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Arizona senators split as divided Senate puts Barrett on Supreme Court

WASHINGTON - Arizona conservative groups hailed the confirmation of "capable, brilliant" Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, after a rushed vote Monday that split the Senate along party lines.


Contracts, production trucks, national spotlight: ESPN showcases Hamilton, Saguaro

PHOENIX - Hamilton and Saguaro football players will showcase their talent on ESPN.


Court: Mailed Navajo ballots should not get extra time to be counted

WASHINGTON - Native Americans may face barriers to voting in general, but that is not enough to require that ballots mailed from the Navajo Nation get 10 extra days to be counted, a federal appeals court said Thursday.


Snap decision: High school football back this week after AIA OKs return

PHOENIX - Amidst COVID-19, high school football gets underway this week. Here is a look at some of the top teams in Arizona.


Arizonan on Trump’s short list for Supreme Court has low profile

WASHINGTON - When President Donald Trump sits down to pick a Supreme Court nominee to take the seat of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died Friday, Phoenix native Bridget Bade will be on the list. But while Bade is on the shortlist, she also has a relatively short resume.


Arizona users shrug at U.S. ban on TikTok, WeChat as Chinese spy tools

WASHINGTON - Arizona users of the popular apps TikTok and WeChat brushed off federal government threats Friday to prohibit the platforms, and downplayed concerns that the two products are being used as a tool for Chinese spying.


Arizona bars reopen amid COVID-19 guidelines

PHOENIX – Arizona bars reopened after the state health department released a report showing moderate community spread of COVID-19 in most counties. Three bars had liquor licenses yanked.


COVID-19 pandemic adds twist to U.S. Open tennis tournament

PHOENIX – With the U.S. Open beginning after so few tournaments this year, the players' mentality and physicality will be put to the test.


More than 1,600 kids in detention have tested positive for COVID-19

COVID-19 affects the juvenile justice system with a rising number of positive cases, as juvenile detention facilities evolve their health care protocols to help slow its spread.


Health officials report increases in drug overdoses, suicides during COVID-19 pandemic

PHOENIX - As social distancing and isolation continue throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, many states across the country are reporting an increase in reported drug overdoses and suicides, including Arizona.


Central Arizona housing boom tees up opportunity for water investors

PHOENIX – The Phoenix water-investment company Greenstone stands to make millions if state and federal regulators approve the transfer of water rights from La Paz County land it owns to fast growing Queen Creek. Critics call the deal a start down a slippery slope as urban areas of the state attract more and more people during a long term drought.


Supreme Court expands ‘sex discrimination’ to protect LGBTQ workers

PHOENIX - The Supreme Court ruled Monday that the Civil Rights Act protections against "sex discrimination" also protect gay or transgender employees from discrimination, even if they are not specifically mentioned in the 1964 law, a ruling welcomed as long overdue by Arizona advocates.