Michael Nowakowski's name throughout the city, even outside the boundaries of District 7, the area he represents. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Councilman's signs spark dirty politics accusations

    Political signs are popping up all over the city of Phoenix for a candidate who is not running for office.

  • Those against Arizona's new school voucher law held a protest outside the public school that Gov. Doug Ducey visited on Thursday. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    School voucher foes hold rally as Ducey visits public school

    Members of a grassroots group that opposes Arizona's new school voucher law held a rally outside a public school as Republican Gov. Doug Ducey visited it Thursday morning.

  • (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Lawsuit filed over delay of Arizona's school choice program

    A lawsuit has been filed over an attempt to delay the expansion of Arizona's school choice program.

  • (Source: Associated Press)

    Judge: Racism behind Arizona ban on Mexican-American studies

    Racism was behind an Arizona ban on ethnic studies that shuttered a popular Mexican-American Studies program, a federal judge said Tuesday.

  • Daireus Stokes, Pamela Robertson, Derrick Pacheco all arrested after protesting outside President Trump's rally in Phoenix Tuesday night. (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)

    Phoenix PD release more details on protests, arrests outside Trump's rally in Phoenix

    Protests erupted outside President Trump's rally in Phoenix on Tuesday night. 

  • (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Trump border wall plan faces tough barriers

    During is speech in Phoenix on Tuesday night, President Donald Trump threatened to shut down the government in order to get a wall built between the U.S. and Mexico. But that plan may run into a wall of opposition in Congress.

  • Maurice Symonette could be seen behind Donald Trump at Tuesday's rally in Phoenix. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Strange past for black man behind Trump at Phoenix rally

    President Donald Trump was the big marquee player at Tuesday night's gather at the Phoenix Convention Center. But there was one rather eye-catching performance in the supporting role.

  • (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Gov. Ducey stops short of defending Sen. Flake against Trump attacks

    Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey, unlike other high profile Republicans, did not defend Sen. Jeff Flake against sharp attacks made by President Donald Trump.

  • RAW VIDEO: Phoenix activists react to President Trump's speech and police response to protests

    Community activists say police used unnecessary force and injured innocent bystanders.

  • (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Activists: Police were aggressive, violent after Trump rally

    Calling their actions "disgusting, aggressive and violent," immigrant and civil rights activists on Wednesday railed against police for their response to a protest that turned unruly after President Donald Trump held a rally in downtown Phoenix.

  • RAW VIDEO: Gov. Ducey reacts to President Trump's Phoenix speech

    Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey was among the state officials who greeted President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence on the airport tarmac after they arrived in Phoenix. Ducey shook Trump's hand, tweeted "Welcome to Arizona, Mr. President!" and rode with Trump and Pence in the motorcade. But the Republican governor did not appear on stage with Trump at the rally, saying he needs to help monitor the security response to protest.
     

  • President Donald Trump hosted a rally in Phoenix on Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Trump's NAFTA termination comment falls flat in Arizona

    President Donald Trump's comments at a Phoenix rally that he will probably end up terminating the North American Free Trade Agreement brought cheers from the crowd but groans from the state's top business group. 

  • (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Fights break out among protesters at Trump rally in Phoenix

    Fights broke out among protesters outside President Trump's rally in Phoenix Tuesday night. One fight involved men in a pickup truck and protesters on the street. 

  • FAST FACTS: Everything you need to know about President Trump's visit to Phoenix

    President Donald Trump visited Arizona Tuesday, starting in Yuma and then moving on to Phoenix for a rally at the Phoenix Convention Center.  The President's visit started off with peaceful protests, but chaos erupted after the rally came to an end and thousands of people filled the streets. 

  • President Trump speaks to his supporters at a campaign rally in Phoenix. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Trump blames media for condemnation of comments on Virginia

     President Donald Trump is blaming the media for the widespread condemnation of his response to a Charlottesville, Virginia, protest organized by white supremacists that led to the killing of a counter-protester.

  • Members of the John Brown Gun Club and Redneck Revolt protest outside the Phoenix Convention Center, Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017. Protests were held against President Trump as he hosted a rally inside the convention center. (Source: AP Photo/Matt York)

    Armed protesters show up outside Trump rally in Phoenix

    A half-dozen people showed up outside President Donald Trump's speech with military-style rifles and fatigues to join the protests against him.

  • Trump threatened a government shutdown to fund a border wall Mexico was supposed to pay for. (Source: CBS News)

    Trump threatens gov't shutdown if border wall isn't funded

    President Donald Trump is threatening to shut down the federal government unless Congress provides funding for his promised border wall.

  • The president didn't name any names but he took obvious verbal shots at Sen. John McCain and Sen. Jeff Flake. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5/CNN)

    Without mentioning names, President Trump slams Arizona's two senators

    For anyone who did President Donald Trump wrong, at least in his mind, they were not safe from his verbal attacks during his campaign rally at the Phoenix Convention Center on Tuesday night.

