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How upcoming Supreme Court abortion ruling could change Arizona’s legal landscape

PHOENIX – Elizabeth Savino worked as a nurse practitioner at Grace Clinic for two years, serving mostly low-income women at the family planning clinic.


Arizona official urges Senate to close gaps in tribal criminal law

WASHINGTON - A Pascua Yaqui official said Wednesday that changes to federal law allowing tribes to prosecute nonmembers for domestic violence represented "a new dawn" for Native Americans, but there are gaps in the law that need to be addressed.


Election officials still counting Prop 123 votes, approval holding small lead

Updated at 12:05 p.m. May 18, 2016. After months of frustration, hope, and Twitter mentions, voters’ decision on Proposition 123, a measure that could give schools $3.5 billion over the next decade, is still too close to call on Wednesday.

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Several Arizona voting stations see short lines for special election

MARICOPA - Voters moved quickly through the polls today as lines were almost non-existent at several election stations across Arizona.

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Tempe council members create program to bolster equal pay efforts for women

TEMPE – Tempe council members are trying to shrink the pay gap between men and women by encouraging business owners to tout their equal pay practices.

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Live coverage: Arizonans vote on Prop 123 and Prop 124

Voters in Arizona decide on two propositions today. Proposition 123 would approve funds from the State Land Trust for public schools over the next decade. Proposition 124 would reform the pension fund for firefighters and police officers. Following long lines at the Presidential Preference Election in March, Cronkite News is out at polling places today with the latest election coverage.

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Arizona polling locations: A photo map

PHOENIX - Cronkite News reporters traveled to polling locations across the state and talked to voters casting ballots in the special election.


Teaching young people the importance of voting in elections

At 12:08 p.m., two minutes before the start of the second lunch period at Ironwood High School in Glendale, Teresa Martinez sprang into action.

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Arizona battles gender pay gap through local efforts

The U.S. women’s national soccer team has won three of the seven FIFA world cups. It has taken home the Olympic gold all but once since 1996. It is the No. 1 team in the world, according to FIFA.


Elderly Arizonans face familiar voting barriers

PHOENIX - Loretta O’Malley has been voting since she was 21-years-old. Even in Okinawa, Japan in the 1950s, she cast her ballot while serving in the U.S. military.


Democrats select final convention delegates, look to Philadelphia

PHOENIX - Arizona Democrats gathered Saturday to choose the final delegates for the Democratic National Convention, in what one party official said was the largest turnout of would-be delegates she could remember.


Law and disorders: Cops, advocates try to defuse dealings with disabled

WASHINGTON - If anyone has reason to be distrusting of the police, it's Phoenix resident Mary Brncik.

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