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Donald Trump returns to Arizona – and a chaotic political landscape

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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.

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Personnel note: Matt Galka departs for Phoenix

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Matt Galka, an on-air reporter for Mike Vasilinda‘s Capitol News Service, has left Tallahassee to join the FOX affiliate in Phoenix. Galka, a member of the SaintPetersblog “30 Under 30” Class of 2015, will be a general assignment reporter at KSAZ starting Monday, Feb. 27, according to FOX spokeswoman Claudia Russo.  He’s originally from Southington, Connecticut, where he lost more than 100 pounds in high school to get on the football team, eventually becoming team captain. Galka graduated from Syracuse University, where he was a…

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Tampa Bay Lightning embarrassed by a bad Phoenix Coyotes team

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What does it say about a team when it is blasted by the next-to-worst team in the league? No, the Tampa Bay Lightning isn’t the worst team. But it’s far from good, too. No one would argue it after a 5-3 blasting at the hands at the point-at-and-laugh Phoenix Coyotes. Phoenix was near the bottom of the league in most statistics, including 25th on the power play and 27th on the penalty kill. Against the Lightning, however, Phoenix was an…

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For Hillary Clinton, struggle to change public perception persists

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Hillary Clinton bested Donald Trump in three debates. She leads in many preference polls of the most competitive states. Barring a significant shift in the next two weeks, she is in a strong position to become the first woman elected U.S. president. But Clinton will end the campaign still struggling to change the minds of millions of voters who don’t think well of her, a glaring liability should the Democratic nominee move on to the White House. While many see…

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Possible Election Day problems worry civil rights advocates

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 New ID requirements. Unfamiliar or distant polling places. Names missing from the voter rolls. Those are just some of the challenges that could disrupt voting across the country through Election Day. While most elections have their share of glitches, experts worry conditions are ripe this year for trouble at the nation’s polling places. This is the first presidential election year without a key enforcement provision of the federal Voting Rights Act, and 14 states have enacted new registration or voting…

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Man arrested for punching anti-Donald Trump protester is an Air Force member

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A man captured on video kicking and punching an anti-Donald Trump protester at the presidential candidate’s rally in Tucson on Saturday is a member of the Air Force. Staff Sgt. Tony Pettway, a response force leader, is assigned to the Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson and was arrested on Saturday on a misdemeanor charge of assault with injury. He works in security forces. The event in Tucson turned ugly when two protesters displayed offensive imagery in an attempt to…

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Florida Poly unveils first-ever mascot, ‘Phoenix’

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On the final day of its inaugural class year, Florida Polytechnic unveiled “Phoenix,” the first-ever official mascot developed and voted on by students of Florida’s newest university. On Wednesday, an audience of hundreds of cheering students and supporters gathered at the Florida Poly Innovation, Science and Technology (IST) Building for a scholarship luncheon ceremony celebrating the arrival of the new school spirit mascot. Revealed by video, Phoenix was presented to an enthusiastic crowd of scholarship contributors and supporters as leaders handed out…

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