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From foodie to gamer, Hamilton’s Beach defined by more than volleyball

PHOENIX – Volleyball is a passion, but so, too, is cooking and gaming for Hamilton High School’s Neomi Beach.

Neomi Beach, right, and coach Sharon Vanis teamed up to lead Hamilton High School to two straight state titles in volleyball. The Huskies went for a third this season but fell in the championship to Corona del Sol. (Photo courtesy of Neomi Beach)

First in the nation law requires tech companies to take steps to improve kids’ well-being

PHOENIX – Research shows that more young Americans are facing mental health struggles, and technology is partly to blame. A new California law requires tech companies to do more to protect the privacy and data of children online. The measure could pave the way for similar laws elsewhere.

Research shows that more young Americans are facing mental health struggles, and technology is partly to blame. A new California law requires tech companies to do more to protect the privacy and data of children online. The measure could pave the way for similar laws elsewhere. (Photo illustration by Alexia Faith/Cronkite News)

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.


Fact-checking Arizona Democrats’ claim that Abraham Hamadeh misled about his legal experience

Abraham Hamadeh worked as a prosecutor for the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office for almost 3 years. Hamadeh said in an interview that he played a lead role and handled many trials. Court records show he worked on a total of 27 cases. None of those cases went to trial.


Fact-check: Katie Hobbs backed bill to double Arizona gasoline taxes

In mid-October, Kari Lake said Katie Hobbs “has voted to double our gas tax.” Politifact rates that claim as mostly true.


Fact-check: Kris Mayes exaggerates, but as AG, Abraham Hamadeh could seek jail time for abortion providers

Democratic candidate for Arizona attorney general Kris Mayes claims her opponent, Abraham Hamadeh, would target women and doctors for abortion law violations. Politifact rates Mayes' claim as half true.


Court order brings abortions back, for now, but providers take it day by day

WASHINGTON - Clinics across Arizona have largely resumed offering abortions after a court last week blocked a ruling that briefly outlawed the procedure, but providers said they are taking abortion's future in the state day by day.


Fact-check: Attack on school chief Kathy Hoffman lacks key testing context

School test scores are being used to score points in the race for Arizona’s top education seat.


Skidding Diamondbacks keep sight of the future with thin postseason hopes

PHOENIX – The D-Backs have been rolling since the second half of the MLB all-star break, with a record of 25-19. The numbers offensively and on the mound have been proficient and maps what they have to do to make the postseason as well as what lies ahead in the coming years.


Long-awaited change of course: A diverse future for golf on the horizon

PHOENIX – With the special roots of a local minority-based golf club, Desert Mashie, to now minority golf tours taking place across the country, golf has the potential for big changes in diversity for the next generation.


Mexico, Uruguay use friendly at State Farm Stadium as World Cup tuneup

GLENDALE – With the World Cup just five months away, Mexico faced off against Uruguay in front of 57,000 fans at State Farm Stadium and used it as a World Cup tuneup.


Los defensores resaltan las desigualdades en la planificación familiar mientras la Corte Suprema evalúa un caso clave de aborto

PHOENIX – Mientras la Corte Suprema de EE. UU. evalúa un caso clave que podría reducir o anular Roe v. Wade, los defensores del derecho al aborto están destacando las desigualdades en la planificación familiar y el acceso a la atención médica, señalando que las mujeres de color y las que viven en la pobreza tienen más probabilidades de verse afectadas por cualquier cambio en la ley.