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Judge rejects GOP request to extend voting hours after tabulation issues in Maricopa County

PHOENIX – The Republican National Committee and three prominent Arizona Republicans filed a complaint Tuesday ahead of the 7 p.m. close of election polls, requesting an extension to voting hours in Maricopa County until 10 p.m. and suspension of returns for early ballots until 11 p.m.

Voters wait in line at the Litchfield Elementary School District Support Services building to cast their ballots in Litchfield Park on Nov. 8, 2022. (Photo by Alexia Faith/Cronkite News)

Kari Lake dares NFL to ‘play chicken’ over 2023 Super Bowl location

PHOENIX – Republican nominee for Arizona governor Kari Lake said she will not back down over her proposed border control measures if the NFL threatens to remove the Super Bowl – something the league did before in 1990.

The Vince Lombardi Trophy will be presented to the winner of Super Bowl 57 on Feb. 12, 2023 in Glendale, Arizona, but the location could be subject to change based on the fallout from the state's governor's race. (Photo by Susan Wong/Cronkite News)

See updates from Arizona voters and polling locations on Election Day

PHOENIX – Voters across Arizona headed to the polls to make their voices heard this midterm election. Their votes on candidate races and propositions will determine the future of Arizona. This year, tensions are high as Arizonans decide on a new governor as well as a U.S. senator, among other races.


The debate on debates: They grab headlines but some ask if they still matter

WASHINGTON - Debates, or lack of them, were the focus of a substantial amount of, well, debate in Arizona's elections this fall. But do they really matter anymore in helping voters make up their minds on a candidate? That all depends on who you ask.


Earlier fears of short-staffed elections averted, but some fears remain

WASHINGTON - Earlier fears that voter intimidation would make it hard to hire workers run state elections have not panned out. But county recorders say they are staffed up, they concede that workers may be looking over their shoulders more this year than in years past.


Fact-check: Katie Hobbs backed bill to double Arizona gasoline taxes

In mid-October, Kari Lake said Katie Hobbs “has voted to double our gas tax.” Politifact rates that claim as mostly true.


Fact-check: No, Katie Hobbs did not vote to pull the Pledge of Allegiance or the U.S. Constitution from school

Arizona’s Republican gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake accused her Democratic opponent, Katie Hobbs, of voting to prevent students from learning about the Pledge of Allegiance, the Constitution, and other historical American documents.


Ride to the polls: Grassroots effort gets people out to vote on the Navajo Nation

KAYENTA – Protect the Sacred is a grassroots effort to find new and creative ways to engage with young Indigenous voters. Earlier this year, the group skateboarded to the polls for the primary election, and recently they gathered in Kayenta to ride horses to the polls ahead of Nov. 8.


Pac-12 flexes muscle, lands 5 teams in initial College Football Playoff rankings

PHOENIX – As the Pac-12 looks to get its first team in the College Football Playoff since 2017, Oregon, USC and UCLA vy for a spot but will need help.

No. 9 USC is one of five Pac-12 teams to land in the initial College Football Playoff rankings, with Oregon highest at No. 8. (Photo by Susan Wong/Cronkite News)

Ready to rumble: Jake Paul, Anderson Silva raise stakes with special bet for Saturday’s fight

GLENDALE – Separated by a 22-year age gap, Jake Paul and Anderson Silva prepare to square off in Saturday’s blockbuster bout. But before the fighters stepped foot in the ring, the headliners made a unique bet Thursday in the final press conference before their highly anticipated fight.


Oaxacan immigrants continue Guelaguetza, a centuries-old Indigenous celebration

PHOENIX – The Guelaguetza is a colorful, Indigenous celebration that was brought to Phoenix by Oaxacan immigrants who are continuing and sharing this tradition in Arizona.


Police promise protection as more reports of ballot box watchers come in

WASHINGTON - The Maricopa County sheriff said he plans to step up security at voting locations in the run-up to Election Day, following more reports of individuals - in some cases armed - filming and tailing voters at ballot drop boxes.