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Arizona

  1. 2018 elections
    Poll: Democrats Lead Senate Races in Arizona and TennesseeIf Democrats can pull off an upset in the Volunteer State, their chances of taking the Senate improve dramatically.
  2. education
    Arizona Court Kills Taxes-for-Education Ballot InitiativeA grassroots effort to boost taxes on the wealthy to pay for education improvements was shot down, but the general election could become a referendum.
  3. 2018 elections
    Martha McSally Defeats Kelli Ward and Joe Arpaio in Arizona GOP Senate PrimaryThe Establishment favorite won, giving Republicans their best shot at beating Democratic candidate Kyrsten Sinema in November.
  4. education
    Arizona Teacher Strike Leads to Ballot Fights Over School Funding, VouchersPrompted by the spring strike, voters must decide on a proposed high-end tax increase for education and a major voucher expansion.
  5. pregnancy pacts
    16 Nurses Who Work at the Same Hospital Are PregnantThey go to the hospital cafeteria together to satisfy cravings.
  6. trailer mix
    Danny McBride Is Out for Homeowner’s Revenge in Housing Crisis Thriller Arizona2009 was a dark time in our nation’s history.
  7. who is america
    How a Local Arizona Newspaper Covered Sacha Baron Cohen’s Mosque PrankBefore anybody knew it was actually Sacha Baron Cohen.
  8. Looks Like Republicans Will Avoid a Special Election for McCain’s SeatGOP Governor Doug Ducey will name a successor to John McCain if he vacates his Senate seat, who will likely not face voters until 2020.
  9. Uber Pedestrian Death Probably Caused by SoftwareArizona has since indefinitely suspended Uber from autonomous driving tests.
  10. Arizona Passes New Education Funding to End Teachers’ StrikeStriking teachers won more than Republicans ever wanted to give — but much less than they had demanded.
  11. Mike Pence Praises Notorious Criminal As Champion of the ‘Rule of Law’The vice-president gave that title to Joe Arpaio — who tortured inmates, violated court orders, and framed an innocent man for attempted murder.
  12. Teacher Protests Spread to Colorado As Arizona Strike BeginsThere’s no immediate sign of progress in the deadlock between teachers and Republicans in Arizona, and now Colorado teachers are launching protests.
  13. GOP Holds House Seat in Deep Red Arizona, But It’s Way Too Close for ComfortA double-digit win in Tuesday’s special election would have been reassuring to Republicans nationwide, but it looks like they fell short.
  14. For Dems, Close Counts in Horseshoes, Hand Grenades, & AZ-08’s Special ElectionIn Arizona’s heavily Republican Eighth District, an upset like Pennsylvania’s is unlikely, but a close race could be a good sign for Democrats.
  15. Why the GOP Is Worried About an Arizona Special Election Dems Probably Won’t WinTuesday’s special election for the seat formerly held by Trent Franks can help calm Republicans’ midterm fears — or send them into a panic.
  16. The Third Major Red-State Teachers Strike of 2018 Will Start Next WeekArizona educators voted overwhelming to strike after rejecting a pay-raise plan from that state’s governor.
  17. Oklahoma Teachers Win a Partial VictoryNow teachers have forced GOP politicians into raising pay in a second state. But the fight continues in other states, spilling over into elections.
  18. The Teachers’ Strikes Have Exposed the GOP’s Achilles HeelThe red-state rebellion has revealed that the GOP’s “starve the beast” agenda is deeply unpopular with the party’s own voters.
  19. Teachers Go on Strike in Two More Red StatesEducators are walking off the job in Kentucky and (again) in Oklahoma as their conflicts with GOP state lawmakers intensify.
  20. Red-State Teacher Unrest Just Keeps SpreadingThe wave of protests and strikes isn’t just about pay, but about GOP tax-cut-driven starvation of education spending.
  21. Lou Dobbs Clip Inspires Trump to Undermine His Own Legal Position on ImmigrationImagine the chagrin of Justice Department lawyers who woke up to find that a tweet from POTUS had sabotaged their legal fight with California.
  22. scent memories
    Proenza Schouler Loves the Scent of Crayons and PuppiesTalking to the designers about their first perfume, Arizona.
  23. In 49 States, Trump Is Even Less Popular Now Than When He Was InauguratedThe president’s doing better in the polls lately. But overall, his popularity since taking office has been in a long slide.
