While the first Republican presidential primaries are nearly a year away, a shadow contest of another sort is underway with several Republicans, including one in Arizona, openly jockeying to position themselves as potential running mates to Donald Trump, the early front-runner for the nomination.
Buu Nygren has ousted Jonathan Nez as president of the Navajo Nation, a position that wields influence nationally because of the size of the tribe's reservation in the U.S. Southwest and its huge population.
Vice President Joe Biden and Arizona Sen. John McCain will be in Sedona on Friday to talk about how to promote democracy and freedom.
Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton joined other mayors Thursday who criticized Washington for its inability to act on the budget, a failure that could cripple local economies.
A veto by Gov. Jan Brewer may cost students at a proposed Arizona State University campus in Payson an additional $2,000 per year in tuition — if the project is actually completed.