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Abortion-rights advocates vow fight, as Arizona clinics halt abortions

WASHINGTON - Planned Parenthood Arizona said it will appeal a Pima County judge's ruling that restored a territorial-era law that criminalized abortion in the state, a ruling that has effectively shuttered abortion services in Arizona.

woman holding "abortion equals healthcare" protest sign in crowd

Sinema defends filibuster at McConnell event, raising Democratic ire anew

WASHINGTON - Arizona Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema has been criticized for defending the filibuster before, but that did not stop her from repeating her position Monday, this time at an event hosted by the Senate's minority leader.


Do look up: Arizona scientists have hand in first ‘planetary defense’ test

WASHINGTON - When NASA smashes a spacecraft into an asteroid Monday evening to test whether it's possible to deflect a future killer asteroid, several Arizona scientists will be watching as part of the project.


Near-total abortion ban back in effect, as judge revives 1901 Arizona law

WASHINGTON – A Pima County judge ruled Friday that a near-total ban on abortions in Arizona is back in effect, after she lifted a 50-year-old injunction that became moot after the U.S. Supreme Court this summer reversed its Roe v. Wade decision.


Police-recording ban likely blocked, as Kavanagh fails to mount defense

WASHINGTON - The sponsor of a law that would have made it a crime to videotape police conceded Friday that it will not take effect, after he failed to meet a deadline to challenge a court's injunction of the law.


Mesa mayor joins White House panel on hate in ‘horribly divided country’

WASHINGTON - Mesa Mayor John Giles joined local officials, Cabinet secretaries and community leaders at the White House Thursday - the 21st anniversary of the first post-9/11 hate crime, in Mesa - to call for renewed efforts to combat violent extremism and rising hate crimes.


Abortion providers slowly return to operation, despite legal uncertainty

WASHINGTON - Planned Parenthood Arizona began offering abortions again at its Tucson facility this week, joining a handful of clinics in the state that resumed the service two months after the Supreme Court's June decision that revoked the right to an abortion.


Arizona traffic fatalities fell sharply, as deaths nationally spiked

WASHINGTON - While the U.S. saw a record increase in traffic fatalities in the first quarter of 2022, Arizona highway deaths fell by nearly a third. A new report says 190 people died on Arizona roads in the first quarter of 2022, down from 277 in the first three months of 2021.


Two months after Roe reversal, abortion picture in Arizona no clearer

WASHINGTON - When the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade on June 24, it left Arizona officials, advocates and physicians with 120 years of conflicting abortion laws to untangle. Two months later, things are still tangled, with no answers expected for at least a month.


Medal of Freedom winners McCain, Giffords, others are ‘soul of our nation’

WASHINGTON - In a sometimes somber, sometimes jovial event Thursday, President Joe Biden bestowed the Presidential Medal of Freedom on 17 Americans - including the late Sen. John McCain and former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords - whom he called "the soul of our nation."


Sun Devil Stadium to host XFL player showcase as league eyes 2023 return

Phoenix - Tempe is one of six cities hosting an XFL showcase for players to potentially join the league.


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.