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Arizona pet-toy maker in the doghouse with Jack Daniel’s over parody product

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court said Monday it will consider whether an Arizona manufacturer of pet toys infringed on Jack Daniel's Old No. 7 trademark with its Bad Spaniels Old No. 2 squeaky toy for dogs.


See updates from Arizona voters and polling locations on Election Day

PHOENIX – Voters across Arizona headed to the polls to make their voices heard this midterm election. Their votes on candidate races and propositions will determine the future of Arizona. This year, tensions are high as Arizonans decide on a new governor as well as a U.S. senator, among other races.


Libertarian nominee Victor drops out of Senate race, backs GOP’s Masters

WASHINGTON – Libertarian Senate nominee Marc Victor withdrew from the race Tuesday and endorsed GOP candidate Blake Masters, shaking up a race that was already tightening just a week before Election Day.


Pain, action and hope: Activists have battled for police reform for decades

OAKLAND, Calif. – Activists are pushing for police reform, building on the struggles of the past to improve the future of policing in the U.S. To long-time activist Elaine Brown in Oakland, that means being willing to risk your job, to consistently confront the uncomfortable.

Marion Gray-Hopkins visits the resting place of her son, Gary Hopkins Jr,. at the Fort Lincoln Funeral Home & Cemetery in Brentwood, Maryland. The 19-year-old was shot and killed by a police officer in 1999. (Photo by Diannie Chavez/News21)

Kelly continues to raise ‘like a maniac,’ dwarfing Masters in Senate race

WASHINGTON – Arizona Sen. Mark Kelly continued to widen his fundraising lead over GOP challenger Blake Masters, who still trailed the incumbent despite heavy spending on Masters' behalf by outside conservative groups.


Drink and don’t drive: Phoenix Rising’s Pub 2 Pitch program shuttles fans to games

PHOENIX – The Phoenix Rising’s Pub 2 Pitch program provides a free shuttle from various bars across the Valley and takes fans to the game and back.


Mesa mayor joins White House panel on hate in ‘horribly divided country’

WASHINGTON - Mesa Mayor John Giles joined local officials, Cabinet secretaries and community leaders at the White House Thursday - the 21st anniversary of the first post-9/11 hate crime, in Mesa - to call for renewed efforts to combat violent extremism and rising hate crimes.


Joe who must not be named: Democrats steer clear of Biden in campaigns

WASHINGTON - President Joe Biden's name is being invoked a lot in Arizona campaigns this year - by Republicans, who routinely criticize Biden, who is all but invisible on Democratic websites. Experts are not surprised, noting Biden's low approval ratings in a midterm election.


Libraries drop fines, add services to entice readers to return

PHOENIX – Several libraries in the Valley have eliminated overdue fines and taken other steps to get more readers back in the fold and on the same page.


3D printing and foam: Arizona organizations make homes more sustainable

PHOENIX – Amid climate change and an affordable housing crisis in Arizona, organizations have developed housing solutions, including using 3D printing and plastic foam, to make buildings better for the environment and for tight budgets.


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.


Senate fundraising keeps up blistering pace; Kelly’s $52 million leads pack

WASHINGTON - Sen. Mark Kelly, D-Ariz., reported raising almost $52.5 million as of June 30, putting him well ahead of the pack of would-be Republican challengers who are locked in the final days of a bitter primary fight.