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AIA votes against postponing or canceling spring championship season

PHOENIX – Amid concerns over COVID-19, the state of Arizona put all school activities on a two-week hiatus, but the AIA is optimistic that spring sports will resume soon.


Ballot zombies: Early voters’ choices made moot by Democratic shakeup

WASHINGTON - When voters go to the polls Tuesday, they will be handed a ballot listing 18 Democrats who were running for president - 12 of whom have pulled out of the race since the ballots were printed in December. Voters next week know that; early voters did not.


Endorse check: Value of Arizona endorsements mixed in presidential race

WASHINGTON - Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who got the most Arizona endorsements, dropped out of the presidential primary. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders got none and is polling at a steady 30% in the state. Campaigns tout them, but analysts say endorsements "matter a lot less than they used to."


Sanders reaches for inclusivity, slams Biden at Phoenix rally

PHOENIX – Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, battling Joe Biden for the Democratic presidential nomination, called on thousands of supporters days ahead of the 11th Democratic debate, which will be in Phoenix.


‘We are not ready for this’: Tribes struggle to deal with COVID-19

WASHINGTON – Tribes around the country are scrambling to protect their people from the novel coronavirus, but they face an uphill battle because of lack of funds for Indian health care programs coordinated by the U.S. government.


FEC filings show Arizonans favor Trump, Sanders with campaign dollars

WASHINGTON - New campaign finance reports show Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders had raised $768,054 in Arizona through Jan. 31, well ahead of the No. 2 Democratic fundraiser, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren's $416,518. President Donald Trump, meanwhile, raised $1.4 million in the state.


In early battleground states, Bloomberg’s partner addresses old allegations of harassment

PHOENIX – As Michael Bloomberg faces renewed attention to allegations of sexual harassment in the workplace, his longtime partner, Diana Taylor, was defending him in Arizona.


Democrats bring presidential debate to Phoenix, days before primary

WASHINGTON - The Democratic National Committee on Friday tapped Phoenix to host a presidential primary debate next month, a move that state Democrats called an acknowledgment of Arizona's increasing importance in the 2020 election.


Bloomberg: ‘The road to the White House runs through Arizona’

PHOENIX – Democratic presidential hopeful Michael Bloomberg held his largest campaign rally in Phoenix on Saturday.


Biggs, Schweikert cross aisle as House trims president’s war powers

WASHINGTON - Arizona Reps. Andy Biggs and David Schweikert were among just 11 Republicans who crossed party lines Thursday as the House voted to limit the president's ability to pursue military action without approval from Congress.


Arizona one of seven state legislatures Democrats target for takeover

WASHINGTON - Arizona is one of seven states where Democrats plan to "fight like hell" to turn the state government from red to blue in 2020 and experts say that after gains in the 2018 elections, a takeover of the Arizona House and Senate is not out of the question.


Anti-social media: McSally brush-off of reporter as ‘hack’ goes viral

WASHINGTON - Impeachment may have been the business of the day, but Arizona Sen. Martha McSally's videotaped brush-off of a CNN reporter as a "liberal hack" was the moment of the day, earning the freshman senator a rebuke from the network - and tens of thousands of Twitter likes.