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Supreme Court won’t protect legislative leaders in election law challenge

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Monday denied a request from Republican legislative leaders who argued they cannot be forced to answer questions from voting rights groups challenging the 2022 passage of two Arizona election laws.

Skip to the Brew: Former ASU baseball coach Pat Murphy hired Milwaukee’s manager

PHOENIX – Pat Murphy left a long legacy for ASU baseball. Former players think he will do the same in Milwaukee as the Brewers’ new manager.

Former ASU baseball coach Pat Murphy.

‘Weird’ and exciting: Emotions, memories flow as ASU basketball prepares to move to Big 12 after 46 years in the Pac-12

TEMPE – With Arizona State moving to the Big 12, many around the program reflect on the past and consider what the future could look like in a new conference.

Bobby Hurley talking to the media.

Arizonans join thousands at rally to support Israel, decry antisemitism

WASHINGTON - Several Arizonans were among the thousands who turned out Tuesday for the Americans March for Israel rally on the National Mall in Washington, where rally-goers showed their support for Israel in its war against Hamas and protested rising antisemitism.

From Salpointe Catholic to the NFL: Arizona’s own Bijan Robinson returns for homecoming matchup against Cardinals

GLENDALE – Bijan Robinson, born and raised in Tucson, is set to return to his home state as a professional athlete for the first time with the Atlanta Falcons. From his high school days at Salpointe Catholic High School to becoming a top 10 pick in the 2023 NFL draft, Robinson’s journey as a rookie has come full circle in his return home.

As Salpointe Catholic alum Bijan Robinson readies to face the Cardinals, his football journey comes full circle in his return to Arizona. (Photo courtesy of Atlanta Falcons)

‘Perpetuating the Hawaiian culture’: Outrigger canoe teams bring sport, community to Arizona

TEMPE – Arizona has two Hawaiian outrigger canoe teams. They focus on competition as well as preserving Hawaiian culture and building community.

Linda Martin’s paddle comes out of the water during a practice at Tempe Town Lake on Oct. 28, 2023. Martin is a member of Team Arizona Outrigger Canoe Club and is preparing for Another Dam Race, an outrigger canoe competition in Parker. (Photo by Kevinjonah Paguio/Cronkite News)

Deep ties in Tempe: ASU football’s Ben Coleman, Tre Brown bring brotherly bond to Sun Devils

TEMPE – Football created a friendship for eternity for ASU’s Ben Coleman and Tre Brown, but a bond off the gridiron that goes back to fifth grade has continued to grow stronger as first-year transfers for Kenny Dillingham’s Sun Devils.

Former childhood friends Ben Coleman, left, and Tre Brown find themselves as teammates on ASU's football team after creating a close-knit bond in fifth grade. (Photo by Cody Marmon/Cronkite News)

Search for solution to stadium looms over Diamondbacks amid miracle playoff run

PHOENIX – The Arizona Diamondbacks are one win away from their second World Series berth. But if the team can’t strike a deal with the city or County soon, their iconic downtown Phoenix location could be in jeopardy.

Safety concerns, maintenance issues and the expiration of the Arizona Diamondbacks' lease at Chase Field in 2027 are casting doubts on the team's long-term future in downtown Phoenix. (Photo by William Wilson/Cronkite News)

Tohono O’odham official says immigration is a problem – but so is the wall

WASHINGTON - Tohono O'odham Chairman Verlon Jose told a House panel Wednesday that while migrants crossing his reservation are causing problems, those are overshadowed by problems from the construction of the border wall meant to stop migration.

Heated race likely to succeed Lesko, who will leave ‘broken’ Washington

WASHINGTON - Declaring Washington "broken," four-term Rep. Debbie Lesko, R-Peoria, surprised observers by saying she will not seek re-election, opening the door to what could be a crowded, and costly, GOP primary to replace her in a solidly Republican district.

Former ASU quarterback Jake Plummer finds healing in magic of mushrooms

TEMPE – Jake Plummer was the star of ASU's 1996 Rose Bowl run, but four years at ASU and 10 years in the NFL took a toll on his body and mind. He has since found recovery in refuge at an unlikely source: mushrooms of many kinds.

Contraceptives will be available at pharmacies without a prescription, increasing accessibility for Arizona women

PHOENIX – Arizonans will no longer need a prescription to access birth control through a pharmacy, making it more accessible to those who live far from medical facilities, but it won’t be as easy as getting over-the-counter products.

Birth control packet