Hundreds rally as Supreme Court justices weigh future of abortion rights

WASHINGTON - Protesters from both sides of the abortion issue rallied outside the Supreme Court Wednesday as justices considered a strict Mississippi law that could lead the court to reverse its longstanding abortion-rights rulings.


Rittenhouse rejected, respected by feuding factions on ASU campus

WASHINGTON - He is not currently enrolled in any classes or present on campus, but Kyle Rittenhouse is already casting a long shadow at Arizona State University, where liberal student groups are demanding that he be banned and conservatives are rallying to his support.


‘Q-Shaman’ gets new lawyer, sets up likely appeal of Jan. 6 guilty plea

Jacob Chansley, the Arizona man who pleaded guilty to his role in the Jan. 6 assault on the Capitol, switched attorneys Monday, laying the groundwork for a possible appeal of his plea and 41-month sentence.


Brnovich amends vaccine mandate lawsuit to include Phoenix first responders

PHOENIX – Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich has amended his suit against the Biden administration’s mandate that all federal employees and contractors be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by January and added Phoenix fire and police associations.


Arizona law allows Indigenous students greater cultural expression at graduation

PHOENIX – Arizona passed a law that allows Indigenous students to wear culturally significant regalia during graduation ceremonies. Previously, certain schools prohibited regalia, contributing to systemic limits on cultural expression.


Buttigieg visits Phoenix to sign grant for light-rail expansion, tout infrastructure bill

PHOENIX – Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg was in Phoenix Friday for the signing of a federal transit grant, which will provide $158 million toward the second phase of the Valley Metro Northwest Extension project.


House approves $1.9 trillion ‘Build Back Better’ social spending plan

The House passed the 10-year, roughly $1.9 trillion "Build Back Better" bill early Friday, a plan supporters say would extend tax credits, child care, health care and more to tens of thousands of Arizonans but which still needs Senate approval.


Fast food workers strike in LA, push for better pay and safety standards across industry

LOS ANGELES – The fight for safer working conditions and creating a minimum standard at fast food restaurants led to workers protesting outside several McDonald's restaurants in Los Angeles on Nov. 9.


House censures defiant Gosar for violent video, strips committee posts

WASHINGTON - The House censured Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Prescott, Wednesday and stripped him of his committee assignments as punishment for a violent cartoon he posted that appeared to show him killing a liberal Democratic member and threatening the president.


‘Q-Shaman,’ face of the Jan. 6 Capitol attack, sentenced to 41 months

WASHINGTON - A contrite Jacob Anthony Chansley, the self-described "QAnon Shaman" who became the face of the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, was sentenced Wednesday to 41 months in prison for his role in the assault.


Tribal leaders welcome return of White House meetings after four years

WASHINGTON - Tribal leaders said the just-ended White House summit on tribal affairs "shows promise" for the federal commitment to solving problems in Indian Country and to giving Native Americans a voice in the process.


Arizonans on hand as Biden signs bill worth billions in state projects

WASHINGTON - Arizona lawmakers joined hundreds on the White House lawn Monday as President Joe Biden signed a $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill that includes billions of dollars for road, transit, environmental cleanup and other projects in the state.