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Some Arizona clergy polarized by Prop 205 to legalize marijuana

12news.com — PHOENIX - A handful of religious clergy leaders is stepping forward to endorse Arizona's Proposition 205 legalizing recreational marijuana, while a larger alliance of church organizations remains strongly opposed. Seven local clergy members from varying faiths recently signed a letter endorsing Prop 205, citing incarceration rates and public costs associated with current marijuana laws.

Charmed twice: Glendale family meets Barack Obama, now Michelle

12news.com — PHOENIX - After first lady Michelle Obama gave a rousing speech to supporters Thursday afternoon in Phoenix, warehouse distribution employee Jarvis Johnson got his wish to introduce his two young children to Obama. While mingling with the crowd, The first lady took into her arms Jarvis and Tenosha Johnson's 1-year-old son Micah and 2-year-old daughter Genesis.

Republican county supervisor won't vote for Arpaio, alleges public misspending

12news.com — Alleging "an extreme level of deceit and dishonesty" by Sheriff Joe Arpaio, Maricopa County's longest-tenured elected supervisor says the sheriff's office needs new leadership. "There's honestly no way in good conscience I could vote for the sheriff," Andy Kunasek, a Republican, said during a sit-down interview with 12 News.

Vets, families escape homelessness through Rapid Re-Housing

12news.com — It's a flip on an old formula that's intended to help the homeless. Instead of relegating families to a public shelter and then offering them services in order for them to eventually gain employment and stable housing, the housing comes first. That's the concept behind Rapid Re-housing, a program implemented by the Arizona Coalition to End Homelessness.

Fact-check: First presidential debate between Trump and Clinton

12news.com — During Monday night's debate, fact checkers from nonpartisan groups like FactCheck.org and Politifact.com seemed to call out Donald Trump much more frequently for inaccuracies in comparison to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. For example, Trump said he "did not" and "does not" say that climate change was a hoax created by the Chinese, as Clinton alleged.

Phoenix pastor believes police, community have made steps in relationship

12news.com — During a week in which police shootings in Tulsa, Oklahoma and Charlotte have renewed discussions about race relations, a Phoenix civil rights activist says he is proud of the progress being made to build trust between local police and the community.

Ballot ruling to come Friday in Arizona's 5th District race

12news.com — PHOENIX - A Superior Court judge allowed lawyers to argue their cases Thursday in a fight over a close race in the Aug. 30 Arizona primary. Andy Biggs and Christine Jones are facing off for the 5th Congressional District in the Republican primary. Biggs is winning with a nine-vote margin.

VA leader responds to secret audio recordings

12news.com — PHOENIX - Veterans Affairs Deputy Secretary Sloan Gibson visited the Phoenix VA Medical Center Thursday and said reforms at the embattled agency are still underway. "I don't want anyone to think that we're hanging up a 'Mission Accomplished' banner," Gibson said. "We're not.

Arizona Sec. of State Reagan says election website fixed

12news.com — PHOENIX - A locked computer file caused a traffic jam in the elections website of the Arizona Secretary of State's office on Tuesday, according to Michele Reagan. Reagan said the new election results website was offline and under repair for 47 minutes Tuesday night with as many as 20,000 people attempting to log on at once.

Penzone to Arpaio: Don't go dirty

12news.com — PHOENIX - Tuesday night was another election and victory for Arizona's most successful politician over the last two decades, Joe Arpaio. "I report to the people. They are my bosses. I hope they have rehired me as a first step," said Sheriff Joe Arpaio, referring to his primary victory Tuesday night.
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Oct 25, 2016

Watch #12news right now: The skyrocketing costs of healthcare in Arizona.

Oct 25, 2016

Cards fan SLAMS kicker Cantanzaro for botched kick. #12News asked the fan to demonstrate how its done. Not pretty.  http://www.12news.com/news/could-you-make-a-24-yard-field-goal-/340969052 

Oct 24, 2016

RT @azcentral: Would legal marijuana be good for Arizona? Here's what we learned in Colorado.  http://azc.cc/2f5mDDp 

Oct 24, 2016

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Oct 24, 2016

RT @MattPaceWeather: Slight cool down in #Phoenix with a chance of rain tomorrow before another warming trend by mid-week! #12news #azwx https://t.co/md9o7GwVWt

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