House gives final OK to compromise gun-reform bill, first in decades

WASHINGTON - The House Friday gave final approval to a bipartisan gun-reform bill that is the first major federal gun safety legislation in decades, voting just hours after the measure cleared the Senate.


Biggs: White House aide ‘mistaken’ that he sought pardon after Jan. 6

Rep. Andy Biggs, R-Gilbert, denied he sought a pardon from then-President Donald Trump in connection with the Jan. 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol, after Biggs was named Thursday in testimony to the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack.


‘We will see desperation’: Planned Parenthood Arizona stops abortions after Roe v. Wade overturned

PHOENIX – Planned Parenthood Arizona announced Friday it had shut down abortion services in the state, citing “Arizona's tangled web of conflicting laws” after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. Abortion opponents, meanwhile, said “life has won a great victory.”


Sacramento Republic FC makes statement en route to U.S. Open Cup semifinals

CARSON – Sacramento Republic FC, after losing the MLS expansion bid, defeats LA Galaxy, and Phoenix Rising to advance to the U.S. Open Cup semifinals.


‘I beat the odds’: Friends, family help Arizona’s Dalen Terry celebrate NBA draft selection

SCOTTSDALE – Arizona’s Dalen Terry was selected 18th overall by the Chicago Bulls while surrounded by family and friends at his NBA draft party in Scottsdale.


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.


Title IX at 50: As opportunities evolved for female athletes, so did ASU

TEMPE – As Title IX turns 50, women involved in the early years of athletics at Arizona State reflect on the era.


No All-Star Game starters for Phoenix Mercury; Brittney Griner given honorary title

PHOENIX – At the halfway point of the WNBA season, the All-Star Game starters were announced. For the first time since 2009, a player from the Phoenix Mercury will not start in an All-Star game.


Perry grad Jalen Williams set to become first-round NBA draft pick as brother Cody follows his footsteps

GILBERT – Jalen Williams went from unheralded college recruit to a projected first-round pick in the 2022 NBA Draft. Back at his alma mater, Perry High School, Jalen’s younger brother Cody is becoming a basketball star in his own right.


Colorado River water managers face federal call for unprecedented cuts

Water users in the overtaxed Colorado River Basin have fewer than 60 days to come up with a plan to keep 2 million to 4 million acre-feet in the system to prop up Lakes Mead and Powell, and if they can’t, the Bureau of Reclamation says it will take action.


Landlords asked to help solve homelessness through new Maricopa County initiative

PHOENIX – Threshold is a centralized network of resources to support property managers so they can provide more people with affordable housing. Operated by HOM Inc., an Arizona company working with nonprofits in the state to combat homelessness, the service is funded by the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, which is using federal COVID-19 relief funds and general funds.


Durant? Lillard? What a Deandre Ayton sign-and-trade deal could look like

PHOENIX – Speculation about a Deandre Ayton sign-and-trade is growing. Will the Phoenix Suns star be with the team next season?