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Biden wins Arizona primary in apparent three-state sweep of Sanders

WASHINGTON - Heavy early voting and a steady stream of voters at polling places were boosting turnout in Tuesday's Arizona primary, where former Vice President Joe Biden and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders competed in a slimmed-down Democratic presidential field.


FEC filings show Arizonans favor Trump, Sanders with campaign dollars

WASHINGTON - New campaign finance reports show Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders had raised $768,054 in Arizona through Jan. 31, well ahead of the No. 2 Democratic fundraiser, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren's $416,518. President Donald Trump, meanwhile, raised $1.4 million in the state.


Irish and non-Irish boost traditional Gaelic sports in Southern California

WEST HOLLYWOOD – With a large boom of Irish immigrants in Los Angeles during the 1980s came a wave of Gaelic football clubs popping up across Southern California. Some clubs have survived, some were reimagined and some are newly formed. Three teams fit those descriptions, and their stories are told through the unique characters on each.


Jury still out, but officials hopeful about ridesharing to medical care

WASHINGTON - Uber to parties, Uber to work, sure. But to the doctor's office? For some Arizona Medicaid recipients, the answer may be yes, and the state will pick up the tab.The first-in-the-nation program is just six months old, but state officials are enthusiastic about its prospects.


Role reversal: Teen caring for father with Alzheimer’s shares her experience

CERRITOS, Calif. – Emily Jenkins has helped care for her father since he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease about 10 years ago. She just turned 19.


Return to ‘the Rock’: Original Alcatraz occupier retraces steps during 50th anniversary

SAN FRANCISCO – Dennis Turner was one of the original activists who helped take back Alcatraz Island for Indigenous people in the fall of 1969. Last month, he and his family revisited “the Rock” on the 50th anniversary of the “Red Power” occupation.


Former ASU receiver Rashad Ross finds next chance in XFL

LONG BEACH, Calif. – Between the cuts, fresh starts and family tragedies, Rashad Ross has plenty of motivation as he heads into the inaugural XFL season with the LA Wildcats.


As valley fever education increases, so does the infection’s reach

SANTA MONICA, Calif. – With valley fever being rare outside of California and Arizona, California places legislation to warn at- risk workers.


McSally urged to oppose Trump’s rollback of Obama fuel economy standards

PHOENIX – Two Democratic legislators want Sen. Martha McSally to oppose the planned rollback of fuel economy standards by the Trump administration. These standards reduce the amount of air pollution given off by vehicles by forcing manufacturers to make cars with better fuel efficiency.


‘He got a bad rap’: Friends, NFL executives remember Bill Bidwill’s humble, caring side

TEMPE – Bill Bidwill may have been an enigma to Cardinals fans and others who knew him only through his public persona. But in their tributes to him in the wake of his death at 88, Bidwill’s close friends and associates describe a humble, joke-telling man with a deeply caring nature.


‘Asthma Alley’: Long Beach ranks worst in U.S. for air quality

LONG BEACH, Calif. – Out of the 100 largest cities in the country, Long Beach, California, ranked last in air quality.


Protesters, proponents and the cultural clash over Phoenix police

PHOENIX – Police departments have looked to technology for solutions to criticisms, such as body-worn cameras to monitor police and public behavior and early-intervention software to sniff out bad behavior. Experiments with better community engagement, including civilian review boards with subpoena power, also are being considered or field-tested. Phoenix police plan to launch accountability procedures to document every time an officer draws a gun.