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Arizona lawmakers vote on party lines to elect speaker, get back to work

WASHINGTON - Arizona lawmakers voted on party lines Wednesday as the House elected a new speaker, ending three weeks of what one representative called "weeks of political paralysis and dysfunction" in Congress.

Arizona lawmakers fall in line, but House fails to elect new speaker

WASHINGTON - Arizona lawmakers voted on party lines for a new House speaker Tuesday, but it was not enough to overcome a new group of rebellious Republicans in the House who blocked the election of Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan.

Salpointe’s Taliyah Henderson deftly navigating whirlwind of college basketball recruiting process

TUCSON – Salpointe High School star Taliyah Henderson, ranked 33rd in ESPN's 2025 HoopGurlz Super 60, faces overwhelming college choices and expectations. Her approach to this journey as a top-ranked player offers valuable insights amidst the chaos.

Taliyah Henderson posing in an ASU jersey.

Arizona Republicans tout family tax rebates amid projected $400 million budget shortfall

PHOENIX – Republican legislators defended family tax rebates Monday on the heels of new projections that show Arizona is expecting a $400 million state budget shortfall.

Republican legislators defended family tax rebates Monday on the heels of new projections that show Arizona is expecting a $400 million state budget shortfall. (File photo by Ellen O’Brien/Cronkite News)

Childhood friends Flaggs, Brennan take brotherly bond from ASU to GCU

PHOENIX – Duke Brennan and Malcolm Flaggs have been close since their days playing together in AAU basketball. They both started their college careers at Arizona State, and now hope to help take Grand Canyon’s basketball program to new heights.

Former ASU teammates reunited

Biggs, Crane join Democrats in historic vote to oust McCarthy as speaker

WASHINGTON - Arizona Reps. Andy Biggs and Eli Crane were among the eight conservative Republicans who voted with all House Democrats Tuesday to oust Speaker Kevin McCarthy, the first time in history a sitting speaker has been removed.

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., visited the U.S.-Mexico border on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2023. McCarthy had made securing the border a key issue during the midterm elections. (Photo by James Powel/Cronkite News)

Smoke from the Salt River landfill fire could cause health problems

PHOENIX – The Salt River landfill fire has been reduced to a smolder but smoke from the Salt River Indian Reservation fire may lead to health problems.

Tommy Lloyd, Arizona Wildcats set stage for electric 2023-24 season at Red-Blue Showcase

TUCSON – The annual Red-Blue Showcase offered the Tucson community a first chance to see the 2023-24 Arizona Wildcats men’s basketball team. Tommy Lloyd and Co. have a deep and talented squad looking to make a deep run come March.

KJ Lewis leaping over teammate in dunk contest.

From Notre Dame to Highland, a decades-long Berry-Denson friendship blooms in the Valley

GILBERT — Bertrand Berry recruited Autry Denson to play at Notre Dame. Nearly 30 years later, when Denson was hired by the Arizona Cardinals, Berry Sr. recruited Denson’s son to play at Highland. =

Bertrand Berry Sr. and Autry Denson's friendship now extends to their sons, Bertrand Berry II and Elijah Denson, who share a close bond while playing football for Highland High School. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images and Andy Lyons/ALLSPORT)

Secretary of State Adrian Fontes pushes voter registration, addresses push to ditch partisan ballots

PHOENIX – Secretary of State Adrian Fontes held a series of events on Tuesday, National Voter Registration Day, to encourage voter registration in Arizona. The events came after a recently launched campaign to amend the state constitution and rework our primary elections structure.

Arizona Secretary of State Adrian Fontes speaks to high school students about voter registration at Phoenix Coding Academy, on Sept. 19, 2023. (Photo by Sam Volante/Cronkite News)

Coyotes CEO Xavier Gutierrez ‘still committed to the East Valley’ in ongoing arena search

SCOTTSDALE – Arizona Coyotes CEO Xavier Gutierrez provided an update Tuesday on the Coyotes’ search for a permanent location for their arena. Gutierrez said the team is narrowing its search to multiple East Valley locations and expects a decision by midseason.

Coyotes president Xavier Gutierrez on a panel

Report: State added 13,000 clean-energy jobs in past year, 7th best in U.S.

WASHINGTON - Arizona added almost 13,000 clean-energy jobs in the past year, good enough for seventh-most among states and evidence that the state is becoming a "powerhouse" for clean energy and electric vehicle production, a new report says.