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Arizona officials decry, delight in Supreme Court ending abortion rights

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court ruled Friday that there is no constitutional right to an abortion in the U.S., overturning nearly 50 years of precedence and returning the power to regulate abortions to states. In Arizona reaction was swift, and ranged from anger to elation.


International call: Arizona’s Mathurin, Koloko symbolic of talent pool in NBA Draft

PHOENIX – As the NBA Draft nears, it’s clear how much international players have impacted the league.That’s good news for Arizona’s Bennedict Mathurin and Christian Koloko.


Orange goes green: ASU mall earns certification for sustainable landscapes

TEMPE – Outdoor spaces can be certified as sustainable under the SITES program. California, Texas and other states have been quick to adopt the standards, but Arizona has not. ASU is an exception.


‘Beyond the disc’: Ultimate Frisbee takes off in Arizona

TEMPE – As the popularity of ultimate frisbee grows, Valley of the Sun Ultimate continues to provide opportunities for all types of players and build communities through frisbee.


Supreme Court rejects Arizona’s attempt to defend ‘public charge’ rule

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed Arizona's attempt to defend a Trump-era "public charge" that would have made it harder for immigrants to gain permanent residency, after the Biden administration refused to defend the policy.


Subpoena authority could jeopardize boarding school truth and healing commission

Granting of subpoena authority could jeopardize the establishment of the Truth and Healing Commission on Indian Boarding Schools. The top Republican on key House subcommittee said the bill could lose bipartisan support.


Sales of over-the-counter hearing aids await final FDA rule

PHOENIX – A final rule is expected soon that would make hearing aids available over the counter for those with mild to moderate hearing loss. Proponents say the change will spur competition, lower costs and increase availability, especially for those who can’t afford the devices.


Access to clean water, rights to Colorado River are high priorities for tribes

Access to clean water is a chronic issue for tribal communities in the Colorado River Basin, who also have been denied their rights to water from the river for a century. Two recent moves intend to address those inequities.


Arizona cities continued booming growth last year, Census Bureau says

WASHINGTON - Arizona had five of the 15 fastest-growing cities in the U.S. last year while Phoenix continued to add residents, bucking the trend of major cities that lost population during the pandemic, according to the Census Bureau.


Are Mavericks crossing the line with their fine-inducing enthusiasm, especially against the Suns?

PHOENIX – After Game 2 of the NBA Western Conference Finals, the Dallas Mavericks were fined for a third time by the league. Are they crossing the line?


Despite state law, marijuana still banned in subsidized housing in Arizona

Both medical and recreational marijuana are legal in Arizona. But because of federal law, HUD still bans marijuana use in any type of government-subsidized housing, such as Section 8 and public housing. Marijuana and housing advocates call the policy discriminatory and counterproductive.


Mercury: Skylar Diggins-Smith absence not related to disagreement with Diana Taurasi

PHOENIX – Despite a bench disagreement with teammate Diana Taurasi during a loss in Las Vegas, Mercury guard Skylar Diggins-Smith missed Thursday night’s home loss against Dallas due to a non-COVID illness and not because of a fight, the team said.