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Biden to honor McCain, Giffords next week with Presidential Medal of Freedom

WASHINGTON – Arizona icons Gabrielle Giffords and the late John McCain were among the 17 recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom announced Friday by the Biden administration.


Passing on gas: Biden’s gas-tax holiday gets cool reception in Arizona

WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden's plan to ease prices at the pump by suspending state and federal gas taxes could be running on empty, after state and federal lawmakers who would have to approve the tax holiday greeted it skeptically - or with hostility.


18 more days: Russian court extends Brittney Griner detainment

PHOENIX – Phoenix Mercury star Brittney Griner will remain detained in Russia until at least July 2. The announcement came on the heels of the WNBA organization’s meeting with members of the U.S. State Department.


‘Border security is national security’: Pence in Arizona to discuss immigration

PHOENIX – Former Vice President Mike Pence visited the U.S.-Mexico border in Arizona on Monday, then addressed a crowd at the Arizona Commerce Authority in Phoenix on his vision for U.S. border security and immigration. Pence is expected to run for president in 2024 – potentially against his old boss.


Several Arizona officials in the mix, as Jan. 6 committee hearings begin

WASHINGTON - The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol will start presenting evidence Thursday night from more than 1,000 witnesses - including a number of prominent Arizona Republicans.


Biden announces regional migration initiative at Summit of the Americas

LOS ANGELES – President Joe Biden announced a new migration initiative Thursday during the Ninth Summit of the Americas. The Los Angeles Declaration on Migration is a commitment by countries in the Western Hemisphere to enhance stability and create opportunities for safer and orderly migration.


Day drinking? That’s D.J. Humphries’ explanation for those who wonder if Kyler Murray is longterm answer

TEMPE – Amid contract negotiations, Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray has missed many workouts. The team, however, fully expects to get a deal done and lock him down for the future.


GOP Senate hopefuls try to shrug off Trump endorsement of Masters’ bid

WASHINGTON - While other Republicans tried to downplay the impact of former President Donald Trump's endorsement this week of Blake Masters' bid for Senate, analysts said the nod could be the "rocket fuel" Masters needs to move to the front of a crowded field.


One pitch, one loss: Oklahoma State’s home run beats Arizona in opening round of Women’s College World Series

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Arizona Wildcats have hit a home run in each of their playoff games. That wasn’t enough against the Oklahoma State Cowgirls in the Women’s College World Series.


College debt relief plan could mean $111.9 million for 10,000 in Arizona

WASHINGTON - More than 10,000 Arizonans could see $111.9 million in federal student loan debt erased as part of a $5.8 billion loan discharge announced this week for former students of the now-defunct Corinthian Colleges.


Arizona cities continued booming growth last year, Census Bureau says

WASHINGTON - Arizona had five of the 15 fastest-growing cities in the U.S. last year while Phoenix continued to add residents, bucking the trend of major cities that lost population during the pandemic, according to the Census Bureau.


Brittney Griner: a look back at the 100 days since Mercury star’s detainment in Russia

PHOENIX- Brittney Griner was detained 100 days ago in Russia. Frustration grows for family, friends and fans.