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  • Vive la France: Trump hosts glitzy White House state dinner

    Vive la France: Trump hosts glitzy White House state dinner

    Saturday, April 21 2018 8:34 AM EDT2018-04-21 12:34:07 GMT
    Saturday, April 21 2018 3:15 PM EDT2018-04-21 19:15:24 GMT
    (AP Photo/Alex Brandon). The U.S., and French flags are displayed on the Eisenhower Executive Office Building as seen through the portico of the West Wing of the White House, Friday, April 20, 2018, in Washington. President Donald Trump plans to celebr...(AP Photo/Alex Brandon). The U.S., and French flags are displayed on the Eisenhower Executive Office Building as seen through the portico of the West Wing of the White House, Friday, April 20, 2018, in Washington. President Donald Trump plans to celebr...
    Vive le France: President Donald Trump to host his first big social event, a state dinner for President Emmanuel Macron.
    Vive le France: President Donald Trump to host his first big social event, a state dinner for President Emmanuel Macron.
  • IMF says trade tensions, debt load threaten world economy

    IMF says trade tensions, debt load threaten world economy

    Saturday, April 21 2018 1:03 AM EDT2018-04-21 05:03:56 GMT
    Saturday, April 21 2018 3:15 PM EDT2018-04-21 19:15:19 GMT
    ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana). Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, right, accompanied by Deputy Assistant Secretary Jason Chung arrives to the G-20 meeting during the World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings, in Washington, Friday, April 20, 2018.( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana). Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, right, accompanied by Deputy Assistant Secretary Jason Chung arrives to the G-20 meeting during the World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings, in Washington, Friday, April 20, 2018.
    Trump administration defends tough trade stance at global finance meetings.
    Trump administration defends tough trade stance at global finance meetings.
  • The Latest: Barbara Bush's casket wheeled out of church

    The Latest: Barbara Bush's casket wheeled out of church

    Saturday, April 21 2018 10:44 AM EDT2018-04-21 14:44:47 GMT
    Saturday, April 21 2018 3:15 PM EDT2018-04-21 19:15:15 GMT
    (AP Photo/Evan Vucci). Attendees arrive at St. Martin's Episcopal Church for a funeral service for former first lady Barbara Bush, Saturday, April 21, 2018, in Houston.(AP Photo/Evan Vucci). Attendees arrive at St. Martin's Episcopal Church for a funeral service for former first lady Barbara Bush, Saturday, April 21, 2018, in Houston.

    Guests have begun to arrive at St. Martin's Church in Houston for the funeral of former first lady Barbara Bush.

    Guests have begun to arrive at St. Martin's Church in Houston for the funeral of former first lady Barbara Bush.

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  • UPDATE: Everything you need to know about Arizona's teacher walkout

    UPDATE: Everything you need to know about Arizona's teacher walkout

    Friday, April 20 2018 10:12 PM EDT2018-04-21 02:12:11 GMT
    Arizona teachers could be staging a strike, which may leave tens of thousands of parents scrambling. (Source: Raycom Media)Arizona teachers could be staging a strike, which may leave tens of thousands of parents scrambling. (Source: Raycom Media)

    One thing is certain, tens of thousands of parents will be forced to scramble to find out what to do if enough teachers walk out.

    One thing is certain, tens of thousands of parents will be forced to scramble to find out what to do if enough teachers walk out.

  • Gov. Ducey vetoes 10 bills, wants teacher pay hike

    Gov. Ducey vetoes 10 bills, wants teacher pay hike

    Friday, April 20 2018 6:56 PM EDT2018-04-20 22:56:46 GMT
    Cover letter for vetoes from Gov. Ducey. It was the same for all ten bills. (Source: Gov. Ducey's office)Cover letter for vetoes from Gov. Ducey. It was the same for all ten bills. (Source: Gov. Ducey's office)

    The Latest on Arizona teachers' threat to strike and the governor's reaction (all times local):

    The Latest on Arizona teachers' threat to strike and the governor's reaction (all times local):

  • Superintendent reacts to planned teacher walkout

    Superintendent reacts to planned teacher walkout

    Friday, April 20 2018 4:35 PM EDT2018-04-20 20:35:12 GMT
    Friday, April 20 2018 4:52 PM EDT2018-04-20 20:52:19 GMT
    Arizona Superintendent of Education, Diane DouglasArizona Superintendent of Education, Diane Douglas

    Arizona Superintendent of Education, Diane Douglas, released a statement Friday afternoon in response to the planned teacher walkout. 

