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Maricopa, Mohave counties certify election results as Cochise County delays

PHOENIX – Maricopa County and Mohave County certified their county results for the November election, but Cochise County refused to certify its results by the legal deadline of Monday. State election officials have said they would sue Cochise County if it missed Monday’s deadline.

After running through a vote-counting machine, an election worker gathers ballots at the Maricopa County Tabulation and Election Center on Nov. 10, 2022. Maricopa and Mohave counties voted to certify election results Nov. 28, the state deadline, while Cochise County voted to postpone its certification. (File photo by Drake Presto/Cronkite News)

Supreme Court delays order that Ward give phone records to Jan. 6 panel

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court has granted a brief reprieve to Arizona GOP Chairwoman Kelli Ward on a subpoena to turn over her phone records to the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection.


Election officials probe alleged voter intimidation at ballot drop box

WASHINGTON - Election officials reacted swiftly to reported voter intimidation this week at a Mesa ballot drop box, condemning the action and reassuring voters that they are working with law enforcement to address such incidents.


No dead poets here: Program ignites interest among students blasé about poetry

LOS ANGELES – Get Lit-Words Ignite is an organization that inspires students to perform and write poetry.


Lunch crunch: Inflation has schools scrambling to afford student meals

WASHINGTON - School districts across Arizona are dealing with their own math problem: How to economically deliver lunches and breakfasts for schoolchildren when inflation has driven up the cost of food by more than 10% over the last year.


School lunch program, a ‘game changer’ for kids, gets last-minute reprieve

WASHINGTON - A pandemic-era program that greatly expanded access to school lunches won a last-minute extension through the summer, "fantastic" news for the tens of thousands of Arizona kids who have relied on those meals, advocates said.


Los Angeles quick to embrace women’s soccer with addition of Angel City FC

LOS ANGELES – In its inaugural season as a member of the National Women's Soccer League, Angel City Football Club quickly becomes a big hit.


Advocates gather in Long Beach to fight to end drunk driving, drugged driving

LONG BEACH, California – Families gathered in Long Beach to advocate to end drunk and drugged driving. Alcohol-related crashes increased by 9% in 2020, according to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.


Hungry holidays: Break from school means break from meals for some kids

WASHINGTON - Holidays bring a break from schoolwork for students, but for more than a half-million Arizona children they can also mean a break from their only reliable source of a nutritious meal - the subsidized school meal.


From Lil Wayne to Lauryn Hill, playlist helps Mercury find their vibe

PHOENIX - Music is the driving force behind Mercury's motivation. A peek behind the scenes shows how music has helped shape the identity of the WNBA team.


Traffic stop: Commuting times, costs fell sharply during pandemic year

WASHINGTON - The COVID-19 pandemic led to sharp drops in commuting last year, with cities in Arizona and across the U.S. seeing drops of 50% or more in the number of hours and dollars they wasted, and the gallons of gas burned, while stuck in traffic, a new report shows.


For the love of animals: High suicide rates reflect the many stresses of veterinarians

Veterinarians have a much higher suicide rate than the general public, which is something many vets are reluctant to talk about. Advocates say the veterinary field must do more to address the issue.