  • During his rally at the Phoenix Convention Center on Tuesday night, Trump said he didn't want to pardon Arpaio because he didn't want "to cause any controversy." (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Critics: Pardon would nix chance to hold Arpaio accountable

    Gary Donahoe learned firsthand the consequences of crossing Sheriff Joe Arpaio when the lawman was still one of Arizona's most powerful politicians.

  • President Donald Trump visited Yuma and Phoenix on Tuesday, Aug. 22. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    PHOTOS AND VIDEOS: President Donald Trump's visit to Arizona

    President Donald Trump visited Arizona Tuesday, starting in Yuma and then moving on to Phoenix for a rally at the Phoenix Convention Center. This is where you will find video clips from throughout the day and evening.

  • President Trump announces visit to Phoenix

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

  • (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Ex-lawmaker facing possible campaign-finance funds repayment

    The director of the state's public campaign financing commission is recommending that a Democratic lawmaker who resigned last month be ordered to repay more than $17,000 he received to run his campaign last year.

  • SLIDESHOW: President Trump visits Arizona

    President Donald Trump is trying to recapture the fervor that helped put him in office with a campaign-style rally in Arizona, but he's also likely to hear some protests over his immigration policies and his comments about Charlottesville.

  • (Source: 3TV/CBS 5 file photo)

    Arizona sheriffs honor Flake for baseball shooting response

    A group of Arizona sheriffs honored Sen. Jeff Flake on Tuesday for his actions during a shooting at a Congressional baseball practice in June that left several injured.

  • Photo Courtesy: Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia

    President Trump to stay in Paradise Valley following Tuesday's rally

    After President Donald Trump's 7 p.m. rally Phoenix Tuesday, sources say he will spend the night in Paradise Valley.

  • Trump saw equipment used by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection and met with agents. (Source: CBS News)

    Why President Trump didn't visit the Mexico border while in Yuma

    When President Trump visited Yuma on Tuesday, his original plan was to visit the U.S.-Mexico border but that never happened. Now we know why. 

  • People protest outside the Phoenix Convention Center, Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017, in Phoenix. Protests were held against President Donald Trump as he hosted a rally inside the convention center. (AP Photo/Matt York)

    Thousands protest outside Trump's Phoenix rally, police forced to respond

    A day of noisy but largely peaceful protests of President Donald Trump's speech in Phoenix turned unruly as police fired pepper spray at crowds after someone apparently lobbed rocks and bottles at officers.

  • FILE - In this Jan. 26, 2016, photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is joined by Maricopa County, Ariz., Sheriff Joe Arpaio at a campaign event in Marshalltown, Iowa. (Source: AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

    Trump hints a possible pardon for Arpaio, ex-sheriff responds

    President Donald Trump added more fuel to the fire surrounding a possible pardon for former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

  • (Source: Twitter)

    Pres. Trump greets Marines, border officials during Yuma visit

    Prior to his Phoenix rally, President Donald Trump visited the city of Yuma Tuesday for the first time since being elected into office.  Trump arrived in Yuma around 2 p.m. on Air Force One.  

  • Supporters lined up outside the Phoenix Convention Center ahead of the Trump rally. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Supporters excited for Trump rally at Phoenix Convention Center

    People have been gathering all day in downtown Phoenix with many getting in line early to get spots inside the Phoenix Convention Center for President Donald Trump's rally on Tuesday. 

  • (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Pres. Trump will not pardon ex-sheriff Joe Arpaio during Phoenix visit

    Many people were expecting Pres. Trump to pardon former Sheriff Joe Arpaio during the president's Phoenix visit Tuesday. But it looks like that won't happen, at least right now.  

  • Gov. Doug Ducey shook hands with Donald Trump on the tarmac at Phoenix Sky Harbor. (Source: twitter.com/dougducey)

    Arizona governor greets president on tarmac

    Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey was among the state officials who greeted President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence on the airport tarmac after they arrived in Phoenix.

  • President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence wave to supporters from Air Force One at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Trump returns to Arizona -- and a chaotic political landscape

    President Trump is trying to recapture the fervor that helped put him in office with a rally in Arizona, but he's also likely to hear some protests over his immigration policies and his comments about Charlottesville.

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

    Dr. Kelli Ward expected to attend Tuesday's Trump rally

    Dr. Kelli Ward, who is challenging Sen. Jeff Flake in the Republican primary, is expected to attend Tuesday's Trump rally in Phoenix.

  • Nation's political split on display at Trump Phoenix visit

    The nation's political split over President Donald Trump is expected to be on full display Tuesday as hard-core backers of the Republican president flood into the Phoenix Convention Center.

  • 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.

  • 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: 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.