    Arizona Superintendent of Education, Diane Douglas, released a statement Friday afternoon in response to the planned teacher walkout. 

  • Tucson man gets 15 months for threatening Rep. McSally

    Tucson man gets 15 months for threatening Rep. McSally

    Thursday, April 19 2018 12:00 PM EDT2018-04-19 16:00:36 GMT
    Steve Martan (Source: Facebook)Steve Martan (Source: Facebook)

    A Tucson man has been sentenced after admitting to making threatening phone calls to Rep. Martha McSally's office in 2017.

    A Tucson man has been sentenced after admitting to making threatening phone calls to Rep. Martha McSally's office in 2017.

  • Arizona Senate moves to change rules for replacing McCain

    Arizona Senate moves to change rules for replacing McCain

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 9:09 PM EDT2018-04-18 01:09:06 GMT

    The Republican-controlled Arizona Legislature is moving to ensure that ailing Sen. John McCain's seat isn't on the November ballot if he leaves office, but Democrats plan to block the effort.

    The Republican-controlled Arizona Legislature is moving to ensure that ailing Sen. John McCain's seat isn't on the November ballot if he leaves office, but Democrats plan to block the effort.

  • Arizona election may halt recent Democratic wins

    Arizona election may halt recent Democratic wins

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 3:00 PM EDT2018-04-17 19:00:51 GMT
    Tuesday, April 17 2018 4:46 PM EDT2018-04-17 20:46:38 GMT
    (AP Photo/Matt York, File). FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2018, file photo, Arizona State Rep. and U.S. Representative candidate Debbie Lesko speaks with a constituent during the meeting of the state committee of the Arizona Republican Party in Phoenix. The ...(AP Photo/Matt York, File). FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2018, file photo, Arizona State Rep. and U.S. Representative candidate Debbie Lesko speaks with a constituent during the meeting of the state committee of the Arizona Republican Party in Phoenix. The ...
    In a district Donald Trump won by 21 points in 2016, a Democratic newcomer is trying to pull off an upset victory for an open U.S. House seat.
    In a district Donald Trump won by 21 points in 2016, a Democratic newcomer is trying to pull off an upset victory for an open U.S. House seat.
  • Ex-Rep. Don Shooter demands $1.3 million from state; claims removal from office was rigged

    Ex-Rep. Don Shooter demands $1.3 million from state; claims removal from office was rigged

    Monday, April 16 2018 8:46 PM EDT2018-04-17 00:46:32 GMT
    Tuesday, April 17 2018 12:35 AM EDT2018-04-17 04:35:06 GMT
    (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)(Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    He wants $1.3 million in damages.

    He wants $1.3 million in damages.

  • BREAKING

    Sen. McCain undergoes surgery for intestinal infection

    Sen. McCain undergoes surgery for intestinal infection

    Monday, April 16 2018 6:19 PM EDT2018-04-16 22:19:36 GMT
    Arizona Senator John McCain. (Source: Gage Skidmore / Flickr)Arizona Senator John McCain. (Source: Gage Skidmore / Flickr)
    Arizona Senator John McCain. (Source: Gage Skidmore / Flickr)Arizona Senator John McCain. (Source: Gage Skidmore / Flickr)

    Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, had surgery on Sunday to treat an intestinal infection related to diverticulitis.

    Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, had surgery on Sunday to treat an intestinal infection related to diverticulitis.

  • Arizona teachers call strike vote, despite raise plan

    Arizona teachers call strike vote, despite raise plan

    Monday, April 16 2018 1:57 PM EDT2018-04-16 17:57:30 GMT
    Arizona teachers who have pushed for big raises and an increase in school funding say Gov. Doug Ducey's teacher raise proposal falls short and they're moving to take a strike vote.
    Arizona teachers who have pushed for big raises and an increase in school funding say Gov. Doug Ducey's teacher raise proposal falls short and they're moving to take a strike vote.
  • Arizona governor OKs coercion questions before abortions

    Arizona governor OKs coercion questions before abortions

    Saturday, April 14 2018 12:32 AM EDT2018-04-14 04:32:13 GMT
    Saturday, April 14 2018 12:32 AM EDT2018-04-14 04:32:13 GMT
    Gov. Doug Ducey (Source: 3TV/CBS 5 file photo)Gov. Doug Ducey (Source: 3TV/CBS 5 file photo)

    Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has signed legislation requiring abortion clinics to ask women if they are victims of sex assault, incest or sex trafficking and provide them with ways to contact law enforcement if they say yes.

    Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has signed legislation requiring abortion clinics to ask women if they are victims of sex assault, incest or sex trafficking and provide them with ways to contact law enforcement if they say yes.

  • McCain, other AZ lawmakers react to Trump's announcement of Syria strikes

    McCain, other AZ lawmakers react to Trump's announcement of Syria strikes

    Friday, April 13 2018 11:02 PM EDT2018-04-14 03:02:28 GMT
    Friday, April 13 2018 11:42 PM EDT2018-04-14 03:42:33 GMT
    Sen. John McCain and President Donald Trump (Source: CNN)Sen. John McCain and President Donald Trump (Source: CNN)

    Arizona lawmakers are reacting to President Trump's announcement Friday night about the coordinated airstrikes on Syria. 

    Arizona lawmakers are reacting to President Trump's announcement Friday night about the coordinated airstrikes on Syria. 

  • #RedForEd not slowing down despite pay hike proposal

    #RedForEd not slowing down despite pay hike proposal

    Friday, April 13 2018 10:25 PM EDT2018-04-14 02:25:07 GMT
    Friday, April 13 2018 10:56 PM EDT2018-04-14 02:56:20 GMT

    #RedForEd isn't dead, yet.  A day after Governor Doug Ducey promised 20 percent teacher pay raises, members of the grassroots organization are expressing doubt he will deliver.

    #RedForEd isn't dead, yet.  A day after Governor Doug Ducey promised 20 percent teacher pay raises, members of the grassroots organization are expressing doubt he will deliver.

  • Senator pulls school safety plan for revisions

    Senator pulls school safety plan for revisions

    A Republican senator sponsoring Legislation implementing Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey's wide-ranging school safety proposal has pulled it for revisions.
    A Republican senator sponsoring Legislation implementing Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey's wide-ranging school safety proposal has pulled it for revisions.
  • Trump signs bill to expand child alert system to tribal land

    Trump signs bill to expand child alert system to tribal land

    Friday, April 13 2018 5:37 PM EDT2018-04-13 21:37:26 GMT
    President Donald Trump has signed a bill that expands a child abduction alert system to tribal land.
    President Donald Trump has signed a bill that expands a child abduction alert system to tribal land.
  • Koch-funded group to hold forum on GOP tax cuts, Hispanics

    Koch-funded group to hold forum on GOP tax cuts, Hispanics

    A Koch brothers-funded group is hosting a New Mexico forum as part of a national effort aimed at convincing Hispanic voters that the GOP-sponsored tax reforms help them.
    A Koch brothers-funded group is hosting a New Mexico forum as part of a national effort aimed at convincing Hispanic voters that the GOP-sponsored tax reforms help them.
  • Arizona now has a state dinosaur thanks to an 11-year-old from Scottsdale

    Arizona now has a state dinosaur thanks to an 11-year-old from Scottsdale

    Thursday, April 12 2018 9:13 AM EDT2018-04-12 13:13:24 GMT
    Thursday, April 12 2018 9:34 AM EDT2018-04-12 13:34:04 GMT
    (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)(Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Arizona now has a state dinosaur thanks to an 11-year-old boy from Scottsdale. Jax Weldon, a student at Hopi Elementary School, wrote a letter to Gov. Doug Ducey making the case for a state dinosaur for Arizona.

    Arizona now has a state dinosaur thanks to an 11-year-old boy from Scottsdale. Jax Weldon, a student at Hopi Elementary School, wrote a letter to Gov. Doug Ducey making the case for a state dinosaur for Arizona.

  • Arizona teachers demanding raise protest at schools

    Arizona teachers demanding raise protest at schools

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 6:15 AM EDT2018-04-11 10:15:02 GMT
    Wednesday, April 11 2018 9:18 PM EDT2018-04-12 01:18:07 GMT
    Teachers will be wearing red shirts and walking arm-in-arm at around a thousand schools across Arizona to show solidarity in their demand for higher salaries. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)Teachers will be wearing red shirts and walking arm-in-arm at around a thousand schools across Arizona to show solidarity in their demand for higher salaries. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    The grassroots group Arizona Educators United has mobilized teachers and supporters across the state through their #RedforEd campaign.

