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Nation Aug 30WATCH: Family, friends celebrate McCain’s life at memorial service in Arizona
Former Vice President Joe Biden, along with other friends and family, will deliver remarks at Thursday's memorial service for Sen. John McCain. Watch it live here.
Politics Aug 29WATCH: Final farewells for Sen. John McCain begin at the Arizona Capitol
Family, friends and constituents will gather Wednesday at Arizona's Capitol to pay their respects to Sen. John McCain, the first of two days of services here before he departs the state he has represented since the 1980s. It will begin…
Politics Jul 22In Arizona, liberals debate forgiving candidate’s moderation
Democratic Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, a former Green Party activist, is attempting to become the first member of her party to represent Arizona in the Senate in 30 years.
Politics May 30More women than ever are running for Senate, but hurdles remain
Women running for office are due to hit another threshold with a record number of candidates for the U.S. Senate, but actually winning those seats and changing the face of the chamber are a different matter.
Nation Apr 27Arizona, Colorado teachers strike for second day, say offers of funding and pay not enough
Educators in both states want more classroom resources and have received offers either for increased school funding or pay, but they say the money isn’t guaranteed and the efforts don’t go far enough.
Education Apr 26Thousands of teachers in Arizona and Colorado protest funding, pay
A wave of red-clad teachers will crash upon the Arizona state Capitol today for an unprecedented job action that will close schools for a majority of the state's public school students, part of an educator uprising that's also bubbled up…
Nation Apr 20Arizona teachers vote for statewide walkout to protest pay
Arizona teachers have voted to walk off the job to demand increased school funding, marking a key step toward a first-ever statewide strike that builds on a movement for higher pay in other Republican-dominant states.
Education Apr 12Arizona teachers continue to demand raises, better school funding
Thousands of teachers staged walk-ins at 1,112 schools spanning 130 districts in Arizona, according to Arizona Educators United. But so far Gov. Doug Ducey and the Republican-controlled Legislature haven't budged to the group's demands.