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Olympic gold medalist Sydney Leroux redefines soccer moms across pro sports

LOS ANGELES – Sydney Leroux takes the term soccer mom to a whole new meaning.


Capitalizing on capital’s draw, street vendors peddle to protests, tours

WASHINGTON - Whether it's icy bottles of water out of a cooler in the summer, or hats and T-shirts in the winter, when political movements come to Washington they are invariably trailed by an army of vendors who capitalize on the protesters' need for food, water and souvenirs.


Oklahoma tribes split over tribal status of former slaves’ descendants

WASHINGTON – Oklahoma’s five largest tribes split Wednesday on the terms of treaties signed more than 150 years ago regarding their treatment of descendants of their former slaves, and on what those treaties require.


It’s a TikTok party: Social media helped two businesses survive the pandemic

PHOENIX – TikTok, which has more than 1 billion users, has helped two Valley businesses take off. Viral videos for Jump Into Bliss, which rents bounce houses, and Decor by Jess, which makes party decorations, gave the businesses much-needed exposure during the COVID-19 pandemic and led to new customers.


Beavers engineering resistance to onslaught of climate change

BOULDER, Colorado – Across North America, beavers create marshy mosaics to keep themselves safe, but their industriousness also is a powerful tool in fending off the damage of climate change, researchers say. But laws regarding beavers as pests need to be changed, they say.


Arizona donors double down after Jan. 6 panel questions Trump election fund

WASHINGTON - Thousands of Arizonans gave a total of $1.5 million to former President Donald Trump's election defense fund, but the Jan. 6 committee said that money went to other Trump funds in what it called "a big rip off." But Arizona donors say they don't feel ripped off.


Arizona GOP censures Bowers a month after his testimony to Jan. 6 panel

WASHINGTON - The Arizona Republican Party formally censured House Speaker Rusty Bowers Tuesday as "unfit to serve" the party, less than one month after he testified to the committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol attack.


House advances two abortion-rights bills, but prospects dim in Senate

WASHINGTON - Arizona lawmakers split on party lines Friday as the House passed a pair of bills guaranteeing a right to an abortion, exactly three weeks after the Supreme Court overturned that right.


Giffords goes from advocate to White House honoree to, now, film subject

WASHINGTON - It's been a good month for former Arizona representative Gabrielle Giffords. She saw the signing last month of significant gun-control legislation she long sought, was awarded a Presidential Medal of Freedom last week - and a movie about her life opened Friday.


It’s on us: Town to foot public safety bill this time for Trump rally

WASHINGTON - Prescott Valley won't try to recoup public safety costs related to former President Donald Trump's rally this weekend, calling it part of what cities do. It's just as well: Other Arizona cities that tried to bill Trump's campaign for past rallies have come up empty-handed.


Arizona nominee for federal judgeship grilled by GOP senators in hearing

WASHINGTON - Republican senators on Wednesday grilled Arizona attorney Roopali Desai, a nominee to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, over her history of working for progressive causes and her work fighting claims of 2020 election fraud.


Could overturning of Roe v. Wade impact athletic recruiting at Arizona universities?

PHOENIX – Now that Roe v. Wade has been overturned by the Supreme Court, could NCAA programs in Arizona suffer recruiting consequences because of the state’s anti-abortion stance?