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State leaders deride daylong rehash of rejected voting irregularities

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump's attorneys presented hours of rehashed claims of previously rejected voting irregularities during a daylong meeting Monday that legislative leaders called an "illegitimate" exercise meant to undermine confidence in the elections.


Kelly already playing part of senator ahead of next week’s swearing-in

WASHINGTON - He won't be sworn in for several days yet, but Sen.-elect Mark Kelly is already acting the part, meeting with the governor and senators, naming a transition team and hosting town halls. There's little time to waste: His swearing-in could come next week.


After weeks of fighting, ballot counting may be near finish in Arizona

WASHINGTON - All 15 Arizona counties had submitted official election results by Monday to the secretary of state, who will certify them in the next week or sooner - ending a contentious weeks-long battle over a normally routine process.


ASU basketball’s crowded backcourt gives ‘Guard U’ a preseason top 25 nod

LOS ANGELES – ASU basketball kicks off Wednesday night when the Sun Devils play Rhode Island in the 2020 Empire Classic. Coach Bobby Hurley and players talk about the upcoming season.


Football game cancellations rampant among Arizona high schools as COVID-19 cases rise

SCOTTSDALE – After shuffling their schedule four times, the 4-1 Saguaro Sabercats can say they have a grind to be eligible for the 2020 AIA playoffs.


Another judge dismisses another GOP suit over election, ballot count

PHOENIX - Arizona Republicans suffered another blow Thursday to their legal challenges to the election when a Maricopa County judge dismissed a suit claiming that Maricopa County officials' audit of ballots was in technical violation of state law.


Judge promises quick decision in latest Arizona GOP attack on election

PHOENIX - A Maricopa County judge said he would decide by Thursday morning whether to let the Arizona Republican Party proceed with its challenge to Maricopa County's audit of ballots from this month's election, an audit the party claims violated state law.


Coconino official backs bill to burn forest waste for renewable energy

WASHINGTON - Coconino County Supervisor Art Babbott urged senators Wednesday to pass a bill that would let limbs and trees left over from forest maintenance be burned for renewable energy.


Ducey acts to reduce COVID risks from Thanksgiving travelers and winter visitors

PHOENIX – Gov. Doug Ducey and the director of the Arizona Department of Health Services, Cara Christ, addressed concerns about holiday travel and assisting those most affected by the pandemic.


Ballot count complete, but Republicans press ahead with challenges

WASHINGTON - Arizona elections officials finished counting the last of more than 3.4 million ballots over the weekend and are vowing to certify the results in the next two weeks, despite ongoing challenges from state Republicans.


Mount Graham red squirrel makes comeback, but not out of the woods yet

WASHINGTON - The endangered Mount Graham red squirrel, driven to the brink of extinction by wildfire just three years ago in southern Arizona, has seen its numbers more than triple from 33 to 109 animals, following federal, state and local preservation efforts.


As it drops one challenge, GOP files new suit over election returns

WASHINGTON - The Arizona Republican Party filed a second legal challenge Thursday to Maricopa County's election returns, even as attorneys for the party were conceding that an earlier suit would not make a difference in the presidential results.