  24. Arpaio’s Senate Candidacy Is Not Just a Bad JokeSheriff Joe Arpaio lost his job in 2016 and then was pardoned by Donald Trump. Now he’s running for the Senate and has some serious support.
  25. Ghoulish Arizona Republicans Jockey for John McCain’s Senate SeatThe 81-year-old has cancer, but he’s not dead yet.
  26. The Right (and Wrong) Lessons to Take From Doug Jones’s Win in AlabamaBe careful of over-interpretation by partisans. But Jones’s win shouldn’t be under-interpreted, either.
  27. just don't do it
    Free Advice for Politicians: Don’t Ask Your Staffers to Bear Your ChildrenA few lessons disgraced politicians have had to learn the hard way.
  28. Report: Motel 6 Is Helping ICE Arrest Undocumented Guests in Arizona“We send a report every morning to ICE — all the names of everybody that comes in,” a front-desk clerk said.
  29. Birther Friends Forever: Why Trump and Sheriff Joe Arpaio Are BFFsA look back at a friendship forged in the fires of a racist conspiracy theory.
  30. Phoenix Mayor Asks Trump to Delay Rally Due to CharlottesvilleEspecially if he’s planning to pardon Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
  31. New Video Shows Man Setting Arizona LGBT Youth Center on FireThe suspect is believed to have used the center’s services for three years.
  32. awful things
    McCain’s Former Primary Foe Calls for Him to Resign, Citing Cancer DiagnosisShe also offered to take his seat. Her remarks didn’t go over very well.
  33. politics
    Muslim Arizona Senate Candidate Flooded With Hateful Online CommentsDeedra Abboud, who’s running against Senator Jeff Flake, is receiving a slew of harassment online.
  34. politics
    Teen Rips Into GOP Senator for Voting to Block Planned Parenthood Funds16-year-old Deja Foxx had some words for Arizona senator Jeff Flake.
  35. With Sheriff Joe Arpaio Out, His Notorious ‘Tent City’ Jail Is Shutting DownMaricopa County’s new sheriff called the facility a “circus.”
  36. politics
    New Arizona Law Requires Doctors to Treat Fetuses ‘Born Alive’ During AbortionsWhich almost never happens.
  37. big tips
    A Restaurant Customer Left a $900 Tip for Her Pregnant Server“I don’t know if she really understands how much this is going to help us this season.”
  38. Man Being Chased by Police Cannot Resist Stopping at In-N-OutHe took a drive-through detour.
  39. tech and design 2016
    This Solar-Powered Desert House Is Confronting Climate Change in ArizonaAn ecowonder in the middle of the southwest.
  40. John McCain Is Now Campaigning As a Check on President Hillary Clinton“If Hillary Clinton is elected president, Arizona will need a senator who will act as a check, not a rubber stamp,” McCain says in a new video.
  41. the environment
    As America’s Largest Reservoir Hits Record Low, a Dam Debate ReturnsNow that the Colorado River basin’s water supply is drying up, should we consider undoing some of America’s greatest engineering feats?
  42. Horrible Things
    Food-Truck Owner Claims Devil Made Him Barbecue the Family DogPolice suspect it may have been the drugs he used.
  43. Video Feed
    Del Taco Manager Fired for Profane RantFamous last words to anyone with a camera: “Where you gonna post it? YouTube?”
  44. early and often
    Justice Department Investigates Civil-Rights Violation in Arizona PrimaryThe department is investigating reports of disproportionate wait times in areas with high levels of minority voters.
  45. Surprise Endings
    Mexican Restaurateur Claims Business Spiked After Supporting TrumpGetting kissed by the Donald typically doesn’t end this well.
  46. Previewing the Democrats’ March 22 Primaries: Some Western Relief for Sanders?Sanders is expected to sweep the caucuses in lily-white Idaho and Utah, while Clinton wins the Arizona primary. 
  47. Previewing the GOP’s March 22 Primaries: What Will Happen in Utah and Arizona?Anything other than a winner-take-all win for Trump in Arizona and a winner-take-most win for Cruz in Utah would be a surprise.
  48. anti-trump protests
    Tucson Trump Rally Marred by ViolenceAnother protester got sucker-punched, and Trump’s campaign manager was filmed getting involved in a separate altercation as well.
  49. today in donald trump
    Protesters Block Road on Route to Trump Rally in ArizonaDozens of protesters used their cars to cut off a major road leading to Trump’s rally outside Phoenix.
  50. Arizona Passes Anti-Refugee Resettlement BillArizona lawmakers say they “can’t have another 9/11.”
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