    The grassroots group Arizona Educators United has mobilized teachers and supporters across the state through their #RedforEd campaign.

  • Arizona fourth- and eighth-graders trail U.S. on math, reading scores

    Arizona fourth- and eighth-graders trail U.S. on math, reading scores

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 5:55 PM EDT2018-04-11 21:55:57 GMT
    Wednesday, April 11 2018 7:07 PM EDT2018-04-11 23:07:38 GMT
    Arizona fourth- and eighth-graders fell short of national averages on a biennial test of math and readking skills, but state officials noted that scores for those grades have improved steadily over the past decade. (Photo by Alberto G/Creative Commons)Arizona fourth- and eighth-graders fell short of national averages on a biennial test of math and readking skills, but state officials noted that scores for those grades have improved steadily over the past decade. (Photo by Alberto G/Creative Commons)

    By KYLEY SCHULTZ Cronkite News WASHINGTON – Math and reading test scores for Arizona’s fourth- and eighth-grade students fell below their peers nationally in 2017, according to a national student achievement report released Tuesday. 

    By KYLEY SCHULTZ Cronkite News WASHINGTON – Math and reading test scores for Arizona’s fourth- and eighth-grade students fell below their peers nationally in 2017, according to a national student achievement report released Tuesday. 

  • School safety plan finally introduced in Arizona Senate

    School safety plan finally introduced in Arizona Senate

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 6:58 PM EDT2018-04-11 22:58:31 GMT
    Legislation implementing Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey's wide-ranging school safety proposal by the Feb. 14 school shooting in Florida that left 17 dead has been introduced in the state Senate after nearly a month of...
    Legislation implementing Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey's wide-ranging school safety proposal by the Feb. 14 school shooting in Florida that left 17 dead has been introduced in the state Senate after nearly a month of delay.
  • Happenings in Cochise County

    Happenings in Cochise County

    Tuesday, April 10 2018 6:39 PM EDT2018-04-10 22:39:37 GMT

    What's happening around Cochise County. 

    What's happening around Cochise County. 

  • Elected officials respond to National Guard at the border

    Elected officials respond to National Guard at the border

    Monday, April 9 2018 11:08 PM EDT2018-04-10 03:08:45 GMT
    (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)(Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    In 2006, President George W. Bush sent 6,000 National Guard soldiers to the border to bolster the efforts of the US Border Patrol.

    In 2006, President George W. Bush sent 6,000 National Guard soldiers to the border to bolster the efforts of the US Border Patrol.

  • Arizona sends 338 troops to Mexico border, more heading soon

    Arizona sends 338 troops to Mexico border, more heading soon

    Monday, April 9 2018 1:45 PM EDT2018-04-09 17:45:43 GMT
    Monday, April 9 2018 9:08 PM EDT2018-04-10 01:08:11 GMT
    Arizona National Guard troops in Phoenix prepare to deploy to the US-Mexico border on Monday, April 9. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)Arizona National Guard troops in Phoenix prepare to deploy to the US-Mexico border on Monday, April 9. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey said Monday that 225 members of the state's National Guard were heading to the U.S.-Mexico border to support President Donald Trump's call for troops to fight drug trafficking and illegal immigration.

    Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey said Monday that 225 members of the state's National Guard were heading to the U.S.-Mexico border to support President Donald Trump's call for troops to fight drug trafficking and illegal immigration.

  • AG: Arizona court rejects in-state tuition for immigrants

    AG: Arizona court rejects in-state tuition for immigrants

    Monday, April 9 2018 5:08 PM EDT2018-04-09 21:08:06 GMT
    Monday, April 9 2018 7:06 PM EDT2018-04-09 23:06:20 GMT
    Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich says the state Supreme Court has ruled unanimously for the state in a case involving a community college district that backs lower in-state tuition for immigrant students. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich says the state Supreme Court has ruled unanimously for the state in a case involving a community college district that backs lower in-state tuition for immigrant students. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich says the state Supreme Court has ruled unanimously for the state in a case involving a community college district that backs lower in-state tuition for immigrant students. 

    Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich says the state Supreme Court has ruled unanimously for the state in a case involving a community college district that backs lower in-state tuition for immigrant students. 

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