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Not going anywhere: Former ASU AD Patterson to lead Coyotes’ Valley-wide arena search

GLENDALE — In his first public appearance since becoming the sole owner of the Arizona Coyotes, Andrew Barroway insisted that the franchise’s top priority is to find a new, long-term home in Arizona.


Arizona furniture company wins trademark suit in federal court

WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that an Arizona furniture company had its trademarks infringed by another company that used its name and its logo to sell identical products - what the court called "slam-dunk evidence" of infringement.


Court says tribal agency has jurisdiction in state school labor dispute

WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court ruled Wednesday that the Navajo Nation Labor Commission can decide a labor dispute between state school districts and their employees at schools on Navajo land.


Supreme Court may be eyeing state’s appeal on DACA driver’s licenses

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court this week moved to take a closer look at Arizona's bid to deny driver's licenses to recipients of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, sparking concern among immigration-rights advocates.


Trump gets partial win from Supreme Court on stalled travel ban

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court said Monday that the Trump administration can proceed, for now, with a limited version of its restrictions on refugees and travelers from six majority-Muslim countries, a ban that critics called at thinly veiled Muslim ban.

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Advocates to fight Redskins’ name, despite court ruling in similar case

WASHINGTON - Native American advocates vowed Monday to continue their fight against the "racist" name of the Washington Redskins, after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that use of such names is protected by the First Amendment.


Court gives firefighters a second chance in age-discrimination case

WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court Monday said two former firefighters can sue the Mount Lemmon Fire District for age discrimination in their firing, a suit that had earlier been thrown out by a lower court.


Appeals court upholds tribes’ claim in dispute over Gila River water

WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court Tuesday agreed with two tribes who challenged a Freeport Minerals plan to divert water from the Gila River, saying the company had failed to show that its proposal would not affect the tribes.


Arizona women press case in Washington for transgender protections

WASHINGTON - Erica Keppler traveled from Phoenix to Washington so she could have her voice heard - the voice of a transgender woman.


Ducey aide in Washington presses call for opioid prescription reform

WASHINGTON - Just days after Gov. Doug Ducey declared a health emergency in response to the state's opioid crisis, a top aide was in Washington to press the need to tighten regulation of opioid prescriptions.


Criminal justice reform efforts stall at Arizona Legislature, including push to ‘Ban the Box’

TUCSON – Nearly 30 years ago, Calistro Manuel Mejias robbed a drug dealer, but something he didn’t expect happened. One of the men with Mejias choked the dealer to death.


Congress mulls military bills with fewest veteran members in decades

WASHINGTON - Since taking office in January, members of Congress have introduced nine separate pieces of legislation that deal with when and how the president should be allowed to use military force against terrorist groups abroad.